What is 3 Cards, 3 Continents

The Frequent Miler team is ready for our next challenge!  This time, Nick, Stephen and Greg will compete to book the most amazing 3-continent dream-trip using 3 welcome bonuses. They’ll have a strict budget, strict rules, and readers will pick the winner once they’ve completed their trips.

In June we live-streamed a card draft where each contestant picked 3 credit card welcome offers which will make up their travel budget. No bonus could be picked twice. You can watch the card draft here or in the video above. With their cards selected, the competitors now must book the most impressive trip they can with the bonuses and perks gained from those cards. Travel is set for mid September, with exact dates to be announced later.

Read the original post introducing the challenge by clicking here, or scroll down to find all of the #3Cards3Continents posts that have been published to date.

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3 Cards, 3 Continents Post Updates

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