Earlier I did a tip on how to find cheap or free lodging. I thought it would be a good idea to show how you can fly for free. Using these two tips together, traveling becomes affordable for anyone.
I am going to put a big DISCLAIMER here: All of these credit cards have high APRs, so if you are not good at budgeting, DON’T do this. Don’t get behind on your payments with these cards. That is the most important thing. I would recommend getting these cards, spending the required amount, then cutting them up and canceling your account once you have received the points. Make sure to read all of the credit card details. Most of these cards have an annual fee after the first year. In these descriptions I only put the most basic information. Some cards offer more points for purchases so look at the card details. To get more information you can Google the specific card or check out creditcards.com, it has links to the different cards and gives more details.
These are the best cards I have found so far…
Chase’s Visa Venture Reward Card – It offers 10,000 miles and x2 miles on any purchase. The annual fee of $59 is waived for the first year. The only down side besides the ones mentioned above is that you have to spend $1,000 in the first three months.
Citi Gold AAdvantage World Master Card– It offers 30,000 miles once you spend $750 within the first four months. $50 annual fee is waived for first year.
OnePass Pluss MasterCard by Chase– It offers 25,000 miles on Continental after first purchase and 5,000 miles when you add an additional card user. There’s a $50 statement credit after first purchase. The annual fee of $85 is waived for the first year.
Gold Delta Sky Miles Card– It offers 20,000 miles plus 5,000 if you add two additional card members. $95 annual fee waived for first year.
Chase Sapphire Card– It offers 25,000 miles after you spend $3,000 in three months. The $85 annual fee is waived for the first year.
Capital One Aspire Master Card– It offers 5,000 miles after your first purchase plus 1,000 miles every year. There is no annual fee.
Most of these offers are good for one round-trip ticket within the United States. If you combine two or three of them you’ll have enough for a round-trip international ticket. I will continue to look for deals and post them as I find them. If you have any suggestions on how to get frequent flyer miles or know of any other good deals let us all know.