Reader Success Stories

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Your travel hacking successes are our successes too! We love to feature the ways you’ve used points and miles to create travel memories!

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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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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 […]

Person's feet laying down towards blue water and hotel

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Today’s reader success story to Cabo comes from Nicole, a young travel hacker with a skeptical Player Two. Let’s check in with her:   My name is Nicole Dietz, I am 26 years old. After following several travel hackers on Instagram for over a year, I got into the points game. I did a lot […]

Sand, water and rainbow

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Today’s reader’s success story in luxury includes business class seats! Who doesn’t love that? Michelle talks about using points and miles to create a luxury vacation to Maui. Here is her story: Credit card points have been really fun getting into! It’s been harder convincing my husband about it, but he’s coming around!  Especially after […]

Dinner table set near vineyard

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Norma shares her travel hacking journey with us in this reader success story to Napa Valley. Here are her words: My name is Norma and my husband and I just got back from a weekend trip to Napa Valley, Ca where we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We flew to Sacramento using Southwest points. We […]

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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, […]

Castle

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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 […]

Coconuts on cart in street with palm trees

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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 […]

ocean at sunset

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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. […]

Old building on top of mountain with pillars and buildings below

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Madison shares her reader’s success story to Greece with us today! We love, love, love Greece so we loved reading about this. Here is her story: Growing up, my father had credit cards and used points and miles to pay for most of our family vacations. He is an accounting manager for a company, putting close […]

Animal with long neck walking in dry grass

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Africa has always been a place of beauty and mystery.  For many, the allure of seeing Africa’s treasures is offset when they think of traveling such a long distance to such an unknown destination.  There is no doubt that the journey to get to Africa (especially South Africa) is long and tiresome. Thanks to Trent […]

Colorful buss by palm trees

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Courtney’s reader success story to Jamaica is an inspiration to all of us! Here is what she has to say: 3 weeks ago my husband, Mike, and I traveled to Jamaica for free! It was our 3rd trip that was booked solely on points. We stayed 7 days and 7 nights – 4 in Montego […]

Aerial view of big city with skyscrapers

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Our latest reader success story comes from Jennifer who is a pretty new travel hacker. She prefaced her trip report by apologizing for it not being a “glamorous” redemption. We love that travel hacking is for everyone in different stages of their life. We repeatedly tell people not to compare their journeys to anyone else! […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Arched rock formation in blue water

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Our latest reader success story is one to Cabo and comes from Kim. She took a trip to Cabo with points and miles – here is her story! For as long as I can remember, I have always saved my Chase Preferred Sapphire credit card points from the one and only credit card I had. I thought I […]

Colorful buildings near blue water

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Our latest reader success story comes from Sierra and a trip she took to Belize. We know that many of our readers have dreams of a Caribbean vacation. We are so happy to give you this trip idea from Sierra! Sierra’s Story My husband and I used 36,900 Southwest Rapid Rewards to fly to Belize. […]

Canal with boats and houses lining it on both sides

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One of our loyal readers recently wrote about her love of travel hacking in a new blog she has started. Kim gave us permission to share it with you. I have loved to travel for as long as I can remember. I have fond memories of family vacations “down the shore” and when I took […]

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Our latest reader success story comes from Laura about a trip to Maui and Kona. Here it is in her words:   Getting Hooked on Travel Hacking A few years ago, my husband read a blog about a way to travel for free that didn’t involve being tied to a contract or multi-level marketing program. […]

Northern lights above snow

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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. […]

Red Rock Mountains in Desert

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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 […]

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