American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!
The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee! You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.
Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!
20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!
I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!
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Lyn writes about flying on Southwest on her GotoTravelGal.com blog and offers a free step-by-step guide to show you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, which Emily and I believe is the BEST deal in travel and lets one person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.
I’ve asked her to give our readers a basic review of how Southwest points work and how to use them for free travel.
Lyn: Southwest is my favorite frequent flyer program for many reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that using their program, my family has flown nearly free for the past year and a half, visiting destinations like New York City; Las Vegas; Marco Island, Florida; San Diego; Orlando; and more!
My Family Has Visited Amazing Destinations in the US Like San Diego. All Flying Almost Free on Southwest!
I’ll get into the nitty-gritty on how to use Southwest points, including their value, reserving flights with points, and adding your Companion.
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I enjoy hearing from y’all about how you like to use miles & points. So I loved reading your comments from a recent Southwest giveaway!
We asked how you use Southwest points to get Big Travel. And we received a lot of enthusiastic responses!
Readers Love Using Points to Visit Warm Destinations, Like Los Cabos
The giveaway is now closed. But if you’re looking for ideas for how to use your Southwest points, here are some suggestions from Million Mile Secrets readers!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, Nancy, commented:
Do you have any advice for travel insurance carriers?
Travel insurance is broad and complex. Because there are separate insurances that cover trip related incidents vs. medical issues.
For example, you’ll get coverage for mishaps like trip delays just by paying with credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige.
But if you’re looking for medical coverage while traveling outside the US, you might consider purchasing a supplemental travel medical insurance policy.
Are You Looking for Trip Protection Benefits, Travel Medical Insurance, or Both?
I’ll explain what you should consider when looking for travel insurance.
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Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!
Amy is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380
A big thank you to Amy for sharing her story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best! To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!
Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!
I’ll show you how to enter!
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There are big improved offers for the Delta AMEX credit cards!
Through July 5, 2017, you’ll earn 60,000 Delta miles with the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and 70,000 Delta miles with the Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express after completing minimum spending.
That’s the highest public bonus I’ve ever seen for these cards!
Delta Miles Are Very Useful for Visiting the Land Down Under! You’ll Usually Find More Available Award Seats Than Other US Airlines
Here’s what you need to know about these amazing deals!
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Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: Points Fitness
Ricardo writes Points Fitness to help readers earn tons of rewards and great value, and use credit cards to earn miles and see a bit more of the world. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
We Reached the Clouds in Machu Picchu
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
Posted in Airlines, Airlines, Beginner Tips, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Earn Miles, Save Money, Travel Technology, Travel Tips, United Airlines
A couple of months ago, I told you that Alaska Airlines would be adding Condor to their list of partner airlines.
And now, via Travel Codex, you can use your Alaska Airlines miles for flights on Condor! I like this news, because more options for using miles & points is always a good thing! And it’s nice for folks who already fly Condor, because it does NOT have its own loyalty program.
Fly To Many Destinations Across the Atlantic With Condor, Like Portugal!
I’ll share what you need to know about redeeming Alaska Airlines miles on Condor.
Emily: A week ago, we found out the electronics ban between the US and Europe was a sure thing.
But via the New York Times, the ban will NOT be implemented, at least for now! So folks can still use their laptops and tablets in-flight for work and entertainment. That’s great news!
You’ll Still Be Able to Bring Your Laptop on Board Flights From Europe to the US
I’ll share why I think the ban did NOT go through.