Category Archives: Credit Cards

New AMEX Offers! Save on Hilton Gift Cards, Hampton & Hilton Garden Inn, Neiman Marcus, and More!

I love AMEX Offers because you can save money or earn extra points on purchases you might make anyway!

AMEX is always adding new offers.  To take advantage of these deals, just add them to your card.

And don’t forget, you may be able to get these discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

American Express Offers

You Save Cash When You Register Your Card for the Offer and Pay With Your AMEX Card!

Here’s a look at the latest deals!

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Targeted: $50 Statement Credit on Certain Citi Cards

Via Reddit, some folks have received an offer to earn a $50 statement credit for adding an authorized user and spending a certain amount with cards like the Citi Prestige, Citi ThankYou Premier, and Citi American Airlines Platinum, by March 31, 2017.

The minimum spending requirement to qualify for the deal varies, so check your email to see if you’ve been targeted!

Targeted 50 Statement Credit On Certain Citi Cards

Were You Targeted to Earn a $50 Statement Credit From Citi?

If you’ve been targeted, I’ll help you decide whether this offer makes sense for you.

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 2 – Highlights of Yosemite

According to National Geographic, Yosemite is one of the top 5 most visited US National Parks, with ~4 million visitors each year.  And for good reason!

Whether you want relax and take in the stunning scenery, or be adventurous and head out horseback riding, hiking, or rock climbing, there are endless things to see and do in the park.

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Yosemite Lodging

A Drive to Glacier Point for a View of Half Dome Was a Great Way to Spend a Rest Day From Hiking

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Yosemite National Park.  And tips for planning your own trip to this fantastic spot!

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JetBlue Now Offers FREE Wi-Fi on ALL Flights!

Love staying connected when you fly?  Good news!

Via Runway Girl Network, JetBlue now offers free Wi-Fi on ALL of its flights, gate to gate.  You don’t even have to wait to get into the air to surf the web for free!

JetBlue Wi Fi

You’ll Now Get Free Wi-Fi on ALL JetBlue Flights

I’ll explain what this means for you.  And remind you of other ways to get free in-flight Wi-Fi!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 5: Best Ways to Fly to Canada & Alaska

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline and hotel partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!  This means you’ll have several choices when planning flights to Canada or Alaska!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and effectively get up to 2 cents per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Canada

Is Alaska on Your Bucket List? You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Get You There!

I’ll show you the best ways to use American Express Membership Rewards Points for flights to Canada & Alaska!

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Airport Lounge Perks Compared: Chase Sapphire Reserve, AMEX Platinum, Citi Prestige

Wondering what’s the best card for airport lounges?

Spending time in airport lounges can save you money and make your airport experience more enjoyable.  Because many lounges have free Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), and comfortable seats to relax.

To access lounges you typically need elite status with an airline or a Business Class or First Class ticket.  Some lounges give you access if you purchase a day pass.

But with any AMEX Platinum (personal card, business card, or Mercedes-Benz card), the Citi Prestige, or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can enter 900+ lounges throughout the world for free with Priority Pass Select.

Best Card For Airport Lounges

Use the Priority Pass for Access to 900+ Lounges, Including the Virgin America Loft Lounge in Los Angeles. It’s an Amazing Place to Watch Planes Land. Million Mile Secrets Team Member Keith Spotted a Qantas A380 Landing!

I’ll explain which card has the best airport lounge perks for your situation!

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Get Free In-Flight Wi-Fi With the Business Platinum Card

Paying for in-flight Wi-Fi with certain airlines can be expensive.

That’s why I’m excited to have 10 free Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi passes each year with The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.

This perk can be a great way to save money!  And it’s an exclusive benefit of the Business Platinum card.  It’s not available for folks with the personal AMEX Platinum.

Gogo WiFi Passes American Express Business Platinum

You Can Save Money on In-Flight Wi-Fi Purchases by Using the AMEX Business Platinum Free Gogo Wi-Fi Passes on Eligible Airlines!

I’ll show AMEX Business Platinum cardholders how to load free Gogo Wi-Fi passes!

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

It’s exciting to travel to faraway places to see new sights and different cultures.  But don’t forget, the US has some of the most amazing (and popular!) parks in the world.

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks including Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

National Parks Vacations

Family Hike to Angels Landing, Zion National Park. The Baby Is Sleeping in the Backpack!

Visiting National Parks like these is a great way to spend a vacation, so I’ll share how my family and I planned our trip.  Along with the highlights from each of the parks we visited.

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Can You Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to a Spouse?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Soosie, commented:

Can you please tell me if it is possible to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly (not to airline/hotel program) from spouse to spouse?  Thanks!

Great question, Soosie!

It is possible to directly transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to your spouse.  This is great news for folks who want to combine points to book award travel.

But Chase has different rules for transfers depending if you have a personal or small business card.

Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Spouse

Transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Your Spouse Can Make It Easier to Book Award Travel, Like Singapore Airlines First Class Suites!

I’ll explain the rules for transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to someone else!

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When Can You Transfer the Freedom Unlimited Sign-Up Bonus to Chase Travel Partners?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Prabha, sent an question via email:

With the Chase Freedom Unlimited card, when can I transfer the sign-up bonus of 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines instead of redeeming for $150 cash back?

Great question, Prabha!

Earning transferable points like Chase Ultimate Rewards points is the trick to travel flexibility!  And often times, you can get more value for your points by transferring to airline and hotel partners instead of redeeming for cash back.

But to transfer Chase points to travel partners from no annual fee cards like the Freedom or Freedom Unlimited, you’ll need to have another eligible Chase card, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred.

Otherwise, the points you earn with the Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each for cash back or towards travel.

Transferable Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The Sign-Up Bonus With the Freedom Unlimited Can Be Worth More When You Have a 2nd Chase Ultimate Rewards Card! For Example, You Can Get a Free Night at the Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara Hotel, Which Can Cost $200+!

I’ll explain when Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to airline and hotels partners for Big Travel!

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