Brand New No-Annual-Fee Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card: Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Marriott points aren’t just handy for booking hotel nights – you can also transfer Marriott points to airlines. This includes many useful airline loyalty programs like Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines and American Airlines. With the new Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card, you can earn 50,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements. That’s a good …

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How to Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Avoid Close-In Booking Fees (And Save $100s)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Booking through the Chase Travel Portal using Chase Ultimate Rewards points can often offer a better deal than booking an award directly with the airline, especially if you’re faced with paying a close-in booking fee for an award ticket. My aunt recently flew in from Dallas to Missoula, Montana (my hometown) to help …

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Why Having a Small Business Is the Key to Growing Your Miles and Points Balances Exponentially

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: You don’t have to run a multimillion-dollar business to qualify for a small business credit card. What’s wonderful about the miles and points hobby is that with a little effort, you can see the world for next to nothing. But earning and redeeming travel rewards definitely takes planning and strategizing. I’m a big …

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The Chase Freedom Unlimited: A Simple No-Annual-Fee Card That Offers Benefits for Everyone

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: It’s best to pair the no-annual-fee Chase Freedom Unlimited card with certain other cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points and redeem the Ultimate Rewards you earn for travel.  The Chase Freedom Unlimited is a great example that even a simple, no-annual-fee credit card can carry a ton of valuable benefits and perks. Right now, when …

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Two Days Left to Apply for the Increased 60,000-Mile Bonus on the United Explorer Card (Get It Before Award Prices Increase!)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: The $95 annual fee on this card is waived the first year. So you can try it for 11 months to see if you like it, without paying a single cent in annual fee. The increased offer on the United Explorer Card — earn up to 60,000 United Airlines miles after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements — ends in two …

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Two Days Left! Earn 100,000 Marriott Points (Up to 12 Free Nights!) With the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Welcome Bonus

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: It’s wise to investigate the highest-ever, limited-time offers on the cards you want in order to earn the biggest bonus possible. The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is currently offering 100,000 Marriott points after you open the card and spend $5,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening. That’s 25,000 points higher …

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Here’s My Experience With Amex Business Platinum Customer Service (And Why It Matters)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: When you’re logged in to your Amex account you have the option to chat with an Amex representative who’ll usually respond to your request almost immediately. With The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, you can earn up to 75,000 Amex Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements. Plus, you’ll have access to …

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A Rundown of the Chase Freedom Benefits and Perks (And a Reminder of Why It Can Be Such a Valuable Card)

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: It’s best to pair the no-annual-fee Chase Freedom card with certain other Ultimate Rewards points earning cards to redeem for travel.  The Chase Freedom® is a great card because it lets you earn valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards points with no annual fee, but that’s not all. The Chase Freedom card also comes with valuable benefits like purchase protection and …

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No Annual Fee and the Ability to Supercharge Your Ultimate Rewards Points Earnings – Why You Need the Chase Freedom

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: When you combine the Chase Freedom with certain other Ultimate Rewards points earning cards, you can turn your rewards into free travel.  Wondering whether the Chase Freedom card is worth it? I’ll admit, at first glance, the card seems pretty vanilla. There isn’t a massive sign-up bonus like you’ll get with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or Ink …

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I Save Thousands of Dollars Every Year With the Amex Business Platinum Card – Here’s How

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Aside from the card’s perks, the welcome offer alone can be worth $1,000+ in free travel. That’s a great deal from just a single card’s introductory bonus. If you’re a small business owner and travel at least three times per year, you should seriously consider adding The Business Platinum® Card from American Express to your …

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Here’s How I Actually Used the Amex Business Platinum Card Welcome Bonus

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: One of my favorite perks of this card can save you thousands of points on award tickets. I’ll show you how. It’s no secret that I (and the rest of the MMS team) love collecting transferable rewards points. Earning travel rewards like Amex Membership Rewards points provides flexibility in booking airfare and hotels, …

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Here’s Why the AMEX Business Platinum Card Perks Make It a Card Worth Keeping Year After Year

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Collecting transferable rewards points, like the AMEX Membership Rewards points you’ll earn with this card, is the key to travel flexibility. That’s why they should be a part of everyone’s miles and points strategy. I’ve had The Business Platinum® Card from American Express for over three years and plan to keep it for the foreseeable …

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Here’s Why I Paid the Marriott Bonvoy Business AMEX Annual Fee This Year

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: If you don’t qualify for a small business card, there are other personal Marriott credit cards that offer similar perks.  You can read more about them below. With the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, you can earn 75,000 Marriott points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months of account opening. The …

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Limited-Time: Southwest Credit Card 60,000 Bonus Point Offer – Easier to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: You’ll earn over half of the points required to qualify for the Companion Pass by earning just one of these welcome offers.  Great news, Southwest fans!  Earning the best deal in travel just got easier. All three Southwest credit cards are offering bigger welcome bonuses. Now, you’ll earn up to 60,000 Southwest points after meeting minimum spending requirements …

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Good News! Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100,000-Point Offer Has Been Extended, Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  The card’s anniversary free night can be worth many times more than its annual fee.   The limited-time 100,000 Marriott point bonus after spending $5,000 in the first three months available with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card has been extended through May 16, 2019.  It was originally scheduled to end on May 2nd, so you’ve got …

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How Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Saved Me 20,000 Miles and ~$86 Off a United Airlines Flight

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  Booking through the Chase Travel Portal using Chase Ultimate Rewards points can often offer a better deal than booking an award directly with the airline. This past weekend my sister flew into Missoula, Montana, from Santa Barbara to help my mom pack up her house.  When she went to book her ticket about a …

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The AMEX Business Platinum Can Pay for Itself in a Single Trip With These Valuable Perks

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:   The Platinum Card® from American Express comes with access to AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts perks, too. A couple of months ago I took a trip to San Francisco to spend the weekend with one of my best friends.  She was in town for work, and we decided it would be the perfect opportunity …

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Highest-Ever Bonus Ends in Less Than 2 Days! Earn up to 120,000 Points With the Chase IHG Credit Card

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  You’re eligible for the big IHG Premier bonus even if you still have the old Chase IHG card. If you’ve been considering the highest-ever sign-up bonus on the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, now’s the time to jump on it! With it, you can earn up to 120,000 IHG points after meeting tiered …

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$300 in Statement Credits, Annual Free Night, Airport Lounge Access, and 17 Other Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AMEX Benefits

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  One of the card’s easiest to use benefits can save you $300 off a paid Marriott stay.  Just use your card to pay for your room charges! Looking to earn a nice haul of Marriott points for free stays at Marriott hotels?  Consider opening the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, which comes with 75,000 Marriott …

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The Marriott Award Chart: Use Your Points for Stays at 5,700 Hotels Around the World

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  Marriott makes it easy to sort their extensive list of hotels by category and cost of award nights.  We’ll show you how! With 5,700 hotels in more than 110 countries around the world, Marriott probably has a hotel where you’re going.  If you’re new to the world of free travel (or just want …

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