Getting Started: Travel ✈️ on the Cheap With Miles and Points

by Aaron Hurd | at Minnebar 16 | 9:25 – 10:10 in Theater | View Schedule

You probably have seen people traveling the world sipping champagne in airline lounges or enjoying luxury hotels in places like the Maldives. Have you ever wondered how they do it?

Come find out.

Aaron Hurd is an expert in miles, points and loyalty programs who has written hundreds of articles for Forbes, The Points Guy, Rolling Stone, Robb Report and many other publications. He has spent thousands of hours teaching people how to use credit cards and travel rewards to elevate their travel experiences.

If you are curious about how travel rewards work, are already playing the game or just want to get more rewards out of your everyday spending, this session is for you. We will cover:

  • What are miles and points?
  • Which miles, points and rewards programs are relevant to YOU
  • The quickest ways to accumulate miles and points
  • How to use use travel perks of credit cards
  • Under-appreciated perks of credit cards
  • How to identify the credit cards that will be most valuable to you
  • YOUR questions

Feel free to reach out to me prior to the session at aaron[take this out]hurd[at]


Aaron Hurd

Aaron Hurd is a nationally recognized expert about credit cards, loyalty programs and travel rewards. He has been published by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Rolling Stone and dozens of other outlets.

In 2020, he left a corporate job to pursue freelance content creation and now spends most of his time helping people access new travel adventures, discover new places and make better use of personal finance products.

In addition to freelance writing, Aaron runs a strategic consultancy where he helps clients reexamine their business processes and learn how to run their businesses better.

He is on Twitter at @aaronmhurd and has a personal website.