I came across your blog about six months ago and found it very interesting. I also wanted to travel frugally. I followed the steps recommended on the blog and was able to complete a trip to Los Angeles from Houston with my family of three for only $25.
Air tickets were redeemed on American Airlines for 75,000 frequent flier miles and cost me nothing with the AAdvantage Credit Card (75,000 bonus miles).
Hotel Stay was redeemed through Continental One Pass website for six days at 10,000 frequent flier miles for 60,000 miles. Cost was $25 for Chase Continental debit card with Chase checking account and no-fee Continental credit card (25,000 for Chase checking and 30,000 for Continental credit card + 5000 frequent flier miles from purchases).
Rental car was through Delta Skymiles for six days for 19,065 miles. Cost me nothing for Delta Skymiles credit card (25,000 bonus miles).
My whole trip cost me only $25 for air travel, rental car and stay!
Had an amazing and fun vacation at Disney Land, Universal Studios, and Hollywood.
Thanks to Rick and all other bloggers on the site for your experience and deals.
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