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Earning miles, maximizing points, and finding ways to capitalize on these to get more out of my travels is a way of life for me. Because of this, I am always researching, and trying to find new ways to get the most out of my credit cards, get the best benefits I can out of my credit card points, and perks.
When you make the system work for you, and use point hacks it saves you a lot of money as well as gives you tons of free perks that enhance your trip.
But I also hate the grind of the system. Or sifting through forums, convoluted program terms, and attempting to find the best strategies while looking for a savvy way to get the most out of my miles.
That’s where Upgraded Points comes into play. This is a website that I’ve recently started using, and I love it. It’s already saved me hours of my life where I would have been sitting in the dark staring at a dimly lit laptop screen trying to figure out my next mileage strategy.
This site is a fantastic resource if you are like me and points are a priority. But also extremely helpful if you are new to the game and are looking for some tips on how to get started.
Upgraded Points Review
In this post, I will give an honest review of the site as well as talk about the things I love about the site the most. And why it is a useful weapon in your travel arsenal.
For me, the biggest value comes from the wealth of info and post they have. No more do I have to visit 4 or 5 blogs to get the answers. They are a one-stop shop for everything having to do with airline loyalty programs and credit cards.
Getting New Travel Cards
Travel Credit cards are a dime a dozen these days (I have 5 myself) and picking the right card that fits your specific goals and needs is a pain. Or rather, it was a pain. This is one of my favorite things about Upgraded Points. A significant portion of the site is dedicated to reviewing these cards and lets you easily see which card is right for you.
They offer a lot of options for how to search for new cards. But I found the most value in how they break down the cards by the company.
Wondering which Chase Card is best for you? No worries they have an entire article that breaks down the different cards from business to travel.
These well-researched articles clearly outline the perks to each one. Simple right?
But they also have a massive article that lets you get more specific. For example – since we are all travel addicts here – say you want to get an in-depth look at the best reward cards of 2019.
Don’t worry! Instead of spending hours hopping around the internet you can just head to their detailed credit card roundup post. It’s that simple.
Personally, I used their articles to decide that the Chase Sapphire Reserve was the card for me. I got it and have never looked back.
Now, I get access to Airport Lounges all over the world…..and my life will never be the same.
Earning and Using Miles
With airline alliances, varying point programs, and frequent flyer programs getting the most out of your miles is confusing.
This is a huge perk of Upgraded Points. Entire sections of their site are dedicated to helping you wade through the turmoil and they easily layout exactly how to get the most out of your miles.
Another feature of Upgraded Points that I love is that they let you concentrate your efforts on specific airlines.
For example, say you have a bunch of credit card points, and your favorite airlines is United?
First, you need to check yourself, because United is terrible in my opinion. And second head to Upgraded Points and they will show you the best way to combine your credit card points and United Miles to get the most out of them.
This is great for people who are dedicated to a single airline. As the articles cover many of the major airlines and give you a variety of options on the best ways to earn miles.
Like me, here in the US I always try to fly Delta and I’ve started using the info on Upgraded Points to focus my efforts on racking up Skymiles.
Overall, Upgraded Points is my new go-to for finding out how to get the most out of earning and using miles and points, as well as, picking out my next travel credit card. And one thing I love is that all this advice is 100% free. They honestly care about helping you get the most for your money, and I respect that alot.