Category Archives: Shopping

“We Spent Our Honeymoon Exploring Tuscan Wineries, Remote Olive Oil Farms, & Historic Villages”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Upgraded Points

Alex writes Upgraded Points to share tips, tricks and strategies for maximizing travel.  You can also find him on Facebook and Instagram!

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Exploring the Ring of Kerry in Ireland!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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An Easy Way to Organize Credit Card Receipts

Looking for an easier way to organize your business receipts?

Folks with American Express small business cards can use an online program to keep track of receipts.

ReceiptMatch is a tool designed by AMEX to help business owners save time organizing expenses.  It’s as simple as taking a photo of a receipt on your phone.  The program does the rest!

How To Organize Credit Card Receipts

With ReceiptMatch by AMEX, You Can Easily Organize Business Receipts and Manage Expenses

I’ll explain how ReceiptMatch works!

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Do Store Cards Count Towards the Chase “5/24 Rule?”

Million Mile Secrets reader, Brian, commented:

Do store cards (like Synchrony and Lowes) count toward the Chase 5/24 rule?

Thanks for the question, Brian!

As long as your store card can be used at other stores, it will count toward the Chase “5/24 rule.”

Do Store Cards Count Towards The Chase 524 Rule

Signing-Up for a Store Credit Card Can Cause You to Lose a Lot More Than You’ll Save! If It Can Be Used Outside the Store, It Will Count Against Your 5/24 Status

I’ll remind you what counts against Chase’s strict application rules.  And what does not count.

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The Secret Way to 5X Points on Amazon (& Other Shopping) With AMEX Platinum!

Via IAD Gr8 and commenter amex 5X when you use your (personal) The Platinum Card® from American Express or American Express® Mercedes-Benz Platinum card to make a purchase through the United MileagePlus X app, you’ll earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points in addition to bonus United Airlines miles you’ll get from using the app.

That’s because AMEX codes United MileagePlus X purchases as airfare.  I can’t tell if this is intentional (after all the United MileagePlus X app is part of United which is an airline), or not.

Remember that AMEX recently changed their personal Platinum cards to earn 5X points on airfare purchased directly from airlines. 

This is terrific news, because you’ll be able to earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points at many merchants, like Amazon, Staples, Applebee’s, Starbuck’s, Sephora, and more.

The Secret Way To 5X Points On Amazon Other Shopping With AMEX Platinum

Earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards Points in Addition to Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Pay With Your AMEX Platinum Through the United MileagePlus X App!

I’ll show you how to get 5X AMEX Membership Rewards points on purchases at dozens of stores, restaurants, and services!

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Earn 40 American Airlines Miles per $1 Buying Magazines

Need a few extra American Airlines miles for an award flight?

Via Running With Miles, the American Airlines shopping portal is offering 40 miles per $1 you spend with

This is double the regular offer.  It might be a good deal if you’re looking to top-off your account.

American Airlines Miles For Magazines

Earn Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping With

I’ll share more details about this deal.

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