HOW I AM USING CREDIT CARDS AND REWARDS POINTS TO MY ADVANTAGE TO TAKE A FREE TRIP TO DISNEY
PART THREE // MONTH THREE
First things first, I decided where I would stay, what airline I would fly, and how I would earn extra money. Next, I found myself with a free guidebook using the Checkpoints app until I earned a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
1. Disney Visa Rewards Card
Goal: Pay for our park tickets + Christmas Party tickets- $650
Still need: 579
2. Starwood Rewards American Express Card
Goal: Cover our stay at the Swan and Dolphin for 4 nights- 40,000 points
Current Earnings: 12,983 (the equivalent of a 1 night stay!)
3. Jet Blue American Express Card
Goal: Pay for our flights- 40,000 points
Current Earnings: 16,290 points (After our Spring Break Trip- My husband has another 4,000 we can transfer for $50 if need be also so I dropped the total needed to 40,000!)
4. Discover Escape Card
I don't spend enough money to use another card for everyday purchases and save money so I didn't really earn anything this month and won't be using it for this experiment any more!
Goal: This was originally planned for extra spending money and then I realized that we don't have access Disney's Magical Express shuttle service! We will need to pay for the Mears transportation shuttle to and from the airport and the Swan (or Dolphin) which will cost $34 per person, so roughly $70 total.
SavingStar: $2.90 Ibotta: $5.00
Still Need: $62.10