I'm clueless how to earn miles and what to use them for.
I think I've finally earned enough miles through Alaska Air to get a one-way ticket...but I only earned it by flying to Disneyland a dozen times in the past few years.
It just occurred to us with the house we're building that we could be putting some of our many hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenses on a card to earn miles or rewards, then pay it off with the mortgage draw account we have for building. As it is, we're just using the debit card that goes toward our eventual mortgage.
We're clueless how to get started, how to find the right card and program and how to pay off the balance without being charged interest for the purchases.
All you mileage-savvy people, I could really use your help!! We'd like to travel again with the kids and it's so spendy to fly anywhere as a family of five anymore!