On this historic day — Pearl Harbor Day — I’d like to announce that all author profits or proceeds (above production costs) from sales of the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook are being donated to the Wounded Warrior Fund until further notice.
Our men and women in uniform who have been wounded in the line of duty have sacrificed so much for all of us. This is the least I can do to support their contributions on our behalf.
The Wounded Warrior Fund is part of the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL with additional program offices located in New York City and Washington D.C. Its mission is to honor and empower wounded soldiers and “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation’s history.” I certainly want to be a part of that. (Read more by clicking here.)
You can purchase the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook at Amazon.com in either Kindle or paperback format. However, if you want to purchase the Handbook in paperback form directly from the book publisher to maximize the contribution to the Wounded Warriors, please use the link below.
Please consider giving a copy of the Handbook to your less informed friends, not only to help them learn how to travel for free but also as a way of saying “Thanks!” to our guys and gals in uniform.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
- Annual Fee: $49 fee waived for the first year
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
The IHG Rewards Club Visa is often cited as one of the most underrated hotel credit cards, with good reason. The official offer is for 70,000 points after $1,000 spent within three months, with the first year’s fee waived. The card comes with an annual free night certificate that can be used at any IHG property, including Intercontinental hotels - making this certificate worth upwards of 50,000 points. This is far more generous than some other hotel cards, which limit the categories in which free night certificates can be redeemed.
Cardholders earn 5 points per dollar at IHG hotels; 2 points per dollar at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants; 1 point per dollar everywhere else. Moreover, you’ll get a 10% rebate on award redemptions, up to 100,000 points per year. The card also comes with Platinum status, though that doesn’t get you much with IHG. Still, this is a fantastic card to have in your wallet, with benefits that far outweigh the already low $49 annual fee.
- Earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months of account opening
- Enjoy a free night of card membership at over 4,700 hotels worldwide
- Earn 5 points for each $1 spent at our hotels
- Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants
- Bonus points redeemable at hotels such as Intercontinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn®
- Automatic platinum elite status, as long as you remain a cardmember
- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49