Category Archives: AMEX Blue

How to Check for American Express Transfer Bonuses

Do you know how to check your AMEX account for transfer bonuses?  AMEX often offers bonus miles or points when you transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points to travel partners.  That means your points can get you more Big Travel!

If you have a travel goal in mind, it’s easy and worthwhile to check if there are any bonuses available.  Because you could pay fewer points for your award flight or hotel stay.

American Express Transfer Bonus

Pay Fewer AMEX Membership Rewards Points When You Transfer to British Airways for a Flight to Cancun!

I’ll show you how to check for these limited-time bonuses.  And give you tips about when to make the transfer!

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Big Travel to Europe With This AMEX 100,000-Point Bonus

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If you’re planning a trip to Europe, the fantastic 100,000-point sign-up bonus from The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN offers lots of options for flights.

Depending on your European destination, the points you earn from the card’s sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement can be more than enough for multiple round-trip award tickets.

You can transfer the American Express Membership Rewards points to terrific airline partners across all 3 major alliances like Air Canada, British Airways, and Delta.  Or for more flexibility, use AMEX Pay With Points, which can make your points effectively worth up to 2 cents each.

Remember, the AMEX Business Platinum 100,000-point sign-up bonus is only available for a limited time until January 25, 2017.

Use AMEX Points Flights To Europe

You Can Earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Sign-Up Bonus, Which Gives You Lots of Options for Flights to Europe

I’ll show you how to use AMEX Membership Rewards points from the Business Platinum for flights to Europe!

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How to Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for United Airlines Award Tickets

Did you know you can use American Express Membership Rewards points for flights on United Airlines?

That’s because American Express has 3 transfer partners that also partner with United Airlines.  And transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points to these airlines can be a better deal than using United Airlines miles!

AMEX Points For United Airlines Flights

You Don’t Need United Airlines Miles to Get Where You’re Going on United Airlines!

I’ll show you how to use your American Express Membership Rewards points for United Airlines flights!

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10% Back at Amazon With New Offers for AMEX Blue Cash Cards!

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Folks who do lots of holiday shopping at Amazon might like the improved offers for the AMEX Blue Cash Everyday and AMEX Blue Cash Preferred cards!

You can now earn up to $300 back with the AMEX Blue Cash Everyday card and $350 back with the AMEX Blue Cash Preferred card after meeting minimum spending requirements.

But to earn the full bonus on either card, part of the spending requirement must be $2,000 in Amazon purchases within the first 6 months of opening your account.

10 Back At Amazon With New Offers For AMEX Blue Cash Cards

Earn 10% Back on up to $2,000 in Amazon Purchases With New Offers From the AMEX Blue Cash Everyday and Blue Cash Everyday Preferred Cards

I’ll share more about these new offers and help you decide whether you should sign-up!

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Earn 2X AMEX Rewards on Small Business Purchases Through 2016

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Via Deals We Like, you can earn 2X rewards when you register your eligible AMEX personal and small business cards and shop at small businesses through December 31, 2016.

This is part of the AMEX Shop Small promotion.

Depending which AMEX card(s) you have, this could be a very good deal.

And if your card has bonus spending categories, you can earn even more rewards!

AMEX Shop Small

Register Your AMEX Cards to Earn Extra Miles, Points, or Cash Back With the AMEX Shop Small Promotion

I’ll explain more about the AMEX Shop Small promotion!

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What’s the Best No-Annual-Fee Credit Card for Military Personnel?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Rather B tweeted:

What’s the best first no annual fee card for my military son?  Bag fees aren’t an issue.  But $3,000 minimum spending to get the sign-up bonus may be hard.

Thank you for the question, Rather B.  And thanks to your son for his service!

American Express cards are a good pick if you are in a similar situation.  That’s because American Express will waive credit card fees for members of the military, like late fees and over-limit fees!

What's The Best No Annual Fee Credit Card For Military Personnel

To Our US Military, American Express Has You Covered

I’ll explain how military personnel can avoid annual fees.  And suggest other credit card options, too!

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Visit Hawaii and Australia With 50% Virgin America AMEX Transfer Bonus

Through March 10, 2016, you’ll get 50% more points when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin AmericaYou can redeem Virgin America points for award tickets on Virgin America and several partner airlines, including to Hawaii and Australia!

You’ll get 150 Virgin America points per 200 AMEX Membership Rewards points you transfer.  The usual rate is 100 Virgin America points per 200 AMEX Membership Rewards points.  So this is a nice bonus!

Remember, you’ll pay an excise fee of 0.06 cents per point (to a maximum of $99) when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to US airlines, including Virgin America.

Visit Hawaii And Australia With 50 Virgin America AMEX Transfer Bonus

Visit Sydney, Australia, for Fewer Points With the 50% Bonus on AMEX Membership Rewards Transfers to Virgin America

But keep in mind, Virgin America imposes high fuel surcharges on some international partner award tickets.

I’ll show you the best deals!

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Can You Convert the AMEX Blue Card to an AMEX Everyday Card to Transfer Your Points to Travel Partners?

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Million Mile Secrets reader, RS, commented:

Can I convert my American Express Blue card (10 years old) to an AMEX EveryDay card?  Currently the points are not much value to me other than cash.  I have collected a lot of points from Costco purchases and would love to be able to transfer them to airline and hotel partners.

I would lose history if the card is converted right?  What happens to my points?

Yes, you should be able to convert your card!

Can You Convert The AMEX Blue Card To An AMEX Everyday Card To Transfer Your Points To Travel Partners

By Switching to an AMEX EveryDay Card That Earns Transferable Points, You Can Get Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll explain what happens to your points & your credit when you get your new card!

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Can You Use Singapore Airlines Miles to Book United Airlines Flights to the Caribbean?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Traci, commented:

Thanks for all of the great information!  I’m wondering if I can transfer points from a Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier card to Singapore Airlines.  Then book a trip on United Airlines from Salt Lake City to San Juan, Puerto Rico?

That will work, Traci!

Singapore Airlines miles are a great way to book United Airlines awards flights!

Can You Use Singapore Airlines Miles To Book United Airlines Flights To The Caribbean

Singapore Airlines Miles Can Get You to Puerto Rico and the Other Caribbean Islands On United Airlines

I’ll explain how to book these flights and how it may even save you money!

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