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Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card

Note from Sarah Page: I am updating this post in light of the fact that the CardMatch tool is offering 100,000 Membership Reward bonus points for the Amex Platinum Card. Missed that news? Check here…

Walking Across America with Points: An Introduction

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles…

Walking Across America with Points

We've got a special treat for you today, MileValue readers! Meet Mike Hammari, who will be writing a series of guest posts about a cross-country trip he is currently in the middle of. Who needs miles…

Fare War: $29 Inter-Island Hawaii Flights

I'll keep this brief as to be timely, as these fares won't last. Southwest just dropped their price on some of their brand new inter-island flight, between Honolulu and Maui, to $29, and Hawaii…

100k Amex Platinum Targeted Offer!

Update 4/30: The CardMatch tool is back with the 100,000 Membership Reward bonus offer for the Amex Platinum card. This 100k offer resurfaces pretty regularly, so while not uncommon, it is worth…

Redeem AA Miles by Tomorrow for 10% Rebate

Attention AAdvantage cardholders!

Singapore Star Alliance Award Devaluation

Singapore Krisflyer, loyalty program of Singapore Airlines, increased the price of various partner award prices on April 16, 2019. These changes weren't without notice, as they announced in March the…

How to Check Your Chase 5/24 Count

A couple days ago I wrote a post clarifying the Chase 5/24 rule and it's relationship to small business credit cards. A reader asked the following question in the comments: "How do I figure out if I…

Clarifying Chase 5/24 in Relation to Business Cards

Opening five credit cards within 24 months will render you ineligible for any further Chase credit cards, until that five number has dropped to, at the most, four credit cards within the last 24…

Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: April 2019

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 business cards because they incorrectly believe they don’t…

United Drops Award Chart November 15

United published some heavy-hitting changes to their loyalty program over the weekend. In a nutshell, United is following Delta down the path towards a totally revenue-based loyalty program. United…

Brazil Visa Requirements Waived for US Citizens

Until mid March, Brazil required that all US Citizens visiting Brazil--even those visiting less than 90 days--obtain a visa that required both money and time to get. In 2018 Brazil made it easier to…

I Was Just Approved for the United Business Card

In January of 2018, I began a credit card fast that lasted for nine months. In other words, I stopped applying for new credit cards. At that point I had been cutoff from Chase credit cards for a long…

Tuscany Trip Report: Part III

Today I'm going to wrap up a trip report I started with you guys back in January, on a three week adventure through Tuscany with my boyfriend and parents. If you haven't read Parts I and II, I…

Free Giveaway: $200 Southwest Gift Card

Giveaway time. I like Southwest for many reasons. You always get to fly with two checked bags for free. No other US carrier has that lenient of a domestic baggage policy. Flights booked with enough…

Sapphire Preferred Improves Offer to 60k

Chase has increased the bonus on the Sapphire Preferred Card from 50,000 Ultimate Rewards to 60,000 Ultimate Rewards without increasing the minimum spending requirement which is still $4,000 within…

Last Day for 75k Bonus on the United Business Card

UPDATE: THIS OFFER HAS EXPIRED. THE CHASE UNITED EXPLORER BUSINESS CARD NOW EARNS 100,000 BONUS UNITED MILES FOR SPENDING $10,000 WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF ACCOUNT OPENING. At some point on March 18,…

Don’t Transfer Marriott Points to Etihad Guest

Have you also been Bonvoyed? Thanks to reader Vince, who shared in a comment below the site www.bonvoyed.com. It was created by people like us so we can share our grievances in the hopes that perhaps…

Where I’ve Been: Brazil & Patagonia

Hey MileValue readers! I've been experiencing a rough patch over the last month with my health that I would like to dive into with you guys when I'm ready. That moment isn't now, but it will come.…

Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part III

By Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral This is Part III of our series on how we used miles and points to make possible a 10 week, round-the-world trip in 2018.  If you missed Part I, you can…

WOW….Get the Companion Pass Through 2019 via all Southwest Consumer Cards!

Reminder: These offers expire tomorrow, February 11. I'm not sure if that means right when the date changes--it usually doesn't--or at some point tomorrow, but if you were thinking about going for…

Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part II

Welcome to Part II of a three part series about why and how Amy M. Gardner and Keith R. Sbiral planned a heavily subsidized 10 week round-the-world trip to 15 countries, thanks to the power of miles…

Fly Roundtrip to Japan in a Flat Bed for Just 90k Points

Did you know that it only costs 90 to 95k Virgin Atlantic miles to fly All Nippon Airways Business Class between the United States and Japan? And only 110 to 120k to fly in ANA First Class? Those are…

Confessions of Delinquent Miles & Points Collectors: Part I

At the end of December, I sent out a request for reader contributions. I want to thank everyone who reached out to me in January with their ideas and stories. Your enthusiasm is inspiring! I am happy…

Choose Designated Airline for Amex Platinum by Today

I'm bumping this up to the top of the blog roll as a reminder to make a change by TODAY.