Category Archives: EveryDay

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.

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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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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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Better Offers for the AMEX Blue Cash Everyday and AMEX Blue Cash Preferred for Folks Who Spend a Lot on Travel!

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If you spend a lot on travel, check out these better offers for the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express and Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express cards!

Because 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, you’ll have to spend $4,000 on travel purchases like airfare, hotel stays, and rental cars, within the first 6 months of opening your account.

Better Offers For The AMEX Blue Cash Everyday And AMEX Blue Cash Preferred For Folks Who Spend A Lot On Travel

You Can Earn 5% Back on up to $4,000 In Travel 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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Which Points Transfer to Which Airlines? Handy Chart for Converting!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:

What credit card can I apply for that will allow me to transfer points to American Airlines?  I already have the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®.

Thanks for the tweet, Lindsay!

American Airlines has only one transferable points partner – Starwood Preferred Guest!  You can transfer Starwood points at a 1:1 ratio, and get a bonus 5,000 miles for every increment of 20,000 points you transfer.

But there are lots of other airlines with different transfer partners!  And remembering them all is not easy.  If only there were a handy chart you could refer to when you needed this information!

Which Points Transfer To Which Airlines Handy Chart For Converting

You’ll Never Run Out of Places to Travel! Maximize Your Points by Knowing the Transfer Partners of Each Airline

Let’s take a look at the most popular airlines and their transfer partners in a clear and understandable way.  And help you decide which points will be the most valuable to collect!

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How Do I Keep American Express Membership Rewards Points When I Cancel My Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader Ankur tweeted:

I’m closing The Platinum Card® from American Express.  To keep my points, would it help to be an authorized user on my wife’s AMEX EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express?  Or do I need my own Membership Rewards card to keep the points?

Thanks for the question, Ankur!

You WILL lose your points if you don’t keep at least 1 card that earns American Express Membership Rewards points.  And you can NOT transfer American Express Membership Rewards points from your account to your spouse’s account.  But there’s a way around this rule!

How Do I Keep American Express Membership Rewards Points When I Cancel My Card

Don’t Lose Your AMEX Membership Rewards Points! Take One of the Following Steps to Keep Your Points Safe

I’ll show you how to guarantee you won’t lose your hard-earned points when you cancel an American Express card.

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Top 10 Cards With No Annual Fee

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You might be hesitant to pay annual fees on credit cards, especially if you’re new to the hobby of points and miles.

Some cards are well worth paying the annual fee!  That’s because they come with valuable perks, free hotel nights, or other travel benefits.

But there are other cards that are free to keep year after year that can also help get you Big Travel with Small Money!

Top 10 Cards With No Annual Fee

Can You Get Big Travel With Small Money Without Paying an Annual Fee? Absolutely! I’ll Explain Your Options

And having a no-annual fee credit card is a great way to improve your credit history, credit score, and build a relationship with a bank.

Many of the cards in this post don’t earn us a commission, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Here is my list of 10 of the top no-annual-fee credit cards.

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Going to Singapore? Stopover in Germany, Hong Kong, Tokyo, & More!

When you’re traveling to Singapore from the US, you can experience another destination in Europe or Asia without paying more miles!

That’s because Singapore Airlines lets you add a stopover for free on round-trip award tickets.  And for just $100 on 1-way award tickets.

Going To Singapore Stopover In Germany Hong Kong Tokyo More

Visit Tokyo En Route to Singapore for the Same Number of Miles + $100 on Singapore Airlines

I’ll show you how to use your Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, Starwood Preferred Guest, or American Express Membership Rewards points to fly on Singapore Airlines.  And stopover in places like Hong Kong and Seoul!

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

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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How to Earn Miles, Points, & Cash Back at the Movies

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The holiday season is here and with it comes lots of blockbuster movies.

If there’s a new release you’re looking forward to seeing, I have some tips to help you save on those pricey tickets, drinks, and snacks at the theater.

How To Earn Miles Points Cash Back At The Movies

A Night at the Movies Can Get Expensive! I’ll Show You How You Can Save!

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