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Is AMEX Changing How They Handle Retention Offers?

When you call a bank to cancel a credit card, they‘ll sometimes offerbonus points or a statement credit as an incentive to keep the card open another year. And calling to cancel typically means you‘ll speak to a live customer service representative. Even if you don‘t get a retention offer, the bank usually want to Continue reading "Is AMEX Changing How They Handle Retention Offers?"

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Lose Your Passport? Here‘s What to Do!

Losing your passport can be a terrible feeling andcause a real headache! So I‘ve written a step-by-step guide to show you what to do if your passport is lost or stolen. Whether you‘re in the US or abroad, here‘s how to geta replacement passport. What to Do Abouta Lost Passport According to the US Department Continue reading "Lose Your Passport? Here‘s What to Do!"

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Have an IHG Card? You Can Buy Points for Less Than 0.5 Cents Each

If you have aChase IHGcredit card, take a look at this exclusive promotion! ViaDoctor of Credit,Chase IHGcardholders will get a20% discounton thecashportionof a Points Cash booking. But this deal is only valid until September 30th, 2017. And you can use this discount to ‘buy‘ IHG points for cheap. I‘ll show you how! Here‘s what Continue reading "Have an IHG Card? You Can Buy Points for Less Than 0.5 Cents Each"

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Earn an Award Flight on American Airlines Without Flying or Credit Cards!

Lyn writes about how to fly nearly free on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has also developed an online course that teaches you the simplest ways to earn free flights in the US. I‘ve asked her to share tips on how you can earn enough miles to get a free round-trip within the US without signing-up Continue reading "Earn an Award Flight on American Airlines Without Flying or Credit Cards!"

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Fly to Europe for Extra Cheap! WOW Air Expands to 4 More US Cities

I‘ve written about WOW Air, Iceland‘s budget airline. They‘re a great option for no-frills flights,with goodservice and clean planes. Via Pizza in Motion, WOW Air will begin service to 4 new US cities starting spring 2018. And tickets from these cities are already on sale! I‘ll share more details about these new routes! And remind Continue reading "Fly to Europe for Extra Cheap! WOW Air Expands to 4 More US Cities"

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Harlan: ‘How I‘d Use the Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Bonus‘

With theCapital One Venture Rewards Credit Card, you canearn40,000 Venture miles(worth400in travel) afterspending 3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months. 400 in travel is a good deal, so I‘ve asked the Million Mile Secrets team how they‘d use the card‘s sign-up bonus. Here‘s team member Harlan! Harlan: Folkslike earning Capital One Venture miles because Continue reading "Harlan: ‘How I‘d Use the Capital

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2 Days Only: Southwest Flash Sale Starting at 42 One-Way

Via Points, Miles Martinis,Southwest is having a flash sale. And you can fly to many domestic and international locations starting at just 42 one-way! For example, I found a flight from Atlanta to Chicago for 42 on September 12, 2017. Sale fares are valid for domestic travel between late August 2017 and mid February Continue reading "2 Days Only: Southwest Flash Sale Starting at 42 One-Way"

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Easily Earn the Southwest Companion Pass! All 3 Southwest Cards Offering 60,000 Points

If theSouthwest Companion Passhas been on your wish list, here‘s some great news! Via Doctor of Credit, all 3 Chase Southwest cards are again offering 60,000 Southwest pointsaftermeeting minimum spending requirements. Previously, the sign-up bonus for the Chase Southwest Plus and Chase Southwest Premier was only40,000 Southwest points. So this is a much better deal. Continue reading "Easily Earn the Southwest Companion Pass! All 3 Southwe

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Joseph: ‘How I‘d Use the Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Bonus‘

Lots of folks in the miles points community don‘t pay much attention to the Capital One Venture card. But you can do some really fun things with its sign-up bonus worth 400 in travel! I asked the Million Mile Secrets team to share how they‘d use the bonus that comes with the Capital One Continue reading "Joseph: ‘How I‘d Use the Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Bonus‘"

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Should You Use This Hotel Booking Site to Earn American Airlines Miles?

Folks looking to earn American Airlines milesmight be interested in using a special site to book paid hotel stays. Because when you make a hotel reservation through BookAAHotels.com, you‘ll earn at least 1 American Airlines mile per 1 you spend on your stay (excluding taxes fees). And booking certain hotels can get you a Continue reading "Should You Use This Hotel Booking Site to Earn American Airlines Miles?"

