Category Archives: Virgin Atlantic

How to Earn and Use Virgin America Points – Part 5: Using Virgin America Points on Partners: Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia

Virgin America is a West Coast based airline that flies to several cities in the United States and a few cities in Mexico.  Their flights are concentrated along the West Coast, and from their hub cities (San Francisco and Los Angeles) to the East Coast.

A lot of people like flying Virgin America since they’ve marketed themselves as a very “hip” brand!  But most of us here care more about Virgin America points and what you can do with them.

How To Earn And Use Virgin America Points Part 5 Using Virgin America Points On Partners Virgin Atlantic And Virgin Australia

You Can Use Virgin America Points to Fly on Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia

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25% Bonus When You Redeem AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Airbnb Gift Cards

A few months ago, I wrote that you could use your American Express Membership Rewards for Airbnb gift cards.  And now through March 31, 2015, you’ll get a 25% bonus.

25 Bonus When You Redeem AMEX Membership Rewards Points For Airbnb Gift Cards

With the 25% Bonus You’ll Get a $125 Airbnb Gift Card for 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points

But is this a good deal?

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Income Taxes: When You Should (and Should NOT) Use a Credit Card!

It’s that time of year again!  April 15, 2015, is the IRS tax filing deadline, and readers often ask if it’s worth paying taxes with a credit card to earn miles and points.

I’ve written about paying income taxes with a credit card, and whether doing so will code as a cash advance (it won’t).

But because you’ll pay processing fees of up to 2.35%, it’s generally not worth it except under specific circumstances.

Income Taxes When You Should And Should NOT Use A Credit Card

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card Might Make Sense in Certain Situations

Here’s how to pay taxes with a credit card and when it might make sense for you.

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Update: All the Ways to Earn Hilton Points!

I wrote several years ago about the best ways to get Hilton points.

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Peter for commenting that it’s time for an update!  A lot has changed since 2012.

Since then, Hilton has made significant changes to its award chart, so their points aren’t worth as much as before.  But they’re still among the easiest points to get through credit card sign-up bonuses and spending.

Update All The Ways To Earn Hilton Points

Hilton Points Are Still Very Easy to Earn, and I’ll Show You How!

Hilton hotels include DoubleTreeConradEmbassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2SuitesHomewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

Let’s take a fresh look at how you can earn lots of Hilton points.

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News You Can Use – AMEX Business Platinum Loses a Benefit, Save $30 on Phone Bills, & More!

1.   Regus Gold Membership Moves from AMEX Business Platinum to Virgin Atlantic World Elite MasterCard

Via Flyertalk, starting May 1, 2015, Regus Businessworld Gold Membership will no longer be a benefit that comes with the AMEX Business Platinum card.

If you signed-up for the AMEX Business Platinum card, between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, you’ll keep this benefit until your card anniversary date.

With your membership you get:

  • Free access to 1,000 Regus business lounges
  • Free internet access
  • Free refreshments
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Regus Businessworld Gold Is Packing Up Their Things and Moving

However, you’ll now get the benefit of Regis Businessworld Gold Membership with the Virgin Atlantic card.  Just register your Virgin Atlantic card to activate this perk.

Note:  You can also get free access to Regus Business Lounges with your Southwest account!

2.   AMEX Offers: $30 in Statement Credits for Your Wireless Phone Bill (Targeted)

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