Category Archives: Shopping

Quickly Calculate Foreign Exchange Conversion With XE Currency App

Folks who travel internationally often do quick math when exchanging currencies.  Or while using US dollars to purchase an item that’s listed in the local currency.

But instead of worrying about currency conversions on vacation, you can use a terrific free app called XE Currency, which does the math for you to make sure you’re getting the best deal!

The app includes live exchange rates for 180+ currencies throughout the world.  So you’ll be covered no matter where you’re traveling!

XE Currency Exchange App

With Live Exchange Rates, the XE Currency App Will Show You the Most Accurate Foreign Exchange Information

I’ll show you how quick and easy it is to use the XE Currency Exchange app!

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her write about ways to earn more Southwest points that qualify for the Companion Pass.  Because hotel points transfers to Southwest won’t count towards the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.

Lyn:   Thanks to some timely deals to earn Southwest points through Rapid Rewards Shopping, you can earn nearly 5,000 Southwest points relatively cheaply.  And most will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Trying to Earn the Companion Pass? I’ll Show You Ways to Earn Qualifying Southwest Points for Cheap!

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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New No-Annual-Fee Card With 5% Back at Amazon

Chase has released a few new cards in the past several months.  And they don’t seem to be slowing down!

Via Reddit, Chase has released a new credit card, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa.  This card will give you 5% back for Amazon purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.

But you MUST have an Amazon Prime account to earn 5% back at Amazon!

We don’t earn a commission for the Chase Amazon Prime card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

New No Annual Fee Card With 5 Back At Amazon

Amazon Prime Members Can Earn 5% Back on Amazon Purchases With This New Card

I’ll give you the details of this new card!

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5 Excellent No Annual Fee Cash Back Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Lindsay, tweeted:

I have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card, but would like to get a new card to earn cash back.  Do you have any recommendations?

Many folks like to pair their miles and points rewards cards with a cash back alternative.  Because it’s easy to redeem cash back rewards.  And it’s always nice to have a little extra cash in hand.

Although miles and points can be worth more depending on the award, the benefit of cash back rewards is they won’t fluctuate in value.  So you’ll always know what you’re earning!

5 Excellent No Annual Fee Cash Back Cards

Miles & Points Credit Cards Are the Best Option for Folks Who Want Big Travel With Small Money. But There’s Room in Your Wallet for Cash Back Cards Too!

I’ll share 5 picks for folks looking to get a cash back card.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for any of these cards, but we’re committed to always sharing the best deals with you!

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Starts Today: Earn 5X in New Bonus Categories With These Cards

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

New year, new 5% cash back bonus categories!

If you have a Chase Freedom, Discover it, Citi Dividend, or US Bank Cash+ card, don’t forget to activate these bonuses to earn more points and cash back on your everyday spending!

Starts Today Earn 5X In New Bonus Categories With These Cards

You Can Earn 5% Back in Many Bonus Categories Through March 31, 2017!

Here are this quarter’s categories.  And how to register!

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Last Week to Earn 5X for Freedom & Discover It Bonus Categories in 2016!

If you haven’t spent up to the limit in 5X bonus categories this quarter with your Chase Freedom or Discover It card, you still have a few more days!

Last Week To Earn 5X For Freedom Discover It Bonus Categories In 2016

Discover It Has Amazon as a 5% Bonus Category This Quarter. You Still Have Time to Earn Extra Rewards on up to $1,500 in Purchases

I’ll remind you which categories earn 5X through the end of 2016!

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15 Things You MUST Do With Your AMEX Business Platinum

I was excited to recently get The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN because of the limited time 100,000-point sign-up bonus and card perks like 50% points back on paid airfare.

But there are so many other benefits with the card like automatic elite status at certain hotel chains.  And concierge services that can help you with exclusive dining reservations and much more!

Plus, I also love the card earns flexible AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because there are many ways to redeem these for Big Travel!

Best Uses Of American Express Business Platinum

The AMEX Business Platinum Card Can Help Folks Get Big Travel! But The Card Has Lots of Other Perks You Can Use to Save Time and Money or Book Fantastic Experiences!

Here are 15 things you can do with the AMEX Business Platinum card!

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5 Top San Diego Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

If you’ve never been to San Diego, I highly recommend it!  From the beautiful beaches to top-notch San Diego Zoo to the festive Gaslamp Quarter, there are plenty of reasons to swing by San Diego.

I recently stayed in San Diego during FinCon 2016.  And I loved the city!

San Diego Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

San Diego Is the 2nd Biggest City in California

Here are my top 5 Marriott and Starwood hotels for folks visiting San Diego.  And a budget hotel for folks who want to make their points last longer!

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Emily’s Top International Shopping Destinations: Paris, France

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

Emily:   Hi everyone!  You know how much I like traveling.  Another passion of mine is shopping for locally handmade art and treasures in the places I visit.

To me, art is the absolute best thing to bring back home.  It’s so unique, and there’s soul behind it.  Of course, I also love bringing back small random gifts for family and friends.

Emilys Top International Shopping Destinations Paris France

A View of Galeries Lafayette, One of the Most Famous Shopping Malls in Paris

Because the holidays are coming up, I’ve created a few posts on some of my favorite shopping destinations and how to get there on miles & points!  And for those who don’t like shopping as much, I’ve also included my other favorite experiences in these cities!

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Up to 1,500 Bonus Miles for Shopping Through These Online Portals!

Have you been putting off your holiday shopping?

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines are rewarding procrastination!  All 3 airlines are giving you the opportunity to earn up to 1,500 bonus miles by shopping through their online portals.

Up To 1500 Bonus Miles For Shopping Through These Online Portals

Here Are Some of My Favorite Current Shopping Portal Bonuses!

I’ll explain these deals, so you can get the most rewards for your hard-earned money this shopping season!

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