How to Get Started with Points-Based Travel

How to Get Started with Points-Based Travel

I am not an elite travel hacker. I don't have millions of miles. I have neither the patience, the will, nor the credit score needed to deploy the credit card churning strategies that many budget travel experts document in such mind-blowing detail that it seems like you'd need an Accounting degree to keep it all straight. I'm a reasonably average woman who likes to travel, and prefers to do so inexpensively. Here's how I do it. 

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3 Incredible October Vacations That Won't Break Your Budget

3 Incredible October Vacations That Won't Break Your Budget

Summer is gone, and October has arrived. With the busy holiday season on the horizon, October is a great time to score deals on travel around the world. Here are some of our favorite picks for cheap October vacations.

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Best Credit Cards for Gas in 2019

Best Credit Cards for Gas in 2019

One of the most common expenses in the average American's monthly budget is keeping gas in the tank. If you live in a car-centric city like I do, getting even a few cents per gallon off your gas costs can mean big savings over the course of a year. Fortunately, there are a few credit cards out there that can save you up to five percent on every dollar spent on gas purchases. For a more generalized roundup of great credit card deals, see our article on the best credit cards with signup bonuses. Note: Citi is a partner of Brad's Deals.

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for September 2019

Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for September 2019

Here is a current list of our top four favorite credit card signup bonus offers. Consider all of of these to be highly recommended. If you’re new, I realize that it can be scary to apply for any credit card, but if you are diligent about paying your bills on time and in full, the rewards are endless. Note: Citi is a partner of Brad's Deals.

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Visit More Than 200 Museums For FREE With Bank of America

Visit More Than 200 Museums For FREE With Bank of America

From diving into the ocean at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to enjoying time soaking up nature's majesty at the excellent Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado, Bank of America is offering a deal made for museum lovers, Museums on Us. Bank of America card holders enjoy free admission at participating museums, gardens, and cultural institutions on the first full weekend of every month.

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Best Credit Cards for Rental Cars in 2019

Best Credit Cards for Rental Cars in 2019

What's one big part of travel many people don't think about while booking a vacation? Getting around at your destination. Sure, Lyft and Uber are now ubiquitous, but depending on the trip, it often makes sense to rent a vehicle. We get questions all the time about which credit card is best for car rentals, so we thought we'd round up our favorite options for anyone looking to save on some wheels for their next trip out of town.

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3 Ways to Save on a Munich Oktoberfest

3 Ways to Save on a Munich Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, the annual German celebration of beer and fun starts Saturday September 21st at Munich's Theresienwiese. The festival run through the first Sunday in October, and if you're looking to get in on the action – either this year or in 2020 – here are my tips for saving money on the beer-soaked trip of a lifetime.

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The 10 Best Deals to Buy in September

The 10 Best Deals to Buy in September

The kids are back in school, the temps have taken a tolerable dip, and everything's starting to come up pumpkin spice. As if September wasn't already one of our faves, it's also one of the best months for scoring bargains on summer's leftovers and with plenty of warm weather days ahead.

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Do You Actually Need Extra Car Rental Insurance?

Do You Actually Need Extra Car Rental Insurance?

Wondering whether or not rental car insurance is worth it? Let me tell you about the time I shredded the tires of a Mercedes on the English motorway.

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3 Amazing Cheap Vacations to Take in September

3 Amazing Cheap Vacations to Take in September

September is one of my favorite months to travel. The kids are back in school, meaning great deals across the country and the world! And, if you're lucky, you can squeeze out another weekend of good summer weather!

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