Category Archives: Bank Of America

Free Alaska Airlines Miles – Enough for a One-Way Flight!

If you aren’t already a member of Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, now is a great time to sign-up!

Via Mommy Points, you can earn 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles when you register by April 30, 2017, and take a flight by September 30, 2017.

That’s an excellent deal, because 5,000 Alaska Airlines miles is enough for a one-way, short haul (less than 700 miles) coach award flight.  

For example, you could fly between Portland and San Francisco, Seattle and Salt Lake City, and more, for free!

Free Alaska Airlines Miles

5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Free One-Way Coach Flight From San Francisco to Seattle!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this deal.

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Merger Update: Big Changes Coming to Alaska Airlines and Virgin America!

The merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America continues to move forward, with some big changes coming in the near future!

Via Travel Codex, Alaska Airlines announced more details about the merger with Virgin America.  And it’s mostly good news!  For example, you can expect enhanced in-flight entertainment, updated cabins, and lots of Virgin America personality across all Alaska Airlines flights.

But they’ve confirmed the Virgin America brand will disappear in 2019.

Merger Update Big Changes Coming To Alaska Airlines And Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Is Keeping Some of the Virgin America Personality! Including Fun Mood Lighting in the Cabin

I’ll give you an update on the merger, and tell you what to expect going forward.

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Big Upgrade to the Alaska Airlines Companion Certificate!

More good news from Alaska Airlines, this time for folks who have the Alaska Airlines personal or small business cards!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now use the annual Companion Certificate that comes with the Alaska Airlines cards on Virgin America flights!  Depending on where you fly, this perk could save you a lot of money!

Big Upgrade To The Alaska Airlines Companion Certificate

You Can Take a Companion on More Routes Around the US for Just $121 Round-Trip

We don’t earn a commission for Alaska Airlines credit cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

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Alaska Airlines Adds a New Airline Partner!

You’ll soon have more options for earning and redeeming Alaska Airlines miles!

Via One Mile at a Time, Alaska Airlines is adding German budget airline Condor to its list of partners.

Alaska Airlines Adds A New Airline Partner

You’ll Be Able to Earn Alaska Airlines Miles When You Fly German Low-Cost Airline Condor

I’ll tell you why this is good news for folks who collect Alaska Airlines miles!

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The 10 Best Travel Deals in 2017

Let’s see what’s new and exciting in 2017!

If you’re just getting started in miles and points hobby, these 10 deals are an excellent way to get Big Travel with Small Money.  For example, cheap award flights to Europe in coach or Business Class.  Or a 4th night free on paid hotel stays.

Best Travel Deals 2017

Emily and I Are Excited to Share Our Top 10 Best Travel Deals for 2017!

Here are the best travel deals for 2017!

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Free Access to (More!) 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.

Plus, new museums have been added to the program, including 3 fantastic ones in New York City!

Museums On Us Program

Visit the Denver Zoo for Free This Weekend With Your Bank of America Debit or Credit Card. And Learn More About Cute Creatures Like the Red Panda, Cheetah, and Harbor Seal!

I’ll show you how you can get fee admission to places like the Denver Zoo, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Portland Japanese Garden.

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Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

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“People Say They Can’t Afford Travel. But All It Takes Is a Little Knowledge and Discipline”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Points, Miles & Life

Ian writes Points, Miles & Life to share his travel experiences and give tips and tricks to friends and family.  He’s also a contributor for Points With a Crew.  You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Points Miles Life

My Wife and I on the Ferry Between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, Canada

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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This Weekend: Free Access to Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, & More for Bank of America Cardholders!

Looking for something fun and educational to do this weekend?  Bank of America has a few suggestions!

If you are a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit cardholder, you’ll receive free admission to 150+ participating museums and cultural centers on the first full weekend of each month.

Free Museums February 2017

Check Out the EdVenture Children’s Museum This Weekend, Compliments of Bank of America!

We don’t get a commission for these cards, but Emily and I always tell you about the best deals!

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