Million Mile Secrets reader, Brittany, tweeted:
Can you do a post on maintaining a credit score of 750+ while applying for lots of cards? I can’t find a recent one.
Did you know applying for lots of credit cards can actually improve your credit score?
If you aren’t familiar with how your credit score works, credit cards can seem scary. Because the way you handle your credit cards can greatly impact your credit score.
But if you understand the factors of your credit score, you’ll see it’s less impacted by the number of cards you have. And has more to do with how you use them.
Don’t Let Applying for Multiple Credit Cards Keep You Away From Getting Big Travel With Small Money!
I’ll show you why applying for lots of credit cards is NOT always bad for your credit score. And how they can even enhance it!
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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!
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Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
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We MAY know the upcoming Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first half of 2017!
Via Reddit, you can expect to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) with your Chase Freedom when you spend on gas stations and commuter passes from January to March 2017. And grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.
This is NOT confirmed. But a Reddit user says that’s what they were told by a Chase representative.
Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses
I’ll tell you what we know!
Posted in Beginner Tips, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Earn Miles, Shopping, Ultimate Rewards
Here’s another bonus promotion just in time for the busiest shopping month of the year!
Via Running With Miles, you’ll earn 3 JetBlue points for every $1 you spend at Amazon when you sign-in to your JetBlue account and shop through JetBlue’s link. This is on top of the rewards you’ll earn from your credit card!
There’s no end date listed for the deal. I hope it sticks around!
Shop at Amazon and Earn 3 JetBlue Points per $1, Plus Credit Card Rewards!
I’ll help you make the most of this deal!
Posted in Airline Promotions, Airlines, Barclaycard, Barclaycard JetBlue, Beginner Tips, Citi Double Cash, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Earn Miles, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Shopping
Interested in visiting a new museum, zoo, or aquarium this weekend?
If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the first full weekend of each month.
There Are Over 150 Participating Locations, Including the Newseum in Washington, DC, Where You Can Get in Free With Your Bank of America Card
I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Denver Zoo, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia.
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: The Traveling Professor
Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers. You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.
The Professor in Florence
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984. I have Platinum elite status. And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.
However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities. I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading
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The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!
Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards. You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.
Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program. Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!
Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards
I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.
Posted in Air France, Airline Award Booking, Airline Promotions, Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Earn Miles, KLM, Korean Airlines, Save Money, Sweet Spots, Travel Tips
You can now load new AMEX Offers and save on purchases you might make anyway!
Via Deals We Like, there are fresh AMEX Offers available for Alitalia, La Quinta, Lowe’s, and more!
AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money. To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card. Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.
Get a $160 Statement Credit When You Spend $800 With Alitalia for Things Like Airfare, Seat Upgrades, and More
Sign-in to your American Express online account to see which deals you qualify for, because AMEX Offers are targeted.
I’ll give you the scoop on these new offers!
Posted in Airlines, Alitalia, American Express, Beginner Tips, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Gift Cards, Hotels, La Quinta, Save Money, Shopping, Travel Tips
Do you have plans for a short flight coming up? You might benefit from this offer from British Airways!
Via One Mile at a Time, British Airways is selling their British Airways Avios points with a 50% bonus until December 5, 2016, at 6:59 pm Eastern Time.
Hop Around Europe for Cheap With British Airways Avios Points. I’ll Show You How!
I’ll help you decide if this is a good deal for you!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airline Promotions, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, Beginner Tips, British Airways, British Airways, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase British Airways, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Membership Rewards, oneworld, Save Money, Sweet Spots, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards
Here are a handful of quick deals that are easy to do in your free time!
If you have a few extra minutes, you can earn 150 Air Canada Aeroplan miles, 1,000 Club Carlson points, or 1,000 IHG points by completing simple online tasks, like filling out a survey, or entering a promotion code.
And when you pay with Visa Checkout, you can get an extra $10 when you load $10+ to your Starbucks account, or a free large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s when you buy a pizza.
Use These Deals to Reset the Expiration Time for Points You Don’t Use Often
I’ll show you how to get your free miles, points, and food!
Posted in Air Canada, Airline Promotions, Airlines, American Express, Beginner Tips, Club Carlson, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Hotel Promotions, Hotels, IHG, Save Money, Shopping