About The Milelion
Welcome to The Milelion! The Milelion is a Singapore-based miles and points resource that teaches you how to travel better for less.
Whether it’s credit card rewards, airline or hotel loyalty programs, we’ll show you how it’s possible to upgrade your travels without downsizing your wallet.
If you’re interested in working together, do reach out via the Contact Us form
Everyone has moments in their life which they remember forever. Their first crush, first kiss, first kid. For me, it was getting my first miles card.
Prior to this, every single dollar I spent in my life had been wasted. Wasted in the sense that once it was spent, it ceased to do any work for me, fickly transferring its purchasing power to the transaction’s counterparty. But as I cradled that card in my hands, I knew that from here on out my spending had purpose. Now, the dollars I spent would give me a parting gift, in the form of miles and points.
Many people board an aircraft and shuffle silently past the first and business class sections, silently cursing their inhabitants or wondering what they did in a past life to enjoy that sort of privilege. They land at their destination and see others zipping through the rental car line into luxury sedans while they stand in line for hours to get a beaten up Toyota. They arrive at their hotel and see a luxury resort in the distance with fenced-off pristine sand, so close and yet so far.
Uninformed journalists and tabloid rags try to stir class warfare with lazily-researched soft news headlines like “HERE ARE THE TOP FIRST CLASS SEATS YOU’LL NEVER SIT IN” or “SEE HOW THE RICH VACATION IN STYLE”. While it’s true that the everyman won’t be able to enjoy such things with the regularity that a wealthy person can, to say that such things are entirely out of the reach of common folk is just wrong.
Miles and points have enabled me to experience some of the finest travel experiences for a minimal financial outlay- enjoyed through generous credit card sign up bonuses and little-known loopholes.
The bottom line is: you don’t need to be rich to enjoy such things. You just need to take the time to learn how the game works. Miles and points is a game that anyone who qualifies for a credit card can play. Like every game, it has rules. Like every rule, there are loopholes. This is about getting maximum bang for your buck- spending the absolute minimum and getting the grandest travel experience possible.
This blog documents the strategies to build and maintain a healthy miles and points balance. It’ll be useful to you if you:
- Qualify for a credit card (i.e. earn >S$30,000 a year)
- Can control your spending in a disciplined manner (pay off all credit card bills in full, on time and don’t spend more than you earn)
- Prefer earning miles and points over cashback
Let’s get started!