I’m not a Instagram travel blogger and I’ll never visit every country in the world, but I do earn enough points from navigating the
We are heading to Kauai later this month, which included these redemptions:
Economy flights to Hawaii – 15,000 to 40,000 American miles roundtrip each
The actual redemption amount will vary based on dates and times. The interisland flights are 7,500 miles each way (both AA/Hawaiian), and Mainland US to Hawaii are 20,000 miles each way.
You can earn American Airlines miles from multiple credit cards, as there are
Grand Hyatt Kauai – 25,000 Hyatt points per night
I’m excited to visit what is consistently rated the
Transferring some Chase points over let me top off the account to reach exactly the number of points needed. Redeeming with Hyatt points also includes all taxes and let me avoid the daily $35/resort fee. Here’s a screenshot showing that the total cash cost for our stay would have been $701 per night (2.8 cents per Hyatt point) after adding in the resort fee:
(I’m also getting 10% of my redeemed points back from this
For the holidays, we are heading to visit family in Austin, Texas:
Economy flights to Austin – 20,000 British Airlines Avios roundtrip each
The flights are actually on American as well, just using Avios. While far from my best Avios redemption, it worked out as British Airways allows you to “
Besides past flights, our main source of Avios points was the
SpringHill Suites Austin – 14,000 Marriott points per night
No free scuba lessons or water slides here. This is just a nice suite hotel so that we can fit all five of us in comfort. There is a solid free buffet breakfast, and it’s close to family (and a
Both my wife and I apply for a few new cards each year, but we don’t go past that much anymore. Our basic idea is to try out one card at a time. Sometimes the perks are pleasantly much better than expected, and other times they are harder to use than expected.
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