Travel

Travel Fund Tuesday: Rewards Points

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.  

"Rovia bucks" are the name given by the portal and are the equivalent of one $USD,  

"Rovia bucks" are the name given by the portal and are the equivalent of one $USD,  

 

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.....................................>

Aren't you tired of scrolling timelines and looking at your 'friends' vacation pics?

There are so many places in the world to go.  Your bucket list is never ending.  Traveling gives you life and a fresh perspective.  You would never admit it out loud, but you are green with envy when you scroll timelines and see all of the wonderful places that your friends go to.  

So what happened?  Traveling is your all time favorite activity and yet somehow it has gone way down on your list of priorities.  Life has just gotten in the way and you may be wondering how you can possibly clear some space, time, and freedom to even take a trip.  

You know that the wide world is out there just waiting for you to experience it.  This blog is focused on arranging our lives at home so that traveling can be pushed up to its rightful place as a top priority.

Stay tuned....

Kanisa