Hi all! I heard about this whole "using to points to travel" system and it sounds pretty good to me. I think I need a little help though. First off, I don't travel much at all, I'm not looking to get a trip to New Zealand or anything. I have a trip later this year from Denver to Atlanta and I thought maybe I could find a way to get a free ticket and save a few hundred dollars. I started looking at cards and I'm a little stunned, everything says I need to spend thousands of dollars in the first few months to get any kind of a reward. My landlord doesn't take credit cards and all my utilities are included in rent and my other expenses wouldn't even come close, I really try to keep spending to a minimum (low income). Honestly, I can't imagine spending $3000 or even $1000 in the next 90 days, I just don't have the money. So now I'm confused. If we're spending thousands of dollars to get points to take a trip, wouldn't it be better to buy a cheap ticket? What am I missing here? Is this a "go big or go home" thing? Is it even worth it to do this for a short domestic flight? Help!