Category Archives: American Express

Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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7 Phenomenal US Food Cities to Sample With Hilton’s Best-Ever Limited-Time Offer

Two things I love most are eating and saving money.  And thanks to miles & points, I can do both at the same time!

I’ll show you how to stay for free at hotels in 7 US cities known for great street food, 5-star restaurants, and world-famous food festivals!  So you’ll have more money to spend on your taste buds!

I’ve been researching Hilton hotels, because for a limited time, the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express comes with 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s the highest bonus ever!

Stand in Line for Hours at Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin.  It’s Part of the Experience!

I’ll give food enthusiasts ideas for how to use Hilton points to accomplish their delicious goals!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 4 – Museum of Science & Industry and Other Activities in Chicago

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 4 Museum Of Science Industry And Other Activities In Chicago

It Was Neat to See the Inner Workings and Stages of a Real Jet Engine at the Museum of Science and Industry

We had an amazing time seeing Hamilton!  And despite the quick visit, we packed in tons of other activities.  Including a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry and participating in one of the largest protests in Chicago’s history!

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Starting Today: Combine Your Hilton Points With Friends and Family Members for Free!

I let you know about the changes Hilton recently made to their awards program.  And via The Gate, Hilton launched their new points pooling option today!

With points pooling, you can combine Hilton points with friends or loved ones for free.  That’s great news, because Hilton used to charge $2.50 for every 1,000 points you transferred to another Hilton member.  

Hilton Points Pooling

Need More Points for a Stay at a Beautiful Hotel Like the Hilton Barcelona? Ask a Friend or Loved One to Pool Points With You!

Let’s look at how you can transfer your Hilton points to another Hilton member!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 3 – Hamilton, an American Musical

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 3 Hamilton An American Musical

My Son Doing His Best Daraius Impression 😉 Thanks to the AMEX Platinum Card, We Bought Inexpensive Seats to Hamilton and Didn’t Have to Wait Months to See It

But with a bit of luck and the right credit cards, I was able to surprise the kids with tickets to Hamilton and a trip to Chicago as a Christmas gift – without breaking the bank.  I’ll explain how!

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New: Earn 2X or 3X Bonus Points per Night With This Hotel Promotion!

Planning a paid hotel stay in the next few months?

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 2X or 3X bonus Hilton points with Hilton’s new “Go More Get More“ promotion.  It’s valid for stays from May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017.

Hilton Go More Get More

With This Deal, You’ll Earn Bonus Hilton Points at ANY Hilton Hotel Around the World, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer!

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Stay Free at These 7 Secretly Fantastic European Cities With 100,000-Point Hilton Bonus

Until May 31, 2017, the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express have increased sign-up bonuses.  So you might be looking for ideas about how to use Hilton points.

To spark your imagination, I made a list of Hilton hotels in 7 often-overlooked (but fantastic!) European cities where you can stay for free with the sign-up bonuses from these cards.

Underrated European Cities To Visit

The City of Budapest, Hungary, Sits on the Banks of the Danube River

Let’s take a look at my list of Marriott hotels in 7 underrated European cities.

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Ends Tonight! One-Way JetBlue Flights for ~$19!

Hurry!  Via The Flight Deal, JetBlue is having a flash sale, and you can buy one-way coach flights between cities like Boston and Atlanta, New York (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach and San Francisco, and more, for ~$19+!

But you must book your tickets today, April 25, 2017by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (or local time, whichever is earlier).

The sale is good for last-minute travel through May 11, 2017.  Valid travel dates vary depending on the route.

JetBlue Flash Sale April 2017

With This Flash Sale From JetBlue, You Can Fly From Fort Lauderdale to Nassau, Bahamas, for ~$39 One-Way!

Here are the details of this sale.

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Good news!  Southwest just released another sale, and you can book Southwest flights for just $39 or 1,657 Southwest points one-way!

There are also other, more expensive routes that are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by May 5, 2017, for travel between May 16, 2017, and June 14, 2017, or between August 22, 2017, and November 1, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Fare Sale April 2017

Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, This Fall for as Little as $115 One-Way From 4 US Cities With Southwest’s Latest Fare Sale

Here’s more about this deal.

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New AMEX Offers: Save at Hotels.com, Boxed, Universal Orlando, and More!

Check your AMEX account!  There are new AMEX Offers today that can save you money on hotel stays, household goods, vacation packages, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save on purchases you might make anyway.  To get in on these deals, add the offers to your AMEX card.  You’ll earn a statement credit once you make a qualifying purchase.

And it’s possible to get these offers more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

April 2017 AMEX Offers

Save $75 a Universal Orlando Vacation Package of $500+ With the Latest AMEX Offers!

Some of these deals are targeted, so sign-in to your AMEX account to see if you qualify.

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