American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!
The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee! You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.
Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!
20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!
I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!
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Here’s an easy new promotion from Hilton for folks who collect British Airways Avios points.
Via Miles from Blighty, you can earn up to 10,000 bonus British Airways Avios points for Hilton stays through August 31, 2017.
This could make sense for folks looking for ways to earn more British Airways Avios points. Especially if you already have a particular trip in mind!
Folks on the West Coast Can Use British Airways Avios Points for Cheap Flights to Hawaii!
I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer. And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Donna, commented:
I applied in-branch for the Chase Sapphire Reserve the day before the sign-up bonus was reduced. My application was not immediately approved. If I’m approved for the card after the expiration date of the higher sign-up bonus offer, what sign-up bonus will I receive?
Fantastic question, Donna!
If you’re approved for a card after your application was pending, you’ll receive the sign-up bonus that was available on the day you applied for the card.
But to avoid any issues, I always recommend you take screenshots of credit card offers during the application process. And if you apply in-branch, the banker should give you paperwork with the sign-up bonus details for your new card.
If You’re Approved for a Card After a Pending Application, You’ll Earn the Sign-Up Bonus Available on the Day You Applied
I’ll explain what you should know about earning a sign-up bonus with a pending credit card application.
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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
There are LOTS of credit cards out there, all with different benefits and bonuses.
Banks seem to enjoy giving their credit cards similar names. You might apply for the wrong one if you aren’t careful!
I’ve put a lot of credit cards with similar sounding names side-by-side, so you can compare the perks and decide which card is best for you, and find the application link, all in one place!
Take the Time to Differentiate These Credit Cards So You’ll Know Which Card Will Give You the Biggest Travel!
Let’s look at the most common credit cards with similar sounding names!
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The AMEX Platinum cards have terrific benefits, including the flexibility to use your AMEX Membership Rewards points to buy travel, or transfer them to airline programs.
You’ll get a $200 annual airline incidental fee credit on your selected airline. Plus $200 per year to spend on Uber or UberEats, access to Centurion Lounges and 1,000+ Priority Pass Lounges, and free Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott Gold elite status.
But there are lesser-known, yet valuable, AMEX Platinum benefits too.
AMEX Platinum Cardholders Get Exclusive Perks at Resorts Like the Four Seasons Oahu Ko’Olina, Including Early Check-In, Late Check-Out, Room Upgrades, and Free Breakfast
Let’s check out the AMEX Platinum benefits you might not be familiar with!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:
A word of caution for other readers. Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight. Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.
For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.
But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight. So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.
This is terrific advice, NB!
Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!
For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.
A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!
I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!
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Do you own a small business and work in the field of digital media? If so, you can qualify for a small business credit card that earns miles, points, and cash back for business purchases!
If You’re a Digital Freelancer, You Have Lots of Options When It Comes to Small Business Credit Cards
Let’s take a look at great small business credit cards for freelancers like writers, web and graphic designers, coders, and more!
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Big changes coming at Air Canada!
Via Don’t Call the Airline, Air Canada plans to scrap its current Aeroplan frequent flyer program, and launch a new one June 30, 2020.
Unlike other airlines, the Aeroplan program isn’t actually run by Air Canada, but an outside company. Now, Air Canada plans to run its own frequent flyer program, which could mean better deals for earning and redeeming miles.
And potentially more opportunities for credit card bonuses. 😉
In a Few Years, Air Canada Will Have a New Frequent Flyer Program!
I’ll share what we know so far about this news. And explain what it means for you.
Selling products for profit on eBay and Amazon is a quick small business idea that can help you earn lots of miles, points, or cash back.
Besides the rewards, certain cards offer a way to save money on purchases with select merchants. So you can use these cards to buy items at a discount, like apparel or auto parts. Then, turn around and sell them for a profit!
In Addition to Using an eBay or Amazon Business to Earn Miles & Points, Certain Cards Offer a Way to Buy Discounted Merchandise, Which You Can Resell for a Profit!
I’ll share the best credit cards for folks selling on Amazon and eBay.
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