Travel Rewards Hacking TripMarch 9, 2018
So we have been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks and one of those reasons is because we cashed in some of our QANTAS Frequent Flyer Points on a little holiday!
Baby Income Master was only a few days away from turning 1 year old so we thought that this would be a good time to get her first trip under her belt. Anxious about being the person on the plane with the crying baby that everyone despises, I was a bit nervous about the trip. Thankfully, she kept quiet for most of the flight and slept for a majority of the trip.
We also took advantage of the QANTAS Frequent Flyer Points bonus scheme when hiring a rental car through Hertz. Rather than renting a Nissan Tida like I’ve had to suffer through on my last couple of interstate trips, we opted for a current model, Audi A4. Surprisingly the boot was just deep enough to accommodate Baby Income Master’s pram. It was a brilliant car and now makes my Japanese luxury car (2001 Nissan Cima) back at home feel dated.
We also took advantage of booking the hotel through the Qantas Points site and using travel reward points to foot the bill. We stayed in the CBD of Melbourne, Australia, just walking distance from China Town. We were surprised at just how many Japanese restaurants have popped up throughout Melbourne since our last visit. We were a bit jealous as back in our hometown of Adelaide, they are few and far between.
We would definitely recommend making the use of travel reward points as it makes going on holidays so much more achievable. And there’s something really cool about booking tickets and seeing the receipt of $0.00 owed. It blows my mind that some people take out personal loans that they could be paying off for 3-5 years just for a single holiday. If you make use of bonus point offers, like the promotions that credit card companies regularly run, it doesn’t take long at all to accumulate enough points for an overseas return flight.