Category Archives: Delta Skymiles

“I Wasn’t Always Responsible With Credit Cards…”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Travel Hack Guy

Richard writes Travel Hack Guy to share his travel stories and tell folks how he earns miles.

Travel Hacking - Interview With Richard

My Server Julian and Me on the Carnival Liberty.  My Very 1st Cruise in January 2012.

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Holiday Gift Idea: Use Miles & Points for Experiences, Exclusive Events, and More!

Most of us like to use our miles and points for travel, but did you know there are ways to redeem them for unique experiences?

I’ve written about using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for activities and experiences.  While you won’t get the most value from your points, if you don’t want to redeem for travel, this could be a good way to use them.

And there are other sites where you can use miles and points for some very interesting adventures (some of which you could never buy outright).  Some charge a flat rate, while others put experiences up for auction and the highest bidder wins.

Holiday Gift Idea Use Miles Points For Experiences Exclusive Events And More

Have a Million Hilton Points to Burn? You Could Be a Formula 1 Driver for a Day!

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for folks who have everything, you might find what you’re looking for using miles and points!

You’ll usually get a better deal by redeeming miles and points for travel.  But if you have a lot of points that are about to expire, or can’t think of any other use for them, this could be an alternative for you.

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AMEX Delta Gold Increased to 50,000 Mile Bonus + $50 for a Limited Time

Until December 21, 2014, American Express has increased the sign-up bonus on the Gold Delta SkyMiles (personal) and Gold Delta SkyMiles (business) cards.

On the application page, click on “Are You a Business Owner?” to see business offer.

You’ll get 50,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months.  And if you make a Delta purchase in the 1st 3 months, you’ll also get a $50 statement credit.

Normally, the sign-up bonus is 30,000 miles, so this is a very good deal!

These aren’t my links, but I’ll always tell you about better offers, even if they don’t earn us a commission.

AMEX Delta Gold Increased To 50,000 Mile Bonus 50 For A Limited Time

Ending Soon: 50,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and $50 Statement Credit on the AMEX Delta Gold Card

The annual fee of $95 is waived for the 1st year.  But there’s less than 1 week left to apply.

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“In Difficult Times Like These, My Experiences Traveling Strengthen Me”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Two to Travel & Tango

Patrick and Laura write Two to Travel & Tango to give travel tips and inspire readers to travel.

And they’re giving away a 2-night stay at a boutique hotel in Manhattan!

Two To Travel And Tango - Interview With Patrick And Laura

Patrick and His Wife Laura

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Avoid Checked Bag Fees With These Cards!

Do you dislike paying checked bag fees as much as I do?

Many airlines charge a $25 fee for your 1st checked bag when you fly coach between the US, Canada, Mexico, and certain Caribbean islands.

(Although my favorite airline for inexpensive domestic travel, Southwest, gives you 2 free checked bags!)

Free Checked Bags

Here’s a List of Cards That Will Let You Check Your Bag for Free!

That’s $25 each way, so if you’re traveling with a companion you could have to pay $100 extra for a round-trip flight (Business and First Class passengers usually don’t have to pay this fee, along with some airline elite status members).  And if you travel frequently these fees can really add up!

Luckily there are credit cards that will give you your 1st checked bag for free!

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