Best Miles-and-Points Blog (2017)


Navigating the complex web of reward travel can be intimidating, especially with all the rewards card options, methods for earning points and miles, sign-up bonuses and black out dates for redemption. These 20 miles-and-points blogs demystify reward travel with their practical advice on where to find the best deals and how to leverage your points and miles to get the most from your travel budget. 

  • LoyaltyLobby


    For travelers feeling a bit befuddled by the ever changing landscape of loyalty programs, LoyaltyLobby offers answers. John Ollila, founder of the blog, has been traveling non-stop since 2004 and flies as many as 250,000 miles per year. John and the LoyaltyLobby team share knowledge about how to leverage loyalty points for free flights, free hotels and free upgrades.
    Photo courtesy of LoyaltyLobby

  • DansDeals


    While DansDeals isn't exclusively about points and miles – Dan also highlights discounts from Amazon and other retailers – the blog does include comprehensive updates on credit card offers, airline frequent flyer miles and hotel reward programs.
    Photo courtesy of DansDeals

  • Mile Nerd

    Mile Nerd

    Mile Nerd is all about simplicity – "no comments, no social media, no frills." What readers do get is five posts per week of straightforward advice on credit cards, reward programs and how to manage all those points and miles.
    Photo courtesy of Mile Nerd

  • Frequent Miler

    Frequent Miler

    Greg, the founder of Frequent Miler, is a master of "manufacturing spend" – a technique that allows travelers to increase reward card spending while getting money back. He earns loads of miles without even stepping foot on a plane, and he teaches his readers how to do the same.
    Photo courtesy of Frequent Miler

  • Mommy Points

    Mommy Points

    Summer Hull, a travel-loving mother of two, blogs at Mommy Points about both mother hood and how to travel for next to nothing by leveraging miles and points. That means one post might cover limited time credit card offers while the next dishes on tips for preparing for a baby's first flight.
    Photo courtesy of Mommy Points

  • The Points Guy

    The Points Guy

    Brian Kelly, a.k.a. The Points Guy, has been traveling since childhood, and he brings that passion to his website dedicated to all things points, miles and travel. Aside from practical advice on credit cards, travel deals and points valuation, The Points Guy also blogs about quirkier travel anecdotes, like weird hotel guest requests and adrenaline-fueled activities in Hawaii. 
    Photo courtesy of The Points Guy

  • Miles Momma

    Miles Momma

    According to Miles Momma, "Free is always the best." We agree! Miles Momma keeps readers up to date with the best offers for earning free miles and points that can be saved up toward free or cheap vacations. The blog includes advice on meeting minimum spend requirements on new cards, tracking awards points and earning points while shopping online.
    Photo courtesy of Miles Momma

  • PointChaser


    Ariana Arghandewal of PointChaser got bit by the travel bug as a teenager, and she's been obsessed with the world of points and miles ever since. Topics on her blog range from how to earn points and miles without credit cards to free manufactured spending.
    Photo courtesy of PointChaser

  • Extra Pack of Peanuts

    Extra Pack of Peanuts

    Travis and Heather Sherry, the couple behind Extra Pack of Peanuts, have traveled all over the world on the cheap by scoring free stays and nearly free plane tickets. The couple blogs about frequent flyer miles (and how to use them), how to find cheap airfare without miles and how to use credit cards wisely to travel for free.
    Photo courtesy of Extra Pack of Peanuts

  • MileValue


    True to its name, MileValue is all about systematically maximizing the value of miles and points earned through credit cards and loyalty programs. The blog features monthly updates on the best credit card offers, breakdowns of award trips and advice on pooling transferrable points.
    Photo courtesy of MileValue

We asked 10Best readers to vote for their favorite miles-and-points blogs from a pool of 20 nominees, and here's what they said.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Miles-and-Points Blog are as follows:

  1. LoyaltyLobby
  2. DansDeals
  3. Mile Nerd
  4. Frequent Miler
  5. Mommy Points
  6. The Points Guy
  7. Miles Momma
  8. PointChaser
  9. Extra Pack of Peanuts
  10. MileValue

Congratulations to all these reader favorite blogs! Be sure to keep this list handy for advice on leveraging your own points and miles.

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