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Beach, blue water and lava rocks

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After completing my sister’s trip to Maui, I visited the Big Island on points/miles. I had flown over to Maui using the Turkish Airlines great deal for 15K roundtrip. I added the Big Island portion of my trip after I had already booked my flight home from Maui. Since I wasn’t flying home from Maui, I lost […]

White hotel with palm trees

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Did you get the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless deal for five 50K certificates earlier this yer? Wondering how to use them? Well here is my Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Review. I recently used two 50K certificates + 6,000 points each night to book it for two nights. This resort is especially nice for families although the […]

beach with buildings

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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 […]

Sand, turquoise water and turtles

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Every year my sister and I do a fall trip together. Last year was our epic Greece and Italy trip, but we stayed closer to home this year. Previous trips include one to Puerto Rico and one to Puerto Vallarta. We did our sister’s trip to Maui this year for less than $600 in hotel […]

Large green island in water

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If we had to say where most of our readers want to go with credit card points and miles, it would be Hawaii. And we get it, Hawaii is a dream destination. We’ve used a fair share of award redemptions ourselves for Maui and Kauai. Which are the best credit cards for a Hawaii trip […]

Island with greenery and blue water

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Our reader success story today is from Azar who took her family to Maui, Kauai, and San Diego with points and miles. Here is her story: Our family took an epic family trip to Hawaii in July/August of 2021.  We are from Massachusetts, so we flew from Manchester, New Hampshire to San Diego. We spent […]

Blue water and palm trees and white church

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Using points and miles for a Maui trip is something we do quite often. This particular trip is one that my husband and I do each year with our grandchildren. A few years ago we decided to take a couple of grandchildren to Hawaii with us for a week every year. We have a few […]

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Our latest reader success story is by Carolina. She and her husband took their four children to Maui thanks to points and miles. Here is her story! We just went on a family vacation to Maui. We have four kids and I originally booked two nights at the Hyatt Regency Maui  (which included two beds and […]

Large buildings by white sand and blue water

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We are super excited about the limited-time, 80K bonus on the Citi Premier Card. We have talked about many of the things that make it a great card to get. Today let’s talk about it can get you on the beach, a piña colada in hand, in Hawaii. Yep, you heard it right! We can get […]

hawaii sunset

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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 […]

Blue water and lush green vegetation

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We love our main four transferable points types of credit cards. Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One Venture Miles are all great ways to get free vacations. Can each of these transferable point credit cards get us to Hawaii?  Let’s check it out! Let’s see how many different […]

Turquoise water with tan sand and palm trees

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There is one way to book a trip to Hawaii that is unbelievably cheap and also quite hard to find. Are you up to it? What if I told you that you could get a roundtrip ticket to Hawaii for 15k miles? Are you willing to put in the work to make it happen? It […]

Hyatt Residence Club Maui

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We just returned from the best family trip to Maui! Mitch and I have been to Maui twice without the kids so we thought we’d take them this time. This was a first for us, we have never taken the kids (besides taking my oldest when he was 1 year old) and it went better […]

hilton waikoloa from a distance

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This post contains referral links. Thanks in advance if you use our links to apply for any new cards!   Hawaii is one of my very favorite travel destinations. It is expensive, but thanks to travel hacking, I have been able to return year after year for next to nothing. We’ve previously shared how to […]

Back of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Kauai at dusk

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If you are looking to visit Hawaii on points then booking a Hyatt hotel is a great choice. Hyatt doesn’t have as many hotels in Hawaii as Marriott but they have some really great options! One thing I really love about Hyatt is when you book your stay on points you won’t have to pay […]

Hanalei bay

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Are you planning a trip to the beautiful island of Kauai?  I have been going to Kauai every other year for over 30 years. This last trip we took two of our granddaughters and loved spending that time with them! Of course, we used some travel hacks to get there! Now I may not be […]

hyatt regency maui

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  Cami and her family traveled to Maui using points.  Alex coached her on how to use points and she submitted the following story:     Cami’s Story I had no clue what “travel hacking” meant when I started following your Instagram account! Honestly when I heard people talk about flying with “points,” I assumed […]

girl at Wailea Beach

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Hawaii is one of my most favorite destinations and my favorite place to travel hack! We can’t seem to quit it and keep going back every year. We visited the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort, once in 2019 and then returned again in early 2020, before everything got wild. Both times we used points for all […]

View of Ke'e Beach from a hiking trail along the Napali Coast

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Note: Some of the offers in this post may have changed or may not be available now. The offers and content were accurate when posted but some may have expired. You can view current offers here.   Kauai is my very favorite Hawaiian island. It is so lush and green and it has the perfect […]

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