I met with a Farmer from Ohio whose travel goal is to fly his family of eight to Disney World. His six children have never been on an airplane!
During our consultation, he shared that he uses either check, debit cards, or automatic bank withdrawal for his operating expenses. Expenses like electricity, fuel, fertilizer, seed, etc. By purchasing this way, he does not earn any travel rewards.
Eeeeek! I was so excited to help.
With a little research, we selected both personal and business travel credit cards + Marriott Bonvoy. He will refer his spouse and add even more credit card sign-on bonus points and referral points.
He will transfer Chase UR points to an airline partner. He will use those airline points to purchase eight coach plane tickets. That is the easy part.
Now a room for eight people? That’s a bit trickier? He could opt for two connecting rooms, but the Marriott point value will not be great, and their large family will not be very comfortable in 2 rooms with two queen beds each. With the out of pocket Disney admission tickets being so expensive, he really wants to find a way to stay using Marriott points.
I suggested Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Marriott’s new vacation rental brand only partners with professional management properties to ensure that the curated homes are serviced to the Marriott standards. Different than VRBO, home-owners must work through one of these trusted property management companies. Homes & Villas have rentals all over the world, and the best part, you can book with Marriott Bonvoy points!!!! He will book a condo 8.5 miles away from Disney World for 142,000 points + cleaning fee/taxes = $196. This condo sleeps ten and has plenty of room for his large family. Plus, there is a pool on the property for those moments his family is not at a Disney Park.
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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.