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Here at Loophole Travel, we LOVE to hear from our readers! Especially when they send success stories about how they used their points/miles to have awesome adventures.
Loophole Travel reader Mayank decided to use our Travel Coaching service to take his family on a dream Hawaiian vacation. I’ll let Mayank tell their story…
Typically, folks write reviews after a big trip and detail all the wonderful things they did, places they saw, and experiences they had. This post is not that post. I engaged Jesse at Loophole Travel for a very different reason. I wanted to create a memory for a lifetime. Easy to say, but hard to do.
Some background: I grew up in a hard-working family. We didn’t have a lot of money and vacations were a big treat in my family. As a child, my folks took us to a few places, but at the end of the day, we still had a large part of the world we had not explored. Life tends to work that way. As I grew older and had a family of my own, I realized just how hard and expensive it can be to plan and pay for such an experience. It made me appreciate the sacrifice my folks made for my brother and me when we were young to give us such a rich upbringing.
I always knew my folks wanted to visit Hawaii as part of their bucket list, but were unable to do so because of the hefty expense of flying, staying, and traveling these beautiful islands. Although I was in a good place in my life, I had a young family and couldn’t afford to send them to the islands. So, I decided that I would figure out a way to take my entire family (Wife, Kids, Mom, Dad, and Brother) to Hawaii! It was ambitious, but I was set on making this experience happen. I decided the best way to get this done was to partner with someone that knew how the points game works and have them guide me through the process. That is how I found Loophole Travel.
I laid out my ambitious plan to Jesse. Do you know what he did? HE DIDN’T BAT AN EYE. He was excited at the challenge and ready to help me execute. I laid out my budget and my desire to get all the plane flights and virtually all of the hotel stays using points (read: free). I did not make it easy for him, but that didn’t stop him. Oh did I mention… I wanted to stay at the best places on the island (5 stars). Like I said… I wanted my family to have memories that last a lifetime.
Jesse was awesome! I mean Awesome with a capital A! He laid out the cards I needed to get to stay at the nicest resorts on the various islands, the airline cards I needed that have the richest promotions, techniques on manufactured spending… I mean the list goes on… but he laid out a great plan. As I went about getting the cards, purchasing gift cards, and utilizing these techniques to achieve my goal, Jesse was by my side. I even called him once as I was sitting at Wal-Mart trying to figure out how to convert my gift cards to cash, and he was pleasant and shepherded me through the process. Now that is service!
So, what was the result? I took my entire family to Hawaii, stayed at the best Hyatt Resorts, booked all the flights for free, and had enough money in the budget to rent my own helicopter to give my entire family a tour of Maui from the air. Sounds amazing, right? It was! And the best part… this trip was taken over a year ago, and my folks still talk about it. It was not only a wonderful experience for my family but also a memory that will last a lifetime. It is rare in life to achieve such an ambitious goal, but Jesse’s help, we made the impossible possible. Thank you so much, Jesse and Loophole Travel for making this a reality for my family.
Thanks for sharing your adventures, Mayank! If YOU have a success story that you would like featured on Loophole Travel, please reach out to us via Facebook, Twitter, or Email. We can’t wait to hear from you!