Frequently Asked Questions

What is SlingShot?

SlingShot is your personal concierge for free award travel. We dive deep to analyze your situation and goals. Then, we put together a comprehensive plan to help you get where you're going.

We think that instead of researching boring blogs and frequent flyer forums, you should read Lonely Planet.

What's your business model? How do you make money?

First and foremost, we’re 100% committed to helping you travel further. SlingShot will always be free for you to use; to keep the lights on, we partner with banks and credit card companies. When you sign up for a credit card via SlingShot, we may receive compensation from these partners. Our pledge to you: we will always recommend the best financial products for you, regardless of compensation.

The editorial content on SlingShot is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are SlingShot's alone.

Free travel? How does this all work?

Credit card companies and airlines want to win your business. To that end, they work together to offer valuable promotions to acquire new customers - that's you. By taking advantage of these offers, you can earn free travel and hotel stays.

We advocate for responsible use of credit; to take advantage of these deals (rather than be taken advantage of by these deals!), it's important to make monthly payments on time, and pay off your debt each cycle.

How does credit work?

At SlingShot, we are 100% committed to educating our users on the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to credit. To that end, we devote a Responsible Credit page to answering your questions.

If you have additional thoughts, concerns, comments or questions, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected] for a response within 24 hours.

Mileage Changes

Slingshot makes every effort to accurately quote the miles that will be required for your travel plan. Mileage awards are subject to change without notice and we recommend that you always confirm with the individual airlines.

This is rad. Are you guys hiring?

You bet! Head on over to our Careers page to view current openings or to get in touch about jobs.

How do you handle data and privacy?

SlingShot is dedicated to maintaining the security and privacy of your data. We pledge to never provide any information to other companies; if you do choose to apply for a credit card with Chase, American Express, or our other partners, you'll submit sensitive data such as your social security number directly through their site.