Want to make your next flight or two free and take vacations more frequently?
That’s what travel hacking is all about. Traveling more for less. And to do that, savvy digital nomads have for years shaped their financial strategies around optimizing the bonus miles and points from new credit cards. But you can do it too.
There’s no big trick to doing this. It’s just about learning to spend what you normal would be spending, but doing it on new credit cards with travel bonuses, or through airline and hotel rewards shopping portals.
The two cards I’ve relied on to travel basically free for the past 5 years have been the Southwest Rapid Rewards Visa and the Delta Skymiles AMEX. I have a few others, but these are my go-to. And the Delta AMEX just elevated it’s signup bonus again to 70,000 miles.
This is where, if I didn’t already have the card, I would be signing up.
What does 70,000 Skymiles get you? I just searched a couple itineraries, using Boston as my departure hub, and it looks like 70k Skymiles means a free roundtrip flight to Florence, Oslo, and Honolulu.
But go search your next dream trip, wherever that may be, and see what it comes out to. If it’s within the 70,000 miles (plus taxes) and you think you’ll be spending $3,000 in the next 3 months anyway, it just makes sense.
Get yourself that free flight.
Platinum Delta AMEX
Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion®Qualification Miles after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, and get a $100 statement credit if you make a Delta purchase with the new card within the first 3 months as well.
Offer ends 05/16/2018.
*Full disclosure – I will earn bonus miles myself if you signup for this card (we both win!), but I’m not paid as an affiliate or advertiser. And I do actually have this credit card.