The Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2013

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Here’s what I consider the most interesting and useful posts in April 2013.

1.   Buy Visa and MasterCard gift cards from grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations etc. and then use those gift cards to load your American Express Bluebird at Wal-Mart and pay your mortgage, car loan, etc.
Even Better With a PIN!
Buy Gift Cards with a Credit Card
2.   You can even load your Bluebird using an automated kiosk at Wal-Mart.  Some readers are reporting that the machines aren’t working or require a manager to authorize the transaction.
Bluebird Reload Wal-Mart Kiosk-004
Load Bluebird at the Kiosk
3.   50,000 Membership Rewards points (~$500+ in travel) with the American Express Business Rewards Gold card. 4.   How to fill out an American Express Business card application. 5.   Donate to the Captain Jason Dahl Foundation (by May 10, 2013) for a chance to fly in one of American Airlines’ oldest surviving planes!
 Jason Dahl Scholarship
Donate to The Jason Dahl Scholarship & Fly in a 1929 Stinson Tri-Motor
6.   The best cards to earn extra miles & points on groceries and why it often doesn’t matter.
Grocery Stores Also Have Gift Cards!
Grocery Stores Also Have Gift Cards!
7.   ~$420 in travel with the Barclaycard Arrival. 8.   How to add additional drivers to your car rental for free!
You Have to Wade Through a Lot of Fine Print to add an Additional Driver for Free!
You Have to Wade Through a Lot of Fine Print to add an Additional Driver for Free!
9.   What are the new rules to get 2 Citi personal cards? 10.   What’s the impact to your credit score if you’re denied for a credit card?
FICO score pie chart
What’s the Impact if I am Denied a Credit Card?

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