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Living or Working Overseas: Part 4 – Mail Forwarding Services for the Overseas Expat

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This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

The US Postal Service May Not Be the Best Way to Forward Your New Credit Cards to Your Overseas Address

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See If You’re Targeted for Free $10 Gift Card When You Buy $50 Amazon Gift Card

Disclosure: Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  American Express is a Million Mile Secrets advertising partner.

Via Deals We Like, you can log into your Amazon account to see if you’ve been targeted for a $10 promotion code for use on Amazon.com when you purchase a $50 gift card.

See If Youre Targeted For Free 10 Gift Card When You Buy 50 Amazon Gift Card

Find Out If You’ve Been Targeted to Get a Free $10 Promo Code When You Purchase a $50 Amazon Gift Card

I’ll give you the link to see if you’ve been targeted for the promotion along with the details of the deal.

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Living or Working Overseas Series: Part 3 – Establish or Re-establish Credit While Overseas

Disclosure: Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  

This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

You Can Build Your Credit Even While Living Overseas

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You Can Get a 20% Rebate on TrueBlue Award Redemptions

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Via Wandering Aramean, you can get a 20% rebate on TrueBlue award redemptions booked by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on July 25, 2014.

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You Can Get a 20% Rebate on Redeemed TrueBlue Points By July 25, 2014

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It: How to Sound Like a Seasoned Air Traveler (Even If You’re Not!)

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From experienced world travelers to those completely new at the miles and points game, we all like to sound like we know what we’re doing when speaking with airline reservations or airport agents.

In my experience, folks often get much better service and results when airline employees know they’re seasoned travelers.  If you sound like you know the ins and outs of the industry, you’re more likely to get what you want (as long as you’re polite!). :)

But how can you let agents know you’re a pro and not a complete newbie?  I enlisted the help of some airline friends to find out.

Do You Know How to Sound Like a Seasoned Air Traveler?

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