Category Archives: Bank Of America

Military Folks Save $450 Fee With AMEX Business Platinum & Other Cards

Did you there’s a way some folks can enjoy the awesome travel benefits of The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN without paying the expensive annual fee?

If you are an active member of the military, American Express (and other banks, too!) will waive credit card fees for your credit cards.  Including annual fees!

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Military Members Get Well-Deserved Special Treatment from AMEX!

I’ll show you how military personnel can avoid these high annual fees.  And still enjoy awesome travel perks!

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Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles!

If you have Virgin America points, you now have more opportunities to get excellent value from your rewards!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now book Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles!  This is a big deal, because folks with Virgin America points can now redeem their points with 2 very different “award charts”.

Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles

You Now Have 2 Options for Redeeming Your Virgin America Points!

I’ll help you decide if booking Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles makes sense for you!

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Easily Earn Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased to 60,000 Points

Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with just credit card sign-ups.

And earning the Southwest Companion Pass just got easier!  Via Doctor of Credit, the Chase Southwest Premier small business card has an increased offer of 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account.

We don’t earn a commission from any of these offers.  But we’ll always tell you about the best deals, because we appreciate our readers!

Easily Earn Companion Pass Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased To 60000 Points

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll show you how this makes the Southwest Companion Pass easier to earn!

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Free Access to US Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More This Weekend With Your Bank of America Card!

Good news if you’re looking to add more culture and art to your life in the new year!

If you have a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit card, you can get free admission at over 150 participating museums and cultural centers on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Museums January 2017

There Are Over 150 Participating Locations, Including the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Get in Free With Your Bank of America Card!

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

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How to Use Fewer Miles for Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

If you collect Alaska Airlines miles (or Starwood points), you now have more opportunities to get Big Travel!

Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.  And most folks will only benefit from the change!  You can now book short-haul flights in coach for as little as 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles one-way. 

Note:   Your flights must be for travel within the continental US and Canada, and operated by Alaska Airlines.

How To Use Fewer Miles For Short Flights With New Alaska Airlines Award Chart

You Can Now Book Cheaper Award Seats to Alaska (and Plenty of Other Places!) With the Updated Alaska Airlines Award Chart

I’ll help you understand this new distance-based award chart!  And give you ideas of how to make the most of it, like adding a free one-way flight to end of your trip!

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Top 7 Travel Cards for January 2017

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

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, you’ll be happy to know there are some exciting sign-up offers in the miles & points world!

Certain credit cards are offering great sign-up bonuses and perks including airline credits, airport lounge access, and more.  And a few of them can be worth $1,000 or more! 

Top 7 Travel Cards For January 2017

Picture Yourself In a Hammock on the Beach In the Maldives! With Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses, This Could Be You!

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

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Cheaper Short-Haul Awards With Alaska Airlines’ New Award Chart!

Good news for folks who like to earn and use Alaska Airlines miles!  Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines has switched to a distance-based award chart.

And it’s NOT increasing the price of any awards!  Instead, the shortest coach award flights are cheaper!  Plus, you’ll be able to earn even more Alaska Airlines miles for flights on certain partner airlines, like British Airways and Qantas, for Business and First Class flights.

Alaska Airlines Award Ticket Price

Booking Short Coach Award Flights on Alaska Airlines Just Got Cheaper!

Here’s more about what these changes mean for you.

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Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Ending May 1, 2017

It’s over!  Via View From the Wing, Delta and Alaska Airlines are ending their partnership May 1, 2017.

The airlines haven’t been playing nicely together for quite some time, so it’s not surprising they’re calling it quits, especially because the deal to merge Alaska Airlines and Virgin America closed last week.

So if you like to earn and redeem Alaska Airlines miles for Delta flights, and vice versa, I’ll explain what this news means for you.

Delta Alaska Airlines Partnership

The Delta – Alaska Airlines Partnership Will Completely End May 1, 2017

And I’ve added a chart to help you understand important dates regarding the end of the partnership.

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Citi Removes Virgin America as a ThankYou Point Transfer Partner

Starting January 22, 2017, you’ll no longer be able to transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin America.

It makes sense that changes to how you earn Virgin America points are coming, now that the deal to merge Alaska Airlines and Virgin America has closed.  And in January 2017, they’ll begin the process of combining their frequent flyer programs.

It hasn’t yet been revealed how or when you’ll be able to transfer Virgin America points to Alaska Airlines miles.  Including the transfer ratio.

Citi Removes Virgin America As A ThankYou Point Transfer Partner

Citi Sent an Email Announcing the Removal of Virgin America as a Transfer Partner, Effective January 22, 2017

There’s still time to transfer Citi ThankYou points to Virgin America if you want to book an award flight.  And I’ll remind you of your other options!

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A Family Trip to Maui and Kauai, Paid With 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!

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

A Family Trip To Maui And Kauai Paid With Miles Points

Here’s Mona and Her Kids About to Have Breakfast at the Andaz Maui

A big thank you to Mona 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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