Earning enough rewards points to take a long vacation or earn a free flight almost anywhere you want to go is a pretty good deal. In fact, it’s why so many people choose to take advantage of reward programs, mileage clubs, and the like. What if I told you that it is far easier to rely on your excellent credit and your responsible financial sense to book a trip that’s almost completely paid for using reward points? Would you believe me?
It’s easy, too; all you have to do if you have not already done this is open a Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card account. The card recently announced that their 50,000 point sign-up bonus is now a permanent bonus, which makes it easy to earn some great travel. All you have to do is spend a total of $4,000 within three months of opening your account. Furthermore, you can earn additional 5,000 points when you add an authorized user to your account and use their card to make a purchase in the same amount of time. You now have 55,000 bonus points and some great travel options on hand.
We thought we might try to entice you to consider just how good this offer really is by redeeming your points for you in the most fun manner.
One Way Ticket to New Zealand
This is a place that so many people want to visit, and for good reason. However, you can now do it with a one way ticket. Hopefully you have enough points somewhere else already for a ticket home or else you don’t mind paying the fee to get home on your own. United Airlines makes it possible to fly to this gorgeous city for very few points if you really want to go.
Six Nights at a Category 2 Marriott Hotel
If you are into value travel, this might be just what you are looking for. You can redeem those reward points for five free nights at one of these many properties all over the world for only 10,000 points per night, and Marriott gives you a fifth night free when you book more than four nights. That means you get six nights away and you pay for none of them.
Two Tickets to Hawaii
If you can sign up for Korean SkyPass, you can do this. The airline offers roundtrip economy tickets to Hawaii for only 25,000 points. What this means for you is that you can sign up for this account, transfer your points and head straight to Hawaii for your dream vacation. It’s easy as you could imagine.
Four Nights at a Category 3 Hyatt
Hyatt hotels are some of my favorite – I’m a huge fan of the Grand Hyatt in Tampa – and it costs you only 48,000 points for four nights in a hotel like this. You’ll enjoy an amazing stay when you choose some of these hotels in cities all over the world, so start booking now.
Round Trip Ticket to Europe
If you’ve always wanted to visit Europe, now is the time. Virgin Atlantic allows passengers with rewards points to book flights to the major cities in Europe for as low as 35,000 points for a round trip ticket, and that’s not much at all. This allows you to see the cities and the destinations here, and it allows you to have a wonderful time.
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