Video: Booking Your First Trip on Points

In the first four episodes of the Intro to Miles & Points series, we’ve covered a variety of topics to get you started on travelling the world on points.

While the series has been very much theory-heavy so far, Episode 5 aims to outline the entire step-by-step process of booking your first trip on points from start to finish: formulating a travel goal, researching flights and hotels, choosing which credit cards to apply for, and executing said credit card strategy.

By looking at the example of a cross-country Canadian trip, the goal here is to provide actionable tips for those of you looking to transform your knowledge of how this stuff works into your first real points-funded trip.

This episode also marks a natural ending point for the “beginner” part of the series, with the final three episodes going deeper into a handful of more advanced topics. I’ve finished shooting all the episodes and I’ll do my best to finish producing them over the next few weeks (but no guarantees, since I’ll be travelling as well).

As a reminder, here’s the plan for the series:

  1. An Introduction to Miles & Points

  2. How Does Your Credit Score Work?

  3. The Major Points Programs

  4. Booking Your First Trip on Points

  5. The Aeroplan Mini-RTW

  6. Getting US Credit Cards for Canadians

  7. What Is Manufactured Spending?

And you can watch “Booking Your First Trip on Points” below:


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