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Here’s a Card Strategy for Folks Who Like to Stay Off the Beaten Path!

Emily and I love to help folks get Big Travel with Small Money!  So we started a new series to help readers with their credit card strategy, to help them achieve their travel goals! If you’re interested in being featured, send us an email or a … [Read more...]

“Lose the Tendency to Hide Behind the Computer Screen – Personal Interactions Speak Volumes”

Welcome to the next installment of our Small Business Card Reader Success Series, where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they opened a small business credit card to get Big Travel with Small Money!  Small Business Card Interview:  Travis … [Read more...]

Big Changes May Be Coming to Citi Prestige – For the Better??

Citi must be hearing the murmurs from their Citi Prestige cardholders after making so many changes to the card. Via View From the Wing, Citi has sent a survey to select members asking them their opinion on possible new card features.  And (nearly) … [Read more...]

Does This New IHG Hotel Brand Excite You?

IHG currently has 10 hotel brands.  Which apparently is just not enough! A couple days ago, IHG announced a new hotel brand named Avid, which they plan to open in 2019.  It has loud colors and an unconventional design.  The new brand looks to target … [Read more...]

Timing the Southwest Companion Pass for 2017 or 2018: Everything You Need to Know Now

Lyn writes about how to fly nearly free on Southwest on and has a free guide that shows you how to earn the Southwest Companion Pass. It’s a fantastic Southwest perk that lets a friend or family member fly almost free with you … [Read more...]

Introducing the New Worst Use of Hilton Points!

Via View From the Wing, there’s a new way to use Hilton points!  And it totally stinks. You can now use Hilton points to shop on  And while more options for redeeming points is usually a good thing, I’ll tell you why you … [Read more...]

Use These 2 Hotel Promotions Together for Big Savings

Via Loyalty Traveler, Best Western is having a couple of promotions that are worth a look! You’ll earn 2X Best Western points at every hotel for every stay through November 30, 2017.  And you can reserve a free night at ANY Best Western in … [Read more...]

Wow! Up to 30,000 Bonus Miles per Hotel NIGHT With This Promotion

If you like Air Canada Aeroplan miles, this deal is for you! When you book a hotel through Rocketmiles by December 31, 2017, you can earn up to 30,000 Air Canada Aeroplan miles for a single hotel night.  That’s enough for a one-way flight to … [Read more...]

Fly Cathay Pacific’s Amazing First Class With These 5 Insider Tips

Cathay Pacific is one of the best airlines in the world, and is well-known for having one of the finest First Class cabins in the sky. Their Boeing 777-300 ER (77H) planes have only 6 First Class seats, which turn into one of the widest lie-flat beds … [Read more...]

Harlan Vs Jasmin: Debating the British Airways 100,000-Point Card Offer

I recently learned team members Harlan and Jasmin had opposing opinions about the current 100,000 British Airways Avios point offer on the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.  So I asked them to share their thoughts to show how different folks … [Read more...]

Everything Has Changed! Welcome This Little Lady to the Million Mile Secrets Family

Million Mile Secrets has a precious new miles & points enthusiast on the team! On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Emily gave birth to her baby Arya, ~1 week earlier than expected. And she is adorable.  I was shocked at how cute a live 1-day old can … [Read more...]

Now Available: New “Premium” Bank of America Credit Card (Full Details!)

A couple of months ago, I told you about a rumored premium credit card from Bank of America. Via The Points Guy, the card offer is now live!  And the rumors about the card’s features were true.  So if you were excited to apply for this card, … [Read more...]

Is the American Airlines Companion Certificate Worth Earning?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Randy, commented: I forgot the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® offers a companion certificate after spending $30,000 in a cardmember year.  Is this a good deal? Great question! The … [Read more...]

Why You Might Consider Paying Your Credit Card Balances Early

Million Mile Secrets reader, George, commented: Do banks care when you pay off your credit card balance?  Should I wait for the statement to close or pay the outstanding balance every week? Great question! The banks do NOT have a preference for … [Read more...]