Sapphire Preferred Improves Offer to 60k

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Chase has increased the bonus on the Sapphire Preferred Card from 50,000 Ultimate Rewards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards without increasing the minimum spending requirement which is still $4,000 within three months of account opening. The 50k bonus was worth at least $625*, more like $1,000* if you utilize valuable airline loyalty program transfer partners. Now […]

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Don’t Transfer Marriott Points to Etihad Guest

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Warning: If you’re considering a points transfer to utilize one of the various mileage sweetspots of the Etihad Guest loyalty program, don’t pick Marriott Rewards for the job. I transferred 27,000 points from my Marriott account to my Etihad account on January 24, and then another chunk of 27,000 points on January 29. That should […]

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I’m Still Here!

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Hey MileValue readers! I’ve been experiencing a rough patch over the last month with my health that I would like to dive into with you guys when I’m ready. That moment isn’t now, but it will come. And as I’m sure many of you can relate to, I’ve been sick while traveling. While I’ve had […]

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Choose Designated Airline for Amex Platinum by Today

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

I’m bumping this up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder to make a change by TODAY. You must choose the designated airline for any Platinum card (including the Business Platinum), the American Express Gold (which comes with $100 incidental fee credit), and the Hilton Aspire card (which comes with $250 incidental […]

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Why I Credit Card Fasted

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

There are numerous ways to accrue travel rewards fast, and many people will fall into more than one of these categories. Daddy Warbucks Type A: You buy expensive flights and book expensive hotel rooms which earn exponentially more travel rewards than booking cheap flights and accommodation. Daddy Warbucks Type B: You spend tons on credit […]

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Tuscany Trip Report: Part I

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Two summers ago I spent a month in Italy, primarily on the Adriatic coast, and told you all about it in a series of trip reports: Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part I  Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part II Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part III I went back to Italy last summer, this […]

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WOW….Get the Companion Pass Through 2019 via all Southwest Consumer Cards!

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Reminder: These offers expire tomorrow, February 11. I’m not sure if that means right when the date changes–it usually doesn’t–or at some point tomorrow, but if you were thinking about going for one of the Southwest cards to nail a Companion Pass for the remainder of 2019, then don’t wait any longer. It’s safer to […]

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Five Bonus Offers Ending this Week

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

The United Explorer Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, and the World of Hyatt Credit Card all have temporarily elevated sign up bonus offers that end or drop this week. All of these cards’ bonus offers are lucrative in their own right, depending […]

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Invitation for Reader Contributions

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Hey guys! I would like to incorporate more of your experiences using travel rewards into MileValue’s blog content. My idea is to feature roughly one reader per month who wants to share their experience collecting or redeeming travel rewards–or even better–their experience on the flight or in the vacation destination that their miles got them […]

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Happy Holidays MileValue Readers!

Written by Sarah Page Maxwell @ MileValue

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus… whatever you may celebrate–or boycott–at the end of the year, I hope you celebrate it well with loved ones. I wanted to send a quick thank you to all of those who support this blog, whether that be through credit card applications, the Award Booking Service, or just by […]

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