Category Archives: AMEX Premier Rewards Gold

New: AMEX Membership Rewards 30% Airline Transfer Bonus

Via View From the Wing, you can get a 30% bonus when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic through May 22, 2017.

AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

You Can Use Virgin Atlantic Miles to Fly Delta to Hawaii Without Paying Hefty Fuel Surcharges!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Best Cards to Use at Sam’s Club in 2017

Folks who shop at Sam’s Club can choose from several terrific credit cards to earn miles or cash back on purchases.

Some cards include warehouse clubs, like Sam’s Club, as a bonus category.  So it’s possible to earn bonus cash back on purchases you were already planning!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Sams Club

You Can Earn Lots of Miles or Cash Back at Sam’s Club With Certain Credit Cards

I’ll share the best credit cards to use at Sam’s Club, including several with no annual fee.

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A New Online Travel Guide for Food Lovers!

Anthony Bourdain fans rejoice!  According to Conde Nast Traveler, he’s starting his own online travel guide, Explore Parts Unknown.”  There, you’ll be able to get details of the spots he visits on his popular TV show, “Parts Unknown.”

This is great news for foodies like me.  Because finding good food is Anthony Bourdain’s forte!  On the site, you can find information about countries like Colombia, Madagascar, India, Korea, and more.

List Of Anthony Bourdain Restaurants

Who Knew Soup Could Be So Beautifully Prepared? On His New Site, Anthony Bourdain Discusses Eating Hu Tieu, a Traditional Vietnamese Soup, in Ho Chi Minh City

Here’s more about Anthony Bourdain’s new online travel guide.

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Is Using AMEX Pay With Points the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Howard, emailed:

If I get the The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and use Pay With Points to purchase Delta airfare, would Delta treat the flight as a cash purchase?

Using Pay With Points to book flights through the AMEX Membership Rewards portal is essentially the same as paying with cash.

Because you can book airfare without having to worry about blackout dates.  And you’ll earn frequent flyer miles for your flight.

This is especially useful for folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card.  Because your points are effectively worth 2 cents each for coach airfare on your selected airline through the AMEX travel portal.

AMEX Pay With Points For Airfare

Using AMEX Pay With Points Is Basically the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare

I’ll explain how using Pay With Points works.  And share the benefits of using points linked to your AMEX Business Platinum.

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7 US Cities to Singapore Starting at Just $328!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from 7 US cities to Singapore round-trip in coach starting at just $328!

I found flights from Chicago to Singapore for $328 departing October 17, and returning October 23, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel late August through early December 2017, and January through February 2018.

7 US Cities To Singapore Starting At Just 328

You Don’t Usually See Flights to Singapore This Dirt Cheap!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Fare Sale: East Coast and Chicago to Florida for Just $115 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guyyou can fly from Chicago and several East Coast cities to 3 cities in Florida in coach for just $115 round-trip!

I found flights from Newark to Fort Lauderdale for $115 round-trip in coach departing May 8, 2017, and returning May 16, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel through mid-June 2017.

Fare Sale East Coast And Chicago To Florida For Just 115 Round Trip

Fly to Florida for a Last-Minute Spring Break!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Do You Have Too Many AMEX Cards to Qualify for the Starwood Cards?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

I’ve written about the unofficial number of American Express cards you can have at one time.  But the official rules have changed!

And because lots of folks are interested in the limited-time 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonus on the personal and small business AMEX Starwood cards, I wanted to tell you about the new guidelines.

Now, there’s NO official limit to the number of AMEX credit cards or charge cards you can have at once!  But the decision to approve you or not is still ultimately up to the bank.

Maximum Number Of American Express Cards You Can Have

The Maximum Number of AMEX Cards You Can Have Has Changed for the Better!

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if applying for the highest-ever offer on the AMEX Starwood cards makes sense for you.

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Easy Way to Rack-Up Thousands of Bonus Delta Miles

Looking for more ways to earn Delta miles?  Good news!

Via Rene’s Points, through June 30, 2017, you can earn 1,000 bonus Delta miles for each new Delta partner you earn miles with.  Including partners like hotels, car rental agencies, shopping, dining, and more!

A “new” partner is considered one that you haven’t earned Delta miles with since March 24, 2016.  And you must register for the deal to qualify.

Delta Promotion

Never Used Delta’s SkyMiles Dining Program? Sign-Up With This Deal and You’ll Earn an Extra 1,000 Delta Miles After Your First Purchase at a Qualifying Restaurant!

I’ll share the details of this promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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New Way to Use Delta Miles for Flights to Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and More!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now use Delta miles for WestJet award flights!

WestJet is a Canadian airline that flies within Canada, and to the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.  So you’ll now have more options to use your Delta miles for flights to popular destinations in the US and abroad, like Toronto, Dublin, Cancun, the Dominican Republic, and more!

Delta Miles For WestJet Flights

It’s Now Easier to Use Your Delta Miles to Fly to Vancouver, Because You Can Use Delta Miles for Flights With WestJet!

I’ll share more about WestJet, and what this change means for you.

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A Completely Free Trip to Iceland With Points & Cash Back Cards, Including Spending Money!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Antonio is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Completely Free Trip To Iceland With Points Cash Back Cards Including Spending Money

My Group of Icelandic Friends That Took Me in as One of Their Own. If You Make It to the Festival, Come Say Hello. I’ll Be With the Boom Box

A big thank you to Antonio for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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