Woman pays just £1 for a two-day getaway to Paris – here's how | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed how she paid just £1 to get to Paris for a two-day trip.

The money-wise traveller was able to visit the French capital for just a quid after using her best tactics to cut costs.

Mindy Athwal explained how she uses points accumulated on her credit card to save on her travel, so she can spend more at her destination.

She told i: "I always use Avios air miles. I have a gold American Express card which converts points gained from everyday spending to any airline reward points.

"I use it for almost every purchase, big or small, bills where possible, fuel and any large purchases, and I get points for expenditure I would make anyway.

“For my trip to Paris I used Avios points on the British Airways rewards app to book a reward flight for 11,000 points, which meant I only had to pay £1 for the flight."

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To use Avios, travellers need to sign up for an account either with an airline, or a credit card like Mindy's.

They can then look for part payment options on the flights or holiday they've selected.

Savings will vary depending on selected travel class, destinations, whether flight is one way or return and the number of people in the booking.

With so many different reward card options available, it can be difficult to know which is the best to choose.

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A comparison website can also be a useful place to compare credit card rewards in one place.

Anyone interested can search for the best credit card deals with rewards on a comparison website, based on the types of perks you are looking for.

Once selected, you can follow a link to the provider's website and sign up.

Mindy also saves money on her travel costs by collecting "stamps" on hotels.com that gives people reward nights when they book a certain amount of nights through the platform.

She said that she didn't pay a penny for her accommodation and ended up staying for free in a five star hotel in the centre of Paris for free.

There are other ways holidaymakers can get good deals on luxury hotels too, including mystery hotels.

Jen Avery, from Thrifty Nomads told Metro: "These booking websites negotiate discounted rates on vacant rooms. Users, however, don’t learn their accommodation’s identity before purchase.

"As this is especially true of higher-end retreats wanting to save face, mystery deals often yield significant savings on five-star stays."

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Meanwhile another travel expert follows these three steps to keep their holiday costs down.

Booking a surprise holiday is another way to get a holiday for cheap.

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