Category Archives: Foreign Transaction Fees

Cards to Use for Under $100 Travel Purchases After the Changes to Arrival Plus

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is increasing the minimum to redeem travel statement credits from $25 to $100.  That’s a big jump!

So folks are thinking about other cards with lower minimums on award redemptions.

Which Cash Back Cards Are Comparable To The Barclaycard Arrival Plus

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus Will Soon Only Allow You to Use Miles to Discount $100+ Travel Purchases.  So Which Cards Might You Consider Using for Parking, Tolls, Trains, etc.?

I’ll explain which cards offer similar opportunities to earn points that you can use for travel purchases.  And if it’s worth making the switch!

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Explore Europe for Cheap With Budget Airlines!

Now that the busy summer travel season is here, folks are wondering how to see more of Europe for less money.

Explore Europe For Cheap With Budget Airlines

See More of Europe by Flying Discount Airlines!

One trick is to fly on budget airlines once you get to Europe.

I’ll show you when to use miles and when to pay for flights.  And then tell you about a few budget airlines you may want to try!

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Which Hilton Card Is Right for You?

Hilton has a great lineup of credit cards that make it easy to earn award stays at Hilton hotels.  There are currently 4 different offers.

Which Hilton Card Is Right For You

Emily and I Have Enjoyed Many Excellent Hilton Hotels Including This View From the Hilton Milano Stucky Venice. Find Out Which Hilton Card Is Best for You!

I’ll explain the pros and cons of each card.  And help you decide which card (or 2!) you might consider.

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Why You Should (or Should NOT) Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Confused, commented:

I’ve gotten 21 cards in the last 2 years and currently only have the Chase Freedom card.  Can I product change it to the Chase Sapphire Preferred?  (I know I wouldn’t get a bonus but at least I’ll be able to transfer my Chase Ultimate Rewards points.)

I spoke with a Chase representative and was offered an upgrade to the Chase Sapphire Preferred.  But NOT to the Chase Ink Plus, as another reader, Allen, asked.

Why You Should Or Should NOT Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card

You CAN Upgrade Your Chase Freedom Card to the Chase Sapphire Preferred… but Should You?

I’ll explain why you may want to upgrade your Chase Freedom card.  And what you gain AND lose by making the switch. Continue reading

Ink Cash or AMEX SimplyCash: Which Is the Better Cash Back Card for You?

The Chase Ink Cash and the AMEX SimplyCash are 2 business credit cards that have cash back rewards.

Ink Cash Or AMEX SimplyCash Which Is The Better Cash Back Card For You

Put Some Cash Back in Your Pocket! The Chase Ink Cash and AMEX SimplyCash Both Have Cash Rewards. But Which Is Better for Your Situation?

Some folks like to get cash back for their purchases.  I’ll explain the differences between the 2 cards.  And help you decide which 1 (or if both!) might be right for you!

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