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Credit Card Traveling Tip

Credit Card Traveling Tip

The easiest way to earn maximum points and miles for travel is opening a new credit card with a rewards bonus. Many cards offer a lump-sum bonus that equates to hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of airline flights or hotel/Airbnb accommodations. Be sure to follow requirements to qualify for the one-time bonus, which usually involves charging a minimum amount to the card (e.g. $3,000) in the first few months.1

Once you qualify for trip rewards, use that same card while you’re on vacation to earn points toward your next points-enabled adventure. Pay the credit card balance in full each month to avoid interest charges.

It’s important to note that there may be annual fees associated with a credit card. Be sure to review the terms before signing up. 

1 David Slotnick. Business Insider. June 2, 2018. “How to score free travel with your credit cards’ sign-up bonuses — plus 6 summer vacations to book right now” http://www.businessinsider.com/book-free-summer-vacation-with-marriott-american-airlines-credit-card-sign-up-bonus-2018-5. Accessed July 4, 2018.