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Plan Now, Travel Later

Updated March 27, 2020 to include data points on United's refund practices. There’s nothing normal about travel during the COVID-19 outbreak. As with any travel decision, always do what you feel most…

Airline Change & Cancellation Policies due to COVID-19

UPDATED 3/27/20 I hope all of you and your loved ones are coping during this trying time. Whether you're hunkering down at home with work or study, or are still needed in public as a healthcare…

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100k Offer Expires March 4

Update: This offer has changed to 75,000 bonus Marriott Rewards after spending $3,000 on your new card within three months.  The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has a higher than usual…

Big Airbnb Savings on a Trip to Patagonia

I am currently staying about 20 minutes north of a town called San Martin de Los Andes, which is located in the lake region of Argentine Patagonia. San Martin, as locals refer to it, is a fly fishing…

How to Get Global Entry

A note from Sarah Page: You may know Kevin from the MileValue Award Booking Service. Together with his wife, their friends and family refer to them as K2, which you'll notice in the by line. They’re…

Amex Green: 3x Membership Rewards on Travel & Dining

Amex recently launched the new American Express Green Card, positioning the product as a lucrative travel rewards card that accrues Amex Membership Reward points. The American Express Green Card adds…

Podcast Interview With Hack Your Wealth

Andrew Chen and I recently talked ins and outs of the miles and points world on his podcast, Hack Your Wealth. The recording was published today. Listen to it on his site, linked above, or directly…

100k & 125K Targeted Bonuses for Amex Platinum

There is a targeted offer available through creditcards.com’s CardMatch Tool for 100,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 on your new Platinum within three months of account opening. This 100k…

Anatomy of an Award: LA to Hawaii to DC for 15k Turkish Miles (Citi Points)

A note from Sarah Page: In case you don't catch the byline, this was written by MileValue founder Scott Grimmer. We're happy to feature a post by our old friend and coworker! Thanks for your time and…

B&B Santa Isabel: La Pedrera, Uruguay

Uruguay is a gem of a country that's under the radar for the typical American. My attention was drawn to it years ago when I relocated to Buenos Aires, as Uruguay and Argentina share a border and…

Two big offers ending soon. Who are they good for?

Update: The Chase United Explorer Card offer is now 60,000 miles for spending $3,000 within three months. Sign up bonuses are, by far, the easiest and fastest way to earn big stacks of rewards. Many…

Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee Jumps to $550 Tomorrow

New cardholders of the Chase Sapphire Reserve*, those that apply tomorrow (January 14) or later, will have an annual fee of $550. Current cardholders (or those that apply before tomorrow) have/will…

Hey Procrastinators! Final Day to Spend the Platinum’s 2019 Travel Credits

One of the most valuable benefits of the Platinum Card from American Express is its $200 per year--calendar year--of incidental travel fee credits. You get a couple other credits as well this month,…

Earn 40k Bonus LifeMiles with the Avianca Vuela Visa

Avianca has a co-branded credit card issued by Banco Popular called the Avianca Vuela Visa that comes with 40,000 Avianca LifeMiles after your first purchase on the card and a $149 annual fee.

Meet the New MileValue Award Booking Service Team!

MileValue has been going through many changes, mostly behind the scenes, since I took over from Scott Grimmer at the conclusion of 2017. Starting now and continuing in the new year, you're going to…

Maximize the Freedom Card’s 5x Category for Q4

December 14, 2019, is the last day to register your Chase Freedom to earn 5x Ultimate Rewards for the past quarter at department stores and via PayPal and Chase Pay.

Top 10 Credit Cards: February 2019

There are a lot of reasons to collect miles and points. For free First Class flights and luxury hotel stays To travel to more places than you could otherwise afford (like the arctic circle…

Top 10 Business Credit Cards: February 2020

Applying for business credit cards is a great way to earn more miles and points than you already do, but many people don’t apply for

When Was the Last ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus?

Through December 11, 2019, you will earn 25% more Avianca LifeMiles when transferring Citi ThankYou Points. Three of the four major transferrable point currencies--American Express Membership…

When Was the Last ThankYou Point Transfer Bonus?

Through December 11, 2019, you will earn 25% more Avianca LifeMiles when transferring Citi ThankYou Points. Three of the four major transferrable point currencies--American Express Membership…

When Was the Last Ultimate Rewards Transfer Bonus?

Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One miles are the four major types of transferrable points. By transferrable point I mean that not only…

Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card

Thanks to everyone who participated! Mary Graves was randomly selected as our winner this time. Stay tuned as we run these giveaways periodically. We're giving a $100 gift card away, good towards…

Skirting United’s $75 Close-in Booking Fee One Last Time

Spoiler alert: It worked on the first try, calling 1-800-421-4655. Update 11/1/19: Just saved another $75 for a last minute United award I decided to book. I called 1-800-4655 number, and the first…

32k Flying Blue Miles to Europe in Business Class

Update, 11:35 pm ET, 10/15: The Flying Blue Promo Awards Special Edition deals are now live! Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM, looks like they've got some great deals coming…

Timing the Southwest Companion Pass to Last Two Full Years

UPDATE 10/18/19: A few key details about the Companion Pass and the offers for the Southwest co-branded Chase credit cards have changed since this post was originally published. The Chase Southwest…