Do you have a trip that you take regularly? Maybe an annual vacation to visit family or catch up with friends? If your answer is yes, then you don’t want to miss our latest User Success Story. Spoiler alert: it includes a trip to Australia and Fiji to visit family and saving $1,600 on flights for a family of four!
Meredith joined RewardStock in October with one goal in mind: to save money on their annual trip to Australia to visit family.
Having no reward points prior to joining, Meredith worked with our points experts and revolutionary technology to create a personalized plan. As a family of four, this has become an expensive trip and she wanted to do anything to offset some of their flight costs.
To earn reward points quickly, Meredith and her husband each got travel reward cards. Their plan included a total of three cards that earned points in programs that work together to achieve the most savings on flights to Australia and Fiji.
In five months, they earned more than 130,000 points and saved $1,600 thanks to strategic timing and budgeted spending to meet each minimum spends.
Meredith and her family of four booked flights from North Carolina to Sydney, Sydney to Brisbane, Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Fiji and Fiji back home with points. They saved $1,600 on flights. All while earning more points for their next trip by paying the flight balances on their new cards!
Before RewardStock, Meredith said she was overwhelmed by the idea of using credit card reward points for travel. It seemed too complicated and difficult. One trip booked with RewardStock, and Meredith has changed the way she books travels.
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Meredith is like many of our members. She came to us with no points and looking for guidance on how to earn more. Five months and three sign-up bonuses later, her family saved $1,600 on their family trip to Australia and Fiji.
Our software analyzed all of the options for booking four tickets to Australia. For this scenario, the best option was to book their flights through a bank travel portal. Most banks have their own travel portal, which can be used by cardholders to book travel at a fixed redemption rate. Although, not always the most ‘valuable’ way to use points, it is great to have points that can give you this option.
While they did not have enough points to book the entire trip with points, Meredith did achieve her goal. She was able to use the points from the sign-up bonuses to offset the cost of the flights. Then, she put the remaining cash balance on one of their new credit cards to meet the minimum spend and earn more points in the travel category.
Some of the best travel cards earn multiple points on travel purchases. For example, if you spend $1 on a flight, you could earn 2 reward points on this travel purchase. Each card has different multiplier categories. Please check your card or send us a note for more details.
Every RewardStock plan is unique to the member and trip. Our software makes recommendations based on your profile – current frequent flyer miles, credit card rewards, hotel points, monthly spending and travel goals. But RewardStock is more than a software, membership also includes support for our team of points experts. Schedule a call in the “Help” section of your dashboard. We’d love to chat!
Even if you haven’t decided where you want to go, we can help you get started earning points. Sign up for RewardStock today!