Best of Million Mile Secrets – June 2016

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1.   I shared the great news that the AMEX Delta cards are offering limited-time increased sign-up bonuses through July 6, 2016.

And then showed you how to use those bonuses to fly to Europe or get $1,200 worth of US flights!  Or $600 without searching for award flights (but if you’re flexible, the sign-up bonus is worth much more!)

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
With the AMEX Platinum Delta 60,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus and Miles From Minimum Spending, You’ll Have Just About Enough Delta Miles to Fly One-Way to Athens in Business Class!

2.   Did you know the 75,000 Hilton points bonus on the no-annual-fee Citi Hilton Visa card is back?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
75,000 Hilton Points Is More Than Enough for a Night at the El Conquistador Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico

3.    Costco started accepting Visa cards in June.  And I let you know the Chase Freedom card extended its 5X bonus at wholesale clubs (like Costco!) through the end of 2016!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
When You Register, You’ll Earn 5X Bonus Chase Ultimate Rewards Points (5% Cash Back) at Warehouse Clubs Like Costco Through the End of 2016 With the Freedom Card!

4.  There was great news for folks looking to get more cards from American Express.  Because you can now (unofficially) have up to 5 AMEX credit cards at one time, when the limit used to be 4 cards at once!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
You Can Now Have a Total of 5 AMEX Credit Cards Open at Any Given Time!

5.   Unfortunately, there are negative changes coming to the American Airlines frequent flyer program that will make it harder for folks to earn elite status with American Airlines.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
Major Changes Are Coming to the American Airlines Loyalty Program, Making It Harder to Earn Elite Status

6.   We introduced our Sweet Spot series.  And showed you how to get to Hawaii for less using flexible points, like Chase Ultimate Rewards and AMEX Membership Rewards, for Flying Blue award tickets.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
If You’re Not on the West Coast, You Can Get to Hawaii for Fewer Miles With Flying Blue

7.   I told you about the higher bonuses for the Bank of America Alaska Airlines personal and small business cards.

These offers are still available, so if you want either of these cards I’d get them soon.  Because we don’t know when the deals will end!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
The Higher 30,000 Mile Sign-Up Bonus From the Bank of America Alaska Airlines Personal and Small Business Cards Is Enough for a One-Way Coach Award Flight on Cathay Pacific From the US to Asia

8.   Lots of folks were targeted for better offers for the Chase United Explorer card.  And there was a better public offer too!  Did you take advantage of either of these deals?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
There Were Targeted Offers for 75,000 United Airlines Miles With the United Explorer Card. Which Is Enough for 3 Round-Trip Coach Flights Within the Mainland US & Canada!

9.   There was great news for folks wanting to visit Cuba like Emily did recently,  because you can now use miles & points to get there!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
Starting This Fall, You Can Use Miles & Points to Visit Cuba Like Emily Did Recently!

10.   We ran an experiment to see which cards give you the best exchange rates on foreign transactions.  So you’ll know which card to carry next time you travel abroad. 🙂

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - June 2016
Traveling Outside the US? Our Test Showed You’ll Get a Better Exchange Rate With Certain Cards!
Bonus:   There were lots of amazing deals to Europe this month!  I let you know about cheap flights to destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Zurich, and Madrid.  These fares are gone now, because great deals like these don’t last long!

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