Learn How to Travel Smart with these Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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Last updated on 25 January 2024

Newbie

  1. Beginner’s Guide to the Miles Game and How to Get Started
    Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick guide on the basics of the Miles Game and some challenges that you should be aware of.
  2. What Type of Traveller are you? Is your Travel Pattern a Good Fit for the Miles Game?
    The Miles Game is not for everyone. Complete this 13-point checklist, before you embark/continue on this journey!
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Credit Cards

  1. Best Miles/Cashback Credit Cards in Singapore
    All the best Miles/Cashback cards for each spending category.
  2. Cashback vs Miles: Which cards are better?
    Breaking it all down and putting these 2 credit card strategies head to head.
  3. Keeping track of your credit cards
    Keeping proper records of your credit cards and checking your credit score.
  4. Singapore Bank Transfer Partners of Credit Card Miles and Points
    List of frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programs that you can transfer Singapore credit card miles/points to.
  5. When do Miles and Points from Singapore credit cards expire?
    Comparing the validity, transfer blocks, fees and pooling of miles/points from popular credit cards in Singapore.
  6. Award Redemption Goals: Which Frequent Flyer Program should you transfer your credit card Miles/Points to?
    No point getting into the Miles Game, without having award redemption goals!
  7. Using only 1 credit card for all your spending
    Hate keeping track of multiple credit cards? Here’s the master of most trades!
  8. How to drastically minimize the risk of accumulating credit card debt
    Take these additional steps to stay on the winning side!
  9. Should you pay your credit card’s annual fee?
    Short answer: No.
  10. Pros & Cons: Credit Cards vs Cash
    Weighing out the pros and cons between using credit cards and cash.
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Flights

  1. What counts as a good flight deal?
    There are too many misleading promos around. These are the price targets for flights to each city.
  2. Finding good flight deals like a boss
    Tips and tricks to find good flight deals, even for premium seats!
  3. Business Class beds visualised
    Generic or proprietary? This is a showdown of 11 popular Business Class beds.
  4. Suggestions for your first miles redemption
    Why waste your miles on Business Class flights to Bali?
  5. Flying soon? Check this Turbulence Map to Improve your in-flight Experiences
    Plan your meals, nap times, toilet breaks and ease the nerves of a fellow traveller who is afraid of flying with this quick hack.

Best ways to redeem Air Miles

  1. Cheapest ways to fly between Singapore and Europe using Miles/Points from Singapore cards
    Use this cheat sheet to decide on which Frequent Flyer Program to use for your next award redemption to/from Europe, on any cabin class!
  2. Cheapest ways to fly between Singapore and North Asia using Miles/Points from Singapore cards
    Use this cheat sheet to decide on which Frequent Flyer Program to use for your next award redemption to/from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Mainland China, on any cabin class!
  3. Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles
    These sweet spots are the absolute best ways to redeem your Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles!
  4. Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
    These sweet spots are the absolute best ways to redeem your Cathay Pacific Asia Miles!
  5. Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles
    These are the absolute best ways to earn and redeem your exotic Alaska miles!

Hotels

  1. Head-to-Head: Best Hotel Loyalty Programs
    Marriott vs Hilton vs Hyatt vs IHG vs Accor vs GHA. Who’s worth your loyalty?
  2. How to hack Priceline for incredible savings on hotels worldwide
    If you do not travel enough for a top tier hotel membership, bookmark this page because you HAVE to learn this hack.
  3. Easy Guide: Virtuoso and STARS rates for Marriott properties
    Low hotel rates are here to stay. Virtuoso and STARS must be considered before booking your next stay in a participating hotel.
  4. 2-Player Mode in the Travel Hacking world
    Level-up your travel hacking game with 2-player mode to receive double the bonus, double the benefits, double the savings!
  5. 24 best hotels to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy 40k free night award for MAXIMUM value
    Historic hotel built in 1892, a Palace originally built for a Sultan or a Tasmanian hotel that opened just last week. You really can’t go wrong with any of these choices!

Best ways to redeem Hotel points

  1. Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points
    These sweet spots are the absolute best ways to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points!
  2. Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem World of Hyatt points
    These sweet spots are the absolute best ways to redeem your Hyatt points for maximum value!

Other Guides/Hacks

  1. Values of Miles and Points in 2024
    This is how we value our miles and points at the moment. Having a valuation helps us make better decisions when redeeming them for flights or stays.
  2. 14 Travel Hacks that you MUST know before your next overseas trip
    Ready to travel again? Here’s a travel-hacking checklist for your next vacation!
  3. Plane-spotting for beginners (with flow chart)
    Do you know your 737s from your 320s? Or do you only recognize A380s and B747s?
  4. Beginner’s Guide: How much do you need to SPEND to EARN enough Miles to fly in Business Class?
    It is good to have a rough idea of how much you need to spend to achieve your Premium cabin goals!
  5. My Miles Strategy for 2024, as a Singapore-based Traveller
    The Miles Game has evolved significantly in recent years, and the cookie-cutter strategy is no-longer as effective. Award availability has not been an issue for me using this strategy!
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