Tools of the Trade

In order to get the best price and earn maximum rewards, we use a variety of tools at Miles to Memories. From having a credit card with the best bonus categories to getting the best return from a shopping portal, it is possible to save and earn more on all of your purchases everyday. 

Here are some of the tools that we use and recommend. Please note that applying for credit cards through the below links doesn’t cost you anything, but does pay us a commission. This helps us to continue to provide you with quality content everyday. 

Credit Cards

Miles to Memories has partnered with CardRatings to bring you some of the best offers on the market. You can use the following links to get great travel rewards card offers.

Online Shopping!



We shop at the following stores all of the time. In many cases you cannot get a portal payout for shopping at these merchants, so using these links helps to support the site and it doesn't cost you anything. Of course we always recommend checking for portal payouts and don't forget about Amazon's 3X payout at JetBlue.
We receive compensation if you purchase items at through our affiliate link. A few categories pay bonuses through portals, so make sure to check before clicking.

If you can earn cashback through portals, then you should not use our link. Otherwise, we appreciate the support.
We receive compensation if you purchase items at eBay through our link. eBay often pays cashback through portals, so it is important to check before using our link.
CardCash often has the best discounts on gift cards, but we only recommend buying from them for immediate use. They only guarantee cards for 45 days.
Gift Card Spread sometimes has the best rates and I purchase from them occasionally. I find cards take a little while for new customers, but come much quicker once you have bought before.

Shopping Portals, Travel Discounts & More!



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We use shopping portals to maximize our return on every purchase. Below is a list of some of our favorite portals. Some of them even have a bonus for signing up!

Note: The Miles to Memories team recommends comparing rates across many portals when shopping to ensure you get the best return. We also recommend checking to see if the merchant you are buying from pays out through the variety of portals available.

Top Cashback

We both receive $10 if you sign up with this link.Shopping Portal Strategy


You get $5 and I get $10 when you sign-up with this link.Shopping Portal Strategy


You get a $10 gift card or $5 Ebates credit when you sign-up with this link.Shopping Portal Strategy

Inbox Dollars

You get your full cashback and we receive some too if you sign-up with this linkShopping Portal Strategy

Mr. Rebates

You get your full cashback and we receive some too if you sign-up with this link.Shopping Portal Strategy

Simply Best Coupons

You get your full cashback and we receive some too if you sign-up with this link. They occasionally offer a sign-up bonus too!Shopping Portal Strategy


At Miles to Memories we simply don't believe in paying full price for travel, but we do like to travel in style. We often use the following tools to find the best deals and reviews for properties around the world.

Save up to 25% on Hotels!

TripAdvisor is my go to when I want to get a feel for a hotel. While I don't solely rely on their reviews, TA has the best selection of photos and I can normally spot severe issues pretty quickly.
Our posts about Travelpony.

Today's Travel Deals!

Find Expedia's latest travel deals. We always recommend shopping around, but sometimes you can find fantastic prices.
Our posts about Expedia.


Get Insider Prices!

Orbitz has special prices for members. Sometimes you can save up to 50% off of hotels.
Our posts about Orbitz.

Special airfare deals!

Since I LOVE to comparison shop, I use a variety of online sites like Travelocity and the others mentioned above to make sure I get the best prices on hotels, airfare, cruises, rental cars & more!
Our posts about Travelocity.

Rocketmiles Referral Link

We both get 2,000 bonus miles when you sign-up and book.


The world is a much different place to travel compared to how it was even 10 years ago. Thankfully it is so much easier to get around these days. You can use the links above to save on car rentals or save when trying the following services for the first time.
silvercarUse the code SCOOMER in the app and we both receive $25. The code can be entered on the payment section of your app after downloading.Our posts about Silvercar.

Save up to 100% on your first Uber ride!

Our posts about Uber.

Use code SHAWN1598 when signing up in the app to get a free ride!

Our posts about Lyft.

Attraction Discounts

While we often pay almost nothing for hotels and flights, we also love to save money on food and attractions while traveling. Here are some of our favorite tools for saving money!

Build a custom pass - you'll always pay less than gate price GUARANTEED!

Save up to 25% with Go Card USA Packages!

Go Card USA lets you build your own custom multi-attraction pass and save serious money on tickets. They are available in Boston, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, LA, Miami, Dubai and many more places!

Get a Great Discount on This Year's Entertainment Book!

I have been using the Entertainment Book forever! From local attraction discounts to a ton of restaurant coupons, I always recoup the cost of the book plus a lot more. They also have most coupons available digitally now which means you can buy your membership and use coupons almost right away no matter where you are traveling.

Best of Groupon 2015

Save on Groupon's most popular deals!

We use Groupon all of the time to save on restaurants, attractions and even regular every day purchases. Look out for their frequent 20-25% off coupons!