The Pursuing Points Podcast: Credit Cards | Points and Miles | Travel
By Peter Foti: Credit Card Aficionado and World Traveler
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Peter Foti from PursuingPoints.com reveals all of his travel, credit card points, and miles strategies. Discover how you can manage your cachet of credit cards, earn millions of points and miles, and ultimately redeem those points for travel around the globe. Whether you’re brand new to points and miles looking for your first card or a grizzled veteran looking to further maximize your spend the Pursuing Points podcast is here to help.
||CleanPPP: 025 – New Card + Strategy & Patience|| On a recent Sunday afternoon I was attempting to book a train trip from New York to Philadelphia. In the process of doing so, I was offered a sign-up bonus that I could not refuse. I’ve been aware of the card for which the bonus was being offered||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 024 – Credit Card Stacking||The goal of the credit card points and miles hobby, is to maximize the rewards earned on every dollar spent. To do that you must first define your goals, otherwise we’ll never know what it means to have maximized your spend. Once you’ve done that,||8/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 023 – Signing up for the Wells Fargo Propel Amex||I recently hit the $25k spend requirement on my Delta Platinum Amex to qualify for a 10k MQM and 10k SkyMiles bonus. I got that card when I was traveling a lot for both work and pleasure, exclusively on Delta. These days i’m still traveling,||8/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 022 – Marriott + SPG Merger Discussion||On this episode of the Pursuing Points podcast we discuss the ins and outs of the SPG + Marriott merger. Although news of the merger and its effects has been out for some time, I wanted to wait for some of the dust to settle before giving my takes.||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 021 – Talking Chase Sapphire Reserve Changes||Back in May Chase sent out an email detailing some changes to its Sapphire Reserve product. In the lead-up to the email, forums and Facebook groups alike were rampant with speculation about what the changes would bring. Luckily for us,||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 020 – Deep Dive on Dining Programs||Episode 20 includes a deep dive discussion on all things dining programs. Most people have probably never heard of dining programs, we’re here to change that. By signing up and taking advantage you can earn thousands of points/miles or equivalent cash||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 019 – Picking the 5 Best Credit Cards for Millennials||On todays show we’re going to take a deep dive on some of the credit cards that I think are best for “millennials”. Im putting it in quotes because its really about five cards that I recommend for anyone who meet the following criteria: Annual fee||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 018 – SPG Starpoints Goldmine – New Card Alert!||On episode 17 of the podcast I detailed how I took three friends to a Phish concert at MSG in a luxury suite, all thanks to SPG Moments. The episode has become one of if not the most popular episodes in the history of the podcast,||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 017 – An SPG Moment to Remember + Plans for 2018||Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Join me for the longest podcast to date as I discuss my plans for 2018, my new job / city, and the BEST redemption i’ve ever made! Myself and 3 friends got to spend the night in a luxury suite at Madison Square Garden for a P||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 016 – Protecting Your Online Identity||Todays episode is not going to focus on points and miles, rather, we’re going to focus on how to protect your online identity. With all of the hacks and breaches that have been happening at various companies over the world,||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 015 – Signing Up For a New Card On Air!||Join me for episode 15 of the Pursuing Points podcast as I discuss my recent travel, recently due annual fees, and cards that I have on my radar. Also, at the end of the show I sign up for a new card on the air!||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 014 – Answering Quora Questions and Looking at Top Card Offers||In episode 14 of the Pursuing Points podcast I sit down to answer a few questions from Quora, as well as a user submitted question. We cover things like: “Why do rich people use credit cards?”, “Why doesn’t Gordon Miller like credit cards?”,||7/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 013 – Status, Predictions, and More w/ AJ Krow||Join me as I speak with AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com for the second time on the PursuingPoints.com podcast. AJ and I talk about everything from what happened in 2016, what we think will happen in 2017, and all things miles, points, and status.||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 012 – Delta Medallion Choice Benefit Selection & More||Join me as I discuss my thought process regarding my Delta Medallion Benefit selection. We’ll also talk about the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. the Preferred now that the sign-up bonus on the Reserve has dropped to 50,000 points.||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 011 – Credit Card Spring Cleaning||In this episode I talk about a letter I received from Chase telling me that a card i’ve had for the last 4 years was being cancelled effective immediately! My first reaction was to fight, but when I thought about it I decided to take a different appro||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 010 – Applying for the American Express Platinum Card||In this episode I apply for the American Express Platinum Card live on the air. Lets just say that the results are a bit more interesting than the time I applied for the Sapphire Reserve on the podcast. Give it a listen and let me know what you think i.