I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself.
My site, TheRewardBoss.com has officially joined the BoardingArea family and my articles be will be featured on their new sister site www.Prior2Boarding.com. For this week, I will be featured on BoardingArea.com, home of the best frequent flyer blogs. I am very excited to be part of this group and to share my ideas and deals with you!
TheRewardBoss will be having a giveaway tomorrow. Keep an eye out for your chance to win a valuable prize.
I love to travel and love to do it for free. And that is what my site is about.
how it all started:
I spent 3 years working as a consultant and living in hotels the entire time. I gave up my apartment and sold my car because I didn’t need either. When I was not living in a hotel for work, I was usually staying in one for pleasure. 3 years is a lot of time in hotels and its during this time that I learned how to take advantage of the point/mile system to travel the world for free. I would not have been able to travel as much as I have otherwise. So far my obsession has brought me to 5 continents (only Australia and Antarctica remain), 23 countries, and over 100 cities.
what I write about:
I post travel/miles/points as well as some finance related deals that I’m usually taking advantage of and recommending for my friends and family. I check everything I post myself to make sure it works and really is a good deal (read: lots of miles and points as easily possible) or something that will help you earn and redeem miles. Even though I don’t have many credit card affiliate links, I post the best offers I can find. If my site gets popular enough, maybe the big banks will consider me (but I will still post only the best I can find, commission or not). I do this for fun.
You can spend hours on end cutting through all the junk on the internet for great deals — I know I do. Follow along to learn how to accumulate and redeem points without wasting them. I welcome your questions.
my top posts:
A sample of some of my top posts:
- 50 Free Rides with Lyft (up to $25 each) and Lyft for NYC
- How to Book Machu Picchu Tickets Online (without pulling your hair out!)
- Glitch at United Airlines lets you book FREE (almost) flights again!
- Free Hilton HHonors Gold Status till 2016 or 2020 (for MBAs)
my elite status:
Starwood hotels are my favorite. I’ve been Platinum 6 years and working towards Platinum for Life. Most of my trips, therefore, focus on staying at as many Starwood hotels as possible (it helps me maintain my platinum status, I usually get upgraded to a suite, get lots of free stuff, and I dont spend much.)
Starwood: Platinum (6 years)
Hyatt: Formerly Diamond (3 years), Platinum currently since most of my business goes to Starwood
Priority Club: Platinum (5 years)
disHHonors: formerly Diamond VIP (3 years) (not a big fan after the huge point devaluation)
Marriott: Formerly Gold Elite (2 years)
Hertz: Five Star