Below is our Just Carrying On Miles and Points Tracker where we track our total miles and points usage and the money we’ve saved. We’ll keep it updated as we travel so check back to see how we’re doing.
|Miles and Points Used||Actual Dollars Saved||Technical Dollars Saved|
November 2014 to present
|Around The World|
July 2017 - June 2018
Last updated July 2017
Our hope is that this inspires you. Traveling doesn’t have to be cost-prohibitive. With a little time, energy, and organization, you too can reap huge travel rewards. Olivia and I have earned over 3 million miles and points since 2014 when we signed up for our first credit cards. For those who don’t know, Miles and Points can be redeemed for a lot of free and cheap travel. Check out our Just Carrying On – Miles and Points Beginner’s Guide if you want to learn more.
The tracker has two time-frame rows:
- All-Time (beginning with our first redemption to Paris in November 2014)
- Around The World (from July 2017 through June 2018) includes booked future travel and is separated out because this trip was the reason we started chasing Miles and Points in the first place.
The tracker has two dollars saved columns:
- Actual Dollars Saved is the amount of the cheapest flight or lodging we would have actually purchased, were we to pay cash instead of using miles and points, at the time the redemption was booked.
- Technical Dollars Saved is the cost of the exact same flight or hotel booking, were we to pay cash instead of using miles and points, at the time the redemption was booked.