The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

Expedia®+ Card from Citi has expired.

This content is not provided by Citi. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed here are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the Citi.

Citi is a advertising partner.

There are several ways to do that, and all of them involve credit cards. As you know, there are credit cards that give you rewards. Such cards can significantly reduce the price of your plane ticket or a hotel stay. When you book, you get some percentage back in the manner of points or miles. Those money you can use again for award flights or hotel nights.

Expedia even has its co-branded card that could help you earn points when you buy or book with Expedia. The Expedia®+ Card from Citi (expired offer) is quite useful for those who use Expedia a lot, as it offers 3 points for Expedia purchases. You can add to your earnings if you spend $1,000 in purchases within 3 months of account opening - that's quite moderate in terms of most cards, although the sign-up bonus itself is more than modest - only 15,000 points. Points are redeemable for Expedia purchases, for example, flights and hotel stays, so that may be suitable for you.

However, there's a way to knock down your costs even more - if you apply for a general card. All in all, general cards are more profitable and easier to maintain in the long run. Travel credit cards will give you miles or points that are just as redeemable for Expedia purchases. And actually you will be able to earn more miles or points. Travel credit cards have considerably larger sign-up bonuses and the accrual goes faster.