Credit Card Points & Miles

Credit Card Benefits That You Should Know About

Remember getting that new credit card in the mail and immediately throwing away the credit card benefits package? Many people overlook this fine print, but I’m here to tell you that knowing your credit card benefits can save you a good amount of money and headaches. These benefits range from free checked bags to extended warranties and in this post we’ll introduce some of the ones you should know about. Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for approvals received through links on this page. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card...

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Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers From Our Partners

The experts at Traveling Dad have identified top rewards credit cards in a variety of categories, below. TravelingDad Tip: Before applying for any of these cards, read through our beginner’s guide on how to earn and maximize your credit card rewards. Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers From Our Partners What kind of reward credit card would work best with your lifestyle? Do you pay off your credit cards each month but travel frequently? A travel rewards credit card, miles credit card or hotel rewards credit card might be right for you. Do you tend to carry a balance? Then...

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The Traveling Dad Beginners Guide to Credit Card Points and Miles

The Traveling Dad beginner’s guide to credit card points and miles. We’ve scoured the Internet for the best resources available so you will be better equipped to understand and use credit card rewards.  The ability to travel the world on points is accessible to anyone who puts in the time to read about it, so grab your favorite cup of coffee, wine, or bourbon, and buckle up. Figuratively speaking, of course. RESPONSIBLE USE OF CREDIT WARNING: Points and miles from credit card spending  are amazing if you never carry a balance on your card and never pay interest. This “hobby” —...

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Why Our Family Invested in Southwest Companion Pass. And Why Your Family Should, Too!

This is the first year that our family looked into the Southwest Companion Pass. Not because we didn’t know about it, but because a few of our travel priorities have changed. We welcomed our first son, H, in February and we knew that our travel plans were changing some. We aren’t going to be traveling to Hong Kong, Bali, or Greece over the next couple of years. Instead, we will be traveling throughout the United States, Caribbean and Central America. This is where the Southwest Companion Pass is our best friend. Let me explain. Introduction to Southwest Companion Pass I’m not...

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Use Bonwi for easy hotel rebates

For traveling dads, sometimes convenience wins the day. Unless you travel regularly for business, it can be tough to stay loyal to a single hotel chain. Or maybe you don’t want to jump through the hoops necessary. Or even if you have loyalty, there may be that city where you have no options to your preferred loyalty chain. A few weekends ago my wife and I took a weekend trip to New York City without the kids. I booked the trip using Bonwi, a new website that offers easy to use rebates for hotel stays. I’ve tried hotels.com in...

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Hamilton the Musical in Chicago – Thanks Amex!

Hamilton is by far the most talked about Broadway show right now, and with good reason. The music is amazing! If you have heard all of the hype and tried to buy tickets, you probably found the same thing I did. They are only available through resellers and they cost an arm and a leg. So when you read the title of this post, I’m sure that some of you were thinking, “Wait, you saw Hamilton? How much did you pay for tickets?” Disclosure: Traveling Dad may receive a commission for approvals received through links on this page. The...

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New Baby Equals New Travel Plans

Life, as I know it, is about to change. Alright, that was a little over-dramatic, but my life is about to change. In my previous (and first) post, I talked about how my wife and I were expecting our first child. We learned some lessons about traveling while pregnant that we’ll never forget. Now, as we’re about 1 week from our due date, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about our 2017 travel plans. Our life to this point, has revolved around travel. It’s been a centerpiece in everything that we do. We try to take at least...

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