We’re running additional Miles for Beginners workshops with SMU!

Additional sessions now available, with a discount for SMU alumni and graduating students.

I’ve recently started a new series of talks called “Miles for Beginners”, an introductory course created to give newcomers to the miles and points game a firm foundation in the basics. We just completed one session today and it was really amazing- great crowd, smart questions and no casualties. What more could you want?

These jeans are very flattering for my ass

I’m pleased to announce that because of strong demand for this course we’ll be launching additional sessions of these talks in conjunction with SMUpreneurs (the entrepreneurs alumni group) and SMU’s Office of Alumni Relations.

Get your tickets to the event here!

The event is open to the general public. SMUpreneurs and the Office of Alumni Relations have kindly agreed to provide the venue and catering for this event, plus a discount for SMU Alumni and graduating students.

SMU Alumni/Graduating Students:

  • Individual sessions- $26.75
  • Both sessions together- $48.15

General Public:

  • Individual sessions- $37.45
  • Both sessions together- $64.20

Prices are inclusive of GST, which will be added at checkout.

As mentioned previously, there are two sessions which focus on earning miles and burning miles respectively. These were created with beginners in mind, so come ready to learn and ask all the questions you have!

Session 1-  Earning miles: How to turbo-charge your miles accumulation

Date/time: Saturday, 14 July 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Venue: Seminar Room 1.2, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU
SMU Labs aka SMU-X, 71-77 Stamford Road (opposite SMU School of Law)

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Understanding the two main types of credit card rewards: miles and cashback
  • Learning the fundamentals of miles-earning credit cards
  • Cutting through the clutter by learning and weighing the key decision criteria for choosing a miles card
  • Learning how to derive your personal valuation of miles
  • Crafting an accelerated miles-earning strategy that works for you
  • Discovering some lesser-known ways of accumulating miles even without credit cards

Session 2- Burning miles: How to make your miles go further

Date/time: Saturday, 28 July 2018, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Venue: Function Room 6.1, Administration Building, SMU

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Learning the fundamentals of frequent flyer programs and airline alliances
  • Deciding which frequent flyer program makes sense for you
  • Discovering the benefits of elite membership and how to earn it faster
  • Taking a deep dive into KrisFlyer and learn what you can (and should) redeem your miles for
  • Learning how to improve your flying experience by redeeming your miles for the right cabin products
  • Learning about non-flight redemption options for your miles
  • Understanding how to improve your chances of getting award seats

In the near future I’m looking to create a session on hotels as well, so we’ll have covered the three main bases of credit cards, airline and hotel loyalty programs.

Hope to see you all there!

Get your tickets to the event here!

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Hi! Is parking at SMU open to public & readily available?



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