NoMasCoach.com travel expert increases his reward points by over 400% using a cl…
A travel expert has revealed how buying MasterCard gift cards can turbo-boost your airline and hotel reward points tally by hundreds of per cent.
Ben Nickel-D’Andrea, a luxury travel writer who runs the NoMasCoach.com tips site, discovered that some earn five points per dollar on credit cards, up from the usual one point per dollar.
He recently used over 100 of them to buy a brand new $40,000 (£30,460) Tesla and increased a potential points tally of 35,000 to an incredible 185,987, worth around $7,200 (£5,500). Enough for two nights in a hotel and a round-trip business-class plane ticket. And he stresses that his technique can be applied to purchases big and small.
Ben Nickel-D’Andrea, pictured, discovered that buying MasterCard gift cards can turbo-boost reward points
Writing on his site, Nickel-D’Andrea, who lives in Seattle, admits that his method is ‘roundabout’. But having saved ‘religiously’ for a Tesla Model 3 and with the money sitting in his bank account, he wasn’t willing to ‘just write a check and leave all those miles and points on the table’.
Tesla, he explains, only allows you to put down a $2,500 (£1,900) deposit on a credit card to secure…