Catching up with friends and family about a recent vacation is a great opportunity to relive a memorable holiday. But while those close to you are excited to see where you’ve traveled, they’re often more eager to find out how they can start planning a trip of their own. If you’re an experienced collector of loyalty points and miles, you can not only help your friends and family earn their loyalty rewards by sharing tips and advice, but referral programs can help both of you move one step closer toward your next trip.

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Interested in taking advantage of referral programs? With these two tips, you’ll be earning points and miles through referrals in no time.

Spread the word about your favorite loyalty programs

If you’ve had a great experience with a particular hotel or airline loyalty program, be sure to share the wealth with others. Chances are, you and the friends or family members you refer will see big benefits should they decide to join. For example, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn an extra 1,000 Starpoints every time one of their newly referred friends or family members completes an eligible stay within 60 days of joining the loyalty program. And that’s not even the best part. Newly referred members also earn 1,000 Starpoints, making it a win-win for everybody involved.

A few months ago, Qantas Airways offered a similar promotion. By convincing someone you know to sign up for the Qantas Frequent Flyer program on his or her next trip to Australia, you can earn 10,000 bonus Qantas points while your friend or family member racks up 50,000 Qantas points just for using your referral. Earn even more valuable rewards by spreading the word about your favorite loyalty programs.

Recommend a travel rewards credit card

From groceries to airfare, travel rewards credit cards can help you earn points and miles with just about any purchase. Open the door for additional savings by referring friends and family for your favorite travel rewards credit card. Those with the Hilton HHonors Card from American Express can earn 5,000 Hilton points for every approved account they refer. Capped at 55,000 Hilton points, the annual referral bonus is more than enough to book a free hotel stay.

Spirit World MasterCard cardholders can also join in on the fun by collecting 5,000 bonus miles for each friend or family member that is referred and approved for the card. Better yet, those who you refer will receive 15,000 bonus miles following their first purchase with the new Spirit World MasterCard account.

Share your loyalty love with others and reap the benefits of doing so. After all, there’s a world of referral benefits out there for the taking!

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