Points Miles and Bling
Points Miles and Bling (PMB) is dedicated to improving personal travel by optimizing points earned through various loyalty programs. On PMB, you’ll find a mix of travel strategies, loyalty program management, flight + hotel reviews, and luxury travel content focused on maximizing the value of points and miles. At PMB, we believe that travel should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to provide valuable insights on how to make the most of your loyalty programs and travel rewards. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or just starting to plan your next vacation, we hope you’ll find something useful on PMB. Thank you for stopping by, and happy travels!
Meet the Team
Greetings! My name is Anshul, and I founded Points Miles and Bling. I grew up in Mumbai, India, before moving to Canada as an international student, which is now my adopted home. While I grew up around recreational travel in India, the travel itch truly gripped me when I started to travel for work – traversing four continents and about 20 countries yearly. It wasn’t long before I was diving into the deep end, trying to determine the best use of the points accumulating in my accounts. PMB was born in 2014 out of a need to share the ‘cool tricks’ I had learnt. ‘Talking points’ became my favourite pastime, and I have not stopped yakking since. Weekend live streams, cross-country meetups, and organizing points workshops have all become part of my identity. Can’t stop, won’t stop 🙂
Sash believes that the journey is as important as the destination. Whether for a slow-paced family adventure or a fast-paced solo globetrotting tour, he strives to ensure that each trip is comfortable.
Sash grew up in small-town Fredericton, New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada, before moving to Ottawa after his post-graduate studies. He has travelled the world with his family growing up and continued the travel adventures while working as a management consultant living out of hotels 300+ days/year and zigzagging across the globe continuously. Having attained top-tier statuses and many reward points, Sash made it his mission to learn how to redeem optimally. Today, he travels solely for pleasure employing diverse booking strategies and is on a quest to continuously push the limits of luxe travel using his points and miles.
Comfy lie-flat seat? Deep fried street food? Macarons as a welcome amenity? Mohammad loves it all! Having grown up in the UAE and originally from Pakistan, jumping on airplanes with the smell of biryani in the cabin was a familiar childhood memory. Despite longingly peeking into the forward cabin on many an occasion, it wasn’t until life required him to frequently travel between Calgary and Ottawa that Mohammad would stumble upon the world of points and travel in premium cabins.
Nowadays, Mohammad’s travel style has evolved to a slower pace on the ground, spending more time understanding the culture, history, food and general vibe of a destination, all while spending time in the best hotels a miles enthusiast can hope to choose from. Mohammad can often be found helping friends and family plan travel in the hope of assisting them in checking off bucket list destinations for a fraction of the average cost. When not contributing to PMB, it’s a sure bet he’ll either be nose-deep into his newest cookbook or busy excitedly planning his next adventure with an eye on sharing his insights and experiences with the broader community – hopeful that it inspires others to step out of their comfort zone while exploring this magnificent planet.