We’ll Always Tell You About the Best Deals — Top 10 Cards With No Commission!

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Million Mile Secrets is all about helping regular folks earn Big Travel with Small Money.  And we want to make sure our readers always get the BEST credit card deals, even if we don’t earn a commission!

So if I find an offer that’s better than my link, I’ll tell you about it instead.  Because it’s the right thing to do!

We'll Always Tell You About The Best Deals Top 10 Cards With No Commission

We’re Always on the Lookout for the Best Deals! So You Can Earn the More Miles, Points, & Cash Back, Whether We Earn a Commission or NOT

And I appreciate it when readers bring better offers to our attention!

Here’s a look at 10 great cards that do NOT earn us a commission, but DO earn you Big Travel!

Why Bringing You the Best Offers Is Important to Us!

Link:   Hot Deals

Emily and I have the best readers!  And we love hearing about how our tips have helped you travel the world!

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Readers Like Gabe, Who Posted This Pic on Instragram, Are the Reason Why We Keep Doing What We Do!

When we started the blog, I told you I’d always let you know if I found a better public offer for any credit card, even if it means giving up our commission on the card.

We earn a commission on cards that have an image of the card under the card’s name on the Hot Deals page.  But if you only see a link with the card’s name, and no card image beneath, that means Emily and I get nothing if you apply.

Yes, but Why?

Because it’s the right thing to do.

And we won’t ever stop doing it!

We’re not shy about telling you about the best offers.  Even if there’s a lesser offer that would earn us a commission.

In fact, a number of the cards on 10 Best Deals in Travel link to cards that earn nothing for the blog.

And that’s fine by us!

Thank you for reading our blog all these years.  We really do have the best readers!

Top 10 Credit Cards That Give Us $0!

These are the 10 best credit card deals that don’t pay us a commission and still give you more miles, points, or cash back!

1.   Chase Ink Plus

Link:   Chase Ink Plus

With the Chase Ink Plus small business card you can earn 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you spend $5,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

Aside from the sign-up bonus, what I like about this card is you can earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores and on phone, cable, and internet service.

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The Hardest Part About Earning Chase Ultimate Rewards Points? Deciding Where to Go!

Chase Ultimate Rewards is my top pick for the best points program because it gives you so much flexibility.  You can redeem the 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you earn with the Chase Ink Plus for:

Here’s my review of the fantastic Ink Plus card.

2.   Chase Southwest Cards

Link:   Chase Southwest Premier (Personal)

Link:   Chase Southwest Premier (Small Business)

It’s a great time to sign-up for the Chase Southwest Premier Personal and Small Business cards.  That’s because both cards are currently offering 50,000 Southwest points when you spend $2,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.

By signing-up for both cards, you can earn nearly enough points for a friend or family member to travel with you for (almost) free!

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Show Your Favorite Person the Love! With the Companion Pass You Can Bring Them Along for the Ride Whenever You Fly Southwest!

The Southwest Companion Pass is THE BEST deal in domestic travel!  Just be sure to watch out for these 3 mistakes that won’t get you a Companion Pass!

3.   Chase Hyatt

Link:   Chase Hyatt

This card has a fantastic and relatively easy-to-earn bonus!

If you’ve had a paid stay at Hyatt since May 1, 2015, you can earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt worldwide with the Chase Hyatt card after completing the minimum spending requirements.

This includes top-tier luxury hotels like the Park Hyatt Sydney where I surprised my mom for her 60th Birthday, the Park Hyatt Milan where Emily and I stayed, or the Park Hyatt Hadahaa for a tropical retreat.

Plus you’ll earn a $50 statement credit after your 1st purchase.

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The Park Hyatt Hadahaa Could Cost ~$1,642 per Night! But You Can Stay for 2 Nights Without Paying a Dime!

You can easily save over $1,000 on 2 nights at expensive hotels.  Plus, you get a free night certificate each year you’re a cardmember for a stay at a Hyatt Category 1 through 4 hotel.

If you haven’t stayed at a Hyatt hotel since May 1, 2015, you can still earn 2 free nights but NOT the $50 statement credit.

Either offer is a terrific deal!

4.   Chase United Airlines Small Business Card

Link:   Chase United Airlines Small Business Card

You can earn 50,000 United Airlines miles after spending $2,000 in purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening a new Chase United Airlines small business card.  That’s enough for 2 round-trip coach award flights within the mainland US and Canada!

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The Awe-Inspiring Sunsets and Deep Blue Waters of the Na Pali Coast Are Only 45,000 United Airlines Miles Away

And remember, you’ll pay only 10,000 United Airlines miles each way for flights under 700 miles.  So the sign-up bonus on the Chase United Airlines small business card is enough for 5 short 1-way flights!

The annual fee is $95, but it’s waived the 1st year.  Here’s my review of the United Airlines small business card.

And many folks qualify for a small business credit card and don’t realize it!

5.   Hilton Cards

Link:   Hotel Cards – Hot Deals

There are 4 Hilton credit cards available.  So it’s very easy to earn lots of Hilton points for Big Travel.

We don’t earn a commission on 3 of them, but we want to make sure you get the best deal for your travel plans!

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With 4 Hilton Credit Cards, It’s Easy to Earn Award Nights at Hilton Resorts Like the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri Which Has Exquisite Views

The Hilton cards are:

We don’t earn a commission on the 1st 3 cards in the list, including the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card, which is valuable because you can get 2 weekend night certificates to use at most Hilton hotels, including resorts and luxury hotels like the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa!

Wondering which Hilton card is right for you?  Here’s how to decide!

6.   Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Card

Link:   Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Card

We could earn a commission on the Chase IHG Rewards card, but we found a better offer that includes a $50 statement credit.  So we let you know about it!

