The Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2013

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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2013

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Here’s a new monthly series which highlights what I consider the most interesting and useful posts of the month.

1.   My most important post of the month.   You HAVE to read this if you earn your miles and points via credit cards!

2.   The Priority Club PointsBreak list is out up to June 30, 2013.   PointsBreak hotels are a great deal because you can get a hotel room on the list for only 5,000 Priority Club points or $35.

Priority Club Hotels for 5,000 Points!
Priority Club Hotels for 5,000 Points!

3.   What are the best gas credit cards?  And does it really matter?

4.   PayPal suspends my PayPal debit card.   Pre-paid cards have their uses, but you HAVE to be aware of the risks of using them.  Having your account suspended is one such risk.

5.  What are the best credit cards with NO annual-fee.   And why it makes sense to get one!

6.   What is the impact of applying for credit cards?

7.   How does cancelling a credit card impact your credit score?

8.   Why business credit cards may not impact your credit score as much as personal credit cards.

9.   I was very happy to read that most Million Mile Secrets readers have no problem using all their vacation days!

10.   I speculated that the Southwest 2-free flights will soon end on the Southwest website and it did.  But there are still links to the Plus version of the card available on the Airlines Credit Cards tab.

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Thank you!

Darius, Thanks for the Airtran link!! I thought the deal was dead and that I had missed the deadline!! Am looking forward to traveling to KC in Sept and hitting Jack Stack’s for the baby backs, wings, and gumbo! Any other recommendations while I am there? I remember the worst part of KC is the airport and the strange sequestered boarding areas! Thanks again!!

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@Robert Hanson – I’ve used up all my Hilton points, so I can’t do a test. But the AXON awards are still available for category 1 to 7 Hilton hotels.

@Katie – If you’re applying for just 1 or 2 cards at a time, it shouldn’t matter when you apply. If you apply for many cards, it could make sense to bunch up the applications.

– Thanks for reading!

@harold – Jack Stack’s has good baby back ribs, but Arthur Bryant’s have good brisket and LC’s has great burnt ends. So much to choose from!

Hi thank you very much for all tips you provided and I do appreciate the guest posts from other bloggers (now I follow a bunch of points and miles blogs thanks to you). Just want to share my personal feelings that for travelers who only care for a roof over head, airline points are way much more valuable than hotel points because most hotel prices drops as low as half for the same day reservation while airline tickets roar like rocket 🙂

@ Robert, AXON still works via the points guy blog

Dear Daraius,

I apologize for repeating myself, but I think my comment on an older post never made it through.

I have a question for you!

I know that when I apply to similar credit cards on the same day, I can often get away with one “credit inquiry,” which is good for my credit score.

But other than that, if the cards themselves aren’t mutually exclusive (I want to do CardMatch’s Delta right now because I like the no-spend 25K, but hold out on normal-Amex-Gold until I see a deal that works better for me) are there reasons I wouldn’t want to ahead with my plan to apply at different times?



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