Budget-conscious bride-to-be, 23, who got a credit card to pay ALL wedding expenses, reveals she earned enough points for a FREE honeymoon (while also increasing her credit score)
- Olivia Kalton, 23, revealed she scored a free honeymoon by using a credit card
- The photographer and bride from Ohio said she put her wedding expenses on the map
- She said she and her fiancé had earned points that allowed them to travel for free
A strategic Ohio bride-to-be has revealed that she scored a free honeymoon by using a credit card to pay for her wedding.
Olivia Calton23, described her clever tactic of opening a credit card to earn key points that she and fiancé Dylan then used to travel without paying a dime.
In a viral clip, which has been viewed more than 2.8 million times, the wedding photographer explains that she and Dylan put all of their elopement fees on the card and paid “immediately.”
The TikTok video showed Olivia excitedly revealing that they were now using the points “for a free vacation.”
“My fiancé and I opened a credit card to put up all of our wedding expenses,” she said before adding that they “paid for everything with the money we had saved.”
Olivia Kalton, bride-to-be from Ohio, 23, described her clever pre-wedding practice where she opened a credit card to earn big points to score a free honeymoon
In the viral caption, the wedding photographer explained that she and Dylan were eloping but had a lot of wedding expenses, so they opened a Chase Sapphire credit card
The clip has been viewed more than 2.8 million times. Olivia said they ran away to an island in Puerto Rico
In the caption, she explained that even though she and Dylan were eloping, they still had a lot of wedding expenses, so they opened a Chase Sapphire credit card.
“But (we) still spend a lot of money on things, so anything helps,” Olivia said.
In a follow-up video, she revealed that the lovebirds went to an island in Puerto Rico and eloped in a rented house, with only close friends and family with them.
Olivia said they would do the reception when they got back to Ohio.
She explained that the expenses included her wedding dress, Dylan’s suit, the rent of the house and the location of the reception.
While many of her followers thought the hack was genius, they didn’t know how Olivia could pay suppliers with a credit card since most of them accept cash or Venmo.
In response to all questions, Olivia suggested to her followers that they contact merchants beforehand to make sure they accepted credit cards.
She also advised TikTokers to research both the credit cards and points systems that would work best for them based on their desired travel and spending.
Social media users loved her strategy and applauded her out-of-the-box thinking
“Before opening a credit card, I suggest you research your specific situation,” she explained before noting that clients should be careful when choosing suppliers because, as a wedding photographer, she “wouldn’t work with someone” who only accepts cash. assumed.
Social media users loved her strategy and applauded her out-of-the-box thinking.
One person wrote, “Girl the same! We made big purchases on ours, paid it off, and actually honeymooned for free because Delta SkyMiles. 10/10 recommend this hack.’
Another person said, “We did this too and got so many miles on it!”
“This is so clever,” someone else added.
One person said, “That’s the right way to do it!”