ChooseFI Logo

031 | Travel Rewards What Comes After Chase | Travel To Disney World For Nearly Free

Learn how to Travel to Disney for Free. If you focus on these Disney Credit Cards you can put together the family vacation of a lifetime and save upwards of $4000 on travel.   This episode highlights which cards to work on after you’ve finished with the Chase credit cards plus whether you should focus on one trip or a general strategy.

Podcast Episode Summary

  • Part 2 of the travel rewards podcast series on where to go when you’re done with the Chase credit card options
  • Does it make sense to go after cards for a particular trip like Walt Disney World or should you focus on Chase cards while you are under the “5/24 rule?”
  • Brad and his wife Laura are both trying to get back under 5/24 and waiting to open up cards
  • If you are doing this with a spouse you can realistically open 10 Chase credit cards (5 each)
  • What cards would you get from other banks such as American Express, Citibank, Barclaycard and Capital One?
  • American Express has a one bonus per card per lifetime rule
  • Amex has a transferable points program called Membership Rewards that is a quality program (similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards)
  • The transfer partners we like from Chase
  • Why we like “fixed value” cards such as Arrival Plus and Venture
  • To branch out beyond Chase cards or not?

Travel to Disney for Free?

  • If you’re a member of the FI community it would be hard to ignore the Chase cards to focus on a specific trip like Disney. In fact it is relatively easy to Travel to Disney for nearly Free and depending on your travel goals you can delay it until you finish the Chase cards
  • For people not aware of travel rewards, a “quick win” like booking the Disney Dolphin hotel is a great way to get huge value from your points

Is there a Disney Credit Card?

  • Buying Disney tickets from Disney does not count as “travel” for credit cards, so you need to use Undercover Tourist (or aRes Travel for Disneyland)
  • Orlando International Airport is a huge hub for Southwest, which is our favorite airline rewards program
  • Southwest does not limit award ticket availability – it is just based on cash price
  • You have a lot of flexibility with Southwest Airlines miles
  • Flexibility will help you succeed with travel rewards

Listen to Brad and Jonathan’s thoughts about this episode here.

Links from the show:

What if I have a specific question about Travel Rewards?

If you have a specific question about travel rewards, join our Private Facebook Group

Ask a question

If you really want to maximize your travel rewards check out Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Travel Rewards series. 

Top Travel Rewards Offers

Top Travel Card

Ready to unlock a world of free travel? Start with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Credit Card.
Details: $95 annual fee | $4k min spend in 3 months to earn $750+ of travel.

Most Flexible Travel Card

The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card can be used for almost any travel expenses.

Details: $95 AF | $4k spend in 3 months to earn $750 in travel.

Flexible Chase UR Points & Cashback Card

The Chase Freedom Flex℠ has no Annual Fee (AF) and earns Chase UR points.

Details: No AF | $500 spend in 3 months to earn $200.

Best Card for Side Hustlers and Business Owners

Side hustlers! The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card can earn you $1.25k+ of free travel!

Details: $95 annual fee | $15k spend in 3 months to earn $1,250+ of travel

Subscribe To The FI Weekly

Action, accountability, inspiration, and community. Join the movement. Get started on your Path to FI

More To Explore
Lessons From a Young Entrepreneur | Ep 422

At least once in most of our FI journeys, we have pondered what our life would look like if we started earlier. Maybe you have even wondered what value could’ve been gained if you had started in your teenage years. Well, for some context into the possibilities decision that could provide, we decided to have 17 year old listener Devin on the podcast to discuss what life can look like when you go against the cultural norm of going to college, and instead opting for an entrepreneurial and FI friendly lifestyle. Oftentimes we mention that there are rewards that come with stepping out of your comfort zone, and the same can be said for going against the societal norm and carving out your own path! For our younger audience who may be interested in getting started with their FI journey, let this episode be a useful resource and reassurance that this journey can begin no matter your age!

Read More »
You Might Be Interested in...
Share This Post
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on pinterest