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Best of Million Mile Secrets – June 2014

Best of Million Mile Secrets – June 2014

Million Mile SecretsBest of Million Mile Secrets – June 2014Million Mile Secrets Team

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1.   You learned which cards to load to Bluebird now that you can no longer load Vanilla Visa cards.

US Bank and Metabank Gift Cards Still Appear to Work to Load Bluebird at Walmart
US Bank and Metabank Gift Cards Still Appear to Work to Load Bluebird at Walmart

2.   Do you know which 12 hotel credit cards offer elite status?

Free Gold Status Earns MQ Best Western Bonus Points for Stays at Best Western Hotels Like the Best Western Premier Vieux Port in France
The Best Western Card Gives You Free Gold Status Which Earns Best Western Bonus Points at Best Western Hotels Like the Best Western Premier Vieux Port in France

3.   I showed you how to share your points with anyone.

Sharing Points Means More Big Travel With Small Money!
Did You Know You Can Share Your Points With Anyone?

4.   You can save money on hotels with an AAA membership.

AAA Hotel Rates
AAA Membership Can Get You Big Travel With Small Money

5.   Do you know which bank accounts you can open with a credit card?

Fund A Bank Account With A Credit Card
11 Banks Let You Fund a New Bank Account With a Credit Card

6.   You learned that you do NOT have to use your own Southwest points to add a Companion to your Companion Pass!

Why You Should Choose Your Barclays Cards Wisely
You Can Use a Friend’s Southwest Points to Book a Southwest Flight for Yourself & Then Add Your Companion

7.   I showed you the Chase Freedom airline ticket booking trick.

8.   You will NOT lose your Starwood hotel points if you cancel your card.

Will Dan Lose His Points If He Cancels His Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card?
You Won’t Lose Your Starwood Points If You Cancel Your Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card

9.   You learned when Chase Ultimate Rewards points are better than Barclays Arrival points.

Activities In Milan
Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Are Better When Used for International Travel to Places Like Milan, Italy

10.   I showed you how to get a Priority Pass Lounge Membership with your American Express Platinum card.

How To Get Priority Pass Lounge Membership With Your American Express Platinum Card
You Can Get a Priority Pass Lounge Membership with Your American Express Platinum Card to Get Free Food, and Massages…at the Airport!

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Thank you for your blog Darius and Emily! You make everything easy and pleasant to read and you have a positive, upbeat presentation. I like to read about your trips and experiences too, and you seem to be generally nice people. For the person who made a comment about reposts, that is what the internet essentially is, dude - collecting, organizing and spreading information. I have seen Darius credit other sites if applicable, and if he reposts his own stuff now and then that is only to be expected since he writes so frequently and reliably. I find it all very useful.


I just received a targeted offer to transfer SPG points to Dividend Miles for a 20% bonus. So:

20,000 SPG points + 5,000 standard bonus + 5,000 additional bonus = 30,000 DM


Most other credit card bloggers are lucky to get 3 or 4 comments per post.....but not Darius! Keep up the good work, man, as you are the go-to guy for many of us (including, apparently, every whiney-ass complainer in bloggerland).

I would suggest that you rename the blog "Thousand Mile Reposts" to better reflect the content.

I want to personally thank you for continuing to provide such valuable help, instruction, and insight. I frequent a blog that provides a platform to take pokes at you (not to mention your DW) and yet find that I am much better off with the knowledge you comprehensively present. Risk averse, concise info is better than disjointed. Review is helpful, too. Thanks again.

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@JanB - Thanks for reading and glad you find the blog useful!