Execute your final rough draft !
Unit Five: Applying for the Right Cards and Travel Benefits
Congratulations! You are in the home stretch. In this final unit you will take action to finalize your travel plan. You will also learn about some valuable perks you may have not known about included with your cards.
- Apply for the credit card or cards you selected for your destination.
- Learn about added benefits and perks and align them with your travel plan.
- Set the appropriate timeline for your travel based on your point earning strategy.
- Complete your final travel plan.
Travel Cards , Redemption Ideas, and Travel Tips
Read the articles listed below and watch the videos to get an idea of what cards would be best for your destination and which cards to close without hurting your credit score.
Credit Card Comparison
This video from the Credit Shifu Show explains the difference between some popular cards.
Bonus Video: Using Southwest Airlines Destination Finder
The following video is a tutorial on how to use the Southwest Airlines destination finder. This tool is for people who have flexible time, a specific amount of points in their Southwest Airlines point bucket, and want to know where to go.
Credit Card Insurances
Credit cards are more than just point earners some of them come with some valuable insurance benefits. What you don't know could definitely hurt your pocket if you pay for travel insurance that may already be included free with your credit card. Explore the following articles and determine which ones align with your trip.
Click on the following links to read
about credit card insurance.
Credit Card Status Perks
Some credit cards give you a higher status included that gives you free nights, complimentary breakfast, free premium Wi-Fi, additional bonus points, and more. If you enjoy one hotel brand, the added benefits save you extra money with these perks.
Final Travel Plan Instructional Video
Yay! You did it! Now it is time to put everything together and go over your final travel plan.
Sample Budget Travel
Click on the following links to see examples of successful travel planning on travel points.
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