Screenshots are Your Best Friend

Screenshot everything! This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve received since I started travel hacking. Screenshots are your proof/evidence.

Applying for a credit card with a specific signup bonus? Screenshot it. Buying a mistake fare airline ticket? Screenshot it. Chatting with an AMEX rep? Yup you guessed it, screenshot it. Granted some items will create their own paper trail that you can access later, but things like credit card applications or AMEX chat histories don’t stick around. I have a whole folder on my computer full of screenshots. I think I’ve only had to refer to a screenshot once, but believe me I was glad that I had taken the time to screenshot the offer.

Screenshotting is the best way to make sure credit card companies and other people don’t screw you over. How else are you going to prove that you signed up for the 50k offer when the company is saying you signed up for the 40k offer?¬†Screenshots are helpful in case something goes awry. Just get in the habit of doing it. You’ll thank me later.

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Screenshot on a Mac

Screenshot on a PC