Mommy Points and travel writer Andrea M. Rotondo will teach you how to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points as well as how to leverage the loyalty currency you already have in order to redeem them for nearly free flights and hotel stays.
We’ve been around the world on a shoestring budget and we’ll show you how to do the same thing.
Who Are the Authors?
Summer Hull is Mommy Points and she is one of America’s foremost experts when it comes to planning affordable vacations with frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points. Her motto is “giving my family the world, one point at a time” and she wants to help other families, couples, and solo travelers see the world without breaking the bank as well.
Andrea M. Rotondo is a columnist for Fodor’s Travel, Condé Nast Traveler online, and Reward Expert. She writes frequently for Cruise Critic and Cruise & Travel Lifestyles and has updated guidebooks to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, New York City, and Hawaii.
What Are Frequent Flyer Toolkits?
Frequent Flyer Toolkits unlock the secrets of earning nearly free flights and hotel stays. This PDF ebook series currently consists of Hawaii for Nearly Free, Orlando for Nearly Free, and Paris for Nearly Free. Each ebook helps everyday people transform bucket list dreams into actual vacations of a lifetime that won’t cost a fortune. It just takes an understanding of the myriad ways to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles, hotel loyalty points, and bank points.
Unlike other frequent flyer primers, these toolkits provide a solid step-by-step blueprint to book a specific vacation. The authors take the guesswork out of this hobby and kick-start vacation plans with actionable advice.
Each toolkit includes an introduction to the concept of earning and using miles/points plus chapters dedicated to topics like planning your special trip, flying for nearly free, and booking hotel rooms and suites using points. Handy cheat sheets are also included. Fill out these worksheets as part of each chapter’s Action Plan and you’ll have a ready-made blueprint to get to your destination of choice for nearly free.
Can I Really Travel for Less Money Using Miles and Points?
Absolutely! The fact is there are many ways to earn frequent flyer miles and hotel loyalty points without even traveling. Co-author Andrea Rotondo once earned three round-trip economy tickets to Maui just by playing online word games sponsored by Bing/Microsoft. She also stayed at the posh InterContinental Hong Kong for two nights thanks to points she earned by collecting MyCokeRewards (those alpha-numeric codes on the caps of Coke products) and redeeming them for IHG Rewards Club points that could be used to book free room nights at the InterContinental. Frequent Flyer Toolkits will outline all of the ways individuals can earn miles and points.