Category Archives: US Bank

Top 10 Easiest Awards to Book in 2017

To get the Biggest Travel with Smallest Money, it’s worth the time and effort to learn award booking tricks.  But it takes practice!

If you’re looking for an easy way to to earn points and book cheap travel, I’ll give you a few ideas!  So even if you’re new to our hobby, you can begin your miles & points journey right away!

Easy Award Flights And Hotels To Book 2017

Here Are Hassle-Free Deals to Help You Accomplish Your Travel Goals!

I’ll share my favorite no-brainer deals that can give you your dream vacation in no time!

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Review: Capital One Quicksilver & QuicksilverOne

If you’re looking for a card with a straightforward back structure, low to no annual fees, and no foreign transaction fees, the Capital One Quicksilver cards could be worth considering.

Both cards come with unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase.  But the right card for you depends on whether you’re trying to build or improve your credit, or if you already have a good score and an established credit history.

That said, these aren’t the best cards for folks new to miles & points.  I’ll explain why.

Capital One Quicksilver Review

With Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on Every Purchase, Your Savings Could Really Add Up!

I’ll share the details of each card.  And help you decide whether applying makes sense for you!

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Review: Capital One Venture Card Vs. Capital One VentureOne

Y’all know how much I love getting Big Travel with Small Money by collecting airline miles and hotel points.  But sometimes there are blackout dates around my travel times.  Or there aren’t available award seats or nights on the dates I want.

If you prefer the flexibility of booking flights, rooms, and other travel whenever you want, the Capital One® Venture® and Capital One® VentureOne® cards are a better option than credit cards like the Chase United Explorer or Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which earn miles & points that you can only use if there are available award seats or nights.

The Capital One VentureOne comes with 20,000 Venture miles (worth $200 in travel) after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  And the Capital One Venture card offers 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.

Capital One Venture Card Review

If You Book a Las Vegas Show Through Your Hotel, It Should Code as a Travel Purchase, Which You Can Erase With Venture Miles!

I’ll show you what I like about the Capital One Venture cards.  But why folks new to miles & points might do better with different cards.

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New Cash Back Credit Card Arriving Next Week

If you’re a fan of cash back cards, here’s something you might be interested in!

Via Doctor of Credit, you’ll soon be able to apply for a new credit card from PayPal that earns 2% cash back everywhere.

However, there are drawbacks.  I’ll explain!

Paypal Extras 2 Cash Back Card

You’ll Earn Unlimited 2% Cash Back With the PayPal Extras MasterCard

I’ll give you the details of the PayPal Extras MasterCard!

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$500 Bonus + 2% Back With Capital One Spark Cash.  Is It Right for You?

The Capital One Spark Cash for Business card comes with a $500 sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.   Plus perks like unlimited 2% cash back on every purchase and no foreign transaction fees!

With a good sign-up bonus, a simple cash-back earnings structure, and an annual fee that’s waived the first year, this card could be worth considering.

But if you’re new to the world of miles & points, it is NOT the best card to start with.  I’ll explain why.

Capital One Spark Cash Card Review

A $500 Sign-Up Bonus and 2% Cash Back on Everything Can Really Add Up!

I’ll share the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether the Capital One Spark Cash for Business card makes sense for you!

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How to Establish a US Bank Relationship to Get Their New Travel Card

Million Mile Secrets reader, Mike, tweeted:

If I don’t currently have a relationship with US Bank, should I get the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature® Card before applying for the U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card?

Excellent question, Mike!

Lots of folks are excited about the new US Bank Altitude Reserve card.  Because the card’s sign-up bonus is worth $750 in travel.  And you get $325 in travel credit per cardmember year.

As reader Mike implied, you must have an existing US Bank relationship prior to submitting an application for the card.

But I would NOT recommend applying for any other new US Bank cards if your goal is to get the US Bank Altitude Reserve.  Because the bank is known to have strict application rules.

Establish US Bank Relationship

Stop! Instead of Applying for New Credit Cards, I’ll Share a Better Strategy for Establishing a US Bank Relationship

I’ll remind y’all about the new US Bank card offer.  And share tips to establish a US Bank relationship.

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7 Best Credit Cards to Help Achieve Your Travel Goals – June 2017

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby!  Because there are excellent sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks available on lots of travel credit cards.

Choosing the right card can make it easier for you to achieve your travel goals, like a round-trip Business Class flight to Tokyo!

Best Travel Credit Cards June 2017

Emily and I Love to Take Advantage of Lucrative Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses to Help Us Get Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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New Premium Card Coming This Week – Worth $900 in Airfare!

UBS will release the UBS Visa Infinite card on May 27, 2017.  After completing the card’s minimum spending requirements, you’ll earn a sign-up bonus worth up to $900 in travel!

UBS Visa Infinite

$900 in Travel Is Enough for a Round-Trip Ticket (or 2!) to Lots of Spots in the US, Including New York City!

I’ll share what we know about this new card so far.

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

There have been a lot of new and exciting offers in the miles & points world lately!

When banks compete for business by increasing their credit card perks, we receive the benefits!  Your dream vacation is closer than ever if you know which credit cards to sign-up for.

Best Travel Credit Cards May 2017

You Can Relax Knowing You Got Your Vacation for Nearly Free!

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

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