That Shirt You Bought Cost You a Free Flight! Words of encouragement for those who can’t choose between airline credit cards.
I’ll admit, I am rather indecisive when it comes to choosing airline credit cards. I’m on the search for the perfect option.
I want to maximize my savings and time and minimize my attention to tracking them.
I’ve compared annual fees, prices to destinations I frequent, signing bonuses, APR -- you name it.
Still, I haven’t found one that outshines the other. Both options seem to have comparable benefits and drawbacks.
Then I realized that sometimes the simplest choice is choosing both options.
It allows you to take advantage of the best deal in the moment, saving your current paycheck.
This eliminates the going back and forth and back and forth in your mind, saving your sanity.
It isn’t hard tracking them; the airlines do all the work.
Yes, it will be slower to amass points on one card, but when you do have enough to use for a flight, you will feel proud of your accomplishment.
Even better — you don’t need an airline credit card to get points.
All you have to do is sign up for a free account and remember to shop through those sites. Southwest Airlines makes it easy by giving you a button you can install on your browser.
Airlines partner with hotels, car rental agencies, and attractions. You can get points by shopping at the stores and restaurants you would anyway.
So be decisive by being indecisive. It does pay off — eventually — and your next outfit could also mean a free roundtrip flight to your dream destination.
Danielle Joy Jarkowsky is a Pacific Northwest blogger, copywriter and photographer. Follow her blog at SeriouslyCarefree.com Instagram @SeriouslyCarefree and Twitter @seriouslycaref2