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I travel a lot and read travel related forums, there some people talked about saving from $800 to $1,000 a year on Expedia purchases with their credit cards. I’m very interested and exited to know how they do that? Can you help me with the strategy?

Answered on | Updated on August 10th, 2017
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The Expedia®+ Card from Citi and the Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi expired

If you do travel a lot and spend a considerable amount of money on travel related needs you quite obviously would like to know all the ways to save money on travel. Expedia is one of the most popular travel companies and a well-known travel brand. One of their goals is to be the most innovative and technology driven platform so they keep up with the times and offer their customers several ways to save up while making everyday purchases.

Here are two different strategies we can recommend you if you want your credit card to work towards saving money on Expedia purchases.

1. Apply for an Expedia Credit Card

Expedia, like many other companies nowadays, had partnered with a financial institution to issue their own branded credit cards. Today Expedia has two credit cards for you to choose from – the Expedia®+ Card from Citi (expired offer) and the Expedia®+ Voyager Card from Citi (expired offer), both are issued by Citi - one of the leading banks in the credit card industry. These two credit cards offer their cardholders rewards that can be earned on Expedia purchases and on your regular shopping if you pay with the Expedia card.

One of the biggest benefits of the Expedia credit cards is their big sign-up bonuses - after applying and spending required amount of money on the card you would receive 15,000 Expedia+ bonus points with the Expedia+ Card (expired offer) and 25,000 with the Expedia®+ Voyager Card (expired offer). Sign-up bonus points can be redeemed towards $200 and $350 credits correspondingly. Not a bad start for our "$1,000 a year saving" goal! After you've received a sign-up bonus prepare to the gradual growth of the amount of your Expedia+ points. With the the Expedia+ Card (expired offer) you will earn 3x points on eligible Expedia purchases and 1x point on all other purchases made with the card. The Expedia®+ Voyager Card (expired offer) rewards are more generous – you will earn 4x points on eligible Expedia purchases, 2 points per $1 spent on dining out and entertainment and 1 point on all other purchases. As you can see the Voyager Card has more rewards earning potential, but take a note before applying - this card has an annual fee of $95. If you prefer not to pay an annual fee, you’d better choose the Expedia+ Card.

2. Consider applying for a general travel rewards credit card

The other option is to apply for the Discover it® Miles card. This card does not have a sign-up bonus but all the miles you earn during your first year will be matched at the end of the year. The Discover it® Miles card does not require you to spend an exact amount during a short period of time so you can earn miles at your own pace! The card offers unlimited 1.5x Miles per dollar on all purchases and has 14 months of 0% APR on purchases (when the introductory interest rate is over, the ongoing APR will apply) and all that comes with no annual fee! The redemption process is very simple and you have all the opportunities in the world - all the miles can be redeemed towards any travel purchases or cash. You are free to choose any hotel or airline with no restrictions or limits. If you wish to redeem your miles toward your Expedia bookings, you can do it! The Discover it Miles card is a great “tool” to earn miles and save a lot on Expedia purchases with no limits.

As you can see, it is all in your hands. If you wish to save up to $1,000 a year on Expedia purchases apply for the right credit card, make your everyday purchases and earn miles!

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