2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Getting the Most Bang for Your Touring Buck

Wednesday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St

Points are a global currency and maximizing them not only means more money in your pocket, but the ability to reach new cities and audiences.

Earning: Using the best credit cards to maximize every single dollar spent. You can be earning 2-10x the amount of points per dollar spent.

Loyalty: Are you only staying at the cheapest hotels? Cheap may be expensive- combining a credit card with hotel loyalty can get you free perks like breakfast, wifi, early check in, etc

Redeeming: Not all miles and points are created equal. Choosing the right frequent flier program can save you money and yield upgrades and other perks. A well-rested artist performs better!

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Brian Kelly at SXSW

Brian Kelly

Founder & CEO

The Points Guy

Brian Kelly is The Points Guy, a leader and influencer in the industry of points, miles and travel in general. As a passionate traveler since childhood, Brian used his knowledge and insight to star...

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Tom Windish at SXSW

Tom Windish


The Windish Agency

Tom Windish got his start in the music industry by booking concerts and hosting college radio shows while attending State University of New York at Binghamton. Soon after, he began booking tours fo...

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