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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Part 2: Family of Five Heads to Las Vegas

When it comes to traveling to Las Vegas, pricey hotels and costly expenses usually come to mind, but in this week’s version of “How The PEYD Team Traveled This Winter Vacation,” we will be covering how Yaakov, one of the founding members of PEYD, flew his entire family to Las Vegas by using his airline miles and credit card rewards points without spending any money out of pocket.

Earlier in the year, JetBlue had offered a special promotion of 75,000 bonus points to any customer who fulfills the requirements of buying a JetBlue ticket, despite having significant points/miles with another airline (like Virgin America). Through this promotion, JetBlue was hoping to win the business of customers who had mileage balances with other airlines so they would choose JetBlue as their next source for airfare, rather than the airline the customer was using previously.

Yaakov transferred 41,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points to Virgin America points, giving him the required 51,000 points needed to activate JetBlue’s special promotion. He immediately gained 75,000 JetBlue points and purchased a cheap airfare ticket with JetBlue ticket to display loyalty to the airline.

With those 75,000 JetBlue points, Yaakov was able to procure airfare for himself, his wife and his three children to Las Vegas during a very busy season.

Once he arrived at JFK, there were some delays at the airport and after a quick word with the flight reps, Yaakov was given an additional $175 voucher for his delays and difficulties. He decided to use the cash voucher towards the airline ticket “tax surcharges” and to purchase an additional seat for his fourth child—an infant under two years old!

Once in Vegas, Yaakov used his platinum SIXT membership card to upgrade to a large SUV (Chevy Tahoe) for the entire week, paying the low price of $300! All in all, with the value of the JetBlue points awarded due to his knowledge of their lucrative offer, he was able to cover the cost of the entire trip and more!

Stay tuned for our next series as we continue to educate the public on how you can take your next vacation and minimize your out-of-pocket expense and travel in style the PEYD way.

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