Category Archives: AMEX SimplyCash Plus

Southwest Sale: Fares as Low as $49!

Planning a trip this winter or this coming spring?  Southwest is having a sale through December 1, 2016, for travel within the US between November 29, 2016, and May 8, 2017 (with a few exceptions).

This is a great time to book Southwest flights, with prices from $49 one-way!

And if you’ve already booked a ticket for travel over the next few months, it’s worth checking to see if prices have dropped.  Because you can cancel and rebook for free!

Southwest Fare Sale

Save on Your Next Flight With This Sale From Southwest. Tickets Start at Just $49 One-Way!

Let’s take a look at the details!

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Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400+ and Coast to Coast for $216+!

Via SecretFlying and Mommy Points, you can fly coach round-trip from a number of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

And via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco for only ~$216+!

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and more!

I found flights from Seattle to Madrid for ~$406 leaving February 3, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017.

And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on January 14, 2017, and returning from San Francisco on January 21, 2017, for ~$267!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through May 2017.

Cheap Fares

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

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

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Act Fast: JetBlue Fare Sale Starting at $34 One-Way for Winter Travel

Planning a winter getaway?  JetBlue is running a sale on travel between December 1, 2016, and March 9, 2017, with fares starting at $34 one-way.

To get in on the cheap flights, book by tomorrow, November 16, 2016, by 11:59 pm Eastern Time or local time, whichever is earlier.

US and international destinations are included.  And when JetBlue paid fares drop, the price of an award ticket goes down as well.

JetBlue Fare Sale

Fly to Aruba From Fort Lauderdale for $64 One-Way With JetBlue’s Latest Fare Sale

I’ll show you how to get in on the JetBlue fare sale!

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Ends Tomorrow: 50% Off Select Virgin America Flights for Thanksgiving Travel!

Through tomorrow, November 9, 2016, you can book Main Cabin Select and First Class Virgin America flights for 50% off with the promotion code “GOBBLE50”.

And even better, the sale is valid for travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, November 17, 2016, to November 25, 2016!  

For example, I found a flight from Boston on November 20, 2016, returning from San Francisco on November 25, 2016, for ~$512 in Main Cabin Select (Premium Economy).  Without the discount, the same ticket would cost over ~$1,000!

Virgin America Thanksgiving Sale

Head to San Francisco for Thanksgiving With 50% Off Select Flights on Virgin America

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.

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Which Credit Cards Should I Get If I’ve Reached the Chase “5/24” Limit?

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

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, commented:

I’ve exhausted all credit card options with Chase due to the “5/24 rule.”

What other cards would you recommend?  My credit score is well above 800.  I just applied and was approved for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus card.  Are there others that are better?

Thanks for the question, Joe!

My top pick is The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  But there are plenty of great options!

Which Credit Cards Should I Get If Ive Reached The Chase 524 Limit

Don’t Let Strict Application Rules Prevent You From Getting Big Travel!

I’ll share picks for folks who can’t currently apply for more Chase cards.

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Revealed: What Counts Towards the Chase Ink 5X Bonus?

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

The Chase Ink 5X bonus category can help folks earn extra miles, points, or cash back on lots of purchases!

The Ink Plus & Ink Cash both earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services.

But remember, the Chase Ink Plus card won’t be available to new applicants by the end of 2016,  It’s being replaced with the Chase Ink Preferred card, which will only have  3X bonus categories.

If you’re considering a Chase Ink card, it’s helpful to see the specific purchases that can earn you 5X rewards.

What Counts As 5X With Chase Ink

Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points When You Pay Monthly Expenses Like Your Cell Phone or Internet Bills With Your Ink Plus or Ink Cash Card!

I’ll explain what counts as 5X with the Ink Plus & Ink Cash!

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This 5X Card to Go Away, the No-Fee Version Will Stay

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

I recently let you know that the Chase Ink Plus card will no longer be open to new applicants later this year.  So if you’re interested in earning 5X bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points in categories like office supplies and cell phone bills, now is the time to apply!

And although the Ink Plus card is going away, View From the Wing has confirmed that the no-annual fee Chase Ink Cash card, that earns 5% cash back at office supply stores, is here to stay.

Chase No Annual Fee Business Card

If You’ve Been Considering the Chase Ink Plus Card That Earns 5X Bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Office Supply Stores, Now Is the Time to Apply. Because It Will Be Discontinued Soon!

Here’s what this means for you.

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Hot! 6+ Cities Round-Trip to Europe Under $496!

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

Act fast for a great deal to Europe!  Via The Flight Dealyou can fly from Boston, Chicago, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, to several European cities in coach for under $496!

I even found flights from Miami to Brussels for $436!  These fares are valid for travel between January and March 2017.

Hot 6 Cities Round Trip To Europe Under 496

Brussels Is an Easy Train Ride From Paris and Amsterdam!

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

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Hot! 5 Cities Round-Trip to Paris, Milan, Rome $391 or Less

Via The Fare Deal Alert, you can fly from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Cincinnati, to Milan, Rome, and Paris, from ~$364 on airlines like United Airlines and Air Canada.

I found flights from Salt Lake City to Paris for ~$383 departing December 3, 2016, and returning December 10, 2016.   These fares are valid for travel from late October 2016, through early April 2017.

Hot 5 Cities Round Trip To Paris Milan Rome 391 Or Less

Hurry! Fly to Paris From 5 US Cities for Under $400!

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

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What Are the Best AMEX Small Business Card Offers?

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

Right now, there several increased offers for AMEX small business cards.

That’s great news because AMEX small business cards have relatively easy approvals, even if you don’t have a huge company.  You can get award flights, hotel stays, or cash back, depending on what type of rewards you prefer. 

And even better, they don’t appear on your personal credit report.  So they won’t count against your Chase 5/24 status!

Best American Express Business Card Offers 2016

AMEX Small Business Cards Are Worth a Look If You Have a Small Business! Earn Big Travel and Remain Eligible for New Chase Cards

I’ll show you my favorite AMEX small business cards!

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