Like you know, Miles & Points are a passion I have pursued a very long while over decades now. Back in the day, like way back, I was as clueless as everyone else about where to start. Over a period of time, I gathered my skillset from a combination of sources and learning from those before me. And now, that skillset helps me and my family travel by the droves while paying for it with miles rather than cash.
The Mileage Mentor MasterClass is your ticket to travelling with your points, miles and credit card points for next to nothing. The first of these was organised in 2018, and since then, we have been able to have more than a couple of hundred people walk through the door and get better with their appreciation of points and miles.
For instance, we did a 15-day vacation in December 2018, where we spent time in Europe chasing Christmas Markets, and we flew Business Class on the way out & First Class on the way back to Mumbai. We paid only for two hotel nights, and everything else came with points. It has been a different adventure every year, powered with miles and points.
And now, it is time to pay it forward. It has been my goal to educate people as much as I can to use their miles and earn their miles wisely. Last year, we held Mileage Mentor MasterClasses at Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune and Chennai already.
Given the pandemic, we moved the Mileage Mentor MasterClass to an online mode earlier this year, and we already had 100s of participants go through the online format.
The Miles and Points world has been changing rapidly over the past couple of months. And so has been the situation on the ground. Hence, the workshop was on pause mode for the past couple of months. But now it is back, and I will elaborate more below.
While I love the offline format, the intention with the online form was to bring in the fold those participants who wouldn’t want to travel to one of our principal cities to attend a workshop. And sure enough, we had participants from Nagpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Howrah, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Jodhpur amongst other cities around the country. The people from the metropolises continue to join in as well.
I’ve heard from people who have not been able to attend a session due to the double days of commitment required earlier, so we have made it a one-day session going forward. Hoping everyone can start 2021 on a great note earning miles and points.
We have planned a MasterClass for May 2021, now. The MasterClass is intended to be a 4-5 hour long, interactive workshop where we start with the basics and then move on to more advanced subjects which should eventually leave you with a strategy on how to earn and burn loyalty points towards travel. The online workshop is split into two sessions, allowing you for a lunch break along the way.
In these 4-5 hour workshops, for the beginners and the intermediate level users, we will talk to you on the following lines:
- Miles & Points Concepts
- Airlines: How to Earn those Miles and How to Burn those Miles to get on the pointy edge of the plane
- Hotels: Why being loyal helps you, and how to maximise your hotel loyalty benefits
- Credit Cards: Learn how to generate miles and points on your everyday purchases, and what works best for your spending.
We are going to talk about the Indian perspective and how you can get the best seats in the house from India. After the workshops, we will leave the floor open to help answer your questions.
The Event details are as follows:
- May 8 (10:30 AM)
- Ticket once bought is non-refundable. You can, however, transfer your ticket to someone else.
- Internet Access and Computer access will be required.
- In case the event is cancelled, the organiser’s liability is limited to a full refund of the fee paid.
- If you require a Tax Invoice, please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the same.
The website for ticketing is already live here.
All proceeds go to CoVid-19 Relief
Apart from the 18% tax which is rolled up in your ticket price, which will go to the tax authorities, we are going to be donating all the proceeds to CoVid-19 relief charities in India. This is not going to go to a central fund but divided up between places, and after researching what they are doing. The goal is to channel the money on the ground rather than in a central fund. Everyone who participates in this session will get an update on the allocation of funds. We promise to keep you in the loop.
Since this is a charity event, and one of the ways where I could think of making points and miles meet relief, I am uncapping the capacity on this event. Also, there will be no early bird and regular tickets. All tickets to be priced at the same price this time around.
Here is an exciting story from one of our readers, who managed to go from zero to 80,000 miles by using the knowledge from the forum.
You can book your tickets here. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
If you can’t make it to the workshop and would like to book a private consultation, sign up here.
Here is the link for purchasing your tickets. Also, if you’d like to earn as a family, perhaps you should sign up as a couple as well, given it helps if both the spouses know as much about miles and points and are equally on board.