The PointHeads Podcast

By The PointHeads Team

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Follow along as we guide the transition from beginner to expert on our mission to help credit card users travel frequently and affordably using rewards earned from everyday spending. Learn how to maximize rewards efficiently and stress free.

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Episode 22: Season 1 Retrospective
00:32:20

We’ve reached the final episode for season one. The stars are aligned and Charlie finally got a credit card application submitted. It’s time to bring this season full circle and take another look at the big picture of rewards programs. We’ll recap the good and bad from this season and give you some teasers for what to expect in Season 2.   

Resources Discussed:

Money, Explained 

The Ugly Truth Behind Your Fancy Rewards Credit Card 

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Jun 07, 2021
Episode 21: Justifying the Annual Fee and Important Steps to Cancelling Your Credit Card
00:32:11

In this episode, we catch up with Charlie and some not-so-late-breaking news by exploring the five W’s and one H. Who is the worst (it’s still Equifax)? What bank is now more interesting to a person like Charlie? When is a good time to go to the Oregon coast? Where to go to find details on the Amazon pay-with-a-point promos? And, how to decide whether a card’s annual fee is worth paying for.

Related Articles: 

Shop With a Point to Save on Your Amazon Deliveries

How Paying Taxes With a Credit Card Earned a Trip to Cabo


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May 31, 2021
Episode 20 : Dustin From Waller's Wallet
00:56:38

In this episode, we welcome Dustin from Waller’s Wallet. Dustin shares his expertise on how to stay disciplined with finances while growing with points and miles. He’ll also explain his passion for AirBnb and provide tips on how to save money when Airbnb is your preferred choice for a vacation.

For more information on Waller's Wallet, visit www.wallerswallet.com. If you’re on any social media, start following Waller’s Wallet to hear more of the great information he shared today. And definitely subscribe to the Waller’s Wallet youtube channel for the latest insights. 

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May 24, 2021
Episode 19: 'Basic Travel Couple' Founders Lisa & Dave
00:50:36

In this episode, we welcome Lisa and Dave, perhaps better known as The Basic Travel Couple. They tell us about their extreme couponing perspective for points and miles. From gift cards and bank account bonuses to frequent bucket-list-worthy trips, we'll find that they are anything but basic. 

To stay up to date with all their tips, tricks, and trips, go to www.basictravelcouple.com and enroll in their e-mail newsletter.

The course is live and ready for those interested: basictravelcouple.com/new-course-step-by-step-learn-to-travel-hack/

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May 17, 2021
Episode 18: Disney Vacation Club and Disney Points With DizneyNana
00:39:43

Charlie is out this week, most likely trying to convince Equifax he is a real person. In this bonus episode, we bring you an exclusive interview with Dizney Nana, aka my mom, to teach us about the closest thing Disney has for a loyalty program: The Disney vacation club.

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May 10, 2021
Episode 17: 10xTravel Founder & CEO, Bryce Conway
00:53:16

In this episode, we welcome Bryce Conway, founder of 10xTravel. Everyone loves a good cult story, and boy do we have a doozy for you today! Just kidding, but not really. Bryce tells us about the incredible community he’s built around points and miles and the crazy story of how it came about.

To learn more about Mercy Medical Angels check out mercymedical.org. Thank you to the 10xTravel community for supporting the cause. 

If you are intrigued by the community aspect of 10xTravel, be sure to check out 10xTravel.com and find the “New Here” tab at the top of the page. You can also find all their other services by browsing the “Resources” tab.

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May 03, 2021
Episode 16: Planning Your First Awards Trip
00:25:04

In this episode, we finally give points tangible value by planning for that first vacation. With a destination in mind, we go step by step how to understand flight options and estimate the number of points needed to get there.

Related Article: The Best Points and Miles for Free Flights to Hawaii

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Apr 26, 2021
Episode 15: MaxRewards Co-Founder and CEO, Anik Khan
00:46:16

 In this episode, we welcome Anik Khan, co-founder of MaxRewards. Anik teaches us how the MaxRewards app helps, well, Maximize Rewards and benefits from our credit cards without making our brain think too hard. He also gives us a sneak peek into the many upcoming features and all of the ways they will continue to shake up the system to make points and miles more convenient, accessible, and rewarding over time. Enjoy!

If you’re like Charlie and ready to jump in, download the MaxRewards app and use the referral code “PointHeads” when creating your account to try 1 month of Gold for free.

To download the MaxRewards app visit: www.maxrewards.co

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Apr 19, 2021
Episode 14: Co-Branded Credit Cards
00:34:33

What do HUCA, fifty-cent, balls to the wall, and famous trademarks all have in common? They are all talking points in this episode! And we’ll finally explain what the deal is with the co-branded cards.

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Apr 12, 2021
Episode 13: Travel Freely's Zac Hood and the 80/20 Mindset
00:44:35

 In this episode, we welcome Zac Hood, founder of Travel Freely. We discover how Travel Freely simplifies the world of credit card rewards to help beginners get started and experts stay organized. We also get a glimpse behind the scenes of the "Card Genie" and how it reacts to different credit card offers.

To get started with Travel Freely, sign up on TravelFreely.net and follow the steps to start working toward your next vacation.

