How to Get FREE FLIGHTS Using This Easy Credit Card System

Hola amigos, Jim here from Spanish and Go your resource for learning real world travel Spanish And today I want to talk to you about how to fly for free like May and I have done 27 times in the last two years

So that's 27 plane tickets we didn't pay a dime for and I'm going to show you how you can do the same thing So let's get started So first off I just want to say that this video is mainly for people in the US so sorry everyone else but the benefits that are going to talk about here are aimed at legal residents of the U

S So I wish I knew about the stuff I'm going to tell you today years ago because I didn't realize that I was leaving hundreds if not thousands of dollars on the table And that's basically getting a rewards credit card Now if that freaks me out don't leave just yet because if you know how to use a credit card responsibly you will pay nothing extra

You will reap all of the benefits and pay zero interest and that life is good You'll be flying for free So as long as you can pay off your credit card there are tons of opportunities for you to gain lots of points either for cash back or to use for travel And I'm going to tell you exactly how we do it So there's really three main credit cards that we use where we get the majority of our points

And there's one other one I'm going to tell you about at the end of this video But strategically using these three credit cards that I'm going to tell you about gives us all of the points we need to travel basically anywhere we need to go throughout the year So the first two credit cards I'm going to tell you about have no annual fee and you're literally just leaving money on the table if you're not using these And the first one is the Chase Freedom card Now this is the first rewards credit card that I got and I was shocked by how much cash back I was able to earn

It was literally an extra free four or five hundred dollars a year just by strategically using this credit card Straight off the bat, you get 150 dollars cash back if you spend 500 dollars on the card in the first three months of getting the card And in most cases this is pretty easy to do It really was for me because I was able to put my cell phone bill on there and all my groceries and that basically took care of the five hundred dollar requirement But beyond that this card will get you at least three hundred dollars back a year for travel if you use it correctly

So the coolest thing about this card is you can get 5 percent back on the rotating categories they have throughout the year You can get 5 percent back on gas part of the year, 5 percent back and groceries and sometimes restaurants and other things as well So if you use this card strategically and you make sure that you maximize the 5 percent cash back categories you can easily get three hundred dollars back a year I pretty much maxed out the benefit of this card every year by spending at the places where the category gives you 5 percent back So I highly recommend this card to anyone who can pay a little closer attention to where their money's going and what to use the card with

Now you're going to get 1 percent back on everything anyways which is decent but it's not as good as the five percent which leaves me to the next card So the second travel rewards card that I got and that I still use to this day is the freedom unlimited So this card is a little lower maintenance you get one and a half percent back on absolutely everything No limits That's the unlimited part

And you also get some of the same great benefits like when you sign up for the card you get a hundred and fifty dollars back as long as you meet the 500 dollar spending requirement within the first three months Which again, is pretty easy to do if you're putting your bills on your cards Just make sure that you never carry a balance and you pay off the card and you're good You won't ever pay anything extra for having these cards And you might be thinking getting another credit card just so you can get that extra half a percent more is a little ridiculous

Maybe it is Maybe that's not what everybody needs to do But for me I still use this card even though I also have the Chase Freedom card as well as one other And you'll see how these cards end up working together in just a moment The third card I want to tell you about is the Chase Sapphire Reserve card

Now this is the first rewards card I ever got that has an annual fee So to make sure that you can offset that card I'm mainly recommend anyone who travels maybe three times a year or more to get this card now right away You can get fifty thousand point bonus when you get this card as long as you spend four thousand dollars in the first three months Now that's a lot of money It's a lot more than the other cards I mentioned where you only have to spend five hundred dollars in the first three months to get the bonus

But if you strategize and only get this card when you're ready to make a big purchase it can really pay off Now there's an annual fee of 450 dollars but if you travel a lot the benefits outweigh the fee you have to pay with this card First off you get 300 dollars and travel reimbursed every year So as long as you're going on trips the first three hundred dollars of any flight you pay for or even transportation by bus can be reimbursed Three hundred dollars every year

So that basically brings the annual fee down to 150 dollars How do you offset that? Well, there's some other cool benefits like you can get Global Entry and TSA PreCheck basically for free They'll reimburse you the amount that you pay to get Global Entry or TSA Precheck And if you've never heard a Global Entry before I'm going to leave a card up above where you can check out our video about the benefits of getting global entry If you travel a lot I highly recommend it

So the other benefits with this card are you can get three points per dollar on dining out and travel purchases For me that's a lot of money that I spend every year because May and I eat out a lot and we travel a lot So it's easy to accumulate lots of points just by using this card when we go out to eat or if we have to pay for a bus And another huge benefit of this card is that all of your points are worth 50 percent more when you reimburse them for travel So that means I can move over the points from the Chase Freedom card and the Chase Freedom unlimited card over to the Chase Sapphire Reserve card and all of a sudden there were 50 percent more

So basically now anytime I earn any points on the Chase Freedom or the unlimited I move them over to the Chase Sapphire reserve and they're worth more and we're able to fly farther So you're 150 dollar bonus from the earlier cards is actually worth 225 dollars by the time you transfer the points over to the Sapphire Reserve So if you're just starting out trying to travel more It can be a tough pill to swallow maybe it's not worth while to get the Sapphire Reserve for you but for us it's been an awesome card to have an addition to the other two that we have So there's one more card I want to tell you about

And we just got it But it's been really helpful for us since we own a business and it's the Chase Ink Business Preferred card Now there is an annual fee with this card It's ninety five dollars and if you own a business it can be really helpful because you get extra points for common business purchases especially online business purchases like what May and I run with this channel And you get three times the points on things like advertising online

But the sign up bonus is 80,000 points So if you're able to spend I think it's four or five thousand dollars in the first three months you get that eighty thousand point bonus and meeting these bonus requirements can sound ridiculous Like we're going to come up with four or five thousand dollars in three months? All you have to do to meet these spending requirements is plan ahead before you even get the credit card Figure out how you're going to spend the money to meet that bonus requirement to be able to get the bonus for the Freedom card and the Freedom Unlimited I'd say it's pretty straightforward

You can just plan to put all your bills on a credit card and it's fairly easy to meet the spending requirement that way But when you're talking about these bigger spending requirements like four or five thousand dollars in three months you really have to plan ahead What we do is plan on getting the cart around the time that we already plan on making some larger purchases Any equipment that we need we plan out in advance Ok if we're going to get into the camera it might be two three thousand dollars

Or a new computer New computers for both May and I That basically meets the spending requirement rate there We just planned that out in advance and make sure we're able to meet the spending requirement to get the bonus And it's totally worthwhile because 80,000 points can go a really long way

So as I mentioned earlier in the video May and I have been able to get 27 plane tickets in the last two years just using points alone We're not rich We're not super high income We have pretty average salaries or we did before we left are regular jobs and started this channel But I'd say most people in the U

S can benefit at least from one of the cards mentioned in the video There's many benefits to using a credit card over paying cash or debit And as long as you pay off the account every month there's nothing to worry about So if you think any of these cards can help you travel more

Check out the links in the description If you end up applying for one of the cards and getting it through the link you're actually help our channel quite a bit So if you enjoyed this video guys don't forget to Like and Subscribe for more travel and Spanish tips And remember El Camino es el Destino The journey is the destination

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