No Award Seats? No Problem! How I Booked 5 Round-Trip Flights to Hawaii With Citi ThankYou Points (for Less Than What the Airline Charges)

Written by Jasmin Baron @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:   When airfare is cheap, you’ll often spend fewer points booking a flight through a bank travel portal than if you redeemed airline miles for an award flight. One of the best feelings in the miles and points hobby is snagging a hard-to-find award flight or hotel stay.  And it’s even better when you …

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Clever Yet Simple Strategy: How to Combine Citi ThankYou Points to Boost Their Travel Value

Written by Jasmin Baron @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET:  By combining your Citi ThankYou accounts you’ll get the best perks from each of your cards (like transferring points to airline partners or booking travel at an improved rate) applied to ALL of your eligible points. If you’ve been at the travel hobby for a while you’ve probably got a few cards in …

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5 Ways to Turn This Limited-Time 60,000 American Airlines Mile Bonus Into an Incredible Family Getaway

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

I currently have the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and I’ve used the American Airlines miles I’ve earned with the card to save $100s on airfare. For a limited time, this card has an increased sign-up bonus of 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements, which is enough for 4 round-trip …

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How to Easily Save Up to $300 Round-Trip With the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Card’s Free Checked Bag Benefit

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

If you have or are considering the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, one of its big benefits is that your first checked bag is free on domestic itineraries while traveling on American Airlines.  If you fly American Airlines often, you can save a lot of money by not paying $30 each way to check …

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See If You’re Eligible for a Huge American Airlines Bonus (Ends Soon)

Written by Jasmin Baron @ Million Mile Secrets

I’ve learned from experience never to dismiss a deal or better sign-up bonus, even if my instinct tells me I won’t qualify. A couple of years back, there were improved offers (like there are right now!) on the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®.  At …

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Know If You Qualify: An Easy Guide to Citi American Airlines Card Application Rules

Written by Devon O’Rourke @ Million Mile Secrets

We’ll be the first to admit, there are quite a few sets of rules to follow when you’re applying for the best travel credit cards.  Policies like the AMEX once per lifetime per card welcome bonus restriction, the Chase 5/24 rule, and the Citi 24 month “brand” rules can be confusing. Sometimes even when a …

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Step-By-Step Guide: How to Book Travel (Flights, Hotels, and More) With the Citi ThankYou Travel Portal

Written by Jake Pearring @ Million Mile Secrets

Savvy travelers know that flexible points are some of the most valuable, because you can redeem them for award flights and hotels to travel for nearly free!  But when you can’t find award flights or rooms, they’re even more handy to book paid travel with no blackout dates through a travel portal. Citi ThankYou points …

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Don’t Forget About These 17 Citi American Airlines Platinum Select Card Benefits & Perks

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Whether you travel on American Airlines a lot or not, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® could be a great addition to your wallet because of its benefits and perks. The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is now offering a limited-time sign-up bonus of 60,000 American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 on …

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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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Step-By-Step: How to Use Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Partners And Which Are the Best Options

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

One of the best ways to increase the value of your flexible rewards is by transferring them travel partners for award flights and hotel stays.  And if you have the Citi Premier℠ Card or Citi Prestige® Card, you can transfer the points you earn to 16 Citi ThankYou points transfer partners. Depending on how you like …

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Here Are the Best Credit Cards to Earn Citi ThankYou Points (Including a Couple With 50,000-Point Bonuses)

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Currently, there are 5 Citi ThankYou points-earning cards you can apply for, each with different benefits and annual fees.  The Citi Premier℠ Card and Citi Prestige have the biggest sign-up bonuses, but that’s not the only thing you should consider before applying. What you can do with your ThankYou points will vary depending on which card you have.  …

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When Do Citi ThankYou Points Expire? Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Citi ThankYou points are handy because you can transfer them to 15 airlines if you have either the Citi Prestige or Citi Premier℠ Card.  So they can give you a lot of flexibility when it comes to booking that next award flight. And if you don’t happen to have one of the Citi ThankYou cards that …

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