Nomadic Matt’s Ultimate Guide To Travel Hacking For $37 (Otherwise $49)

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Matt runs the budget travel site, Nomadic Matt and his advice has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Lifehacker etc.

And he’s just released his book on Travel Hacking called the The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking.

Nomadic Matt's The Ultimate Guide To Travel Hacking E-Book Only $37

Nomadic Matt’s New EBook: The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRAVEL HACKING

Link:  The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking

To be very clear – this is NOT the book for you if you’ve been collecting miles and points for a long time.

But it could be worth buying for folks new to miles and points.  Or if you’re looking to find frequent flyer information sorted and arranged for you.

Matt shares how to use frequent flier miles and hotel points to get free or cheap travel.

His book explains how to:

  • Use hotel and airline loyalty programs
  • Use credit cards to earn sign up bonuses
  • Earn points without credit cards
  • Find mileage runs (flying just to get miles) and mattress runs (booking hotel stays for the points)
  • Find other deals
  • Use and redeem your miles and points

And you might also find an interview with someone you know, who perhaps likes bow-ties!

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking is available, for the next 48 hours, at $37 instead of the original price of $49.

Matt has a 6 month refund policy, so you can return the book if it isn’t for you.

Note that Matt’s book is an eBook so it’s only available as a download and not as a hardcopy.

Bottom Line

Yes, you can get the same information from blogs!

But if you’re new to miles and points or training someone who is new to miles & points, this could save you some time browsing through the blogs.

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9 Responses to Nomadic Matt’s Ultimate Guide To Travel Hacking For $37 (Otherwise $49)

  1. It is really dissappointing that you are pushing this overpriced e-book on your readers. It offers nothing that a reader of the Boarding Area blogs and other FF blogs put out for free.
    Plus, E-books generally price at between $5 to about $20, and on the high end that’s for recent releases of popular authors! I think a number of bloggers have sold out and are after the money,solely. Very dissappointing, Darius.

  2. @John p – I tell you multiple times in the post that this is not the book for you if you read blogs and have been collecting miles and points for a while. But this is a good book for folks getting started. I don’t get anything if you buy the book or not and one cheap trip is likely worth multiples of the cost of the book.

  3. I’m relatively new to collecting miles and just got a travel card this year. Matt’s book is tempting, but the higher price is a bit of a turn off. I’ve read Matt’s other book “How to travel the World of $50″ and it’s superb! His travel knowledge is extraordinary! My only sticking point to his tactics and advice is a majority of it applies to Americans i.e. Charles Schwab banks, REI outlets, Chase credit cards. Does his new book follow an American-centric theme or will non-Americans benefit as well?

  4. The book i am sure is good but the price is a RIP OFF. Even a hard copy best selling books don’t sell for more than $20. This ebook should be worth about $4.99

  5. Very, very expensive.
    Full disclosure. Did you read the complete book? Did you buy the book?

  6. It seems like a fair deal to me, given the 6 month satisfaction guarantee. If a beginner can use this knowledge to obtain even one domestic free airline ticket, it’s well worth the investment and time savings of gleaning all the information on their own from scratch! I might not personally buy it since I’ve been collecting points for years and am familiar with the basic process, but I think someone new to travel hacking would probably find it quite useful. Just my $0.02!

  7. I have not read the book nor will I buy it. I believe he is not targeting people who frequent this site. He is probably targeting older and wealthier readers who want to learn about this travel hacking thing. So the typical backpacker is not going to be interested nor have the money for this book.

    I also find the price to be on the expensive side for an ebook. He must have a reason for pricing it so high. I will be surprise if he sells more than 1000 copies. Even if he manages to sell 1000 copies, he will be banking it.

  8. well, i’m new to this travel hacking and while myself and my family of 4 traveled to europe last year on miles, i’ve accumulated them “passively”. after reading daraius’ blog and learning a lot already i did then go ahead and buy the book. yes, $37 is steep but i found some good tips that have helped me and as many have pointed out if you have been doing a while you probably know all the tricks, but for a newbie like me it did help. i no longer want to passively collect miles but do all i can do maximize them. btw – i told my wife the title and she thought it was something illegal!

    thanks daraius for some informative writing!

  9. I would just add that although I have not read this particular book I suspect that it is much like the other travel eBooks online (that I have read) in that it provides information that is available for free but saves one countless hours online hunting and researching to find and learn on their own. In my humble opinion, the reason one buys these types of book is to save time (time = money) and/or repay someone who has already provided them helpful free information. If one has read Matt’s site or posts and has learned information that has saved them money and/or time, then they may want to repay him (and learn even more) by buying his book. I think some may get caught up on getting everything for free when, in reality, buying a concise and insightful eBook may save them money & time in the long run while planting ideas for future travel deals that may have otherwise never been found. You are your own best investment (i.e. education) :-)

    Happy Travels and thanks for the great site Daraius!

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