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Free First Class Next Month: Using Flyertalk’s Mileage Run Forum

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fifteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free First Class Next Month: Using kayak.com

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fourteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

Free First Class Next Month: Dining Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the thirteenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 3

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we looked at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free…

Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Cancellation Negotiations

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the twelfth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 2

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we looked at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get free…

Free First Class Next Month: Other Credit Card Benefits

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. Some of the card benefits below are also outdated. Click here for the top current credit card sign up…

Free First Class Next Month: Transferable Points Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the tenth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Category Bonuses

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the ninth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Meeting Multiple Minimum Spends At Once

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the eighth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Credit Card Application Reconsideration

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the seventh post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

How Much is an AAdvantage Mile Worth? The Value of American Airlines Miles Part 1

This post is part of a four-part series. In Part 1, we will look at the mechanics of the AAdvantage program. In Part 2, we’ll look at the mechanics of a stopover, including how to use them to get…

Free First Class Next Month: Signing up for Award Wallet

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the sixth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Your First Cards

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fifth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Bad Advice from Good Bloggers

The offers listed below have expired. Click here for the top current credit card sign up bonuses. Which is a better use of a five dollar bill: burning it or cutting it into confetti? Between burning…

Free First Class Next Month: How Many Cards Can You Personally Apply For?

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the fourth post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Email List and United Club Pass Winner

By popular demand, I've started an email list. You can sign up on the right side bar. Hopefully soon, I'll start a daily email of the posts to those on the email list. And I'll use the list in case…

Free First Class Next Month: Checking Your Credit Score

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the third post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free First Class Next Month: Signing Up for Loyalty Programs

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the second post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Free United Club Pass and Welcome to milevalue.com

I'll get to the free United Club Pass in a minute, but first, to the readers of Million Mile Secrets, welcome to milevalue.com. This blog is a must read for anyone interested in frequent flier miles…

Free First Class Next Month: A Beginner’s Guide to Free Travel

Hey there, you're reading an outdated post! The updated series from April 2015 can be found here. This is the first post in a monthlong series. Each post will take about two minutes to read and may…

Up to 30% Rebate: Triple Points at Five Retailers in Rapid Rewards Mall Unitl Saturday

All deals in this post have expired. Southwest is having a three-day deal giving triple points on purchases at five retailers. The deal expires 3/31/2012.To access the deal, simply go to…

This Week’s Top 20 from Travelzoo

Do you subscribe to the Top 20 from Travelzoo? I recommend it because each week there are a few truly incredible deals. Let's take a look at a few from this week. 1) Fly nonstop from LAX-Puerto…

A List of All Possible International Gateway Cities When Using AAdvantage Miles

Below is a list of all possible North American international gateway cities when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Why are these important? As we'll learn in my series on the value of…

New Feature: milevalue.com Mile Value Leaderboard

I am excited to announce a new feature: the milevalue.com Mile Value Leaderboard. Find it at the top of the page. On it, I'll keep track of my latest valuations for every major frequent flier, credit…