Monday, August 15, 2005

Points and Miles, Oh My!

I'm traveling every week this month and next on business and it is putting a dent in my ability to post and keep up with my favorite PF blogs. ...But the upside is the points and miles I'm earning...woohoo! I've joined a double miles promotion for this and next month that will help me accrue Delta miles and as a silver member, I earn hotel miles at a 120% rate.

Since we're planning on taking a few short trips over the rest of the year, I am hoping to use these perks to keep my costs as low as possible. I saved quite a bit on our summer vacation by using airline miles for tickets and hotel points for a free night. Our 10 day trip cost just over $1600 and included a rental car. That was well below my original $2000 budget (thank goodness).

The other bonus is that our grocery bill is a lot lower when I travel this much. The gal pal does a lot of grazing and not so much meal making when she's on her own so I'm hoping the overall food expenditures will be quite low for August and September.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah baby! Business travel is great. I love being reimbursed for meals and racking up miles for air tickets, meals, etc that I don't have to pay for myself. One year I actually put an $11,000 trade show bill on my United Airlines Visa... but then I was having a heart attack about the reimbursement coming in time!


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