2 Flights & Luxurious Hotel From 1 Card Bonus

Need a weekend getaway?  You can use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus for simple, fun, and easy-to-redeem trips within the mainland US!

For example, you can transfer 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for 2 round-trip coach tickets to New York City.  Then use the remaining 30,000 points from the sign-up bonus for a night at a luxurious Hyatt hotel.

I’ll also show you how to get fun trips to Key West and Las Vegas!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Sign Up Bonus

Use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 2 Round-Trip Tickets and a Free Night in the Big Apple!

Here’s how to use the sign-up bonus from the Chase Ink Business Preferred card for a vacation!

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How to Keep an Excellent Credit Score While Applying for Lots of Credit Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Brittany, tweeted:

Can you do a post on maintaining a credit score of 750+ while applying for lots of cards?  I can’t find a recent one.

Did you know applying for lots of credit cards can actually improve your credit score?

If you aren’t familiar with how your credit score works, credit cards can seem scary.  Because the way you handle your credit cards can greatly impact your credit score.

But if you understand the factors of your credit score, you’ll see it’s less impacted by the number of cards you have.  And has more to do with how you use them.

How To Keep An Excellent Credit Score While Applying For Lots Of Credit Cards

Don’t Let Applying for Multiple Credit Cards Keep You Away From Getting Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll show you why applying for lots of credit cards is NOT always bad for your credit score.  And how they can even enhance it!

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Worth It to Keep 2 American Airlines Credit Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Juli, commented:

I have two American Airlines credit cards, the Citi® / AAdvantage®
Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
 and Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard.  Are both of these cards worth keeping?

Great question, Juli!

The 2 cards have very similar perks.  You get bonus miles on American Airlines purchases, a free checked bag, and a 10% rebate when you redeem miles for award flights.

Because these 2 cards have an annual fee and similar benefits, it’s probably not worth keeping both.  The only exception is if Juli plans to spend a lot on the cards to earn American Airlines elite status.

But before Juli cancels one of the cards, she should consider the application rules for each bank.  This can make it easier to earn more American Airlines miles with future sign-up bonuses!

Keep 2 American Airlines Cards

There’s a Strategy for Folks Deciding Between Which American Airlines Card to Keep in Their Wallets!

I’ll explain which American Airlines credit card Juli should keep!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

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!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Which Airline Is Best for AMEX Business Platinum Pay With Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:

Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points

Fantastic question, Kim!

Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates.  And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points.  But only on your selected airline.

Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline.  So this can impact your decision, too.

AMEX Business Platinum Airline Choice

Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!

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Blog Giveaway: $200 American Airlines Gift Card!

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

Emily and I are thankful for the support of our readers!  So this week we’re giving away a $200 American Airlines gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 American Airlines Gift Card

Jump On the Next Airfare Sale to Europe, and Use a $200 American Airlines Gift Card to Save Even More

I’ll show you how to enter!

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7,000 Southwest Points Winner!

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7,000 Southwest points giveaway!

7000 Southwest Points Winner

Are You the Winner of 7,000 Southwest Points?

Find out who won!

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Traveling Through Denver This Holiday Season? Go Ice Skating!

Folks traveling through Denver for the holiday season, be warned!

Via The Points Guy, until January 1, 2017, travelers will experience an influx of ice when traveling through the Denver airport.  Free of charge!

Denver airport has opened an ice skating rink in the airport’s open-air plaza, open between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm daily.  So check it out!

Traveling Through Denver This Holiday Season Go Ice Skating

I Can’t Skate, but You Might Enjoy a Quick Spin on the Ice in Denver Over the Holidays!

I like seeing airports go out of their way to make the holiday travel more enjoyable for travelers!

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Rumor: Chase Freedom Bonus Categories – January to June 2017

We MAY know the upcoming Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first half of 2017!

Via Reddit, you can expect to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) with your Chase Freedom when you spend on gas stations and commuter passes from January to March 2017.  And grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.

This is NOT confirmed.  But a Reddit user says that’s what they were told by a Chase representative.

Rumor Chase Freedom Bonus Categories January To June 2017

Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses

I’ll tell you what we know!

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Cheap Flights to Iceland From 6 Cities in the US and Canada!

Good news for folks eager to visit Iceland!  WOW Air has added more cheap fares from the US and Canada to Iceland, for travel between December 2016 and May 2017.  One-way fares start at $99!

And for a slightly higher price, you can connect onward to many destinations in Continental Europe, like Amsterdam and Berlin, from $149 one-way.

I flew WOW Air to Iceland, and really liked it!

Cheap Flights To Iceland From 6 Cities In The US And Canada

I Made Some Unforgettable Memories in Iceland

I’ll give you the details of this deal from WOW Air.

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