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    The Southwest Companion Pass has been one of my very favorite things in the world of points and miles for a while now. The pass lets you fly someone free (minus taxes and fees) with you every time that you fly while you have the pass. Typically, to earn the pass you have to accumulate […]

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    You may have heard someone talk about fifth freedom flights and using points and miles to take one. And you may have been totally confused. We’re hear to clear up that confusion as we talk about fifth freedom flights today. A fifth freedom flight or route is flight that operates between two countries that are […]

    Skiers on snow-covered mountain

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    We love using credit card points and miles for all types of vacations! Family trips, couple trips, girlfriend getaways, luxury trips, staycations —you name it, we’ve done it! Because so many of our readers want to book family travel, we will start a new feature—Family Vacation Friday! On most Fridays, we will share either a […]

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    We wanted to share some Delta credit card updates with you. Firstly, and best of all, Delta offers have increased. To all of you waiting for that to happen, now is the time to pull the lever on an application. You do have some time if you are working on another card though, these offers […]

    Sand and Turquoise Ocean

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    You’ve filled out the credit card application and your breath is held now – will they approve you? It doesn’t matter how many cards I’ve applied for, I still love/hate the anticipation of finding out if I am instantly approved! Here are some things you can do to increase your odds of a credit card […]

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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. Evaluating and comparing before deciding what to apply for is always good. Nothing is worse than finally being ready to pull the plug on an offer, and it’s […]

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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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    My husband and I are in Sydney, Australia, as part of a great trip to Tokyo, Australia, and New Zealand. We should have left for Auckland this morning, but the weather changed dramatically on the North Island of New Zealand. We noticed the following scenes in Auckland on tv the night before we were to […]

    Colorful buildings in Barcelona

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    Barcelona is one of my favorite European cities. The food, the people, the history, the architecture… this place is ready to wow every type of traveler. And with many points and miles to choose from to visit Barcelona, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to save money. Here’s my complete guide to visiting Barcelona on points […]

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    Francesca’s Reader Success story to Maui is our next success story. Have you noticed how Hawaii is, by far, the place that most of our readers travel hack to? For my first big travel hacking trip, my husband and I went on a Valentine’s Day weekend trip and spent 4 days and 3 nights on […]

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    Today’s question is one that is frequently asked with transferable points – Should I book in the portal or with a transfer partner? First up, I will tell you that we usually book with a transfer partner. We usually get better value for our points that way but we also do more bookings internationally or […]

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    What is airline elite status? Is it a big deal? Should you try and get airline elite status? One year I bought an economy-plus subscription from United so I could always fly in comfort. That is when I decided flying in comfort was worth it. That economy-plus seat was much nicer than regular economy. I […]

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    There’s no denying that Singapore Airlines offers a fantastic flight experience no matter which class of service you’re in. But is business class worth the extra miles required? On a recent trip to Europe, my family of three flew business class on the way to Europe and economy class on the way home. Here are […]

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    It seems as though many of our readers enjoy the Hyatt Ziva Cancun as much as we do! We hear from you quite often about how you have enjoyed your trips on points there. Today, Katie shares her reader success story with the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Here’s Katie’s story: Hi! Thanks for the content you […]

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      Mexico has been a yearly travel destination of mine for years and years. Today I want to show you how you visit Cancun on points. I’ll go over how to get flights paid for and give you some great options to consider when it comes to choosing your hotel stay.   Flights The first […]

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    In October I traveled to Cabo San Lucas with my 9-year-old daughter and oldest stepdaughter. I had been wanting to check out The Cape for quite some time, and my daughter’s fall break seemed like the perfect excuse to take a trip down to Mexico. So what did we think? Keep reading…   The Redemption […]

    Arches in Cabo San Lucas

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    I have traveled over and over to Mexico – Cabo, Cancun, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta are my most common destinations. I have mainly used timeshares when I am there but it is also very easy to travel hack to Mexico. Today let’s talk about travel hacking to Cabo, one of my favorite destinations. I know […]

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    Last year, Alex and I went to Cancun on a mission. We wanted to compare the Hyatt Zilara and the Hyatt Ziva for our readers. The Hyatt Ziva was our favorite. This year we made a return trip to Hyatt Ziva Cancun on points. We knew it was the perfect place to bring Alex’s boys, […]

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    Alex, Jess, and I had planned to meet in Houston in December for a THM retreat to discuss upcoming plans and goals for 2023. We had always talked about going somewhere fun together when we hit a designated goal. That happened sooner than we thought (nice, huh?), so we changed our plans to a Cancun […]

    Folder, Federal taxes, pen, etc on desk

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    Last year we paid our federal taxes by credit card. Is it worth paying your taxes with a credit card? My husband is self-employed, and we had a tax bill of about $30,000. I hate writing a check for taxes and getting nothing back. Taxes are hard enough to pay anyway, right? I decided I […]

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    Trying to decide the steps to booking your next flight to go on vacation can be difficult. Do I want to pay cash and get points on my credit card? Should I book through the travel portal? Should I transfer to a travel partner? Talk about analysis paralysis! Sometimes it can be overwhelming. Let’s go […]

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