Would you like to fly roundtrip to Japan with stops in Thailand and Vietnam for only $68? How about flying nonstop to Madrid for only $50? Or stay in a top-rated hotel for 5 nights without paying a dime?
Whether you don't have any money to spend or you're simply looking to save money on travel, I can help you book your dream trip using airline miles and hotel points.
What are points?
Points generally refer to airline miles that you acquire through an airline’s frequent flyer program and hotel points that you acquire through hotel stays. You may already have a frequent flyer number for one or more airlines, such as American Airlines, Southwest, Delta, and United. When you fly that airline, you earn miles. Likewise, you may have a loyalty number for a hotel chain, such as Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, or Starwood. When you stay at that hotel, you earn points.
In addition to airline miles and hotel points, there are specific credit cards that you can earn points with through spending, such as Chase Sapphire or American Express. Those points can then be redeemed for travel through various partner airlines and hotels.
Most airlines and hotels also have credit cards that you can use to earn substantial sign-up point bonuses as well as additional points for regular spending. While many people earn airline miles and hotel points from business travel, many people also earn points through credit card sign up bonuses and spending.
Why do I need a consultation about earning and redeeming points?
Though you may be enrolled in airline frequent flyer programs and hotel loyalty programs, you may not know the additional ways you can acquire significant amounts of points through credit card bonuses and spending. In addition, even if you have earned points through credit card spending and bonuses, you may not know the best way to redeem those points to suit your travel desires.
I have acquired thousands and thousands of airline miles and hotel points and redeemed them on travel, substantially reducing the cost of my dream vacations. Through a points consultation, I want to help you do the same.
What are some examples of point earnings and redemptions?
- I redeemed 80,000 American Airlines miles (plus $100 in taxes and fees) earned from a single credit card bonus for two roundtrip direct airline tickets for myself and my husband from the Charlotte to Madrid, Spain. The credit card bonus was acquired by spending $3000 over a period of three months.
- I redeemed 80,000 hotel points earned from a credit card bonus for a five-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand. The credit card bonus was acquired by spending $3000 over a period of three months.
- My client earned the Southwest Companion Pass allowing a free airline ticket for a companion on any Southwest flight over the course of an entire year (with no maximum number of tickets). She earned this from a combination of a single credit card bonus and putting all of her spending for the year on the Southwest credit card.
These are just a few examples – there are many other great ways you can redeem points for travel!