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We Always Tell You the Best Offers — Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing for August 2016!

We Always Tell You the Best Offers — Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing for August 2016!

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Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Emily and I try to make sure our readers always get the best offers when they sign-up for a credit card – even if it means we don’t earn a commission.

I always list the best credit card offer I’m aware of, even if I don’t earn a cent from it!

And I’m always grateful when readers bring better offers to our attention!

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Helping You Get Big Travel With Small Money Is My First Priority!

Why Do We Tell You About the Best Offers?

Link:   Hot Deals

Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  We love hearing your success stories of getting Big Travel with Small Money from the tips and tricks you’ve learned here.

When we started the blog, I told you I’d always let you know if I found a better public offer for any credit card, even if it means giving up our commission on the card.

We earn a commission on cards that have an image of the card under the card’s name on the Hot Deals page.  But if you only see a link with the card’s name, and no card image beneath, that means Emily and I get nothing if you apply.

Yes, but Why?

Because it’s the right thing to do.  We’ll never stop doing it!

We take pride in telling you about the best offers.  Even if there’s a lesser offer that would earn us a commission.

In fact, the top 4 cards on 10 Best Deals in Travel link to cards that earn nothing for the blog.

And that’s fine by us!

The Top Deals That Earn Us $0!

Here are this month’s top 10 cards that earn us nothing if you apply!

Chase Ink Plus (In-Branch)

Until August 20, 2016, when you sign-up in-branch for the Chase Ink Plus you’ll earn 70,000 bonus points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account.

If you don’t live near a Chase branch, or just prefer online applications, you can use our link and earn 60,000 bonus points.

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
The Sign-Up Bonus From the Chase Ink Plus Will Take You Just About Anywhere You Want to Go

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are my favorite kind of points because you can get Big Travel when you transfer to great travel partners like Hyatt, Southwest, Flying Blue, or United Airlines.

70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points are also worth $875 towards travel with NO blackout dates when you book through the Chase Travel Portal.

Here’s my full review of the Chase Ink Plus card.

 

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Southwest Is Very Flexible, So you Can Focus on the Important Things

For a limited time, you can earn 50,000 Southwest points when you complete the minimum spending on the Chase Southwest PremierPremier small business, and Plus cards.

This makes qualifying for the Southwest Companion Pass much easier!  By earning the bonus from 1 personal and 1 small business card, you’ll have nearly enough Southwest points to qualify.

Just watch out for these 3 mistakes that won’t get you a Companion Pass!


We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Travel in Style With a Priority Pass Select Membership From the Citi Prestige

Citi ThankYou points transfer to lots of valuable airline partners, like Flying Blue, which frequently publishes great deals to Europe.

The $450 annual fee is high.  But you can offset it with the $250 airline credit, the $100 statement credit for Global Entry, and access to airport lounges.  

Read my full review of the card!

Chase Hyatt

Link:   Chase Hyatt

With the Chase Hyatt card, you can earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt worldwide after completing the minimum spending requirements.  This includes fancy luxury hotels like the Park Hyatt Sydney, where I stayed when I surprised my mom for her 60th birthday.

You’ll also earn 5,000 bonus points when you add an authorized user who makes a purchase within the first 3 months.

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Two Nights at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cancun Will Pay for Your Hotel AND Dining!

This sign up bonus is easily worth over $1,000 on 2 nights at expensive hotels.  And you get a free night certificate at a Hyatt Category 1 through 4 hotel each year you’re a cardmember.

 

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
7,500 American Airlines Can Take You From Albuquerque to Las Vegas to Visit the City of Lights, or Take a Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park

The annual fee is $95, but it’s waived the first year.  And make sure you read my review of the card!

 

Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Link:   Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Alaska Airlines does not belong to an alliance, but they have a good mix of airline partners.  You can fly with partners like American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Air France.

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Use Alaska Airlines Miles to Fly First Class on Cathay Pacific!

With the Bank of America Alaska Airlines card, you’ll earn 30,000 Alaska Airlines miles after your first purchase – no minimum spending required!

Plus you’ll earn a $100 statement credit after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.

Hilton Cards

Link:   Hotel Cards – Hot Deals

It’s very easy to earn lots of Hilton points for Big Travel.

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
The 5-Star Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort Costs Only 5,000 Hilton Points per Night

Here are the 2 Hilton cards that don’t earn us a commission:

The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card is most valuable for folks who want to stay in expensive luxury hotels.  Because you can get 2 weekend night certificates to use at almost any Hilton hotel, like The Grand Wailea in Maui, where Emily and I stayed a few years back!

The Citi Hilton HHonors cards have increased sign-up bonuses for a limited time.

Here’s how to decide which Hilton credit card is right for your travel goals.

9.   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

Link:   Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards

I wrote about how to save over $1,000 on Big Travel with the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cards.

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
The Ramada Downtown Dubai Has a Great Location Next to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain

The annual-fee version of the card has a sign-up bonus of 45,000 Wyndham points after meeting minimum spend requirements.  A night at ANY Wyndham hotel costs 15,000 Wyndham points, so the bonus is enough for 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel, including their all-inclusive resorts!

 

We Always Tell You The Best Offers Top 10 Cards That Earn Us Nothing For August 2016
Wherever You’re Headed, There’s Sure to Be a Marriott

 

Bottom Line

Thank you for reading our blog all these years, and trusting us to always give you the best credit card deals!

We’ll never stop telling you the top cards to earn Big Travel with Small Money, even if they don’t earn us a commission.

Remember, any offer you see in Hot Deals that does NOT have an image of the credit card, does NOT earn Emily or me a commission.  We’re happy to include these because we believe it’s the right thing to do.

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