I’m Huntly Mayo - entrepreneur, personal finance blogger, and avid travel hacker. I write about high-powered personal wealth building at PersonalWealthBasics.com.
I have over 8 years of experience in the finance industry, and many more researching and testing personal finance strategies.
I’m also the co-founder of a financial literacy nonprofit, Money Smart Start, whose mission is to teach the basics of personal finance to underserved high school students.
I’m passionate about travel, psychology, and living a rich life without hurting your bankroll. For me, that’s meant using travel hacking to travel the world for the past few years at almost no cost.
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Would you like to be able to go on a relaxing beach getaway or an exciting adventure trip and pay for it with award travel instead of cash?
Introducing Travel Hacking: An in-depth course on how to use award travel to eliminate your biggest travel expenses.
Being a travel hacker means having the ability to travel anywhere you want… without breaking the bank.
I’m Huntly Mayo – seasoned travel hacker, personal finance blogger, and lifestyle entrepreneur. Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed the immense benefits of travel hacking – mainly traveling the world for next to nothing.
Along the way I discovered some things you probably already know: there are so many great reasons to travel…
But traveling, especially to those far off, exotic places, usually costs a lot of cash. Unless you’re a travel hacker…
So... What’s Travel Hacking?
Put simply, it's a way to secure airlines tickets, hotel stays, and lodging, for far below market prices.
Travel Hacking involves leveraging loyalty programs, your own value as a consumer, and a variety of strategies and tactics to earn and redeem award travel.
Over the last couple of years I’ve spent hundreds of hours experimenting and optimizing to create a travel hacking system…
That’s brought me all over the globe, from Thailand to Paris, Argentina to Egypt, Greece, and more… AND it’s given me the opportunity to bring others along with me, and even send some of my own family members on trips of their own. All through travel hacking and at almost no out of pocket cost.
I’ve packed everything I’ve learned along the way into this course, including a proven system for travel hacking your way to any destination you can think of.
Here’s a taste of what you get with the course:
So if you’re interested in experiencing all that travel has to offer, without paying all it “has” to cost, you’re ready to become a travel hacker…
But there is one piece of bad news…
This course is not available to everyone.
If you want to find out if you qualify, watch the free, short introduction video to the class.
One more thing…
This course comes with a rock-solid 30-day guarantee on your investment.
But wait, doesn’t Udemy already have that on all their classes?
Yes - And I’m adding mine as an extension to that, for an effective 60 day guarantee.
That’s how confident I am in the value this course delivers.
If you don’t benefit from the travel hacking system covered in this course, and it’s past the 30 day Udemy refund period and within 60 days of when you signed up, send me an email and show me you’re executing the material and not getting results. I’ll happily refund 100% of what you’ve paid for the course.
So watch the introduction video to see if you qualify, then sign up today risk free to start your travel hacking journey.
See you soon,
P.S. The initial course price of $79 is a short term offering to build students and positive reviews.
I believe this system and collection of strategies is worth far more than that, so I plan on raising the price of the course soon... Sign up now to lock in the initial discounted rate!
Thank you for joining the course and taking the exciting first step towards eliminating your travel expenses!
This Lecture: Course Table of Contents
Travel Hacking: An amazing way to secure virtually free flights and hotel rooms
But it isn't a system available for everyone...
To qualify, you need to have good personal credit (score above 700)
Get your score for free in under 5 minutes at Credit Sesame to find out if you qualify!
Make sure to watch the end of this lecture to see the interesting effects travel hacking had on my own credit score over the last year.
And if you don't qualify to travel hack yet, all is not lost!
For ways to boost and build your credit, and to qualify to travel hack...
Check out my comprehensive free course on credit scores: Credit Score 101
2) Credit Karma
Follow these high level strategies and best practices to ensure a smooth travel hacking journey...
Travel Hacking QuickStart Guide
Jumpstart your earnings by applying for one of the most flexible travel hacking credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred.
Note: I am not affiliated with Chase and this link is directly to their website, you can also find it by searching "Chase Sapphire Preferred" online. I do not earn anything from you signing up for this offer.
Travel Hacking Introduction
1) Earning Award Currency
2) Redeeming Award Travel
3) Travel Hacking Framework
Earning Miles & Points Overview
1) High Value Credit Cards Signup Bonuses (Disproportionate Results)
2) Targeted Spending & Bonuses
3) Paid Travel Expenses
Review Signup Process
Link Reminder: Chase Sapphire Preferred
Spending Minimum Tactics
1) Put any and all spending on your card
2) Amazon Payments
5) ...Even More Spending Minimum Tactics: More Ways to Meeting Spending Minimums
A Closer Look at Earnings
Top Credit Card Companies:
2) American Express
3) Starwood Preferred Guest
Examining Targeted Spending Bonuses and Online Shopping Portals
Common Myths Surrounding Business Credit Cards:
1) You have to be a incorporated to qualify for a business card... Untrue!
2) You have to be a large, profitable business to qualify for a business card... Also Untrue!
You may qualify for a business card without knowing it!
How to Fill Out a Business Card Application as a Sole Proprietor
Remember: Always be truthful with all your responses
Final Earning Tips
1) Focus on the Right Award Currency: Credit Card Selection & Targeted Spending
2) Start Slow, Monitor & Track Everything, STOP if buying a home within 2 years
Yearly Earning Potential: 3+ International Roundtrip Flights! Or even more for flights within the U.S.!
Top Current Earning Opportunities
Award Travel Overview
Award Flight Basics
Southwest will begin flying to a few international destinations in the Caribbean starting in July 2014. The destinations are below, and will only have flights from a few cities in the US, but you can route through those to get access to these new destinations.
Travel Hacking: Advanced Earnings
Note: The material in this lecture is for informational purposes only
Thank You For Taking This Course!
Feel free to review it and share with friends! The more travel hackers, the merrier!
I will post continued lecture updates based on student feedback and changes in the travel hacking world.
Additional Learning Resources
Just within the first 2 sections, I've picked up a lot of info on travel hacking. Already looking at getting some sky miles with a new card.
This is a new topic for me, as I've been an "infrequent traveller" up till now. This course walks you through everything needed to take long-distance flights for $50 - $100. I actually researched and found flights in real-time. One round-trip to Europe would cost $6.00. It will take about 3 months to build up the points I need, making the same kind of purchases I currently do, then I only need to check my calendar.
I've taken other similar "Travel hacking" courses in the past, but none were nearly as clear and actionable as Huntly's course. Thanks to this course, my girlfriend and I are already planning a trip to Europe next summer, and have very clear, achievable steps towards meeting that goal, which equates to saving 1,000's of dollars. This course was worth every penny & way, way more.
I'm a relative newbie to travel hacking and the area that confuses me the most is how to actually spend my points. This course gave me a great introduction to various airline alliances and websites for booking travel, such as miles.biz. I'm still not a pro at this, but this course has demystified a lot of things. I hope more lectures are added as the airlines change their award charts and flyer programs.