1. You learned there’s a new prepaid card that’s better than AMEX Bluebird & Serve!
2. You can get 5 nights and 2 airline tickets to Disney World from 2 cards!
Million Mile Secrets reader Joyce emails:
My husband traveled for his job so we always had miles and points to work with. He is retired now so I am the person looking for the least expensive options for traveling on our dime. Your posts are extremely helpful and I love investigating all of the options for accumulating miles and points.
My question is: Can I transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to my Starwood Preferred Guest account? And then transfer those same points from Starwood Preferred Guest to an airline with the 25% bonus (I know I will need to transfer in 20,000 point increments)?
Yes. Joyce can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Starwood and then to airline partners. She’ll get a bonus 5,000 miles for every 20,000 AMEX points she transfers.
But it’s NOT the best use of her points!
Update: Many folks on FlyerTalk report their British Airways Avios points have been returned! So check your account!
This appears to be a result of a security breach or hack. The details are not yet clear, but some folks are speculating that British Airways is temporarily shutting down accounts and removing points to prevent further fraud.
I checked my account and can confirm I’ve been locked out too! I reset my password, but I’m missing all my Avios points.
I wrote earlier this week that American Airlines and US Airways would be merging their frequent flyer programs on March 28, 2015 (this Saturday!).
Now, the airlines confirm that the last day to book award travel with US Airways miles is TODAY, March 25, 2015, at 11:59 pm Central Time.
So if there’s an award ticket you want to book using US Airways miles (which will become American Airlines miles), this is your last chance!
Should to rush to book an award before your US Airways miles become American Airlines miles? Let’s find out!
There’s a much better offer available for The Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN, but it appears to be targeted.
You can earn 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account. But you have to apply by June 30, 2015.
And folks on FlyerTalk report another 75,000 point offer, but with a $10,000 minimum spending requirement in the same time frame.
Normally, the sign-up bonus on this card is 25,000 points, so this is triple the usual bonus! Emily and I don’t receive a commission for this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!