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Chase Ink Business Preferred Rental Car Insurance Review

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!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Rental Car Insurance

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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2 Types of Travel Insurance: Medical Coverage Vs. Trip Protection

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.

Travel Insurance Coverage

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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Extra Cheap Flights to Europe From Many US Cities Starting at ~$224!

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.

Extra Cheap Flights To Europe From Many US Cities Starting At 224

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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5 Lesser-Known (but Valuable!) AMEX Platinum Perks for Big Travel With Small Money

The AMEX Platinum cards have terrific benefits, including the flexibility to use your AMEX Membership Rewards points to buy travel, or transfer them to airline programs.

You’ll get a $200 annual airline incidental fee credit on your selected airline.  Plus $200 per year to spend on Uber or UberEats, access to Centurion Lounges and 1,000+ Priority Pass Lounges, and free Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott Gold elite status.

But there are lesser-known, yet valuable, AMEX Platinum benefits too.

American Express Benefits You Might Not Even Know You Have

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Get Exclusive Perks at Resorts Like the Four Seasons Oahu Ko’Olina, Including Early Check-In, Late Check-Out, Room Upgrades, and Free Breakfast

Let’s check out the AMEX Platinum benefits you might not be familiar with!

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You Can Save a Friend or Family Member $100 With This Card Perk!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bob, commented:

I have several credit cards that will reimburse me for the Global Entry application fee.  Can I pay for a friend’s application fee using my card and still get the credit?

Excellent question, Bob!  You certainly can!

When you pay the $100 Global Entry fee with cards like the AMEX Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll automatically get a credit for the charge once every 4 or 5 years (depending on the card).

This terrific perk is NOT linked to the cardholder.  So you can pay the fee for ANYONE and still get the credit.  This is great for folks who already have Global Entry.

If you have a Global Entry fee credit to spare, I’m sure your friends will appreciate you saving them time and money! 🙂

Global Entry Fee Credit

You Can Use Certain Credit Cards to Pay for Someone Else’s Global Entry Fee and Still Get a Credit!  Friends or Family Will Appreciate You Saving Them Money and Time at the Airport

I’ll remind y’all which cards come with the $100 Global Entry fee credit!  And how you can use it to pay the fee for a friend or family member.

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Reader Tip to Help Folks Use the Fewest Points for Airfare

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.

Book Airfare With Points

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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Won’t Last! Fly to Europe From Several US Cities From ~$318+!

Via FrequentMiler, you can fly from several US cities, including Los Angeles, Boston, and Fort Lauderdale, to European cities like Barcelona, Venice, and Amsterdam, from just ~$318+!

For example, I found a flight from Miami to Barcelona for ~$358, departing October 24, 2017, and returning October 31, 2017.  And a flights between Los Angeles and Brussels leaving March 1, 2018, and returning March 15, 2018, for ~$360!

These sale fares are good for flights through March 2018, depending on the route.  And include airlines like Delta, United Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Air Canada, and more!

Cheap Fares To Europe

Grab a Cheap Flight to Barcelona to Visit the Stunning La Sagrada Familia!

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

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Buy Hyatt Points for as Little as ~1.04 Cents Each!

Here’s a good deal for folks who know how to get good value from Hyatt points!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, you can buy various quantities of Hyatt points at a big discountUp to 46% off, depending on which package you buy!

If you’re interested in buying Hyatt points for cheap, make sure you’re ready to purchase the second these deals go live.  Because they’ll likely sell out immediately!

Discounted Hyatt Points 2017

Hyatts of the Caribbean! Book a Beautiful Hotel in the West Indies at a Big Discount With These Hyatt Packages. Like the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these deals!

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Rumor: Electronics Ban to Include Flights From Many Popular Vacation Destinations!

A few months ago, I let you know about the electronics ban on flights to the US from 10 cities.  Now, according to One Mile at a Time, it’s rumored the ban will soon include flights from ALL of Europe!

This isn’t good news for folks who like to use their devices to get work done or watch movies in-flight.  Because if it’s an extension of the current electronics ban, only cell phones, smartphones, and necessary medical equipment will be allowed in the cabin.

In Flight Electronics Ban Europe

If the Rumors Are True, You Won’t Be Able to Use Certain Devices on Flights to the US From Europe!

Here’s what we know so far about the rumored expansion of the in-flight electronics ban.

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Save $350 on Orbitz Prepaid Hotels

Here’s an easy way to save big on an upcoming hotel stay!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy a $1,000 Orbitz coupon for $650, for a savings of 35%!  There are only 55 coupons available, and they’ll likely sell out immediately.  So you’ll need to be at your computer the second this deal goes live.

Orbitz Promo Code 2017

Book a $1,000 Hotel Stay at Orbitz Prepaid Hotels Around the World and Get 35% Off With This Daily Getaways Sale

But the coupon also comes with lots of restrictions!  I’ll tell you what you need to know, and help you decide if this deal is worth it.
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