Saving money while spending it

No, this is not shoe sale logic, although I am an expert. Flying a lot for business can get expensive and it made me focus on optimizing my several frequent flyer schemes.

Many people forget points can be earned by spending, adding up fast – at retailers, supermarkets, hotels, banks, restaurants and insurance companies for starters. You can genuinely save money whilst spending it on holidays, petrol and credit cards if you understand the deals.

Using points can provide freebies, discounts and upgrades to the pointy end of the plane – just be ready for “economy class shock” after you’ve flown business class! Some airlines like Virgin, Emirates and Singapore can spoil you for life.

If you’re literally not much of a frequent flyer, you can redeem your points for other benefits to your business, like gift vouchers, equipment and technology.

Closely review your credit cards and where you use them for good deals and stick to airline and hotel memberships that let you pool your points. Your next business lunch, invoice payment or taxi ride could literally take you further than you think.