Category Archives: Earn Miles

“We Always Stay at 2 Hotels Each Trip – It Feels Like 2 Trips In One!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  MilePro

Tim writes MilePro to help readers travel smarter.  Like a pro!  And also to provide the tools and techniques that allow anyone to travel much more than they would otherwise be able to.

You can also find him on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!

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Getting Ready to Go Into Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London

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5 Top Barcelona Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Y’all know how much I love travel!  Because I get to meet new people, see new things, and review places I’ve been.

But I also enjoy researching and strategizing where to use my miles & points next, so I can get the Biggest Travel from them.

Thanks to Jenny for her suggestion to cover which hotels to stay in Barcelona using Marriott and Starwood points!

Barcelona Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Find a Hotel Near Attractions Like the Incredible Sagrada Familia Basilica. Stay Free With Marriott or Starwood Points!

Here are my top 5 Marriott and Starwood hotels for folks visiting Barcelona.  And a budget hotel for folks who want to spend fewer points!

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Sneak Peek at 2017’s Hottest Credit Cards to Travel in Style

There are more great cards than ever to help you achieve Big Travel with Small Money!  Because banks continue to release new credit cards with lucrative sign-up bonuses.

And earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can get you a trip you may have never though possible!  Like a round-trip award flight to Australia with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or a getaway to Kauai with the The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN.

Top 7 Travel Cards For December 2016

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Make the Trip of Your Dreams Possible, Whether It’s Far Away Like Singapore, or Closer to Home

Here are my top 7 travel credit cards for 2017.

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Prevent Your Alaska or Hawaiian Miles From Expiring With the Frequent Flyer App

If you collect Alaska Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines miles, there’s a new way to keep your miles from expiring with no effort!  Frequent Flyer is an app for iOS or Android that earns you points in return for sharing your location.  Then, you can redeem them for miles!

However, it can take 5+ months to earn 100 miles.  

You can also complete surveys or refer your friends to speed up the process.  If you don’t mind having the app on your phone, it’s an easy way to reset the clock and keep your miles active without flying.

Frequent Flyer App

The Frequent Flyer App Is an Easy Way to Keep Your Alaska or Hawaiian Mileage Account Active, in Exchange for Sharing Your Location

I’ll show you how it works!

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Rumor: Chase Freedom Bonus Categories – January to June 2017

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.

Rumor Chase Freedom Bonus Categories January To June 2017

Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses

I’ll tell you what we know!

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Earn 3X JetBlue Points When You Shop at Amazon!

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!

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Shop at Amazon and Earn 3 JetBlue Points per $1, Plus Credit Card Rewards!

I’ll help you make the most of this deal!

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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

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 Traveling Professor

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

2 North American Cities to Europe for 25% Discount With Flying Blue

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 RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

2 North American Cities To Europe For 25 Discount With Flying Blue

Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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50% Bonus When You Buy British Airways Avios Points – 6 Days Only!

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.

British Airways Avios Points Discount

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!

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Free Miles, Points, Coffee, and Pizza! Easy Deals With Air Canada, Starbucks, Papa John’s, and More!

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.

Free Miles Points Coffee And Pizza Easy Deals With Air Canada Starbucks Papa Johns And More

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!

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