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Travel Hacking 101

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Travel Hacking 101 will teach you the basics of travel hacking. You'll learn how to strategically collect miles and points and use them to travel the world for pennies on the dollar!

New to travel hacking? Want to learn more? Check out my site at http://natebuchanan.org/budget-travel-101/

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Travel Hacking 101

  1. 1. Travel Hacking 101
  2. 2. What is Travel Hacking? Strategically collecting miles and points and using them to travel for the world for pennies on the dollar
  3. 3. Outline Real Life Example Different Types of Miles & Points How To Redeem Miles & Points Main Strategies for Earning Miles & Points #1 Strategy for Earning Miles & Points Frequently Asked Question Questions & Attempted Answer
  4. 4. Real Life - Costa Rica
  5. 5. Earning Miles 25,000 50,000
  6. 6. Redeeming Miles Round Trip Flight = 35,000
  7. 7. Flight Cost - $105
  8. 8. Types OF Miles & Points
  9. 9. Different Types of Points Airline Miles Hotel Points Fixed Value Points Transferable Points
  10. 10. Airline Miles Redeemed for Free Flights based on Zones or Distance
  11. 11. Zone Based Award Chart 30,000 Miles
  12. 12. Zone Based Award Chart 40,000 Miles
  13. 13. Distance Based Award Chart
  14. 14. Distance Based Award Chart BNA > DFW = 631 Miles – 4,500 Avios
  15. 15. Distance Based Award Chart BOS > DUB = 2,993 Miles – 12,500 Avios
  16. 16. Hotel Points Redeemed for FREE nights based on category/level
  17. 17. Category Based Award Chart
  18. 18. Category Based Award Chart
  19. 19. Fixed Value Points Arrival Miles Venture Miles 1 Point = $.01
  20. 20. Redeeming Fixed Value Points
  21. 21. Transferable Points Easily Transferred to Airline and Hotel Partners
  22. 22. Transferable Points Transfer the points to an airline or hotel partner and redeem based on their award chart
  23. 23. Earning Miles & Points
  24. 24. Strategies for Earning Miles & Points Credit Card Signup Bonuses Strategic Spending Travel Online Shopping Portals Dining Programs
  25. 25. Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses 9 Credit Cards: 520,000 Points
  26. 26. Strategic Spending Rotating Category Spending Bonuses Q1 - Amazon.com Q2 - Gas Stations Q3 - Kroger Q4 - Amazon.com Fixed Category Spending Bonuses 5X - Office Supply Stores 2X - Gas 2X - Hotels
  27. 27. Travel Another Day…
  28. 28. Online Shopping Portals
  29. 29. Dining Programs Skymiles Dining Mileage Plus Dining AAdvantage Dining Rapid Rewards Dining
  30. 30. #1 Points Earning Strategy
  31. 31. APP PARTIES
  32. 32. Frequently Asked Questions
  33. 33. What Will Happen to MY Credit Score?
  34. 34. What About Annual Fees? Downgrade Cancel Keep
  35. 35. The End!
  36. 36. Bring on the questions! Website - natebuchanan.org Social Media - @natebuchanan

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