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New AMEX Offers: Save at, Boxed, Universal Orlando, and More!

Check your AMEX account!  There are new AMEX Offers today that can save you money on hotel stays, household goods, vacation packages, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save on purchases you might make anyway.  To get in on these deals, add the offers to your AMEX card.  You’ll earn a statement credit once you make a qualifying purchase.

And it’s possible to get these offers more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

April 2017 AMEX Offers

Save $75 a Universal Orlando Vacation Package of $500+ With the Latest AMEX Offers!

Some of these deals are targeted, so sign-in to your AMEX account to see if you qualify.

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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

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.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

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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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 1: Introduction

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 OrbitzExpedia, 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!

Is Costco Travel A Good Deal

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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Update: Earn 3X Points on Almost Anything With This New Card!

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.

Update Earn 3X Points On Almost Anything With This New Card

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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“How I Made Nearly $1,000 With a Recent AMEX Offer”

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 Products For Miles And Points

Reselling Can Be a Lucrative Hobby.  But It Takes Time and Preparation, so It Isn’t for Everyone!

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The Secret Way to Get $200 in Free Food With Your AMEX Platinum

American Express recently added new perks to The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, including monthly Uber credits up to $200 a year and 5X points on hotel bookings made through AMEX Travel.

If you’re in an area Uber serves, the Uber credit can save you lots of money on transportation, and help off-set the $550 annual fee.  You’ll get up to $15 in credit per month ($35 in December).

But did you know you’re not just limited to using the Uber credit on rides?  You can also apply the credit to meals purchased through UberEATS!

The Secret Way To Get 200 In Free Food With Your AMEX Platinum

Shhh! You Can Also Use the Monthly AMEX Platinum Uber Credit to Order Food Through UberEATS!

I’ll fill you in on how it works!

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5 Travel Rewards Cards for College Students

Million Mile Secrets reader, Liz, commented:

After studying abroad last semester, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug.  Although I have a very good credit score, I’m a college student and don’t spend that much, which precludes me from going for cards with sign-up bonuses that require spending $3,000 in the first 90 days.

I would like to get a card to start earning rewards for my purchases and develop a credit history.  But in keeping with the number one rule of paying off my balance each month, there doesn’t seem to be a card out there for me.

Ideally, I’m looking for a travel rewards card that offers a sign-up bonus requiring $1,000 in the first 90 days and has a waived annual fee for the first year, or none at all!  Is there a card that you’d recommend for me?

Welcome to the miles & points hobby, Liz!

I’m so glad to hear Liz is interested in earning rewards for travel.  Miles and points are one of the the best ways to travel cheaply.  They’ve given Emily and I the opportunity to visit amazing destinations around the world!

As a college student, it seems Liz has done her homework about the importance of developing a credit history and not carrying credit card balances!

Credit Cards College Students

There Are Lots of Great Rewards Credit Cards for College Students Looking to Get Started in the Miles & Points Hobby!

The good news is most banks offer credit cards with sign-up bonuses that have relatively small minimum spending requirements.  And these cards tend to waive the annual fee or have none at all.  So they’re great for students on a tight budget!

I’ll share tips for beginners in the miles & points hobby.  And 5 great rewards cards for beginners which have low minimum spending requirements!

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New AMEX Offers: Save Big With Android Pay, AMEX Travel, and More!

Earlier today I told you about a great targeted promotion for folks with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.  But if you have any AMEX card, you might be targeted for other great deals!

There are new AMEX Offers which will save you money on purchases you make through Andriod Pay, AMEX gift cards, and general travel!

AMEX Offers are a fantastic way to save on everyday purchases you might already make.  To see which deals you’re targeted for, sign-in to your American Express online account.  Then add the deals to your card to take advantage of the savings.

Remember, you may be able to get these discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

AMEX Offers April 2017

You’ll Save Big If You Have Multiple Cards That Qualify for Android Pay’s Latest AMEX Offer

Here’s a look at the new offers.

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Big Targeted Promotion for AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders!

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

AMEX is running a terrific targeted promotion for Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express cardholders.

If you qualify, you’ll earn 10,000 bonus Starwood points after you register and spend $10,000 on eligible purchases by June 30, 2017.

That’s a lot of spending, but because Starwood points are so valuable and flexible, this deal is worth it for many folks.  It’s like earning 2 Starwood points per $1 (or 2.5 airline miles per $1 if you transfer Starwood points to airline miles) on your everyday purchases!

Big Targeted Promotion For AMEX Starwood Business Cardholders

You’ll Earn Enough Bonus Points From This Promotion for a Night at the Starwood Category 4 Walt Disney World Dolphin

I’ll share the details!

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10 Unusual Ways to Earn Southwest Points

Lyn writes about Southwest on and has written an ebook called “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Your Southwest Companion Pass” to help you earn what Emily and I believe is the best deal in travel – the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ve asked her to share some of the out-of-the-ordinary ways you can earn Southwest points for free flights, most of which also count toward earning the Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.

Lyn:   I check nearly every day to see what new ways are available to earn Southwest points, as my family of 4 flies almost exclusively on Southwest using their Rapid Rewards loyalty program.  So the more points I can secure, the more free travel we can take!

Ways To Earn Southwest Points

These 10 Tricks Can Get You an Award Flight to Anywhere Southwest Flies Sooner Rather Than Later!

I’ve put together some the crazier ways to earn Southwest points these days from learning your genetic history to paying your electric bill!  Who knew?!

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