Category Archives: Membership Rewards

Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – March 2017

The end of winter is right around the corner!  So it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring getaway.

Lots of credit cards come with great sign-up bonuses and travel benefits, including travel creditsairport lounge access, and Global Entry reimbursements.  Some can save you thousands of dollars on your upcoming travel!

Best Travel Credit Cards March 2017

Use Miles & Points to Visit the Stunning Beaches of Durban, South Africa, Like I Did!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards March 2017.

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Will You Lose Flexible Points If You Cancel a Card?

 Million Mile Secrets reader, Fran, emailed:

I was told by an AMEX representative that I would lose my AMEX Membership Rewards points if I cancel my Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.  Is this true?

Generally speaking, if you cancel a card that earns flexible bank points, you will lose them.  This goes for cards that earn AMEX Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou points.

Certain banks give you a grace period to use points after cancelling a card.  But there are also a few ways to preserve them.

Preserve Flexible Reward Points

Flexible Points Are the Key to Big Travel!  So Don’t Let Those Hard-Earned Points Disappear by Cancelling a Credit Card!

I’ll explain how to avoid losing flexible rewards points.

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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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Amazing Deal: Find a Date and Earn ~82,000 British Airways Avios Points!

Update:   Some folks report having their Match.com or eHarmony accounts cancelled and money refunded.  And others say they’ve received fewer points than they expected from this deal.

Looking for a way to earn more British Airways Avios points?  Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn a HUGE number of bonus British Airways Avios points for joining the dating sites Match.com or eHarmony.

Through the British Airways shopping portal, you’ll earn 150 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend on a Match.com subscription.  And 130 British Airways Avios points per $1 you spend at eHarmony.

The deal is good through March 5, 2017.

Note:  If you’re in a relationship, be sure to tell your significant other what you’re up to before taking advantage of this offer. 😉

British Airways Shopping Portal Promotion

Say “Aloha” to 3 Tickets to Hawaii (and Maybe a New Date!) With This British Airways Avios Points Deal

I’ll explain how this promotion works and other ways you can earn British Airways Avios points!

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AMEX Platinum Changes: New $200 Annual Uber Credit, 5X on Hotels, Increased Annual Fee

Big changes are coming to The Platinum Card® from American Express.  And it’s mostly good news.

Starting March 30, 2017, the annual fee will increase by $100 to $550 per year.  But they’re also adding new perks, like a $200 yearly Uber credit, 5X points on hotel bookings made through AMEX Travel, and more.

And existing perks, like the $200 annual airline incidental fee credit and airport lounge access, will remain intact.

AMEX Platinum Changes

Starting March 30, 2017, AMEX Platinum Cardholders Will Get $200 in Uber Credit

I’ll explain the changes and what they mean for you!

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Mostly Negative Changes Coming to Singapore Airlines’ Award Program

Mostly bad news for folks who like to redeem Singapore Airlines miles.

Via Point Me to the Plane, Singapore Airlines is increasing the price of certain award tickets and removing the current 15% discount for booking online.  These changes go into effect March 23, 2017.

That stinks, but the good news is they’ll no longer charge fuel surcharges on award tickets.

Mostly Negative Changes Coming To Singapore Airlines Award Program

After March 23, 2017, You’ll Pay Significantly MORE Miles for an Amazing First Class Suite on Singapore Airlines

I’ll explain what this news mean for you.

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JetBlue Flash Sale! Flights as Low as $39 One-Way

Act fast, because JetBlue is having a 2-day flash sale!

You can fly from several US cities to both domestic and international destinations (like Turks and Caicos!) starting at just $39 one-way in coach.  But the dates and routes are fairly restrictive.  And you must book by tomorrow, March 1, 2017.

I found flights from Boston to New York for only $49 one-way in coach.  And a flight between Charleston, South Carolina, and New York for just $69 one-way in coach.  These fares are valid for departure dates between March 8, 2017, and May 17, 2017.

JetBlue Flash Sale

Save Money on a Ticket to the Bahamas to Swim With Dolphins!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards: 3 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But you can’t book them until tomorrow.  And this month, they’re very limited (only 1 US city!).

Starting March 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this upcoming May and June 2017.  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities including Chicago, Cancun, and Mexico City.

Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points, AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

Flying Blue Promo Awards March 2017

Experience the Alps This Summer at a Discount With Flying Blue!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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Worth It? Earn 500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Hilton Stays

Planning a stay at a Hilton hotel?  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, after registering, you can earn 500 American Airlines miles per night or stay at certain Hilton hotels through March 27, 2017.

This could make sense for folks looking for ways to earn more American Airlines miles.  Especially if you already have a particular trip in mind!

Hilton American Airlines Promotion

Looking for Ways to Earn More American Airlines Miles? Consider This Promotion From Hilton!

I’ll share the details of the promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.

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Top 7 “Premium” Cards You Can Try for Free

The easiest and fastest way to earn lots of miles & points is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

The biggest bonuses usually come from “premium” cards with valuable perks, like the ability to transfer points for Big Travel, bonus categories, free checked bags, and more.  But they usually have an annual fee.

However, some cards waive the annual fee for the first year.  So you can try the card at no cost!

Best Premium Credit Card

With the Top Card on This List, You’ll Earn Valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards Points That You Can Transfer to Travel Partners for Big Travel!

Here are my 7 favorite “premium” cards that waive the annual fee the first year of card membership!

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