Here at MMS, we‘re all about the best travel credit cards with the highest welcome offers, ongoing perks, and return for your spending. And we always recommend Chase cards for folks who are new to the travel hobby, because they‘ve got stricter application rules than other banks. Issuers like Chase, AMEX, Citi, and Capital One Continue reading "If You‘re a Miles and Points Veteran, These Are the Best Travel Credit Cards You Migh
I have some friends who earnestly desire TSA PreCheck, but become glossy-eyed when I immediately launch into the magical world of free travel via miles points. All theywant is to blaze through airport security. They‘re not trying to get caught up in miles points intricacies. Lots of you want a simple answer for Continue reading "Best Credit Card for Free TSA PreCheck If You‘re New to Miles Points"
I‘ve had theInk Business Cash Credit Cardfor over 4 years and I never plan on giving it up. With a sign-up bonus worth at least 500 in travel after meeting minimum spending requirements and no annual fee, if you qualify for a small business card there‘s really no reason NOT to get this one. It‘s Continue reading "With a 50,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus and NO Annual Fee, This Cash Back Credit Card Is an Easy Win (I‘ve Had It fo
My wife and I have been able to travel extensively in the past few years because of points and miles. Since we started dating ~3.5 years ago, we have traveled to 7 countries and made numerous trips within the US. In talking with our friends and family members about our travels, we have found ourselves Continue reading "I Earned 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With a Simple Idea for a Side Hustle"
Whether you‘re interested in earning Capital One miles or straight up cash, your golden opportunity to earn TONS of both expires on January 28, 2019: Capital One Spark Miles for Business-Up to 200,000 Capital One miles (2,000 in travel)after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements Capital One Spark Cash for Business - Up to 2,000 cash Continue reading "Final Week: Earn Up to 200,000 Capital One Miles or 2,000 Cash With These Gigantic
Back in the good ol‘ days when you could pick up Chase credit cards all willy nilly, I thought nothing of getting a co-branded card here, an Ultimate Rewards-earning card there. That‘s how I ended up with a patchwork of 7 Chase cards. And unless I drop below 5/24, it‘s looking like I may never Continue reading "These Are the 7 Chase Credit Cards I Have and Why Harlan (And How I Use Each One)"
Like many of you, my travel plans have been messed up this weekend by Winter Storm Harper. Airlines have issued travel waivers for folks who need to reschedule flights, but we‘re not flying - instead, I had plans to take the kids to Niagara Falls (~1.5 hour drive) for a one-night water park hotel package. Continue reading "Canceling a Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal Hotel Booking - Thanks to Winter Storm Harper"
Capital One is known for having several excellent cash back rewards credit cards if you‘re interested in earning simple rewards these are great cards to have: Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card- 500 cash bonus Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card- No annual fee Capital One Spark Cash for Business- Earn up to Continue reading "5 Tips for Increasing Your Capital One Credit Card Application Approval Odds"
If you‘ve been involved in the miles and points hobby for a while, you might be aware that some banks have expiration dates on the miles and points you earn. But it can be easy to forget that the same rules can apply to cash backcredit cards, as well! I‘ve made the mistake of not Continue reading "Don‘t Let Your Hard-Earned Rewards Expire (Cash Back Credit Cards Included!)"
