When Kim and I are searching for hotels and can’t find one using points or for a decent price, we’ll often turn to Hotels.com.
We find Hotels.com to offer lots of smaller hotels at good prices. We also like that they offer various promos where you can save even more. They also have their own rewards programs where you earn one free night (in the form of a credit) for every 10 nights you book with them.
When we’re booking or buying anything (travel related or not) we always look to shop through portals to earn more miles & points or cash back. It’s also nice to double up and combine the earnings.
For some purchases, we buy gift cards at Staples to earn 5X miles & points. We do this by paying for our purchases with a Chase Ink card which earns 5X points at office supply stores.
I love coming across more ways to take advantage of this offer, especially when it comes to travel.
Staples has sold Southwest Airlines gift cards for a while now.
Last year I came across a couple of other options:
I recently came across another option.
While stocking up on Amazon.com and Whole Foods gift cards recently at Staples, I noticed gift cards for Hotels.com!
In the future, when I need to make a booking at Hotels.com I’ll definitely head over to Staples to purchase gift cards so I could earn 5X miles and points!
Do you go out of your way to buy gift cards to earn extra miles and points for the businesses available at Staples?