The key to getting started with Travel Hacking is setting a 1 or 2 travel goals. Slow and steady wins the race here. Plan ahead as points will take several months to acquire.
Where do you want to travel? International or domestic?
When do you want to travel?
Who are you traveling with?
Are you targeting free flights or free hotel stays?
What are points & miles? Points and miles are issued to you by credit cards, airlines & hotels to keep you loyal to their brand.
*Research which airlines fly from the closest major airport to your goal travel destination. Sign up for 2 or 3 of those airline loyalty programs. They are free to participate.
*Research which hotel chain you’d like to stay at. We are big Marriott fans because they own so many brands and have more than 5700 hotels over 110 countries. Sign up for hotel rewards, again it’s free to participate.
These programs work well if you travel a lot. Otherwise, it takes a long time to generate a free hotel night or a flight, and your points could expire! The combination of signing up for loyalty programs and opening a credit card associated with your loyalty program gets you to your free travel faster. Most airlines and hotels have their own credit cards and often offer great opening bonuses as a jump-start towards your free travel. Plus, every time you travel and pay with your credit card, you will be getting extra points for spending on your card on top of your loyalty rewards.
Credit Card Bonuses are the easiest way to earn points and miles.
There are two different types of travel credit cards.
Tiffany is truly a credit card point guru. She was very patient and helped my husband and I navigate our credit card point game.
WE’VE SAT ON THOUSANDS OF POINTS FOR YEARS WITH NO CLUE HOW TO REALLY USE THEM. TIFFANY COACHED US HOW TO COMBINE OUR POINTS, TRANSFER POINTS AND ADD MORE POINTS THROUGH CREDIT CARD SIGN-ON BONUSES. AWESOME SERVICE.
WE OWN A SMALL BUSINESS AND HAVE ALWAYS WRITTEN CHECKS OR USED OUR DEBIT CARD EARNING ZERO TRAVEL REWARDS. WE’VE CHANGED OUR WHOLE WAY OF MANAGING MONEY AND ARE ON OUR WAY TO A FREE LUXURY VACATION THANKS TO TIFFANY.
TIFFANY HELPED MY HUSBAND AND I EARN A VACATION TO CROATIA BY USING SPECIFIC TRAVEL CREDIT CARDS ON OUR DAUGHTER’S WEDDING. WE HAD PLANNED TO WRITE CHECKS TO ALL OF THE VENDORS, SO GLAD WE MADE A 1:1 COACHING CALL.
WITH TIFFANY’S GUIDANCE, we EARNED 400,000 CREDIT CARD POINTS BUT WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW BEST TO USE THEM. WE HIRED HER TO PLAN OUR TRIP USING A COMBINATION OF POINTS, MILES AND CASH (CREDIT CARD). HIRING HER WAS THE BEST MONEY I’VE EVER SPENT. SHE WENT WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND. PARIS HERE WE COME.