Category Archives: Bank Of America

Living or Working Overseas Series: Part 3 – Establish or Re-establish Credit While Overseas

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This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

You Can Build Your Credit Even While Living Overseas

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Living or Working Overseas Series: Part 2 – How to Set-Up a Bank Account While Overseas

Disclosure: Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  

This series of posts is written by the Wandering US Expat, who’s lived in Australia and Panama.  And applied for cards from there!

Don’t let living abroad stop you from getting miles and points bonuses from credit cards!

It’s no secret that US banks lead the world in promotional point bonuses for new customers.  They give away lots of points to get a new customer in the hopes that you’ll remain, and spend, with them for years.  Lots of non-US folks wish they could get access to the same deals!

But many US citizens and ex-permanent residents, known as expats, often wonder whether they can still get credit cards if they leave or have already left the US.  Perhaps they’ve relocated for a job or have gone for an extended trip abroad.  Some expats have left permanently to start a new life.

You Can Set-Up a Bank Account in the US While Living Overseas to Qualify for Miles & Points Credit Cards

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How to Earn Miles on 11 Other Airline Programs When Flying Alaska Airlines

Disclosure:  Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do. American Express is a blog advertising partner.

Million Mile Secrets reader Kathy Hart emails with a question:

I read that if I fly 1 airline, I can credit miles to another.  Is that accurate?  If so, how do I do that?  I would like to fly Alaska Airlines soon–I’ve never flown them and would rather earn miles on an airline I fly.

How To Earn Miles On 11 Other Airline Programs When Flying Alaska Airlines

Kathy Can Earn Miles on 11 Airlines When She Flies on Alaska Airlines

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22,000 Membership Rewards Points & ~$400 for Round-Trip New York to London on Virgin Atlantic

Disclosure: Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do. We don’t write about all the credit cards available in the US, but only the ones which get us miles and points or cash back for Big Travel with Small Money!

If you’re planning a trip to the UK, Virgin Atlantic is having an award ticket seat sale until June 4, 2014.

Virgin Atlantic has reduced the number of points needed to fly to or from the UK for certain destinations.  And they’ve lowered their fuel surcharges on these award tickets.

Note:   The only US destination included in the sale is New York.

Planning A Trip To The UK?  Virgin Atlantic Is Having An Award Seat Sale!

You Can Save Points and Fuel Surcharges on Select Virgin Atlantic Award Tickets to and From the UK

And if you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic before May 31, 2014, you can fly from New York to Europe for just 22,000 points round-trip in coach (plus ~$406 taxes and fees)!

Now that’s Big Travel with Small Money!  I’ll explain how to do it.

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What’s Considered a Different Card Product?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Don commented:

Can you explain “different product” as it relates to applying for various credit cards?

Don’s question refers to the fact that some credit card companies won’t let you get the sign-up bonus on a card, unless the card is considered a “different product.”

What's Considered A Different Card Product

When Is a Credit Card Considered a “Different Product?”

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