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“We’re Able to Get Reservations We’d NEVER Make If We Had to Pay Cash”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Your Mileage May Vary

Joe and Sharon write Your Mileage May Vary to share aspirational travel tips with readers.  You can also follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Your Mileage May Vary

Joe “Saving” Sharon at the Grand Canyon, October 2006. We Love to Do Funny Posed Pictures Like This When We Can

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Earn Up to 6,000 Bonus JetBlue Points With This Deal!

Here’s a sweet deal if you’ll be visiting New York City airports in the next ~2 months!

Via The Gate, you can earn up to 6,000 bonus JetBlue points for flying JetBlue to and from 4 different New York airports.  The more flights you take, the more bonus points you’ll earn.

JetBlue New York Promotion

6,000 JetBlue Points Is Worth ~$84 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share the details of this promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Save Time at the Airport – TSA PreCheck Adds 7 New Airlines!

TSA PreCheck is a great way to save time at the airport.  And via Running with Miles, there are 7 new airlines participating in TSA PreCheck.  Including popular airlines like Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, COPA Airlines, and more!

At many US airports, folks eligible for TSA PreCheck get expedited security screening and don’t have to take off their shoes or remove laptops from their bag.  It’s much less hassle!

TSA PreCheck Airlines 2017

TSA PreCheck Will Help You Get Through Security Faster!

Let’s take a look at the perks of having TSA PreCheck, and how to enroll in the program.

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New Card From American Express! Is It Right for You?

American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee!  You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!

American Express Blue Business Plus Card Review

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!

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Daraius’ Diary: “Seeing God in Everyone & Everything”

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which isn’t all miles-and-points related.

What would it be like to see God in everyone and in everything? – Adyashanti

Last week, I spent 7 days at a silent retreat with Adyashanti (meaning: primordial peace) at Lake Tahoe.  This was a very different kind of experience than my Vipassana experience.  But it was every bit as profound and deep!

Daraius Diary Seeing God In Everyone Everything

For a Week, I Disconnected From the World to Reconnect With Myself

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Enjoy Europe With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi With Limited-Time Card Offer

Folks traveling on a budget can do well in Europe by redeeming Hilton points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels.

Besides excellent locations in destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt, you’ll also enjoy perks like free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

And with the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn lots of points to use toward free stays!

Hilton Hotels In Europe With Free Breakfast

Use Hilton Points for an Award Stay at the Hampton Liverpool, Which Is a ~10 Minute Walk From The Beatles Story Exhibition. And You’ll Get Free Hot Breakfast at the Hotel!

I’ll share 5 excellent Hampton by Hilton hotels in Europe you can stay for free with points and that have free breakfast!

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New Premium Card Coming This Week – Worth $900 in Airfare!

UBS will release the UBS Visa Infinite card on May 27, 2017.  After completing the card’s minimum spending requirements, you’ll earn a sign-up bonus worth up to $900 in travel!

UBS Visa Infinite

$900 in Travel Is Enough for a Round-Trip Ticket (or 2!) to Lots of Spots in the US, Including New York City!

I’ll share what we know about this new card so far.

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New Elite Status Perks at This Hotel Chain

Enjoy staying at Choice hotels?  If you’ve got elite status, you’ll have another benefit to look forward to.

Choice Hotels let us know that starting June 1, 2017, they’re adding another perk for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond elite members.  They’ll get a welcome gift or bonus points when they check-in at any Choice hotel brand.

Previously, only US Comfort Suites hotels provided a similar amenity to elite guests.

Choice Elite Status Benefits

Soon, Folks With Choice Hotels Elite Status Will Get a Welcome Gift at Check-In. Free Drink Anyone?

Here’s what we know about these changes so far!

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Use This Handy Travel Checklist When Packing for Your Next Getaway

Preparing for a trip can be stressful, especially if you’re leaving for more than a few days.  I put together a travel checklist you can use, so you don’t forget anything important!

Using a checklist can save you time and possibly even money.  Because certain items, like electronics chargers and medicines, can be expensive in foreign countries.  And you don’t want to spend your precious vacation time searching for an item you could have brought from home. 😉

Travel Checklist

Power Adapters Are an Important Item to Consider When You’re Traveling Abroad

Let’s take a look at the list!

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Earn Easy British Airways Avios Points for Hotel Stays!

Here’s an easy new promotion from Hilton for folks who collect British Airways Avios points.

Via Miles from Blighty, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus British Airways Avios points for Hilton stays through August 31, 2017.

This could make sense for folks looking for ways to earn more British Airways Avios points.  Especially if you already have a particular trip in mind!

British Airways Hilton Promotion

Folks on the West Coast Can Use British Airways Avios Points for Cheap Flights to Hawaii!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.

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