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Why Now Is a Great Time to Get the Southwest Companion Pass (2 for 1 Flights!)

The Southwest Companion Pass is my #1 favorite deal in travel!  Because a friend or family member can fly with you for almost free on paid and award tickets for up to 2 years!

Now’s a perfect time to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass because if you earn the Companion Pass in 2016, it’s valid for the rest of this year and all of 2017. 

And it’s easy to earn the Companion Pass now, because there are increased sign-up bonuses on all 3 Chase Southwest cards!

Why Now Is A Great Time To Get The Southwest Companion Pass 2 For 1 Flights

Share the LUV by Flying 2-for-1 With the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll remind you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.  And show you how to make the most of it!

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Act Soon! 75,000 Mile Citi AAdvantage Executive Sign-Up Bonus Ends October 27, 2015

Via One Mile at a Time, the increased 75,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® card will end October 27, 2015.

This is a very good deal!  Normally, the sign-up bonus on the card is 50,000 American Airlines miles, although in the past it’s been as high as 100,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements.

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The Sign-Up Bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Is More Than Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Ticket to Asia

So you’ve got less than a week to apply for this card!

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Can Folks Who Don’t Do a Lot of Spending Still Earn Big Travel?

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.

Can Folks Who Don't Do A Lot Of Spending Still Earn Big Travel

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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The Barclaycard Arrival Plus Is Back – but It’s NOT as Good a Deal

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.

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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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Save Points (and Money) Using the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal

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 Points And Money Using 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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World Travel 101: Part 9 – Staying Connected

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!

World Travel 101: Part 9 Staying Connected

So How Do You Stay Connected Overseas?

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Book Fast! Business Class Round-Trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil for ~$1,550

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.

Book Fast Business Class Round Trip To Rio De Janeiro And Sao Paulo Brazil For 1,550

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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