• If I could charge company travel to my personal card..

    I don’t speak too much about my “real” job, outside of writing this blog, but ultimately the nature of my job creates a ton of content that I write about here — whether I mention it or not. (so maybe I should) Anyways, I am on the road a lot. In my two years since graduating from college I have almost consistently traveled weekly Monday thru Thursday. Without diving too deep into the specifics of the job, as I know similar situations have been criticized recently, I will say that the business of travelling weekly has its ups and downs. My opinions have altered slightly as of late, though. Overall, I…

  • How to ensure you get Southwest drink coupons…

    I want to first say that I do not have any secret to get an unlimited supply, or even just more Southwest drink coupons — because if I did I don’t think I’d be sharing it! But I did come across a pretty interesting finding recently that I think many people may have never heard of — and this, in and of itself should get you more coupons! So first, I want to share a bit of backstory as to why I started going down this rabbit hole in the first place. When you should expect Southwest drink coupons? I wrote a few months ago that I decided to do some of…

  • What are 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards really worth?

    A lot of people have started asking for my advice on credit cards — and more specifically, a lot of my (young) peers are asking what the best options are to get started in the credit card game. And I first want to say, these are the questions to start asking! If you are in your mid 20s, with a steady job, no previous amount of substantial debt, and you can responsibly pay off your credit card debt, you aren’t doing yourself any favors not earning something back on your credit cards. Whether that’s cash or points, it comes down to a bit of personal preference. But if you were…

  • My awesome experience with a Southwest flight delay!

    I want to come out right from the beginning and say that I fully understand my excitement about a delay is coming a few days after said delay. Which is basically saying that this would have sounded a bit different had it been written when the wound was still somewhat fresh. But, nonetheless, my recent experiences with a delay on Southwest were so positive that I wanted to quickly write about it here. A little backstory So last Thursday I was travelling home from Tampa to Washington-DCA on a flight that I’ve been taking pretty consistently over the last few months. And to be honest, I don’t know how I’ve…

  • My new Southwest status and the amazing status match opportunity!

    I think the best way to describe my airline loyalty over the past year has been “anything but loyal.” If you simply read back through my blog posts on this website, you probably have no clue where I stand. Jumping out the gates into business travel I was all over Delta. And to be honest, none of that went away. Flying out of Baton Rouge, I was deciding where to connect, rather than if I had to connect. But damn. Hartsfield-Jackson is actually fun to transit through, and overall the service and attitude overall at Delta just far exceed the rest. But then I was planning my move to the…

  • Making miles on a mattress

    I have admittedly been poor on getting blog posts out lately, but I have a semi-good reason. Recently I’ve talked about my move to the Washington DC area, which was completed about 2 months ago, but I have just finished a move into my own place. So I hate making excuses, but between work and everything that goes with moving, I haven’t had a lot of down time to write. But no matter what, I always have points and miles in the back of my mind. And with the move into a new place, I have had plenty of opportunity to spend money. Which is unfortunate for my bank account,…