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7 Ways To Increase Rewards Points For Business Travel

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Do you want to get more rewards points for business travel? You’re not alone. Business travelers are always looking for ways to maximize their points and miles. With so many airlines, hotel chains, rental car agencies, and other businesses offering rewards programs it can be difficult to keep track of what’s out there. These travel blog ideas will help you find the right rewards program or card that suits your needs!

Stay at hotels and use the long stay discount rates

  • %20 Use your miles on discounted airline tickets rather than booking through priceline.com, etc.
  • %20 Rent cars from one of the major car rental agencies like Hertz or Avis since they have more flexible policies when it comes to renting vehicles
  • %20 Research any deals offered by airlines you frequent before booking flights online because many times these can be cheaper than using other sites (priceline, expedia)
  • %30 Consider starting a mileage run where you book a ticket with a low-cost carrier, spend as little time in the airport as possible and fly home on another airline
  • %40 Transfer your mileage points to someone else’s account or use them for yourself before they expire %50

Examples: 7 Ways to Increase Rewards Points for Business Travel

United Airlines’ MileagePlus Explorer Card

Sign up with a company that offers an employee incentive program or credit card. One of the most popular incentives is United Airlines’ MileagePlus Explorer Card which awards two miles per $0.01 spent. Plus you can earn 20K after spending only $500 within three months! The Barclaycard Arrival Miles World Elite MasterCard also has one of the best signup bonuses at 40,000 miles after no annual fee first year. 

Use the long stay discount rates

Stay at hotels and use the long stay discount rates. Hotels like Hyatt, Starwood (previously known as Sheraton), Marriott, Intercontinental offer discounted rates for stays 7 days or more. When you book 7 nights on a Hyatt card they will waive their $75 fee for any additional night! This is an excellent way to get points quickly if you are staying in one place for a while. Simply cancel before the 7th day of your original reservation date so no charges are applied to the account after that time period ends.

Use your miles on discounted airline tickets

Use your miles on discounted airline tickets rather than booking through priceline.com, etc. American Airlines has a great program called AAdvantage that offers a 7% rebate on the miles you spend. So if you’re booking an economy ticket with American Airlines, for every 7,000 points purchased they will give back $100 in mileage rebates!

Rent cars

Rent cars from one of the major car rental agencies like Hertz or Avis since they have more flexible policies when it comes to renting vehicles. This is especially helpful if there are any restrictions that might be applied at your local agency and/or other companies do not offer rentals in countries around the world (often called Tier One). When traveling abroad use this program because most likely their rates will be cheaper than what’s offered by national chains. 

Research any deals offered by airlines

Research any deals offered by airlines you frequent before booking flights online because many times these can be cheaper than using other sites (priceline, expedia). One of the best deals offered by Delta Airlines is their 7-Day advance purchase discount. This means you will get 7% off any flight booked at least 7 days in advance as long as it’s a full round trip ticket! 

Consider starting a mileage run

Consider starting a mileage run where you book a ticket with a low-cost carrier, spend as little time in the airport as possible and fly home on another airline. For example if your destination city is New York City but you want to fly from Los Angeles instead then consider flying JetBlue or Virgin America out west which are both less expensive airlines when they depart LAX or SFO.

Transfer your mileage points

Transfer your mileage points to someone else’s account or use them for yourself before they expire. Separate accounts allow you to have both personal and business credit cards, which means that any rewards can be used by either person! If one of the members in a family is traveling then it can also help their own miles accrue faster because the other card holder will accumulate more miles with every purchase made on this separate account .

Consider hiring a travel agent

Consider hiring a travel agency. Many times they can find you the best deals and get your itinerary booked in short notice. They also have connections with hotels, car rentals, cruise lines- basically anything that’s needed for an upcoming trip! Use their expertise to help take care of all the minutia when it comes time to book flights or accommodations so you don’t miss out on any great offers along the way.

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