Admit it, the word FREE brought you to this article.
From tipid tips to wais spending habits, Filipinos love a good bargain. We’re sure this talent of getting more bang for your buck trickles down to the way you spend for travel, too.
To make those #travelgoals a reality, we’d take on every #iponchallenge imaginable because, come on — no one travels without spending a single peso. Right?
But take it from us, you can travel for free. The best part? Some of the ways you can get your hands on free flights might already be part of your daily routine. Easy-peasy.
1. Join a contest
Before you roll your eyes and say that nobody ever wins these things, let us tell you that there’s no harm in trying. Just fill in those raffle tickets. Who knows? You might just be the lucky winner.
Volunteer work can bring you across the globe for free. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) mobilises individuals willing to be deployed in countries with ongoing projects.
The World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms or WWOOF, on the other hand, gives interested individuals the chance to work with partner farms all around the world.
3. Apply for a grant
There are many grants you could apply for these days. This involves a lot of effort and research, but getting busy with a passion project won’t feel like work at all.
4. Teach English
Teaching English can also bring you to your dream destination for free. A quick online search will reveal several opportunities in all continents of the world.
5. Use the parent card
If your parents suddenly present you with the idea of travelling with them, say yes in a heartbeat. You know this most likely means a subsidised — if not free — vacation. And you get to spend time with family, which is always a major plus.
6. Ask for travel gift cards
When there’s a special occasion and people start asking you what you want as a gift, try floating the idea of a travel gift certificate. Don’t forget to return the favour when you can!
7. Get a credit card with travel rewards
Some credit cards come with travel rewards. If you’re both a credit user and an avid traveller, you can hit two birds with one stone by getting yourself a card that earns you travel points.
8. Book a Grab ride
Yes, you read that right. You can now fly for FREE by simply booking a ride with Grab.
Thanks to the most recent partnership between Southeast Asia’s largest loyalty program and the leading lifestyle rewards program in the Philippines, Grab and GetGo, GetGo members can now make the most out of their GrabRewards points by converting them into GetGo points. It doesn’t get any more painless than that.
To convert GrabRewards points to GetGo points, loyal Grab passengers and GetGo members just have to follow six easy steps:
- Download or open the Grab app.
- Go to the GrabRewards section.
- Choose the travel category.
- Choose how many points you want to redeem: 100 GetGo points (for 1,000 GrabRewards points) or 500 GetGo points (for 4,500 GrabRewards points).
- Tap “redeem now” and log into your GetGo account once redirected to the log-in page.
- Once successful, a redemption message will appear and GrabRewards points will instantly be converted to GetGo points.
What are you waiting for? Get on that ride and go #GrabThatFlight.
Brought to you by GetGo and Grab.