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    Let’s check out the best limited-time credit card welcome offers 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 you decide which to apply for.   Citi Premier Credit Card This is probably our favorite card right now […]

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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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    Many people prefer to stay in a vacation rental because they have more space and have kitchens where they can do their own cooking. There are times when you travel with a group of friends or family like our recent Croatia trip when you just want to be altogether too. A vacation rental just works […]

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    Recently, we posted about how the Citi Premier currently has an all-time high bonus of 80,000 points and shared how you could use those 80,000 points. Today we’re going to share more things we like about this card, and some more ways you can use the points. Signing up for a credit card when it […]

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    What’s in your wallet? If it’s the Capital One Venture X Card, you just got more airport lounge access. You all know that I am the queen of hitting up a nice lounge to elevate my flying experiences, so the fact that Capital One adds more airport lounge access is welcome news. However, I have […]

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    We love so many things about Southwest Flights! The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best deals around for travel hackers! Free baggage allowances make family travel so cheap! And the ability to rebook Southwest Flights when prices drop saves us a ton of points/money! On our Instagram account we have talked about how […]

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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 and Zilara all-inclusive stays. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom […]

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    Do you love Delta Airlines? Do you live near Atlanta or SLC (two huge Delta hubs)? If so, you will be interested in our latest airline card news. The Delta Credit Card signup bonuses increased and will stay that way until August 3, 2022. If you’ve been waiting for this you have a little time […]

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    Our latest Reader’s Success Story comes from Corey. Her family used points and miles to go to Iceland, a destination that we know some of our readers are interested in! Here is her story: We have been collecting points since 2020 and have about 15 cards. We primarily used Chase Ultimate Rewards for this trip. […]

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    We often hear from you about the difficulty in finding hotel nights for award stays. This is especially true if you have a set time to book your stay. Flexibility is key to booking flights and hotel stays on the cheap with miles and points. But what do you do if you can’t find award […]

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    Want to save about 5K each way on your United Award Flights? Consider booking Singapore Airlines for cheap United flights! Singapore and United are both part of the Star Alliance so you can use Singapore KrisFlyer Miles to book your United flight. We’ve talked before about using Turkish Airlines to book cheap flights to Hawaii […]

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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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    I recently was in London and wanted to stay at a hotel near the Theater District after watching the musical “Six”. Having a nice stockpile of Chase Ultimate Rewards, made it an easy opportunity to make this happen. I checked out several Hyatt stays near the theater district and was intrigued with this theater which […]

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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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    We just got back from our (almost) annual girls/mom trip and it was one for the books! A girl’s trip to Croatia with points and miles is definitely something you want to consider. Or a couple’s trip or a family trip. If you love Italy, you will love Croatia! They are definitely very similar with […]

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    One of our favorite ways to get more credit card points and miles is through the use of business credit cards. You may think that this doesn’t apply to you, but you would be surprised at how many people (including us before we started teaching points and miles) have received business credit cards with just […]

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    As a travel hacking newbie, we recognize how hard it is to keep up with all the new vocabulary and rules. Hence, we give you our Travel Hacking FAQs. We will give you a short explanation and link you to our articles that give you a more detailed explanation.   What are the basics of […]

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    We love our Marriott Bonvoy credit cards because they come with annual free night certificates. Marriott gives you a 35K or 50K certificate each year when you renew your card depending on what credit card you have. In the past, you could only use them for a hotel that had a redemption of no more than […]

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    Let’s talk about the United Excursionist Perk. What, you’ve never heard of it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you fly United sometimes, it is the way to get a free flight segment, and who isn’t all about that? Basically, the United Excursionist Perk is a free one-way award within select multi-city itineraries. If […]

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    When we planned our Safari to Africa, we decide that since we were traveling so far to get there, we wanted to see another area so we decided to add Zanzibar, the Spice Island, to our trip. We used credit card points and miles for all of this part of our trip except for the […]

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    “Can I use credit card points and miles and book a cruise?” This is a common question we get asked. Cruising to far-off destinations and getting to see multiple places combined with midnight buffets, parties, and entertainment is a dream of many. Let’s talk about using points and miles for cruises. First of all, yes, […]

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