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Getting Ready for Holiday Shopping and Travel – How Quickly Will You Receive Your New Card?

Getting approved for a new credit card is exciting!  But if you’re like me, you probably can’t wait to receive the card and start making purchases.  Especially as we start gearing up for holiday shopping season. Because the sooner … [Read more...]

The Credit Card Trick That’s as Easy as Picking up the Phone

Lots of miles and points enthusiasts use and keep cards with annual fees.  Because the benefits and rewards they earn far outweigh the yearly expense.  But some folks might be on the fence about keeping a card after the first year because they … [Read more...]

Toronto: Insider Secrets (From a Local!) for Big Travel With Small Money

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin grew up in the Toronto area and visits with her kids frequently.  So I’ve asked her to share her favorite activities.  And how to save money on flights, attractions, and more! It’s Not Just About the CN … [Read more...]

Plan a Winter Getaway! Flights Starting at Just $44 One-Way

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Southwest is having another fare sale.  And you can fly several domestic and international routes in coach starting at just $44 one-way! For example, I found flights from Cincinnati to Milwaukee for just $49 one-way, … [Read more...]

Singapore Airlines Award Chart Gets a Makeover: The Good and the BAD

If you’re a fan of Singapore Airlines miles like me, you’re going to want to hear this. Via Monkey Miles, Singapore Airlines is making some (mostly negative) changes to their partner award chart on December 7, 2017. From that date, … [Read more...]

Apply Before 2018 to Get 2X the Yearly Bonus With These Cards

Besides lucrative sign-up bonuses, certain rewards credit cards come with amazing ongoing perks, like an annual credit for certain travel purchases.  It depends on the card, but the credit could cover airfare, baggage fees, or even airline gift … [Read more...]

Citi Adds Another (Valuable!) Airline Transfer Partner

Via View From the Wing, Citi has added Avianca to its list of Citi ThankYou points transfer partners! I’m always excited to have more options for redeeming points.  And this newest addition could really come in handy, depending on your … [Read more...]

Reader Ruben’s Astonishing Solo Trip to 7 Countries in One Month on Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secret Agents share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Ruben is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s … [Read more...]

Fare Sale: JetBlue Flights Starting at $49 One-Way!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, with the latest sale from JetBlue, you can in coach starting at $49 one-way!  But tickets  must be purchased by November 10, 2017. For example, I found a flight from Boston to Newark for $49 one-way on December 11, … [Read more...]

Bummer! You Won’t Be Able to Transfer Your Citi ThankYou Points to This Hotel Much Longer

There’s some bad news for folks who like collecting Citi ThankYou points. Via The Points Guy Hilton will no longer be a Citi ThankYou points transfer partner as of December 13, 2017. This is a bummer for folks who loved to use Citi ThankYou … [Read more...]

Is It Better to Collect Airline Miles or Hotel Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Leslie, commented: I just added Hilton to my miles and points programs because I want hotel points.  I am wondering if putting all my spending on my Hilton card instead of an airline card is a good idea. Will this get me … [Read more...]

The Friday Five: Selling Mystery Meat to Generate Miles & Points

Delta, Hilton, IHG, freshly-baked cookies at the airport, and a half-baked mystery meat business idea so he’ll qualify for more travel credit cards… I asked Million Mile Secrets team member Scott to share (unfiltered!) what’s on his mind in the world … [Read more...]

Plan a Bucket-List Trip to the South Pacific and Beyond With the Increased AMEX Delta Offers

Looking to go somewhere extra special or book a romantic dream vacation?  You can redeem Delta miles for travel to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific islands (like Tahiti!), one of the most beautiful areas of the world! Tickets to the … [Read more...]

Big Sale to Europe! Flights From TONS of US Cities Starting at ~$396 Round-Trip

Via Secret Flying, you can fly from lots of US cities to Europe in coach starting at only ~$396 round-trip! For example, I found a number of flights from Chicago to Paris in March 2018 for $441 round-trip in coach.  This fare is valid for travel … [Read more...]