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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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Two Bad Tourists
Auston and David write Two Bad Tourists to show readers it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Auston and David
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
For a limited time, there’s an offer to earn a total of 100,000 British Airways Avios points with the Chase British Airways card. But you have to spend $20,000 on the card to unlock the full sign-up bonus.
With the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’ll earn 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4,000 on the card within the 1st 3 months of account opening, which is more manageable for most folks. And Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to British Airways Avios points (and other airline and hotel partners) at a 1:1 ratio.
So which 1 is a better choice?
Torn Between the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase British Airways Card? I’ll Help You Decide!
Let’s take at look at both cards, and see which 1 is best for you!
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Airport lounges can save you money and time with convenient features like Wi-Fi, showers, snacks (or even full meals!), and much more. Nearly every major or mid-sized airport has a lounge.
But are they worth the price?
Airport Lounges, Like the Centurion Studio in Las Vegas, Are a Great Place to Unwind, Eat, and Catch up on Work. But Who Gets the Most Value From Them?
I’ll explain who’ll get the most use from airport lounges. And which cards offer complimentary access!
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Did you know you can redeem AMEX Membership Rewards points for gift cards to use on Airbnb?
You Can Redeem Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points for $100 or $250 Airbnb Gift Cards. But Should You?
I’ll show you how it works. And help you decide if it’s a good idea!
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