The Card Dashboard tool keeps track of your credit cards, providing all the important info you need at a glance like bonus spending requirements and annual fee due dates. I like the handy video tutorial in this section – it’s just like looking over Zac’s shoulder as he uses this tool.
CardGenie is Zac’s secret-sauce technology which intelligently recommends what card is best for you. Unlike other websites, it doesn’t show you cards you’re not eligible for so you don’t waste your time. And the best value cards are provided first, so it’s easy to work out which one to apply for today.
Once you get a one or two new credit cards in your wallet, keeping track of bonus deadlines and annual fees is the next priority. The good news is you can see all of this in the Calendar tool. Even better is that Travel Freely will automatically send email reminders when these important dates come up so you can’t miss them.
Now that you’re in the game and got the basics covered, if you want to read up more about free travel and tips for earning extra points, there’s a whole bunch of articles and FAQs under Resources. The good thing about these articles is that they’re all from one source, (Zac) so you’re not going to find confusing, conflicting advice. Zac’s really made a one-stop shop.
Now you have the best travel rewards credit card, what’s next?
By the time you’ve followed all the steps in the Beginners Guide, you’ll feel much more confident managing your credit cards and racking up travel points for your next big trip. Staying on top of the points should only take about 30 minutes per month.
Just remember to make card repayments on time – you don’t waste those juicy points by paying credit card interest. In fact, if you follow Zac’s process your credit score should improve.
Travel Freely keeps you in the loop with occasional email newsletters (you can opt out anytime), and new articles are added to the site from time to time.
When you’re finally ready to spend your credit card points on travel, Step 7 of the Beginners Guide gives you everything you need – links to sites where you can redeem or transfer your points, and articles with step-by-step tutorials.
I have to admit, I’m really grateful to Travel Freely for helping me find the best travel rewards credit card. And it didn’t require a whole weekend of frustrating mind-numbing clicking around the web. In fact, the whole process has been completely enjoyable.
Who knows… I might just end up being one of those irritating people travelling the world for free on points.
Wouldn’t you rather do that too?
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