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Evolution of the Miles and Points Space, Extreme Tracking & Picking Cards with Grant Thomas

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MtM Podcast – Travel with Grant 2024

In this episode, Shawn and Grant discuss their experiences in the miles and points hobby. They talk about the evolution of the space, the changing credit card landscape, and strategies for maximizing rewards. They also touch on the importance of organization and tracking, especially when it comes to credit card offers and free night certificates. Finally they dive behind the scenes of upcoming trips, share their love of Scandinavia and discuss how cruise hacking has become such a good opportunity lately.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Notes:

  • 0:00 – Introduction to Travel with Grant
  • 7:58 – Keeping up with the changing game
  • 16:29 – Keeping track of credit cards and various offers
  • 21:51 – Dealing with free night certificates
  • 28:17 – Are Hilton cards changing again?
  • 32:06 – Higher annual fees are a challenge
  • 35:04 – Why people shouldn’t underestimate InKind
  • 38:21 – Behind Grant’s upcoming bookings
  • 44:03 – Enjoying tons of free cruises

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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. What year was that that conference in Phoenix, 2014? Wow, look at you big shots now!

    Big announcement coming? Shawn, can’t do that yet, we need to finalize the buyout price for my blog! Lol.

    So much has changed in this space since those days…

  2. Shawn, I enjoyed your conversation with Grant. Other than the Ink merry-go-round, Chase has become passe. If a person has their long-term holders from Chase, move on. As you said, why should a person deny oneself of so many other opportunities?


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