Reader Success Stories

Get inspired by our readers!

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

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 of […]

Large city near blue water with surf boarders in water

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Our reader success story comes from Laura. She sounds like she has tackled this hobby head-on. We love that she has figured out that it isn’t about just getting one card but about multiple sign-on bonuses! Laura’s travel hacking success story is a great example to follow.   Laura’s Reader Success Story My name is […]

Turquoise water, palm trees and bungalows

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Here’s a reader’s success story that everyone wants to know about – the Maldives. And Turkey. And Paris. Three countries, one trip with points and miles! Unbelievable. Thanks for your submission Devan! Devan’s Story Hi Alex + Pam, I wanted to submit a response to the travel hacking redemption/trip that I recently went on! My partner […]

pink bird in front of beach

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Michael sent us a reader success story about how he went to Aruba on points and miles. This got my attention as I had a trip planned for November doing the same. We are using different points and miles but the end result is the same – fun in the sun for next to nothing! […]

red rocks in an arch

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Our latest reader’s success story comes from Nicole who is rocking it in the points and miles game. With just a little instruction, she has taken off running – we are so proud of her! Here is here summer adventure using Hyatt points! Soon after I began following Travel Hacking Mom on Instagram, I signed […]

Kaylee's family in Disneyland using points

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In August 2019, reader Kaylee and her family went on a Disneyland vacation using points. Kaylee was able to get free flights for her family of 7 and paid just a small amount for her 6-night hotel stay! Keep reading to see how she did it.   Kaylee’s Disneyland Vacation on Points We were planning […]

Pink Castle

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We love to share reader’s success stories with each of you! They are inspiring to us and others and let people know that travel hacking really works. Here’s a story from one of our Instagram readers, Brittany. She travel hacked a trip to Disney World to really save costs.   Travel Hack to Disney World […]

Two women on float in front of castle

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For all of you Disney lovers out there, this is the reader success story for you! Joy has used points and miles for numerous trips to their parks. There is nothing like visiting the happiest place on earth! Thanks, Joy for sharing your reader success story about using points and miles for Disney!   Disney […]

Red rock mountains

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Our next reader’s success story is an unusual redemption. Instead of staying at a plush hotel, they went glamping on points and miles! Brittany’s experience sounds amazing! Glamping It’s time for some glamping!! I’ve always wanted to do it, and we finally booked it- for free!! We chose Zion National Park for our first glamping […]

Snow covered mountains with green grass and blue water

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We love, love, love the following reader success story. It comes from our youngest travel hacker and shows some great ingenuity. This 12-year-old is going places! And for nearly free! Here’s the story that his mom sent into us: Colin’s Success Story Our twelve-year-old son Colin, who coincidentally wants to be a United Airlines pilot, […]

Palm Trees at sunset

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Our latest reader success story comes from Trent, who recently completed a trip to Maui with his family of six! Talk about points/miles goals! We love how Trent used some creativity here and thought outside of the box to make this trip happen on points and miles. Some of his methods are more advanced but […]

Milan Duomo

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We love to hear from our readers about how they used points to pay or reduce their travel costs! Here is reader Kat’s story and it was her first time traveling on credit card points and miles! Way to go Kat!   Kat’s Story My husband and I just did our first travel hacking trip […]

Pink Castle

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We love to share reader’s success stories with each of you! They are inspiring to us and others and let people know that travel hacking really works. Here’s a story from one of our Instagram readers, Brittany. She travel hacked a trip to Disney World to really save costs.   Travel Hack to Disney World […]

Dallas, Texas

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Our latest Reader’s Success Story comes from Valerie who used points for a family trip to Dallas Texas. They were able to take seven, yes seven, family members there for free! Here are her words: Years ago, my husband worked at Chase Bank and started understanding the beauty of credit card points. We opened both […]

Niagara Falls

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Our newest reader success story comes from Tara who is a recent convert to travel hacking.  We love that she has already signed up for a couple of credit cards and sees the value of new cards. That’s the way to increase your points – keep those signups coming! We try to always have a […]

Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

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Our latest reader’s success story is from Azar who is using credit card points to make memories. Azar is a relative newcomer to travel hacking but she is really on the fast track! She used credit card points to make a trip to her sister-in-law’s shower possible with points. Azar is a great example of […]

Disneyland

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Our latest reader success story comes from Mimi who was also the winner of our random drawing for reader success stories! She told us how she used points to get to California. We loved all your stories and know you can learn from each other about using points. Because of this, we will be including […]

Boston in the Fall

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Our latest reader success story comes from Julie who is also my sister.  Her first travel hacking success story was a Boston vacation on points.  I have coached her along her path of travel hacking and she has had great success, especially with flights!   Julie’s Travel Hacking Success One of my daughters lived in […]

Kaylee's family in Disneyland using points

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Back in August, reader Kaylee and her family went on a Disneyland vacation using points. Kaylee was able to get free flights for her family of 7 and paid just a small amount for her 6-night hotel stay! Keep reading to see how she did it.   Kaylee’s Disneyland Vacation on Points We were planning […]

Girl in Paris who got there free with Travel Hacking

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One of our readers, Renee, submitted the following travel hacking success story. We appreciate her taking the time to send this to us!   Renee’s Story I’ve had a few travel rewards credit cards in the past that I’ve used to earn free hotels or flights. When I saw Pam and Alex’s travel hacking success […]

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