Since starting this site, the #1 goal has been to spread the word that families can (and should) at least dabble in the world of miles and points in order to both bring kids closer to their relatives, as well as give them a chance to “see the world” without breaking the bank.  This morning I had a really unique opportunity to be on the “Good Day Chicago” morning show for a couple minutes in order to give other families a sneak peek into what is possible with miles and points.

Good Day Chicago Mommy Points

Being on live TV is clearly not something that is normally a part of my morning routine, so it is fair to say this was a huge learning curve.  Why did I not take a “how to be on live TV” class in college?  Still, I didn’t die, didn’t spill anything on myself, didn’t start yelling obscenities in the middle, and hopefully at least gave a small teaser into what is possible in the world of miles and points.  Maybe if I had 30 seconds longer I would have given a few more specific pointers on how to get started, but that is what this site is for!

So, if you are brand new to miles and points here is a link to a Beginner’s Guide that will give you some fast and easy tips on how to get started as well as a recent post on some ways I am currently earning miles and points for my own family.

Here is a link to the segment, just don’t laugh at me too much.  Thanks to Good Day Chicago for the chance to spread the word about miles and points!

Mom, I promise next time to sit up straighter and wear more lipstick…maybe. 

Posted by Mommy Points | 40 Comments

40 Responses to “Mommy Points on Good Day Chicago!”

  1. LauraS. says:

    How exciting!! You did great :)

  2. Erin says:

    Great job! Love your outfit!

  3. Matt says:

    You looked great! :D

  4. LincolnPark says:

    Great job! I hope you enjoyed the day in my Home Town :-)

  5. Nickfromct says:

    That was great, Summer. Maybe some more TV will be in your future!

  6. Congratulations. BTW, the Amex Walmart deal worked. I bought a $100 GC (for ease, you only need buy $75), received the confirmation email, and the credit posted the next day.

  7. Whiskarina says:

    You looked great and did awesome! You seemed confident and knew what you were talking about… Where is the
    “clap” button…

  8. Charlie says:

    Well done, Summer! Very nice segment and equally well composed. Congrats!

  9. Pixie Points says:

    MP, you rocked this. You were engaging, your smile was contagious, and your answers were perfect for the casual miles collector. Yay for you!

  10. Deo says:

    Brilliant ! Looking forward to more of these.

  11. Buddy says:

    You looked as beautiful as your parents, just more composed and courageous. You did terrific. A true daughter of mine would have spilled something on her dress. Oops.

  12. Maury says:

    Very well done Summer! You represented our community very well.

  13. Grant says:

    Congrats MP!

    “Still, I didn’t die, didn’t spill anything on myself, didn’t start yelling obscenities in the middle” – if you did, your site traffic would have skyrocketed. Something to think about for next time…

  14. Rob says:

    Well done. You looked like you were having good fun.

    As with any such situation the key is to drive people to your website. The website was mentioned twice, and very clearly at the end. This is also where you pat yourself on the back for picking a domain name that’s easy to remember.

  15. A. S. says:

    Great job! I thought you’d be more nervous, but clearly you have an outgoing personality! ;) Go, MP, go!!

  16. Lively says:

    I’m so proud of you MP! You did great!

  17. Denise L says:

    You did a great job!

  18. Jonathan says:

    Great Job MP! Proud of you!

  19. Curtis says:

    Good job. A short clip like that doesn’t give you much time to really dive into much, but the key highlights you offered were enough to spark interest.

  20. Mommy Points says:

    Wow, you guys are awesome. Thanks so much for the supportive comments. Hopefully the clip brought one or two more travel junkies into the miles and points world. Even if it didn’t, I clearly already have the best group of readers on the Internet. Seriously, thank you. ;)

  21. Wayne says:

    Very well done Summer!

  22. Alanea says:

    Great job – so happy for you!

  23. Santastico says:

    Amazing job. Proud to be a loyal reader of your blog.

  24. Carole says:

    very well done, a happy, joyous and enthusiastic exchange! Way to go, Summer!

  25. Very well done, congrats!
    I see another restructuring at TPG headquaters PR Dept for letting this one get away:-)
    Yeah, it is 2.52 am and I am still up trying to catch up damnit:-)

  26. Diana says:

    Really good content. You look at ease. If I can give you one humble feedback – drink a lot of water so you don’t lick your lips often! :)

  27. William IV says:

    AMAZING!!!!! What a great job!!!

  28. Nate says:

    Great job!

  29. marathon man says:

    You did an AWESOME job! I am serious. Very well composed, eye contact in the right places at the right times, you didnt look nervous and you presented well and with not any deviation or shifting. I was impressed! If I was new at this I would now check out the site… Then again there is always something to learn. Thanks for posting and good luck in media!

  30. slooz says:

    Great Job. It sounded really good and somehow you kept the nerves under control.

  31. mommypoints says:

    -Thanks again, everyone. Very much appreciated. It was certainly a bit nerve racking, but glad to hear that didn’t show quite as much as it could have. Totally agree about the needing to drink more water part. TBB, I think Brian is a machine for being able to do as many of these as he does. I would die! ;)

    • Rob says:

      You didn’t show your nerves. You actually look to be having fun.

    • marathon man says:

      Although the Kauai Hyatt was not $0, it had some cost – ie, not just points from getting Chase CCs, but also there had to be some Manufactured spend in there and this has fees, etc. But it would be wayyyy to hard (and long) to explain that. So yeah. I guess going with $0 or near $0 would be ok.

  32. mommypoints says:

    MM, I actually don’t do much MS, but it certainly could be done with zero MS if you just get a Hyatt card w the two free nights or some cards that earn UR. You are right though, way too many details for a brief segment. ;)

    • marathon man says:

      you are correct MP. I know with normal signups alone and those Hyatt free nite certs a person could probably swing at least a week there. It’s just knowing how to do what and when and you/we do! Woo hoo!

  33. DBest says:

    My initial reaction was to worry about overexposure reducing award availability. Then I remembered that I tell my friends and family repeatedly what they’re missing out on and only 1-2% ever act on it.

  34. Rich A. says:

    Wow, the segment before you had a woman discussing how to qualify for getting pot! Tough act to follow —-

  35. mommypoints says:

    DBest, ha ha. If only it were as easy as saying “come and get it” and people would. You are right, only 1-2% ever act on it – if that.
    MM, totally agree. ;)
    Rich, are you serious – ha ha! How funny! I didn’t see what was on before me as it might have freaked me out. I just sat in the dark basically.

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  37. You were awesome, congrats! I’ve been following you for a while, love your site!

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