Disney Reader Success Story



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 wanted to travel, but my bank account was not on board with that. I had a consult with Pam and Alex, and from there, I went all in! I bought their Award Travel Academy and really got to work.

My goal was to hack a Disney trip. But soon, I found I was going to be able to do so much more. Then Jess joined in a few months later and they redid the academy. I was hesitant to purchase the new course, but I learned so much from the last one and couldn’t risk missing out on even better hacks. I’m so happy I did!

Award Travel Academy pics

Currently, I am working a two-week trip to Portugal for my family of 4. But so far, the best redemption has been my Disney trips, that’s right, two Disney trips in one year for almost free!  Here is how I did it.

Cards I opened to get this trip on two-player mode. The only one that we both didn’t open was Venture X.


We used 6 free nights certificates and 99,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points to stay at the Swan Reserve. Our resort fees were $275.64. Airfare $33.60 and 79,000 AA miles for tickets worth $1395.60. Our Disney tickets cost $1112.64 but were free thanks to the Capital One Points purchase eraser.

I spent $310 to take my family on a 7 day Disney vacation! If I had paid cash it would have cost us $5,660! Because of all the money I saved, we were able to do all the extra stuff Genie Plus, Lightening Lanes, special dining reservations, and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

It was the most magical vacation and It would have taken me at least 2 years to save for it. Travel hacking has changed my life and the only way to get started is to have a plan and know what the heck you are doing. And the best way to do that is to learn from the pro’s. I recommend Award Travel Academy to anyone who is even mildly interested in getting into travel hacking.


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