Getting Air Miles WITHOUT more debt on your credit card!

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One of my cousins was telling me how she gets so many free air miles. I was shocked I hadn't thought of it before.


       It's super easy if you have a credit card that gives you air miles with purchases.


Here's how:


1. Every time you pay for something you normally would debit or pay cash for (groceries, clothes, utilities, gas... to name a few), use your credit card that accrues air miles with purchases.


2. Pay the balance off right away with the money that you would have used to pay those bills or purchase those items.


My sister started doing this and gets at least 2 FREE First Class tickets a year!



LindaKNor posted Mar 02, 2013
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bethkay
A lot of those credit cards have annual fees, but I have heard that sometimes they will waive the fee. Never hurts to ask!
Love free travel tips!
bethkay (rep: 930) posted Mar 02, 2013
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bbattag
I always thought that was common sense, but maybe people really aren't doing that.

@bethkay - yes, many do have annual fees, but there are also many that do not.
bbattag (rep: 6.75k) posted Mar 02, 2013
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dealwagger
It's funny, most people I know pay the minimum like they are really getting a deal only having to pay $XX when their bills are $XXX. I love getting perks just for using cards I'm not paying a dime of interest on, nice to see an article that isn't just telling people to cut up their cards!
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Mar 02, 2013
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lilywow
My friend's advise to me was sign up for every card with every airlines LOL. This way your options are open when you fly.
lilywow (rep: 8.33k) posted Mar 02, 2013
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fluffy
You would probably be better off using cash-back cards rather than miles cards, even if your objective is to earn airfare. You would likely reach your goal sooner, with less spending. Also, popular cash-back cards like Chase Freedom and Discover More have no annual fees and the rewards never expire.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Mar 04, 2013
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LindaKNor
@fluffy Thanks for your input. Always a good idea to look at other options.
LindaKNor (rep: 12.8k) posted Mar 05, 2013
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BFD2011
Thanks for everything you do
BFD2011 (rep: -7) posted Oct 04, 2013
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Blippety
Great tip. Will remember this if I ever plan to go on holiday. :)
Blippety (rep: 18) posted Oct 04, 2013
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earltaylorjr
Thanks for sharing :-)
earltaylorjr (noob) posted Jan 22, 2014
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