Having a room in the sky to yourself for free, just from earning points is headline grabbing. With economy seats smaller and more painful than ever, it’s what most people care about, it’s where the obsession begins. After you’ve cracked that first magical flat bed experience you get hooked, you want to do it again and you continue to throw all your points into one airline basket. The thing is, airlines only take care of getting there. Your time on the ground should be free too!

People Don’t Spend Nearly Enough Time Securing Free Hotel Nights…

A plane ride tops out at just about 18 hours, which you’ll of course want to make incredible, but it’s nowhere near as much time as you’ll spend on the ground. To make matters even more real, many of the most sought after destinations like the Maldives, Tokyo, New York City and so forth are all insanely expensive for a nice hotel. Many of these cities fetch north of $300 per night for a four or five star hotel.

But There Are Easy Ways To Get Started…

The first step is to open hotel loyalty accounts with each major chain. The second step is to remember that there are so many brands included in each major chain, even including hotels that are largely independent, design oriented hotels. A third important step? Booking direct! Unlike airlines you will not earn any hotel points if you book with anyone other than the hotel chain itself. Since prices are almost always the same, there’s no reason not to.

HERE Are Three Starter Tricks…

How To Get A FREE Hotel Night After Staying Just Two Nights Anywhere…

Earn Double Points At Almost ANY Chain. Free Nights FASTER!

Get A $750 Hotel Room For Just 25,000 Chase Points…

Credit Cards Can Mean Instant Free Nights!

Virtually every hotel brand offers a credit card complete with a major points bonus or some straight up free nights. That means without traveling, just for paying your every day bills, you can earn nights at hotels ranging from adequate to extraordinary, your choice. When you combine free hotel nights with free flights, travel becomes more of a question of when than how…

Even If You Airbnb, You Can Still Make It Free…

Airbnb (and many other travel brands) offer referral loyalty programs. You can earn $35 or more for each friend that you get to sign up for Airbnb who completes a stay. There’s no max! If for example you have 10 friends or family members that join via your link and stay, you’ll have $350 in Airbnb credit. That can stretch pretty far, especially in destinations like Cape Town, Vietnam and more remote areas.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. I completely agree and I personally value free hotel nights higher than business or first. Found great value for my upcoming xmas break at Sheraton Maldives, 5 nights in one of the cottages for 111K spg points, redeemed roughly 222K amex MR points.Retail price of about US$ 800ish or 1100 aussie, so great value.
    And have another 5 nights at WDW Dolphin for 40K spg. Think good value again with one night going for roughly US$300.

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