Hidden World MasterCard Benefits, What Are My Points Worth, What Happens When Chinese Money Pulls Out & More

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at Mark@milestomemories.com.


Sihanoukville, Cambodian magnet for Chinese casinos, loses its pull, leaving thousands owed money and unable to move on – Post Magazine

A stark look at what happens when the money stops pouring in and people quickly abandon a new gold rush.

Help! What are my Points Worth? – Travel On Point(s)

Derrick is one of the few that has put together a post based on his own redemptions over the past few years. It is always interesting to see what others are able to accomplish with miles and points. Point valuations are very personal and can vary widely from one person to another.  I don’t track my redemptions at all which may be a shock to some.

When looking at point valuations remember that some people will save their points for premium redemptions which offer more value. Others will use them pretty much all of the time which will offer less value over time.  Both ways are right and which route you go will totally depend on your situation.


Bethany discovered some amazing perks of having a World MasterCard, which many of us do.  There are discounts on major hotel programs, free nights and discounts on Emirates flights.  Be sure to check out her newly launched YouTube channel too.

College cross country team buys plane ticket to get lunch from airport Chick-fil-A – DCW 50

Pretty fun story.  People really do love their Chick-fil-A.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at Mark@milestomemories.com.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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