NerdWallet: Look for these credit card perks to save on your vacation

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.

To splurge on vacation is human. To save is divine — and doable, with the right credit card perks.

Even if you don’t have thousands of points and miles socked away, the traveler-friendly benefits on your credit cards could easily trim costs on a summer getaway. Check your plastic for these valuable extras.

Waived baggage fees

With many major airlines, checking a bag costs $25 each way — but perhaps not with your airline’s co-branded credit card. These cards typically charge annual fees, but they also often pay for themselves by waiving checked bag fees for you and at least one person on your reservation.

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