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A Review of the American Express Gold Card

If I had to choose just one card to use for all of my points earnings, I am fairly confident that I would choose the American Express® Gold Card. There’s a lot of compelling reasons why I’d choose…

Best Ways to Fly to Africa with Points and Miles

Wildlife safaris, natural wonders, bustling markets—with 54 countries to choose from, Africa’s got it all. Figuring out which loyalty program to use to fly to the second-most populous continent might…

Best Ways to Save Money on Airbnb

Right now, if you sign up for Airbnb through this link, you’ll get $50 off your first qualifying booking. Many moons ago, Airbnb started as a home sharing platform and turned into a full-fledged…

How to Earn Points and Miles on Home Improvement

As a millennial homeowner I’ve learned one truth. Home ownership isn’t a trap, but home improvement sure is! Lowe’s and Home Depot have begun calling my name on weekend mornings. Home…

What’s in My Wallet: Anya Kartashova

To keep the What’s In My Wallet series going—and so that we can actually call this a series—I’ll go next and take you on a socially distanced tour of my wallet. Some of my credit cards have high…

Business Owners Shouldn’t Ignore the New Brex Account

Editor's Note: If you're involved with the points and miles world, you've likely seen tons of chatter about Brex in the last few weeks. For good reason too - we're highlighting this offer to you…

Booking An Around the World Ticket with ANA

After the last round of offers for The Platinum Card® from American Express that came with a 100,000 Membership Rewards welcome bonus (or more!), a lot of people will find themselves in possession of…

The Hidden Value in Hotel Credit Cards: Annual Free Nights

We all love credit cards that earn transferable currencies such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the American Express® Gold Card. But what about the co-branded airline or hotel credit cards -…

Do The Updates to the American Express Hilton Cards Make Them Competitive?

American Express recently made some changes to their lineup of Hilton cards. These changes aren’t massive, but they are an improvement over the previous offers available.  Not all Hilton cards…

American Express Adds More Temporary Credits

Since the start of the pandemic, American Express has been quite proactive in adding non-travel benefits to its impressive lineup of credit cards. We’ve seen streaming services, shipping and dining…

Anatomy of an Award: My First (Hopefully) Post-COVID Trip to Hawaii

My last trip was February 2020. My wife and I returned home from an awesome week-long stay at Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands not knowing that it would be our last trip for a long…

5 Best Ways to Fly to Europe with Points and Miles

Whether it’s eating a croissant near the Eiffel Tower, skiing in the Alps or riding in a gondola across Venice canals, Europe offers a lot of reasons to visit. In fact, France, Spain, Italy, Germany…

Stack These Marriott Promotions to Get Easy Status

With a new year comes new opportunities. There will always be the opportunity to earn new points, but today we want to share some new (and some soon to be gone) updates to the Marriott Bonvoy…

Best Ways to Earn AA Miles

I’m not gonna lie, when it comes to airline programs, I think that American Airlines AAdvantage program is one of the best out there. There are a lot of great ways to redeem American Airlines…

How to Use ExpertFlyer to Find Award Space

You signed up for a credit card, met the minimum-spending requirements and earned a welcome bonus. You’ve done everything the credit-card issuer told you to do to take your first free flight on…

When to Use British Airways Avios and When to Use Iberia Avios

Let’s talk about Avios. Three airlines—Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia—use this rewards currency, yet they’re separate award programs. Same, same, but different. And, because the programs are…

American Express Credit Cards vs. No Pre-Set Spending Limit Cards: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter

Are all American Express cards the same? A card’s a card, right? Why do some cards have a credit limit and some don’t? Most people don’t give too much thought to these questions, but it’s important…

Our Award Booking Service: A Case Study

Hey MileValue Family, Many of you take the time to read each and every article we publish. For that, we are truly grateful. Some have even taken advantage of our free credit card…

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton Hotels

I bet I know exactly what comes into your mind when I ask the question “which hotel program is best for transferring bank points to.” The majority of people would hedge their bet on transferring…

Meet the MileValue Team

You've seen their great content in your inboxes for the last few months. You may have even had Travis find you some incredible award space with our Award Booking Service. Now, let's get to know a bit…

Your Guide to The Platinum Card from American Express

If you’re looking for a solid, do it all travel card, then The Platinum Card® from American Express should be on your radar. This one card brings you great airport lounge access, hotel status, and…

How to Earn Points and Miles by Paying Taxes

Let’s face it, nobody likes paying taxes. But we can choose to look at the bright side of things - if you use a credit card to pay your taxes, this is a great opportunity to earn some extra points…

Earn World of Hyatt Globalist Status Through February 2023

I’m not going to lie, I love having hotel elite status. Unlike Airline status, hotel elite status comes with some perks that almost always come through. Room upgrades, free breakfast, late checkout…