The Daily Drop Podcast

The Daily Drop Podcast

Daily Drop is a newsletter that teaches you how to travel hack your way around the world in under 5 minutes a day (witty commentary, gifs and memes included 😉). Join Mike and Megan for The Daily Drop Podcast to extend the conversation that earns you free(ish) travel. Expanding some of your favorite travel hacking topics, answering your questions... and we promise to not skip on the witty commentary.

Episodes

February 22, 2024 48 mins

In this episode, we are joined by Megan, Mike, and Tiffany to chat about what's in our wallets and why?! We answer questions like what's one card we frequently reach for? What's a favorite co branded card we have? What's our strategy for choosing our next card? And we answer some questions from you!

Resources from this episode:

Top Cards: https://www.dailydrop.com/credit-cards
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In this episode, Mike discusses fifth freedom flights and their travel hacking implications. He highlights several airlines that operate fifth freedom routes, including Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air France, Gulf Air, and Ethiopian Airlines. 

Resources:

Weekend Round Up Newsletter: https://newsletter.dailydrop.com/forms/d7b781f6-5522-40bb-a818-f7cf9810662f 


Episode Time Stamps:

01:33 Introduction to Fifth Freedom Flights
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February 7, 2024 28 mins

In this episode, Mike and Megan (are back 🎉) discuss several exciting credit card offers. Who gets the spotlight… Southwest, World of Hyatt, Marriott, Capital One, and United.

Resources:

All elevated offers Here: https://www.dailydrop.com/ranked-credit-cards/increased-welcome-offers 

Southwest specific bonuses here: https://www.dailydrop.com/ranked-credit-cards/southwest-airlines-cards?

Southwest Card Head to Head Episode: ...

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January 31, 2024 26 mins

In this episode, Megan discusses the importance of award search tools and shares six award search tools, 3 for flights and 3 for hotels. The question "How do I find award bookings?!" comes up a lot around here and these are tools to add to your search toolkit! 

Resources:

Seats.aero: https://bit.ly/ddseatsaero 

Points Yeah: https://bit.ly/ddpointsyeah 

Seat Spy: https://bit.ly/3SEVV66 

Guide with tutorials: https://bit.ly/ddfr...

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January 24, 2024 24 mins

In this episode, Mike discusses credit scores and credit card statements. He explains the components of a credit score, including payment history, utilization, average credit length, new credit, and credit mix.

Episode Time Stamps:

00:00 Intro and the basics

00:57 Components of a Credit Score

02:21 Payment History and Utilization

02:49 Average Credit Length and New Credit

04:17 Credit Mix

04:46 Understanding Credit Card Statements

06:38 Pa...

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January 17, 2024 24 mins

In this episode, Megan discusses the strategy of two-player mode in travel hacking. You’ll learn how to maximize your points with someone else, the various bank rules to keep in mind, how to manage annual fees, and more.

Episode Time Stamps:

00:28 What is Two Player Mode?

01:24 The Two Player Mode Process

03:21 Example: Chase Sapphire Preferred

05:08 Maximizing Two Player Mode with Different Card Families

06:35 Managing Annual Fees

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In this episode, Mike shares lesser-known travel hacks that can help travelers maximize their experiences and rewards. He discusses booking unique accommodations with points and miles, earning extra loyalty points, using status matches for one-time perks, bidding for upgrades, and more. 

Keep Up With Daily Drop:

Read the newsletter: https://www.dailydrop.com
Join the Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailydroplounge
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December 30, 2023 45 mins

In this episode, Mike shares his 2023 travel stats and best hacks along the way!

Find a newsletter referenced here: https://dailydrop.com/ 

Keep Up With Daily Drop:

Join the Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailydroplounge
Check out our top cards: https://dailydrop.com/pages/our-top-credit-cards
Follow along on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailydrop/
Hang out on YouTube: https://www.youtube...

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In this episode Megan and Mike set a challenge to create the best itinerary booked with points using only $0 annual fee cards… and it was a challenge! Tune in to hear 2 very different strategies for earning and redeeming points, plus we want you to vote on the best itinerary! 

Join the Daily Drop Lounge here to vote: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailydroplounge 

Episode Time Stamps:

1:00 - The Challenge Rules
2:07 - 2 things to...

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Join Mike and Megan as we dive in head first to the best travel hacking content. In this episode, we answer a handful of requests for points help. Including…

A trip to Ecuador with Capital One miles…

Off to Oktoberfest with Chase points (Reference resource, podcast on stopovers - https://podcast.dailydrop.com/2253039/13796833-how-to-book-stopovers-a-new-transfer-bonus-and-a-hostile-takeover)

An around the world trip with Marriott (Ref...

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December 14, 2023 22 mins

Join Mike and Megan as we dive in head first to the best travel hacking content. In this episode, we answer a listener's question about canceling or upgrading a card. We chat through the strategy of keep, upgrade, downgrade, cancel and when you should consider these options.

Episode Time Stamps:

0:21 - Listener question
1:02 - Mike’s answer to the question
1:54 - Why even consider doing a product change
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Join Mike and Megan as we dive in head first to the best travel hacking content. In this episode we break down the 2024 changes to the World of Hyatt program. We share all of the new milestone rewards, the Guest of Honor changes, and share how this is positive for you whether you’re a casual traveler or full time on the road.

Episode Resources:

Read about the World of Hyatt changes: https://www.dailydrop.com/newsletters/major-changes...

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December 1, 2023 10 mins

Weekly Round Up: Nov 27 - Dec 1

Welcome to the weekly round up! Here we'll sum up what happened in the newsletter this week in 10 minutes.

Monday: https://www.dailydrop.com/newsletters/how-to-find-and-book-qatar-qsuites? 

Tuesday: https://www.dailydrop.com/newsletters/red-alert-the-best-5-travel-deal-in-history? 

Wednesday: https://www.dailydrop.com/newsletters/fly-to-mexico-for-less-than-5-000-points? 

Thursday: https://www.dailyd...

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November 29, 2023 21 mins

Join Mike and Megan as we dive in head first to the best travel hacking content. In this episode we breakdown all things airline portals. Including what they are, how to use them, the best one out there, and if you even should be using one of these… 

Episode Resources:

American Airlines Portal Newsletter: https://www.dailydrop.com/newsletters/let-s-talk-about-american-airlines?tid=podcast

Keep Up With Daily Drop:

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November 24, 2023 10 mins

Welcome to the weekly round-up! Here we'll sum up what happened in the newsletter this week in 10 minutes. If you want to explore these topics in further detail, here are links to the full newsletters:

Keep Up With Daily Drop:

Stay up to date with the newsletter: https://dailydrop.com/
Join the Lounge: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailydroplounge
Check out our top...

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November 22, 2023 22 mins

Join Mike and Megan as we dive in head first to the best travel hacking content. In this episode we breakdown all things cashback portals! 

Episode Resources:

Cashback Monitor: https://cashbackmonitor.com/
Rakuten: https://s.dailydrop.com/lounge_rakuten
Rakuten Video Walkthrough: https://youtu.be/ZLH_8mwvUCo
Capital One Shopping: https://www.dailydrop.com/pages/capital-one-shopping-redirect?utm_source=podcast
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