Category Archives: Chase Ink Plus

Fare Sales! $20 One-Way With Frontier, $34 JetBlue, $39 Southwest

Fare deal alert!  Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest have limited-time fare sales with flights starting at $20 one-way.

These sales include flights to warm destinations like Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.  Perfect for a quick winter getaway!

I found flights from Atlanta to Orlando departing January 10, 2017, and returning January 14, 2017, for ~$47 round-trip on Frontier Airlines.

And flights from Newark to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, leaving January 25, 2017, and returning January 31, 2017, for ~$361 round-trip.

You must book the Frontier Airlines sale fares by TODAY, January 4, 2017, the JetBlue sale fares by January 5, 2017, and the Southwest sale fares by January 26, 2017.  Plus, blackout dates apply to certain routes.

Fare Sales 20 One Way With Frontier 34 JetBlue 39 Southwest

Escape Winter With Cheap Flights to Tropical Destinations, Like the Dominican Republic!

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

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

I love transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to travel partners, like Flying Blue, Hyatt, and United Airlines.  Because you’ll often get the most value for your points.  But there are times when using the Chase portal is a better deal when you want a specific flight or hotel because your travel dates aren’t as flexible.

With the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you’ll get a 50% bonus, or 1.5 cents per point, when you redeem points for travel through the Chase portal.  For example, this makes 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points worth $750 in travel instead of the $500 you’d get for redeeming points for cash back.

The best part is you can transfer points to your Sapphire Reserve card from other Chase Ultimate Rewards points cards like the Chase Freedom or Chase Ink Cash.  This means your existing points will increase in value!

Chase Sapphire Reserve Increases Value Of Your Ultimate Rewards Points

Book an Air Berlin Flight Through the Chase Travel Portal. Because You Can’t Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Directly to Air Berlin.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  But I want y’all to know how to get more for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points with this card!

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Starts Today: Earn 5X in New Bonus Categories With These Cards

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

New year, new 5% cash back bonus categories!

If you have a Chase Freedom, Discover it, Citi Dividend, or US Bank Cash+ card, don’t forget to activate these bonuses to earn more points and cash back on your everyday spending!

Starts Today Earn 5X In New Bonus Categories With These Cards

You Can Earn 5% Back in Many Bonus Categories Through March 31, 2017!

Here are this quarter’s categories.  And how to register!

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Flying Blue Discounted Awards Released Early! 9 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The January 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But they aren’t bookable for a few more days.

Via View From the Wing, Flying Blue has revealed their new Promo Awards early.  And lots more cities are participating than last month!

Starting January 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this winter and early spring (depending on the destination).  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities like Houston, Washington, DC, and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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 Rewards points, AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

Flying Blue Discounted Awards Released Early 9 Cities To Europe For 25 Off

Experience Paris in the Spring at a Discount With Flying Blue!

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

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Hurry! Fly Coast to Coast From ~$237 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guy, you can fly across the US in coach for ~$237!

I found a flight from New York (JFK) to San Francisco departing February 4, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017, for ~$237.  And a flight between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles leaving March 3, 2017, and returning March 9, 2017, for ~$257.

These fares are valid for travel from January 2017, through March 2017.  On airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Virgin America, and JetBlue.

Hurry Fly Coast To Coast From 237 Round Trip

Fly to the Big Apple From San Francisco and Los Angeles for Just ~$237 Round-Trip!

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

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Why This Obscure 30% Transfer Bonus = Big Travel

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:  Through December 31, 2016, Cathay Pacific is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, their frequent flyer program.

Asia Miles is a unique and almost too-good-to-be-true program.  If you have only used US frequent flyer programs until now, you’ll be pleased to learn about its relaxed routing rules that allow backtracking and up to 5 free stopovers on one award ticket.

This 30% hotel transfer bonus is a great chance to stock up on Asia Miles.

Here are 2 examples of Big Travel:

  • 72,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Premium Economy from the West Coast to Hong Kong
  • 80,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Business Class from the East Coast to Europe

See my other posts about stretching your Cathay Pacific miles with 5 free stopovers & 2 open jaws on Cathay Pacific award flights.  And secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

Why This Obscure 30 Transfer Bonus Big Travel

Visit Vibrant and Dynamic Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy Round-Trip

I’ll show you when transferring points is a good idea and help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.
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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Paris France

A View of Galeries Lafayette, One of the Most Famous Shopping Malls in Paris

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations and how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Last Chance! Activate 5X Bonus at Department Stores, Wholesale Clubs, and Drug Stores

Don’t forget!  If you haven’t activated your Chase Freedom 4th quarter 5X points (5% cash back) category bonus already, today, December 14, 2016, is your last chance!

Last Chance Activate 5X Bonus At Department Stores Wholesale Clubs And Drug Stores

Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Major Department Stores

Here’s how to make the most of this quarter’s bonus.  And how to get Big Travel from the Chase Freedom!

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Tokyo, Japan

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Tokyo Japan

On the Hunt for Treasures in Tokyo, Japan

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations.  And how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Flights to Europe for Under $350 Round-Trip!

Via The Points Guyyou can fly round-trip from several US cities to Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, and Stockholm, starting at just $347 in coach!

It looks like this fare is valid primarily for travel between January and March 2017, though there are also dates available in April and May 2017.  I found flights from Boston to Copenhagen for $347 on April 2, 2017, and returning April 10, 2017.

Flights To Europe For Under 350 Round Trip

Jump on These Deals to Europe, and Hop Around Europe for Cheap Once You’re There!

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

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