Capital One is known for having several excellent cash back rewards credit cards if you‘re interested in earning simple rewards these are great cards to have: Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card- 500 cash bonus Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card- No annual fee Capital One Spark Cash for Business- Earn up to Continue reading "5 Tips for Increasing Your Capital One Credit Card Application Approvals Odds"
I have always considered myself a good driver. I drive a significant amount (~20,000 miles a year), and have a maintained anearly spotless driving record. I have only ever received 1 speeding ticket in 15 years of driving! Well that is, until I took a trip to Italy last year. During this trip, we wanted Continue reading "Driving in Italy Is a Total Scam! In 10 Days I Got 4 Tickets Totaling ~827 - Here‘s What You Can Learn From My Mistakes
In the months following a new pricing structure at Walt Disney World Resort (Florida), Disney quietly increased the pricing of Disneyland (California) tickets and annual passes, among other things like food and MaxPass. Most attribute the price hike to the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy‘s Edge, a new attraction opening summer 2019 in Disneyland and fall Continue reading "News Flash! New Disney Pricing Now in Effect, and How to Save Using Point
Like many others on the Million Mile Secrets team, I believe the Chase Sapphire Reserve to be the top premium card when it comes to the best credit cards for travel.It comes with a sign-up bonus worth at least 750 after meeting minimum spending requirements, and the card‘s numerous perks make it an even sweeter Continue reading "4 Reasons I Decided to Keep My Chase Sapphire Reserve Card for the Third Year In a Row"
Many Americans have traveling moreas one of their New Year‘s resolutions. Not having enough time or money are the two biggest reasons why people choose not to travel, even though they want to. Here are 3 tips to help you travel more! 3 No-Excuses Ways to Help You Travel More! 1. Visit low-cost destinations Craving Continue reading "3 No-Excuses Tips to Travel More and Fulfill Your New Year‘s Resolution"
Personal finance is somewhat of a taboo topic of conversation in America. It is hardly taught in schools, and then 18 year olds are expected to make decisions about taking on loads of debt for college when they have no understanding of money. It is a flawed system that leads to a lot of misunderstand Continue reading "Credit Card Is a Curse Word for Many, But Really They Are Like Fireworks"
I used to be like you. Standing in the busy terminal with my face pressed up against theglass airport loungedoors, wondering whose palm I have to grease to get inside. Airport lounge access actually isn‘t just for the rich and famous. It‘s for the rich, the famous, and Million Mile Secrets readers with the right Continue reading "The Best Strategy for Folks Who Want to Inexpensively Try Out Airport Lounges"
American Airlines, the world‘s largest air carrier, is notably missing a points transfer partner. The other legacy airlines, Delta and United Airlines, allow 1:1 instant transfers from AMEX Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards, respectively. For American Airlines, the obvious bank program to pair with is Citi ThankYou points- because Citi is their primary card Continue reading "For a Truly Great Points Program, Citi Needs American
If you‘re like me, you probably spend more at Amazon than you‘d like to admit (but hey free shipping only costs me a 119 Amazon Prime membership per year!). So I‘m always happy to find easy discounts I can combine a credit card that is great for making Amazon purchases. Often these discounts are available Continue reading "It Only Takes 30 Seconds to Ensure You Don‘t Lose Your Citi ThankYou Points on Your Next Amazon Purc
There‘s no question last-minute evacuationscan be scary and stressful, especially if you don‘t have the information you need during communication blackouts or loss of power. Adding last-minute travel to the mix might feel insurmountable. While disasters are rare, it‘s best to plan early and be among the first to leave when you think a bad Continue reading "The Complete Guide to Last-Minute Evacuations"
Good news for anyone who likes earning and using American Airlines miles! TheCiti / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercardis offering an increased sign-up bonus of 50,000 American Airlines miles after completing minimum spending requirements! With 50,000 American Airlines miles, you could get 2 round-trip off-peak coach tickets to Europe, a one-way Business Class ticket Continue reading "Easier to Earn Bonus on This American Airlines
Thanks to a stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points and Wyndham hotel points, my mom and I were fortunate enough to make a trip to Kauai. We transferred our Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for the flights and stayed at theKoloa Landing Resort at Poipu using Wyndham points (although that‘s now a Marriott hotel). Continue reading "Are Timeshares Worth It? I‘ll Tell You About My Experience in Hawaii"
My holiday travels were delayed a couple months ago thanks to some American Airlines technical difficulties. I was holed up in Dallas overnight. I used my Chase Sapphire Preferred for all my necessary purchases because I knew I‘d be reimbursed for everything. But after filing a claim with Chase, there was one missing document I Continue reading "My American Airlines Flight Was Delayed - I Spent 260 on Reasonable Expenses, but Forgot to Req
My buddy only has one premium credit card -The Platinum Card from American Express. He loves the flexibility of being able to transfer points to Delta to book award flights. Check out our full review of the AMEX Platinum card to learn about all of the card‘s perks. One award booking trick my friend wasn‘t Continue reading "The Simple Trick My Friend Used to Book a Lie-Flat Seat to New York Using AMEX Membership Rewards Points"
The banks sure don‘t make it easy to choose when they come out with a bunch of improved credit card bonuses at the same time! Especially when they don‘t stick around for very long. Hot on the heels of the incredible Chase Southwest personal card offers (which include a promotional Companion Pass after meeting minimum Continue reading "Decisions: Chase Southwest Card Offers vs United Explorer Business - Here‘s What You Should Co