Lake Erie here, a favorite spot for Ohioans. And one must talk about Luggage for all kinds of travel, but I already wrote about that too, HERE
So today, I'm going to talk a bit about "loyalty" programs. Everyone has one and it pays to take advantage of them when you can. There are loyalty programs connected to your charge cards, example Eddie Bauer Charge Cards get connected to Delta Airline Miles. Chances are your bank has one connected to their charge card. Chase for example has a cash back program, and they have a 2nd program that gives you more points on certain types of purchases IF you go through their webpage.
Marriott has a rewards program and their rewards points can be used to book flights, and or hotel stays, you get more points if you're using their card.
Airlines have loyalty programs so it pays to be able to book most of your flights through one carrier. You're not always able to, but if you're know you're going to be traveling for business and or pleasure, think about where you're going ...is there one particular airlines that generally goes where you go? Make that your primary airlines and you'll be more inclined to earn enough miles to get free flights.
Many grocery stores have loyalty programs where you can save money by purchasing gift cards through them and earn money back on your groceries, some are tied into free gallons of gas as well.
Loyalty programs can indeed save you money; but you need to be willing to invest some time to check several programs out and determine which one works best for you. Don't try to do too many different programs...not only is it confusing; but you'll be spreading your earnings/savings in too many directions to quickly reap the rewards.
Save money on your flights, and your hotel stays by seeing what loyalty programs you can take advantage off.
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