Is your old luggage set looking dusty after sitting in storage for over a year? It may be time to upgrade to something new! A tip from this editor is to look for bags with a unique color or pattern. My leopard print luggage set is easy to spot and always makes it to my destination! Here are some great luggage recommendations, as well as tips for saving money on purchasing a new backpack, duffel bag or suitcase.
Travel and Leisure ~ ” Remember stocking up on back-to-school supplies as a kid? The thrill of walking into the classroom with a new pair of shoes or backpack? These days, the grown-up version of new school supplies for road warriors is getting a new suitcase. Whether you’ve been pining for an Away bag or saving your pennies to splurge on Rimowa, it’s hard to deny the excitement around investing in a new piece of luggage.
Backpacks aren’t just for school. In fact, many road warriors swear by the hands-free (or as close to hands-free as possible) lifestyle.
‘Last week, I finally got to use my new Deuter backpack I ordered Jan. 2020. Want to try to ditch the wheeled suitcase if I can.’ — Teresa Dubovsky
‘I mostly travel with an eBags Mother Lode Jr Travel Backpack these days because it counts as a personal item, not a carry-on.’ — Heather Macdonald
Tips for saving on your next luggage purchase
Check for credit card offers
Chase, Amex and Capital One often run targeted offers to save on luggage. Right now, I have a Chase Offer on my Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Freedom Unlimited® for 20% back on a Samsonite purchase up to $40. Check your targeted offers to see what you have.
Wait for holiday sales
Deals on luggage are a staple of holiday sales. If you can hang on a few more weeks, keep an eye out for Fourth of July sales. Not to mention, Amazon Prime Day is coming up on June 21.
Use the right card to purchase
If the bag of your dreams comes with a warranty, TPG’s Katie Genter recommends using a Citi card to take advantage of its two-year warranty extension perk. The extended warranty protection offered by select credit cards effectively extends the manufacturer’s warranty on eligible products purchased with the card.” ~ Travel and Leisure
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**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.