Category Archives: Business Platinum

Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – April 2017

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby, because banks continue to offer some of the highest sign-up bonuses ever on great travel rewards credit cards!

Earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can help you make your dream trip a reality.  Million Mile Secrets readers have used our tips to help them take trips for nearly free to spots like Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Disney World, and more!

Best Travel Credit Cards April 2017

You Can Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You Earn With Cards Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred to Enjoy a Tropical Caribbean Vacation!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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Getting Hitched? Register for Experiences NOT Things!

Planning a wedding and putting together your wedding registry?  If you’re like me, you much prefer experiences to things.  And to some, the idea of getting a toaster and silverware doesn’t sound nearly as exciting as an exotic getaway.

Luckily, there are online wedding registries, like Honeyfund, that allow you to register for help paying for your honeymoon.  So you can take that once-in-a-lifetime trip after you’re hitched!

Honeyfund

Million Mile Secrets Team Member Meghan Honeymooned in the Seychelles With the Help of a Honeymoon Registry and Miles & Points!

I’ll show you how to create a Honeyfund wedding registry.  And give you a few ideas about how to earn and use miles & points when planning a wedding and honeymoon!

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5 Cards to Earn Miles for Etihad Award Flights

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, Ebene, commented:

Can you transfer United Airlines miles to Etihad?  What are the best cards to earn miles to fly Etihad?

You can NOT transfer airline miles to another airline.

For Etihad award flights, you can transfer points directly to the airline from 3 flexible programs – American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest.  You can also use American Airlines miles or ANA miles to fly Etihad.

Etihad miles are also valuable for folks looking to book award seats on any of its 26 airline partners.  For example, using Etihad miles for a Brussels Airlines award flight is one of the cheapest ways to get to Europe!

Etihad Award Flights

Use Etihad Miles for Award Flights to Abu Dhabi Where You Can Visit the Magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

I’ll share 5 cards that can earn you miles for Etihad award flights.

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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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AMEX Platinum Cardholders Can Give Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else

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

I’ve mentioned to y’all how The Platinum Card from American Express can get you Starwood Gold elite status.

This is a terrific perk for your Starwood hotel stays.  Because you earn extra bonus points and get late check-outs and room upgrades when available.

But I recently discovered you can gift this perk to someone else.  It’s free to do and takes less than a minute!   This is useful if you already have Starwood elite status.

Starwood Gold Status With American Express Platinum Card

Giving Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else Means They’re Eligible for a Late Check-Out! So They Can Spend More Time on the Beach at Hotels Like the W Bali – Seminyak!

I’ll explain how you can gift Starwood Gold status with the AMEX Platinum card!

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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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Fare Sale: 5 US Cities to Iceland Starting at $200 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guyyou can fly from several US cities to Iceland in coach starting at just $200 round-trip!

I found flights from San Francisco to Reykjavik for $260 departing April 16, 2017, and returning April 27, 2017.  These fares are valid for travel from April to June, and from September to November 2017 on certain routes.

Wow Air Sale March 2017

Don’t Let the Name Fool You – Iceland Is a Beautiful Destination With Green Hills, Waterfalls, and Volcanoes!

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

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Cheap Flights! US and International Routes Starting at Just $39

JetBlue and Southwest are offering very good sales right now!

You can fly to lots of destinations in the US, Caribbean, and Mexico starting at just $39 one-way in coach.  I found flights from New York to Washington, DC, for $52 one-way in coach on April 11, 2017.

Southwest JetBlue Fare Sale

It’s Officially Spring! So You’ll Need to Find Another Excuse to Get Away Besides the Frigid Winter Conditions 😉

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

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A 19-Day Trip to Taiwan & Thailand in Business Class, With the Help of Miles & Points

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!

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

A 19 Day Trip To Taiwan Thailand In Business Class With The Help Of Miles Points

First Class Seats on Thai Airways

A big thank you to Carla for sharing her story!

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

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