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.
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?
Posted in Airlines, Bank Of America, Beginner Tips, BOA Amtrak MasterCard, Chase, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Interviews, Save Money, Southwest, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines
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! 🙂
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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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.
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.
Choice Hotels is back with another promotion, giving you the chance to rack up points.
The Choice “Stay 2 Times, Earn a Free Night” promotion is strikingly similar to its previous promotions. You’ll earn 8,000 Choice points when you complete 2 stays at their hotels, enough for a free night at a low-category hotel.
Choice Hotels Are Almost Always a Convenient Option
Let’s take a look at the promotion and decide if it’s worth taking advantage of!
Posted in Airlines, Bank Of America, Barclaycard, Barclaycard Choice, BOA Amtrak MasterCard, Choice Privileges, Credit Cards, Family Travel, Hotel Promotions, Hotels, Southwest
December 7, 2015, will be the last day to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Amtrak.
All Aboard! Transfer Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Amtrak by December 7, 2015
Posted in Bank Of America, BOA Amtrak MasterCard, Chase, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Travel Technology, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards
Amtrak is shaking things up! Not only do they have a new revenue-based award program beginning January 24, 2016, but now they have 2 brand new credit cards.
And 1 of them is great for frequent Amtrak riders!
The points you’ll earn are best used for award trips on Amtrak, because they’re NOT very flexible!
Amtrak Has a Couple of New Credit Cards. I’ll Let You Know Who Should Consider Them!
I’ll share the details, and help you decide if either card is a good choice for you!
Emily and I don’t receive a commission on these cards, but we always want our readers to know about the best deals available!
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