Category Archives: Bank Of America

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

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

Did you there’s a way some folks can enjoy the awesome travel benefits of The 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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