People have two huge misconceptions of how to travel the world for free. 1) Free travel means camping, hitchhiking, couchsurfing, and living like a homeless hippy. 2) The only way to earn frequent flyer miles is by flying. Let me blow your mind for a second if you believed either one of those things. Completely free travel is possible.
I'm 27 and broke and yet my wife and I have been all around the world... multiple times. We've flown in suites with beds and have stayed in many of the nicest hotels in the world, including the...Read more
Hertz by far has the best rewards program for car rentals. Mostly they are the best program in upgrades for elites and definitely the best program for actually using the points that you earn. This will be a detailed overview on using Hertz points and best uses of Hertz points.
Most of the time I try to do an earning section in my best use posts, but simply put, the best earning opportunities have been with the yearly DailyGetaway sales. In this last one you could buy 13,200 points for $428 dollars. (There were other package options too). Wait until you find out the interesting...Read more
Last week Club Carlson completely changed the award prices for many hotels and got rid of the free night benefit from the credit card (RIP). This post is about finding the sweet spots in Club Carlson going forward. While we have lost a great benefit, Club Carlson remains a great program for frugal travelers.
Also, I want people to know I have now updated the Complete Map of Club Carlson Hotels to reflect the new prices. This map has every Club Carlson hotel sorted by their new categories.
Let me quick go over earning and then spend most of the time talking...Read more
I wanted to make this a great post on Hyatt suite upgrades - whether it's booking a suite with points, using a suite upgrade on a paid stay (or cash & points), or using free nights from the credit card for suites, this post will help you find the best suites at any Hyatt.
I decided to make a chart of all the Hyatt hotels with the suites you get with upgrades and their estimated value (except Hyatt Place and Hyatt House and ineligible hotels for suite upgrades). Unfortunately this chart turned into a big project because I was manually searching to try to...Read more