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Points are Love Home Swap's unique offering to home swap, allowing you to travel more flexibly while still saving thousands on the cost of accommodation around the world. To give you a better idea of the power of points, we've summarised what you need to know about the points system.

So what are points anyway?

Put simply: points are an update to the traditional home swap. They allow you to still travel cheaply and authentically, but also travel more flexibly.

We know that you might travel on occasions where you're not home swapping (staying with family or friends for example) or even have second homes which you aren't always using, meaning the property you swap is vacant.

Points allow you to capitalise on this. You can update the calendar on your listing to alert other member's that your home is available during this time. You can then host them at your home in exchange for points, rather than a stay with them during the same period.

These points can then be exchanged with other members to complete a one-way swap wherever and whenever you choose.

What are the benefits?

Flexible travel: You can use points to travel anywhere at any time

No need to agree on dates: Simply find a points-using property available when you need to travel. No need to compromise.

Capitalise on your empty home: Make the most of your home when it's empty by hosting members during these periods and to earn points you can use towards your next Love Home Swap vacation.

Help others live their dream swap: When you get swap requests from members you'd love to host, but from destinations that don't really interest you, thanks to points you can still host them. If you know you'll be away at a certain time, your guest can use their points to arrange a one-way swap that allows them to stay with you and for you to stay wherever you'd like.

How do I use it?

To find a points swap is pretty simple. When you search for a swap on the Love Home Swap site in the search options on the left-hand side you'll be able to select your 'trip type'. Choose the 'points' option and you're good to go.

Sounds pretty good... What will it cost me?

It won't cost you anything to use the points system. Points can be used and enjoyed by all of our members at no extra charge, so you really have nothing to lose by opting-in (more on that in a minute).

What if I don't have enough points to go where I want?

All points swaps are currently 100 points per night, but if you don't have enough points to cover the duration of your stay, not to worry - you can also purchase points.

The cost of your points will depend on your membership level - so if you're planning on doing this a lot you might want to think about upgrading your membership.

Where do I sign?

You can opt in for the Points system in the personal preferences section of your profile. Just login, head over to your profile page to choose your preferred ways to travel - Swap, Points or Rent.

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