Take Advantage of Referral Codes
Nathan Hamilton, personal finance expert at The Ascent, a Motley Fool brand, encourages travelers to rack up first-time and referral code credits and double dip whenever possible. If you're visiting a new city, check to see if it has a ride-share app you haven't used before so you can unlock the first-time user discount. Connect with your family and friends that are planning on traveling for the holidays, and find out if they haven't used some of your favorite travel apps so you can refer them. The credits will start to roll in and benefit everyone involved.
"If you're traveling as a couple, you can double dip referral codes by referring each other, as both the referrer and the referred usually get credits," Hamilton told POPSUGAR. "You can also start stockpiling credits for accommodation and travel apps you already use by sending out your referral link to friends and family. After all, they'll likely be traveling for the holidays as well. With a little hustle, you might be able to coast through your holiday travels on referral credits."