Category Archives: Capital One Venture

Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice!

If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a few ideas!  So even if you’re new to our hobby, you can begin your miles & points journey right away!

Easy Award Flights And Hotels To Book 2017

Here Are Hassle-Free Deals to Help You Accomplish Your Travel Goals!

I’ll share my favorite no-brainer deals that can give you your dream vacation in no time!

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Considering a Disney Dream Cruise? Read This First!

Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on taking a cruise aboard the Disney Dream!

Ken and Emily:   While many people think first of Disneyland or Walt Disney World when considering a Disney vacation, Disney Cruise Line is an excellent option as well.

Even if you’ve been on a cruise before, a Disney cruise is extra special.  We’ll be focusing on the Disney Dream, but Disney has 3 other ships, all among the best in the world.

Disney Dream Cruise Review

Get Ready for an Amazing Cruise on the Disney Dream!

We’ll share what you need to know for your first Disney Dream cruise!

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My Review of ReserveAmerica – The Online Camping & RV Reservation Site

Million Mile Secrets team member Jesse recently planned a trip to Napa Valley using ReserveAmerica, a site that helps you reserve camping spots in the US.  And we thought it could be a useful resource for some of our readers!

ReserveAmerica Review

ReserveAmerica Can Help You Book Camping Spots Across the US

So here’s a review of ReserveAmerica.  And how to use the site.

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Review: Capital One Spark Miles Vs. Capital One Spark Miles Select

If you’re a fan of Capital One Venture cards, you’ll probably like Capital One Spark Miles cards, too!

Capital One Spark Miles cards earn flexible miles that you can use on nearly any travel purchase, like flights, hotels, rental cars, and Lyft.

The Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business comes with 20,000 Spark miles (worth $200 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  And the Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business card offers 50,000 Spark miles (worth $500 in travel) after spending $4,500 on purchases within the first 3 months.

Capital One Spark Miles Card Review

Use Capital One Spark Miles for a Free Tour of the Eiffel Tower

Here’s what you need to know about these cards!

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Review: Capital One Venture Card Vs. Capital One VentureOne

Y’all know how much I love getting Big Travel with Small Money by collecting airline miles and hotel points.  But sometimes there are blackout dates around my travel times.  Or there aren’t available award seats or nights on the dates I want.

If you prefer the flexibility of booking flights, rooms, and other travel whenever you want, the Capital One® Venture® and Capital One® VentureOne® cards are a better option than credit cards like the Chase United Explorer or Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which earn miles & points that you can only use if there are available award seats or nights.

The Capital One VentureOne comes with 20,000 Venture miles (worth $200 in travel) after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  And the Capital One Venture card offers 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.

Capital One Venture Card Review

If You Book a Las Vegas Show Through Your Hotel, It Should Code as a Travel Purchase, Which You Can Erase With Venture Miles!

I’ll show you what I like about the Capital One Venture cards.  But why folks new to miles & points might do better with different cards.

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Avoid Overpaying for Admission at Amusement Parks This Summer With These Deals!

The official start of summer is just a couple of weeks away!  And some of y’all might be planning ahead for day trips or weekend getaways to amusement parks.

If you’re traveling as a family, admission costs can add up quickly!  But luckily there are lots of ways to save money on entrance fees at destinations like Legoland and Six Flags!

Theme Park Deals

Everything Is Awesome When You Save Money on Admission to Amusement Parks, Like Legoland!

I’ll share theme park deals to help you save on your summer adventures!

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A Completely Free Trip to Iceland With Points & Cash Back Cards, Including Spending Money!

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

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!

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

A Completely Free Trip To Iceland With Points Cash Back Cards Including Spending Money

My Group of Icelandic Friends That Took Me in as One of Their Own. If You Make It to the Festival, Come Say Hello. I’ll Be With the Boom Box

A big thank you to Antonio 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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Success! Family of 6 Explored Disney for 12 Days for Nearly Nothing With Miles & Points!

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

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!

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

Success A Family Of 6 Explored Disney For 12 Days For Nearly Nothing With Miles Points

Carole and Her Family Enjoyed Character Visits, Family Photos, and Attractions at Disney Parks – All on a Budget!

A big thank you to Carole 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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Success! They Quit Their Jobs to Explore the World for a Year With Miles & Points!

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

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!

Natalie and Josh are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

They Quit Their Jobs To Explore The World For A Year With Miles Points

Natalie and Josh During a Sunrise Trek on Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

A big thank you to Natalie and Josh for sharing their story!

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

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The Difference Between Miles & “Miles”

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

When you’re new miles & points, the lingo can be confusing.  Especially because there are cards that advertise earning “miles” that are NOT airline miles.  Like the Barclaycard Arrival Plus card that earns Barclaycard Arrival miles, and the Discover it Miles card.

And although the miles you earn with these types of cards do NOT transfer to airlines, they can still be very useful.

Plus, there are other cards that earn flexible points that DO transfer to airlines, like Chase Ultimate Rewards and AMEX Membership Rewards points.

Cards That Earn Miles

Smile! Even Though You Can’t Transfer Certain “Miles” to Airlines, You Can Still Use Them for Things Like Taxi Rides, Airline Tickets, and Airbnb Stays, Depending on Which Card You Get.

I’ll show you examples of cards that earn miles that are NOT airline miles, and cards that earn transferable miles & points.

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