Looking for a list of the best miles and points blogs to read in 2021? Then look no further. Below are the 19 best points blogs you should follow regularly.
I recommend following blogs via the RSS reader Feedly, which is free for up to 100 sources, and they have a nice mobile app to read blogs on the go. We included links to each blogs’ Feedly page, so you can easily follow each one.
1. Frequent Miler
Frequent Miler is run primarily by Greg Davis-Kean and Nick Reyes and is the best miles and points blog for several reasons.
First, they always post the best credit card offers even if it is not an affiliate offer, so you don’t have to worry about signing up for the wrong offer.
Second, they are really good at figuring out how to maximize a deal, promotion, or travel hack. They also try it themselves and report their detailed findings for readers.
Third, they will occasionally do interesting challenges like their 40K to Faraway Challenge, where each author had to fly the furthest for 40,000 points and $400.
Lastly, they have a great weekly podcast where Greg and Nick discuss the weekly miles and points news, and a few other interesting topics or travel hacks.
Our Favorite Post: 17 Ways to Save Money or Miles on Flights.
Feedly: Frequent Miler.
2. The Points Guy
The Points Guy (TPG) is the most well-known miles and points blog, which was founded by Brian Kelly.
TPG is currently owned by the mega-affiliate company Red Ventures, which owns Healthline, CNET, Game Spot, ZDNet, and Loney Planet.
TPG has over 30 writers and a large support staff, allowing TPG to publish 20+ articles per day.
TPG’s content is a good mix of news and longer guides, but TPG will only promote credit card offers that they have affiliate links for to generate revenue.
This isn’t an issue most of the time, but there have been several situations where TPG promotes a 60,000 point offer when a 100,000 point offer is readily available.
Our Favorite Post: How to Quickly Reach an Airline Customer Service Agent.
3. Doctor of Credit
Doctor of Credit covers every little news story regarding miles and points, along with other good deals around the web. The blog is also the go-to resource for everything related to bank bonuses.
Their posts are concise without the fluff, but beginners may get lost with the amount of content and brief nature of the posts.
Doctor of Credit also doesn’t utilize credit card affiliate links, which means they will always post about the best credit card offers, and they aren’t restricted on what they can say like most other blogs.
Our Favorite Posts:
- Best Bank Account Bonuses
- Best High Yield Savings Accounts.
- Best Brokerage Bonuses.
- What Counts as a Direct Deposit at Each Bank.
4. Upgraded Points
Upgraded Points approaches content very differently than most other blogs because they focus only on producing long-form guides instead of the daily news.
Their posts are very informative, detailed, and well researched, but they push too many credit card affiliate links on their posts.
Our Favorite Post: Seat Guru – How to Find the Best Seat on a Plane.
Feedly: Upgraded Points.
5. One Mile at a Time
6. Prince of Travel
Prince of Travel is a great Canadian points blog that Ricky Zhang runs.
He is the go-to resource for everything related to Air Canada and Aeroplan.
His other posts are also fascinating and cover unique topics not covered by other blogs.
Although Ricky is based in Canada, he covers both credit cards and points news for both the U.S. and Canada.
U.S. readers may find some of the Canadian-focused posts not applicable, which is why I ranked Price of Travel here instead of in the top 3.
Our Favorite Post: Aeroplan Mini Round the World.
Feedly: Prince of Travel.
7. Miles to Memories
Miles to Memories was founded by Shawn Coomer, who previously worked at Frequent Miler, and has a team of 8 other writers.
Miles to Memories is a good mix of credit card and deals news, along with longer guides on a wide variety of topics.
Our Favorite Post: Retention Offers Data Points.
Feedly: Miles to Memories.
8. Deals Points
I am a little biased, but I think my website Deals Points is the 8th best miles and points blog out there.
Currently, it is only me writing part-time due to my day-job as an attorney, but Deals Points primarily focuses on long-form guides similar to Upgraded Points.
As the website grows, we plan to cover more of the daily news through an email newsletter.
Our Favorite Post: How to Get the Amex Platinum for Free.
Feedly: Deals Points.
9. God Save the Points
God Save The Points (GSTP) is run by Gilbert Ott, and he always has an interesting (and sometimes contrarian) viewpoint on many travel and points topics.
Our Favorite Post: COVID-19 Creates New Dilemma and Risks for Travel Influencers.
Feedly: God Save the Points.
10. Point Me to the Plane
Point Me to the Plane has a team of 10 writers that covers a good mix of travel, credit card, and points news, along with longer guides.
Our Favorite Post: 7 Tips for Mastering the Southwest Check-In Process.
Feedly: Point Me to the Plane.
11. Award Wallet
Award Wallet is a great tool if you want to track your miles and points balances, but they also have a good blog you should follow.
Award Wallet does a good job of mixing posts covering the important news and longer posts covering award travel.
Our Favorite Post: Best Websites to Track Airline Ticket Prices.
Feedly: Award Wallet.
MileValue focuses on longer posts on award travel and credit cards that I enjoy reading.
However, the blog was recently acquired by 10x Travel, which I am not a fan of, but they are still producing very good content since the acquisition.
Our Favorite Post: How to be an Airbnb Ninja.
13. Travel Codex
Scott Mackenzie founded Travel Codex, and they have a lot of good content on travel and using points.
The blog used to post a lot more a few years ago, but it’s still worth following. They also have a nice award travel tool.
Our Favorite Post: Award Maximizer (a tool to show award rates).
Feedly: Travel Codex.
14. View from the Wing
Gary Leff from View from the Wing has almost 20 years of experience blogging about miles and points.
He frequently covers many smaller travel stories that most blogs don’t cover, so it’s good to see his point of view from an industry expert.
Our Favorite Post: 10 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals.
Feedly: View from the Wing.
15. Dans Deals
DansDeals is one of the original miles and points blogs run by Dan and JJ.
DansDeals heavily focuses on merchandise deals similar to Slick Deals, but their points content is really informative. I just wish they posted more miles and points-related content because when they do, it worth reading.
Our Favorite Post: New Aeroplan Program Launches.
Feedly: Dans Deals.
16. Traveling for Miles
Traveling for Miles is run by Ziggy and primarily covers travel and points news. I also really enjoy his in-depth flight reviews.
Our Favorite Post: Singapore Airlines A380 (New) Business Class Review.
Feedly: Traveling for Miles.
17. US Credit Card Guide
18. Loyalty Lobby
Loyalty Lobby covers travel and points deals and news from all around the world.
I wouldn’t recommend following Loyalty Lobby for beginners to miles and points because it would be an information overload.
But if more experienced and want to know what promotions are going on around the globe, Loyalty Lobby is a good follow.
Our Favorite Post: Flight Review of LEVEL Premium Economy.
Feedly: Loyalty Lobby.
19. Danny the Deal Guru
There are many miles and points blogs out there, but these 19 blogs are the ones we recommend you follow regularly.