Category Archives: American Express

Bask in Latin American Sunshine With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi Using Limited-Time Card Offer

It’s exciting to use points for free hotel stays in destinations like Cancun and San Juan.  And it’s even better when you can enjoy additional complimentary perks like hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

If you’re looking to book an award stay and get free breakfast in Latin America, you might consider the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards.

Because these cards are offering the highest sign-up bonuses I’ve ever seen!  But only until May 31, 2017!

Hilton Hotels In Latin America With Free Breakfast

Emily Enjoyed Kayaking in the Dominican Republic on Her 30th Birthday! You Can Stay There Too With the Limited-Time AMEX Hilton Card Offers!

I’ll share 7 excellent Hilton hotels in Latin America where you can stay for free with points and get free breakfast!

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Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay With This New AMEX Offer!

Via Running With Miles, there’s a new AMEX Offer that can help you save money on your next hotel stay!  Plus, I’ll show you how to stack this deal with other offers to save even more.

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

And you can even get certain discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

AMEX Hilton Offer

Saving Money on Your Next Hotel Stay Is Like Putting Cash in Your Pocket!

Let’s take a look at the latest deal from American Express!

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How to Buy a Car With a Credit Card to Earn Miles

Considering a new car and wondering if it’s possible to rack up a few thousand miles & points using a credit card to buy it?

In short, it is!  And that’s great news for folks looking for ways to meet a card’s minimum spending requirements, if you want to earn extra rewards, or qualify for a yearly spending bonus for a purchase you’d make anyway!

Can You Buy A Card With A Credit Card

Getting a New Car Is Fun. But Earning Miles, Points, or Cash Back for Your Purchase Is Even Better!

I’ll show you how to put some (or all!) of the purchase price of a car on a credit card.  And mention a few pitfalls you should look out for!

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2 Types of Travel Insurance: Medical Coverage Vs. Trip Protection

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nancy, commented:

Do you have any advice for travel insurance carriers?

Travel insurance is broad and complex.  Because there are separate insurances that cover trip related incidents vs. medical issues.

For example, you’ll get coverage for mishaps like trip delays just by paying with credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige.

But if you’re looking for medical coverage while traveling outside the US, you might consider purchasing a supplemental travel medical insurance policy.

Travel Insurance Coverage

Are You Looking for Trip Protection Benefits, Travel Medical Insurance, or Both?

I’ll explain what you should consider when looking for travel insurance.

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A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

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!

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

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy 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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Could a Pending Application Impact the Sign-Up Bonus You Receive?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Donna, commented:

I applied in-branch for the Chase Sapphire Reserve the day before the sign-up bonus was reduced.  My application was not immediately approved.  If I’m approved for the card after the expiration date of the higher sign-up bonus offer, what sign-up bonus will I receive?

Fantastic question, Donna!

If you’re approved for a card after your application was pending, you’ll receive the sign-up bonus that was available on the day you applied for the card.  

But to avoid any issues, I always recommend you take screenshots of credit card offers during the application process.  And if you apply in-branch, the banker should give you paperwork with the sign-up bonus details for your new card.

Could A Pending Application Impact The Sign Up Bonus You Receive

If You’re Approved for a Card After a Pending Application, You’ll Earn the Sign-Up Bonus Available on the Day You Applied

I’ll explain what you should know about earning a sign-up bonus with a pending credit card application.

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Limited Time: Huge Sign-Up Bonuses With These Airline Cards!

There are big improved offers for the Delta AMEX credit cards!

Through July 5, 2017, you’ll earn 60,000 Delta miles with the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and 70,000 Delta miles with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express after completing minimum spending.

That’s the highest public bonus I’ve ever seen for these cards!

Limited Time Huge Sign Up Bonuses With These 4 Airline Cards

Delta Miles Are Very Useful for Visiting the Land Down Under! You’ll Usually Find More Available Award Seats Than Other US Airlines

Here’s what you need to know about these amazing deals!

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Confused by Cards With Similar Names? Here’s a Chart to Explain!

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

There are LOTS of credit cards out there, all with different benefits and bonuses.

Banks seem to enjoy giving their credit cards similar names.  You might apply for the wrong one if you aren’t careful!

I’ve put a lot of credit cards with similar sounding names side-by-side, so you can compare the perks and decide which card is best for you, and find the application link, all in one place!

Confused By Cards With Similar Names Heres A Chart To Explain

Take the Time to Differentiate These Credit Cards So You’ll Know Which Card Will Give You the Biggest Travel!

Let’s look at the most common credit cards with similar sounding names!

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Extra Cheap Flights to Europe From Many US Cities Starting at ~$224!

Via Secret Flying, you can fly from several US cities to Europe in coach starting at just $226 round-trip!

I found flights from Boston to Barcelona for $381 round-trip in coach on September 3 to September 10, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel between August and October 2017.

Extra Cheap Flights To Europe From Many US Cities Starting At 224

Paris Is on Sale Right Now, Along With Lots of Other European Cities!

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

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5 Lesser-Known (but Valuable!) AMEX Platinum Perks for Big Travel With Small Money

The AMEX Platinum cards have terrific benefits, including the flexibility to use your AMEX Membership Rewards points to buy travel, or transfer them to airline programs.

You’ll get a $200 annual airline incidental fee credit on your selected airline.  Plus $200 per year to spend on Uber or UberEats, access to Centurion Lounges and 1,000+ Priority Pass Lounges, and free Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott Gold elite status.

But there are lesser-known, yet valuable, AMEX Platinum benefits too.

American Express Benefits You Might Not Even Know You Have

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Get Exclusive Perks at Resorts Like the Four Seasons Oahu Ko’Olina, Including Early Check-In, Late Check-Out, Room Upgrades, and Free Breakfast

Let’s check out the AMEX Platinum benefits you might not be familiar with!

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