I’d Love to Meet You at the Chicago Seminars October 17, 2014, to October 19, 2014!

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You can learn from some of your favorite miles and points bloggers at the Chicago Seminars from October 17, 2014, to October 19, 2014.  Registration is now open!

I'd Love To Meet You At The Chicago Seminars October 17, 2014 To October 19, 2014

We Hope to See You at the Chicago Seminars!

How Much Does It Cost to Attend?

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One Week Left: $250 Sign-Up Bonus on American Express SimplyCash

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If you’ve thought of getting the American Express SimplyCash credit card, there’s only 1 week left to apply and get a $250 statement credit after completing the minimum spending!

You must be approved by April 28, 2014 to get the bonus.  Tis card normally has no sign-up bonus.

One Week: Left $250 Sign Up Bonus On American Express SimplyCash

One Week Left to Apply for the AMEX SimplyCash and Get a $250 Statement Credit

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How to Load Bluebird With Gift Cards at Walmart

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Are you 1 of the folks wondering how to use gift cards to load your Bluebird account at Walmart now that you can’t buy Vanilla Reloads with a credit card at CVS anymore?

How To Load Bluebird With Gift Cards At Walmart

You Can’t Buy Vanilla Reloads With a Credit Card at CVS Anymore…but You
Can Still Use Gift Cards to Load Your Bluebird!

Many of us were loading Bluebird with Vanilla Reloads, but that’s no longer possible.  But you can buy PIN-enabled gift cards with a credit card to earn miles and points instead.  And then load these gift cards onto Bluebird, but you have to go to Walmart in person.  Then you can use Bluebird to pay bills you can’t normally pay with a credit card.

And don’t forget that you can also use Evolve Money to pay certain bills online with a gift card with a PIN without having to go to Wal-Mart.

If you’re new to this, I’ll show you how!

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Is it Worth Earning a British Airways Travel Together Ticket?

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Million Mile Secrets reader GLG commented:

Hi Daraius,
I am spending $20,000 to get the British Airways 100,000 miles.  Is it worth an extra $10,000 in spending to get the ‘companion cert.’ ?  I’m stuck only using it on British Airways flights.  Can I use it with British Airways Avios points on British Airways flights?  What have you two done with your Companion certs.?

Is It Worth Earning A British Airways Travel Together Ticket

Emily & I Used Our Travel Together Ticket to Fly British Airways First Class From Boston to London

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Will American Airlines Charge Me for Each Segment of My Award Trip?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Bob commented:

I am trying to book my 1st 1-way flight using different segments.  I want to book with American Airlines miles and go from Boston to Bangkok by going:

Boston -> New York (JFK) -> Hong Kong -> Bangkok

I used the American Airlines website to find award seats from Boston to New York (JFK) and used the British Airways website to find Cathay Pacific award seats from New York (JFK) to Hong Kong and Hong Kong to Bangkok.

When I call American Airlines to book, will they try to charge me for the Boston to New York (JFK) segment, in addition to the miles to Asia?

Will American Airlines Charge Me For Each Segment Of My Award Trip

How Many American Airlines Miles Will Bob’s Trip Cost?

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