Category Archives: Barclaycard

Hot! $447+ Round-Trip to Beijing From 5 Cities

Via The Points Guy, you can fly from 5 US cities to Beijing in coach starting at just $447 round-trip in coach!

I found flights from Boston to Beijing $484 on March 24, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel through April 2017.

Airfare Sale Beijing From 4 US Cities

While You’re in Beijing, Be Sure to Visit The Forbidden City to See Ancient Chinese Architecture

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – January 2017

1.   Earning the Southwest Companion Pass is easier now that the Chase Southwest Business Premier bonus has increased to 60,000 Southwest points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas, Mexico, or Costa Rica for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   Did you know you can now use fewer miles for short flights with Alaska Airlines’ new award chart?

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Top 10 No-Annual-Fee Credit Cards for 2017

Lots of travel rewards cards can be worth paying the annual fee.  Because they come with great travel perks like big sign-up bonuses, free hotel nights, trip insurance, and other benefits.

But there are plenty of personal no-annual-fee cards that can get you Big Travel with Small Money too!

These cards are good to keep forever.  Because keeping your cards open for a long time can increase the average age of your accounts and potentially improve your credit score.

Almost all of the cards in this post do NOT earn us a commission.  But we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards 2017

You Can Earn Points & Miles With These Great No-Annual-Fee Cards. And Start Planning Your Next Adventure Sooner Rather Than Later!

Here are my top 10 picks of personal (not business!) credit cards with no annual fee.

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Can You Book a Coach Award Flight and Upgrade Using Cash or Miles?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Matt, commented:

Is there a way to get a coach flight with miles and then use cash or miles to upgrade to Economy Plus?

Great question, Matt!

Each airline has different rules for upgrading your seat on an award flight.

In many cases, you can pay cash to upgrade at the time you book your flight.  Or you’ll have the option to upgrade when you check-in.

And some airlines allow you to use miles or points to upgrade to a more comfortable extra legroom seat on a coach award flight.

Upgrade Award Flight

For Coach Award Flights, Sometimes You Can Use More Miles or Pay Cash to Get a Better Economy Plus Seat. With Certain Airlines, This Means Free Drinks & Snacks!

I’ll explain the upgrade policy on coach award tickets for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, and United Airlines.

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How a Family of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking & Exploring Europe With Miles & Points!

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!

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

How A Family Of 7 Spent 3 Weeks Hiking Exploring Europe With Miles Points

Ready to Explore Murren in the Gorgeous Swiss Alps

A big thank you to Mark for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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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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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 5 – Tips for Family Travel & Camping With a Baby

Planning a family trip or taking your baby camping for the first time?

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan, who recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Camping With A Baby

Here Are Tips to Keep Everyone Smiling on Your Next Family Vacation

I’ll share with you the tricks we learned from traveling with a baby.  And tips on making your next family vacation a success!

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Top 5 US Cities for Cheap Flights

If you’re looking for a great deal on your next getaway, you may have better luck than others if you live in one of these 5 cities!

Top 5 US Cities For Cheap Flights

Which US Cities Are Most Likely to Have Great Flight Deals?

Here’s a list of US cities where you’re most likely to find cheap flights!

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 4 – Highlights of Zion & Bryce Canyon

If you’re planning a trip to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, you’ll want to read this post!

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Brice Canyon Lodge

We Were Lucky to Have Great Weather During Our Time in Zion National Park. The Temperature in Mid-October Was Perfect for Hiking!

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon.  And tips for planning your own trip to these awesome destinations!

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Secret Way for Free Uber Rides With Arrival Plus Miles

Did you know there’s a way to use the rewards you earn from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus for Uber rides under $100?

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a travel credit card, with a sign-up bonus worth ~$525 toward travel.  But a major restriction is you can only redeem your rewards for travel purchases of at least $100.

But folks have figured out a way to redeem their Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles for inexpensive Uber rides by purchasing $100+ Uber gift cards through the United MileagePlus X app.

Arrival Plus For Uber

Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles for Uber Rides Under $100 With This Simple Trick!

I’ll show you how you can do it, too!

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