Above: Salamander in Middleburg, VA from a Points Stay: Image by Author
While some people are very anti-credit card, and you are playing with fire when playing with credit cards (pitfalls), I personally have reaped many rewards from credit cards in my lifetime, including the majority of expenses for my Disney engagement, honeymoon, & the majority of expenses on other travels for the past 5 years.
Credit Card Strategies to Consider:
Keep in mind that for the below, it's often ideal to stack more than 1 strategy, such as a new sign-up bonus & a promotional APR or a new sign-up bonus & a balance transfer.
New Sign-Up Bonuses (Greater Potential Value Than the Amount Charged in Some Cases)
Promotional APR (i.e. 0%)
Balance Transfer Cards w Lower Interest or No Interest & No Balance Transfer Fees
Credit Cards Good for Home Expenses on a Recurring Basis
Offers on Existing Credit Cards
Alternatives to Credit Cards
Pitfalls to Credit Cards
4. "How to Understand Special Promotional Financing Offers on Credit Cards" by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau