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Additional sessions of Miles for Beginners now available

Consider this your introduction to the world of miles and points.

After two very successful runs of Miles for Beginners, I’m pleased to announce that additional sessions of this 101-style introduction to miles and points are now available in August.

Miles for Beginners: How to earn miles quickly

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The first session, on Friday 10 August at 1915-2145, focuses on earning miles. In this session, you’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

Miles for Beginners: How to make your miles go further

The second session, on Friday 17 August at 1915-2145, focuses on burning miles. In this session, you’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

Who should attend?

You might have friends/family/colleagues who ask you questions like:

  • “what card should I be using?”
  • “should I be paying an annual fee to buy miles?”
  • “if I buy a ticket for someone else, can I earn the miles?”
  • “what is the difference between redeeming and paying with miles?”
  • “should I redeem my miles for economy or business?”
  • “can I transfer my miles to someone else?”
  • “why are all the awards always waitlisted?”
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These sessions were made with this audience in mind.

The two sessions do dovetail into each other, however they can also be taken as stand-alone courses. If you’re already fairly well versed with card strategy but have no idea what to do with your miles, try attending the burning session. If you’re completely green to the miles game, attending both sessions will give you a very well-rounded lay of the land.

Remember that you can pay for ticket purchases via Apple Pay, earning 8 mpd with the Citibank Rewards and Citi Prestige cards…but only till 31 July 2018.

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