Category Archives: TAP Air Portugal

10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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How Miles & Points Turned a Honeymoon Trip Into a 6-Country Round-the-World Adventure!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Jessica and Devin are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

How Miles Points Turned A Honeymoon Trip Into A 6 Country Round The World Adventure

Jessica and Devin at The Cloud Forest in Singapore

A big thank you to both for sharing their story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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“I Love Boarding a Long-Haul Flight and Knowing No One Can Reach Me for 8 to 12 Hours”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Mrs. O Around the World

Ana Silva O’Reilly is a 30-something globetrotter who finds her peace and quiet on long-haul Business Class flights to somewhere warm.  An avid traveler, Ana is also a good daughter, religiously following her mother’s motto:  “If you leave home, it has to be better,” or “I love camping, in 5-star hotels”.

Mrs O Around The World - Interview With Ana

Sunset, a Beautiful Hotel and a Cocktail. Mrs. O Does Not Ask for Much More

A city girl at heart, she moved to the quiet English countryside for love, and lives her travel dreams through her award-winning alter-ego and travel blog Mrs. O Around the World.  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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New (Better!) Way to Use Starwood Points to Fly United Airlines

With the new way to transfer points between Starwood and Marriott accounts, folks can get a better ratio converting Starwood points to United Airlines miles by first transferring to Marriott points.

For example, if you transfer 10,000 Starwood points directly to United Airlines, you’ll only get 5,000 United Airlines miles because there’s a 2:1 ratio.

Instead, you could convert 10,000 Starwood points to 30,000 Marriott points (1:3 ratio).  Then, transfer the Marriott points to United Airlines and you’ll get a much better deal for your points.

Transfer Starwood Points To United Airlines

Now You Can Get a Better Ratio Converting Starwood Points to United Airlines Miles!

I’ll explain the math behind the points conversion and why United Airlines miles are great for Big Travel!

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Which Miles & Points Should You Collect for Award Flights?

Million Mile Secrets reader Alex writes:

I was wondering if you can give me advice on choosing the right credit card.  I already have a Miles & More (Lufthansa) account and ~30,000 miles or so in there.

I’m located in Miami and I try to stick to Lufthansa or Star Alliance partners as my preferred airlines.  I fly at least 2 times a year to Europe or Asia but also make some trips within the US.

Great question, Alex!  It can be hard to decide which miles & points to collect for your trip, especially if you’re new to our hobby.

If you already have an idea of where & how you want to travel and which airlines or alliances you prefer, you can narrow down your choices of which credit cards to apply for.

And knowing which airlines serve your home airport will help a great deal in making a decision!

Which Miles Points Should You Collect For Award Flights

Figuring out Which Miles & Points to Collect Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! I’ll Show You How to Choose

I’ll give you tips for how to decide which cards to apply for, depending on your home airport, airline preferences, and travel goals!

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Start Collecting Points & Cash Back in the New 5% Bonus Categories With These Cards

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

April 1, 2016, was the beginning of a new quarter.  And that means it’s time to look over your cards to see which to use in the new 5% cash back bonus categories!

Be sure to activate these bonuses if you haven’t already.

Start Collecting Points Cash Back In The New 5 Bonus Categories With These Cards

I Really Like Freedom’s 5X Bonus Categories This Quarter! You Can Earn up to 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

I’ll remind you of this quarter’s categories and how to register for these bonuses!

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How to Use Freedom’s 15,000 Point Bonus for Big Travel on United Airlines

I’m going to show you 1 of my favorite ways to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Right now the sign-up bonus for new Chase Freedom cardholders is 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  

That’s worth $150 in cash back.

How To Use Freedoms 15,000 Point Bonus For Big Travel On United Airlines

$150 in Cash Back Is Great, but You Can Get Much More From the 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You’ll Earn!

But I prefer to use the bonus for Big Travel with Small Money!  

I’ll explain why I love this card and how to use the sign-up bonus for Big Travel with United Airlines!

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Best Two-Card Combinations for Big Travel With Small Money

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

I’ll show you credit cards that work well together to help you get Big Travel with Small Money!

Best Two Card Combinations For Big Travel With Small Money

I’ll Show You Which Card Combinations Earn the Most Points for Your Everyday Spending Like Shopping and Dining Out

Here are 3 great combinations for earning more miles, points, or cash back!

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Great News for Award Flights to Europe Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points!

Your Chase Ultimate Rewards points will become even more valuable this summer!  TAP Portugal will introduce 2 new flights between the US and Portugal.  And hopefully, this will mean more award seats to Europe!

Great News For Award Flights To Europe Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Starting This Summer, You Can Fly Non-Stop to Lisbon, Portugal, From New York – JFK and Boston on TAP Portugal!

TAP Portugal will also partner with JetBlue on paid flights between Portugal and the US.

I’ll share the details.  And how you can book an award flight on the new routes!

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Use Miles! New Flights to Hong Kong, Lisbon, Portland, San Francisco, & More!

This summer, there will be several new airline routes to destinations all over the world.  And hopefully, it means new ways to use your miles and points!

Use Miles New Flights To Hong Kong Lisbon Portland San Francisco More

Redeem Your Miles or Points to Fly to Lisbon, Portugal. And Then Visit Nearby Cities, Like Beautiful Sintra!

I’ll tell you about the new routes.  And give you ideas about how to use miles & points for award seats!

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