Frequently Asked Questions About The Points University
Have a question about The Points University? I've answered most common questions below. If you have another question I didn't touch on, email me at [email protected].
Q: "What is The Points University, and how does it work?"
The Points University is a 16-week online training program that walks you through exactly how to optimize your credit card points for luxury travel.
Each week, you'll get new training materials in your member's area.
The course material consists of video lessons, written lessons, and bonus material that's designed to help you hack travel.
You'll have lifetime access to all training materials, so you can either follow the material as it gets released or go at your own pace.
Q: "Do I need to show up at a particular time? Is the training live?"
The course is designed to be flexible for your situation, so if you're not available at a regular schedule, you can go at your own pace and not worry about missing anything.
The materials in the course are recorded in-advance and always accessible to you via the member's area.
Q: "Does this travel hacking system work outside of the U.S.?"
You can apply all of the exact same principles taught in The Points University to plan and book award travel.
The only difference is that if you're outside the U.S., you won't have access to as many welcome bonuses when you sign up for credit cards.
Many international students learn how to take advantage of mileage sales to get business or first class airfare for $1,500-$3,000, which still represents a huge savings compared to what the prices they were paying before.
Q: "I'm really busy... this isn't a great use of my time."
The Points University is designed for busy people like yourself. Whether you're running a business, a corporate high-flyer, or a start-up executive, The Points University and its teachings are effective and laser-focused.
The Points University is built to save you time when planning your points and travel while still being completely scientific about optimization.
And since you can access the materials at your own pace, you'll find it to be a streamlined course.
Q: "How long does it take to complete The Points University?"
There's no time limit where you have to finish the course. You can take as much time as you like, but the course is designed to take around 16 weeks to finish.
Q: "When can I access the course?"
As soon as you join, you will be able to access the first set of lessons. Over the next 15 weeks, you'll receive more lessons in a methodical manner.
Q: "I don't understand credit card points and miles. Is The Points University too complicated?"
The Points University is designed to take you from zero to hero with points and travel. Whether you're a total beginner or already an experienced traveler, you're bound to find a ton of value in The Points University.
Q: "I'm not a frequent traveler. Will The Points University be useful to me?"
Everybody travels differently. As long as you plan on taking at least 1 international trip every 2 years, The Points University could save you $20,000+ per person per trip.
Q: "I travel frequently for work. Will The Points University be useful for me?"
Absolutely! If you travel frequently for work, you're probably accumulating points. The Points University will show you how to optimize the points you're earning and accelerate the pace at which you earn points even more. Then, we'll show you how to book incredible first class vacations for you and your loved ones.
Q: "I'm ready to sign up. What's the next step?"
Great! If you're ready to take your travel to the next level, first decide if you would rather pay for the course in 6 equal monthly installments or a single upfront payment (and save $297).
So sign up for the payment plan that fits your needs the best.
Q: "There are lots of different sources of points and travel information. What's different about The Points University?"
I've personally spent years reading all the blogs, diving deep into the Reddit abyss, and tested a bunch of techniques firsthand.
After extensive testing and documentation, I've created The Points University to aggregate all the best, "no BS" information out there so you can get tons of points and book luxury travel in record time.
Most courses don't have a proven method to get luxury travel sustainably (read: almost forever).
Plus, the track record I've developed with students (as well as my consulting clients) is responsible for planning some incredible vacations.
The system I've built ignores a lot of the tactics that big blogs teach -- the system developed in The Points University is only found here, nowhere else.
It's a system that I've built over the course of 5 years and is the result of tons of iteration, refinements, and improvements.
When It Comes to Travel Hacking, You Have Options:
Option #1: Figure It All Out On Your Own
You can definitely learn all of this on your own. What I mean is that you can piece together bits and pieces of knowledge from 10+ different blogs, Reddit threads, and travel forums.
But that would take YEARS. And that's even if you're able to decipher the heaps of inconsistent advice out there.
Ultimately, it took me more than 5 years of trial-and-error before I had a complete workflow in place.
Besides the fact that many blogs have profit-making agendas that can muddy the waters when it comes to getting quality information I'm sure you've seen how a lot of the advice you see online can be confusing, wrong, and contradictory.
So how do you know what's right? Are you really going to trust a bunch of random people online?
I've developed a reputation over the past several years by offering unbiased advice to millions of readers and authoring some of the most important guides in this realm.
I've done all the hard work already and run countless experiments behind the scenes over the last 5+ years.
And I've come out the other side with a system that actually works, not just for myself but also for my students and clients.
And it's been packaged into a proven, 16-week training program that anyone can follow.
Option #2: Rely on Luck
Taking charge of points and credit cards can be thought of as a part of personal finance.
Would you ever leave your personal finance up to chance?
Imagine a world where you could amass your wealth of points so you never have to pay for travel again.
This world can be your reality. That is, if you follow the right system. You don't need to rely on luck --- just follow the proven plan and you're good to go.
Option #3: Hire a Points Consultant
A points consultant acts a lot like a points and travel fiduciary --- their sole purpose is to make sure you're approaching points and miles correctly with totally personalized strategy.
Historically, AuPACS has focused a lot on offering tailored points advice, and it may be a great fit for you if you want to make sure you maximize the points landscape with a hands-off approach.
Option #4: Follow a Step-by-Step, Proven Blueprint
When I was starting out in points, I would have killed for a step-by-step program like The Points University.
A program that literally took out all the guesswork when it came to picking the right cards based on where I wanted to travel to, finding out how to get the highest sign-up bonuses out there, maximizing my approval odds, tracking my credit cards, getting retention offers, finding award availability for luxury travel, and booking points travel using the fewest points.
In other words, I would've pulled out all the stops for a program that removed the guesswork and just showed me exactly what to do.
And this is your chance to get lifetime access to a proven, step-by-step blueprint that will show you exactly how to hack first class travel in record time.