Category Archives: Airlines

News You Can Use – 2X United Airlines Miles for IHG Stays, $10 Serve Credit, and More!

1.   2X United Airlines Miles for IHG Stays

Via MichaelWTravels, you can get 2X United Airlines miles (up to 10,000 miles) when you stay at IHG hotels through April 30, 2015.

Like the 2X Delta Airlines miles offer for IHG stays, you have to register before your 1st stay AND you have to choose miles as your earning preference in your IHG profile.


Stay at IHG Hotels Through April 30, 2015, and Get 2X United Airlines Miles

But if you prefer American Airlines miles, (which Emily and I used to fly First Class to India), you can register to get 2X American Airlines miles for IHG stays through April 30, 2015.


Get 2X American Airlines Miles Staying at IHG Hotels Through April 30, 2015

2.   $10 Serve Credit for New Accounts Who Direct Deposit Their Tax Refund

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“I’ve Always Been a Beer Aficionado…”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Debt RoundUp

Grayson started Debt RoundUp to help readers get out of debt.

He’s also giving away $50 in cash via Paypal!

Debt RoundUp - Interview With Grayson

Grayson and His Wife at the Grounds of Monticello

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Bonus Ends Tomorrow: 40% More British Airways Avios Points With AMEX Transfer

Update:  Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Andrew for the reminder that British Airways is changing its award program, starting April 28, 2015.  But folks who book coach award tickets won’t generally be affected.  We’ll have a detailed post on this soon!

Tomorrow is the last day to get a 40% bonus when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios points.


You Can Fly to Hawaii by Transferring American Express Membership Rewards Points to British Airways Avios Points

This is a very good deal!  That’s because you can use British Airways Avios points on partner airlines like American Airlines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. Continue reading

News You Can Use – 1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes, 3,000 United Airlines Miles, and More!

1.   1,000 Southwest Points for Filing Your Taxes

You can earn 1,000 Southwest points when you buy TurboTax through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping mall and file your federal taxes by April 15, 2015.

1,000 Southwest points are worth ~$14 (1.43 cents per Southwest point X 1,000 Southwest points.)  And even more when you have a Companion Pass!

This is a great way to get extra Southwest points because you have to file your taxes anyway.  (Unless you’re Willie Nelson…)

News You Can Use 1,000 Southwest Points For Filing Your Taxes 3,000 United Airlines Miles And More

Get 1,000 Southwest Points When You Buy TurboTax and File Your Taxes Online

2.   3,000 United Airlines Miles for Linking & Using Softcard App

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Little-Known Fact: You Can Get 3X AMEX Points Booking Flights With Orbitz & Other Online Travel Agencies

Did you know that you can get 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for booking flights with online travel agencies like Orbitz, Expedia, and Priceline?

The American Express Premier Rewards Gold card offers 3 points per $1 you spend on tickets booked directly with an airline.  But when you book through an online travel agency, the charge usually comes from the airline, not the online travel agency.

So you can earn 3 points per $1 AND rewards points from the online travel agency, plus airline miles!

And, you could benefit from the sometimes better cancellation window offered by some online travel agencies.  Not all airlines let you easily cancel within 24 hours of booking (especially foreign airlines, or for tickets booked close to the date of travel).

Little Known Fact You Can Get 3X AMEX Points Booking Flights With Orbitz Other Online Travel Agencies

Earn 3X Points Buying Tickets From Online Travel Agencies, and Possible Better Cancellation Policy

I’ll explain why booking through an online travel agency is sometimes better than buying a ticket directly from the airline.

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