Travel rewards points redemption 101

Laura LaRocca,
You accumulate travel reward points for months - possibly years - to go on a trip of a lifetime. But collecting enough points is only the first hurdle in your journey. Now, you have to figure out how to redeem them. 

Avery Campbell, president of Awarding Canada, says restrictions and rules make reward programs complicated and confusing to use. 

"There's a lot of really complicated routing rules when you redeem miles on any program," he says. "It's unfair for the consumer to be expected to know all those rules when they go to redeem their miles."

So how can you make it easier to redeem your points? Try these tips to avoid wasting your time - or your points. FULL STORY