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 009 – Good Cards for Bad Credit and How to Improve Your Credit Score||In this episode we take a look at credit scores, how they can be improved, and some of the good cards for bad credit. This episode was inspired by an iTunes review in which the reviewer said “I wish there was more info geared toward different credit r||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 008 – SightDoing and Travel Planning w/ Becky Pokora||After years of traveling as a sightseeing tourist; visiting museums, and taking bus tours, Becky Pokora of TheGirlAndGlobe.com knew she wanted more. She ultimately coined the term SightDoing which she describes as discover the world through real,||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 007 – Family Travel, Wallet Overview, Sapphire Reserve Mania w/ AJ Krow||Join myself and AJ Krow of MileageMayhem.com as we discuss; family travel, whats in AJ’s wallet, elite status, Chase Sapphire Reserve mania and more. AJ is a low volume high quality flier that calls DFW his home airport.||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 006 – Debunking 5 Common Credit Myths||The world of credit is filled with myths and misinformation. If you’re not careful, taking some of this advice at face value can really hold you back when it comes to taking control of your financial life, specifically your credit score and credit car||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 005 – Personal travel, remote work, and 30k.com with Rui Bom||Meeting and talking with folks that you might not otherwise get the chance to interact with is one of the reasons I so thoroughly enjoy having a podcast. On todays episode I am joined by the Chief Marketing Officer for 30k.com, Rui Bom.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPPP: 004 – Explaining Delta Elite Status to my Friend Tony||My friend Tony doesn’t travel that much, and his main rewards card is the Bank of America 3-2-1 cash rewards card. After listening to the first Pursuing Points Podcast episode Tony messaged me and said “Great job,||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 003 – Whats in my Wallet?||Building off of the success of our last episode, this episode focuses on the 11 credit cards that I currently have in my wallet. In recent blog posts i’ve talked about doing a credit card inventory every so often to decide which cards are worth keepi||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 002 – Applying for the Chase Sapphire Reserve w/ Michael Fabiano||Welcome to the 2nd ever episode of the Pursuing Points Podcast. In this episode I am joined by my good friend and fellow credit card aficionado Michael Fabiano. In the episode Michael and I talk about the cards he has in his wallet,||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPPP: 001 – Earning Delta Gold Medallion Status||Welcome to the first ever PursuingPoints.com Podcast! In this episode I talk about earning Delta Gold Medallion status as well as touch on plans for future podcasts. The episode is right around 20 minutes in length and I really hope you enjoy it!||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A whole new world!
First, let me start off by saying that having listened to every episode thus far, while Peter does occasionally give tips to help raise your credit score (there's even an entire episode on it), I personally don’t think that the target audience of this podcast are those individuals with very low scores or who are struggling financially and should not really be judged as such.
With that out of the way, if you're new to or interested in getting into the "credit card game" and the possibilities that become available, then this podcast is for you. Through the use and/or review of many different cards, Peter discusses maximizing point earning potential and the benefits that come along with it. Benefits including but FAR from limited to free flights, upgrades, cash back, airline/hotel/rental car loyalty program status, lounge access, and even unique experiences such as VIP access to concerts... ALL from the use of credit cards!
Peter is clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He is very receptive to feedback from his listeners and is also responsive to questions, concerns, and comments received via emails, reviews, posts, tweets etc.
I'm not some robot or close friend/family member of Peter’s and I'm definitely not getting paid to write this (unfortunately)... I'm just a guy who discovered the podcast, loves it, and wants it to succeed. If you like to travel or if you like free stuff, listen to this podcast.
Great Podcast and Info!
I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast. Because of it I signed up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and have started earning points on my everyday purchases. My family and I don’t travel much because it’s so expensive for our size family but since listening I’ve crunched the numbers and realized we could’ve traveled more if we had been taking advantage of potential reward opportunities.
Like others, I wish there was more content but I still listen to the old ones as great reminders of things to do and not do. Great work Peter! Keep it up!
Excellent tips, tricks, and reviews
Peter lays down the raw truth on which cards are best for you whether you’re looking for points for hotels, air points, bonuses, and more. Really breaks it down. Also very useful information on everything credit card related including credit score info and how to beat utilize credit card ecosystems and their rewards of all types.
Been listening to your podcast since day 1, big fan. Like you, I am primarily utilizing the Chase ecosystem.
What do you think of the 5X points bonus for bestbuy and other stores Chase put out today through Apple Pay? Also what do you think of Chases new investment option through their app?
Great work, keep it up!
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