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    In the fall of 2021 my kids and I went to Disneyland with my mom, sisters, nieces, and nephews. We had a group of 14 and we had such a great time! Of course, we visited Disneyland on points. Credit card points and credit card benefits helped us save big time for this trip. We […]

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    It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them so we can book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva Cancun stay. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom Flex because […]

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    Chase Ultimate Rewards are our favorite points currency. We love the flexibility that these points offer. It is also pretty easy to earn a bunch of these points because many cards offer them. There are the Chase Ink Business cards, the Freedom cards, and the Sapphire cards. With the incredible increase in the Chase Ink […]

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    Back in October, my family of six spent three nights at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside, California.  We love traveling to Southern California with the kids and have done Newport,  San Diego, and Disneyland, but this was our first time to Oceanside. The reason we went with Oceanside this time was so that we could […]

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    My mom and I still don’t understand why more people, especially our friends, don’t travel hack. Who doesn’t want to travel? Especially for almost free? One of the comments we get the most is, “I could never keep it all organized”! Is that something you struggle with too? Let us introduce you to your new […]

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    Ever since we got into the points and miles game, my mom and I have been curious about the Hyatt all-inclusive resorts. We finally scheduled a trip to Cancun and booked both the Hyatt Zilara (adults-only) for three nights and Hyatt Ziva (family-friendly) for two nights. Originally we had booked four nights at the Zilara […]

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    I didn’t start 2022 thinking I would be doing all the travel that I ended up doing. Some unexpected opportunities came my way, like getting invited to go to Bora Bora with my mom and sister. I guess I was making up for all the missed travel in 2020. It ended up being my best […]

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    It’s no secret Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations to visit. I’ve visited Hawaii every year since I started travel hacking, and it’s still one of my favorite places. In fact, we are taking the kids back later this year. The first time we took them was in 2021. How would you like to […]

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      We love credit card points and miles! Without them, we wouldn’t be staying at fancy hotels in Maui, flying business class to Greece, or going on nearly free vacations to Thailand. Before you can redeem your points for free flights and hotel nights, you have to earn them. Today we are going to talk […]

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    The Southwest Airlines credit cards are some of my very favorites! I have gotten so much value out of the points I have earned on them. My favorite was probably taking my whole family to Maui. What makes these cards even better is that by opening a personal and business card, you can earn the Southwest […]

    Couple standing in front of waterfall in Kauai. Used Chase Ultimate Rewards for this free trip.

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        Have I told you how much I love Chase Ultimate Rewards? Well, if I haven’t, let me tell you. I love them soooooo soooo much! Sometimes almost more than dollars 😆. I kid, but I do really love them! But before I get into why I love them, let’s talk about what they […]

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    Myth: You must have an LLC and some employees to be eligible for a business card, including Chase Ink Business Cards. Fact: Any sort of side hustle/side income makes you eligible for a business card! Even if you don’t have a registered business or LLC, you can apply for a business card as a sole […]

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    The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals in the points and miles world. Either I or my husband have had the Southwest Companion Pass off and on for the last 5 years. When you earn the pass you get to fly someone with you for free (minus taxes and fees starting at […]

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    The Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Sapphire Reserve are two of the most popular cards for travel hackers. Both of these cards earn Ultimate Rewards, which we love!  These points are great because they are so flexible. You can use them in the Chase Travel Portal (similar to Expedia) and book just about any […]

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    Aloha my friends! Hawaii is the place that dreams are made of. If you haven’t been, stick with me and I’ll show you how to make your dream vacation a reality without costing you a small fortune. If you have been then you are probably like me and want to return again and again and […]

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    Nearly free flights and hotel nights aren’t the only reason to get some travel reward credit cards. In addition to credit card points and miles, you can also enjoy some nice perks from your credit cards that will make your travels less stressful, more enjoyable, and save you more money. Let’s go over 5 credit […]

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    Maybe you’ve had a card for a while and you don’t ever use it, or you used to use this credit card but now you don’t feel the annual fee is worth it. Maybe you signed up for a credit card just for the signup bonus and never had the intention of keeping it beyond […]

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    Hawaii is one of the top destinations people want to travel hack and one of the most popular destinations for family vacations. Travel hacking with a family obviously takes more points, which makes it even more important to keep going after those signup bonuses. Despite it costing more points to visit with a family, it […]

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        There are a lot of great personal credit cards out there to help you travel for free but if you add business cards to your stash you open up even more opportunities! I love business cards because the majority don’t go towards your Chase 5/24 count (Chase’s rule where they won’t approve your […]

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    Alex’s Story Do you ever get the itch that you just NEED to go on a vacation? It usually hits me in the dead of winter–when it is freezing here in Utah and winter seems to be draggggging on. My mind takes me to a tropical beach destination in those moments, and I find myself […]

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    Krista used points and miles from her signup bonus on the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card for a stay in Sedona, Arizona. She also used it for her flight too!  Here is her story about Sedona on points and miles.   Sedona I am so so glad I came across your Instagram page a couple […]

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