Travel Well Hack: Orbitz OrbucksIf you've been following me for a while you know that I always seek to find a good travel deal. Earlier this summer I took a last minute trip to Vegas to drive to the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. I booked the flight the morning of and because of late arrival I needed to reserve a room in a Vegas hotel to drive to the Arizona the next morning. While on the plane I searched every tool and then I remember I had 57.00 in Orbucks. After using the points the room came to $16.49 for one night and the resort fee was $33.60 for a total of $50.09. Yes, total and not per person! I booked this all during the flight. How Did I accumulate 57.00 in orbucks?
- I earned points from a package booked almost two years before and a hotel stay from the prior year.
- I participated in twitter contests where I earned 25.00 Orbucks for submitting my travel photos.
- I earned 11.64 orbucks for dining at a restaurant for a friend's birthday dinner. 10 of the points were due to sign up bonus. I looked up the qualified restaurants ahead of time and was ecstatic rhe chosen restaurant was on the list. Please note if you are in other dining programs you must use a different card than others to earn the points. Read more about earning points for things you do everyday!