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!

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 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 […]

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 […]

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