Maximize Your Points
Travel rewards are like Legos — they should be stacked! "When booking a flight and hotel package, be sure to include your frequent flyer number (layer #1) and hotel loyalty program info (layer #2)," explained Lee Abbamonte, a spokesperson for Bank of America and the youngest person to travel to every country plus the North and South poles. "Put the purchase on a rewards credit card (layer #3)."
Miles and points can add up quickly when you stack them, meaning your holiday trip next year could be heavily subsidized or even free. Also remember that many airlines, hotels, and transportation apps like Uber and Lyft partner with each other, so be sure to link your accounts for max rewards. For example, since Delta partners with Lyft, every time you take a Lyft ride, you also earn Delta miles.