How to Set up a Citi ThankYou Points Account – Then Access Your Points 2 Ways

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Every card that earns Citi ThankYou points gets its own ThankYou member account number when it’s issued.  That is, its own bucket where earned points will live. There’s nothing you have to do other than set up online account access for your Citi cards.  Then, when you log-in, you’ll see your list of accounts, and …

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Drumroll Please! Here Are the 10 Best Redemptions With Citi ThankYou Points – Save on Flights to Hawaii, Europe, and All Around the US

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Citi ThankYou points are surprisingly valuable – especially if you have a few good uses in mind.  With only 1 domestic airline transfer partner, it can seem those uses are few and far between.  Not so! I’ll share 10 of the best redemptions with Citi ThankYou points to get the biggest return and most travel.  You …

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Citi ThankYou Points Review: An Overlooked Program With a Lot of Potential & Why Smart Travelers Should Earn Them

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Of the 3 main bank points currencies, Citi ThankYou points get the least amount of attention.  I understand why:  The program has only one domestic transfer partner (JetBlue), NO hotel transfer partners, and a limited number of cards that rack up the points. But savvy travelers love Citi ThankYou points.  Because if you know a …

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Should You Earn Delta Elite Status? Here’s What You Get With Each Tier to Help You Decide

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Many moons ago, I had Delta elite status as a New York-based traveler.  They have the most on-time flights, and flew everywhere I needed to go, so I wanted to board early, enjoy surprise upgrades, and earn more miles on flights. If you live near an airport Delta serves, you might wonder if it’s worth your …

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What Are Delta Miles Worth? Here’s the Typical Value & Best Rewards (And One Really Bad One!)

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

If you have a stash of Delta miles, or thought about collecting them, you might wonder, “What are Delta miles worth?” And like all airline miles, your Delta miles value is variable.  It comes down to: How flexible you are with dates How easy (or difficult) it is for you to collect your miles Your personal …

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Steal Our New Citi ThankYou Points Travel Credit Card Trick — Swipe 10,000 Points!

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Here’s a new way to get up to 10,000 of your Citi ThankYou points right back in your account!  If you have the new Citi Rewards+℠ Card and any other card that earns Citi ThankYou points, you’ll trigger the 10% points rebate on up to 100,000 redeemed points per year when you combine your accounts (you’ll have …

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Delta Miles Review: How They Work, What You Get, & If It’s Worth It for You

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Delta is the 2nd-largest airline in the US, and arguably has the best operations.  So you might wonder if it’s worth putting your airline loyalty toward Delta, or using their SkyMiles frequent flyer program. Delta miles are easy to earn, and easier to redeem for award travel on 30+ airlines.  But the program has its …

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Is the Wells Fargo Propel Credit Card Worth It? Heck YES If You Like the 3% Categories, $300 Bonus, and NO Annual Fees

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

There’s a lot to like about the Wells Fargo Propel American Express® Card:  3X points (worth 3% cash back) in several cool categories, travel and purchase protections, and NO annual fee.  Plus, a sign-up bonus of 30,000 bonus points (worth $300 in cash back, travel, gift cards, or other rewards) after completing minimum spending requirements. For non-bonus categories, you’ll earn 1 point …

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Complete Guide to Citi American Airlines Select Business Credit Card Benefits and Perks

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

If you’re a small business owner and like American Airlines miles, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® comes packed with benefits that can be worth much more than its $99 annual fee (which is waived for the first 12 months!). Among them are: 2X American Airlines miles in popular categories like telecommunications merchants, cable and satellite …

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Is the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Business Credit Card Worth It? YES – If You Like AA, Travel Perks, or Have a Savvy Card Strategy

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Aside from an excellent sign-up bonus of up to 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting tiered spending requirements, the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® is worth it for small business owners who like to fly American Airlines. There’s a $99 annual fee that’s waived the first 12 months.  And it’s worth keeping long-term if you: Spend …

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Is the British Airways Credit Card Worth It? For Big Spenders and Advanced Players, Yes

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

I’ve had the British Airways Visa Signature® Card and used the spectacular sign-up bonus for short-haul American Airlines flights to visit family, and to near-international destinations in Mexico, like Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.  And saved $1,000s over the years! Right now, you can earn 4 British Airways Avios points per $1 spent on up to $30,000 in …

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AMEX Blue Cash Preferred Benefits and Perks Get You up to 6% Cash Back on Household Spending + Protection for Big Purchases

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is a cash back rewards card ideal for folks who spend a lot on groceries, gas, and at department stores.  In exchange for a $95 annual fee (See Rates & Fees), you’ll earn: 6% cash back at US supermarkets (up to $6,000 in purchases per calendar year, then 1% cash back) …

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Citi American Airlines MileUp Credit Card Benefits and Perks (With NO Annual Fee!)

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

The American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card is unique because it’s the only no-annual-fee card that earns valuable American Airlines miles. While that’s reason enough for lots of folks to consider applying, the Citi American Airlines MileUp benefits and perks make it worth keeping long-term, like: 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at grocery stores, and eligible …

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Is the AMEX Blue Cash Preferred Card Worth It? Here’s the Number to Keep in Mind Before You Apply

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express is geared toward folks who spend a lot on groceries, gas, and clothing – and like to earn cash back rewards. Those are big expenses in most households, especially if you have a large family.  The biggest deterrent is the card’s $95 annual fee (See Rates & Fees), which …

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Is the American Express Platinum Card Worth It? (If You Travel a Lot, YES!)

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

When it comes to The Platinum Card® from American Express, the question isn’t, “Is it worth it?” (because it definitely is the first year), but rather, “Is it worth keeping long term?” This card comes with tons of benefits, a nice welcome bonus of 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting the minimum spending requirements – …

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Is the American Airlines MileUp Credit Card Worth It? In a Few Scenarios, Definitely!

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

If you’ve been sleeping on the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card, it’s time to give it another look, because it has key benefits that might fill a niche for you, like: NO annual fee – keep it forever to help age your overall credit accounts 2X American Airlines miles at grocery stores with NO cap 10,000 American …

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American Airlines Miles: 7 Little-Known Tips to Using Them Effectively

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

As the world’s largest airline, lots of folks collect American Airlines miles, and typically redeem them for domestic coach award flights. While it’s straightforward to redeem your miles on the American Airlines website, there are ways to get even more “mileage” out of them!  (Forgive the pun, but I had to.) You can save miles, …

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How to Use Chase Credit Cards for All-Inclusive Hotels and Cruises

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

What’s unique about all-inclusive hotels and cruises is once you get to where you need to be, that’s all you have to do.  Of course, you can take day trips or excursions, but those are entirely optional.  These 2 vacation modes only require you to show up and enjoy. When you have certain Chase cards, …

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Best Chase Credit Card Offers for February 2019

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Chase credit cards offer perennially excellent deals if you qualify for them.  Their cards are forever keepers.  In fact, everyone on the MMS team has Chase cards as a cornerstone of our award travel strategies, myself included. That’s because they have some of the best travel rewards credit cards in the industry.  With deals including: Unlimited …

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Why to Try “Airbnb for Work” When Your Small Business Team Travels – 50% Cheaper Than Hotels, Easier to Manage, and Great for Bonding

Written by Harlan Vaughn @ Million Mile Secrets

Many travelers book with Airbnb to save on lodging for personal and leisure trips.  But you might not know it’s equally convenient to use Airbnb for Work, which is a business dashboard that encourages stronger company culture through team building, local experiences, and increased collaboration when traveling – all while saving ~50% on expenses.  These days, …

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