Episode 10: Spencer Howard from Straight to the Points

Today’s Guest: Spencer Howard

Spencer Howard joins us for this episode to talk about his newly announced Straight to the Points Premium service. Hear about what you will get with a Premium subscription and why Derrick and Jeff think it’s such a great value. We also touch on booking award flights and hotels for major events, a bit about Oktoberfest, and how Spencer almost got stuck when Covid shut things down.


Times of Note:

1:45 – What we’re drinking.

3:45 – Jeff can’t remember what a bar is.

4:19 – Derrick feels left out.

5:22 – Spencer’s background.

7:31 – Spencer’s first travel reward credit card.

10:28 – When Spencer started working in the miles and points space.

11:31 – How Straight to the Points was born.

16:57 – Straight to the Points Premium!!!!!

25:16 – Derrick and Spencer become self-aware.

28:17 – How and when to get Straight to the Points Premium.

32:14 – Look for Straight to the Points Premium giveaway from Travel on Point(s).

34:54 – Traveling for major events (including Oktoberfest)

43:01 – Derrick proves he’s fancier than us.

43:45 – The experience of Oktoberfest.

48:38 – PilsnerFest!

50:34 – Spencer’s 2021 travel plans (hopefully).

55:55 – The difference between our travel and our beer listeners.

58:05 – How Spencer almost got stuck on the other side of the world.

1:01:57 – How to find Spencer and Straight to the Points Premium.

1:05:35 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!


Relevant Links:

Talking Cursive Rosarita Beach Cafe – Jeff’s Drink

Burley Oak J.R.E.A.M. Series – Derrick’s Drink

Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond – Spencer’s Drink (Bourbon)


Dominion Wine and Beer – Falls Church


Straight to the Points

@straighttothepoints – Instagram

@spencerformiles – Twitter


Travel on Point(s)

Travel on Point(s) – Facebook


Miles & Pints Swag

Miles & Pints Facebook Page



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