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April 2015

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Will I Lose All of My Points If I Cancel My Credit Card?

Guy who loses his points

A couple weeks ago I made a very costly rookie mistake. I cancelled a credit card without thinking, and forfeited about $400 of rewards points in the process.

Here’s how it went down.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Columbus, which is pretty rare in early April.

I’m sitting in a Starbucks, trying my best to avoid looking like a hipster while sipping coffee and doing my monthly points/miles check-up.

This is a ~20 minute monthly ritual where I take stock of my open credit cards (using my awesome free spreadsheet), tally up my points for future trips, and close old credit cards that are about to be hit with annual fees.

I’ve done this dozens of times now so I have the entire process down to a science. I even copy and paste the same email scripts for closing credit cards. (I’ll share these with you in a future post). Continue Reading

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Another GFF Reader Success Story: 2 Tickets to Paris for $185

Travel Hack to Paris

One of the things I love to do with 10xT is show you some of the amazing results that my readers have achieved with very little time and effort.

I’ve shared many of these success stories in the past, but today’s post features a particularly remarkable result achieved by one of my newer readers, Marcus.

Marcus took advantage of one of my free 15 minute conversations in January and hasn’t looked back since. In fact, he just booked a trip to take his wife to Paris later this month for $185 (more on this later).

Three months ago the idea of traveling for next to nothing was a completely foreign concept to him. Three weeks from today he will be sipping wine with his wife on the Champs-Élysées, having paid next to nothing to get there.

So I asked him to share his story by answering a few questions about his experience so far.

Take it away, Marcus.

 

Tell us how you got started with points and miles. When did you decide to give it a try and what was the tipping point for your decision? Continue Reading