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American Airlines Is Changing Its Award Chart! Here’s What to Do Now

Starting March 22, 2016, American Airlines will replace its current award chart for flights on American Airlines and its airline partners.  Some awards are going up, some are going down, and a few will be removed completely.

American Airlines Is Changing Its Award Chart Heres What To Do Now

What Do the American Airlines Award Changes Mean? I’ll Help You Figure Out Your Options

There are also a couple of additions!

I’ll let you know what’s changing.  And what you can do about it!

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How to Fly (Including Business Class!) to the Caribbean With Chase Sapphire Preferred

If you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners, including United Airlines, for award flights to the Caribbean, even in Business Class!

How To Fly Including Business Class To The Caribbean With Chase Sapphire Preferred

Enjoy an Award Flight to the Caribbean With Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points!

I’ll show you how to use your points for award flights, how to earn more points on everyday purchases, and where to stay in the Caribbean!

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10X Points (or 10% Cash Back) on Holiday Shopping at Amazon With Chase Freedom!

Starting November 23, 2015, folks with the Chase Freedom card can earn 10X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (10% cash back) on up to $1,500 in purchases at Amazon, Zappos, Audible, and until the end of 2015.  

Earn up to $225 back on your holiday shopping when you combine this offer with the current Freedom 5X bonus that runs through November 22, 2015.

And I’ll show you to turn these bonus points into Big Travel with Small Money!  

For instance, if you were to spend $1,500 at Amazon with this deal (and you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or Ink Bold) you’ll earn more than enough points for a 1-way ticket anywhere in the continental US, Alaska, and Canada!

Or use your points for a free night at hotels such as the Hyatt Place Waikiki or Grand Hyatt Berlin.

Get 10 Cash Back On Holiday Shopping At Amazon With Chase Freedom

Get up to $225 in Cash Back With Your Chase Freedom Card This Holiday Season!

I’ll explain why this deal is fantastic for holiday shopping!

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Top 6 Big Travel Trips With the Citi Platinum Select American Airlines 50,000 Mile Bonus

With the current sign-up bonus of 50,000 American Airlines miles on the Citi Platinum Select American Airlines card, you can get Big Travel all over the world.

This includes a First Class ticket from Vienna to South Africa that normally costs over $8,000.

Or take a family of 4 one-way from anywhere in the mainland US all the way to Alaska!

Top 6 Big Travel Trips With The Citi Platinum Select American Airlines 50,000 Mile Bonus

Visit Vibrant Sydney, Australia, With the Sign-Up Bonus From the Citi Platinum Select American Airlines Card! I’ll Share Other Big Travel Trips, Too!

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What You Can (and Can’t!) Do With Citi ThankYou Points From a Checking Account

Million Mile Secrets reader, Eric V, commented:

Are Citi ThankYou Points earned from checking accounts different from those earned from credit cards?

My spouse and I are about to earn 50,000 points each from checking, plus I’m anticipating the 50,000 points sign-up bonus from Citi Prestige.  We’d like to combine them all.

This is a great question, Eric!

Yes, Citi ThankYou points earned from a Citi checking account have different rules and expiration dates than the points you’ll earn from a Citi credit card, like Citi Prestige.

You can combine them all in 1 place but there are some things you need to be aware of.

Here's What You Can And Can't Do With Citi ThankYou Points From A Checking Account

Not All Citi ThankYou Points Are Created Equal! ThankYou Checking Account and Credit Card Points Have a Few Key Differences That Affect How You Can Use Them

I’ll explain how it works!

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