Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?
There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.
Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such. Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.
Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!
I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!
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Did you know Costco members can save money booking car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises?
The Costco Travel program can be a great option for folks who book paid travel instead of redeeming miles & points. Because you might save lots of money compared to booking through an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline.
For example, team members Jasmin and Harlan each booked week-long car rentals through Costco Travel and saved $100 off the prices shown on other sites. And you can potentially save much more or get extra perks with other travel packages!
Planning a Cruise? Costco Members Might Save Money or Get Extra Perks Booking Through Costco Travel
I’ll share details about the Costco Travel program. And explain why some folks might benefit from booking a trip with the warehouse club!
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Lyn writes about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and has written a free downloadable guide, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass.” I’ve asked her to share what you need to know if you plan on flying with a pet on the airline.
Lyn: Do you travel with your pet or are you planning to soon? Good news! Southwest does allow pets on planes – with a few conditions.
When You Don’t Want to Leave Your Furry Friend Behind, Here’s What You Need to Know When Flying Southwest
I’ll answer your questions about the cost, where they can fly, and how to arrange your animal’s travel.
Did you know when you use the British Airways website to book with partner airlines, you will NOT automatically get all the information you need?
If you want to change your booking, (like choosing seats, special assistance requests, or meal choices), you’ll need each airline’s record locator. Fortunately, if you’ve booked an American Airlines flight through British Airways (which is the way most folks in the US use British Airways), finding your record locator is easy!
If You Have Your British Airways Booking Reference, You’re Just a Few Clicks Away From Your American Airlines Record Locator!
I’ll show you how to find your American Airlines record locator with your British Airways booking reference!
I recently let you know about the very profitable Hertz SAS promotion, as well as some disappointing new restrictions.
Now, via Frequent Miler, there are 2 more ways to earn bonus SAS miles! Both Avis and Best Western are giving bonus miles away. And one of these promotions can be even better than the current Hertz SAS promotion!
Avis Upgraded Me to This Mustang During My San Francisco Trip!
I’ll tell you about these other deals, and remind you what you can do with SAS miles!
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Last week I shared a rumor about new valuable US Bank card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve.
And now we have new details about the card! Some are a bit disappointing, but some are really exciting!
For example, the $325 annual travel credit is per cardmember year, NOT calendar year. So you won’t be able to get it twice before the second annual fee is due (like you can with the Chase Sapphire Reserve).
But getting approved for the card might be easier than we first thought! I’ll explain.
Earn 4.5% Back on Nearly All Purchases With This Upcoming Card!
Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve!
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With the increased offer on the Chase Marriott card, you can earn 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.
The great news is, that’s enough for 5+ free nights at a number of fantastic Marriott hotels in the US, in popular spots like Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, and more!
So you can start planning your next road trip. Or take a getaway without flying too far from home!
Beautiful Denver, Colorado, Is an Excellent Spot for a Vacation. And You Can Stay in Downtown Denver for Free Using Your Marriott Points!
Let’s take a look at my list of wonderful Marriott hotels in the US!
We often tell you about new offers from American Express. They’re a fantastic way to save on everyday purchases you might already make.
Here’s Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan to show you how she smartly and significantly profited from an AMEX Offer!
Meghan: Thanks Daraius! I used a recent AMEX offer to make ~$1,000 by reselling Xboxes I bought through Dell on eBay and Craigslist. It took some time and effort, but for me, it was worth it!
Reselling Can Be a Lucrative Hobby. But It Takes Time and Preparation, so It Isn’t for Everyone!
Y’all know how much I like the Citi Prestige card. One of the reasons is because you can get your 4th night free at nearly any major hotel chain or independent hotel, including those near national parks!
And now, via The Points Guy, Citi has confirmed you can get the 4th night free at hostels!
You Can Now Get the 4th Night Free at Hostels Like the Hi Hostel Paris Yves Robert, Just ~2 Miles From the Louvre
I’ll remind you about this valuable perk!
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 a 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.
My Mom Inside the Galeries Lafayette. One of My Favorite Spots to Shop in Paris!
In the final part of this series, I’ll give you ideas about where to shop in Paris!