Category Archives: Bank Of America

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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New Choice Hotels Promotion: Double Points for Paid Stays

Have an upcoming stay at a Choice Hotel?  You can earn double points for qualifying stays between December 15, 2016, and February 9, 2017, with Choice Hotels Winter Promotion.

Even if you don’t have a trip planned, it could be worth registering anyway.  Because it only takes a few minutes, and you never know when a travel opportunity might pop up! 🙂

Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Earn Double Choice Points for Qualifying Stays With the Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Let’s take a look at the offer.

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Cleared for Take-Off: Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger Approved

If you’ve been eagerly waiting for the government to approve the merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, I have good news.

Today, the Department of Justice gave final approval for Alaska Airlines to acquire Virgin America.  The merger will make Alaska Airlines the 5th largest airline in the US (behind American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and Southwest).

But the decision isn’t without conditions.  Alaska Airlines will have to limit its partnership with American Airlines in order to keep competition in the US airline industry.

Cleared For Take Off Alaska Airlines And Virgin America Merger Approved

Alaska Airlines Will Acquire Virgin America to Create the 5th Largest Airline in the US

I’ll share what we know about the merger so far, and what it could mean for your miles and points!

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Sneak Peek at 2017’s Hottest Credit Cards to Travel in Style

There are more great cards than ever to help you achieve Big Travel with Small Money!  Because banks continue to release new credit cards with lucrative sign-up bonuses.

And earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can get you a trip you may have never though possible!  Like a round-trip award flight to Australia with the Chase Sapphire Reserve or a getaway to Kauai with the The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN.

Top 7 Travel Cards For December 2016

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Make the Trip of Your Dreams Possible, Whether It’s Far Away Like Singapore, or Closer to Home

Here are my top 7 travel credit cards for 2017.

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

Interested in visiting a new museum, zoo, or aquarium this weekend?

If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Museums December 2016

There Are Over 150 Participating Locations, Including the Newseum in Washington, DC, Where You Can Get in Free With Your Bank of America Card

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Denver Zoo, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia.

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Up to $1,000 in Flights With This No Annual Fee Card!

There’s a no-annual-fee credit card with a generous sign-up bonus.  And it’s not getting much attention!

Via Doctor of Credit, the Merrill Lynch Merrill+ Visa is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Merrill points.  That’s worth between $500 and $1,000, depending on how you use them!

Emily and I don’t earn commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals we’re aware of!

Up To 1000 In Flights With This No Annual Fee Card

Your Merrill Lynch Points Can Be Worth 2 Cents per Point Towards Airfare, Domestic or International

I’ll tell you about this card, and show you how to maximize its rewards!

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Bigger Sign-Up Bonuses On the Bank of America Amtrak Cards (Worth ~$435 to ~$870 in Travel!)

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

Via Reddit, there’s a better offer on the annual fee version of the Bank of America Amtrak credit card.  And an increased sign-up bonus on the no-annual-fee Amtrak card too!

With the Bank of America Amtrak World MasterCard, you can earn 30,000 Amtrak points (worth up to ~$870 in Amtrak tickets) after meeting minimum spending requirements.

And with the Bank of America Amtrak Platinum MasterCard, you’ll earn 15,000 Amtrak points (worth up to ~$435 in Amtrak tickets) after completing minimum spending requirements.

These are the highest sign-up bonuses ever offered for these cards, so they could be worth considering if you enjoy traveling by train.

We don’t earn a commission for the Amtrak cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.

Bigger Sign Up Bonuses On The Bank Of America Amtrak Cards Worth 435 To 870 In Travel

If You’re Planning a Train Trip, You Might Consider the Better Sign-Up Bonus From the Bank of America Amtrak Cards

I’ll explain the details of these offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you.

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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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What Do the Major Changes to the Virgin Atlantic Award Program Mean for You?

Virgin Atlantic is changing the way members earn and redeem miles, starting November 13, 2016

Earning miles and tier points for status is getting harder if you usually fly in coach on deeply discounted fares.  And getting an Upper Class (First Class) award flight is becoming more expensive, too.

However, some award flight prices for coach and Premium Economy are being significantly reduced, which is good news!

Virgin Atlantic Award Flights

Big Changes Are Coming to How You Earn and Redeem Virgin Atlantic Miles

I’ll show you how the changes affect your future Virgin Atlantic award flights, so you can decide whether you want to stick with the program or move on.

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Your Bank of America Card Will Give You Free Entry to These Cultural Centers This Weekend

Looking for something fun, educational, and free this weekend?

If you’re a Bank of America (or Merrill Lynch) debit or credit cardholder, you can get into certain museums and other cultural centers for free on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Entry To Museums This Weekend

More Than 150 Locations Participate in Bank of America’s “Museums on Us”, Including The Thinkery in Austin, Texas

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like The Henry Ford in Michigan and Chabot Space & Science Center in California.

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