Category Archives: Bank Of America

A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

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!

Amy is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy 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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Could a Pending Application Impact the Sign-Up Bonus You Receive?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Donna, commented:

I applied in-branch for the Chase Sapphire Reserve the day before the sign-up bonus was reduced.  My application was not immediately approved.  If I’m approved for the card after the expiration date of the higher sign-up bonus offer, what sign-up bonus will I receive?

Fantastic question, Donna!

If you’re approved for a card after your application was pending, you’ll receive the sign-up bonus that was available on the day you applied for the card.  

But to avoid any issues, I always recommend you take screenshots of credit card offers during the application process.  And if you apply in-branch, the banker should give you paperwork with the sign-up bonus details for your new card.

Could A Pending Application Impact The Sign Up Bonus You Receive

If You’re Approved for a Card After a Pending Application, You’ll Earn the Sign-Up Bonus Available on the Day You Applied

I’ll explain what you should know about earning a sign-up bonus with a pending credit card application.

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Targeted: Highest Bonus Ever on Purchased Alaska Airlines Miles!

Via One Mile at a Time, many folks can buy Alaska Airlines miles and receive up to a 50% bonus!  That’s the highest bonus I’ve ever seen for buying Alaska Airlines miles.

Depending on how many miles you purchase, you could buy Alaska Airlines miles for less than 2 cents each!  But this is a targeted offer, so you’ll have to sign-in to your Alaska Airlines account to see if you qualify for the 50% bonus.

Alaska Airlines Buy Miles Bonus

Alaska Airlines Miles Are a Great Way to Get to Fiji!

I’ll help you decide if it’s a good deal!

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

Looking for an uplifting and educational activity this weekend?  Bank of America has a few suggestions!

If you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card, you’ll get free admission to 175+ participating museums and cultural centers during the first full weekend of every month.

Free Museums Bank Of America April 2017

In Las Vegas This Weekend? Head to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum – Bank of America Will Foot the Bill!

I’ll show you how to get free admission this weekend to places like the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, or The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan!

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The Trick to Finding the Best Alaska Airlines Card Offer

Update:   Thanks to Frequent Miler for pointing out that there is now a direct link to this improved Bank of America Alaska Airlines card offer!

Via Frequent Miler, there’s an even better offer for the Alaska Airlines credit card!

You can earn 30,000 Alaska Airlines miles with a $100 statement credit after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account, AND an improved companion certificate, so you can take a buddy with you for free (plus taxes).

We don’t earn a commission for this offer, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

The Trick To Finding The Best Alaska Airlines Card Offer

Alaska Airlines Companion Certificates Usually Cost $99 (Plus Taxes). So This New Offer Is a Much Better Deal!

To see the better offer, you’ll have to make a test booking on the Alaska Airlines website.  I’ll show you how!

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Top 5 Small Business Credit Cards With No Annual Fee for 2017

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

Having a no annual fee card is a great way to earn rewards for your small business expenses.

For example, certain small business cards come with 5% cash back categories.  So you can earn bonus cash back on purchases you were already planning.

And if you’re new to the hobby, a no annual fee card is a great place to start.  Because you never have to cancel the card.  This can help you build a relationship with the bank and can increase your credit score by creating a longer credit history!

Best No Annual Fee Business Cards 2017

Earning up to 5% Cash Back on Certain Business Expenses Can Really Add Up!

I’ll share the 5 best no annual fee business cards!

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Without Warning! These Airline Cards Are No Longer Open to New Applications

If you’d been holding off on applying for the Comenity Bank Virgin America cards, your time has run out.  🙁

Without notice, Comenity Bank has stopped accepting applications for both the premium and no-annual-fee versions of these cards.

This was expected at some point due to the Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger.

Virgin America Cards Canceled

Virgin America Is Being Absorbed by Alaska Airlines, and Now Their Credit Cards Are Gone, Too!

I’ll share the details!

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This Trick Saves Your Family Hundreds of Dollars on Travel Attractions

Many folks, especially families, purchase annual memberships to their local museum, science center, or zoo to save money.  That’s because if you visit 2 or more times a year, it’s often cheaper to sign-up for a membership than pay regular admission each visit.

But did you know you can use your local membership to get free or discounted admission to thousands of similar attractions all over the world?

Childrens Museum Coupons

Use Your Local Membership to Visit Spots Like the Chicago Children’s Museum at a Discount!

I’ll show you how to make the most of your local membership and save money when you travel!

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Best Cards to Use at Sam’s Club in 2017

Folks who shop at Sam’s Club can choose from several terrific credit cards to earn miles or cash back on purchases.

Some cards include warehouse clubs, like Sam’s Club, as a bonus category.  So it’s possible to earn bonus cash back on purchases you were already planning!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Sams Club

You Can Earn Lots of Miles or Cash Back at Sam’s Club With Certain Credit Cards

I’ll share the best credit cards to use at Sam’s Club, including several with no annual fee.

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements Paying Taxes

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

It’s tax time again!  April 18, 2017, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While it’s nice to get a refund, if you owe taxes, you can ease the pain of paying your tax bill by meeting the minimum spending requirements on a new credit card.  Or hitting a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

Just remember, you’ll usually pay a processing fee of ~2%, so do the math to see whether it’s worth it.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card

It Might Be Worth Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And help you decide if it makes sense for you!

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