Manufactured spending. What does that mean? It’s not apparent from the name, but a good guess would be that it has something to do with spending money in relation to travel since I’m writing about it on a blog dealing with points, miles and travel.
I’m personally no expert on the topic. I know some of the basics of what’s involved in the process. I’ve dabbled with some of the more straightforward methods here and there, but I’m not a regular practitioner.
For those of you who know what manufactured spending is, there’s not going to be anything new in this article, unless you want to read someone who has a basic understanding of the topic explaining it to someone who has never heard of it before.
I don’t think there’s a set definition of manufactured spending or MS. My best attempt at it is that manufactured spending is any method used to spend money multiple times through a financial instrument, to earn some form of reward.
Continue reading “What Is Manufactured Spending And Why Do People Do It?”
We’ve only been on two Qantas flights in each of our respective lives. Both of them took place during our trip to Australia with Adventures by Disney. I didn’t have a Qantas account at the time, however, I did try to get retro credit for the flights with one of their partners (I think it was American). Besides that, I had absolutely zero interest in crediting flights to or redeeming awards with Qantas’ Frequent Flyer program.
Oh, just so you know, I’m not being lazy. The real name of Qantas’ frequent flyer program is “Qantas Frequent Flyer.” I’m going to make Cliff Notes-style review of the plan and the things you should know about.
Continue reading “There’s Value In Qantas’ Frequent Flyer Program Once You Know Where To Look”
Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
Continue reading “New Way To Pay Less For Flights, How To Totally Confuse Airline Passengers, Some NASTY Looking Hotels, & More!”
It’s a very exciting time of the year here at YMMV headquarters. Halloween has just passed and we’re already doing the pre-work to get the house ready for Christmas. That means there are plenty of totes and boxes spread all over the house and garage in one fantastic, one-holiday-going-out, one-holiday-coming-in mess.
While I dislike the mess, I know that out of this will come a holiday display that will bring joy to us and the rest of the people who come by the house to look at it.
“A Christmas Story” tree
Now watch me strain this metaphor to make it relevant to planning travel for next year.
Continue reading “The Most Exciting, Yet Most Anxiety Causing Stage Of Booking Travel”
If you have travels coming up, I sure hope you have TSA Pre✓®. If you don’t, why not? It’s one of the easiest ways to help make travel less stressful. I’ve written about the ways you can enroll in the program in this post. I just ask one favor, when you apply:
PLEASE DON’T USE POINTS TO PAY FOR THE APPLICATION FEE!
Continue reading “TSA Pre-Check Is Great, But Don’t Use Your Points To Pay For It (Updated November 2019)”