How I Earned Over 30,000 Miles By Purchasing 15 Backpacks for Resell

Name me one major credit card issuer that has not tightened the rules for credit card churners in the last two years… I’ll save you the legwork and tell you that almost every major bank has cracked-down on opportunists like myself. What does that mean […]

We Flew From Portland to Boston for only 5,000 Alaska Miles and Were Upgraded to First Class – Trick

What is better than flying across the country in first class for 5,000 miles one-way? Hmm, not much comes to mind.   Booking Alaska Airlines has a loophole that allows you to layover in a city that a ticketing system would never allow. We booked […]


Highest Offer Ever – Barclay JetBlue Plus Credit Card – 60,000 Points After Spending $1,000

This is something to get excited about, Barclay just doubled the current JetBlue sign up offer to 60,000 points! Here is a route map of JetBlue for your reference.   The offer In order to receive the 60,000 bonus points you must spend $1,000 in […]


How We Scored $143 Worth of Free Food, Drink and Snacks Using Priority Pass – Portland

Whenever I tell people I travel for free I usually get this response, “well, food and drink isn’t free when you are traveling”. While on a three-hour layover in Portland, we did “travel” for free, and then some.   PDX – Portland, OR Portland airport […]


Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey – The Best Category 1 Sheraton Property Yet

Getting excited over a category 1 SPG property may seem rather silly, but color me impressed. We stayed one night at the Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey hotel in downtown and would certainly do it again. Location Centrally located in downtown, you are just a few minutes […]


San Francisco to Maui and Honolulu Hawaii for $288 Round-Trip – Excellent Availability with Virgin

It looks like a fare war to Hawaii has been waged. You’ll recall that Southwest announced their tentative Hawaii plans two weeks ago. It looks like Southwest has thrown a wrench in the California Hawaii fares, all good for us!   Deal: At $288 round-trip […]

Earn Up To 3,000 American Airlines Miles For $12 – 2,100 Points Towards Companion Pass – The Economist

Needing to top off your miles bank? This shopping portal bonus could be a great option for you. Many airlines are offering a bonus for enrolling in a 12 week subscription to The Economist, at only $12. Bonuses: American: 3,000 United: 2,400 Alaska: 2,200 Southwest: […]


Five Ways You Know You are a Miles and Points Addict

Sometimes you need to take a step back to realize just how crazy you’ve become. It may have started after your first credit card bonus, your first error-fare booking, or the first time you flew business class for free. Whatever caused you to go off […]

How You Can Help Support Miles To The Max – List of Referral Links

First off, we truly appreciate all our readers and followers. We spend hours each week to help you guys take your free-travel to the next level. We make zero dollars by running this blog, in fact, it actually costs money to host! If you want […]


California Residents Only: Earn Southwest Companion Pass for ONE Year With New Southwest Card Approval

I will start by apologizing for non-California residents. Chase and Southwest kept this quiet but the internet won’t allow. For folks in the other 49 states, let’s hope this is a pilot and you are all next. For California residents Chase and Southwest have put […]