If you’re looking to fly First Class for the price of economy, stay in an overwater villa for free, or circumnavigate the globe in style, any traveler can gain immense value from Miles & Points. By using your credit card points for travel, you can make your dream trip a reality, bringing far-flung experiences well within reach.
But rewards programs are complicated, and not all points are created equal. You have to know how to play the game in order to achieve the biggest wins. Transferable points offer the best value and flexibility, and they should be the cornerstone of your award travel strategy. By converting your credit card rewards to frequent flyer miles and hotel points, you’ll often unlock cheaper rates and better experiences that aren’t available in other ways.
There are many aspects of a long-term trip to consider that you don’t have to think about when you are absent from home for less than a month. It is usually easy to find a friend to watch your house, water plants, etc. for a short time. But you probably don’t want to leave your house empty, your mail uncollected, or your mortgage and other bills unpaid if you will be absent long-term. What about health insurance? Will your car start when you return? Our speaker, Cathy Fulton rarely travels for less than three months at a time. Her longest trip was two years. She has learned—sometimes the hard way—how to deal with all these niggling details that interrupt your sleep at night in the months before you embark.
Kendyl Grender wanted to learn how to travel in Europe for a month for as little out-of-pocket cost as possible by using mostly points and miles. She planned this trip for about a year and used half a million accumulated points and miles for their airfare and hotels. In her talk, she'll share how to create a detailed timeline from conception to destination, choose the right travel destinations for points and miles, pick the right cards and sign-up bonuses for your chosen destination, and much more.
You can get credit card benefits like airport lounge access, Global Entry, and "free travel" without paying more.
These credit card benefits easily outweigh the annual fee for the cards, and can turn the credit cards into easy money makers as well. We will be going over credit cards with different types of airport lounge access, Global Entry, food delivery benefits, and auto collision damage waiver for car rentals. A lot of these credit cards also earn credit card points that you can use to book travel, so you are not just limited to using these credit card perks.
Now that travel is back in full swing it’s time to book some flights! Airline fares are up 25%, outpacing inflation, and in 2023 the cost for passengers will likely rise even more. Learn about how the WayAway app can provide you with not only the best rates on airline tickets, it’ll actually pay you cashback for each flight you book.