Beginner’s Guide: Travel Frugally by Using Credit Card Points

Beginner’s Guide: Travel Frugally by Using Credit Card Points

Traveling is an exciting and enriching experience, but it can also be an expensive affair. What if I tell you that there’s a way to travel to stunning destinations without breaking the bank? Yes, it’s possible, and it is through traveling using credit card points. In this blog post, I will walk you through how traveling with miles and points can be a frugal yet adventurous way to explore the world.

How to Find the Cheapest Award Seats on Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)

How to Find the Cheapest Award Seats on Flying Blue (Air France/KLM)

The Flying Blue frequent flier program by Air France/KLM is a game-changer for frugal tourists. Its affordable award seats make it possible for anyone with miles to travel more without breaking the bank. In this blog post, I have guided you through the process of finding the most affordable award seats in the Flying Blue award calendar so you can be on your way to your next bucket-list destination on miles and points.

Pay Your Bills Fee-Free With A Credit Card Using PayPal Bill Pay

Pay Your Bills Fee-Free With A Credit Card Using PayPal Bill Pay

PayPal’s new Bill Pay feature offers a convenient way to pay bills and utilities with a credit card, no added fees involved. It presents an excellent opportunity to earn cash back or travel rewards by utilizing your credit cards for PayPal Bill Pay. Any credit card that can be linked to your PayPal account can be used for this purpose. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to set up PayPal Bill Pay and leverage its benefits to maximize your travel rewards or cash back.

Guide on How To Use United’s TravelBank

Guide on How To Use United’s TravelBank

Since some credit cards provide travel credits that expire within a year, depositing money in United’s travel bank is a viable option to utilize those credits so they won’t go to waste. Funds diverted in United’s travel bank have a 5-year lifespan so it offers some level of longevity and a whole lot of flexibility, especially that travel is not expected to pick up again anytime soon. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps on how to fund and use United’s Travel Bank.

Easy Ways to Meet Your Credit Card’s Minimum Spending Requirement

Easy Ways to Meet Your Credit Card’s Minimum Spending Requirement

One of the most lucrative frugal strategies I’ve been optimizing the past decade or so is leveraging points and miles earned from credit cards to pay for my airfare and hotel stays. These credit cards require for a certain amount of spending to occur before they give out bonuses. In this blog post, I will lay out some ways on how you can meet this requirement without breaking the bank.

How to Book World of Hyatt Free Night Awards Using Points

How to Book World of Hyatt Free Night Awards Using Points

The World of Hyatt’s award chart is popular among frugal travelers and points enthusiasts looking to maximize their hotel points and benefits. Hyatt offers a competitive award chart, with redemption options starting at just 3,500 points per night for Category 1 properties and going up to 45,000 points per night for Category 8 properties. with Hyatt hotels to take advantage of free stays on Hyatt points.

In this blog article, I’ll walk you through the steps in searching for World of Hyatt free night awards so you can be on your way to your next free bucket-list vacation.

The Best International No-Fee ATM/Debit Card for Travel: Charles Schwab

The Best International No-Fee ATM/Debit Card for Travel: Charles Schwab

In this blog post, I will illustrate the benefits of having a zero-fee ATM card when traveling. Personally, I have been utilizing the Charles Schwab Debit Card alongside their exceptional Brokerage Checking Account. The most notable advantage? No maintenance fee or minimum balance requirement! Additionally, at the conclusion of each month, they reimburse all ATM charges incurred worldwide. Rest assured, it is a remarkable card that caters to all your travel necessities.

Ink Business Cash® Credit Card Review: Best No-Annual-Fee Business Card

Ink Business Cash® Credit Card Review: Best No-Annual-Fee Business Card

Elevate your travel game with the Chase Ink Business Credit Card. Its generous sign-up bonuses, 5x point earnings on office supplies and select utilities, and no annual fee make it the ideal choice for budget-savvy small business owners and frugal tourists like myself. In this blog post, I will go over the benefits of the best no-annual-fee credit card available in the market right now.

How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor

How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor

In this blog post, I would like to share a strategy that I’ve been able to successfully leverage to travel the world for a significant discount. This tactic involves using travel miles and points accrued from business credit cards. This post aims to demystify the business credit card application process so you can confidently answer the form even if you are a sole proprietor and do not have an EIN. Let’s dive in!

How To Save Money For Your Future Epic Antarctica Cruise

How To Save Money For Your Future Epic Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica isn’t just a destination for the wealthy seeking exclusive experiences—it’s also accessible to the savvy, budget-conscious explorer. In this blog post, I will share valuable tips, tricks, and insider knowledge on how you can travel to Antarctica, making this dream adventure a reality. Join me as we delve into the mesmerizing landscapes, encounter unique wildlife, and discover the wonders of the icy continent. Is Antarctica on your bucket list? Let’s make it happen together!

Best Ways to Use or Liquidate Your Gift Cards (Visa or Mastercard)

Best Ways to Use or Liquidate Your Gift Cards (Visa or Mastercard)

One of the fastest ways to accumulate travel miles and points is to purchase gift cards (Visa Gift Cards or Mastercard Gift Cards) when they go on sale, either at office supply stores or grocery stores, by using travel credit cards. In this blog post, I will list out the various liquidation methods I’ve utilized through the years to convert these gift cards into cash, while simultaneously earning travel points for free flights and hotels.