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Targeted: Earn Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Airline Miles

If you need more Alaska Airlines miles, take a look at Alaska Airlines‘ latest buy miles promotion! Through October 5, 2017, Alaska Airlines is targeting folks to earn up to a 50% bonus when buying Alaska Airlines miles. Socheck your Alaska Airlines accountto see which bonus you‘ve been targeted for! I‘ll give you the details Continue reading "Targeted: Earn Up to a 50% Bonus When Buying Airline Miles"

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Don‘t Miss the Adventure That‘s Right in Front of You

Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is re-reading one of his favorite books: Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel,by Rolf Potts. Most of our readers are NOT long-term travelers, but I asked him to write down any useful ideas our readers might appreciate. Joseph: On a recent trip to Switzerland, Continue reading "Don‘t Miss the Adventure That‘s Right in Front of You"

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Today Only: An Incredibly Easy & Free 50 Hotel Points!

A couple of weeks ago, I let you know that you can earn lots of Marriott points by participating in upcoming social media promotions. And via Live From a Lounge, Marriott is celebrating the eclipse with one of these social media deals! You can earn 50 Marriott points for sharing on Twitter where you‘re viewing Continue reading "Today Only: An Incredibly Easy Free 50 Hotel Points!"

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Today Only: An Incredibly Easy Way to Keep Your Hotel Points From Expiring!

A couple of weeks ago, I let you know that you can earn lots of Marriott points by participating in upcoming social media promotions. And via Live From a Lounge, Marriott is celebrating the eclipse with one of these social media deals! You can earn 50 Marriott points for sharing on Twitter where you‘re viewing Continue reading "Today Only: An Incredibly Easy Way to Keep Your Hotel Points From Expiring!"

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Easy-Peasy! 6 Cards With the Simplest Travel Awards

When you‘re new to miles points, it can be overwhelming to hear about the many types of credit card rewards you can earn. And there are so many different travel cards available that selecting one can seem like a daunting task! To setBig Travel goals, like Emily‘s recent trip to Tokyo, you‘ll have to Continue reading "Easy-Peasy! 6 Cards With the Simplest Travel Awards"

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Find Great Deals on Domestic and International Award Flights With New Citi ThankYou Airline Transfer Partner!

Via The Points Guy, you can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlinesis part of the Star Alliance, which means you can use miles to book award flights on partners like United Airlines! And there are some sweet spotsin the airline‘s award chart, which can make redeeming Turkish Airlines miles a good Continue reading "Find Great Deals on Domestic and International Award Flights With New Citi ThankYou Airline Tra

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When Does It Make Sense to Use Your Points for Flights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed: For 3 round-trip tickets from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, is it better to pay 1,279 or redeem ~85,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points linked to my Chase Sapphire Reservethrough the Chase travel portal? Excellent question! Chase Ultimate Rewards points are my favorite flexible points. Because these points can be extremely Continue reading "When Does It Make Sense to Use Your Points for Flights?"

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Should You Cancel a Card That‘s Being Discontinued?

If your card is discontinued and changes to another card, you will NOT earn a sign-up bonus on the new card. And there are a few things to consider before you cancel it! Million Mile Secrets reader, Jesse, commented: I had the Chase Fairmont card, whichconverted to the Chase Sapphire Preferred on August 15, 2017. Continue reading "Should You Cancel a Card That‘s Being Discontinued?"

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Reader Holly‘s Incredible Italy Trip for 8 With 7 Free Flights!

Welcome to the nextinstallment of our Reader Success Serieswhere Million Mile Secrets Readersshare how they booked a tripwith miles points to getBig Travel with Small Money! Hollyisour newestreader success storyto showfolks it‘s possible totravel without spending a lot of money. A big thank you to Holly for sharing her story! Please introduce yourself to Continue reading "Reader Holly‘s Incredible Italy Trip for 8 With 7 Free Flight

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How Earning AMEX Sign-Up Bonuses on Different Cards Can Get You Big Travel!

A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed: Can you clarify the American Express once per lifetime sign-up bonus rule? I currently have theHilton Honors Card from American ExpressandGold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express. Does the AMEX rule mean I can NOT earn thesign-up bonus on theStarwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express? The Continue reading "How Earning AMEX Sign-Up Bonuses on Different Cards Can Get You Big Trave

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Blog Giveaway: 28,000 IHG Points!

Don‘t forget to follow me onFacebookorTwitter! Thanks to everyone for all your support over the years! To say thanks, we‘re giving away 28,000 IHG points! I‘ll show you how to enter! IHG‘s Share Summer promotion is coming to an end on August 31, 2017! Similar toSPG moments from Starwood, you can buy all kinds of Continue reading "Blog Giveaway: 28,000 IHG Points!"

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200 Visa Gift Card Winner!

Don‘t forget to follow me onFacebookorTwitter! Thanks to everyone who participated in our200 Visa gift card giveaway! Find out who won! Congrats toKatie,who won by liking a photo on Instagram! Emily will be in touch on how to get your prize!

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