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Howdy, y’all. And welcome back to your weekend dose of Daily Drop!

This week was another solid one in the world of travel, so let’s get right to the good stuff 😎

✅ FareDrop is running a 50% off FLASH SALE for our Pro Plans that ends Monday the 27th!

✅ There are a TON of transfer bonuses right now… SEVEN, to be exact.

✅ Earn 6X United miles for your IHG stays!

✅ Catch up on our latest YouTube video about a newly revamped card that might just be the next one in your wallet.

✅ Listen in as Megan sits down with Nate (one half of the travel duo, Kara and Nate) about how he started his miles and points journey, became the founder of Daily Drop, and everything in between.

🏆 Favorite pick of the week: What’s a “sweet spot”?

Perhaps you’ve heard us throw that phrase around before, and it’s been a hot minute since we’ve revisited that topic.

Utilizing an airline sweet spot for us travel nerds is like reaching into the back of the freezer to find a box of Girl Scouts Thin Mints (the best option, come at me) you hid in there four months ago.

They’re not always obvious to everyone else, but when you find them… they’re really freaking sweet.

A Girl Scout sitting on a pile of different girl scout cookies

Every damn year.


In the most simplistic terms, an airline sweet spot is an award ticket that you can find for a particular route at a PHENOMENAL rate.

We’re all about maximizing our miles and points here at Daily Drop, and a sweet spot does just that.

I know this probably still sounds vague to you all… and that’s because it sort of is.

So if you’d like more details on what a sweet spot is and some actual, real-life examples of sweet spots you can book for yourself, I’ll kindly direct you to this week’s newsletter section that does all the explaining 🤗

🏃🏻‍♀️ Runner-Ups

🥇How to use your credit card insurance for a medical emergency abroad

Getting sick or injured is an occasional and unfortunate part of…being alive…🤷🏻‍♀️

And it’s even more unfortunate (and downright scary) if that happens while traveling in a foreign country.

Whether it’s a visit to a doctor’s office, being prescribed medications, enduring a hospital stay, or even having surgery… you could be covered if you hold a premium credit card.

A grey credit card graphic with a Red Cross on a light blue background

We talk A LOT about credit card perks and benefits, but usually just the fun ones—lounge access, travel credits, earning rates, etc.

But what we don’t talk about enough is the insurance that can come with certain cards.

Our head writer, Mike, unfortunately, had to undergo emergency surgery to remove his appendix while traveling in Indonesia, and it was… sketchy.

Aside from all the stress, trauma, and unknowns of being in that situation in the first place, there’s one thing that shines brightly here…

And that is his extensive medical insurance which came from holding this premium Canadian credit card (and here’s the U.S. version for the rest of us 🙂).

He wrote an entire, comprehensive resource that I think many of you will find interesting and valuable if you were ever to be in the same situation.

In his resource, he details:

  • The steps he took to initiate coverage

  • The steps the insurance company took

  • How he coordinated with the hospital, insurance company, and intermediary company for billing

  • Additional tips for being prepared ahead of time

🥈 Woah… 50% transfer bonus to Turkish Airlines

This was unexpected, but sometimes the best things in life are 😎

Right now, there’s a 50% transfer bonus from ThankYou points to Turkish Airlines!

A red 50% off symbol with a red wallet and shopping bag

At surface level… this might not sound that exciting because you’re probably thinking, “I don’t fly Turkish Airlines on even a semi-regular basis.

And I would say, “Yeah, neither do I…


Would you believe me when I say that Turkish Airlines allows you to book domestic flights in the U.S. (on United Airlines) for just 10,000 Turkish miles one-way? 🤯

Yes, this is true.

In fact, you could fly all the way to Hawaii from the East Coast for just 10,000 Turkish miles.

Example booking on Turkish' site to fly from Boston to Hawaii

But don’t forget about that transfer bonus… Suddenly those 10,000 ThankYou points become only 6,700 ThankYou points needed to book a United flight… via Turkish’s site… using Turkish miles.

It’s kind of wild.

If you want some more examples of how to take advantage of this bonus, including booking business-class flights, head over to this newsletter for more details!

📣 Quick Callouts

That’ll do it for this week! I hope you have a restful, enjoyable, and reflective long weekend because of Memorial Day.

Thank you to everyone who has served—past and present! ❤️🤍💙

Tiffany Eastham
Weekend Warrior

52°22'35.4"N 52°15'17.4"W

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