Category Archives: Business Credit Cards

Use Miles! New Flights to Hong Kong, Lisbon, Portland, San Francisco, & More!

This summer, there will be several new airline routes to destinations all over the world.  And hopefully, it means new ways to use your miles and points!

Use Miles New Flights To Hong Kong Lisbon Portland San Francisco More

Redeem Your Miles or Points to Fly to Lisbon, Portugal. And Then Visit Nearby Cities, Like Beautiful Sintra!

I’ll tell you about the new routes.  And give you ideas about how to use miles & points for award seats!

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How Does the Free Checked Bag Perk Work With Citi American Airlines Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joey, commented:

I took a last minute flight to Reno from Phoenix to ski some fresh snow.  I redeemed 4,500 British Airways Avios points for an award flight instead of paying $350 each way.

However, I was expecting to get a free checked bag on American Airlines because I have the Barclaycard Aviator MasterCard and the CitiBusiness AAdvantage Platinum Select card.

Do you know if the free checked bag benefit applies on American Airlines flights booked with British Airways Avios points?  Or am I booking it wrong?  Any help on getting the free bag on American Airlines would be appreciated.

Thanks for the question, Joey!

How Does The Free Checked Bag Perk Work With Citi American Airlines Cards

It’s Not Fun to Think You’ll Get a Free Checked Bag Only to Pay for It Once You Get to the Airport! I’ll Explain How to Make Sure You Get the Perk!

To get your 1st bag checked free, make sure you add your American Airlines frequent flyer number to your reservation at least 7 days before you depart.

I’ll give you tips on how to make the most of this benefit!

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Best Small Business Credit Cards for Airbnb Hosts

If you’re an Airbnb host, a small business credit card is a great way to keep your expenses separate and earn points or cash back at the same time!

Even if you only host a few weeks a year or while you travel yourself, as long as you’re trying to make a profit, you can qualify for a small business credit card.

Best Small Business Credit Cards For Airbnb Hosts

Airbnb Hosts Can Earn Miles, Points, or Cash Back on Their Cleaning Supplies and Other Purchases With a Small Business Credit Card!

I’ll show you my top small business credit cards for Airbnb hosts!

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How to Get Free In-Flight Wi-Fi!

In-flight Wi-Fi is a nice perk to have if you want to catch up on work, or stay entertained during a long flight.  But it can be expensive!

How To Get Free In Flight Wi-Fi

There Are a Few Ways to Access In-Flight Wi-Fi for Free!

I’ll give you a few tips on how to get Wi-Fi on your next flight for free!

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News You Can Use – Better US Bank Bonuses, 200 Free Hilton Points, $20 Off Phone Bills, & More!

1.   Earn $100 Extra When You Open US Bank Credit Cards In-Branch

Via The Points Guy, US Bank is offering $100 in addition to regular sign-up bonuses on certain US Bank credit cards when you spend or transfer a balance of $1,000 within the 1st 30 days of account opening.

To get the deal, you must open your new account at a US Bank branch.

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Sign-Up for a US Bank Credit Card In-Branch and Earn an Extra $100! Co-Branded Cards Are Excluded, and You Must Apply by December 4, 2015

The offer is only good for US Bank’s own credit cards, like the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa or US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards AMEX.  Here’s my review of the cards and what you can do with FlexPerks points.  Co-branded cards, like the US Bank Club Carlson card, are excluded from this promotion.

Keep in mind the $1,000 you spend will also count toward your minimum spending requirements on your new card!  So this is a great way to stack the bonuses and earn an extra $100.

Terms and Conditions

  • Your application must be received by December 4, 2015
  • Must apply in-branch
  • Limited to 1 per person, per household
  • Balance transfers from US Bank accounts do NOT qualify for the bonus

FlexPerks points are great to redeem for Big Travel on Southwest, especially if you have the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.  Get an Easy 200 Hilton Points When You Sign-Up for Thanks Again

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Best Cards to Use at Warehouse Clubs Now That AMEX Costco Is Switching to Citi Visa

In early 2016, folks with AMEX Costco cards will receive new Citi Costco Visas, because starting March 31, 2016, you won’t be able to use AMEX cards at Costco any more.

Best Cards To Use At Warehouse Clubs Now That AMEX Costco Is Switching To Citi Visa

Starting March 31, 2016, Costco Will No Longer Accept AMEX Cards. And Folks Will Receive a New Citi Costco Visa to Replace the AMEX Costco Card.

But, to make up for the loss, AMEX cards are now accepted at all Sam’s Club locations.

I’ll explain which credit cards are best to use when shopping at warehouse stores, including BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club.  And give you tips on how to earn Big Travel while doing it!

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News You Can Use – Save Money Eating Cows, Citi Follows the Herd, Free Wi-Fi Passes, & Save at HP!

1.   US Bank FlexPerks Visa Members Now Get 12 Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes Each Year

Link:   Register for 12 Free Gogo Passes

Link:   US Bank Gogo Participating Airlines

Link:   US Bank FlexPerks Visa

Via Frequent Miler, folks with the US Bank FlexPerks Visa can now enjoy Wi-Fi in the sky!  When you register, you’ll get 12 free Gogo passes that are valid for 12 months, good for in-flight Wi-Fi on these airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta.  After 12 months from the date you registered, you’ll get 12 more.

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Get 12 Free Gogo Internet Passes to Use In-Flight Each Year With the US Bank FlexPerks Visa

This is a terrific new perk, so be sure to sign-up if you already have the card.

The passes are valid for 1 flight segment, so if you have connections, you’ll have to use more than 1 pass.

But because you can use the passes for the duration of your flight, the best strategy is to save them for longer flights.  Also keep in mind you can only use the passes for domestic flights, and it doesn’t include streaming services like Netflix.

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The Most Similar Plan Would Cost $60 If You Paid for It

Considering Gogo’s 1-hour passes are $5 each, this perk is worth at least $60 a year.  The next type of plan is an all-day pass for $16, so these passes fall somewhere in the middle.  Not bad for a card with a $49 annual fee (and waived the 1st year)!

When you sign-up for the US Bank FlexPerks Visa, you’ll also get:

  • 20,000 FlexPoints when you spend $3,500 on net purchases within 1st 4 months of opening your account
  • 3X FlexPoints per $1 spent on charitable donations
  • 2X FlexPoints per $1 spent on either gas, groceries or air travel – whichever you spend most on each monthly billing cycle, and most cell phone expenses
  • 1X FlexPoint per $1 spent on all other purchases

Read my review of the card, and how you can get Big Travel on Southwest with FlexPoints!

2.   Save $10 on $35+ at Yard House With AMEX Offers

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