It sounds so good on paper, "Use this credit card, shop, dine, and boom collect award points for travel". But in reality the stars have to be aligned in order to cash in on reward points for hotel stays, air fare, car rentals, etc.
Lets face it, the rewards point game is tedious and confusing.
So what's a girl to do?
Well, here are the traditional options.........
- Furiously shopping using a reward point credit card
- Book flights with the same airline in hopes of taking advantage of any loyalty programs
- Staying in the same hotel chain again...to demonstrate loyalty
- loosing sleep scouring for promo codes and preferred programs
Well if you have a lot of money or time perhaps these might work for you. But this chickadee is short on both........
So I choose the shopping portal option. In a nutshell, I have the ability to shop with 4000+ stores (major and local), I earn a commission that can be applied directly towards my travel fund.
For each retailer, they tell you exactly how much you can earn in commission. Here are some examples....
Now, I earn money for traveling from stuff I'm already buying day in and day out. The travel dollars I earn can them be directly applied to airfare, hotels, rental cars, etc. It's a win-win in my book.....................................>