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Today on the show we welcome Gilbert Ott from God Saves the Points! Gilbert is here to talk about his article which explains how he was wrong about his predictions for British Airways and their CEO, Alex Cruz. When our guest saw the early actions of BA's then-new CEO, he predicted bad weather ahead for the company and the article he published on the matter went viral, even attracting Cruz's attention. Alex Cruz assured Gilbert of s... Read more

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We welcome back Adam, AKA Travel Fanboy, who is joining us to talk about one key thing: his ultimate hit list of things to do and places to see in Vegas. We take a walk down memory lane, sharing our fondest memories of being young guys in the overwhelming glitz and glam of this great city. Being a lover of all things Vegas and travel, Adam shares some of his most memorable experiences in Vegas – from where to go for cocktails, to t... Read more

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April 30, 2019 17 min

On today's episode of ZorkCast, we welcome Dave Grossman from MilesTalk! Dave is a points and miles enthusiast who has built his brand as a way to help people achieve aspirational travel beyond what they thought possible. Dave tells us about how he discovered his passion for the award travel game and how he turned it into the business he has today. He then tells us about his new venture called YourBestCreditCards, which is an algor... Read more

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Today's show is focussed on looking back at a different time in Las Vegas history. We are spending this episode remembering Bob Stupak and Vegas World, a casino that would surely not exist in today's climate. It will, however, hold some very fond memories and provided some amazing offers and tons of stories and opportunities for those who visited it. We discuss the ways in which Stupak turned Vegas rules upside down when he opened,... Read more

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Today’s episode is huge! After trying to get him on the show for ages, we finally have Adam, aka Travel Fanboy, joining us! He tells us more about transitioning from being Vegas Fanboy to Travel Fanboy and revealing what he got up to during his solo trips. We get into the importance of balancing your dream getaway with choosing a destination because it’s good value for your points. We also chat about why luxury hotels can be a hass... Read more

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March 21, 2019 18 min

Today on the show we are joined by Michele from Turning Left for Less. Michele started her travel points, hacks and loyalty blog after confronting a significant life issue. Up until that point, travel had merely been a hobby and passion of hers. She has managed to turn it into a career and lifestyle and is here to share a bunch of her wisdom and insight into various developments and schemes currently available. We chat about BA, bu... Read more

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Today on the show we are joined once again by Eric Rosenthal. Eric is a casino loyalty expert and a contributor to several gambling and travel related websites and podcasts. (Eric is also the co-host of The Bettor Life podcast.) In January, we left off on the last ZorkCast where Eric joined us to talk about what we would potentially do on a future episode, and that episode has come! On today’s episode, we are talking about the bigg... Read more

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Today, Tim Lai has been gracious enough to return to have a conversation with us about digital nomads. Tim is based in the UK and is the creator of the Points to be Made blog, a European blog on maximizing loyalty programs. On his blog, Tim publishes the latest air miles and hotel points news, as well as tutorials and strategies on how you can maximize how you earn and spend your points. He targets those who frequently travel for b... Read more

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Welcome back to ZorkCast! On today’s show, we welcome Spencer Howard. He is a writer for God Save The Points, and he also has an intriguing newsletter called Straight To The Points, which we will discuss. Spencer will be sharing handy resources for miles and points and also credit card loyalty points strategies. Lots of stuff both helpful for beginners and experts. If you’re planning to travel soon and would like to know how to bag... Read more

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On today’s show we’re talking all about manufactured spend and casinos as well as casino spend for status. We’re giving you a broad overview and defining what manufactured spend, also known as MS, really is. We will be sharing some insights from the best resource we know The Frequent Miler. If you’re a frequent traveller and are looking to use spend to reach the casino tier status of your dreams, then this is the show for you. For ... Read more

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On today’s show we’re talking all about manufactured spend and casinos as well as casino spend for status. We’re giving you a broad overview and defining what manufactured spend, also known as MS, really is. We will be sharing some insights from the best resource we know The Frequent Miler. If you’re a frequent traveller and are looking to use spend to reach the casino tier status of your dreams, then this is the show for you. For ... Read more

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February 17, 2019 12 min

Today our special guest is Tim from the Points to be Made blog. Based in the UK and mostly dealing with miles+points from a European Perspective, Tim has a wealth of super-incisive information on how to make the most of a few different programs, especially Avios. In our conversation, we cover some background on his blog, what a digital nomad is and why Tim thinks that there is so much benefit to be garnered from looking a little mo... Read more

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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we will be looking at a Caesars Rewards promotion. We are going to dig deeper into the “My Leaderboard” competition of Caesars Rewards program and why it can be seen as an extremely non-compelling competition. We discuss in detail exactly what the point system looks like, how prizes are awarded, and what those prizes are. As you will come to see, the awards for this par... Read more

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Welcome back to the show everyone! Today our guest is Flemming Poulsen from FinalCall.travel and he is here to tell us a little about air travel in Europe and compare it to the United States. We chat about why it is generally cheaper to fly in Europe and the reasons that contribute to this. Flemming also gives us some insight into the kinds of support and convenience that are customary from European carriers in comparison with the ... Read more

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Welcome to the first episode of 2019 and thanks for joining us! Today we are joined by our friend Eric Rosenthal, and we will be thinking ahead to the new year and chatting about loyalty and how to get the most value for your needs. We talk about the expected value and the cost of all hobbies. We also consider the fact that if everyone took advantage of loyalty programs they probably would not be able to exist in the way that they ... Read more

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Today we will be talking about what to do in the event of your airline changing and rebooking your original flight option. This can sometimes be an inconvenience, but it is always an opportunity to review your options. The basic idea to note here is that you do not need to accept the rebooking option they offer or select for you. Now, this does happen from time to time, so it is worth being aware of the different permeations of thi... Read more

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Welcome back to ZorkCast for Part 2 of our conversation with Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog where Robin shares his interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin’s goal with NETime Gambling is to provide a service and resource for anyone visiting New England’s expanding casino market. On today’s episode, we are diving right back into our conversation abo... Read more

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Welcome back to another new episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are joined by special guest, Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog created for Robin’s interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin has been involved in music all his life, but twenty years ago casino gambling became a side interest and fascination; so NETime Gambling was born, with the goa... Read more

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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. John is passionate about award travel programs and getting the best value possible out of the points that he collects as a frequent flyer. In today’s episode we continue the award travel series and John shares how he feels about hotel loyalty, the differences between airline and hotel reward programs, and the... Read more

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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. In today’s episode, we are going to continue a bit of the on and off theme of award travel reboot, talking about why people should be interested in travel status and award travel. To take on this topic, John shares more about his thoughts on collecting frequent flyer points, the importance of knowing when to ... Read more

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