Category Archives: Gift Cards

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

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this easy deal!

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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!

I’ll show you how you can do it, too!

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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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New AMEX Offers – Save With Alitalia, La Quinta, GNC, and More!

You can now load new AMEX Offers and save on purchases you might make anyway!

Via Deals We Like, there are fresh AMEX Offers available for Alitalia, La Quinta, Lowe’s, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

New AMEX Offers Save With Alitalia La Quinta GNC And More

Get a $160 Statement Credit When You Spend $800 With Alitalia for Things Like Airfare, Seat Upgrades, and More

Sign-in to your American Express online account to see which deals you qualify for, because AMEX Offers are targeted.

I’ll give you the scoop on these new offers!

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Up to $1,000 in Flights With This No Annual Fee Card!

There’s a no-annual-fee credit card with a generous sign-up bonus.  And it’s not getting much attention!

Via Doctor of Credit, the Merrill Lynch Merrill+ Visa is offering a sign-up bonus of 50,000 Merrill points.  That’s worth between $500 and $1,000, depending on how you use them!

Emily and I don’t earn commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals we’re aware of!

Up To 1000 In Flights With This No Annual Fee Card

Your Merrill Lynch Points Can Be Worth 2 Cents per Point Towards Airfare, Domestic or International

I’ll tell you about this card, and show you how to maximize its rewards!

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Southwest Gift Card!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  So this week Emily and I are giving away a $200 Southwest gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 Southwest Gift Card

Use a $200 Southwest Gift Card to Visit San Francisco for the Holidays

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5 New AMEX Offers – Save at Hilton, ExxonMobil, Sam’s Club, and More!

Check your AMEX account for new AMEX Offers.

There are lots of new ways to save money on purchases you may have already been planning.  Like 20% back at Sam’s Club or a $50 statement credit with a Hilton hotel stay!

5 New AMEX Offers Save At Hilton ExxonMobil Sams Club And More

Save Money With a Range of New AMEX Offers Including Hotel Stays, Gas Purchases, and at Wholesale Clubs!

Sometimes these deals are targeted, so sign-in to your American Express online account to see if you qualify.

Here are the new offers that can save you money!

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The Secret Way to 5X Points on Amazon (& Other Shopping) With AMEX Platinum!

Via IAD Gr8 and commenter amex 5X when you use your (personal) The Platinum Card® from American Express or American Express® Mercedes-Benz Platinum card to make a purchase through the United MileagePlus X app, you’ll earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points in addition to bonus United Airlines miles you’ll get from using the app.

That’s because AMEX codes United MileagePlus X purchases as airfare.  I can’t tell if this is intentional (after all the United MileagePlus X app is part of United which is an airline), or not.

Remember that AMEX recently changed their personal Platinum cards to earn 5X points on airfare purchased directly from airlines. 

This is terrific news, because you’ll be able to earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points at many merchants, like Amazon, Staples, Applebee’s, Starbuck’s, Sephora, and more.

The Secret Way To 5X Points On Amazon Other Shopping With AMEX Platinum

Earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards Points in Addition to Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Pay With Your AMEX Platinum Through the United MileagePlus X App!

I’ll show you how to get 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points on purchases at dozens of stores, restaurants, and services!

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