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jooles

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Help me find the travel hack guy
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:22:29 AM »
Mr. MMM mentioned or linked to a fellow frugal blogger who could offer specific advice on travelling to Ecuador for tremendous savings.  Can you help me find the travel hack guy?

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 10:32:00 AM »
I think you may be looking for http://www.milesdividendmd.com/

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 11:00:45 AM »
Miles doesn't do much travel hacking blogging (none at all, IIRC?), he's more on the manufactured spend aspect of it.

Maybe Brad over at RichmondSavers.com ?  EMail him and he can probably help.

There's a lot of places to get travel hacking advice/tips, including on these forums.  :)
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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 12:57:35 PM »
Arebelspy,

What does "manufactured spend" mean?

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 01:05:53 PM »
Arebelspy,

What does "manufactured spend" mean?

Making it look like you are spending a lot of money without actually spending a lot of money (or any at all)

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 01:06:29 PM »
Arebelspy,

What does "manufactured spend" mean?


its basically making it look like you're spending money.  so you can get CC bonus/rewards without spending the money.  You can use a CC at target to load a prepaid debit card.  Then you can transfer that money to your bank account and pay off the Credit card ... to the tune of 5k /month.  so you can fake spend 5k/month which will get you a free trip to hawaii in about 3 months the way i did it.

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 01:55:53 PM »
The one mentioned by MMM, who also curates the credit card section on the website is Brandon.

Here is his blog.

http://lifereengineeredblog.com/

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Re: Help me find the travel hack guy
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 04:48:39 PM »
Another site:    http://clubthrifty.com/travel-coaching/

Holly will come up with a CC bonus strategy for you.

Off-hand I'd try to find a 50,000 mile offer from Delta.  I got an e-mail offer today with that bonus - I guess for being a Delta frequent flyer member.