Turn Loyalty Points Into Travel Gifts: Holiday Hack #12

Welcome to the Holiday Hacks blog series, where we quickly describe ways to get kids more involved in the spirit of Christmas and Hanukkah – for, yes, less. Our twelfth hack describes how you can either ask for or give the gift of travel, for next to nothing: loyalty program reward points to the rescue!

Do you travel often for work? Have you been amassing Hilton Honours points for years, but never redeemed them? Would you love to help your daughter and son-in-law take their kids to Disneyland? Do you have an out-of-town family member who can’t afford to travel home for an upcoming silver wedding anniversary? Show your kids that being with the people you care about, in December, or next July, is a memory making gift that will stand the test of time; facilitate getting together with gifts of travel, “paid for” with loyalty program reward points. Many rewards programs such as Air Miles now let you transfer points between collectors. Companies like points.com can also help you amass, transfer between programs, or even redeem points in surprisingly efficient ways.

To learn about a trip the young people in your life would love to go on, ask them to complete a Gift Survey for an experience (versus an item). Start by clicking on the pink button below.

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