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Note: All travel is subject to frequently changing governmental restrictions—please check federal, state and local advisories before scheduling trips.

While most of us aren’t traveling right now, it’s never too soon to start earning perks and rewards good toward your next your trip—whenever you’re ready to take it. While you’re homebound, here are four different ways you can continue earning travel rewards and perks, just for living your best socially-distanced life.

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Ordering take-out or delivery from local restaurants

We’ve all been hitting the take-out and delivery pretty hard. With so much else going on, it’s a nice way to treat yourself and to support your favorite local restaurants during tough times. And what’s even better is that you can earn travel rewards, good toward Orbitz hotels, at more than 10,000 restaurants. Just join the Orbitz Rewards program, then register your existing credit cards to the Dining program and—voila!—you’ll earn 5% back in Orbucks toward your next trip at participating restaurants.

Getting groceries delivered and shopping online

Many shops are closed right now but there’s almost nothing you can’t get delivered these days. Whether that’s a new pair of deluxe sweats to round out your work-from-home wardrobe or necessities like groceries, gas and those most-coveted breadmaking supplies, the Orbitz Rewards Visa Credit Card lets you earn 2% back in Orbucks on everyday purchases made on your Orbitz Rewards Visa*.

Watching too much TV

This may be one of the few times in history when nobody can rightfully shame you for being a chip-chomping couch potato, so go ahead and enjoy it. And with so many different streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney+ and Hulu, to name a few, the possibilities of things to watch are endless. When you sign up for a new service or make a digital purchase, be sure to use the Orbitz Rewards Visa Card and you’ll earn 2% back in Orbucks toward your next trip*—same goes for almost all other purchases with the card.

Dreaming about your next vacation

Funny how not being able to travel just makes you want to get away even more. It’s not too soon to start dreaming and planning, especially since most hotels on Orbitz offer free cancellation
and many airlines are currently waiving change fees. Plus, if you’re an Orbitz Rewards member, booking those trips with Orbitz will earn you Orbucks, which are travel dollars good toward 350,000-plus hotels worldwide. Members can also travel their way to great perks such as free TSA Pre-Check, which will have you breezing through security like a rock star. You just have to achieve Platinum status to qualify, and that’s not as hard as it sounds—just stay 12 room nights per year!

*Offer is exclusive to Orbitz Rewards® Visa® Credit Card holders enrolled in the Orbitz Rewards program. This rewards program is provided byOrbitz and its terms may change at anytime. For full Rewards Terms and Conditions, please see

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Martina Sheehan

Martina Sheehan

Martina is a Chicago-based travel writer and editor who has written for the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Budget Travel, Forbes Travel Guides, and Time Out Chicago, among other publications. You can find her at

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