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Putting Malta on your Bucket List – 7 Reasons

I recently completed a 5 night, 6 day trip to Malta 

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AMEX Platinum Annual Fee Change and More – On MilesFlying Podcast

Take a listen to the podcast below from my friend Yehud

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Welcome, Million Mile Secrets Readers!

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my page. I hope you enjoye

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Back to Basics: How To Transfer American Express Membership Rewards Points

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The Other Blogs I Read

Believe it or not, the travel hacker / credit card rewa

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Kosher in Barcelona

This is an much delayed post as part of a trip we took

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Starwood Cards Back Up to 35,000 Bonus Miles

The Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) credit cards from Am

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Hawaiian Airlines Pulls a Delta Skymiles: Over 550 Flights, One Saver Business Class Seat

For the New Year, my wife and I were supposed to be in

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Every (Other) Co-Branded Airline Credit Card

After the launch of the Cathay Pacific credit card fro

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New Cathay Pacific Card: No Thanks!

Yesterday Synchrony (who?) released their much anticipa

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STOP! Rebates Ahead! Credit Cards That Offer Point Rebates

You know what the best thing about opening up a new cre

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Your Guide to Flying Between the Hawaiian Islands

When flying to Hawaii from the East Coast (or anywhere

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Hacked By Shade

Hacked By Shade Hacked By Shade   GreetZ: Prosox &

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Guide to Using Merrill Lynch Points

Intro How to Redeem Your Points How Redeeming Points Ac

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PSA: Where to Find The Best Flight Deals – Without Points

Sometimes it’s not always worth using points R

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Watch movie online Cyberbully (2015)

WATCH NOW Quality : HDTitle : CyberbullyDirector : Ben

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Chase Sapphire Reserve – Bonus Changes January 12th

Per The Points Guy, Chase has informed its affiliates t

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A Year in Review – 2 Million Miles Earned

Earlier this week I shared with you an updated fourth

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Virgin America & Alaska Airlines Merging Loyalty Programs – The Right Way

A few days ago Virgin America and Alaska Airlines compl

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Quick Hit: New Barclays Credit Card Is Here!

Several months ago I reported that Barclays would once

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Comparing Credit Card Travel Credits

With the end of the year coming up, now is the perfect

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Trip Highlights: Barcelona, Spain

Though comprehensive trip reports can be interesting, I

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Trip Highlights: London, England

Though comprehensive trip reports can be interesting, I

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(My) Eight Truths About Points, Miles & Credit Cards

On Award Travel Travel is not free.  Contrary to what

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PSA: When To Pay With Cash

A bit of a PSA, below is a recent scenario I encountere

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An Obscure Credit Card From A Familiar Bank – Worth $500 – $1,000

A few weeks ago Doctor of Credit posted about a increas

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Best Uber Promo of the Year

I typically don’t write about these types of deal

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Clever Marketing from Discover – I Actually Opened the Offer

As someone who holds a lot of credit cards, I rarely am

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Cathay Pacific Will Fly to Tel Aviv in 2017

While it’s been rumored for a while now (amongst

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Finding the Best Hyatt Credit Card Offer

Sorry for the hiatus, but now I’m back! I recentl

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Delta SkyMiles Credit Cards – 4 Increased Offers

American Express usually increases their Delta co-brand

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Earning, Churning & Burning: Quarter 3 Update

As the third quarter of 2016 comes to a close, I wante

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The Difference Between Saver and Standard Awards

Airlines release award seats at different levels, some

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Back to Basics: How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

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Marriott and Starwood Merger Complete – Begin Transferring Points

[Disclosure: I may earn points referral bonuses for car

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AMEX Changes SPG Sign-Up – For the Worse!

