Category Archives: Shopping

Won’t Last: Save $25 Off $100+ at Best Buy!

Planning a purchase at Best Buy?  Good news!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, you can save $25 off a Best Buy purchase of $100+ with Visa Checkout, through February 22, 2017, or while supplies last!

Deals like this usually sell out fast, so I wouldn’t hesitate if you have a purchase to make!

Best Buy Visa Checkout Promotion

Spend $100+ at Best Buy and Pay With Visa Checkout to Save $25

I’ll give you the details of the offer, so you can take advantage of the savings before it’s gone!

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7 Reasons Why Credit Cards Are Safer Than Debit Cards

Considering diving in to the miles & points hobby, but aren’t sure about the risks of credit cards?

Lots of folks who could qualify for valuable rewards credit cards use debit cards instead.  Because they feel more comfortable with a debit card.

But it’s important to remember that debit cards do NOT offer the same protection as credit cards, like fraud protection or extended warranties & returns.  And they aren’t as safe to use.

Are Credit Cards Safer Than Debit Card

Credit Cards Offer More Protection Than Debit Cards Against Things Like Unauthorized Charges

I’ll explain why!

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Tasty New Offer for Citi Costco Card (Targeted)

There’s a hot (literally!) new offer for the Citi Costco Visa card, but it’s NOT available online.

Until May 19, 2017, you’ll earn a free rotisserie chicken when you sign-up for the Citi Costco Visa in Costco stores.  Usually, these delicious birds cost ~$5!

There isn’t normally a sign-up bonus for the Citi Costco Visa, so this is a better deal.

We don’t earn a commission (or a chicken) from this offer, but Emily and I will always share the most interesting deals with our readers! 😉

Costco Visa Rotisserie Chicken

Don’t Cry Fowl! This IS the Better Offer for the Citi Costco Visa

I’ll remind you of what you’ll earn with the Citi Costco card.  And how to make the most of the sign-up bonus!

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Anticipate Your Next Destination’s Expenses With Numbeo

When you’re traveling to a different country (or even a different city!) it’s easy to be blindsided by steep prices!

That’s why it’s helpful to look at a cost of living calculator, rather than just the currency conversion rate when you travel.  Things like restaurant and transportation prices vary depending on the place you’re visiting.  That’s where Numbeo comes in!

Cost Of Living Calculator

Use a Cost of Living Calculator to Research Prices for Restaurants, Groceries, and Transportation at Your Destination, So You’ll Know What to Expect When You Arrive

I’ll show you how to use Numbeo.  And tell you why it can be helpful when planning your next trip!

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Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Beats by Dre wireless headphones giveaway!

Beats By Dre Wireless Headphones Winner

Did You Win a Pair of Shiny New Headphones?

Find out if you won!

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“Traveling Makes You a Conscious, Contributing Member of Our Society”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  Not Your Average Gal

Caroline writes Not Your Average Gal about travel, health and occasional soapbox moments.  Check her out on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterPinterest, or Snap her[email protected].

Not Your Average Gal

Our Wedding Ceremony – Old Wardour Castle, Whiltshire, England

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 9 – Mall, Museum, and Buckingham Palace

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 9 Mall Museum And Buckingham Palace

Red Telephone Boxes Are as British as the Union Jack or a Cup of Tea

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How to Earn 8,000+ Southwest Points Buying Flowers This Valentine’s Day

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal and offers a free guide on how to quickly earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  She’s found a great deal that allows you to earn a bunch of Southwest point.  And I asked her to share with you.

Lyn:   Want more Southwest points?  Who doesn’t?!  

Southwest currently has a rare deal – that’s a bit hidden – where you can earn up to 8,750 Southwest bonus points good for free travel on the airline when you buy flowers through 1800Flowers.com.

Southwest Valentines Day Promotion 2017

The Southwest Valentine’s Day Promotion Lets You Earn up to 8750 Bonus Southwest Points

Here are the details!
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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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Blog Giveaway: Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  This week, we’re giving away a pair of Beats by Dre over-ear headphones, courtesy of Retale!

Blog Giveaway Beats By Dre Wireless Headphones

Download the Retale App and Never Miss a Sale on the Stores Around You

I’ll show you how to enter!

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