Best of Million Mile Secrets – January 2017

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1.   Earning the Southwest Companion Pass is easier now that the Chase Southwest Business Premier bonus has increased to 60,000 Southwest points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Bring a Friend to the Bahamas, Mexico, or Costa Rica for (Nearly) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   Did you know you can now use fewer miles for short flights with Alaska Airlines’ new award chart?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
With Alaska Airlines’ New Distance Based Award Chart, You Can Fly From Salt Lake City to Portland, for Example, for Only 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles and ~$11!

3.   Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan shared her National Parks Family Road Trip trip report.  With highlights of Yosemite, Death Valley & Red Rock Canyon, and Zion & Bryce Canyon.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Team Member Meghan Shared Her Family’s Road Trip to National Parks, and Tips on Traveling With a Baby!

4.   I explained which card is best for airport lounges.  By comparing the airport lounge perks you’ll get with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, AMEX Platinum, and Citi Prestige Card.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Relax and Enjoy Snacks in a Variety of Airport Lounges With These Great Travel Cards

5.   I let you know that hotel point transfers will no longer qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass after March 31, 2017.  And Million Mile Secrets team member Harlan shared his personal experience getting the Southwest Companion Pass with hotel points.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
If You Have Marriott or Starwood Points, You Can Book a Marriott Hotel + Air Package and Earn a Southwest Companion Pass for Almost 2 Years

6.   Do you know the secret way for free Uber rides with Arrival Plus miles?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles for Uber Rides Under $100 With This Simple Trick!

7.   Folks who spend a lot at Amazon might want to consider the new no-annual-fee Amazon Prime Rewards Visa card that earns 5% back at Amazon!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Amazon Prime Members Can Earn 5% Back on Amazon Purchases With This New Card

8.   If you took advantage of the great AMEX Business Platinum offer, don’t forget to read about the perks of having the Southwest Companion Pass & the AMEX Business Platinum card!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Use the Perks of Your Southwest Companion Pass and AMEX Business Platinum Card to Travel for Less to Fantastic Destinations Like San Juan!

9.   You can earn big miles & points with these 7 quick small business ideas.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Shopping at Staples for Your eBay or Amazon Business Can Help You Earn Lots of Bonus Points If You Use Certain Small Business Credit Cards

10.   Check out my ultimate guide to Big Travel with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Including transfer partnershow to transfer points, how to fly within the Continental US, to the Caribbean & MexicoHawaii, Europe, and more!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Travel to Wonderful European Destinations!
Bonus:   Don’t forget, if you’re planning a trip to Canada, you can visit Canadian National Parks for free in 2017!
Best Of Million Mile Secrets January 2017
Enjoy the Breathtaking Views at Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland

And I let you know about cheap flights from the West Coast to Europe, a Delta North America award sale, and one-way sale fares from $20+!

These deals are now expired, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook and never miss another sale!

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