jojo wrote:What qualifies as a travel related expense?
Verify with each card issuer. They each have their own terms.
jojo wrote:I've never had a travel rewards card, but I'm opening up to the idea since I travel a lot. From what I've read on various credit card sites, it looks like the way you redeem travel points is by calling the credit card issuer and getting a statement credit for a travel related expense.
Also varies. I don't have to call for any of my travel rewards cards. Not all travel rewards are statement credits.
jojo wrote:Anyone know of a travel card that will let you redeem for Priceline and Hotwire purchases?
I haven't surveyed every card out there but it seems unusual for cards to offer rewards through sites like that. If you think about it, it costs card issuers to offer rewards so discounting sites aren't likely to work with such sites. That said, try searching to see if there are affiliated cards for the sites you use. As stated above, Priceline has a branded card.