Category Archives: Citi Prestige

The 10 Best Travel Deals in 2017

Let’s see what’s new and exciting in 2017!

If you’re just getting started in miles and points hobby, these 10 deals are an excellent way to get Big Travel with Small Money.  For example, cheap award flights to Europe in coach or Business Class.  Or a 4th night free on paid hotel stays.

Best Travel Deals 2017

Emily and I Are Excited to Share Our Top 10 Best Travel Deals for 2017!

Here are the best travel deals for 2017!

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – March 2017

The end of winter is right around the corner!  So it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring getaway.

Lots of credit cards come with great sign-up bonuses and travel benefits, including travel creditsairport lounge access, and Global Entry reimbursements.  Some can save you thousands of dollars on your upcoming travel!

Best Travel Credit Cards March 2017

Use Miles & Points to Visit the Stunning Beaches of Durban, South Africa, Like I Did!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards March 2017.

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AMEX Platinum Cards Will Offer 2 Guests Free Lounge Access!

Yesterday I let you know about changes to the AMEX Platinum card.  And via Doctor of Credit, there’s another change we didn’t know about!

The AMEX Platinum cards, including the personal card, business card, or Mercedes-Benz card, will soon offer the cardmember AND 2 guests free access to Priority Pass lounges.  Before, you had to pay $27 per guest.  So this is great for folks who travel a lot with family and friends.

AMEX Platinum Lounge Access

Bring a Friend (or 2!) to the Elegant Air France Lounge in Houston for Free When You Have an AMEX Platinum Card

Here’s more about this news.

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AMEX Platinum Changes: New $200 Annual Uber Credit, 5X on Hotels, Increased Annual Fee

Big changes are coming to The Platinum Card® from American Express.  And it’s mostly good news.

Starting March 30, 2017, the annual fee will increase by $100 to $550 per year.  But they’re also adding new perks, like a $200 yearly Uber credit, 5X points on hotel bookings made through AMEX Travel, and more.

And existing perks, like the $200 annual airline incidental fee credit and airport lounge access, will remain intact.

AMEX Platinum Changes

Starting March 30, 2017, AMEX Platinum Cardholders Will Get $200 in Uber Credit

I’ll explain the changes and what they mean for you!

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Limited Time: 50% Bonus on Citi ThankYou Point Transfers to JetBlue

Starting tomorrow, through April 30, 2017, you’ll earn a 50% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue.

Normally, Citi ThankYou points transfer to JetBlue at a 5:4 or 2:1 ratio, depending on which type of Citi card you have.  But this deal could be worth it to lots of folks, especially if you like flying JetBlue.

Citi JetBlue Transfer Bonus

Lots of Folks Prefer JetBlue Because of the Extra Legroom, Free In-Flight Entertainment, and Unlimited Snacks!

I’ll explain why!  And help you decide whether this deal makes sense for you.

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How 1 Card Bonus = 1 Round-Trip Business Class Flight or 2 in Coach!

Did you know you can use your Starwood points to get Big Travel with Small Money on lots of different airlines, like American Airlines?

Through April 5, 2017, you can earn up to 35,000 bonus Starwood points on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards after you meet tiered minimum spending requirements.  And you’ll have at least 40,000 Starwood points after you complete minimum spending!  That’s because you’ll get at least 1 Starwood points per $1 you spend.

You can transfer Starwood points directly to American Airlines at a 1:1 ratio.  Plus, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 miles for every increment of 20,000 Starwood points you transfer!  So you’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles with this new offer (40,000 Starwood points transferred to American Airlines = 40,000 American Airlines miles + 10,000 bonus American Airlines miles for transferring 2 increments of 20,000 Starwood points).

You can fly round-trip in Business Class within the US, and to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America for just 50,000 American Airlines miles!

Starwood Points For Flights To Caribbean

Use Starwood Points for Flights to Caribbean for Yourself and a Friend With Just 1 Credit Card Bonus

I’ll show you what you can do with the increased 35,000 point sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards when you transfer your points to American Airlines!

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JetBlue Flash Sale! Flights as Low as $39 One-Way

Act fast, because JetBlue is having a 2-day flash sale!

You can fly from several US cities to both domestic and international destinations (like Turks and Caicos!) starting at just $39 one-way in coach.  But the dates and routes are fairly restrictive.  And you must book by tomorrow, March 1, 2017.

I found flights from Boston to New York for only $49 one-way in coach.  And a flight between Charleston, South Carolina, and New York for just $69 one-way in coach.  These fares are valid for departure dates between March 8, 2017, and May 17, 2017.

JetBlue Flash Sale

Save Money on a Ticket to the Bahamas to Swim With Dolphins!

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

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March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards: 3 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But you can’t book them until tomorrow.  And this month, they’re very limited (only 1 US city!).

Starting March 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this upcoming May and June 2017.  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities including Chicago, Cancun, and Mexico City.

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 Promo Awards March 2017

Experience the Alps This Summer at a Discount With Flying Blue!

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

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Sizzling Hot! Many US Cities to Europe ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip!

If you’ve been considering a European vacation, today is the day to book!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from many US cities to destinations like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan, Rome, and more for ~$400 round-trip in coach on airlines like American Airlines and Delta.

And Frequent Miler reports even cheaper fares from the West Coast in the low $300 range!  Plus, if you’re an AARP member or have the Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card, and can find flights on British Airways, you could save even more.

Travel dates vary, but some include spring and summer 2017 travel.  These are terrific deals for peak season to Europe!

Fare Sale US To Europe

Dreaming of a European Trip? Fly to Many Cities in Europe for ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip, Even for Spring and Summer Travel

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

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Travel Cameras We Use at Million Mile Secrets

Being able to see new places and have new experiences is one of the main reasons folks love the miles & points hobby.  And when you’re traveling with friends and loved ones, it’s important to capture those memories!

The Million Mile Secrets team loves to travel, so I decided to share with y’all which travel cameras we use.  And don’t forget to check out our Instagram page for pictures of where we’ve recently been!

Just remember, the best camera is the one that’s with you.  Because it’s better to get a decent photo than no photo at all. 🙂

Best Travel Camera 2017

Team Member Joseph Captured This Beautiful Picture of a Flower In Jerusalem With His Nokia 808 PureView Smartphone He’s Had Forever!

Let’s take a look at the cameras the Million Mile Secrets teams uses – and why.

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