We’re Part of a New Family!

Five years ago, Emily and I started writing Million Mile Secrets during the nights and weekends so that we could share the world of miles and points travel with others.  We consider the blog as our baby.  And as our baby grew, we realized we couldn’t do everything ourselves!

So we brought on a few super-terrific folks to help us find the best deals, so we could tell you more ways to get Big Travel with Small Money.  And it’s worked!  We’ve been able to post more news faster.

But we found the technical demands of maintaining a quickly-growing blog too much to do ourselves.  We wanted to partner with folks who had technical and administrative resources (so we wouldn’t have to do everything!)

And we’re thrilled to share that Million Mile Secrets is now a member of the Bankrate family.  (They own creditcards.com.)

We're Part Of A New Family

Emily and I Are Excited That Million Mile Secrets Is Part of the Bankrate Family!  We’ll Continue to Tell You About the Best Deals.  And Now We’ll Get Great Support From Their IT Folks!

A crucial part of our decision was the ability to keep our complete independence in publishing content.  We made it absolutely clear that we’ll write about whatever we want, as we always have!

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70,000 Point Chase Ink Plus In-Branch Offer Extended!

Via Reddit, the 70,000 point Chase Ink Plus in-branch offer has been extended through August 20, 2016.

70,000 Point Chase Ink Plus In Branch Offer Extended

With 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You Can Stay 2 Nights for Free at the Park Hyatt Sydney!

This is great news!  Especially if you’ve been procrastinating about signing-up. 😉

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Hot! Round-Trip Business Class to Israel for $1,406+

If you’re planning a summer trip to Israel, you could get an amazing deal today!

Via The Points Guy, you can fly from several US cities to Tel Aviv, Israel in Business Class on British Airways, American Airlines, or Iberia, for as little as ~$1,406.

Cities include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Washington, DC.  But other cities are included, too.

The sale applies to travel between June and August 2016.

To get the discount, you have to be an AARP member (anyone can join for $16 and be immediately eligible for this deal) and use the Chase British Airways card for an additional 10% off.

Hot Round Trip Business Class To Israel For 1406

Visit Tel Aviv, Israel With British Airways Round-Trip Business Class Fares as Low as ~$1,406!

I’ll explain how to get the discounted fare!

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Won’t Last! New York, Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles to Paris From ~$401 Round-Trip!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly non-stop to Paris from New York (JFK), Fort Lauderdale, and Los Angeles this winter starting at ~$401 round-trip!

Won't Last New York Fort Lauderdale And Los Angeles To Paris From 401 Round Trip

Score a Cheap Flight to Paris and Enjoy Parisian Cheese and Ice Cream Like Emily Did!

I’d suggest booking your flight soon.  Because I don’t know how long this deal will last!

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Do Chase’s Stricter Approval Rules Now Apply to All of Their Cards?

Last year, Chase stopped approving many folks for some of their cards, like the Freedom and Sapphire Preferred, if they’d opened ~5 or more credit cards (from any bank) in the past 24 months.

Via Doctor of Credit and Reddit, these stricter rules now apply to more of their cards.

Do Chase's Stricter Approval Rules Now Apply To All Of Their Cards

If You’ve Opened 5+ New Credit Cards in the Last 24 Months, You’ll Find It Tougher to Be Approved for Certain Chase Cards

While there’s no official word from Chase about this change, I’ll share what I know and what this means for you.

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Earn American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG & Choice Hotel Stays

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 3 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at IHG hotels and 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at Choice hotels when you book through the American Airlines Shopping Portal.

This follows news that you can earn 2 American Airlines miles at Hilton hotels.

While this a great way to earn extra American Airlines miles, you might get a better deal booking hotels through other online portals like TopCashBack.

Earn American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG Choice Hotel Stays

Earn 3X American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG Hotels Like the InterContinental Boston

I’ll explain how to earn American Airlines miles on your hotel bookings.

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Free Breakfast, Wi-Fi, & Gym at These 4 Hyatt Places in Europe, No Elite Status Required!

Planning a trip to Europe?  Hyatt recently opened a Hyatt Place hotel in London, and has 3 more Hyatt Place locations in Amsterdam and Armenia!

Free Breakfast Wi-Fi Gym At These 4 Hyatt Places In Europe No Elite Status Required

A Hyatt Place Hotel Just Opened Near London Heathrow, So You’ll Have More Options to Stay When Visiting the City!

Here’s a look at these hotels, and why they’re good options if you’re traveling on a budget on your trip across the pond.

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