The Daily Drop Podcast

Daily Drop

Daily Drop is a newsletter that teaches you how to earn and redeem miles and points 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 miles and points topics, answering your questions... and we promise to not skip on the witty commentary.

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Episodes

American Express Membership Rewards Deep Dive
Apr 3 2024
American Express Membership Rewards Deep Dive
In this episode, Megan dives deep into American Express Membership Rewards points. She explains the rules and limitations of American Express cards, the cards that earn Membership Rewards points, and how to earn additional points through Rakuten. Megan also discusses some secrets to earn more MR points. Enjoy!Resources:Favorite Amex MR earning cards: https://www.dailydrop.com/credit-card-issuers/american-expressRakuten + Amex: https://www.dailydrop.com/pages/how-to-earn-more-american-express-membership-rewards-points-with-rakutenWhat’s in your wallet episode: https://podcast.dailydrop.com/2253039/14554801Portals episode: https://podcast.dailydrop.com/2253039/13973904Card Match: https://www.dailydrop.com/pages/find-your-perfect-card-match-with-this-easy-toolEpisode Time Stamps:00:00 Introduction to American Express Membership Rewards Points03:10 Rules and Limitations of American Express Cards06:43 Cards that Earn Membership Rewards Points10:39 Earning Membership Rewards Points with Rakuten13:27 Using Card Match for Elevated Signup Bonuses15:10 Redeeming Membership Rewards Points18:54 Amex and 2 playerKeep Up With Daily Drop: Read the newsletter: https://www.dailydrop.com 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/ Prefer a video podcast? Head over here: https://www.youtube.com/@DailyDropPodcast
Mistakes We’ve Made Along The Way
Mar 27 2024
Mistakes We’ve Made Along The Way
In this episode, Mike and Megan are joined by Brendan from the Daily Drop Youtube channel to talk all about their mistakes. They cover topics such as booking upgraded hotel rooms with points, accidentally using the wrong free night award, using points for poor value, analysis paralysis in redemption, forgetting visa requirements, and passport expiration drama. Plus everyone learns a new hack that ends up saving Brendan thousands of miles on an upcoming trip! Resources:Virgin Companion Pass (Note all pricing is in RT but you can book One way too, just cut in half): https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/us/en/flying-club/spend-points/companion-seats.html Hang out on YouTube with Brendan: https://www.youtube.com/@DailyDropEpisode Time Stamps:1:45 - Booking Upgraded Hotel Rooms with Points4:23 - Accidentally Using the Wrong Free Night Award8:15 - Using Points for Poor Value in a Portal11:31 - …and then again14:40 - Forgetting Visa Requirements19:20 - Passport Expiration Drama25:01 - Being a Miles and Points Cheapskate30:30 - Waiting Too Long to Book Awards35:35 - Virgin Atlantic Companion Award SeatsKeep Up With Daily Drop: Read the newsletter: https://www.dailydrop.com 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/ Prefer a video podcast? Head over here: https://www.youtube.com/@DailyDropPodcast