Most of us have used credit card points to get free stuff, or maybe even some hotel nights. Most of us have used frequent flier miles in a similar manner. There is a whole community out there who do this in a dedicated manner, getting free holidays, converting points earned on different platforms into their most valuable forms and essentially earning value from nothing.
This story in the New York Times goes deep into this world for a fascinating look at the people, the methods and business tactics that make all this possible – and comes up with a sobering conclusion. Click through to read the article.