Travel hacking isn’t always just about “free” vacations. You can travel hack a portion of your trip. We do this ourselves when we don’t have quite enough points.
Our client wanted to surprise his wife for her 50th birthday by taking her on vacation—his preference a 4-5 star boutique hotel somewhere in Florida using his Chase Ultimate Reward points and Delta miles.
Flexibility is key! He wanted the dates to fall on her birthday in April but wasn’t committed to specific departure/arrival dates. Bingo! I found flights leaving Denver to Palm Beach on Delta 20,500 points/person +$12 taxes! Her birthday will fall over the last two nights of the trip…box checked.
Next up, a boutique hotel using points. I suggested two different boutique hotels; The Colony Hotel & The White Elephant Palm Beach. He will use his Chase points for five nights at The Colony Hotel in a Junior Suite (value $839/night).
Then, the last two nights (including her birthday), they will stay at the brand new White Elephant Palm Beach, a boutique hotel. If you are a Nantucket lover, this hotel is the sister hotel to The White Elephant on Nantucket! The cost will be $625/night. He will pay with his Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card to earn 3x points per dollar spent.
So for a week’s vacation at 2 luxury hotels in Palm Beach + flights = $1250 +$24 (flight taxes). Pretty sweet deal for a full weeks vacation!
*photos courtesy of the hotels.
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.