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Travel For Free: Unlock Rewards With Airline And Hotel Credit Cards

"Find Your Elsewhere" - Jacksonville Review July 2024 Issue

Airline Mile Hotel Miles Free Travel

IMAGINE JETTING OFF to your dream destination without paying a dime for flights or hotel stays. Sounds too good to be true? Think again! With the right airline and hotel credit cards, you can turn those daydreams into reality. These cards offer a variety of rewards, from free flights and hotel stays to exclusive perks and upgrades, all for simply using the credit card for your everyday purchases.

Airline credit cards typically offer miles for every dollar spent and often come with enticing sign-up bonuses. For instance, Alaska Airlines is currently offering 60,000 miles if you spend $3,000 in 90 days. That may seem like a lot, but with the price of groceries and gas, it adds up quickly. If you include your cell phone bill and other monthly expenses, you’ll earn those miles in no time. These miles can then be redeemed for free flights right from the start! For example, 40,000 miles can get you a round-trip flight to Kauai from Medford. Many airline cards also waive checked baggage fees and offer priority boarding, making your travel experience smoother and more enjoyable.

Hotel credit cards can be your golden ticket to free nights and luxurious stays. Similar to airline cards, they offer points for every dollar spent, which can be redeemed for free nights at participating hotels. These cards often come with benefits like room upgrades, late checkout, and complimentary breakfast. Some hotel credit cards also offer a free night’s stay each year just for renewing the card. I often use these for one-night stays close to the airport.

Using airline and hotel credit cards wisely can significantly cut down your travel expenses. By leveraging the rewards and benefits these cards offer, you can enjoy free flights, complimentary hotel stays, and a host of other travel perks. So why not make your next adventure both memorable and affordable by taking advantage of these travel-friendly credit cards?

Safe travels and happy earnings!

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