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We Used IHG Points to Stay at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Our Room Was So Big We Temporarily Opened a Million Mile Secrets Hong Kong Office

If you’re looking for ideas on how to use the IHG points and the free annual night certificate you earn with this card, here are 5 top hotels in the US and Europe!

You earn a free night certificate each year you keep this card, so Emily and I gladly pay the $49 annual fee!

7.   Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Link:   Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Alaska Airlines has an interesting list of airline partners, like American Airlines, Icelandair, and Emirates.

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Use Your Alaska Airlines Miles to Fly in 1 of the Most Luxurious First Class Cabins in the World!

With the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card, you’ll earn 25,000 Alaska Airlines miles after your 1st purchase – no minimum spending required!

And you’ll earn a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 90 days of opening your account.

8.   Wells Fargo Propel World American Express® Card

Link:   Wells Fargo Propel World American Express

When you sign-up for the Wells Fargo Propel World American Express card and complete the minimum spending, you’ll earn a bonus of 40,000 Wells Fargo points (worth at least $400 in statement credits).

You’ll also get:

  • 3 points per $1 you spend on purchases directly from airlines
  • 2 points per $1 you spend on purchases directly from hotels
  • 1 point per $1 you spend on everything else
  • $100 statement credit for airline incidentals (like baggage fees, lounges, or in-flight food & drink)
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Travel perks including a luxury hotel program, concierge, and vacation, cruise, and car rental discounts
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Pad Your Wallet With an Extra $400 in Cash Back With the Wells Fargo Propel Card! You Can Use the Money Towards Your Next Vacation, to Pay Bills, or Anything You Want!

The $175 annual fee is waived the 1st year.

You can find out more about the Wells Fargo Propel World American Express card in my full review.

Don’t forget, this card also comes with up to $575 in coverage if you lose or damage your cell phone!

9.   Chase United Explorer Card

Link:   Chase United Explorer Card

The Chase United Explorer is a great card to have in your wallet if you redeem United Airlines miles frequently, or if you often buy paid United Airlines tickets.

That’s because folks with the Chase United Explorer card have access to even more award seats and get their 1st checked bag free when they use the card to pay for their ticket.

You’ll also get priority boarding on United Airlines flights.

You’ll earn 30,000 United Airlines miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  And a $50 statement credit after your 1st purchase.

To get this deal, search for a flight on United.com and you’ll see an ad for the card.  My link doesn’t have a $50 statement credit, so apply for the better offer!

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Emily and I Used Our United Airlines Miles to Get to Kauai, Where We Broke Bread With a Special Friend

I like United Airlines miles because:

The sign-up bonus on this has been as high as 50,000 United Airlines miles, so you might want to wait until that offer comes back.

But if you want to earn United Airlines miles sooner rather than later, it’s still a solid offer.

10.   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

Link:   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

I wrote about how to save over $1,000 on Big Travel with the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cards.

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Make Their Dreams Come True! Wyndham’s Reunion Resort Is Just a ~20 Minute Drive From Disney World – and Check Out the Pool!

The sign-up bonus on the premium version of the card with a $69 annual fee is currently 45,000 Wyndham points.  A night at ANY Wyndham hotel costs only 15,000 Wyndham points, so you can earn enough for 3 free nights at Wyndham’s top hotels and all-inclusive resorts!

Bottom Line

We are so appreciative of our readers who have kept reading throughout the years!

We wouldn’t be here without you.  And 1 thing you can count on is we’ll always tell you about the best deals, even if they don’t earn us a commission!

Any offer you see in the Hot Deals tab that doesn’t include a credit card image does NOT earn us a commission.

We’re happy to tell you about them because we want to help you earn Big Travel with Small Money.  And it’s just the right thing to do!

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6 responses to “We’ll Always Tell You About the Best Deals — Top 10 Cards With No Commission!

  1. I am confused with the Hyatt card.
    According to your post “If you’ve had a paid stay at Hyatt since May 1, 2015, you can earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt worldwide”
    I couldn’t find anything in the terms of the card about that paid stay. Could you please explain?
    Thanks

  2. “you can earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt worldwide with the Chase Hyatt card after completing the minimum spending requirements.”

    If you’ve had a paid stay before May 1, 2015 then extra $50 credit, if not, like me, just get 2 free nights after spend requirement. No extra $50 credit.

  3. About the Wells Fargo Propel World American Express® Card, I completed the minimum spending on this card in November 2015 and I have not yet received the bonus points. Yes, I have called Wells Fargo customer service and rewards numbers and no one can tell me when the rewards will post.

  4. Will the link to the 50000 point Southwest Premier Personal be honored currently by Chase? On the Southwest site their current offer with Chase for this card is only 25000 points. My daughter is trying for the companion pass but I want to be sure if I tell her to use this link to apply that it will indeed be honored by Chase for 50000 points and not 25000. If there is significant risk of not being honored for 50000 I should advise her to wait for the 50000 offer to appear on the Southwest.com site. Thanks for all the help and advise over the last 5 years. We appreciate that you show us the best offers even if they are not links from which you benefit.

  5. @Caroline – These terms are listed at the top of the offer page.

    @TD – Thanks for helping out!

    @Irene – Many folks have reported a long wait for the bonus points:

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/26000502-post691.html

    @Larry – The links above are for 50,000 Southwest points, so she can use those. It’s common for banks to have several different offers for the same card.

  6. It is really hard to find a card that earns extra rewards at drugstores. For those of us with several prescriptions, this is important. And you can also buy gift cards at drugstores. This is one great, often overlooked benefit of the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Visa Signature® Card.