Million Mile Secrets reader, Garrick, commented:
Would you be able to provide strategies and insight into collecting miles at different income levels? Many cards are touted as great, but require spending of $20,000+ a year.
For young people like myself who don’t come anywhere near that, do you have any recommendations for cards or programs to stick with? Based on my yearly spending I feel like it would be best to stick to 1 program such as AMEX Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards.
Garrick, you’ve come to the right place! Million Mile Secrets is all about how folks like you can get Big Travel with Small Money.
You Don’t Need to Be a Big Spender to Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality!
Let’s take a look at how folks who don’t do much spending can still save thousands of dollars on travel! And I’ll explain how to decide which cards to start with.
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I wrote earlier this month that the Barclaycard Arrival Plus was changing. At the time, Barclays temporarily closed the card to new applicants.
You can now apply for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus again. But it’s NOT as good as it was before!
That said, it still comes with a 40,000 Barclays Arrival mile sign-up bonus after completing minimum spending requirements. That’s now worth ~$420 (previously $440) in statement credits for travel purchases of $100 or more.
Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this card, but we’ll always share the best deals with our readers.
You Can Still Get Big Travel From the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, but It’s NOT as Good as It Once Was!
Let’s look at the changes and see whether it’s worth applying for (or keeping) the card.
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My favorite use of Chase Ultimate Rewards points is transferring them to airline and hotel partners for Big Travel with Small Money.
But sometimes you’re better off using points to book airfare through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
Right now, there are great sign-up bonuses on the Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Cash cards. And you can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points earned with these cards to book discounted travel through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.
Save Money (and Points!) When You Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Book Airfare and More Through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal
Let’s see when it’s a better deal to use points to pay for airfare instead of transferring them to airlines!
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When traveling overseas, your friends and family will want to check-in to be sure you’re safe. And they’ll want to know all about your trip and (if you’re like me!) you might have some work to do!
So How Do You Stay Connected Overseas?
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You can fly round-trip to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival in Business Class for ~$1,500!
If you didn’t get in on last night’s mistake fare to Beijing, here’s another great deal that will NOT last long!
View From the Wing reports you can fly to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, Brazil, from April 2015 through February 2016, for only ~$1,550 round-trip in Business Class on American Airlines and Delta! It’s a result of a fare war between the airlines, so book quickly!
These tickets usually cost ~$4,000 or more! If you’re planning a trip to South America and want to splurge on Business Class, it’s a great deal.
Sun-Seekers Could Fly in Style to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for Only ~$1,550 Round-Trip in Business Class!
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