Rick Ingersoll knows how to play the system. For more than a decade he’s been milking frequent flyer and hotel loyalty schemes for all they’re worth.
Take for instance what he calls his “most adventurous trip.” Rick and his wife took a long-term trip from the U.S. to Hawaii via South America, Europe, Cambodia, Thailand and Australia.
In total they paid only – emphasis on the only – $310 in taxes each for their tickets. Oh, and did we mention they flew business class on each leg of the journey?!
That’s not all. On 58 of the 61 nights they spent in hotels their stay was either free or massively discounted.
How did this retired mortgage banker secure such incredible discounts?
Well, effectively through dedicated, diligent travel hacking. Travel hacking is the practice of chasing discounts and upgrades for things like flights, hotel accommodations and car rentals.
Eager to share some nuggets of his wisdom, he set up the blog Frugal Travel Guy.
His site is full of unbiased, sensible advice on topics like credit card churning*, capturing mistake fares, securing a ‘bump’ and collecting reward points through financial services and banking.
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