I have been planning our Hawaii trip ever since we won free roundtrip tickets from Alaska Airlines! I've thoroughly chronicled my Hawaii trip planning process, along with a follow-up post, and now we're actually back from our trip! So let's get right down to the nitty gritty of our travels as well as add up all of our out-of-pocket costs!
When I last wrote Trip Planning: Hawaii March 2017, about our upcoming Hawaii trip, I had a lot of ideas on what I wanted to do in terms of lodging but was not at a point where I could nail anything down. This was partially because I was still working on building up our points stash, but also I was trying to figure out if obtaining hotel status’ was possible. I’m happy to say that we’ve finally firmed up all our plans except for a few minor things here and there! The countdown has begun… t-minus 20 days!
When it comes to earning miles/points there are essentially 2 main ways to do so -- signing up for credit cards and/or through everyday spend. I've already covered extensively why leveraging your credit through the signing up of credit cards is so valuable (big amount of points in a short amount of time!), while I haven't touched much on how to maximize your earning potential with everyday spend.