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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Citi Premier card has a new, limited-time bonus of 80,000 ThankYou points! This is up from the usual 60,000 points offered. ThankYou points are one of our favorite points because they are transferable points. This means they can be transferred directly to one of Citi Bank’s many travel partners, which leads to more flexibility […]

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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 of […]

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    I recently returned home from a dream vacation to the Maldives. This was a major bucket list trip and it was even better than I thought it would be! If you want to do a similar vacation then you are in the right place. With credit card points and miles visiting the Maldives doesn’t have […]

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    The Chase Sapphire Preferred is my personal favorite credit card and one that I will always have. I love the points I earn on this card (Chase Ultimate Rewards) because I can transfer them to a variety of hotel and airline partners. We have used these points for some amazing stays at Hyatt hotels (my […]

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    This post is sponsored by IHG Hotels & Resorts. All reviews and opinions in this post are based on my personal view. IHG Hotels & Resorts has just announced the launch of their new global loyalty program, IHG One Rewards. Earlier this year IHG Hotels & Resorts announced a new tier and bonus earning structure. […]

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    I recently returned home from a dream vacation to the Maldives. One of the many incredible aspects of this trip was our flight home in Qatar Airways Qsuite. Qatar is said to be the best airline in the world along with their Qsuite being the best business class in the world! I used American Airlines miles […]

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    For President’s Weekend my family and I escaped the winter cold and headed to sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. I have had my eye on the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch for awhile. I reached out to the hotel to see if they would be open to hosting my family. They agreed to host […]

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    This post comes to us from our friend Jess over at Made Possible By Points. When Jess told me she was heading to Miraval Austin on points I asked her if she wanted to write a guest post about her stay. Visiting one of the Miraval resorts has been on both mine and my mom’s […]

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