Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2014

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2014

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Here are the most interesting and useful posts for April 2014.

1.   You learned a new way to use a credit card to pay for bills you normally can’t pay with a credit card.

Use Evolve Money To Pay Your Utilities Student Loans And More With A Credit Card
Evolve Money: More Convenient Than Loading Bluebird at Walmart

2.   You have to pay a free to transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to certain airlines.

Do You Pay A Fee To Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points To An Airline
Will You Pay a Fee to Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points to Delta?

3.   I showed you how to get to Kauai using miles and points.

Winter Getaway To Kauai
Daraius and Emily at Waimea Canyon – the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

4.   Why you still want to shop at CVS to help meet your credit card minimum spending requirements.  

You Can Still Buy Vanilla Visa Gift Cards At CVS
Can You Still Buy Vanilla Visas at CVS With a Credit Card?

5.   You learned how to use your hotel points to book rooms for others.

Use Points To Book Room For Others
We Booked Our Family at the Park Hyatt Goa, but We Traveled With Them

6.   Save money when you load your Bluebird card.

Simon Mall Visa Gift Card
Save Money on PIN-Enabled Gift Cards at Simon Malls

7.   You can use American Airlines miles to fly on Etihad Airlines.

Etihad Award Routes
Emily and Daraius Used 90,000 American Miles Each to Fly First Class on Etihad

8.   I showed you how to decide on a hotel credit card.

How To Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right For You
Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea

9.   Did you know your AMEX card gives you free shipping when you shop online at certain stores?

Do You Know The Secret Of Getting Free Shipping Using Your AMEX Card
American Express Cardholders Get Free 2-Day Shipping With ShopRunner

10.   You get 5% cash back from your Chase Freedom card when you eat at restaurants this quarter. 

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@Tom, where do I buy the amazon GCs for more than 5% off?

Some real good stuff in April!

Thanks for all your tips! The tip about Evolve Money has been huge for paying my student loans with gift cards to meet my minimum spending requirements. Love your site!

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@Paul – Thanks for the link!

@ChristineB – Thanks for reading!

Yes, however you can save 5% or more in cash, at discounted giftcard sites.

For those meeting Freedom/Discover it 5% $1,500 limit, remember that Lowe’s stocks a whole bunch of different gift cards.

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