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Smart Ways to Use Capital One Venture Miles for Big Travel

You can save Big Money using miles and points for award flights and stays.  But other travel expenses can be harder to off-set, like commuter transportation, boutique hotels, or amusement park tickets. The Capital One Venture sign-up bonus alone is worth $400 in travel after meeting minimum spending.  And Capital One Venture miles are straightfoward to earn and redeem for LOTS...

Only 20 Nights (Instead of 60!) for Top-Tier Hyatt Status

Our friends at Hyatt just let us know about an amazing opportunity for The Hyatt Card holders! If you have the Chase Hyatt card, you can register to fast track to Explorist or Globalist status.  And earn status in much fewer nights than usual! With Hyatt Globalist Status You’ll Get Suite Upgrades and Free Breakfast at Hotels Like the Park Hyatt...

News You Can Use – Save on Starbucks, Earn Bonus Points for Donating to Disaster Relief, & More!

1.   New AMEX Offers AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of a deal, just add the offer to your AMEX card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase. If you like Macy’s, check your AMEX account to see if you’re targeted for this latest AMEX Offer: Earn a $15 statement credit to spend...

Highest Bonus Ever! Earn 60,000 Airline Miles With This New Offer

Here’s a way to earn more than enough American Airlines miles for a one-way Business Class ticket to Europe – or a round-trip in coach – with ONE sign-up bonus! You’ll now earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after making your first purchase and paying the annual fee with the Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard.  This is the highest...

Bummer! New Restrictions on Chase Sapphire Applications

Bad news for folks who planned on getting both a Chase Sapphire Preferred and a Chase Sapphire Reserve card. Via Frequent Miler, Chase released a memo saying that effective yesterday, August 27, 2017, customers would NO longer be able to sign-up for a second Sapphire card.  I haven’t yet heard anything directly from Chase. This means that, for example, folks who...

6 Insider Tips to Always Having a Stash of Miles & Points!

Folks sometimes tell Emily and me it seems like we have an unlimited amount miles & points to book award travel.  We wish that were the case.  Because it would help us make memories on more trips to destinations around the world! The truth is, our miles & points strategy is similar to what we recommend to y’all.  We earn lucrative sign-up bonuses...

Save on Travel and Make Money at the Same Time

Lots of folks get into the miles & points hobby to save money on travel.  But what if you could travel for less and make money at the same time? Ever Thought About Hosting on Airbnb? I’ll Tell You How My Friend’s Airbnb Business Helps Her Get Big Travel & Make Extra Income I have a friend who does this by...

Over “5/24”? We Rank the Best Chase Travel Cards You Can Still Actually Get

Chase has some of the best travel rewards cards, including the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred, and Chase Ink Business Preferred.   And Chase Ultimate Rewards is my favorite transferable points program! But if you’ve opened 5+ cards from any bank (NOT counting Chase business cards and these other business cards) in the past 24 months, your credit card...

Your 4 Best Options When a Credit Card’s Annual Fee Goes up

Unfortunately, banks can increase credit card annual fees as long as they give you 45 days’ notice. Million Mile Secrets reader, Mahendra, emailed: I’ve had the United MileagePlus® Explorer Card since 1995 and just got a letter that the annual fee is increasing from $85 to $95.  I have the option to reject this change.  But if I do, it says they will...

Denied! What to Know to Be Sure You Get Into Priority Pass Airport Lounges

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nick, commented: Once activating my Priority Pass Select membership, do you have to wait for a physical card to arrive?  Or can you swipe your Chase Sapphire Reserve card to access Priority Pass lounges? Great question, Nick! Typically, you must show your Priority Pass Select membership card to access their lounges. Team Member Keith Carries His Priority Pass Select...