Travel hacking is an awesome way to increase your travel while simultaneously decreasing the amount of money you spend on travel expenses. If you think of travel hacking as a game, there is a way to play the game with cheat codes. The cheat code is being an active duty military service member.
When you are on active duty, you do not have to worry about paying annual fees on credit cards from certain banks. This is a complete game-changer for travel hacking. If you are not taking advantage of this opportunity as a member on active duty, you are missing out on literally thousands of dollars in free flights and hotel rooms.
In the world of travel hacking, credit card application rules may be the most important thing you need to understand in order to be successful. If you do not follow the rules set forth by the major banks when applying for their credit cards, you will not be approved and will miss out on earning credit card sign-up bonuses.
Major banks also limit the number of times you are able to earn the sign-up bonus on a particular credit card. Each bank and the credit cards they offer are unique and we will cover everything you need to know about them in this blog post.
Every month I like to do a review of new cards I applied for, points earned and redeemed, and what cards I have my eyes on next. I like to do this in order to give you a better idea of what a typical month looks like for someone like myself and what is possible with travel hacking. Let’s check out my report for the month of February!
Travel hacking is a beautiful thing. It allows us to travel more while spending less. All it takes to start earning free flights and free hotel rooms around the world is 5 simple steps. Let’s go over these steps so that you can start applying them and begin earning points and miles for free travel today!
One of the top perks offered by American Express is the airline fee credits offered on cards like the Platinum Card, Gold Card, and Hilton Aspire Card. This airline fee credit covers incidental fees such as baggage, flight changes, and in-flight refreshments. However, there is a way that you can use this fee in order to pay for flights directly.
The Hilton Aspire Card from American Express is the premium card offered by Hilton. The Aspire card is packed with benefits and perks that every Hilton customer should be aware of. Is the card worth the $450 annual fee? Let’s find out down below in this review of the Hilton Honors Aspire Card.
Having hotel status at the major hotel chains such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt entitles you to some very nice perks such as late check-out, free breakfast, complimentary upgrades, and more. And there is an easier way to earn status without having to spend a fortune on multiple hotel stays throughout a year.
Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points are considered by many to be the most valuable credit card points you can earn. With Chase’s wide range of credit cards and outstanding list of travel partners, it is easy to see why UR points are valued so highly.
The Platinum Card by American Express is probably the first card that comes to mind when thinking about premium travel credit cards. From the metal card design to the numerous airline and store credits, the Platinum Card is really unlike any other travel card on the market today.
Welcome to the first edition of my monthly travel hacking report! The point of this post is to update you with my progress in the travel hacking world. I hope that this report will provide some insight into what a typical month looks like in terms of travel hacking and just how many points it is possible to earn in just 30 days.