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Big Changes Reportedly Coming to Amtrak Rewards – Book Now!

In miles and points, all good things eventually come to an end…or at least change somewhat to be not quite as good.  One of the great point redemption options, especially for families, has actually been via Amtrak.  Even if you have never taken a train trip before it is pretty easy to rack up Amtrak points since they are a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards via cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card You can then use those…

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Amtrak Credit Card to Return Fall 2015

A few months ago the Chase Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card stopping being issued to new customers.  Those that already had the card got to keep it (at least for now), but no applications were being accepted.  However, thanks to a head’s up by Mommy Points’ reader Joseph, I saw a thread on Flyertalk where an Amtrak spokesperson announced that the card would be returning in fall 2015…with some changes. The new Amtrak Guest Rewards® MasterCard® credit card arrives Fall…

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Using Points for Family Travel on Amtrak!

While I am always happy to share my own traveling stories with my family, there are tons of other great traveling families out there with kids of different ages, different numbers of kids, and who have had different traveling experiences than we have had.  As part of my “Little C’s Traveling Friends” series, I am sharing different family’s stories so we can all learn from their traveling “hits” and “misses”. Mariah and her family of five shared in an earlier…

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Family of Five Shares Tips for Traveling by Plane, Train, and Automobile!

While I am always happy to share my own traveling stories with my family, there are tons of other great traveling families out there with kids of different ages, different numbers of kids, and who have had different experiences than me.  As part of my “Little C’s Traveling Friends” series, I am sharing different family’s stories so we can all learn from their experiences.  If you would like to be a part of this series just shoot us an email at…

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Double Amtrak Points + 10% Bonus British Airways Avios

Here are two miles and points bonuses I want you to be aware of, but for different reasons.  The first I want you to register for in case you have an Amtrak ride in your fall travel plans, and the second I want you to know about so you don’t use it in 99% of situations. Earn Double Amtrak Points: From September 8th – November 14th you can earn double points on all Amtrak routes.  You must join Amtrak Rewards…

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Riding Amtrak with a Family – Big Success!

On our recent 4th of July trip to Washington DC and New York City we decided to get our family from DC to NYC by Amtrak train.  The points/dollars difference between flying and taking the train was pretty insignificant, but we decided that taking the train would be far easier than getting out to the airports (especially in NYC), going through security, dealing with delays into NYC, etc.  Train stations are typically in the heart of the city, there aren’t…

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Saving Money and Earning Points on Amtrak

We have a family trip to the Northeast coming up this summer, and as part of the journey we need to get from Washington DC to New York City.  There are tons of ways to do this including flying, car rental, bus rides, train rides, etc.  We wanted the easiest, most comfortable, and efficient way to get from one city to the other as we are trying to maximize my husband’s extremely limited vacation days, so we decided to take…

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