Travel blogs are my current obsession! I can’t stop reading them! In particular - travel blogs that have to do with earning credit card points to travel with. Recently, after a lot of hard work, I became debt free when it comes to credit cards (still paying off my student loan and I have a car note to pay off too).
The next logical step, then, would be to figure out how I can earn credit card “miles” or “points” for travel. And guess what? It is addicting! I mean - who wouldn’t want to travel to Europe or Asia for pennies on the dollar? Count me in! And because of that - I now spend most of my free time searching for new articles about credit card points. Such an exciting life I lead, huh?
Some of the good ones out there in no particular order:
- The Points Guy
- View From The Wing
- One Mile At A Time
- Mommy Points
- Million Mile Secrets
- Frugal Travel Guy
They are really informative. The thing is - sometimes I can’t help but think they’re trying too hard to whore out credit cards. Especially The Points Guy. To their credit - they do warn you that some of the links in the article may be there so they can earn a commission of sorts. So be forewarned. However, for the most part - they give good info.
This recent hobby has me racking up points so far! I just earned 40,000 by meeting the minimum spend requirement for the Chase Sapphire Preferred. I’m nearly at the minimum spend requirement for the Arrival Plus to earn another 40,000 “miles.” Now I have to figure out which credit card to tackle next. My options:
- Hyatt Visa - which will get me two free nights at a Hyatt anywhere in the world.
- IHG Visa - which will get me 60,000 IHG points
- One of the Citi American Airlines cards - which will get me 60,000 AAdvantage miles.
Ugh. So many choices! Any suggestions? When I decide (which’ll be sooner rather than later) I’ll let you loyal subjects know. Stay tuned.