You’ve probably seen Instagram pictures of people lounging at fancy resorts, sipping tropical drinks and claiming that they traveled for next to nothing. At first, you might think it’s a scam, but let me tell you…it most certainly is not. It’s called Travel Hacking and it is very legal and so much fun once you get the hang of it. The hardest part about travel hacking is taking the first step to learn how!
There are many definitions, but the most common way to travel hack is to earn points and miles through credit card sign-up bonuses, loyalty programs, gaining points by everyday spending, shopping through credit card award portals, and gift card purchases. Then use those earned points to book free travel.
No, it’s definitely not that easy. There are specific travel credit cards that make maximizing points for travel very doable. Just applying for a bunch of credit cards with great sign up bonuses may not be enough to get you to your vacation destination! For example, the Chase 5/24 rule doesn’t allow you to open more than 5 chase cards within 24 months. You will want to know which credit cards to apply for, when to refer, when to close and which credit cards to hold on to. Once you really understand the travel hacking game, it becomes much easier.
An example of a credit card sign-up bonus is as follows: ABC Visa is currently offering 50,000 points when you spend $3,000 within the first 3 months of signing up for the credit card. For some, $3000 is a lot of money, but when you use your ABC credit card for your regular monthly spending the minimum spend becomes very doable.
Dream up a destination you want to travel to, then book a 1:1 coaching call with Tiffany. She’ll help you discover which credit cards to sign up for, how to maximize your award dollars, which cards work best for transferring miles, mile redemptions, and guide you on how to earn enough points to make your dream trip a reality. $99 for 55 minutes will help you better understand travel hacking, save money and answer any other travel questions you may have. Following your call, you’ll receive a comprehensive 12 month credit card plan to maximize points and miles.