Category Archives: AMEX SimplyCash Plus

Travel Cameras We Use at Million Mile Secrets

Being able to see new places and have new experiences is one of the main reasons folks love the miles & points hobby.  And when you’re traveling with friends and loved ones, it’s important to capture those memories!

The Million Mile Secrets team loves to travel, so I decided to share with y’all which travel cameras we use.  And don’t forget to check out our Instagram page for pictures of where we’ve recently been!

Just remember, the best camera is the one that’s with you.  Because it’s better to get a decent photo than no photo at all. 🙂

Best Travel Camera 2017

Team Member Joseph Captured This Beautiful Picture of a Flower In Jerusalem With His Nokia 808 PureView Smartphone He’s Had Forever!

Let’s take a look at the cameras the Million Mile Secrets teams uses – and why.

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JetBlue Flash Sale! Domestic and International Flights for as Low as $20 One-Way

JetBlue is having a flash sale.  And if you want in on the action, you’ll have to book quickly!

You can fly from several US cities to both domestic and international locations starting at just $20 one-way in coach.  But the dates and routes are very restrictive.

I found flights from Washington, DC, to Orlando for just $30 one-way in coach.  These fares are valid for departure dates between February 25, 2017, and March 8, 2017.

JetBlue Flash Sale Domestic And International Flights For As Low As 20 One Way

Head to the Bahamas From Chilly Boston for Just $60 One-Way

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

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Unbelievable Sale: East Coast to Ireland and Scotland for $65 One-Way (~$150 Round Trip!)

Via View From the Wing, you can fly from 3 East Coast airports to Dublin, Shannon, Belfast, and Edinburgh in coach for $65 one-way.  And you can even get a pretty cheap return flight!

I found flights from New York (Newburgh-Stewart) to Edinburgh, Scotland, for $161 round-trip in coach for travel on November 13, 2017, to November 21, 2017.  These fares are valid for select dates between June 15, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

Norwegian Sale February 2017

Get to Europe For Unbelievably Cheap. Several Destinations are on Sale, Including Scotland!

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

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Book them before they’re gone!

Via Miles to Memories, you can book Southwest flights for just $39 one-way (that’s 1,657 Southwest points!).  But there are other more expensive routes that are still a great deal.  I found a one-way flight from Atlanta to Detroit for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by March 2, 2017, for travel through June 14, 2017.  And certain routes have different different eligible travel dates.

Southwest Fare Sale Starting At Just 39 One Way

Southwest Is Making It Easier to Get Away This Spring

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Can You Earn More Than One Sign-Up Bonus With the Same AMEX Business Card?

A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed:

I was recently approved for a 2nd Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.  My 1st card is for a different business.  Am I eligible to earn the sign-up bonus twice?

It’s possible, but very unlikely you’ll earn multiple sign-up bonuses with the same AMEX small business card.  Even if you apply using separate Employer Identification Numbers (EINs).

The general rule is AMEX restricts personal and small business card sign-up bonuses to once, per person, per lifetime.

And I spoke with an AMEX representative who confirmed sign-up bonuses are intended for new applicants only.

Multiple AMEX Starwood Card Sign Up Bonuses

Before Applying for the Same AMEX Small Business Card Again, Consider It’s Unlikely You’ll Get the Sign-Up Bonus Twice!

Instead of potentially not getting a sign-up bonus with the same AMEX card, I’ll share other ways to increase your points balances!

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Hot! One-Way Flights From Certain US Cities to Europe for $70!

Fare deal alert!

Via Pizza in Motion, you can fly one-way from cities like Miami and San Francisco, to spots in Europe like Berlin, London, and Frankfurt, from ~$70 one-way on WOW Air!

I found flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt for ~$70 on March 7, 2017.  This sale is valid for several days between January and early June 2017.

WOW Air Sale February 2017

Fly to Frankfurt, Germany, From San Francisco for ~$70 One-Way With This Sale From WOW Air

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

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2 Days Only: JetBlue Fare Sale, One-Way Flights From $39

If you’re planning a getaway this spring, JetBlue is having a 2-day fare sale!  One-way flights cost as little as ~$39.  But you must book by tomorrow, February 15, 2017.

Travel dates are March 1, 2017, to May 24, 2017.  There are blackout dates depending on the destination.

US and international flights are included.  And when JetBlue paid fares drop, award ticket prices go down, too!

Most flights cost more than $39.  But you can find some very cheap deals, like New York (JFK) to Daytona Beach for ~$104.  Or Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for ~$59.

JetBlue Fare Sale February 2017

Escape the Cold Weather for Cheap With JetBlue’s 2-Day Fare Sale

I’ll share the details!

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Hot! $447+ Round-Trip to Beijing From 5 Cities

Via The Points Guy, you can fly from 5 US cities to Beijing in coach starting at just $447 round-trip in coach!

I found flights from Boston to Beijing $484 on March 24, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel through April 2017.

Airfare Sale Beijing From 4 US Cities

While You’re in Beijing, Be Sure to Visit The Forbidden City to See Ancient Chinese Architecture

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

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Last Chance to Change Your 3% Category With AMEX SimplyCash Plus

Have the AMEX SimplyCash Plus card?

Don’t forget, you only have until January 31, 2017, to switch your 3% cash back to a different category.  Depending on your spending habits, the category you choose can really have an impact on how much cash back you earn throughout the year!

If you like the category you chose for 2016, you don’t have to do anything.  It will stay the same as the previous year.

AMEX SimplyCash Categories

Choosing Shipping Expenses as the 3% Cash Back Category on Your AMEX SimplyCash Plus Card Could Make Sense If Your Small Business Spends a Lot on Shipping!

I’ll remind you of the 3% cash back categories you can choose from.  And help you decide which category is best for you!

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Earn Big Miles & Points With These 7 Quick Small Business Ideas

Folks with small business credit cards have lots of ways to earn miles & points thanks to many terrific bonus spending categories.

This is especially helpful for folks who are impacted by tougher credit card application rules, which limits the opportunity to earn new card sign-up bonuses.

So spending a lot in bonus categories is the next best way to increase your points balances!  And many bonus categories are common for small business owners, like advertising, office supplies, and shipping.

Earn Miles And Points With A Small Business

Spending for Your Small Business on Certain Credit Cards Is a Great Way to Earn Miles & Points, Especially in Bonus Categories!

Keep in mind, earning points with a small business takes time!

I’ll share a few quick small business ideas which can earn bonus miles & points!

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