THEN you build all these hotel or airline points and you spend a bunch more money on a trip that otherwise you wouldn't have gone on... more money down the drain
I go on hunts that I can afford. So if I can get free airfare to Alaska and hunt from a tent, that certainly beats hunting around home.
My last trip to Adak Alaska I didn't rent a vehicle there. Just my kayak and a tent. My biggest expense of the whole trip was the long term parking at the airport.
What's the point of making money if all you do is save it and never enjoy it.