Sometime last night American Express changed the prett

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Review: Chase Fairmont Credit Card

Chase has had a Fairmont credit card for a while, but f

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Why I’m Closing All My Citi American Airlines Credit Cards

At the end of August, Citi instituted a new rule to cla

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE: Amazing Hotel Offer – Hilton 2nd Night Free Offer

UPDATE: This offer is no longer available as of Friday,

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Earning the Sign-Up on Chase Cards Again

When Chase added their new rules restricting customers

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PSA: Booking Delta SkyMiles Partner Awards

While Delta SkyMiles continue to devalue, there are sti

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Frequent Flyer Award Booking Links

For me, one of the most vexing aspects to award booking

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In This Game, There’s No Time Like the Present

In an ever changing game of devaluations and restrictiv

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It’s a Bird… It’s a plane… No, wait! It’s a Delta Devaluation!

Here we go again. Yesterday, Lucky from One Mile at a T

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ACT FAST: Citi Credit Card Product Changes Tomorrow

On Sunday Citi’s new credit card rules went into

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Stretching Your Points for a Rainy Day

With constant devaluations and tightening of rules by b

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Last Days to Get Citi Products Under Old Rules

[Disclosure: I do not earn any compensation from the li

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve Is Finally Here – And I’m Late!

On Monday, the day we’ve all been waiting for wit

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Lack of American Airlines Award Space – Europe 2017

I like to plan early. I mean really early. Like 11 mont

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Chase Sapphire Reserve – NEW Credit Card

There’s a new credit card in town, and it’s

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Citi Churning Rules – Bad News

Another one bites the dust. Earlier this year, Chase be

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AMEX Membership Rewards to Avios – 50% Bonus!

Last October, American Express decreased the Membership

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Citi Prestige – New Sign-up and Benefits Revealed

Last week I discussed that the Citi Prestige would be c

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New Credit Cards Coming from American and Avianca – SIGN ME UP

Some exciting credit card news surfaced last week that

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Citi Prestige Sign-Up Bonus Changing on Tuesday?

Rumor in the blogosphere it that the Citi Prestige sig

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A Review: Ritz Carlton Herzliya

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Credit Card Churning, Earning & Burning – Quarter 2 Update

As the second quarter of 2016 comes to a close, I wante

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To Ritz, or Not To Ritz?

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jetBlue Will Match Your Points – Worth it?

On the heels of their easy and amazing Mosaic Status Ma

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Costco Now Takes Visa – And a New Costco Card from Citi

The big news this week is that Costco began its switcho

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Celebrating [Fifth] Freedoms to the Caribbean

“Why am I flying Air New Zealand between Los Ange

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Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem – Redeeming Hilton Points

I recently completed a long, three day holiday weekend

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Flight Cancellation Compensation – My Experience

Those who follow me on Instagram (@miningformiles) know

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Limited Time Credit Card Offers

Credit card offers are more or less cyclical. There are

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Chase, So You Can’t: Update on 5/24 – The Other Shoe Drops

[Disclosure: I may earn compensation if you click on an

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Best & Worst Award Cancellation Fees

Fees are never good, but sometimes you have no choice b

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Finding Hidden AMEX Sign-Up Offers

Some credit card sign-up offers stay the same year-roun

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[News] What You May Have Missed – May 15 – May 22

Points Use your points this summer to get some last min

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#IHateTheWait – Let’s Talk About the TSA

Ah, the TSA. An important and vital role, but often cri

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Let’s Go to Europe This Summer – Greece (and its islands)

This is Part III in a series. See Part I: Let’s G

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Product Changing with Bank of America

Historically, Bank of America has been the most churner

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Let’s Go to Europe this Summer – Rome

This is Part II in a series. See Part I: Let’s Go

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Let’s go to Europe this Summer – Dublin

This is Part I in a series. All screenshots showing awa

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Easy Status Match to jetBlue Mosaic Status

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May the 4th Be With You: Fly the Star Wars Jet on Miles!

May the 4th be with you. Today is  special day for Sta

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Get 1 Week or 1 Month of Free Hotel Nights With These Limited Time Credit Card Offers

There are currently four Hilton HHonors cards in circul

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Mobile Award Booking? There are apps for that!

