Travel Hacks Made Super Simple- By Jen Campbell of Escape Destinations Travel
The easiest and simplest way to earn all those points and miles is to get a credit card that offers you the incentives for traveling.
If you’ve got the discipline, you can put all your everyday spending on the credit card(s). I have a girlfriend who puts ALL their families spending on the credit card, and when she gets paid, turns around and pays it off each and every month. You’d want to stick to your budget and of course pay it off promptly but would gain the points in the process! Some of the credit cards offer 3 times the points for travel, 1 point for dining and then 1 point for everything else. Bonus: 5 points on groceries means if you’re eating (and who’s not) you get tons of points just for shopping as you normally would.
Some of the credit cards offer tons of points and miles just for using their card initially. When you sign up for their card, they will offer you extras to do so. Those with signup bonuses are the ones to try, some offer as much as 40,000 to get their credit card, what does this mean to you, FREE TRAVEL!!
Let’s just pause for a moment and consider that while this is super tempting…if you’re not disciplined with your finances, you can get yourself into trouble super quickly. You don’t want to overspend and then try to justify or rationalize it in your mind and then be stressed and depressed when the bill comes. You’ll want to avoid any temptation of credit card debt (definitely a no-no in my book). Most banks know many will abuse the card and then end up spending YEARS to pay minimum payments on it…carrying the balance for this long is in THEIR favor and not yours. Avoid the unpaid interest charges and late fees, or else you’ll pay dearly for it in the future.
So if you use your credit card or credit cards responsibly, you can travel many times for pennies on the dollar, especially for flights, where you can score BIG!
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