The best thing I've done in my marathon adventure is getting a Travelocity Mastercard!
People often ask me how I afford traveling so much for all these marathons in all these states. Besides planning VERY carefully, I decided to opt for one of these rewards credit cards. I was hesitant at first because usually the rewards require you first spending thousands upon thousands of dollars, then there are tricky mail-in rebates and all that jazz. But I've been using the Travelocity Rewards mastercard for the past 2 months and I've already earned $50 in free travel and I'm about to hit $100-- Hello Alaska!!!!
How it works:
~ You earn 1 point for every dollar spent
~ You earn double points for every dollar spend on travel
~ Triple points for vacation packages.
~ There are certain redemption levels:
How I use it:
~Instead of using a debit card or taking out cash, I use my rewards card and pay it back
~I book ALL my marathon travel/flights/hotels/etc on the rewards card so double points (YAY!)
Why I Love it:
~ It actually does what it says ($1 = 1 pt, Travel = Pts X 2!)
~ They track your rewards both in your mastercard account as well as in your travelocity account.
~ Super Easy!!!! When you go to checkout of a travel purchase and you've hit one of the required point levels, there is a rewards drop down tab when you can simple choose to apply your travelocity $$s.
For more tips and tricks see my "Run & Save" Tab at the top of the screen or click on this Link!