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  • Greg and Betsey

February Hotel Travel Hack

Updated: Mar 1, 2020

If you dream of traveling to places like Paris, The Caribbean, Italy, New York City or even Fiji, here is how you can stay for almost FREE.

If you dream of traveling to places like Paris, The Caribbean, Italy, New York City or even Fiji, here is how you can stay for almost FREE.

Over the past few years we’ve had many people ask us how we are able to travel to so many fun places so often. We know travel can be EXPENSIVE….especially when you are traveling with your whole family. But, my husband and I really have learned some great strategies to travel VERY AFFORDABLY!!

One of our personal travel secrets is using points for FREE hotels in amazing places! My husband and I have used Marriott points to stay in Paris for free multiple times in 4 & 5 star hotels, including free breakfast! The fresh squeezed orange juice and french toast and bacon are making my mouth water just thinking about them. We were able to stay at the Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel for 5 nights for FREE. This is an incredible value because rooms at this particular hotel run $400-$600 per night!

In 2016, when we traveled to Beijing to adopt our youngest daughter, we were able to stay multiple nights for free as well. This was especially helpful in our savings since the adoption processes is very costly.

Here are 2 FAST and EASY ways to build up enough points for a FREE WEEK in some of our favorite places like: Paris, Hawaii, or YOUR dream location.

OPTION 1: Sign up for The Marriott BonVoy Card by Chase: The current sign up bonus for this credit card is worth 105,000 Marriott Points!

We love this credit card because you get a free award night worth up to 35,000 points each year, FREE Premium Wi-Fi in hotels (good for streaming movies for the kiddos!), and no foreign transaction fees and it has a low $95 annual fee. Score!

OPTION 2: Sign Up With The Marriott BonVoy Card by American Express: The sign up bonus for this card is up to 75,000 points!

We love this credit card because you can earn a lot of points quickly with this current sign up bonus, you receive a free night each year at a Marriott hotel, you earn $300 in Marriott statement credit, and are able to earn additional points quickly.

If you meet the requirements and sign up for these two cards you will earn 180,000 Marriott points. This makes for an unbelievable dream vacation!

Here’s some inspiration all available for less than 180,000 points!

Fiji- Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

5 days for as little as 120,000 points!

Paris- Eiffel Tower Views- Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero

5 days for 170,000 points!

Tuscany - Renaissance Tuscnay Il Ciocco Resort and Spa

5 days for 100,000 points!

Bahamas- Atlantis Resort and Beaches

5 days for 160,000 points!

New York- Roof Top living in Time Square

5 days for 140,000 points!

We use points to travel for nearly free and this is one of the best bonuses I’ve ever seen for Marriott credit card signups! These signup bonuses won’t last long.

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