May 11, 2022

Listener Q&A Live Show + Big Anniversary Giveaway!

Apple Podcasts podcast player badge
Spotify podcast player badge
Overcast podcast player badge
YouTube Channel podcast player badge
PocketCasts podcast player badge
Google Podcasts podcast player badge

#56: Today, our Host, Chris Hutchins (@hutchins) celebrates the one year anniversary of All The Hacks! This was a live Q&A recorded on May 9th, 2022 with All The Hacks listeners tuning in. Chris answers questions on earning points buying a house and car, how flexibility helps you save big on award flights, whether elite status is worth it and much more. This is a really fun episode with 3 big giveaways you can enter for 10k miles, a $100 Vuori gift card and a lifetime subscription to CardPointers.


Partner Links


All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned


Resources Mentioned


Anniversary Giveaway!

Enter the giveaway by visiting for a chance to win:


Full show notes

Q: Colin asks, How can I maximize points while trying to purchase a house or a car?

Q: Chad asks, When planning a trip with points should I aim to book last minute? Or should I plan in advance? 

Q: Webber asks, how should I figure out where to stay in London for a luxury splurge?

Q: Mallorie asks, how should I plan my trip to Japan while also making sure that I optimize my credit card award bonuses? How do I know which new cards to sign up for?

Q: Brandy asks, how do you decide when to maximize points and when to just spend the money to save the time?

Q: Jared asks, how important is elite status?

Q: Andrew asks, if it’s worth staying with IHG when Hyatt seems to be the best hotel transfer partner?

Q: JC asks, how does Chris keep all his podcast notes organized?

Q: Mallory asks, if you are lower income, how can you start earning bonuses?

Q: Yevgeniy asks, are there any BlockFi alternatives for high yield?

Q: Peter asks, what are your tips for students who don’t have established credit?

Q: Benji asks, is there a cash back debit card?

Q: Mallorie asks, when you have a lot of financial goals, but limited financial resources; where do you start?

Q: Webber asks, what are the best cards to use on Amazon?

Q: Lessie asks: what about Discover cards?

Q: Marlin asks, what cards should I use to optimize my spend while doing my home remodel?

All the Hacks Anniversary Giveaway



The Quick Hacks

  • Use your favorite card for a down payment on your new car (including Tesla!)
  • Don’t forget about “Position flights” or flying from one smaller airport to a major hub.
  • CardPointers is an amazing app for tracking and optimizing your points.
  • Don’t forget to try the “reconsideration line” if you ever get declined for a card
  • If you have an old card, don’t cancel the card, it’s helping your credit score! If it has a fee you don’t want to pay, ask to get the card downgraded to a no annual fee card.
  • When appropriate: don’t pay in cash, pay in gift cards!


Editors Note

Wish Amy and Chris the best of luck; baby two coming very soon!



Athletic Greens

Athletic Greens is a foundational nutrition drink designed to remove the friction from covering the daily nutritional needs of a modern diet. It combines more than 9 essential nutrition products into one convenient and great-tasting drink, giving you an easy and efficient way to get you daily multivitamin, multimineral, probiotic, prebiotic, functional greens blend, immune support complex and more. It contains no GMOs, no harmful ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Right now, Athletic Greens is going to give you a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5  free travel packs with your first purchase. So to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional  insurance visit



This episode is brought to you by Masterworks. Masterworks is an alternative investing platform that gives you access to one of the most exclusive and overlooked investments in history: blue-chip art. Masterworks lets regular people invest in paintings by legends like Banksy, Basquiat and Warhol without spending millions. I've now used masterworks to invest in 10 different paintings, including a $15 million dollar Picasso.

Here’s how it works: Masterworks will buy a painting they think will appreciate well over time, then they securitize that painting with the SEC, so you can invest in it instead of buying the whole thing. Once they sell the painting, later on, you get your share of the proceeds. It’s that simple. They’ve offered over 100 paintings so far and the three that have sold realized a net annualized gain over 30% per work. They have over 280,000 users and demand is as high as ever. All the Hacks has partnered with them to give you all priority access by going to

(see important disclosures at


Connect with All the Hacks

All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email

Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn


The content on this page is accurate as of the posting date; however, some of our partner offers may have expired.

Editor’s Note: Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.