Ubud, Bali, Indonesia; photo by Andrew Ingersoll
I know I had informed you ahead of time that we had an oversold flight and chance for a bump on our vacation last week.. Well we got it! So here’s our complete story:
Got in on the Expedia deal this past fall, where we booked a trip to Vegas for $1 Canadian. Ended up not being able to go to Vegas, so cancelled the tickets with CO before the flight date. This left a credit with CO for $280 each. Used this credit to purchase tickets to FL last month, total was $7 extra per ticket, costing us now $8 each round trip to FL. Flight out was oversold, and we volunteered to be bumped. We were both chosen, and received $300 each on CO vouchers for doing so – AND I was moved to F for the next flight out (husband got the bulkhead behind me).
All totaled: +600 in vouchers and a seat in first class for a ticket that cost us $1 to begin with! All thanks to reading your blog and the forums J Can’t beat it!
Because of that Capital One match promotion, I earned $1150 by doing nothing at all but spend what I normally do. It’s covering my all-inclusive hotel for four nights in Turks and Caicos in a few weeks. Thanks again. Keep up the good work!
Sunday Funnies Coming to an End
We are revamping the Sunday blog post to include your Success Stories and removing the Funnies. If you have a successful frugal trip story you’d like to share, send it to me at