Award Travel 101

Let's Get Thrifty

November 10, 2023 Season 3 Episode 41
Award Travel 101
Let's Get Thrifty
Show Notes

Award Travel 101 Podcast partner and founder of Thrifty Traveler Premium, Jared Kamrowski, joins Joe to discuss how Award Travel fundamentally changed his life and experiences.

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Highlight feature: Let's Get Thrifty!

Meet Jared. Starting as a broke college student, Jared became a road warrior who learned techniques to improve his travel experiences for less. He and his wife wanted to travel more in their personal lives, so like many of us, he dug more into credit cards and reward programs that helped boost his ability to accomplish many of their goals. Eventually, he started his own site, Thrifty Traveler, sharing some of the tips he'd learned. The blog grew quickly, and he left his job to develop the business further, He hasn't looked back, and has grown the business into a 25 member team who scour the web looking for the best cash and award fares for you. We'll cover:

  • His background
  • How he was introduced to travel rewards/loyalty programs
  • Where the space is headed in the next 12 months (Is Award Travel dead?)
  • Highlights from his travels
  • His general travel style (Family/Solo travel)
  • Strengths
  • Favorite airline, hotel, credit card programs

Jared's Thrifty Tip of the week

Simplify your life and use the tools that are available to you. We discussed several of them in the Award Travel 101 Podcast Episode 19. Some are free and some require an annual or monthly fee. While you don't need to spend as much as Joe does, it could benefit you to find a few that return the most value for your needs.

Where To Find the Award Travel 101 Community

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