July 17, 2021 5 min read
If you’ve been to an airport you know exactly what I am talking about. Long lines, people everywhere, and of course the sound of delayed flight times coming over the intercom as you wait to depart. Ugg!
But chances are your savings hasn’t quite caught up to the post pandemic travel frenzy. So let’s talk about 3 savings hacks for travel on the cheap.
Seeing as I am purchasing the flight, I might always reap the rewards for the cash I am spending. Don’t miss out on points/miles/cash available to you through airline partnerships.
There are a lot of different rewards credit cards out there, if you are an avid traveler. Look at the different travel rewards cards your bank offers, as well as some of the best travel cards out in the marketplace in 2021.
We also suggest you check out your favorite airlines travel rewards card and see what they can offer. Once you’ve done your homework, pick the card that works for you and start stacking your rewards.
If you are not an avid traveler, an airline card may not be the best fit for you. You may want a “travel card” that offers points towards travel, hotel, rental cars, gift cards, or cash back so you can pick and choose how you use your rewards. The other option is a “cash-back” card, this allows you to earn cash year round on the things you MUST pay for and use that cash to fund your next vacation.
To sum it up! By purchasing your vaca using a credit card, you are getting the rewards points from your credit card company for this trip. Giving you an added bonus of points or miles towards your next vacation. You are already stacking points for your next adventure. Win win!
Nerdwallet has a great credit card comparison tool you can use to find the best credit card for your financial picture!
Flying one airline can accumulate a host of benefits—from lower prices to mileage perks, and more. I always start by shopping my favorite airlinefirst, and then going to other sites to compare pricing for that airline and other similar flight dates and times to find the best deal.
Taking 15 minutes to find the best flight deal and saving myself $50 is well worth the effort!
Here are some of our favorite options for shopping around for flight deals:
Kayak, Expedia, or Travelocity are great tools to ensure you’re getting the best possible rates on flights. Also remember to sign up for your favorite airlines email subscriptions. They will send out monthly deals to places you love to travel on the cheap.
If you’re a bargain hunter, this is a great way to have coupons sent directly to your inbox are the places you love to visit!
So naturally, I used hotwire to book my hotel room on one of their last minute deals! The best part, I am getting my points for the night through my Marriott membership and I get the same hotel for WAY less money. I don’t make $77 dollars in $7 minutes so that time was WELL spent.
If you travel for work and need to make a last-minute trip, check out the flash sales and take advantage of low rates when you have a quick turnaround.
It’s all about smart spending and knowing where to look. Bookmark this blog and pull it up next time you need to shop around for a travel deal.. You’ll be able to afford more fun in the long run!
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