Business travellers really earn their vacations

Busy Businessman(NC)—Everybody’s working for the weekend – or even better, the week-off. If you’re a small business owner who travels often, make sure your business travel credit card is working as hard as you are. With the right credit card, the trips that you have to take, can help you accumulate points for the trips you want to take.

According to a recent poll by TD Canada Trust, two-thirds of Canadians can use the travel points they accumulate on business travel for personal use. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your credit card rewards program:

Accumulating points:
Use your business travel credit card for as many business expenses as possible. It may seem simple, but the only way to accumulate points on your card is by using it. By using your card for most business expenses on a trip, you can avoid travelling with a lot of cash and you will earn more points with each trip.

Look for ways to double up. Some travel cards offer ways to accumulate double or triple the rewards. For instance, with a TD Business Travel Visa Card, you earn triple the rewards when you book travel on your credit card through the TD Travel Rewards Centre.

Redeeming points:
You’ve earned your vacation time and your travel points, so there shouldn’t be limitations on how you use them. Research your travel card to make sure it gives you the flexibility to redeem your travel points for any travel, not just hotel accommodations and flights, but even room service, car rentals, airport parking and even taxes. When you get a chance to travel for leisure – it should be on your own terms, not someone else’s.

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