Category Archives: Chase Ink Plus

How You Earn Flexible Bank Points With Several Cards in the Same Program

Million Mile Secrets reader, Amy, commented:

Is American Express Membership Rewards similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards where you earn points on each card individually?  Or are AMEX Membership Rewards points pooled into one account automatically?

Fantastic question, Amy!

When you have multiple cards that earn AMEX Membership Rewards points, all of your rewards will automatically accumulate in one account.

This is different from other flexible bank points programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou where you earn points in separate accounts.

But with all 3 programs, it’s important to keep at least 1 card active to avoid losing all your flexible points.

Multiple Flexible Points Credit Cards

Flexible Points Are Key to Big Travel! So It’s Good to Know How You Earn Points With Several Cards in the 3 Major Flexible Points Programs.

I’ll explain how folks with multiple cards in the same program earn flexible points with AMEX, Chase, and Citi!

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Book Winter Break Trips! Southwest’s Schedule Now Open Through March 7, 2018

Good news for folks with travel plans this coming winter!  Via Deals We Like, you can now book Southwest flights through March 7, 2018.

Southwest flies to lots of fun places in the US, including a number of destinations south of the border.  So you can escape the winter’s cold!

Plus, Emily and I love Southwest because of their extra friendly traveler policies, like 2 free checked bags and no change or cancellation fees.

Southwest Schedule March 2018

Picture Yourself in a Hammock on Grand Cayman Island, One of Southwest’s Recently Added Destinations!

Here are the details of Southwest’s extended schedule.  And more information about their generous refund policy!

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Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

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

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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Won’t Last! Fly From Multiple US Cities to Iceland for ~$300+!

Via Miles to Memories, you can fly from a number of US cities like Denver, Boston, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Portland, and others, to Reykjavik, Iceland, for ~$300+ round-trip in coach.  

And even better, the price includes a free checked bag!

For example, I found a flight between Boston and Reykjavik leaving August 24, 2017, and returning August 30, 2017, for ~$312.  

These sale fares are good for Icelandair flights from August 2017 through December 2017, including holidays like Thanksgiving!

Iceland Fare Sale

Visit Iceland Like I Did for ~$300 Round-Trip!

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

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3 Days Only: Southwest Sale Starting at $39 One-Way

Southwest has released another sale!  You can book Southwest flights from just $39, or 1,620 Southwest points one-way!

Other, more expensive routes are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for $94 (or 1,620 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by June 15, 2017, for travel between August 22, 2017, and December 16, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Sale June 2017

Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, for Less With Southwest’s New Sale

Here are the details!

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Earn Up to 1,500 United Airlines Miles for Shopping!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, you can earn up to 1,500 United Airlines miles for qualifying purchases through their summer shopping portal promotion.

The deal is good through June 23, 2017.  And the more you spend, the more bonus points you’ll earn!

United Summer Shopping Portal Promotion

Plan on Doing Any Online Shopping This Month? With This Deal, You Can Earn Bonus Miles for Your Purchases!

Here are the details!

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Big Southwest Sale: $49 One-Way Flights (Ends Thursday!)

Time to book a fall getaway!

Via Running With Miles, Southwest is having a 3-day fare sale from today until June 8, 2017.  For travel between August 22, 2017, and December 13, 2017.

This is one of Southwest’s best sales, with fares as low as $49, including taxes, for a one-way flight!  And it includes more destinations than usual.

I found a round-trip flight between New York and San Juan, Puerto Rico, departing October 24, 2017, and returning October 31, 2017, for ~$158!  And a flight from San Diego to Chicago, leaving September 21, 2017, and returning September 25, 2017, for ~$149!  

Southwest Sale

With This Sale, You Can Fly From Cities Like Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New York, and Nashville, to Chicago for Less Than $100 Each-Way!

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

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Ends Tomorrow! Summer JetBlue Flights Starting at $49

Via Running With Miles, JetBlue is having a summer airfare sale!

You can fly to several destinations in coach starting at just $49.  But you must book by June 1, 2017 (the earlier of 11:59 pm Eastern Time or local time).

I found flights from Charleston to Fort Lauderdale for $62 one-way on June 20, 2017This fare is valid for travel June 7 through August 30, 2017.

Ends Tomorrow Summer JetBlue Flights Starting At 49

Fort Lauderdale Is a Pretty City, and a Great Springboard Into the Caribbean!

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

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New Flying Blue Promo Awards: 4 Cities to Europe (and Beyond!) for 25% Off

Via View From the WingAir France and KLM have released their June 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards.

Starting June 1, 2017 (tomorrow), you can book discounted award flights for travel August 1 through August 31, 2017, or September 30, 2017, depending on your origin city.  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and North American cities including Boston, Chicago, and New York.

Even if you’ve never flown Air France or KLM, you may have points that transfer to the program.  I’ll explain!

Flying Blue Promo Awards June 2017

Flying Blue Makes Europe More Affordable With Promo Awards!

Here’s what you need to know about Flying Blue Promo Awards.

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Southwest Points Basics: How to Book Award Flights, Add Companions, & What to Expect

Lyn writes about flying on Southwest on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and offers a free step-by-step guide to show you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the BEST deal in travel and lets one person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.

I’ve asked her to give our readers a basic review of how Southwest points work and how to use them for free travel.

Lyn:   Southwest is my favorite frequent flyer program for many reasons.  Not the least of which is the fact that using their program, my family has flown nearly free for the past year and a half, visiting destinations like New York City; Las Vegas; Marco Island, Florida; San Diego; Orlando; and more!

How To Use Southwest Points

My Family Has Visited Amazing Destinations in the US Like San Diego. All Flying Almost Free on Southwest!

I’ll get into the nitty-gritty on how to use Southwest points, including their value, reserving flights with points, and adding your Companion.

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