Best of Million Mile Secrets – October 2016

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – October 2016

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1.   I let you know about the highest public offer I’ve ever seen on The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.  You can earn up to 100,000 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is More Than Enough for an Award Ticket to Europe!

2.   I let y’all know that Chase will soon launch a new small business card (with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus!) called the Chase Ink Preferred.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Earning 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points With the New Chase Ink Preferred Card Is Great News for Folks Who Like Big Travel!

3.   I shared a few great Starwood – Marriott merger loopholes.  Like how to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Marriott and the secret way to transfer Starwood points to anyone.  Plus tricks to better travel with your Marriott and Starwood points and how to get a $360+ weekend Starwood stay with 18,000 Chase Points!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Top Off Your Marriott Account With AMEX Membership Rewards Points for an Award Stay at the Relaxing Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

4.   Don’t forget, time is running out to apply for the Chase Ink Plus card with 5X bonus categories.  Because the Ink Plus card will be closed to new applicants soon!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
If You Want to Earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at Office Supply Stores, Now Is the Time to Apply for the Chase Ink Plus Card. Because Soon, New Applications Will NOT Be Accepted!

5.   I explained whether the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige Card has better travel protection.  

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Did You Know Both the Citi Prestige Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Offer Travel Protection Benefits for Plane, Train Rides, AND Cruises?

6.   I showed you how to fill out a Global Entry application.  This saves you a LOT of time in airports if you travel frequently.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Avoid Long Lines at the Airport With Global Entry or TSA PreCheck

7.   Do you know this easy way to track your Chase Freedom 5X spending?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Tracking Chase Freedom 5X Bonus Spending Can Help You Earn Points Toward Big Travel Like a Free Night at the Luxurious Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome!

8.   I shared more negative changes to booking United Airlines award flights.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
The United Airlines Multi-City Award Booking Feature Will Now Cost More Miles!

9.   Do you know whether it’s a better deal to book hotels through a travel website or directly through the hotel?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Can Booking Direct With the Hotel Chain Save You Money?

10.   I wrote about the secret way to get 5X points on Amazon (and other shopping) AMEX Platinum cards, like The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz or The Platinum Card from American Express!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - October 2016
Earn 5X AMEX Membership Rewards Points in Addition to Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Pay With Your AMEX Platinum Through the United MileagePlus X App!

Bonus:   There were a few good deals on flights this month!  I let you know about cheap flights to top destinations like Paris, Milan, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Cuba.  These fares are now expired, because great deals like these don’t last long!

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  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
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  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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