Miles and More Economy Class Mileage Bargains

Miles and More Economy Class Mileage Bargains may be the way for many families to book a vacation on miles.  While you will pay higher taxes and surcharges, the steep discount in miles still makes a lot of these award flights a great value.  The availability is also very good, and it is not that difficult to find 4 award seats on the same itinerary.  In this post, I am going to give a couple of examples from the Mileage Bargains currently being offered to show you how you can get great value for you and your family.

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Maximizing The Chase Ink Plus For Household Expenses

Earning enough points and miles to book award flights and hotel stays for a family can be extremely difficult, but it is possible.  One of the most powerful travel rewards credit cards out there is the Chase Ink Plus.  Although it is a business card, it is obtainable for many people and today I am going to talk about how the typical household can maximize the 5x categories to meet their travel goals.

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Earn And Burn BUT ALSO Save Miles And Points

If you frequent almost any travel forum for blog, you’re sure to see the phrase “earn and burn” in terms of miles and points.  Many of the people that use this phrase are missing the larger picture, and also misunderstanding the situation of anyone booking award travel with more than 2 people. Continue reading Earn And Burn BUT ALSO Save Miles And Points

Hotel Strategies For Families: Part 4-Club Carlson

It can be much more challenging to accumulate points and certificates for free hotel stays, especially in a family situation where you may be booking more than one room per night.  Because of the limitations of certificates, I recommend a points strategy for families in this situation.  In this series, I’m going to break down different strategies in each of the major programs to build your points balances.  Part 4 of this series will focus on Club Carlson. Continue reading Hotel Strategies For Families: Part 4-Club Carlson

Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 3-Hyatt Gold Passport

It can be much more challenging to accumulate points and certificates for free hotel stays, especially in a family situation where you may be booking more than one room per night.  Because of the limitations of certificates, I recommend a points strategy for families in this situation.  In this series, I’m going to break down different strategies in each of the major programs to build your points balances.  Part 3 of this series will focus on Hyatt Gold Passport. Continue reading Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 3-Hyatt Gold Passport

Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 2-Hilton HHonors

It can be much more challenging to accumulate points and certificates for free hotel stays, especially in a family situation where you may be booking more than one room per night.  Because of the limitations of certificates, I recommend a points strategy for families in this situation.  In this series, I’m going to break down different strategies in each of the major programs to build your points balances.  Part 2 of this series will focus on Hilton HHonors. Continue reading Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 2-Hilton HHonors

Fly In Luxury Or Budget Miles And Points?

The saying “earn and burn” miles and points is pretty common in frequent flier circles.  This isn’t always possible when you are planning family award travel because of the quantity of points and miles needed for award flights and hotel stays.  That being said, should you fly in luxury or budget miles and points? Continue reading Fly In Luxury Or Budget Miles And Points?

Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 1-Starwood Preferred Guest

It can be much more challenging to accumulate points and certificates for free hotel stays, especially in a family situation where you may be booking more than one room per night.  Because of the limitations of certificates, I recommend a points strategy for families in this situation.  In this series, I’m going to break down different strategies in each of the major programs to build your points balances.  Part 1 of this series will focus on Starwood Preferred Guest. Continue reading Hotel Strategies for Families: Part 1-Starwood Preferred Guest

Planning Family Award Travel

Planning award travel for 1-2 people can be fairly easy, even with low to moderate income. For example, each person can sign up for a credit card with a 50K mile/point signup bonus and have enough miles/points for award travel. But what about a family with low to moderate income?

There is a saying amongst many award travel enthusiasts to “earn and burn” miles. Since you never know when a rewards program is going to be devalued, this is ideal. Unfortunately, a credit card signup bonus is not always enough for a family to book award travel. Continue reading Planning Family Award Travel

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