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    Sophie’s reader success story to Tahiti is one I was excited to read. We know many of you would also like to go there. Here is her story: Back in October and November 2021, my husband and I were planning our December wedding (late planning, I know, but we had a short engagement). In October, […]

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    My points and miles trip to Tahiti and Bora Bora was one that I was so excited about that I had trouble sleeping for two nights before departure. Both were destinations that I had wanted to go to for some time. After a recent trip to the Maldives, I also wanted to compare the trips […]

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    Let’s check out the best limited-time credit card bonuses that are available now. We will look at each of these offers and see why they are valuable. It’s always good to evaluate and compare before deciding what to apply for. Some of these offers, like the Citi Premier Card, have been around for a while, […]

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    Without a doubt, if you can get a business credit card, you will get more credit card points and miles for travel. When you first think about business credit cards, you may think that only thriving, “real” businesses can get a business credit card. Not so. The question, “can I get a business credit card?” […]

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    You’ve earned those points/miles and want to combine them with a spouse/partner/friend – how do you do that? Unfortunately, each program has its own rules and regulations for this, so it can be confusing. Here’s our ultimate guide to combining points/miles you’ve earned with another person.   Chase Ultimate Rewards We have a whole post […]

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    Travel Hacking Misconceptions. Everyone has them, and we hear about them daily. In an effort to teach and dispel these misconceptions, let’s go over some of them.   People Who Travel Hack are in Big Debt This could be true for some people who can’t control their spending. It certainly isn’t true for us. We […]


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      We love hearing from readers who we did a consult with and hearing about their successes! Karin tells us how she is doing since then, and her Disney trip sounds truly magical! Hi moms, (we love her opener!) My name is Karin, and I found you guys in Dec 2021 on TikTok. I really […]

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    The latest reader success story is to the Dominican Republic and comes from Kate. She was a newbie in 2021 and didn’t have the greatest credit score but still managed a free trip! Here is her story: Hi Pam! My name is Kate and I am so excited to share my VERY FIRST travel hacking […]

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    As you probably know, the Chase Ink Business Cash is our favorite business credit card. Let’s talk about our second favorite business card from Chase, the Chase Ink Business Unlimited. Right now, it offers an unprecedented signup bonus of 90,000 Ultimate Rewards after spending $6,000 in three months. Previously, that minimum spend was $7500, so […]

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    Recently we asked the question, “what kept you from travel hacking” until now. The majority of people mentioned time. I’m here to tell you  – don’t let time stand in the way of travel hacking! How many times have you wished you started something (that ended up being great for you) sooner? I get it. […]

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    Rylie, one of our THM Super Stars, recently returned from the Big Island with points and miles.  Here is her reader success story to the Big Island: This summer, I flew with my husband and two daughters to the Big Island of Hawaii. We stayed 7 days and 6 nights at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. […]

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    With the great 90K increased signup bonus on two of the Chase Ink Business cards, we wanted to give you some ideas on how to use 90K Ultimate Rewards for hotels.  We previously wrote about how to use those points for flights so check that post out too.     Hotels Not only can you […]

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    Yep! It’s that time – time to plan Spring/Summer travel! Don’t let the holidays, which will be here before we know it, get in the way of your future travels. Nothing is worse than being ready to travel and not having enough points or miles to get there! Or want to travel and not know […]

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    A recent trip to the Maldives had a 19-hour stopover in Abu Dhabi. I had been to Dubai before but not Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately, this change in our flight schedule meant we missed half a day in the Maldives. Trying to make lemonade out of lemons, I got excited to spend one day in Abu […]

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    I just finished an unforgettable trip to the Maldives. If you want the experience of being on a secluded island, this is it. There are many bookable resorts in the Maldives with points and miles. Since this is such a popular location, let’s go over these today so you can refer back to them when […]

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    We’ve written a bit about going to the Maldives on points/miles because so many people are interested in that. Alex went last Spring to the Maldives and can’t stop talking about it. I had a trip booked for December 2021. Unfortunately, one after another of our flights was canceled, and I finally just decided to […]

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    You are probably wondering why we are writing about bank account bonuses when we are usually talking about credit cards. Well, credit cards are great for paying for your flights and hotels but what about food, tours, rental cars, and massages? We found another way to fund these items.  Bank account bonuses come into play […]

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    Sometimes when you are booking award travel, things don’t come easily. Let’s talk about when they don’t, and we have to begin troubleshooting award travel. Three of my daughters and I were traveling to Croatia from the US and meeting another daughter there. We easily found 3 business class award flights and booked those. One […]

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    With the increased offer on the Chase Ink Business cards, many people are wishing they could get one again or wondering, “can I have both?” The answer is YES! Let’s go over how to get a business card again using our favorites, the Chase Ink Business cards, as an example. Chase Business Cards Chase has […]

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    Credit card application rules vary by bank. It is important to know the different rules to increase your odds of approval when you apply for a card and to help you decide which card to apply for next. This is one of those not “too exciting” posts that is important to look at when you […]

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    Most people say that earning points/miles is the easy part. It is the booking that can make you want to pull your hair out sometimes. Enter AwardLogic.  AwardLogic helps you book award travel because they do the searching for you so you don’t have to look over numerous airline sites. You can get a 3-day […]

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