Welcome to learning how to earn free vacations! We’ve earned and redeemed millions of airline and hotel points through loyalty programs and specific travel credit cards. Our family recently stayed at The Wailea Beach Resort (Marriott) for 8 nights for only $300 (daily resort fee). That’s with an upgraded suite using “suite-nights” and credit card points. Our ocean view suite with 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies would have set us back $18,000. So a savings of $17,700…yes please!
Follow along as Hello Sunny Skies shares the art of collecting points, miles, credit card opening bonuses and more to earn free travel!
Travel hacking is the hobby of collecting sign-on bonus points, loyalty points, frequent-flier points and miles by maximizing credit card points for deeply discounted travel. Travel hacking really means that you are addicted to accumulating as many reward points for the fewest dollars spent. The simplest way to maximize credit cards points is to open targeted and specific credit cards with large sign-on bonus points.
Travel Hacking is simple and easy to do once you get the hang of it. Most American families have one credit card that earns them cash back at the end of the year. Many don’t realize there are travel credit cards available with much better redemption rates.
And debit cards do not earn you any points. By using your debit card you are spending money and not getting anything in return. FYI…this used to be me! When you use your credit card every time you pay for your normal monthly spending habits (clothing, groceries, dining out), you are earning points and miles you can put toward your next vacation. Not to mention, valuable benefits like purchase protection, trip delay/cancellation insurance.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Tips for Travel Hacking Success…
They offer you promotions because they are aware some will not pay off their monthly balances and the banks will earn more in interest than any free travel. Remember, I’m not your financial advisor, but want you to be aware of the travel hacking game risks. If you can commit to being financially responsible, travel hacking will become an amazing hobby for you and your family. You can check your credit score for free at Credit Karma.
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