Category Archives: Beginner Tips

“Taking an Around-the-World Trip Bolstered My Confidence in Areas of My Life Beyond Travel”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Jetsetter’s Homestead

Jennifer writes Jetsetter’s Homestead to share how she maximizes her vacation by planning extracurricular trips.

You can follow her in Instagram or Twitter.

Jetsetters Homestead

As I Travel More, I Seek out Unusual Experiences. This Was Shot at the Top of the Borobudur Temple in Indonesia 2 Years Ago on a Private Overnight Tour That Included a Pre-Dawn Hike to Watch the Sun Rise at This UNESCO World Heritage Site

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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“I Want to Help My Readers Live a Happier Life – Enjoying Experiences Rather Than Things”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Zen Life and Travel

Katie writes Zen Life and Travel to share the perks and benefits of collecting credit card points, airline miles, hotel points, elite status, and more.  You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Zen Life And Travel

Having Fun at St. Pete Beach, Florida

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Act Fast: Chase Fairmont Card Officially Discontinued, Working Link Found

If you’ve been considering the Chase Fairmont card, you have very little time left to apply.

Via Reddit, the Chase Fairmont is being discontinued. They’re officially NO longer accepting applications for the card, and the last known application link was taken down this afternoon.  But Frequent Miler reports there’s still a working link!

I doubt the link will last long.  So you’ll have to move fast if you’re interested!

This card is NOT affected by the Chase “5/24 rule”, so even folks who have applied for more than 5 cards from any bank (excluding certain business cards) in the past 24 months can be approved.

We don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always let you know about important changes to our miles & points hobby!

Act Fast Chase Fairmont Card Officially Discontinued Working Link Found

Spend a Couple of Nights in the Breathtaking Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for Free!

I’ll show you why this card is worth a look!

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Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her write about ways to earn more Southwest points that qualify for the Companion Pass.  Because hotel points transfers to Southwest won’t count towards the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.

Lyn:   Thanks to some timely deals to earn Southwest points through Rapid Rewards Shopping, you can earn nearly 5,000 Southwest points relatively cheaply.  And most will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

Earn Southwest Companion Pass Points With These Products

Trying to Earn the Companion Pass? I’ll Show You Ways to Earn Qualifying Southwest Points for Cheap!

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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Big Travel to Europe With This AMEX 100,000-Point Bonus

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, the fantastic 100,000-point sign-up bonus from The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN offers lots of options for flights.

Depending on your European destination, the points you earn from the card’s sign-up bonus and minimum spending requirement can be more than enough for multiple round-trip award tickets.

You can transfer the American Express Membership Rewards points to terrific airline partners across all 3 major alliances like Air Canada, British Airways, and Delta.  Or for more flexibility, use AMEX Pay With Points, which can make your points effectively worth up to 2 cents each.

Remember, the AMEX Business Platinum 100,000-point sign-up bonus is only available for a limited time until January 25, 2017.

Use AMEX Points Flights To Europe

You Can Earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Sign-Up Bonus, Which Gives You Lots of Options for Flights to Europe

I’ll show you how to use AMEX Membership Rewards points from the Business Platinum for flights to Europe!

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Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles!

If you have Virgin America points, you now have more opportunities to get excellent value from your rewards!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now book Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles!  This is a big deal, because folks with Virgin America points can now redeem their points with 2 very different “award charts”.

Book Virgin America Awards With Alaska Airlines Miles

You Now Have 2 Options for Redeeming Your Virgin America Points!

I’ll help you decide if booking Virgin America award flights with Alaska Airlines miles makes sense for you!

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New No-Annual-Fee Card With 5% Back at Amazon

Chase has released a few new cards in the past several months.  And they don’t seem to be slowing down!

Via Reddit, Chase has released a new credit card, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa.  This card will give you 5% back for Amazon purchases, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else.

But you MUST have an Amazon Prime account to earn 5% back at Amazon!

We don’t earn a commission for the Chase Amazon Prime card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

New No Annual Fee Card With 5 Back At Amazon

Amazon Prime Members Can Earn 5% Back on Amazon Purchases With This New Card

I’ll give you the details of this new card!

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Last Chance to Earn 100,000 Points With the Chase Sapphire Reserve

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

If you’ve been on the fence about signing-up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you only have today and tomorrow to apply for the massive 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus

Because if you apply online after January 11, 2017, will only earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points – half the current sign-up bonus!

Last Chance To Earn 100000 Points With The Chase Sapphire Reserve

After January 11, 2017, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Sign-Up Bonus Drops to 50,000 Points!

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always alert you when there’s a great deal!

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Easily Earn Companion Pass: Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased to 60,000 Points

Yesterday I showed you how easy it is to earn the Southwest Companion Pass with just credit card sign-ups.

And earning the Southwest Companion Pass just got easier!  Via Doctor of Credit, the Chase Southwest Premier small business card has an increased offer of 60,000 Southwest points after spending $3,000 within 3 months of opening your account.

We don’t earn a commission from any of these offers.  But we’ll always tell you about the best deals, because we appreciate our readers!

Easily Earn Companion Pass Chase Southwest Business Premier Bonus Increased To 60000 Points

Bring a Friend to the Bahamas for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll show you how this makes the Southwest Companion Pass easier to earn!

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How to Get $1,500 in Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

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

The Chase Sapphire Reserve is one of the best new cards we’ve had in the miles & points community in a while!

With perks like $300 annual travel credit, a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck, and complimentary airport lounge access, the Chase Sapphire Reserve competes with cards like the AMEX Platinum and Citi Prestige.

And you can get at LEAST $1,500 in free airfare with the sign-up bonus from the Chase Sapphire Reserve when you apply online through January 11, 2017.

How To Get 1,500 In Free Flights With No Blackout Dates With Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus

It’s Tricky to Find Award Flights for Some Destinations, Like Fiji.  Buying Your Ticket With Points Through the Chase Travel Portal Can Be MUCH Easier!

I’ll show you how easy it can be to use the sign-up bonus of the Chase Sapphire Reserve for Big Travel.  

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we always want you to get the best deals!

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