The Frugal Flyer Mission Statement

by | Published Feb 7, 2020 | Edited May 14, 2022


Who We Are and What We Stand For

We at Frugal Flyer are world travellers. We come from all walks of life the city of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) has to offer. We are businessmen and bartenders, programmers and PhD’s, but above everything else: we’re frugal. 

If you’re taking notes, then make sure to underline that frugal isn’t the same thing as cheap. Sometimes it’s a good idea to take the cheaper option, but in the travel game, that isn’t always the case. If you don’t believe me, get ready to have fun with fuel surcharges. No, we are about you getting and maximizing the best value you can from your miles and points. Want to climb Kilimanjaro? We want to help you get there. Want a honeymoon in the next province that’s been delayed for fifteen years by work and children? We’re here to help.

On the flipside, we are also about empowering you economically – about helping you manage and maintain your money to work for you. Even the smallest things you can imagine, like paying your credit card bills off on time and in full, can have a huge effect on improving your quality of life. 

Lastly, while we are here to help you improve your travel life and become wealthier, we also don’t encourage spending your money or points just to “flex” or feel like you look cool. Money and points can buy commodities, but they can’t buy taste. If you don’t believe us, ask any Edmontonian what they think of the people revving their supercar engines down the five blocks that make up Whyte Avenue.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make the travel dreams of Canadians a reality by providing actionable guidance to help you earn and redeem the points needed to get off the tarmac. 

Which leads us to our invitation to all of you:

Trod the globe, don’t break the bank.

As we go through our articles on travel hacking with points, you’ll notice that oftentimes, flying in business class or staying at fancy hotels are often cheaper than paying price on cheap ones. We just want to take a moment to tell you this isn’t always the case, and sometimes it’s actually smart to crash in a hostel. No matter where it is you’re going or how it is you’re getting there, we want you to travel and enjoy yourself without putting a heavy dent in your chequing account, or worse, by going into debt.

Our Pledge

The following doubles as a disclaimer and statement of principles.

We, the staff of Frugal Flyer, occasionally do get rewards from affiliate businesses, or gain rewards by posting referral links for certain credit cards. We will always warn you ahead of time and it would be awesome if you clicked our links, but don’t feel obligated to do so.

That being said, we haven’t sold our souls for points. We don’t recommend or promote any services, cards, or products we haven’t tested ourselves and have 110% faith in. We will never sell your best interests out in favour of making a quick buck or getting a few points, and we will always advocate financial responsibility above trying to have any kind of aspirational lifestyle.

Our pledge is to put you, our fellow travelers, and your interests, above any of our referral links or sponsors, all the time, without exception.

Reed Sutton

Reed Sutton

Founder at Frugal Flyer
Reed is addicted to the science (and art) of earning and redeeming travel points, and frequently pairs his trips with his other hobby: photography. Through Frugal Flyer, Reed aims to distill some of the complex and esoteric points strategies into digestible information. Furthermore, he hopes to use his technical expertise to develop invaluable applications and tools for the travel community.

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