Considering the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card?
Along with the 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus (the highest public bonus I’ve seen for a Chase small business card!), the Chase Ink Business Preferred card offers great perks like primary car rental insurance.
And that can save you money!
Another Great Perk of the New Chase Ink Business Preferred Card – Primary Rental Car Insurance!
I’ll explain how it works.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Nancy, commented:
Do you have any advice for travel insurance carriers?
Travel insurance is broad and complex. Because there are separate insurances that cover trip related incidents vs. medical issues.
For example, you’ll get coverage for mishaps like trip delays just by paying with credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige.
But if you’re looking for medical coverage while traveling outside the US, you might consider purchasing a supplemental travel medical insurance policy.
Are You Looking for Trip Protection Benefits, Travel Medical Insurance, or Both?
I’ll explain what you should consider when looking for travel insurance.
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If you’re like most folks, you like to plan your holiday travel as soon as possible. That’s because prices can increase if you wait to book!
Southwest has extended their schedule through January 7, 2018. So you can now book your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years flights! Or just reserve a flight to a balmy climate away from the cold.
And Southwest has a generous refund policy, so you don’t have to worry about booking before your plans are set in stone!
Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member can join you for (almost) free anytime you fly Southwest for up to 2 years!
You Can Now Book Southwest Flights for Christmas and Beyond!
I’ll share the details about Southwest’s extended schedule.
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There are LOTS of credit cards out there, all with different benefits and bonuses.
Banks seem to enjoy giving their credit cards similar names. You might apply for the wrong one if you aren’t careful!
I’ve put a lot of credit cards with similar sounding names side-by-side, so you can compare the perks and decide which card is best for you, and find the application link, all in one place!
Take the Time to Differentiate These Credit Cards So You’ll Know Which Card Will Give You the Biggest Travel!
Let’s look at the most common credit cards with similar sounding names!
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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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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, 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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