ravel hacks. The verdict: I spent $639.89 on $4736.67 worth of travel, and used 247,300 points, including credit card, hotels, and airline miles. Now, this total includes only what I saved using various travel hacks, not the total I spent on travel. However, $4,096.78 saved is not bad. Here, I will break down exactly where all that money was spent, where I saved, and how I could have done better had I known better.