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Sick of winter yet?! It snowed in Chicago this week, so… I’m right there with you! I’m going to a wedding in Arizona next month, so I’m literally counting down the days until I can soak up some of that sunshine. It can’t come soon enough!
So, what’s the issue? Booking this trip means I also need to book my flights/hotels for all of my other trips this summer, too. If we’re just talking about weddings, I have one in April, two in June, one in July, one in September… how am I going to budget all of this?! Deep breaths, Lauren. Deep breaths.
Luckily, there’s a service called Affirm that allows you to pay off your purchases in easy, fixed monthly payments… including airfare. Hey, lifesaver! You can use Affirm for travel packages (flight + hotel) on Expedia, or get your flight through CheapAir if you don’t need a hotel once you get there. Click checkout and select the “Monthly Payment” next to your normal credit card option.
Affirm will then make a (real-time) credit decision, and then you decide if you want to pay your total over the course of 3, 6 or 12 months. Once you confirm your loan, your purchase is all set! You can even enable automatic payments if you don’t want to think about it anymore… or if you really want to be in the know, simply log in and take care of the fee at each set due date. Plus, there are no late/hidden fees or deferred interest. You can read all of the terms up front, and the total you see at checkout is exactly what you will pay. Easy peasy.
Can I use it for more than travel?
YES! Are you thinking about investing in a new designer handbag? Pay with Affirm on The Real Real, Tradesy or Trendlee. I mean, how much scarier is it to pay off a Chanel bag over 3-12 months vs. all at once?! What about home goods? Oh yea, Affirm can also help you pay off a new couch or dining room table (Joss & Main and Birch Lane!) or even a new Peloton bike for your home gym!
Also, this picture makes me SO excited to swap snow for palm trees!!!
Have you been thinking about making a big purchase recently? How do you budget your trips for spring break and/or weddings? Have you ever thought about trying Affirm?
March 18, 2017 @ 12:51 pm
I love this idea! My boyfriend and I live in different states and paying for the flights can be really stressful for two college students. I will definitely use this next time I fly to see him!
March 18, 2017 @ 7:45 pm
March 20, 2017 @ 7:19 am
I’m catching up on LSL today 🙂 We used Affirm to buy our Casper mattress – so, so easy! Love it.