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Tuscany Trip Report: Part II

I left off with my family and I driving south from Tuscany towards Pienza. Our route was scenic and not direct on purpose. You can take the highways to get places faster but why do so when half the…

Why I Credit Card Fasted

There are numerous ways to accrue travel rewards fast, and many people will fall into more than one of these categories. Daddy Warbucks Type A: You buy expensive flights and book expensive hotel…

Tuscany Trip Report: Part I

Two summers ago I spent a month in Italy, primarily on the Adriatic coast, and told you all about it in a series of trip reports: Trip Report: Puglia (Apulia) Italy Part I  Trip Report: Puglia…

Citi Prestige Cardholders Now Earn 5x on Dining & Air Travel

It's time to take that Citi Prestige Card you forgot about out of your sock drawer and put it back in your wallet. I'm sure there are quite a few of you who kept this card around for it's Fourth…

Happy New Year! 19 Free Upgrade Codes for AwardWallet Plus

UPDATE 12/3, 10:25 AM ET: All upgrade codes for existing users have been exhausted. The upgrade code for new users is still active and can be used nine more times.  At the bottom of this post…

Invitation for Reader Contributions

Hey guys! I would like to incorporate more of your experiences using travel rewards into MileValue's blog content. My idea is to feature roughly one reader per month who wants to share their…

What to Do With Leftover Points When Closing a Platinum Card

This week I helped my dad decide what to do with his Platinum Card from American Express.

Happy Holidays MileValue Readers!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Festivus... whatever you may celebrate--or boycott--at the end of the year, I hope you celebrate it well with loved ones. I wanted to send a quick thank you to…

Locking in the Business Platinum at $450 for 2019 (+ beginning of 2020)

The Business Platinum from American Express' benefits package will undergo some large changes come February of 2019, at the expense of an increased annual fee that will jump from $450 a…

Guide to Restaurants & Bars in Buenos Aires

I am the token friend that lives in South America. That means I get emails pretty regularly from family members and friends who are planning travel to Buenos Aires asking for advice about where to…

50% Off Iberia Avios Sale Means 17k Points to Europe Roundtrip

Through December 31, 2018, you can book a one-way in Iberia economy to Madrid from either New York, Chicago, or Boston for 8,500 Iberia Avios + $75 to $85 out of pocket, or a roundtrip between those…

Capital One Adds 12 Airline Transfer Partners

UPDATE 12/10/18: Capital One has officially added the ability to transfer Capital One miles earned by the Capital One®Venture® Rewards Credit Card, Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, and the…

Has 5/24 Been Extended to all Chase Cards?

It looks as though the Chase 5/24 rule has spread its umbrella to maximum reach. For a while now there were a handful of Chase cards that you could still get approved for despite having opened more…

Free Giveaway: $100 Southwest Gift Card

Update 12/7/18: THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING! I just emailed the winner. Have a great weekend.  Longtime and generous reader CaveDweller is offering one lucky reader a $100 Southwest…

How to Get 20% Off Your Amazon Order (Up to $100)

Update 11/26/18: This looks to be a targeted offer, so not everyone who has a Membership Rewards earning Amex card added to their Amazon account as a payment method will qualify. Amazon is offering…

Hotels.com Coupon Sweepstakes: Use My 7% Off Coupon

Hotels.com is offering a scratch-off sweepstakes, like an online version of a scratch-off lottery ticket you'd buy at a gas station. You can try once each day for four days, beginning today (Black…

What Credit Cards to Use for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

I hope you and yours had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Our turkey from last year. This year my boyfriend decided to use the spatchcock method, meaning it didn't come out as picturesque (but very……

Southwest Companion Pass Master Thread

Southwest is currently offering 60,000 point sign up bonuses on its three personal credit cards as well as its business credit card. Get one personal card and the business card for a boatload of…

The Five Chase Cards to Apply for if You’re a Points Omnivore

In the context of food, an omnivore eats all types of energy sources: animals and plants, and even algae, fungi, and bacteria. In the context of travel rewards, a points omnivore collects any mile or…

Deciding What to Do With an Arrival Plus Card One Year In

I opened a Barclaycard Arrival Plus Card a little over a year ago, which meant that I was recently faced with the decision everyone should consider a year into holding a card that charges an annual…

40% Membership Rewards to Avios Transfer Bonus

Through November 15 you'll earn 40% bonus points when you transfer Membership Rewards to either British Airways or Iberia Avios. That means 1,000 Membership Rewards = 1,400 Avios. This deal typically…

The Five Chase Cards You Should Apply For: Combo #3

Once you’ve opened five credit cards from any bank in the last 24 months (not counting most business cards), Chase will likely deny you for all of their travel rewards credit cards.

$2,000 Worth of Citi Sign Up Bonuses Ending This Week (One Ends Today!)

There are two credit cards with large sign-up bonuses that are set to expire this week. The CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard: 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles for…