Category Archives: Chase

Tasty New Offer for Citi Costco Card (Targeted)

There’s a hot (literally!) new offer for the Citi Costco Visa card, but it’s NOT available online.

Until May 19, 2017, you’ll earn a free rotisserie chicken when you sign-up for the Citi Costco Visa in Costco stores.¬† Usually, these delicious birds cost ~$5!

There isn’t normally a sign-up bonus for the Citi Costco Visa, so this is a better deal.

We don’t earn a commission (or a chicken) from this offer, but Emily and I will always share the most interesting deals with our readers! ūüėČ

Costco Visa Rotisserie Chicken

Don’t Cry Fowl! This IS the Better Offer for the Citi Costco Visa

I’ll remind you of what you’ll earn with the Citi Costco card. ¬†And how to make the most of the sign-up bonus!

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2 Days Only: JetBlue Fare Sale, One-Way Flights From $39

If you’re planning a getaway this spring, JetBlue is having a 2-day fare sale!¬† One-way flights cost as little as ~$39.¬† But you must book by tomorrow, February 15, 2017.

Travel dates are March 1, 2017, to May 24, 2017.  There are blackout dates depending on the destination.

US and international flights are included.  And when JetBlue paid fares drop, award ticket prices go down, too!

Most flights cost more than $39.  But you can find some very cheap deals, like New York (JFK) to Daytona Beach for ~$104.  Or Chicago to Fort Lauderdale for ~$59.

JetBlue Fare Sale February 2017

Escape the Cold Weather for Cheap With JetBlue’s 2-Day Fare Sale

I’ll share the details!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 12 ‚Äď Return Business Class Flight to US

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 12 Return Business Class Flight To US

Headed Back Home ‚Äď I Was Missing Mom Already

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

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Anticipate Your Next Destination’s Expenses With Numbeo

When you’re traveling to a different country (or even a different city!) it’s easy to be blindsided by steep prices!

That’s why it’s helpful to look at a¬†cost of living calculator,¬†rather than just the¬†currency conversion rate when you travel. ¬†Things like restaurant and transportation prices vary depending on the¬†place you’re visiting. ¬†That’s where Numbeo comes in!

Cost Of Living Calculator

Use a Cost of Living Calculator to Research Prices for Restaurants, Groceries, and Transportation at Your Destination, So You’ll Know What to Expect When You Arrive

I’ll show you how to use Numbeo. ¬†And tell you why it can be helpful when planning your next trip!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 11 ‚Äď Day Trip to Olney

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 11 Day Trip To Olney

The Quaint Town of Olney Is 1.5 Hours North of London

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

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What’s the Best Way to Purchase United Airlines Airfare?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Timothy, commented:

What’s the best way to get the most bang for my buck paying for¬†United Airlines airfare? ¬†Should I use the Chase United Explorer¬†or¬†Chase Sapphire Reserve¬†card? ¬†Or should I purchase airfare through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal?

Excellent questions, Timothy!

If you’re purchasing¬†a United Airlines flight, you‚Äôll most likely¬†want to pay with your Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

Because you’ll earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points,¬†which are¬†my favorite flexible points to earn! ¬†You’ll also get better travel protection benefits, like baggage and trip delay coverage.

But if you don’t have United Airlines elite status, paying with the Chase United Explorer¬†can¬†save you money if you’re checking a bag!

You can also use points to pay for airfare through the Chase travel portal.  But you might be better off saving these points for a more valuable award.

Purchase United Airlines Airfare

Purchasing United Airlines Airfare? I’ll Help You Choose the Best Way to Pay to Get the Most Rewards and Benefits!

I’ll explain what to consider when picking¬†a credit card¬†to pay for airfare!

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Avoid Duplicate Card Perks and 2 Annual Fees by Downgrading This Chase Card

Million Mile Secrets reader, John, commented:

I recently got the¬†Chase Sapphire Reserve¬†card because of¬†the sign-up bonus and 3X bonus on dining. ¬†Plus, I’ll¬†use the $300 annual travel credit without a problem. ¬†Is there any reason to hold on to the¬†Chase Sapphire Preferred?

Great question, John!  And thank you for being a continued reader of our blog!

There’s no reason to keep both cards. ¬†Because the Sapphire Reserve has all of the same benefits as¬†the Sapphire Preferred, and then some.

So you can downgrade your Sapphire Preferred card to a no annual fee Chase card and avoid having duplicate benefits.  And you can save money on the annual fee.

Sapphire Preferred Vs Sapphire Reserve

If You Recently Got the Sapphire Reserve, You Can Downgrade the Sapphire Preferred to Avoid Duplicate Benefits and 2 Annual Fees

I’ll compare both cards. ¬†And explain what I recently did in this situation!

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This Family Took Trips to Disney, New Orleans, & Mexico With Chase & Southwest Points

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!

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

This Family Took Trips To Disney New Orleans Mexico With Chase Southwest Points

Surviving the Heat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A big thank you to Andy 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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How to Add a Companion to Southwest Flights Booked Through a Travel Portal

Million Mile Secrets reader, Camilla, commented:

Can you book a Southwest flight through the Chase travel portal using Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and then add a companion if you have the Companion Pass?

Folks with the Companion Pass can add a¬†companion to any Southwest flight. ¬†It doesn’t matter if it’s booked directly through the airline or a travel portal!

This is good news for folks with the Companion Pass looking to get Big Travel on Southwest with the Chase Sapphire Reserve.  Because points linked to your Sapphire Reserve account are worth 1.5 cents each when you book travel through Chase.

Or those using the Pay With Points perk with the¬†The Business Platinum¬ģ Card from American Express OPEN.

Add Companion To Southwest Flight

You Can Add Your Companion to Any Southwest Flight!

I’ll show you how to add your companion to a Southwest flight¬†when you book through a travel portal.

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 10 – Phantom of the Opera and London at Night

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 10 Phantom Of The Opera And London At Night

Take a Stroll Through the City at Night to Enjoy the Illuminated Architecture

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