Category Archives: Chase

Get Up to 3 Free Nights With Higher Barclaycard Wyndham Sign-Up Bonuses

Good news for folks who like Wyndham hotels!  Via Don’t Call the Airline, both versions of the Barclaycard Wyndham cards now have increased sign-up bonuses.

With the annual fee version, you can earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements.

And you’ll earn 18,000 Wyndham points (more than enough for 1 night at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements with the no-annual-fee version of the card.

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

Up To 3 Free Nights With Barclaycard Wyndham Sign Up Bonuses

The Sign-Up Bonus From the Annual Fee Version of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Card Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Historic Mills House in Charleston, South Carolina. Rooms Here Normally Cost ~$349+ Per Night!

Let’s take a look at these offers.

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 1 – Hyatt Herald Square Review

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And I usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to stay in Manhattan, but explore Queens.

I stayed in Manhattan at Hyatt Herald Square.  But made the trip across the river for my adventures.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

I Made the Hyatt Herald Square My Home Base

Here’s what I thought of the experience!

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2 Flights & Luxurious Hotel From 1 Card Bonus

Need a weekend getaway?  You can use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus for simple, fun, and easy-to-redeem trips within the mainland US!

For example, you can transfer 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for 2 round-trip coach tickets to New York City.  Then use the remaining 30,000 points from the sign-up bonus for a night at a luxurious Hyatt hotel.

I’ll also show you how to get fun trips to Key West and Las Vegas!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Sign Up Bonus

Use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 2 Round-Trip Tickets and a Free Night in the Big Apple!

Here’s how to use the sign-up bonus from the Chase Ink Business Preferred card for a vacation!

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How to Keep an Excellent Credit Score While Applying for Lots of Credit Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Brittany, tweeted:

Can you do a post on maintaining a credit score of 750+ while applying for lots of cards?  I can’t find a recent one.

Did you know applying for lots of credit cards can actually improve your credit score?

If you aren’t familiar with how your credit score works, credit cards can seem scary.  Because the way you handle your credit cards can greatly impact your credit score.

But if you understand the factors of your credit score, you’ll see it’s less impacted by the number of cards you have.  And has more to do with how you use them.

How To Keep An Excellent Credit Score While Applying For Lots Of Credit Cards

Don’t Let Applying for Multiple Credit Cards Keep You Away From Getting Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll show you why applying for lots of credit cards is NOT always bad for your credit score.  And how they can even enhance it!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

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!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

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

A big thank you to Harry 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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Which Airline Is Best for AMEX Business Platinum Pay With Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:

Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points

Fantastic question, Kim!

Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates.  And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points.  But only on your selected airline.

Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline.  So this can impact your decision, too.

AMEX Business Platinum Airline Choice

Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!

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Rumor: Chase Freedom Bonus Categories – January to June 2017

We MAY know the upcoming Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first half of 2017!

Via Reddit, you can expect to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) with your Chase Freedom when you spend on gas stations and commuter passes from January to March 2017.  And grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.

This is NOT confirmed.  But a Reddit user says that’s what they were told by a Chase representative.

Rumor Chase Freedom Bonus Categories January To June 2017

Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses

I’ll tell you what we know!

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“Nothing Is as Humbling as Seeing Thousands of Graves at the Normandy Invasion Beaches”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  The Traveling Professor

Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers.  You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.

The Traveling Professor

The Professor in Florence

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984.  I have Platinum elite status.  And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.

However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities.  I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading

2 North American Cities to Europe for 25% Discount With Flying Blue

The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!

Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards.  You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.

Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

2 North American Cities To Europe For 25 Discount With Flying Blue

Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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4 Marriott Reviews for Travel With Marriott & Starwood Points

Because of the interest in free stays thanks to the increased Marriott card offer and the new ability to convert Starwood points to Marriott, I asked the Million Mile Secrets team to let y’all know a few hotels they personally recommend based on their experiences.

4 Marriott Reviews For Travel With Marriott Starwood Points

A Hammock With a Relaxing Sea Breeze Awaits You at This Marriott on the Beach of San Juan, Puerto Rico

After the reviews I’ll remind you how to earn points for your award stays!

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