June 28, 2023

5. Maximizing Reward Points on Travel with Matt Koch

In this episode, I had my good friend Matt Koch back on the show for part two to talk about how to maximize the value of credit card rewards points by using tools to search for the best transfer partners that will give you the best value.

Time Stamps:

  • Intro: (0:00-0:54)
  • Ways to use the points (0:54-6:48)
  • Using Points on Hotels and Airlines (6:48-11:30)
  • Frameworks, resources, and the impact of travel hacking on your financial picture  (11:30-29:14)
  • Wrap up and Action Items (29:14-33:47)

Resources Mentioned:

  • The Points Guy Valuation
  • AwardLogic (most well-rounded, but most expensive – searches almost all airlines, 3 days at once, and displays all relevant info about the flights)
  • Point.me (full version is not free – does everything AwardLogic, but only 1 day at a time, and it gives you step-by-step instructions on how to book it, results populate very slowly (~2minutes each search))
  • Point.me via Bilt (Free, single day, limited # of airlines, but cover the major ones other than Delta)
  • Roame.travel (Free, single day, limited # of airlines, but covers the major ones)
  • Special Purpose (1 airline at a time and all cost money)
  • Expert Flyer
  • SeatSpy
  • Seats.Aero

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