Reader Success Stories

Get inspired by our readers!

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

Family near palace

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Our latest reader success story: Spring Break EuroTrip, comes from Elise. We love hearing from our readers about how they use credit card points and miles to create lasting memories with their families.   Getting Started with Credit Card Points and Miles I’d been lurking in the travel communities for a while, but I had […]

Asian temple near water with clouds surrounding

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Our latest success story is a blast from the past for Alex and I. Shannon sends her reader success story to Bali on points and miles, where she used a mix of points/miles and cash for an unforgettable trip!   Shannon’s Story I know Pam and Alex from California, and I feel like I know […]

Two women watching solar eclipse with glasses on.

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Our most recent reader’s success story comes from Jess’ husband, Ted. Originally, the whole family had planned to go to San Antonio to watch the eclipse. Circumstances changed for Jess and Molly, but Ted went anyway and wrote us a reader success story: Hyatt Place and the Eclipse. (Yay, for Ted)! Here’s his story: I […]

Man and woman walking on beach with young girl and baby

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Our Reader Success Story: South Korea goes perfectly this week as we’ve been visiting Asia. We often get asked how to use points and miles for a trip to Korea, so we are so happy to present Katelyn’s story to you!   Katelyn’s Story Using Points/Miles in South Korea My name is Katelyn. I grew […]

Crystal clear turquoise beach with boats in water

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Thanks to you ladies, I’ve easily saved $20,000 in the last two years since I started traveling with points. A lot of that was saved on trips we were taking anyways. Our biggest redemption was recently at the Kimpton Seafire in the Grand Cayman Islands. It was booked on points using my IHG card, supplemented […]

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One of our readers’ favorite destinations (and ours!) is Costa Rica. You just can’t beat the pura vida lifestyle with its laid-back vibe! Here is our latest reader success story: Costa Rica on points. I’ve been listening to your podcast since summer, and I have learned so much. I recently bought your Next Level program! […]

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Laura shares her reader success story with us today – a winter escape to Arizona. I was raised in Arizona, and there is no better place to go to in winter! Here are all the details of her escape: Recently, my family just returned from a great winter escape to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  We flew […]

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Cierra used credit card points and miles for wedding dress shopping with her mom and sister. Here’s her Reader Success Story to Savannah, Georgia. I’ve been using points to travel for about two years after buying the course, and wanted to get my mom on board. I knew the best way to do that was […]

City view near water with colorful sign that says TORONTO

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Camille presents her reader success story to Toronto today. Here it is, in her words: I started using credit card points and miles in May 2022 after doing an extensive internet search for the best travel credit card and came across Pam and Alex’s blog. I was hooked. My husband is Canadian and his parents […]

Big smiles on man and woman in car filled with balloons.

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We use points and miles for a lot of luxury trips, family vacations, and more. Another great way to use points is to visit family. In fact, that’s what got Jess into points and miles…being able to visit family for less. In this reader success story,  Amanda shares how she used points and miles to […]

White sand, palm trees and blue water

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Our latest reader success story is close to my heart as Lysandra and her family hotel-hopped in Cancun, Mexico.  Here is her report: I wanted to give a review of our recent points trip to Cancun as a family of 5 for winter break 2023. Our girls are 7 and 10, and our son is […]

White hotel with blue pool near ocean

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Grace is a points and miles beginner, but she was still able to book an amazing vacation to Cabo. We love that you can quickly learn the game and have success with credit card points and miles! Only two cards opened, and she was in Cabo for her babymoon! Here is her story: This is […]

Cherry blossoms along river

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One of our readers, Christy, just sent this reader success story to Japan to us – talk about an ultimate redemption and trip! Here’s her story: My husband and I just returned from a nearly 3-week trip to visit our son living in Japan, visiting the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji, and Iwaki. This […]

Palm trees, blue water and sand

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It may seem too good to be true when we show you how to take a nearly free vacation on points and miles. However, we have hundreds of stories of readers who have also used credit card points and miles for nearly free travel. This proves that ANYONE can do this—even YOU! Here is a […]

Hotel resort pool area

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I originally found Jess through a viral real.  I was a lurker for some time, thinking, “why in the world would people pay an annual fee on a credit card when there are free ones?”  Finally, I said YOLO and used Jess’s link to sign up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  We met the spend […]

Woman and man with young boy in stroller.

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Hailey’s new mom reader success story is brief but oh-so-sweet that we just HAD to share it with you. Being moms ourselves, we can totally relate to the struggle of wanting to be with your young children and also wanting to travel. In today’s world, that can be next to impossible on one income. Luckily, […]

Man and woman standing on top of mountain

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Our next reader success story to Denver is from an Award Travel Academy student who states that a trip on credit card points and miles helped get her Player 2 onboard. She has been following us for a few years and shared her trip to Denver and future plans with us!   Booking a Trip […]

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I thought it would be fun to hear from some of our readers, particularly our Award Travel Academy Students, about their points and miles journey. I asked them to tell us about their first redemptions and their journey from beginner to booking that first trip with credit card points and miles.   Olivia’s Story with […]

Row of hotels on white beach near blue water

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I started following Jess over at Made Possible By Points right after I returned from an amazing trip to Kauai, Hawaii. My husband and I had the time of our lives at the Grand Hyatt, and Jess was sharing a reel about how she scored a trip to Hawaii using points from a welcome offer. […]

View of city from water with large skyscrapers.

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Sandra sent us her reader success story to Dubai – and it was a doozy! She packed it with fun activities to celebrate her 40th birthday. This is how she did it!   Sandra’s Reader Success Story to Dubai I just got back from eight days in Dubai to celebrate my 40th birthday, and I […]

Man and young girl in front of Baños sign.

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Alexa is sharing her family backpacking trip to Ecuador with us today, which included using some credit card points and miles. Here is her story: I have been listening to your podcast for several months and really enjoying the rapport you have with each other and the great information that you share. Here is a […]

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