Happy New Year! Many people are making goals and plans for 2023. If your goal is to travel more this year, keep reading!
Making more travel memories thanks to miles and points
My family has an exciting year of travel planned. In fact, I’m currently in Miami with two of my kids and we’re about to take a cruise. We used miles for our flights, points for our pre-cruise hotel and I even got an (almost) free cruise thanks to hotel status matching!
We’ve got more exciting travel plans for the rest of the year using miles and points, including:
- Flights to/from Florida for spring break
- Business class lie-flat seats for flights to/from Europe
- Hotel in Venice, Italy
- Flights and Airbnb in Puerto Rico
- Flights and hotel in Colorado
- Flights/hotel in Chicago
How do we have miles and points to do all of this? It’s not because we travel so much that we earn miles from paid flights. It’s also not because we spend a ridiculous amount of money on our credit cards every month.
The main reason we accumulate so many miles and points is because we open up new credit cards when they offer a high sign-up bonus. Even if my husband and I open just 2-3 new cards a year, we can easily get 300,000+ miles and points. We don’t go in debt because we only charge what we can pay off every month.
If you haven’t opened up a new credit card in the past few years, you’re missing out on some great bonuses you can use for travel! Read my Travel Hacking 101 post for all the details.
Best Credit Card Deals
You can see all the credit cards in our affiliate network here. A few of my go-to favorites (and not all of these are in our affiliate network, but we always share the hot deals regardless):
Capital One Venture Rewards: It doesn’t get easier than this! Earn 2X miles on all purchases, and erase travel expenses from your credit card statement with miles. Current bonus is 75,000 miles!
Citi Premier (non-affiliate link): Current bonus is 80,000 points! That’s worth at least $800 in travel. See my post here for all the details.
Chase Ink Business Cash and Chase Ink Business Unlimited: If you own a small business, you may qualify for a business credit card to earn even more miles and points! These cards currently have 90,000 bonus points.
See more hot offers here. Don’t know which card is best for you? Feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do you want to travel in 2023?
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