Call Your Credit Card For Special Offers
Many credit cards boast a ton of perks, some you might not even know about. Jeff Guaracino, president and CEO of Visit Philadelphia, recommends calling your credit card company before you make you travel plans to find out if you have hidden benefits you're not using. "For example, if your credit card company offers you travel insurance and you get stuck in travel delays, the credit card company may be able to pick up some of the costs you incur due to the delay," said Guaracino. "Also, some credit cards offer you access to airport lounges that could not only offer you a comfortable place to wait without the crowds but also bottles of water, food, and magazines for free instead of you having to make purchases at a stand. All of these expenses can really add up as you travel."