The ads you see on the blog and now the website frugaltravelguy.com are from programs I have either used or investigated. The only exception are the Google Adsense ads, as I have little or no control over their ad placement.
I am trying to make this blog pertinent to the rookie frugal traveller and the seasoned pro as well. As I’m sure you have seen, some of the material fits you and some better fits other readers. My goal is to help as many people as possible travel as reasonably as they can. For example Tripology is a website that matches you with 3 travel agents to get you a free starting point for a trip you are planning. I personally don’t use travel agents, but the more timid among us may find the information valuable. Hotwire is another example of a worthwhile site that I seldom use. I am comfortable with the Priceline business model. as an alternative. Others may be more comfortable with the Hotwire program.
And I don’t want to limit the scope to just airplanes, hotels and rental cars. You’ll see I’ve written about Megabus and Amtrak and have ads from HomeExchange.com and VacationHomeRentals. And don’t forget the China Bus on the eastern Seaboard.
But the most intriguing thing I’ve seen in the blogs short 6 month history, is blog readers NOT taking advantage of FREE MONEY ads. The Revolution Money Exchange on the home page of the website and the Ebates rebate program on the blog provide FREE CASH for very little effort. I will only present information I would or have tried myself. Both of these have worked for me. If I at some point I get the feeling you don;’ want to know about them, I’ll quit mentioning them. And all the ads and sponsors, keep the blog and website online.
Someday, when it is a slow travel day, I’ll tell you about our App O Rama that netted us $15,000 plus this last year doing 0% balance transfers with credit cards and we loaded up on frequent flyer miles and hotel sign up bonuses.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Annual Fee: $95 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The Sapphire Preferred offers 2x points on dining and travel, and no foreign transaction fees, making this the go-to card for travelers.
This card accumulates Ultimate Rewards points, which are very valuable for transfer to United and Hyatt. Overall, this card is a great choice for maximizing earnings on dining, travel, and every day spend.
- Earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $500 in travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate RewardsSM
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening.
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees, plus Chip and Signature enabled for international travel.
- 1:1 point transfer to leading frequent travel programs at full value — that means 1,000 Ultimate Rewards points equal 1,000 partner miles/points.
- 24/7 direct access to dedicated customer service specialists
- Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95