Loyalty Programs.

Today's letter is L.  I've written about 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.

**Though Sunday is a free day, I did write a post yesterday, wanted to thank all my visitors, check it out HERE**

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Comments

  1. Great post on loyalty programmes thank you! Yes I use them and there's nothing nicer that buying a whack load of coffee for 'free' when the points have added up at my local chain store. Or as you say for air miles .. and getting a less expensive flight. Great reminder of the value of them!
    Garden of Eden Blog

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  2. Excellent write as I travel quite a bit.

    Thank you for your visit and kind comment, much appreciated.
    Yvonne.

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  3. True indeed, loyalty programs can save you more money. And I do have several loyalty programs from travels to hotels, store to online purchases, etc. But I don't worry about having as many programs I have. Thanks to giift.com! They manage all my cards and programs in one place allows to redeem my points and value instantly that gives me direct access to the best deals and promotional offers.

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  4. Where I live, we have more mom & pop shops (go small businesses!) so I don't have too many in person opportunities for these programs. But they're great for some of my necessary online shopping.
    Marlene at On Writing and Riding

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  5. Hi Sandy, I only have a minute but wanted to get back to you... I will come back for your a to z... I think that may be how we met!?

    Anyhow... rewritten experienced a final crash and has moved temporarily to www.rewritten-redone.blogspot.com ... I am doing the a to z as well and have been blogging fairly religiously... so thanks so much for keepiing in touch and I will return!

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    1. so I came back because I didnt have time to read the entry this morning! I have entire weeks that I rely on loyalty programs to save me some cash for gas etc... I have also flown to England twice and took advantage of a travel deal through AAA that way... THey definitely payoff!! What a great thing to write about... people forget about them I think and really they are quite good!

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  6. We use loyalty programs in cruising, but I hadn't thought about it for hotel stays. That would probably be a good idea. Thanks for the tip!

    True Heroes A to Z

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  7. One year I was traveling a lot for work and ended up getting seven free flights through an airline's loyalty program- it was amazing!

    http://anothercleanslate.com/2014/04/14/sip-happened/

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  8. Interesting! I travel a lot, but I have only recently signed up for my first flying miles program. I'm curious to see how it will work out in practice.
    Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Tales of colors
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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  9. Interesting point about not going for too many loyalty programmes, worth figuring out. Thanks for sharing, and also your kind words at mine earlier.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  10. I have not been good at ferreting out good loyalty programs, but for those that do...what a benefit! Good post!

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