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Apr 05, 2021
Episode 12: Airline Alliances and Transfer Partners
00:30:59

In this episode, we explain how points and travel credit cards helped us vacation during a pandemic. We also dive into the benefits of airline alliances and the added flexibility they provide for booking award flights.


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Related Article about booking our award trip to Cabo: www.pointheads.com/posts/from_taxes_to_cabo/

Mar 29, 2021
Episode 11: Joe Cheung and Maintaining a Pool of Options
00:47:31

In today’s episode, we welcome special guest Joe Cheung or @asthejoeflies as you may know him. Joe guides us into the world of redeeming points to reach our goals. We’ll touch on the benefits of partner airlines, finding value in delta’s sky-pesos, and the importance of keeping options open while earning and booking. And we can’t help but finish with some Disney talk. 

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Mar 22, 2021
Episode 10: Growing Your Credit Card Portfolio
00:28:57

 In this episode, we discuss the demo effect impact on our attempt to expand our credit card portfolio, answer our first-ever ASK US ANYTHING, and open up the age-old debate on the best way to use points once you have them.

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Mar 15, 2021
Episode 9: HJ Preller and the Golden Age for Points
00:51:23

This special episode guest star’s HJ Preller, co-host of Making a Points Millionaire. HJ talks about his history with points and miles, offers tips and tricks to the casual reward traveler, and even provides some spoilers for what’s to come with Making a Points Millionaire.

While you wait for our next episode, be sure to check out the Making a Points Millionaire Podcast for more great content: 

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Third-Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

www.awardwallet.com  

www.travelfreely.net    

 www.plastiq.com

Mar 08, 2021
Episode 8: Organize and Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards
00:46:41

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Point Heads Podcast: The Practical Guide For The Casual Reward Traveler. Today, we reveal the results of our not-so-secret mission to find the best services for organizing and maximizing credit card rewards.

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Third-Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

www.1password.com - 50% off families: https://1password.com/affiliate/promo/families/?c=SWITCH50&l=

www.bitwarden.com

www.travelfreely.net

www.getcardpointers.com

www.maxrewards.co - 1 month of Gold if you use "PointHeads" referral code when signing up.


Mar 01, 2021
Episode 7: Business Credit Cards
00:31:15

In this episode, we cover how "two-player" mode and small business credit cards are powerful ways to diversify your credit card portfolio while keeping your credit score under control.

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Feb 22, 2021
Episode 6: The In's and Out's of "Double-Dipping"
00:32:19

Today we find out who won the battle between Charlie and Equifax. I’ll brag about shopping at Amazon, and we’ll find out why points and miles is a rare case when double-dipping is a good thing for everyone.


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Third-Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

www.cashbackmonitor.com      www.rewardsnetwork.com      www.www.plastiq.com

Feb 15, 2021
Episode 5: Post Application Checklist
00:33:02

Welcome to Episode 5 of the PointHeads podcast: The practical guide for the casual reward traveler. In this episode we finally learn which credit card Charlie picked, and how equifax continues to shoot itself in the foot. We keep the momentum going with the basics to organize new credit cards and choose which existing card to use on purchases. And we just might scare every home owner into buying a new water heater.

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Feb 08, 2021
Episode 4: Applying For The Right Card
00:34:05

Welcome to Episode 4 of the PointHeads Podcast: The Practical Guide For The Casual Rewards Traveler. It's time to start building a foundation of transferable points by applying for a credit card. We explore a credit card from each of the four major credit card reward programs to see which one fits best in Charlie's wallet.  

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Third-Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

www.frequentmiler.com

www.southwest.com/rapidrewards/tiers-more-companion-pass


Feb 01, 2021
Episode 3: Evaluating Reward Points and Credit Card Offers
00:30:10

In this episode, we explain how your lifestyle determines the value of a reward point. We show how to compare points across different reward programs and demonstrate the power of transferrable points. We also dive deep into the factors to consider as you decide when to apply for a credit card, and which credit card is right for you.

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Third-Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

https://www.creditcards.com/cardmatch

https://frequentmiler.com/best-credit-card-sign-up-offers/#AmexTop




Jan 24, 2021
Episode 2: Earning Rewards While Protecting Your Credit
00:34:39

Welcome to episode 2 of the PointHeads Podcast: the practical guide for the casual rewards traveler. Today, we'll explore how credit cards and reward points became so intertwined. We'll discuss the types of benefits you can get by using credit cards and the tools you need to protect yourself and stay financially responsible as you maximize your earnings. 

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Third Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

www.creditkarma.com      www.mint.com     www.todoist.com

Jan 17, 2021
Episode 1: Points and Miles 101
00:31:39

Welcome to the PointHeads Podcast: the practical guide for the casual rewards traveler. In this Pilot episode, we start the process converting Charlie from travel reward beginner to PointHeads expert. We discuss common questions people have when entering the "points and miles" world and the two crucial elements needed to maximize rewards. 

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Third Party Services Discussed In This Episode:

  •  www.awardwallet.com
  •  www.lastpass.com
    • Update on lastpass: https://www.pointheads.com/posts/lastpass_families/




Jan 10, 2021