Category Archives: US Bank

How to Use Official TSA PreCheck Schedule

Did you know there’s a web page dedicated to helping you make the most of your TSA PreCheck membership?

TSA PreCheck can save folks lots of time and inconvenience at airport security checkpoints.  That’s because you won’t have to take off your jacket or remove your toiletries and computer from your bag.  And TSA PreCheck lines are (usually) much shorter than the regular security lines.

TSA PreCheck Hours

Search for Your Airport’s TSA PreCheck Security Checkpoint Schedule

I’ll show you how this simple web page works!

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Will You Lose Free Nights If You Cancel a Hotel Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Carberrie, commented:

I have the Citi Hilton Reserve card, which comes with an annual free weekend night at certain Hilton hotels after spending $10,000 in a membership year.  I met the spending requirement and have 1 year to use the free night.  If I cancel the card to avoid paying the annual fee, will I lose my free night?

The good news is after you earn the free night, you will NOT lose it.  Even if you cancel the card.

This policy is similar for other hotel credit cards that come with a free annual night, including some that don’t have a spending requirement, like the Chase IHG card.

Hotel Cards With Free Annual Nights

Emily and I Used a Free Night From the Citi Hilton Reserve Card to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, Where Rooms Can Cost $500+ per Night During Peak Months

I’ll remind you which cards come with a free hotel night each year.  And why it might be worth it to pay the annual fees to keep these cards open!

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Everything to Know About TSA PreCheck

If you enjoy standing in long lines, removing items from your carry-on, or pulling off your coat in record speeds, this post is not for you!

For the rest of us, TSA PreCheck can be a huge time (and stress!) saver during our visit to the airport.  A membership to TSA PreCheck means you won’t have to remove your toiletries or computer from your bag.  Or take off your jacket at security checkpoints.

And TSA PreCheck lines are often (but not always!) much shorter than the regular security lines.

TSA PreCheck Application

TSA PreCheck Can Save LOTS of Time at Airport Security Checkpoints

I’ll tell you everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck!

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New Hotel Promotion: Earn Bonus Points and Save Up to 30% Off!

Booking a hotel stay soon?  This deal from Club Carlson could be worth a look!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Club Carlson just announced its Dream Deals promotion.  You can earn 2,500 bonus Club Carlson points and up to 30% off stays at certain Club Carlson brands.  Like Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, and more!

The deal is good for stays from April 1, 2017, through June 18, 2017.  And could be especially useful for folks traveling outside of the US (like Europe!) where these brands are much more common.

But you must book by March 26, 2017.

Club Carlson Promotion

You Can Earn Bonus Points and Save Money on Certain Club Carlson Hotel Stays This Spring

I’ll explain the details and how you can take advantage of this offer.

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Starts Today: Register for New 5X Categories Next Quarter

It’s time to get ready for next quarter’s rotating category bonuses with the Chase Freedom.

From April 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017, you can earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) when you use your Chase Freedom card at grocery and drug stores on up to $1,500 in combined spending.

If you spend the $1,500 maximum in bonus categories, you’ll earn 7,500 Chase Ultimate Rewards points ($75)

But you don’t get this bonus automatically!  Today is the first day you can register for next quarter’s bonus.  So remember to activate your card by June 14, 2017.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for the Chase Freedom, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers!

Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

You Can Register for This Quarter’s Bonus Categories Starting Today!

I’ll show you how to get the most out of this bonus!

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This Reader Got a Priceless Trip to London With His Brothers for Nearly Nothing!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Michael is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Reader Got A Priceless Trip To London With His Brothers For Nearly Nothing

The Tower Bridge. We Actually Took a Water Taxi and Got to See All Angles of It From the Water

A big thank you to Michael for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Surprise! Club Carlson Category Changes Going Into Effect Tomorrow

Via View From the Wing, 20 Club Carlson hotels are changing categories as of tomorrow, March 1, 2017.

That’s not much notice from Club Carlson!  So it’s worth checking to see if a hotel you were planning on booking will soon cost more points.  Because if so, you need to book it by tonight!

Club Carlson Category Changes

The Radisson Goa Candolim in India Will Cost 19,000 MORE Points per Night Starting Tomorrow, March 1, 2017. That’s a Significant Increase!

Let’s take a look at which Club Carlson hotels are changing categories.

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This Month Only: Buy Miles for Discounted Award Tickets to Hawaii & Europe

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 125% bonus (or more if you’re targeted!) on purchased Avianca miles through February 28, 2017.

Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, so you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and Air Canada.  And pay fewer miles on certain routes!

Avianca Buy Miles Promotion

Get Up to a 125 % (or 135% if You’re Targeted!) Bonus When You Buy Avianca Miles Through February 28, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Add Your Known Traveler Number to Get Through Security Faster Next Time You Fly

Now that 30 airlines participate in PreCheck, it’s easy to save time at the airport by avoiding long security lines!

If you have Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, you can get an expedited security screening.  But to enter the PreCheck line, you must add your Known Traveler Number (KTN) to your airline reservations.

How To Add Your Known Traveler Number

Speed Through Airport Security With TSA PreCheck. But First, Add Your Known Traveler Number to Your Airline Accounts

I’ll show you how to add your Known Traveler Number on 6 major US airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest!

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