100 episodes

Maximize travel loyalty and rewards programs to earn tons of miles & points and save serious money. This podcast is about the award travel (miles & points) lifestyle. We share tricks to save money on travel and life, but also the experiences and memories we make along the way.

Each week on the Miles to Memories podcast join points experts Shawn Coomer, Mark Ostermann and Joe Cheung for a lively & fun discussion about the hottest travel & loyalty topics, an in-depth look at miles & points + expert travel tips and secrets to save time & money. We also publish tutorials and guides on our website and have a premium community for those looking to dive in deeper.

http://www.milestomemories.com
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Miles to Memories - Miles, Points & Travel Miles to Memories | Shawn Coomer and MtM Crew

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    • 4.7 • 136 Ratings

Maximize travel loyalty and rewards programs to earn tons of miles & points and save serious money. This podcast is about the award travel (miles & points) lifestyle. We share tricks to save money on travel and life, but also the experiences and memories we make along the way.

Each week on the Miles to Memories podcast join points experts Shawn Coomer, Mark Ostermann and Joe Cheung for a lively & fun discussion about the hottest travel & loyalty topics, an in-depth look at miles & points + expert travel tips and secrets to save time & money. We also publish tutorials and guides on our website and have a premium community for those looking to dive in deeper.

http://www.milestomemories.com
http://www.milestomemories.com/diamond

    Hyatt Ventana Big Sur Review, PayPal Scammers Getting Creative & Flying To Turkey To Buy Rugs

    Hyatt Ventana Big Sur Review, PayPal Scammers Getting Creative & Flying To Turkey To Buy Rugs

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we have a special guest Derrick Dye from Travel on Point(s). We talk about his recent trip to Alila Ventana Big Sur and if it lived up to the hype. We also discuss how he booked his upcoming whirlwind trip to Turkey and what his plans are while he is there. We finish up discussing Mark’s run in with the PayPal dispute department and see how worthless they really are.
    Episode Notes
    2:04 - What is Travel on Point(s)?
    10:01 - Ventana Big Sur
    22:47 - Last minute travel cancellations
    24:11 - Buying rugs in Turkey
    31:46 - Paypal fraud
    44:40 - What grinds Derrick's gears?
     
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 51 min
    Grand Hyatt Kauai Still Impresses, Joe Wins A Medal At Disney, DoorDash Delivery Tips & Tricks

    Grand Hyatt Kauai Still Impresses, Joe Wins A Medal At Disney, DoorDash Delivery Tips & Tricks

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Shawn’s trip to Hawaii and why the Hyatt Regency Kauai is still a favorite. We also discuss Joe getting his medal on at Disney and Mark gives his DoorDash delivery tips and tricks and overview of the program.
    Episode Notes
    4:35 - Jetblue flight cancellations
    7:23 - New Mosaic perk
    10:50 - runDisney
    18:48 - Dealing with Hawaii covid regulations
    24:17 - Grand Hyatt Kauai
    29:35 - AA flight upgrades
    35:38 - Door Dashing
     
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 51 min
    Joe's Chase Account Gets Robbed, How We Are Using Our Airline Credits & US Bank Gets One Over On Mark

    Joe's Chase Account Gets Robbed, How We Are Using Our Airline Credits & US Bank Gets One Over On Mark

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Hyatt giving away bonus points for otherwise worthless perks. We also talk about our Amex airline credits game plans, how US Bank beat us at our own game and Joe getting his Chase account robbed. 
    Episode Notes
    1:33 - Dealing with expiring Hyatt awards
    10:11 - AMEX end/beginning of year credits
    19:57 - Booking more Amex offer cruises
    22:02 - Tricksy US Bank
    27:09 - Robbed!
    36:00 - Mark gets a new job
     
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 39 min
    Terrible Holiday Gifts, Best Trips of 2021 & Planning 2022 Travel!

    Terrible Holiday Gifts, Best Trips of 2021 & Planning 2022 Travel!

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about some of the worst Christmas/Chanukah gifts we have received over the years. Plus Shawn & Mark discuss some of the highlights of 2021 travel including coolest redemptions, best places visited and our favorite moments. We also dive into our 2022 plans, some of the pains of planning almost two years into the pandemic and the many cool things we are planning.
    Episode Notes
    1:51 - Worst Christmas/Chanukah/holiday gifts we've ever received
    6:30 -  Travel in 2020 and 2021 was all a blur
    13:30 - MtM Diamond meetups were a highlight 
    15:05  - Making thousands of dollars & great memories in Michigan
    22:10 What we're most looking forward to in 2022 travel wise
    25:31 - Difficulties of committing to 2022 travel
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 33 min
    Chase’s Big Time Flop, California Trip Report & Mark Does WHAT To His Eyebrows!?

    Chase’s Big Time Flop, California Trip Report & Mark Does WHAT To His Eyebrows!?

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Shawn’s recent trip to the bay area in California, planning future travels in this environment and what to do with expiring Hyatt free night certificates.  We also give a quick overview of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, discuss Shawn’s big family shake up and Chase’s recent dud.
    Episode Notes
    6:37 - The last day of school
    10:38 - Planning trips in this environment
    16:21 - Bay area trip
    24:53 - Expiring Hyatt free nights
    26:56 - Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
    28:42 - Another Chase dud
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 47 min
    Best Deal in AA Miles History? Delta Devaluation & Instacart Gift Card Warning

    Best Deal in AA Miles History? Delta Devaluation & Instacart Gift Card Warning

    Episode Description
    In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about Delta’s recent devaluation, buying American Airlines miles at less than half a cent and maximizing Amex Offers for the holidays. We also talk about a potential Southwest devaluation, why Instacart gift cards are dangerous and how to save money on Amazon.
    Episode Notes
    5:50 - Instacart followup
    11:44 - Delta eliminates basic economy mileage earning
    16:48 - Southwest adds a fare class
    19:38 - Holiday shopping with AMEX offers
    24:14 - Simply having a wonderful miles time
    28:44 - Upcoming travel plans
    37:55 - Amazon pay with points
     
    Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com. 
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    Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

jryan563 ,

What an informative podcast!

This podcast is excellent, on point and is full of such interesting stories! Everyone fits each other so well and it is by far my favorite podcast!

JayP90210 ,

Great Podcast!

I've listened to you guys for a few months now and you are one of the best. I have espcially enjoyed the last several episodes, the material has been fantastic! I enjoy Mark's laugh so keep it up. I am a little jealous of you guys talking about Hyatt Globalist status, I'm one of those listerners that don't have it. I'd love to hear the best/easiest ways to acquire it this year. Keep up the great work!

FearTheWorm ,

Lots of laughs

Great show guys. Very entertaining and somehow educational at the same time. Mark’s laugh is great! Keep it up. BTW, I find Joe’s obsession with Disney to be quite disturbing.

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