Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 5: Cruises, Racking and Stacking, Keep or Kick it to the Curb Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 5: Cruises, Racking and Stacking, Keep or Kick it to the Curb

Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 5: Cruises, Racking and Stacking, Keep or Kick it to the Curb

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The Award Travel 101 podcast is back with more member questions, enhanced offers, and we cover when to keep or cancel your card. If you want us to air your question, send us an email or reach out to us in the Award Travel 101 Facebook Community.

Award Travel 101 Podcast Show Format

We break each show into six sections:

  • Question of the Week — asked by members of the community
  • News & Enhanced Offers
  • What Bonuses Did We Get — which will tell you what credit cards we're working on and why
  • Trip Updates
  • Highlight Feature
  • What You Didn't Know — a feature which will be dedicated to a big or small tip that will help you better maximize the value you receive from your rewards.

How to Listen to the Award Travel 101 Podcast

Episode 005 — Cruise (on Points), Racking and Stacking, and Keep or Kick it to the Curb

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Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 5 Show Notes

Question of the Week

Ginny Irvine posts:

Advice please. I have done a few trips booked by transferring points, but not a lot. We are retired and just don't spend that much to accumulate points. Most big number points have been via new cards. In April of 2024 we are flying to Singapore. Ideally from SAT, AUS or IAH. But, I can position us anywhere. Never done business as I always wanted to save my points for more trips. But, that long on a plane, thinking business would be nice. So, I need any and all advice. Where do I start? When should I book? I do have Then the first of May, we fly home from Dubai. I guess couch would be fine there as the trip is over… So, what advice can you share? Thank you.

The Starbucks mug post — What things do you collect on your travels and do you display them?

News & Enhanced Offers

What Bonuses Did We Get?

Trip Updates

  • Canceled HR Coconut Point — no slides, Lazy River, or Big Hickory Island. Those were all of the reasons we planned to return. See my previous review.
  • Booked Indian Shores FL — used Voting Day to save P2 a personal day (missed discussing this in podcast)
  • Switzerland still booked but may be cancelling — more expenses with safari plus home expenses and Switzerland is $$$$

Highlight Feature: Keep or Kick it to the Curb

When is it time to product change or flat cancel a rewards card? Are you using all of the credits? Are you making use of card perks? Is there a retention offer?

What You Didn't Know

Book now, ask questions later. You (nearly) always have 24 hours to change your mind. “I saw a flight for x, didn’t book it and now it’s gone up! Should I book now or will it go down”.

Where To Find Us

For questions, you can join us in the free 90,000+ member Award Travel 101 Community. If you want to dig into some of the less discussed strategies, our Award Travel 201 community is filled with those who want to dig into the weeds a little more. To book time with our team to discuss how to better your earning and burning strategies, check out Award Travel 1-on-1.

You can also email us or find us on Twitter or Instagram. If in-person meetups interest you, save-the-date for our next available meetup, and keep an eye out for more announcements coming soon!

Let us know what you think of the show so far, and hit us up with questions or topics you'd be more interested in hearing!

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