Category Archives: Gift Cards

$200 Disney Gift Card Winner!

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200 Disney Gift Card Winner

Are You the Winner of $200 in Mickey Money?

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Earn the Most Miles & Points and Save Money on Your Disney Vacation

Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on earning the most miles and points on Disney vacations!

Ken and Emily:   While there are several ways to get free or cheap stays at Disney destinations, you might wind up having to pay for much or all of your stay out of pocket.

Even if you book your Disney hotel with points, you’ll still have things like meals and incidentals to pay for.  We have a list of 53 Ways to Save at Walt Disney World.  But it’s just as important to know how to earn the most cash or points back on the money you do spend.

Save Money At Disney

Do You Know the Best Way to Earn Points When You Pay for Lunch at the Parks?

I’ll show you the best ways to earn points and cash back for out-of-pocket expenses on Disney trips!

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This New Hotel Promotion Sounds Familiar!

Choice Hotels has released their new promotion for stays between May 11 and July 31, 2017.  And it’s similar to their last promotion.

You’ll earn 8,000 Choice points after 2 stays, enough for a free night at low-category hotels.  But now you can redeem those points for a $50 gift card to select merchants, like Amazon and Chili’s!

Choice Hotel Promotion Summer 2017

You Can Use Choice Points to Stay at Both Economical Hotels and Luxury Resorts

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Discounted Marriott Gift Cards!

Here’s an especially useful Daily Getaways deal to help folks save on travel purchases they’d likely make anyway!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, you can buy Marriott eGift cards (available in 3 different amounts) at a 20% discount.

Marriott hotels are very convenient, because they have hotels everywhere.  So buying a Marriott eGift card will be easy to use.  That’s another reason why the limited-time offer on the Chase Marriott Premier card for 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements is so valuable!

Marriott Discounts 2017

Use Today’s Daily Getaways Deal for a Discounted Stay at Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Like The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection

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$200 Visa Gift Card Winner!

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Did You Win Our $200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway?

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Today Only: Save $8.62 On Amazon Purchases Over $50

Amazon shoppers, here’s a no-brainer deal for you!

Via Mommy Points, you can save $8.62 on purchases of $50 or more!  All you have to do is apply a promotion code, and you’ll get the discount!

But the offer expires today!  And there are some terms & conditions you should know about.

Amazon Flash Discount February 2017

Amazon Is Giving You $8.62 Towards Purchases You’d Probably Make Anyway

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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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Cheap Hotel Stays in Vancouver Through April 2017!

Looking for a cheap getaway to the great Northwest?

Via One Mile at a Time, you can book hotels in Vancouver, Canada, at a steep discount for check-ins through April 30, 2017!  The Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, beVancouver, will give you a pre-paid AMEX gift card of up to 125 Canadian dollars (~$95) for your first night, and an additional AMEX gift card worth 50 Canadian dollars (~$38) for each additional night!

Cheap Hotel Stays In Vancouver Through April 2017

Save Big on Hotels When Visiting Vancouver Through April 2017

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Secret Way for Free Uber Rides With Arrival Plus Miles

Did you know there’s a way to use the rewards you earn from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus for Uber rides under $100?

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a travel credit card, with a sign-up bonus worth ~$525 toward travel.  But a major restriction is you can only redeem your rewards for travel purchases of at least $100.

But folks have figured out a way to redeem their Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles for inexpensive Uber rides by purchasing $100+ Uber gift cards through the United MileagePlus X app.

Arrival Plus For Uber

Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles for Uber Rides Under $100 With This Simple Trick!

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Do Gift Cards Qualify for the AMEX Business Platinum $200 Annual Airline Credit?

A great perk of The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN is the $200 in statement credits per calendar year for airline incidentals.

The annual Business Platinum airline credit works with purchases like luggage fees and lounge day passes.

I selected Southwest as my airline for the Business Platinum card.  But with Southwest, you get 2 free checked bags.  And there are no Southwest lounges.

So I wanted to see if purchasing Southwest gift cards would trigger the $200 airline credit.  And, it worked!

American Express Business Platinum Airline Credit

Purchasing Southwest Gift Cards With the AMEX Business Platinum Card Got Me the $200 Airline Credit

Here’s how I did it!

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