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Taking A Different Perspective on Miles & Points with Benjy Harmon

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MtM Podcast – Different Perspective on Miles & Points

On this episode Shawn is joined by MtM Senior Contributor and miles & points expert Benjy Harmon. Benjy is known for looking at “the hobby” in a different way and urges others to do the same.

Topics discussed in this episode include: the importance of goals in the hobby, how to keep the miles & points game fun, changing our perspectives on things over time, lifestyle creep with miles & points and why cashing in points is something you might want to seriously consider even if it isn’t the popular thing to do.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Guide

  • 3:21 – Benjy’s background

  • 7:52 – Cashback vs. Travel rewards

  • 17:50 – The analytical side of the hobby

  • 21:20 – AMEX offers

  • 28:42 – Better late than never

  • 36:47 – Losing AA elite status

  • 44:24 – The value of free night certificates

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Regarding Marriott free night certificates, for the property I target, all that needs to happen is that the property goes to 101k points and the 85k flavor becomes unusable.


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