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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 rooms...

Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses

Updated 1/15/19 with latest expansion of the 5/24 rule to all Chase cards.  Will you be approved for a new card? Will you get its bonus? What if you've already had that card and gotten its...

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...

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

I didn't see this one coming. All three consumer Southwest Cards' benefits packages have been updated with a limited time offer that lasts for one month. For spending $4,000 within three months of opening your...

Five Bonus Offers Ending this Week

The United Explorer Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, and the World of Hyatt Credit Card all have temporarily elevated sign up...

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...

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...

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...

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. He opened it a year ago, at...

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...

Locking in the Business Platinum at $450 for 2019 (+ beginning...

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...

Top 10 Business Credit Cards for Travel Rewards: December 2018

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...

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...

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...