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Stack These Marriott Promotions to Get Easy Status

With a new year comes new opportunities. There will always be the opportunity to earn new points, but today we want to share some new (and some soon to be gone) updates to the Marriott Bonvoy program. Most of these changes relate to your ability to earn status. Marriott status can be worthwhile if you find yourself staying in Marriott properties...

Best Ways to Earn AA Miles

I’m not gonna lie, when it comes to airline programs, I think that American Airlines AAdvantage program is one of the best out there. There are a lot of great ways to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage miles, from economy to first class. The biggest drawback to AAdvantage miles is that currently, no credit card flexible rewards currency directly...

How to Use ExpertFlyer to Find Award Space

You signed up for a credit card, met the minimum-spending requirements and earned a welcome bonus. You’ve done everything the credit-card issuer told you to do to take your first free flight on points, but you just can’t find any award space. Don’t worry. This happens all the time. Before you throw away the credit card that didn’t meet...

When to Use British Airways Avios and When to Use Iberia Avios

Let’s talk about Avios. Three airlines—Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia—use this rewards currency, yet they’re separate award programs. Same, same, but different. And, because the programs are different, they also use their own award charts and follow their own rules. Although there are three loyalty programs that use Avios, in this...

American Express Credit Cards vs. No Pre-Set Spending Limit Cards: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter

Are all American Express cards the same? A card’s a card, right? Why do some cards have a credit limit and some don’t? Most people don’t give too much thought to these questions, but it’s important to understand the difference because credit cards with and without a spending limit are two very different financial tools. You can swipe...

Our Award Booking Service: A Case Study

Hey MileValue Family, Many of you take the time to read each and every article we publish. For that, we are truly grateful. Some have even taken advantage of our free credit card consultations. But today I wanted to take the time to highlight one of our lesser known services, our award booking service. One of the biggest challenges in...

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Transferring American Express Membership Rewards to Hilton Hotels

I bet I know exactly what comes into your mind when I ask the question “which hotel program is best for transferring bank points to.” The majority of people would hedge their bet on transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards to Hyatt. While the Chase to Hyatt option is a great choice, many people overlook transferring Membership Rewards to hotels. The...

Meet the MileValue Team

You’ve seen their great content in your inboxes for the last few months. You may have even had Travis find you some incredible award space with our Award Booking Service. Now, let’s get to know a bit more about the members of the MileValue Team. Anna Zaks Anna Zaks Hello all! My name’s Anna and I live in Cleveland. I got...

Your Guide to The Platinum Card from American Express

If you’re looking for a solid, do it all travel card, then The Platinum Card® from American Express should be on your radar. This one card brings you great airport lounge access, hotel status, and more. Let’s keep it short, because there’s a lot to get into with this great card and we’re going to take a deep dive into everything you need to know...

How to Earn Points and Miles by Paying Taxes

Let’s face it, nobody likes paying taxes. But we can choose to look at the bright side of things – if you use a credit card to pay your taxes, this is a great opportunity to earn some extra points and miles. Yes, paying taxes with a credit card isn’t free, as there are fees associated with paying the government, but bear with us here because...

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