Category Archives: Mile and Point Resources

Best Credit Card Offers for Big Travel – and Will They Return?

Million Mile Secrets reader Paul Davis commented:

Do you track the most points ever offered for any particular card?  I know some cards cycle on and off at different levels (like the Chase Ink Plus).  And, I know some cards have 1-time offers (like the Citi Executive 100,000 mile offer).

I also acknowledge that history doesn’t necessarily provide the ability to predict what might happen in the future.  Example I’m looking at right now:  Citi ThankYou Premier card now offering 50,000 Citi ThankYou points.  It looks like they have offered more at times in the past.

So, I don’t know whether to apply now or wait for a better, richer offer.  Looking for some perspective.  I hate the idea of applying and then seeing a better offer in 6 months.  A chart with the most points offered by card would be fabulous.

Fantastic question and idea, Paul.  I wish I could tell whether the top deals for each card will come back (and when).

Best Credit Card Offers For Big Travel And Will They Return

Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Could Predict When Top Credit Card Offers Will Return?

That said, let’s have a look at the highest sign-up bonuses ever offered for the most popular cards.

And I’ll give my best guess as to whether we’ll ever see these deals again!

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Frequent Traveler University Advanced Tickets on Sale Now!

Here’s your opportunity to be part of 1 of the largest miles and points events ever!

Frequent Traveler University Advanced runs from December 4, 2015, to December 6, 2015, in Newport Beach, California.

And there are only 150 tickets available at $249 each.

Frequent Traveler University Advanced Tickets On Sale Now

The Next Frequent Traveler University Runs From December 4, 2015, to December 6, 2015

Here’s how to book your tickets!

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Which AMEX Prepaid Card Is Right for You?

Now that you can no longer load American Express prepaid REDcard directly with a credit card at Target, readers have asked which AMEX prepaid card they should use.

You can still load AMEX prepaid REDcard at Target with PIN-enabled gift cards.  And you can fund Bluebird and Serve at Walmart, and Serve at Family Dollar.  But the rules for each card are different.

And you can only have ONE AMEX prepaid account.

Which AMEX Prepaid Card Is Right For You

You Can Still Buy PIN-Enabled Gift Cards With a Miles and Points Earning Credit Card, and Load Them to Your AMEX Prepaid Account

Let’s take a fresh look at each of the American Express prepaid accounts to help decide which is best for you.

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Use ExpertFlyer Like a Pro: Part 1 – Introduction to ExpertFlyer

The ExpertFlyer website has saved me countless hours of frustration when trying to find award seats.

Folks who do a fair amount of air travel (whether on paid or award flights) should consider using this powerful tool to save time and money.

You can be automatically alerted when the award seats you want become available, search for upgrades, find the best airfares, and access handy features like seat maps, flight timetables, and more.

Note: You can get a free ExpertFlyer subscription, but its features are very limited.

Use ExpertFlyer Like A Pro Part 1 Introduction To ExpertFlyer

ExpertFlyer Is a Great Tool for Finding Award Seats, Cheap Airfare, and More

I’ll show how ExpertFlyer can make your travel planning easier! 

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Update: All the Ways to Earn Hilton Points!

I wrote several years ago about the best ways to get Hilton points.

Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader Peter for commenting that it’s time for an update!  A lot has changed since 2012.

Since then, Hilton has made significant changes to its award chart, so their points aren’t worth as much as before.  But they’re still among the easiest points to get through credit card sign-up bonuses and spending.

Update All The Ways To Earn Hilton Points

Hilton Points Are Still Very Easy to Earn, and I’ll Show You How!

Hilton hotels include DoubleTreeConradEmbassy SuitesHampton InnHiltonHilton Garden InnHome2SuitesHomewood Suites, and Waldorf Astoria brand hotels.

Let’s take a fresh look at how you can earn lots of Hilton points.

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