Hey guys, I've been looking into travel hacking for at least a year now and I don't quite fully understand the process. I've read several articles about this but I'm unsure as to who it's best suited for.
I'm familiar with all the credit card rewards and sign up bonuses but meeting the requirements to get those points seems counter intuitive. $3000-$5000 spending within 3 months (sans rent/mortgage) seems outrageous Especially when I read people nonchalantly mention they apply for 3-4 credit cards at a time with 3 month / $3k minimums - each. How dey do dat?!? Magic. (Again, unless it's just a super large family, I don't get spending $9,000-$12,000 in three months).
I've seen some people suggest getting the Amex Blue Bird and then using a super convoluted churning system with gift cards (transferring back and forth - which sometimes doesn't work as rules change) to meet those requirements. I've also seen people suggest using a credit card to pay off larger tax bills. What else is there?
In summary: can anyone share creative examples of meeting minimum requirements?