Category Archives: American Express

7 Loyalty Programs You Should Sign-Up for If You’re New to Miles & Points!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jonathan, commented:
What is the best direction for someone who doesn’t have an immediate use for miles & points in the near future, but would like to stockpile them for a few years until life becomes less hectic and allows us to travel?
When we do eventually travel, it will be a mix of domestic and international.
I’m looking to join loyalty programs according to Step 2 in your Beginner’s Guide to Miles & Points.  But it’s a little overwhelming because there are so many to choose from.
Which are the main ones I should look into?  Or does it depend on the cards I have?

Jonathan wants to earn points now for travel he’s planning a few years down the road.  How should he get started?

And which loyalty programs should you sign-up for, if you’re new to collecting miles and points?

7 Loyalty Programs Should You Sign Up For If You're New To Miles Points

There Are So Many Rewards Programs! Where Should You Start?

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Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After the 1st Year?

Until September 14, 2015, you’ll earn 30,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after completing the minimum spending requirements.

The $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year, but kicks in after the 12th billing cycle.  So folks are wondering whether or not this is a good card to keep past the 1st year.

Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After The 1st Year

To Keep or Not to Keep? I’ll Let You Know Your Options!

I’ll help you decide what’s best.  And give you options and tips for what to do!

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$536 Non-Stop New York to Brazil + All You Can Fly in Brazil for $299!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly TAM from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for ~$536 round-trip in coach.  And the flights are non-stop!

If You Want to Visit Rio de Janeiro, You Can Fly There on TAM for ~$536 Round-Trip From New York!

I’ll also share a separate deal about how to fly around Brazil with unlimited flights for $299!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the TAM website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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News You Can Use – Easy Marriott Points, Unlimited Flights in Brazil Deal, IHG & Hyatt Discounts

1.   A Few Fast Marriott Points

You can earn points for interacting with Marriott on social media.  And you’ll earn a quick 25 points by linking your Twitter and Instagram.  It only takes a few clicks.

I wish earning these points would extend the life of your other Marriott points, but they don’t. :(

Still, it’s easy and free!

Note:  If your earning preference is set to miles, you aren’t eligible for the promotion.

News You Can Use Easy Marriott Points Unlimited Flights In Brazil Deal IHG Hyatt Discounts

Link Your Twitter and Instagram to Your Marriott Rewards Account to Earn 25 Marriott Points

You can also earn 25 Marriott points for each social media activity you complete, for up 125 Marriott points per day.  Check out the FAQ page for more details.

Terms & Conditions

  • If your earning preference is set to miles, you are NOT eligible for the promotion.
  • Ritz-Carlton members are also NOT eligible

2.   Unlimited Flights Around Brazil!

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Europe on Sale! ~$600 Round-Trip, Even From the West Coast!

United Airlines has great deals on flights to Barcelona, Dublin, Helsinki, and Madrid!

The Flight Deal reports you can fly from many cities in the US to Barcelona, Helsinki, and Madrid for ~$600 round-trip in coach.  Or you can fly to Dublin for ~$520!

Europe On Sale 600 Round Trip Even From The West Coast

Visit Europe for ~$600 Round-Trip! Many Cities on the West Coast Are Included in This Deal!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

This deal will NOT last!

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