Category Archives: Bluebird

“I Once Sold a Pair of Shoes on eBay for Over $3,000!”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Common Sense Travel Guy

Joshua writes Common Sense Travel Guy to help others travel for less.

You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

Common Sense Travel Guy - Interview With Joshua

Joshua and His Wife Enjoying the Views From the Cliffs of Moher on the Southwest Coast of Ireland

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – January 2016

1.   I tried to break it to you gently that AMEX is shutting down Bluebird and Serve accounts.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - January 2016

AMEX Bluebird & Serve Used to Be a Great Way to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements. But Many Folks Had Their AMEX Bluebird & Serve Accounts Closed Earlier This Month

2.   I showed you a new way to meet minimum spending requirements on Visa & MasterCards!

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AMEX Is Shutting Down Bluebird and Serve Accounts!

Lots of folks are reporting their AMEX Bluebird and Serve accounts are getting shut down today.  Especially if they regularly use gift cards to reload their accounts.

AMEX Is Shutting Down Bluebird And Serve Accounts

AMEX Bluebird and Serve Accounts Are Getting Shut Down, Especially Folks Who Load Gift Cards to Them!

This is terrible news!  I’ll explain what we know so far.

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Cheapest Ways to Send Money Abroad

Update:   You can no longer withdraw funds at overseas ATMs with AMEX Bluebird or Serve.

Finding cheap ways to send money abroad can be a challenge.  But there are a few easy options to send or receive funds while you’re traveling internationally.

Cheapest Ways To Send Money Abroad

Find Out the Best Ways to Send Money Overseas! And Spend Less on Fees!

I’ll show you a few ways to send money internationally.  And how avoid paying fees!

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“The Secret Sauce to Travel Hacking…Learning How to Stretch Every Mile and Get the Most Use Out of Them”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   The Economical Excursionists

LeAnna and Andy write The Economical Excursionists to share their adventures around the world and show readers they can do it too!

The Economical Excursionists - Interview With LeAnna And Andy

LeAnna & Andy Live in Bavaria, Germany, Which Gives Them the Advantage of Living and Seeing Life as It Really Is for the Locals

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – October 2015

UPDATE: The offer for the British Airways card in this post has expired.  But check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

1.   Did you know you can meet Visa & MasterCard minimum spending requirements for $0?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2015

You Can Fund a Citigold Checking Account With Your Credit Card!

2.   I let you know how to get to Europe with fewer American Airlines miles into 2016.

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News You Can Use – $50 Off Sheraton, $20 Off Cable TV, $10 Off Olive Garden, New JetBlue Card, & More

1.   Save $50 at Sheraton Hotels (Targeted)

You can get $50 off $250+ on your room rate and room charges at Sheraton hotels (in the US & US territories) with AMEX Offers.

Log into your American Express account to see if you qualify.  This deal is good through December 31, 2015.

If you’re new to AMEX Offers, here are details on how these deals work.

News You Can Use 50 Off Sheraton 20 Off Cable TV 10 Off Olive Garden New JetBlue Card More

Saving $50 Is a Nice Added Bonus to Your Stay at Tranquil Sheraton Hotels Like This 1 in Waikiki

If you add this deal to your Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express card, you’ll also earn 2X Starwood points on your stay.

And you may be able to get this discount more than once.

Terms & Conditions

  • Credit is good towards room rate and room charges
  • You must make your reservations at sheraton.com, through the Sheraton app, or by calling 800-325-3535
  • Sheraton Store, Sheraton Club, and Vacation Ownership are excluded

2.   $20 Off Your Cable or Satellite Bill (Certain Locations Only)

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2 New Offers to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements for (Nearly) Free

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

There are 2 new limited-time offers to save (or earn!) money when you purchase gift cards.

GiftCardMall.com has a promotion code for $3 off $250 Visa gift cards.  And Bed Bath and Beyond will sell $200 Visa gift cards with a $15 mail-in rebate!

2 New Offers To Meet Minimum Spending Requirements For Nearly Free

Meet Your Minimum Spending Requirements, and Save Some Money Doing It. That’s a Win-Win!

I’ll explain the details of both offers!

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Meet Spending Requirements Easily With $500 Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax

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

Fantastic news!  You can now purchase Visa gift cards of up to $500 at OfficeMax.  But even better, you can purchase them with a credit card to earn miles, points, or cash back!

Meet Spending Requirements Easily With 500 Visa Gift Cards At OfficeMax

$500 Visa Gift Cards at OfficeMax Are a Fantastic Way to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements, Pay Large Bills, and Earn Extra Miles and Points!

I’ll explain how!

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News You Can Use – Cheaper Way to Meet Minimum Spending, New Hyatt Card Offer, $10 Off Phone Bill With Serve (Targeted) & More!

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

1.   Staples Now Has $300 Visa Gift Cards Online

Via Frequent Miler, you can now buy $300 Visa gift cards from Staples.com.

Folks like to buy these cards to help meet minimum spending requirements and earn points.

You can buy these Visa gift cards now and use them later, anywhere Visa is accepted.  Or use them in places where only debit cards are accepted, like Aldi supermarket.

Or you can use these PIN-enabled gift cards to load your AMEX Prepaid card such as Bluebird or AMEX Serve.  Then use 1 of those to pay bills that don’t accept credit cards such as your mortgage, rent, student loans, etc.

It’s much easier to meet minimum spending requirements when you can include your biggest monthly bills!

News You Can Use Cheaper Way To Meet Minimum Spending New Hyatt Card Offer 10 Off Phone Bill With Serve Targeted More

Staples.com Just Made It Cheaper to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements

You’ll pay ~$9 in fees for the $300 Visa gift card (~$8 activation fee + $1 for shipping), but this is still a better deal than buying the $200 Visa gift cards in-store at Staples.

That’s because if you purchase $600 in Visa gift cards in-store, you’ll need 3 $200 Visa gift cards.  This means paying 3 ~$7 activation fees for a total of ~$21.  But it you buy 2 $300 gift cards at Staples.com, you only pay 2 ~$9 fees for a total of ~$18.  So you’re saving ~$3.

And you’ll save even more when you pay with certain cards, like the AMEX SimplyCash, which earns 5% cash back at US office supply stores.

2.   2 Chase Hyatt Card Offers – Which 1 Do You Qualify For?

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