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Credit Card Travel Hacking for Beginners

  • The Edney, Floor Five 1100 Market Street Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

Do you want to fly first-class to the Maldives for a once-in-a-lifetime beach vacation but don't have $30,000 to spend? Do you want to take your family to visit Rocky Mountain or Glacier National Park, but airfare and lodging for your whole family for a week (or two) seem out-of-reach? Do you want the banks to pay you, for a change, instead of you paying the banks?

Attend this class to learn the basics of how to use credit card rewards to travel anywhere you want to go for free, or almost-free. Or even if you have no interest in travel whatsoever, come to learn how to earn thousands of extra dollars in cashback, just by applying for the right credit cards. Don't get overly excited and apply for any new credit cards before you attend this class.

Note: Please come to the class knowing your credit score - if you have a credit card, your bank may give you your FICO score for free; you can also get it for free from Discover, even if you're not a Discover cardholder. For the best results, this class assumes that you have a decent credit score and spend [or can spend] $1,000+ per month on a credit card. If you don't fit this profile, you're welcome to come and get tips about how you can improve your credit profile, so you can start travel hacking with credit cards in the future!

About the teacher:

Grant Lovellette is a relatively new Chattanoogan (has lived here just over 3 years), but he spent his first 18 years of life just down the road in Cookeville. Like many people in this hobby, Grant stumbled into travel hacking and the credit card reward game by accident a few years ago, and he continues to pursue it as a passionate side project. Since then, he has earned millions of miles and points, has applied for many dozens of credit cards, has booked tens of thousands of dollars worth of free trips, has become a top contributor to several online communities dedicated to discussing credit cards, points, and miles, and continues to travel as much as his work and family schedule allow. Though initially skeptical, even his wife is now somewhat on board, given the ability to travel pretty much anywhere she wants to go, for free (or almost free)! Now all they need is more time to travel....

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