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The South Pacific: How to earn cashback when you travel

It’s that time of the year when temperatures drop and we all start thinking of sunny skies, palm trees, sandy beaches and Pina Coladas. Even thinking about a holiday makes me happier.

As much as we would like to visit Europe, unfortunately, we can’t take a month off work and I won’t travel that far for 10 days so the next best thing for us is the South Pacific. We really have fallen in love with Island life, we are ticking off one island at a time.

So far, we have travelled to Fiji, Cook Islands, Isle of Pines, Samoa and our favourite Vanuatu. Did you know that Vanuatu is only a 3 ½ hour flight from Sydney and on the same time zone? It is, and we often travel there for long weekends; leave on a Thursday and back on a Monday. Vanuatu stole a bit of our hearts, we just love it. We would like to explore more of the islands especially after visiting the Island Aore in January, it was so magical, not a single shop, not even a supermarket and everything is solar powered, they have rainwater tanks, the population is only 400 people and we ate some of the most amazing meals we have ever eaten, so fresh.

Next on our list is Tonga, fingers crossed we can visit within in the next couple of months. Did I mention we just love the Island Life! Although we only go away for a week, living on island time feels like a lot longer and it’s a great chance to defrost and recharge the batteries.

Because of our busy work schedules, we tend to book travel at the last minute. If seeing all the amazing holiday pics on Instagram has you wanting to book a last-minute trip, don’t be worried about breaking the bank because you can get cashback on all of your holiday bookings thanks to Cashrewards.

Expedia is my go-to holiday booking site. Sometimes it’s cheaper to book flights and accommodation together depending on your destination. When booking on Expedia via Cashrewards, I also get up to 5% cashback as well as Expedia points which I can use towards my next trip. You can also use Expedia for booking car hire and activities too.

Because we travel to the South Pacific a lot we fly with Virgin Australia, they have direct flights to most of the destinations we love, and we get cashback on our airfares.

If the South Pacific is not your thing you can book a holiday to just about anywhere in the world, including locally, via Cashrewards.

Earn cashback on your travels with the options below:

Flights Earn cashback through Cashrewards on every flight you book via the following airlines and travel companies available through Cashrewards… Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Australia, STA Travel, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Tripsta, Explore Trip, Skiddoo, Smart Fares and more.

Accommodation Need a room? Hotels and accommodation can be expensive so don’t book anything before clicking through Cashrewards. You’ll save at least 4% in cashback, with regular cashback increases as high as 11% from time to time – that’s $110 cashback on a $1000 room booking simply by clicking through Cashrewards to your chosen booking site.

Available partners include Expedia,, Wotif,, Agoda, Accor Hotels,, Hilton, Hostel World, Marriott, Trip Advisor, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hamilton Island, Sheraton, Westin and the list goes on.

Need to rent a car? There’s plenty of car hire companies available via Cashrewards too, such as Auto Europe Car Rentals, Holiday Cars, Easy Rent Cars, Avis, Hertz and Europcar.

Don’t forget travel insurance!

You can even book travel insurance through Cashrewards and get cashback on that too. You can get 4.20% Cashback with Travel Insurance Direct. Never leave home without it.

Other available providers include Cover More Travel Insurance, Southern Cross Travel Insurance, Australia Post Travel Insurance and Tick Travel Insurance.

Search all these great options and so many more at Cashrewards and if you need a new pair of swimmers and accessories to take with you, well they have plenty of retailer options for those too!

Now that your holiday is booked, pack your sunscreen and enjoy. Happy Holidays and make sure you post some pictures!

Kath x


Some items in this article may not be eligible for cashback. Deals, products, displayed prices, cashback rates and available retailers through Cashrewards mentioned above may change at any time without notice. This article has not been specifically sponsored in any way, by any retailer, although Cashrewards has ongoing partnerships with the stores mentioned above in order to provide you cashback at these stores.

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