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So you’re intrigued with Travel Hacking and have no idea where to start?! We have a couple of great articles that you might want to read over if you are brand new. Even if you aren’t brand new, these are some great pointers/reminders!
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Okay, so you want to know HOW to use your points or maybe WHERE in the world to start? Which credit card to apply for? Maybe how to get to a certain destination? We have created a quick and easy 4-step program for you to get started!
Steps to Travel Hacking
Step 1: Gathering Data – this data is critical to direct you on which credit cards will be the right fit for you.
Step 2: Apply for a credit card– The fastest way to earn points is with sign up bonuses! We will help guide you on which card(s) to get.
Step 3: Meet minimum spend– this is important. Once you get the card, you have to spend the minimum amount as stated in the terms & conditions to get those points!
Step 4: Redeeming points for travel – this is where it can get tricky, but the last vital step in booking FREE award travel. We can help with award searches!
Step 1: Gathering Data
The rules for travel hacking are ever changing. Because of this, we need some information to determine the best strategy for you! The more detailed information I receive, the better.
To answer the questions, please fill out this form here. Once we receive the answers, I will respond via the email you provided.
Based on your responses in Step One, we will provide credit card(s) recommendations and the next steps for you to apply. We ask that you please use our affiliate links when applying for a credit card. These are the same as public offers, and it helps support our site.
To use our links, please check out our Top Credit Card Offer page!
Earning points is the easy part. Redeeming them, however, takes a bit more skill and time. We are able to run award searches for you and help with the planning, but this can take hours of our time. Because of this, there is a fee associated with it.
Award Booking Costs
Full Award Booking- $99*
Our Full Award Booking will get you customized and detailed options for roundtrip flights based on your award miles available. Whether you want to book a business class or economy seat. We will find the availability and provide you with the top 3 options based on your preferences. This will also include guiding you through how to transfer points if need be, and how to book the flights.
If you are looking for multi-destination, there will be an additional fee based on how many stops added.
Assisted Award Booking- $49*
Assisted Award booking is if you have an idea of flights and prices but maybe just want a double check of what other options you might have. We can help run a few searches to ensure you have what you are looking for. We can also assist in questions on how to transfer the points.
*Please note, this price does not include any taxes or fees or surcharges charged by the airline
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments! We’d love to hear your feedback.
Disclosure: Basic Travel Couple, LLC has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Basic Travel Couple, LLC and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers.
Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. You can read our advertiser disclosure located here.