How To Meet Minimum Spending Requirements on New Credit Cards
A typical hesitation to applying for travel rewards credit cards is related to the minimum spending requirements. Some may feel the spending requirements are too high for their income levels. Others think that much spending sounds rash. Thankfully, there are ways to put spending on a new credit card without increasing your overall spending. Here are our tips on how to meet minimum spending requirements to earn a new bonus without busting your budget.
Amex Membership Rewards Sweet Spots to Europe
With over a dozen airline transfer partners, determining the best ways to redeem American Express Membership Rewards can be daunting (earning is seemingly straightforward). Add in alliances and partnerships with each respective airline, and then there are even more options to compare. Here we highlight sweet spots for redeeming Membership Rewards for flights to Europe.
Best Airlines for International Lap Infant Award Tickets
A widely known cornerstone in the travel community is that babies under the age of two can travel domestically for free as a lap infant. However, it’s not as simple with lap infants and international award tickets. One would assume that a parent could book an international award ticket and merely add their lap infant to the reservation. However, there are various forms of airline-dependent fees involved. Knowing the pricing structure before you book could save you a pretty penny, or pile of points.
Necessary Travel Mobile Applications
With millions of apps available to download for smartphones, it’s difficult to decide which ones will add value or merely clutter your phone. To help alleviate this dilemma, we’ve identified several apps that make traveling more efficient and enjoyable. No, this isn't a list of every app, but they're ones that we think make sense whenever you're traveling.
How To Renew Global Entry
Global Entry is a US customs screening program that allows low-risk, pre-approved, international travelers expedited entry into the United States. Since US Customs and Border Protection runs the program, it also allows members to use TSA Pre✓ lines when traveling domestically. It’s an excellent tool for frequent travelers and easy to obtain for free through various travel rewards credit cards.
Quadruple Dip (4x) Rewards with Sephora Beauty Insider
Here's an easy way to quadruple dip on rewards earning. With one shopping trip, you can earn points and miles across four different rewards programs. This technique is also a great way to ensure your miles don't expire.
24-Hour Cancellation Policies for Major U.S. Airlines
The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires US airlines to allow travelers the opportunity to hold, change, or cancel an airline ticket during the 24-hour period immediately following the booking of a flight without penalty. Kristina covers the major US airlines and a couple of our favorite OTAs on their policies.