$15 Discount On $300+ Visa Gift Cards At Office Max / Depot

$15 Discount On $300+ Visa Gift Cards At Office Max / Depot

Office Depot/Max is back with their regular deal of discounted gift cards. This time around, $15 is instantly deducted from your tab if you purchase $300+ Visa gift cards. This is a wonderful opportunity to help you meet the minimum spending requirement of a new credit card you just applied for. Alternatively, use the Chase Ink Cash which gives 5X Ultimate Rewards points per dollar at office supply stores. You can then use those points for free travel or hotel stays. This blog post outlines the steps.

$15 Discount On $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards At Office Max / Depot

$15 Discount On $300+ Mastercard Gift Cards At Office Max / Depot

Office Depot/Max is back with their regular deal of discounted gift cards. This time around, $15 is instantly deducted from your tab if you purchase $300+ Mastercard gift cards. This is a wonderful opportunity to help you meet the minimum spending requirement of a new credit card you just applied for. Alternatively, use the Chase Ink Cash which gives 5X Ultimate Rewards points per dollar at office supply stores. You can then use those points for free travel or hotel stays. This blog post outlines the steps.

Transfer American Airlines Business Credit Card Miles to AAdvantage Accounts

Transfer American Airlines Business Credit Card Miles to AAdvantage Accounts

If you own an American Airlines business credit card, you may notice changes in how your points are credited to your AAdvantage account. American Airlines now separates miles earned from personal and business credit card charges. This new transfer option lets you share miles with your team or partners at no additional cost. In this blog, I’ll explain how to transfer miles from your American Airlines business cards to your AAdvantage account.

Top Things to Do in Porto on a Rainy Day

Top Things to Do in Porto on a Rainy Day

Welcome to Porto, the charming city known for its colorful buildings, delicious food, and port wine. But what do you do when the rain starts pouring down? Don’t let a little rain dampen your spirits or ruin your travel plans. In this blog, I’ll share my favorite spots in Porto for rainy days and give you a one-day plan for when the forecast looks gloomy.

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promotions & Other Offers (2024)

Hyatt Bonus Journeys Promotions & Other Offers (2024)

If you’re into collecting points and love saving money like I do, let me tell you how to maximize your point earnings with World of Hyatt promotions. As a perennial favorite of points enthusiasts, the World of Hyatt program has consistently offered exciting promotions for its loyal customers. This blog post will list all of the Hyatt promotions in 2024 so we can all inch closer to staying at fantastic Hyatt properties this year for a considerable discount.

Hyatt 2024 Devaluations: Book by March 26, 2024

Hyatt 2024 Devaluations: Book by March 26, 2024

The World of Hyatt program has announced its annual award chart changes, affecting 183 properties. Among these, 137 properties will be subject to devaluation, requiring more World of Hyatt points for free night awards. Conversely, 46 hotels will move to a lower category, reducing the points needed. This blog post will detail the properties changing categories and offer booking recommendations before March 26th, 2024.

Taipei to Seattle on China Airlines Business Class Using Flying Blue Miles

Taipei to Seattle on China Airlines Business Class Using Flying Blue Miles

One of the benefits of learning how credit card points work is the ability to use travel points and miles to fly business class on different airlines. This China Airlines redemption from Taipei to Seattle using Flying Blue miles exemplifies how credit card points can be maximized to fly luxuriously without breaking the bank. In this blog post, I’ll share details about how I booked my return flight from Taipei back to the West Coast of the US using travel miles and points.

Easy Ways to Earn American Airlines Miles

Easy Ways to Earn American Airlines Miles

As one of the world’s largest airlines, American Airlines offers a frequent flyer program that’s chock-full of perks and rewards. Whether you’re a frequent business traveler or a points enthusiast looking for the best deals, earning American Airlines miles can help you save money while enjoying a comfortable and rewarding travel experience. In this guide, we unveil the various ways you can earn American Airlines miles.

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card: The Best Card for Lounge Access

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card: The Best Card for Lounge Access

Points enthusiasts, frequent flyers, and frugal tourists know that the voyage is as important as the destination. Long layovers and flight delays are an inevitable part of the travel experience, but they don’t have to be a drag. Gone are the days of waiting for your flight in those cramped, noisy airport terminals—welcome to the world of serene lounges with the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card. In this blog post, I’ll explain why the Venture X card is the savvy traveler’s best friend, especially if you yearn for an oasis of calm during your hectic travel schedule.

Guide on How to Maximize Amazon’s Shop With Points Program

Guide on How to Maximize Amazon’s Shop With Points Program

Amazon’s Shop with Points perk allows customers to use points from their loyalty rewards programs towards purchases at Amazon.com, making it easier to save when shopping for what they want. With Amazon’s Shop with Points, you can access rewards points from numerous banks and credit cards. All it takes is a few clicks to link your bank account or credit card directly to your Amazon account so that you can start using your points right away. In this guide, I will walk you through redeeming your points using Amazon’s Shop With Points program. But most importantly, I will teach you when you should use your points and when you should not. So, let’s get started!