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News You Can Use – 1,500 Delta Miles Shopping, 15% Off Staples, Save $75 at Hilton, & More!

1.   Earn 1,500 Bonus Delta Miles When You Shop Online

Link:   Delta Shopping Portal Promotion

Through August 16, 2015, earn bonus Delta miles when you shop online through the Delta shopping portal.

News You Can Use 1,500 Delta Miles Shopping 15 Off Staples Save 75 At Hilton More

Earn up to 1,500 Delta Miles When You Shop Online Through August 16, 2015

You’ll earn:

  • 300 bonus Delta miles when you spend $100
  • 700 bonus Delta miles when you spend $300
  • 1,500 bonus Delta miles when you spend $700

You can use ANY credit card to pay for your purchases.

Shopping portals are an easy way to earn bonus miles and points.

Remember, there are similar shopping bonuses for American Airlines miles and Southwest points through August 16, 2015.  And United Airlines has a promotion for bonus miles through August 12, 2015.

For folks who would rather earn cash back, you can still get up to 30% back when you shop at JCPenney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom through Discover Deals with your Discover card!

2.   Save Money at Staples In-Store and Online!

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How to Use the 80,000 Point Marriott Card for Big Travel!

The sign-up bonus on the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card is now 80,000 Marriott points after completing minimum spend requirements.

There used to a sign-up bonus of 70,000 Marriott points on this card, which might be a better offer for some folks.  But we don’t know when the offer will return.

80,000 Marriott points can add up to Big Travel, like 10 nights at a Category 1 Marriott hotel or 1 night at a luxury Ritz-Carlton!

How To Use The 80,000 Point Marriott Card For Big Travel

Explore the Canals of Venice With the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa as Your Base for 40,000 Marriott Points!

I’ll show you how you can use Marriott points for award stays.  And give you some ideas about where to go!

Emily and I receive a commission from the personal version of the card, but NOT the business version.  No matter what, we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

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“He’s an Engineer With a Knack for Baking…I’m a Classically Trained Pianist With Degrees in Economics and Music”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   The Dessert Engineer

Nanette and Johnny started writing The Dessert Engineer to share Johnny’s dessert creations, but it turned into a way to document their travel adventures.

The Dessert Engineer - Interview With Nanette And Johnny

Nanette at Red Rock Canyon in Nevada

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Limited Time: Marriott Premier 80,000 Point Offer (but Is It Really a Good Deal?)

For a limited time, Chase has increased the sign-up bonus on the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier and Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business cards to 80,000 Marriott points after completing minimum spending

To get the new offer, you must apply by August 31, 2015.

But I’ve looked at the fine print and it’s usually NOT a better deal than the regular sign-up bonus.

Limited Time Marriott Premier 80,000 Point Offer But Is It Really A Good Deal

You Could Use 80,000 Marriott Points for 2 Nights at the Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort

I’ll explain why some folks will prefer the regular 70,000 point offers for these cards!

Emily and I receive a commission for the 80,000 point personal version of the card, but not for the other offers.  No matter what, we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

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Disney World: 5 Great Hotels to Book With Points

I’ve written about how to take a Disney vacation for cheap using miles and points.  And how you can get airfare and a 5-night stay at Disney hotels Dolphin and Swan from just 2 credit cards!

There are so many hotels near Walt Disney World where you can stay using points or weekend night certificates.  So how do you choose?

Disney World 5 Great Hotels To Book With Points

You Can Stay at the Disney Swan Hotel Using Starwood Points, but There Are LOTS of Other Great Options Near Walt Disney World!

I checked TripAdvisor for the best hotels close to Walt Disney World.  Here are some top picks you can book with hotel points!

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