Author Topic: Travel Hacking Fail  (Read 1182 times)

change_seeker

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Travel Hacking Fail
« on: November 10, 2021, 07:29:06 AM »
So it turns out I'm not organized enough to hack with credit cards.  While we have been able to do some traveling over the last few years, I just realized I've paid $838 over the last three years in credit card fees because I didn't shut down the cards at the one year mark!

Closed the offending cards, I'm thinking I'll just stick to the no-fee-ever rewards cards for a while.  Right now that would be the Amazon Prime card and Barclays.

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Re: Travel Hacking Fail
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2021, 08:14:12 AM »
A no fee travel card is the capital one venture card as well.

PoutineLover

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Re: Travel Hacking Fail
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2021, 08:58:13 AM »
That's a bummer, but hopefully the bonuses were worth it! If you do decide to get back into the game, set yourself calendar reminders at the renewal dates so you don't forget to cancel or change to a no-fee card.

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Re: Travel Hacking Fail
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2021, 09:00:42 AM »
This is a lesson learned, but it's not a fail. You should be continually learning and modifying your behavior.

JoePublic3.14

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Re: Travel Hacking Fail
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2021, 04:58:50 PM »
Oops! Take a short break, then get back at it.

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Re: Travel Hacking Fail
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2021, 11:08:41 AM »
Are you saying those cards were inactive and you got no value from them?