Podcast 82. Travel Nearly Free Forever: How to Earn Points and Miles For Years to Come


Curious about keeping your travel rewards game strong over the long haul? Today, we’re diving deep into the world of travel rewards, sharing our top strategies for earning points and miles that keep on giving. We’re Pam, Alex, and Jess, and we’re here to uncover the methods that keep our points balances healthy year after year.

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Join us as we share our favorite approach: credit card welcome offers. It’s the gold mine for anyone in the points game, providing the biggest returns with the least effort. Imagine turning everyday spending into free flights and luxury hotel stays—yes, it’s entirely possible with the right signup bonuses!

But it doesn’t stop there. We know not everyone wants to juggle multiple cards. So, we’re also breaking down how you can maximize points through daily spending without signing up for new cards every month. From shopping portals like Rakuten to maximizing category bonuses on existing cards, we’ve got the insider tips that make every dollar count.

And for those who think they might run out of cards to open, we have some reassurance: with new cards hitting the market and old favorites making comebacks, there’s always a way to refresh your wallet with lucrative opportunities.

Ready to boost your travel rewards strategy and keep those points coming for years? Hit play to dive into this treasure trove of tips and tricks with us, the Travel Mom Squad. Your next dream vacation could be just a few points away!


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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 How to Never Run Out of Points and Nearly Free Trips!  
  • 1:12 Unlocking the Power of Credit Card Welcome Offers (HUGE Tip!)
  • 2:38 Alternative Methods for Earning Points Without New Cards
  • 4:00 Why We Skip Low-Return Strategies Like Dining Rewards
  • 5:23 Shopping Portals and Referral Points Explained
  • 7:06 Strategies for Reapplying and Managing Credit Card Rules
  • 11:22 Maximizing Bonus Categories for Everyday Spending
  • 15:53 Strategic Use of Points for Travel and Upgrades
  • 25:18 The Importance of Strategy in Points Accumulation
  • 36:04 Leveraging Business Expenditures for More Points
  • 44:31 Keeping Track of Points and Planning for Future Travel

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