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News You Can Use – 3,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping, Nordstrom Discount, ExpertFlyer Update & More!

News You Can Use – 3,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping, Nordstrom Discount, ExpertFlyer Update & More!

Million Mile SecretsNews You Can Use – 3,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Shopping, Nordstrom Discount, ExpertFlyer Update & More!Million Mile Secrets Team

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1.   Shop Online and Earn Up to 3,500 Bonus American Airlines Miles

Link:   American Airlines Shopping Portal

Via Maximizing Money, you’ll earn bonus American Airlines miles when you start your shopping at the American Airlines shopping portal through August 16, 2015.

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Get up to 3,500 American Airlines Miles When You Shop Online Through August 16, 2015

You’ll earn:

  • 500 bonus American Airlines miles when you spend $125
  • 1,250 bonus American Airlines miles when you spend $500
  • 3,500 bonus American Airlines miles when you spend $1,000

You can use ANY credit card to pay for your purchases.

Shopping portals are an easy way to earn bonus miles and points.

Remember, Southwest has a similar promotion through August 16, 2015.

And for folks who would rather earn cash back, you can still get up to 30% back when you shop at Macy’s through Discover Deals!

2.   Get a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card for $90 at Staples.com

Link:   $90 Nordstrom Gift Card at Staples.com

Link:   Chase Ink Plus

Link:   Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card

Link:   SimplyCash Business Card from American Express

Via Doctor of Credit, you can buy $100 Nordstrom gift cards at Staples.com for $90 through July 18, 2015 (tomorrow!).  These are physical gift cards, but shipping is free.  The limit is 1 per customer.

You should get the gift card in time for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, which runs through August 3, 2015!

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Get 10% Off and Free Shipping on $100 Nordstrom Gift Cards. And Earn Bonus Points!

Remember, the Chase Ink Plus & Ink Business Cash Credit Card earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent at office supply stores.  And AMEX SimplyCash earns 5% back per $1 spent at US office supply stores.

So you can earn 450 bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards points or $4.50 back.

You could also try to click through to Staples from a shopping portal.

Gift cards are NOT supposed to count for shopping portal bonuses, but it never hurts to try!

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Gift Card Purchases Are NOT Supposed to Earn Shopping Portal Bonus Points, but Sometimes They Do!

In my experience, some gift cards DO count.  So it’s worth clicking through just in case!

3.   Delta Award Flights Now Back on ExpertFlyer

Link:   ExpertFlyer

Link:   How to Use ExpertFlyer

Via The Points Guy, you can now search low-level Delta award flights on ExpertFlyer (free to join!).

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ExpertFlyer Is a Handy Tool for Finding Award Seats on Flights! Now You Can Search for Award Flights on Delta

ExpertFlyer has many uses, like searches for award flights, upgrades, seat maps, and more!

If you fly Delta, this is a welcome change!

4.   NYC Restaurant Week: Discounts on Lunch and Dinner! And $5 Off With AMEX Cards

Link:   NYC Restaurant Week 

Link:   AMEX EveryDay Preferred

Link:   Chase Sapphire Preferred

From July 20, 2015, to August 14, 2015, you can get a deal on 3-course lunch or dinner in New York.

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NYC Restaurant Week Is a Great Way to Explore New Eats! This Year, It’s From July 20, 2015, to August 14, 2015

If you’re visiting New York this summer, save some cash with this deal!

Be sure to use a card that earns bonus points, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, which earns 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on dining.

And AMEX has a promotion (sign-up required) for $5 back when you spend $25+ at participating restaurants.  You can get the credit up to 4 times per card!  Be sure to enroll your AMEX cards!

Let me know if you take advantage of these deals!

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