Miles Your Way

COLLECTING MILES HAS CHANGED MY TRAVEL LIFE…

I started collecting and using miles and really invested in learning how they could benefit my travel goals. The result is less expensive flights and more travel.

1. COLLECT MILES-BUT BE SMART.

There are several offers of miles, points, and avios often from credit card companies. There are perks for having many of the cards BUT remember they are credit card companies seeking to make profit off of YOU!!
So if you choose to use a credit card for the introductory offer of miles, please be smart. There is no such thing as ‘free’ money and it’s no fun spending years paying back credit card companies with interest.

2. COLLECT MILES-CREDIT CARDS

I have two travel cards. I opened both of them so that I could get the 50,000 miles they each offered. There was a spend requirement but I earned 100,000 miles within a few months. If you don’t mind flying standard class, this is usually enough miles for a round trip ticket to several beautiful destinations.
Recommend: The perks of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is AMAZING!!

3.COLLECT MILES WITHOUT  USING CREDIT

It is possible to earn miles without credit:
  • Join airline reward programs
  • Join hotel reward programs
  • Join dining programs
  • Book hotels with Rocketmiles (This site does offer miles, however, depending on the city the hotel selection may be limited).

 

4. DRAWBACKS OF USING MILES FOR TRAVEL

AVAILABILITY
  • Sometimes the ideal flight is not available in the mile/point category of interest.
UPGRADING
  • Upgrading a ticket bought with miles may not be possible with some airlines.

Seat Selection

  • Getting business or first class seating will cost several thousand more points than standard class.

 

5. BENEFITS OF USING MILES

  • LESS EXPENSIVE TRAVEL
    There will always be taxes and fees but they are minimum especially when compared to the price that could have been paid for the ticket
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