My Favourite Way To Pay For Travel & An Unexpected Perk
I’m a point addict. There, I admitted it.
When it comes to shopping for groceries or paying for travel, I research the best outlet to purchase from based on how many points or miles I’m going to collect in the process. Points = free travel. I’ve redeemed for no less than 10 flights so far using the miles that I’ve collected on purchases and 80% of those points were thanks to my MasterCard. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, I prefer to use the same method of payment for travel, for a reason that I only recently discovered, completely by accident.
My husband and I both work from home in a business that can be unpredictable. It’s not all fun and games owning your own business, especially when you do everything yourselves. It’s also hard for us to make plans far in advance, which is why we’ve had to cancel several of our vacation plans last minute. Thankfully, it hasn’t been much of an issue thanks to our travel insurance purchase, but it’s an addition that can cost quite a bit extra depending on the trip and whether or not we’re traveling as a family of five.
During a call with my credit card company a couple of years ago I learned that I’m automatically covered with travel insurance on all travel purchases made with my MasterCard. Travel insurance plans differ depending on the card that you have, but it’s definitely worth a call to your credit card company to either confirm details on your current insurance plan or switch to one that has you covered.
My MasterCard is my travel life-line as it provides peace of mind for me and my family during our travels wherever they may take us. I couldn’t imagine leaving home without it and have been using mine religiously for the past 10 years.
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MasterCard Canada. All thoughts and opinions are my own.