Thanksgiving is a time to see family, watch Lions football, and eat like a hungry wolf. This year it is also a time to plan my descent onto the great city of Columbus, Ohio for the best rivalry in all of college football. This is the first time I will attend the UMich OSU game at the Horseshoe and I am really looking forward to it. What I am not looking forward to is the price of the football tickets, the cost of the flights from the west coast, and the price of the hotel. All of which are astronomical because of the holiday weekend.
As was the case when I went to Atlanta to see Michigan in the Final Four and in the Citrus Bowl, I am going to rely on points to offset the costs where possible. While I won’t be flying first class and writing the same old trip reports, I believe that trips like this highlight what’s best about the points hustle. So far, I have been able to secure my hotel for next to nothing and am just now piecing together flights.