All posts by Tucker Burks

Tucker is an avid points and miles enthusiast. Being fully involved in the world of credit cards and frequent flying for only a few years now, he brings a very fresh and unique perspective to the world of travel.

One man’s strategy to getting targeted for promotions

I think the points and miles gods are finally beginning to hear my prayers. For a while now I have always wondered what the secret ingredient was to getting targeted for an airline or hotel promotion. I’ve traveled a lot, I’m active across different programs, but for some reason I haven’t done enough to be ...

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Hotel pool in the evening.

Finally, a World of Hyatt Promo worth using

Hyatt has just announced their most recent points promotion. The full terms and conditions of the promotion are as follows: The basics of the promotion are as follows: Members receive either 500 or 1,000 points per qualifying night for stays between February 15 and May 15, 2018, depending on the property at which you stay. Hyatt ...

Chase Sapphire Reserve and Gold Delta Skymiles card from american express

Am I maxing out my credit card spend?

I read an article recently by Lucky over at One Mile at a Time that was addressing someone’s credit card strategy and his tips to better refine that strategy. As a side note, I find Lucky and his writing to be some of, if not the best in the business. The article was based around a question ...

Review: Hotel Lincoln (Chicago, IL, USA)

I want to begin this post by saying — bare with me. As this blog grows (I hope), the content will continue to grow and evolve. With that being said, I am learning myself the best ways to convey information to the [millions of] of readers that come across the site. After visiting, and deciding ...

I Finally got a United Targeted Promotion

I logged on to my United app to check the status of an upcoming flight and was surprised to find the following targeted promotion sitting in my account. The rules of the promotion seem to be pretty straightforward: Book and take a trip on United or United Express® before March 11, 2018, spending at least ...

Is Virgin Atlantic Upper Class worth 85,000 SkyMiles

I recently wrote about planning a trip to Europe, in which I outlined a sort of trick I’ve found in booking award tickets. While I mentioned in that article that I was focused on using my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, I have also considered using Delta miles for one leg as I have quite a bit ...

Trick to finding the cheapest award redemption to Europe

Don't book your next award ticket until you try this!