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I'm taking my parents to Palm Springs for less than the price of a souvenir thanks to credit card points

Posted On: 17 Feb 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I'm taking my parents to Palm Springs for less than the price of a souvenir thanks to credit card points

Instead of a physical present, my holiday gift to my parents is a trip to Palm Springs.
Miles and points give me flexible options to fly them out on American or United Airlines through airline partnerships.
The Chase and American Express rewards programs feature travel partners that are useful for flights to nearly anywhere in the world.
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Parents are not always the easiest people to shop for during the holidays. This year, I decided to skip a physical gift and instead go for an experience. I'm bringing my parents to Palm Springs and meeting them there for a vacation. I'm treating them to flights and a place to stay. While I'm sure they're happy to see me too, they're always excited to see their grandkids.
With my parents living in Denver and my home in California, my kids can't always see my parents as often as I'd like. But thanks to a big balance of miles and points, I can fly my parents out for a wonderful time. And the whole thing will cost me...

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