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How to Honeymoon to Ireland in 2017
My fiancée and I are getting on May 27 (Saturday) in 2017. We want to take a honeymoon for 10-12 days to either Ireland or England. We live in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a little over 140,000 in Marriott Rewards points and over 8,000 American Airlines rewards points. What is the best strategy for taking our honeymoon with as little as out of pocket money as possible? I have an excellent credit score so please recommend whatever credit cards or rewards programs will be the most lucrative!
Thanks so much!
hi Bethany–You’re traveling at what is usually a quite busy travel period (summer) so it’s hard to predict what availability will be like in a couple of months by the time you’ve had a chance to open new credit cards and accumulate miles. I’d suggest opening cards in convertible currencies like SPG, UR (Chase), MR (AmEx), or TYP (Citi). If your fiancée has decent credit you can get him to apply as well so you can accumulate miles faster. At the end of that I’d check to see what your options are.
If you are okay traveling economy it might make more sense to get cash back cards like the Arrival + for the bonus that you can use to book any flights you want.
Last I’d work on hotel cards to defray the costs of your stay depending on what chains are available at the locations you are visiting. Cash back cards are also useful here.