This is Points Party
Hi, it’s Dan Frommer. Welcome to Points Party, a newsletter and website about my favorite topic: Travel rewards, credit card points, and loyalty programs.
The big picture:
Being smart about points can potentially earn you thousands of dollars worth of free travel (and other fun stuff) a year. Companies don’t always make it easy to figure out their loyalty programs, which are always changing. And they often have confusing websites and policies. Consider Points Party a new guide to earning the best points and getting the most out of them.
Why trust me?
Between work trips as a business journalist, vacations, and other expeditions, I spend a good portion of the year on the road. The challenge: I have a limited budget, but I also appreciate nice things, good design, and in-flight ice cream, even if I have to bring it myself.
That’s where collecting points makes a huge difference. I think about which companies I’m loyal to and which credit card I use for every purchase. And I usually turn those points into amazing free travel, including business-class flights and comfy hotel stays.
I say this not to brag, but because I want to help you do the same!
The world of points is what I stay up late reading about, and as many of you can attest, conversations with me frequently drift to points-related topics. And I’ve become inspired to start this newsletter as many of the resources I’ve counted on for years have lost their message, have become comically over-commercial, or are simply not my taste.
For now, I’ll aim to publish the Points Party newsletter monthly, including strategy, tips, news, analysis, and reviews.
My goal is to be useful — whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been collecting points for years — by publishing clear, responsible, and time-saving information.
There’s also this website, which is super bare-bones for now. And you can follow on Twitter and Instagram at @points_party for the latest. I’m doing this research for you as much as for myself, so please also ask me anything at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to answer it. That’s also a good place to send ideas, your tips, or feedback.
Points Party is a personal project. This is fun! You can support my work through affiliate links and potential premium services, which I’ll consider adding over time. But I’ll never let any commercial relationship get in the way of my editorial judgment, and I’ll never recommend anything I don’t believe. Your trust — in enjoying better travel experiences and getting more value — matters the most. If you find this useful, please tell a friend or colleague. They can sign up here. Thank you!