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Jason Steele

My family travels the globe using credit card rewards. My tips have been featured on MSN, Consumerist, and Business Traveler Magazine.

Latest articles by Jason Steele

How to Add an Extra Destination to Your Next Trip for Free

Stopovers are a little-known way of getting more destinations out of your trip. Here's how to score one on your next journey.

How to Get More Value From United Airlines Miles

United's MileagePlus program offers award flights on a wide variety of partner airlines, and there are plenty of ways to stretch those miles even further.

How to Use Rewards for Summer Travel

Put those rewards to good use now by booking an amazing summer vacation.

4 Tools That Help You Find Free Award Flights

These online tools can ease the stress of looking for free award flights by doing all the work for you.

How to Get More Value From Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

Delta is the only major airline that doesn't publish an award chart, but it's still possible to get decent value from your SkyMiles.

The Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have no or a bad credit history, getting a secured card could help you build or rebuild your credit score. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

How to Calculate the Value of Your Credit Card Rewards

Ever wonder what your credit card rewards are actually worth? Let's find out.

How Professional Award Bookers Can Get You Free Rewards Flights

Professional award bookers can save you time and money by booking your award for you.

How to Avoid Airline Fees in Basic Economy

Airline fees can quickly eat into your travel budget, but if you reveiw airline policies carefully, you can avoid most while flying comfortably, even in basic economy.

6 Things to Consider Before Making a Big Purchase for Rewards Points

Paying for a home renovation with a rewards card could earn you a free vacation -- or lots of cash back. Be sure you understand the pitfalls before you dust off your card.

How to Avoid International Baggage Fees

New Basic Economy fares don't usually include free checked bags. Learn how to get you and your stuff where you're going without paying extra.

What Does Checked Baggage Insurance Cover?

Good news! Your credit card's checked baggage insurance might cover you if your luggage is lost.

How to Rack Up Extra Rewards Points by Buying Gift Cards

Buying gift cards could be the key to earning extra rewards points.

How Understanding Airline Flight Routes Can Score You Better Rewards

Believe it or not, understanding airline flight routes can help you score better rewards.

Which Airline's Frequent Flyer Miles Have the Best Value?

Do some frequent flyer miles have more value than others? Let's find out.

How to Use British Airways Points on U.S. Flights

Believe it or not, you can put those British Airways points to good use on U.S. flights.

8 Ways to Use Up Travel Rewards Points and Miles

Got some travel points burning a hole in your pocket? Here's how to use them up.

Best Airlines for Scoring First or Business Class Award Seats

Flying for free in business or first class? Yes, it can be done.

How to Get More Value Out of American Airlines Miles

Want to squeeze more value out of those American Airlines miles? Here's how to do it right.

What Does Your Personal Guarantee On a Business Credit Card Mean?

A credit card for your small business can be a great way to manage expenses (and earn rewards). There's just one catch.