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.