Category Archives: Chase Sapphire Preferred

Starwood AMEX Cards – No Foreign Transaction Fees!

Considering the fantastic limited-time offer on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards?  Good news!

Not only is the sign-up bonus worth LOTS of Big Travel with Small Money, but both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express don’t charge any international fees!

Making them great cards to use overseas, because they can save you a lot of money.

Starwood American Express Foreign Transaction Fees

You’ll Save Money Using Your New AMEX Starwood Card Overseas, Because It Doesn’t Charge Foreign Transaction Fees!

Let’s take a look at how much you can save by using cards, like the AMEX Starwood cards, that do NOT charge foreign transactions fees.

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This Card Has a Best-Ever Sign-Up Bonus and Does NOT Count Against Chase’s 5/24 Rule

Through April 5, 2017, you can earn up to 35,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

I’ve written why this is a great offer.  But did you know that applying for the small business version of the AMEX Starwood card will NOT hurt you chances of being approved for Chase cards in the future?

That’s important, because Chase has some of the best travel rewards cards.  And the easiest and fastest way to get Big Travel with Small Money is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

This Card Has A Best Ever Sign Up Bonus And Does NOT Count Against Chases 524 Rule

The Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Starwood Small Business Card Is Enough for a Free Night at the Stunning St. Regis Princeville Resort. And It Will NOT Count Against Chase’s 5/24 Rule

I’ll share the details of the AMEX Starwood small business card offer.  And help you decide whether it might make sense for you!

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“People Say They Can’t Afford Travel. But All It Takes Is a Little Knowledge and Discipline”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Points, Miles & Life

Ian writes Points, Miles & Life to share his travel experiences and give tips and tricks to friends and family.  He’s also a contributor for Points With a Crew.  You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Points Miles Life

My Wife and I on the Ferry Between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, Canada

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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This Month Only: Buy Miles for Discounted Award Tickets to Hawaii & Europe

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 125% bonus (or more if you’re targeted!) on purchased Avianca miles through February 28, 2017.

Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, so you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and Air Canada.  And pay fewer miles on certain routes!

Avianca Buy Miles Promotion

Get Up to a 125 % (or 135% if You’re Targeted!) Bonus When You Buy Avianca Miles Through February 28, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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7 Reasons Why Credit Cards Are Safer Than Debit Cards

Considering diving in to the miles & points hobby, but aren’t sure about the risks of credit cards?

Lots of folks who could qualify for valuable rewards credit cards use debit cards instead.  Because they feel more comfortable with a debit card.

But it’s important to remember that debit cards do NOT offer the same protection as credit cards, like fraud protection or extended warranties & returns.  And they aren’t as safe to use.

Are Credit Cards Safer Than Debit Card

Credit Cards Offer More Protection Than Debit Cards Against Things Like Unauthorized Charges

I’ll explain why!

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Hot! One-Way Flights From Certain US Cities to Europe for $70!

Fare deal alert!

Via Pizza in Motion, you can fly one-way from cities like Miami and San Francisco, to spots in Europe like Berlin, London, and Frankfurt, from ~$70 one-way on WOW Air!

I found flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt for ~$70 on March 7, 2017.  This sale is valid for several days between January and early June 2017.

WOW Air Sale February 2017

Fly to Frankfurt, Germany, From San Francisco for ~$70 One-Way With This Sale From WOW Air

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

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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! 😉

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 – 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 – 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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