With everything we do going increasingly mobile, I find

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Zika-Free Beach Destinations on Points & Miles

[DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor or medically trained pro

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Ah… Airport Lounge Access

So you have three hours to connect between flights and

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Kosher While Traveling: Beijing & Tokyo

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Trip Highlights: Tokyo, Japan

Though comprehensive trip reports can be interesting

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Trip Highlights: Beijing, China

Though comprehensive trip reports can be interesting

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[News] What you may have missed over the past few weeks…

I intend for this post to be weekly, but as we were awa

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Credit Card Churning – Quarter 1 Update

Quarter 1 of 2016 will be coming to a close and I wante

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My Ongoing Drama with AMEX

Sunday, February 10. I apply for a targeted 100,000/$1

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When Should You Start Earning Miles for a Trip?

Trip planning can be strenuous, even when going for (ne

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Limited Time Credit Card Offers – Sign Up Now!

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How We’re Getting to Asia Using American Airlines Miles – A $22,800 value!!

A few weeks ago I posted about our 9 nights in hotels o

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Why You Should Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Some Awesome Uses

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Activate Chase Freedom Q2 Today – Grocery Stores & More!

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T – Minus… 7 Days

“Dallas… We have a problem…” Co

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Getting Creative: Mininmum Spend Requirements

On Friday I wrote about what I don’t post about,

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[NEWS] The Week That Was – 3.5.16 – 3.12.16

Miles United miles expiring? Earn 1000 free United mile

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What I Don’t Post About…

…Manufactured spending. Manufactured spending is

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Sign-up Bonuses That Post Quickest

When signing up for a new credit card, there is a proce

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[NEWS] The Week That Was 2.28 – 3.4

This weekly post will go live every Friday, highlightin

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[NEWS] Starwood Credit Cards Upped to 35,000

Coming off the heels of the news of the new Amex churni

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Chase Freedom Unlimited – Details Revealed

Yesterday, Chase revealed its new product to The Points

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Churning Update: AMEX Pins the Nail on the Coffin

The Golden Age of Churning has ended. Earlier this mont

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Devaluation ALERT: American Airlines – Lock In Award Pricing NOW

On March 22 one of the most lucrative award charts will

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9 Nights in Asia: Hotel Points

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Strategies Before Chase Drops the Axe

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Cash vs. Points?

Part of effectively using your miles and points is not

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Finding Value in Delta Skymiles

Majority of those who collect miles via credit cards lo

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Update on Chase Churning Rules

The longer this “hobby” continues to be a &

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Last Minute Hotel Deals–Hotel Tonight to the Rescue

[Disclosure: I may earn compensation if you click on an

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Quick Tip! Taking advantage of Winter Weather Waivers!

This weekend, the wife and I popped on down to Miami fo

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Using Your Miles to Get to Israel: Part I

Israel is an incredibly popular destination for award t

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Winter Weather and Flying

This past weekend’s first serious winter storm, Jonas

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The Holy Grail of Award Travel: Southwest Companion Pass

[Disclosure: I may earn compensation from some of these

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Credit Card Churning 101

[8/23/16 – This post has been updated to reflect

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January 2016: 220,000 Points, 4 Cards

2015 Ended strong, with over a million miles and points

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In-Depth Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

A Chase Sapphire Preferred review. Again. The only diff

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Understanding Airline Alliances

  Though I intended to delve into fuel surcharges

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Crash Course on Booking Award Tickets

  I’m going to outline my process for searching

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Chase Sapphire vs. Citi Premier vs. AMEX Gold Card

In a battle to the death… YOU DECIDE Sapphire Pre

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The Best Miles (and Cards You Need) for Domestic Award Travel

We’re always looking where we can go next that includ

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Are Annual fees Worth Paying?

  Aside from “How’s your credit score?

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Beginner’s Guide Part 1: Getting Started and Choosing the Right Credit Card

I got involved in collecting credit card miles/points w

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Let’s Talk About Credit

DISCLAIMER: I am not a credit analyst. The information

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2015: A Year In Review, Earning and Burning Over 1 Million Miles

was a tremendous year for loyalty program and credit ca

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Booking Last Minute Awards: How I Went to Paris With One Day’s Notice

Paris was awesome. It’s a beautiful city and our firs

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