Via Secret Flying, you can fly from several US cities to Europe in coach starting at just $226 round-trip!
I found flights from Boston to Barcelona for $381 round-trip in coach on September 3 to September 10, 2017. This fare is valid for travel between August and October 2017.
Paris Is on Sale Right Now, Along With Lots of Other European Cities!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
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Do you use Lyft to get around? You can now link your Delta and Lyft accounts and earn Delta miles when you ride!
Via Rapid Travel Chai, you’ll earn 1 Delta mile per $1 you spend on Lyft rides. And for a limited time, you’ll earn 3 Delta miles per $1 when your ride begins or ends at an airport!
You’ll receive these miles on top of what you’ll earn by using a credit card that earns miles, points, or cash back. It’s a great way to double-dip!
You Can Now Link Your Delta and Lyft Accounts to Earn Delta Miles on Every Ride
I’ll share the details and show you how to get set up!
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Have you been considering the Chase Sapphire Reserve? You might want to apply soon if you’d hoped to make the most of the $300 annual travel credit.
Via Travel After Work, Chase has changed when you’re eligible for the annual $300 travel credit. Starting May 21, 2017, new applicants will receive their $300 travel credit after each cardmember anniversary, instead of each calendar year.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit Can Be Used for Nearly ANY Travel Purchase, From Hotels and Flights to Taxis and Uber!
I’ll explain how this will affect new cardholders!
I know lots of folks who love to vacation at sea.
Cruises are popular because there’s so much included in the price, like meals, onboard entertainment, and unlimited use of the water slides! So it’s a great option for a family getaway. Plus, many cruise itineraries include visits to multiple destinations. And you only have to unpack once!
If you’re planning a cruise and are a Costco member, I recommend checking options on Costco Travel. Because similar to warehouse club’s vacation packages, you can often find the best prices and get extra perks. For example, a Costco Travel cruise might come with a credit to use onboard or an all-inclusive beverage package.
Sail the Mediterranean Sea or Book Other Fantastic Cruises Through Costco Travel!
I’ll share the benefits of booking a cruise with Costco Travel! And compare prices and perks you find through the warehouse club with what you’ll get booking directly or through a 3rd party site.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Bob, commented:
I have several credit cards that will reimburse me for the Global Entry application fee. Can I pay for a friend’s application fee using my card and still get the credit?
Excellent question, Bob! You certainly can!
When you pay the $100 Global Entry fee with cards like the AMEX Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll automatically get a credit for the charge once every 4 or 5 years (depending on the card).
This terrific perk is NOT linked to the cardholder. So you can pay the fee for ANYONE and still get the credit. This is great for folks who already have Global Entry.
If you have a Global Entry fee credit to spare, I’m sure your friends will appreciate you saving them time and money! 🙂
You Can Use Certain Credit Cards to Pay for Someone Else’s Global Entry Fee and Still Get a Credit! Friends or Family Will Appreciate You Saving Them Money and Time at the Airport
I’ll remind y’all which cards come with the $100 Global Entry fee credit! And how you can use it to pay the fee for a friend or family member.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:
A word of caution for other readers. Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight. Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.
For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.
But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight. So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.
This is terrific advice, NB!
Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!
For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.
A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!
I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Elsa, commented:
When picking up a rental car, I always take a picture of the dashboard showing the mileage & gas level before I leave the lot, along with photos of the car’s pre-existing damage.
And reader David, commented:
I have always wondered how taking a photo would help. Couldn’t a person just take the photo after they damaged the vehicle and say it was like that?
Taking a few quick photos before driving your rental car off the lot could save you time, money, and aggravation.
Because if the rental car company says you damaged vehicle or didn’t refuel to the right level, your photos can prove otherwise.
Taking Photos of Your Rental Car Only Takes ~2 Minutes and Can Save You Time and Money If the Rental Car Company Sends You a Bill for Damages
I’ll share tips for taking photos of your rental car!
Do you own a small business and work in the field of digital media? If so, you can qualify for a small business credit card that earns miles, points, and cash back for business purchases!
If You’re a Digital Freelancer, You Have Lots of Options When It Comes to Small Business Credit Cards
Let’s take a look at great small business credit cards for freelancers like writers, web and graphic designers, coders, and more!
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Selling products for profit on eBay and Amazon is a quick small business idea that can help you earn lots of miles, points, or cash back.
Besides the rewards, certain cards offer a way to save money on purchases with select merchants. So you can use these cards to buy items at a discount, like apparel or auto parts. Then, turn around and sell them for a profit!
In Addition to Using an eBay or Amazon Business to Earn Miles & Points, Certain Cards Offer a Way to Buy Discounted Merchandise, Which You Can Resell for a Profit!
I’ll share the best credit cards for folks selling on Amazon and eBay.
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