Travel hacking is a great way to earn points and miles for travel rewards. Credit cards play a big role in travel hacking but those big bonuses often come with large minimum spends. This is why I am always looking for a new way to easily hit a minimum spend on a travel credit card. Using Grabr I have found the perfect way to meet a minimum spend and earn extra money along the way. Here is how to meet your minimum spend with Grabr.
What is Grabr
Grabr is a great way for travelers to earn money traveling the world. Using Grabr shoppers can purchase items from the U.S. and around the world that might not be available to them in their home country. Travelers offer to deliver the item, negotiate a fee with the buyer, and deliver the product on their trip. It is a simple way to make a few hundred dollars traveling or even up to $1,000 USD. This is how you can make money traveling with Grabr but it will also help you meet your minimum spend.
My Travel Hacking Experience with Grabr
For my first Grabr experience I decided I would use a popular travel credit card with a high minimum spend- the Chase Sapphire Preferred. This travel reward card has a minimum spend of $4,000 in the first three months to earn 50,000 points. That amounts to a $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards. This is a high minimum spend but using Grabr makes it easy to hit.
How to Meet Your Minimum Spend with Grabr
Because Grabr allows you to earn money traveling it means the shoppers will do all of the spending for you. All you need to do is deliver products to shoppers in the city of you are traveling to. If you are already planning a trip this is the perfect way to earn extra cash and hit your minimum spend on a travel credit card.
For example, if a shopper in Buenos Aires needs a new iPhone you will purchase it for them and are reimbursed once it is delivered. You will also earn a delivery fee on top of this. Essentially you are generating $1,000+ USD towards the minimum spend and earning a fee on top of that. By repeating this process you can meet your minimum spend quickly using Grabr.
Above is an example of a delivery request from a shopper in Buenos Aires for an iPhone. This one Grabr delivery has you on your way to meeting 1/4 of the Chase Sapphire minimum spend and you haven’t spent a dollar. You’ll actually make $135 by delivering this item on your trip.
Shoppers who place an order on Grabr can’t cancel once they pay which protects you as the traveler. Grabr actually holds their money in escrow until you deliver it, so both parties have a secure experience.
Meeting the Chase Sapphire minimum Spend with Grabr
I wanted to hit the $4,000 Chase Sapphire minimum spend as quickly as possible. This is why I made 30 delivery offers with Grabr for my upcoming trip. When the offers were confirmed I was ready to buy the products and get closer to reaching the minimum spend.
Above are some of the purchases I made with Grabr and they totaled $3,657. This left me only $343 to spend to hit the $4,000 threshold on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. After booking a hotel for my trip I was already there and I even made close to $700 using the Grabr service.
In the end I hit my minimum spend using Grabr very quickly and didn’t spend a dollar more than I needed to. It allows the shoppers to do all of the spending for me and when I delivered the products all of the money I spent was reimbursed (plus a delivery reward on top – generally 15-20% of the original product price).
Perfect for Travel Hacking
Grabr is great for travel hackers looking to get the latest sign-up bonus and an awesome all-around way to make money traveling. Not only did I easily meet a high minimum spend but I also made money using Grabr. It is a win-win and a fun way to make extra money on traveling and one of the best ways I’ve found to meet your minimum spend.