Need some sunshine in your life? Here’s another terrific opportunity to sneak away to the beach for cheap!
You can fly to Hawaii from 7 Western cities (plus Toronto!) for less than $400 round-trip in coach on several airlines.
Depending on the route, sale flights are available from now through May 2016. And you can fly to Honolulu, Maui, or the Big Island!
These are great fares, so book soon if you want to get in on the deals!
Say Aloha to Hawaii for as Little as $318 Round-Trip in Coach!
You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book directly on the airline websites.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, RS, commented:
Can I convert my American Express Blue card (10 years old) to an AMEX EveryDay card? Currently the points are not much value to me other than cash. I have collected a lot of points from Costco purchases and would love to be able to transfer them to airline and hotel partners.
I would lose history if the card is converted right? What happens to my points?
Yes, you should be able to convert your card!
By Switching to an AMEX EveryDay Card That Earns Transferable Points, You Can Get Big Travel With Small Money!
I’ll explain what happens to your points & your credit when you get your new card!
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1. 1,100 Southwest Points for Just $1
You can earn 1,100 Southwest points by subscribing to the The Wall Street Journal for only $1. Just click through the Southwest shopping portal and sign-up for a 2-month subscription by December 11, 2015, (this Friday).
Make sure you mark your calendar because the subscription will automatically renew at a higher rate of ~$33 per month.
But if you don’t like the subscription, you can cancel and keep the Southwest miles. And all the financial knowledge you’ve gained. 😉
Spending $1 Could Get You 1,100 Southwest Points
This is a good deal because you can often find Southwest flights for 70 points per $1, which could make your 1,100 Southwest points worth ~$16 in travel. And here’s my post explaining how you can double that value!
2. Get Apple Watch for ~$250 to Earn ~$2,000+ in Cash Back!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Karen, commented:
One question which I haven’t seen addressed anywhere is what card you recommend to keep from having our AMEX Membership Rewards points disappear. My understanding is that if you don’t have an active AMEX Membership Rewards card, the points are forfeited. Once the Costco AMEX disappears, what should we replace it with to keep our AMEX Membership Rewards points active? Thanks.
Great question, Karen!
You need at least 1 card that’s linked to your AMEX Membership Rewards program number or you will lose ALL your points.
Having the Costco AMEX won’t help you because it does NOT earn AMEX Membership Rewards points, only cash back. So Karen must have another card that DOES earn AMEX Membership Rewards points.
You’ll Lose ALL of Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points Unless You Have at Least 1 Card Linked to Your Membership Rewards Program Number
The best way to keep the points active and transferable is to open an AMEX EveryDay® or AMEX EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Robert, commented:
Hello Daraius! Could you do a post or list here all of the airlines that don’t assess fuel surcharges for award tickets? Thanks for all that you do.
Hi Robert! That sounds like a good idea!
Some airlines add fuel charges to their award tickets. These extra charges can add hundreds of dollars to your “free” award seat!
Fuel Surcharges Are Money Down the Drain! I’ll Tell You Which Airlines Have NO (or Low) Fuel Surcharges!
But some airlines have NO (or low) fuel surcharges. Let’s take a look at the programs that save you money!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Gia, writes:
Which card(s) have the most benefits for annual spending? I spend more than $5,000 a month on credit cards these days, but I feel like I ran out of options for sign-up bonuses as I’ve had most of the cards in the past.
What do you use as your default credit card for everyday purchases to build points? Could you give me couple of suggestions?
Which Card Should Gia Use for Her Everyday Purchases?
When I’m not working to meet the minimum spending requirements to earn sign-up bonuses for Big Travel, there are 2 cards I keep in my wallet for everyday spending.
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Via Free Frequent Flyer Miles, you can now earn 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles when you sign-up for the Barclays Hawaiian Airlines card and complete the minimum spending. (I’ll show you how to find this deal!).
That’s much better than the usual sign-up bonus of 35,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles!
We don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
Find Out What You Can Do With 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles and If You Should Take Advantage of This Deal!
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