Negative Changes to AMEX Business Platinum 50% Points Back Perk!

Bad news for folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card, or those considering the card.

Via The Points Guy, you will no longer get 50% of your points back on certain airfare you purchase through the AMEX travel portal.  You’ll only get 35% back!

This Is NOT Good News for Folks With the AMEX Business Platinum Card. I’ll Explain Why!

I’ll share more about this news.  And explain what it means for you.

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Buy Choice Hotel Points for ~0.4 Cents Each!

If you’re a fan of Choice Hotels, the upcoming Daily Getaways deal is for you!

Starting today, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy Choice hotel points at a big discount.  Depending on the package you choose, you can buy Choice points for between 0.4 and 0.45 cents each!  Choice normally sells points for 1.1 cents each on the Choice website, so this is a steal.

Choice Hotel Points Sale 2017

Use Your Choice Points to Stay in All-Suite Cambria Suites Hotels

I’ll give you the details of this deal!

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“If You Don’t Know the Rules, You Could Miss Out on Tens of Thousands of Points”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Upon Arriving

Daniel writes Upon Arriving to cover the latest developments in travel credit card rewards, airline and hotel loyalty programs, and many other travel topics.  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Upon Arriving

Brad and Me After Getting Scuba Certified in Belize, January 2017

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Without Warning! These Airline Cards Are No Longer Open to New Applications

If you’d been holding off on applying for the Comenity Bank Virgin America cards, your time has run out.  🙁

Without notice, Comenity Bank has stopped accepting applications for both the premium and no-annual-fee versions of these cards.

This was expected at some point due to the Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger.

Virgin America Cards Canceled

Virgin America Is Being Absorbed by Alaska Airlines, and Now Their Credit Cards Are Gone, Too!

I’ll share the details!

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Coming Soon: Use Your Southwest Points on Flights to Turks and Caicos!

Fun news for folks who love Southwest!  Today, they announced they’ll be adding flights to Turks and Caicos!

So you’ll have another way to use your miles and points to travel to an exotic location.

Southwest Turks And Caicos

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Southwest Points to Fly to Beautiful Turks and Caicos

Here’s more about this news. 

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Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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Spring and Summer Travel: Earn Bonus Points With New IHG Accelerate Promotion

Good news for folks who like earning IHG points!  Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer!  That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.

IHG Accelerate Promotion Spring 2017

You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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Limited Time: Earn 70,000 Airline Miles With Targeted Card Offer

Good news!  Some folks have been targeted to earn 70,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements with the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card.

That’s 20,000 United Airlines miles more than the most recent public offer!

We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!

Limited Time Earn 70000 Airline Miles With Targeted Card Offer

If You Make the Most of This Offer by Adding an Authorized User and Meeting Minimum Spending Requirements, You’ll Earn 78,000 United Airlines Miles. That’s More Than Enough for 3 Round-Trip Coach Flights to San Francisco From the Mainland US & Canada!

I’ll share the details.  And show you how to check whether you’ve been targeted!

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7 Phenomenal US Food Cities to Sample With Hilton’s Best-Ever Limited-Time Offer

Two things I love most are eating and saving money.  And thanks to miles & points, I can do both at the same time!

I’ll show you how to stay for free at hotels in 7 US cities known for great street food, 5-star restaurants, and world-famous food festivals!  So you’ll have more money to spend on your taste buds!

I’ve been researching Hilton hotels, because for a limited time, the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express comes with 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s the highest bonus ever!

Best US Restaurant Cities 2017

Stand in Line for Hours at Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin. It’s Part of the Experience!

I’ll give food enthusiasts ideas for how to use Hilton points to accomplish their delicious goals!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 4 – Museum of Science & Industry and Other Activities in Chicago

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 4 Museum Of Science Industry And Other Activities In Chicago

It Was Neat to See the Inner Workings and Stages of a Real Jet Engine at the Museum of Science and Industry

We had an amazing time seeing Hamilton!  And despite the quick visit, we packed in tons of other activities.  Including a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry and participating in one of the largest protests in Chicago’s history!

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