Author Archives: Million Mile Secrets

“Ignore People Who Tell You Not to Earn More Points Than You Plan to Use”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Windbag Miles

Jordan writes Windbag Miles to talk about strategies on earning points for travel, including the credit cards he likes to use.  You can also follow him on Twitter.

Windbag Miles

Hurricane Ridge in Sunny Port Angeles, Washington

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

Continue reading

JetBlue Flash Sale! Domestic and International Flights for as Low as $20 One-Way

JetBlue is having a flash sale.  And if you want in on the action, you’ll have to book quickly!

You can fly from several US cities to both domestic and international locations starting at just $20 one-way in coach.  But the dates and routes are very restrictive.

I found flights from Washington, DC, to Orlando for just $30 one-way in coach.  These fares are valid for departure dates between February 25, 2017, and March 8, 2017.

JetBlue Flash Sale Domestic And International Flights For As Low As 20 One Way

Head to the Bahamas From Chilly Boston for Just $60 One-Way

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

Continue reading

Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

Continue reading

Improved Offers for These 3 AMEX Cards!

If you collect AMEX Membership Rewards points or like cash back, you’ll be interested in these increased AMEX offers!

For a limited time, you’ll earn up to 25,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points when you sign-up for The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express and meet tiered minimum spending requirements.

And when you sign-up for the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express or Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express by May 3, 2017, you’ll earn 10% cash back at US restaurants the first 6 months you are a cardmember, up to $200 back.  That’s on top of the sign-up bonuses you’ll receive after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Improved Offers For These 3 AMEX Cards

You’ll Earn 10% Cash Back at Restaurants the First 6 Months You’re an AMEX Blue Cash Everyday Or AMEX Blue Cash Preferred Cardmember

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these new offers, so you can decide if they are worth it for you!

Continue reading

Sneak Peek: World of Hyatt Updates, New Program Launches Next Week

I shared the news that Hyatt would be re-vamping their loyalty program starting March 1, 2017.  And now they’ve shared more details about what the new program will look like.

As part of the new program, they’ve launched a website, “For a World of Understanding.”  And there will be a television spot during the Oscars this Sunday night.

Hyatt wants to deepen community engagement and provide new, hands-on experiences for guests.  I like that they’re introducing educational opportunities with a focus on understanding and empathy!

And they’ve kindly offered to gift Hyatt Globalist (top-tier elite) status to a Million Mile Secrets reader in April 2017!

World Of Hyatt

Changes Are Coming to Hyatt Next Week, and It’s Not Just About Points, Stays, and Elite Status

I’ll share the updates so you’ll know what to expect from Hyatt starting next month!

Continue reading

Unbelievable Sale: East Coast to Ireland and Scotland for $65 One-Way (~$150 Round Trip!)

Via View From the Wing, you can fly from 3 East Coast airports to Dublin, Shannon, Belfast, and Edinburgh in coach for $65 one-way.  And you can even get a pretty cheap return flight!

I found flights from New York (Newburgh-Stewart) to Edinburgh, Scotland, for $161 round-trip in coach for travel on November 13, 2017, to November 21, 2017.  These fares are valid for select dates between June 15, 2017, and December 31, 2017.

Norwegian Sale February 2017

Get to Europe For Unbelievably Cheap. Several Destinations are on Sale, Including Scotland!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

Continue reading

7 Week-Long Vacations You Can Take With Starwood’s 35,000-Point Bonus

Using Starwood Cash & Points is a terrific way to stretch your points for longer award stays at Starwood hotels.

For example, you can use 35,000 Starwood points plus $525 for 7 nights at category 4 hotels like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii!  Booking with Cash & Points will save you lots of money because a similar stay costs $1,800+ if you just pay cash.

And until April 5, 2017, you can earn enough points for a 7-night Cash & Points stay with the best-ever sign-up bonuses on both the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Starwood Points 7 Day Stay

Use Cash & Points With the Limited-Time AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonus to Get a Week-Long Vacation at Hotels Like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii!

I’ll show you 7 fantastic Starwood hotels you can book a week-long vacation using Cash & Points!

Continue reading

Best Card Strategy for Beginners in 2017

New to the world of miles & points?  You have some exciting memories ahead!

You can earn lots of airline miles and hotel points by signing-up for credit cards and using them responsibly.  If you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to figure out which cards will best help you achieve your travel dreams!

Best Travel Credit Cards 2017

Free Travel Is Just an Sign-Up Bonus or 2 Away!

I’ll help you find a credit card strategy based on your travel goals!

Continue reading

More Details About Hilton’s New Flexible Redemption Option

I told you about the big changes coming to Hilton’s award program.  And now we know a little bit more!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can officially book Hilton hotels with the Points and Money option starting March 1, 2017.  So you’ll have more choices when you redeem your points!

Hilton Points And Money

Use the Slider to Choose How You Want to Split Your Payment Between Points and Money

I’ll show you what you can look forward to with this new addition!

Continue reading

New Way to Earn Hyatt Elite Status: Worth It?

The Hyatt loyalty program will undergo major changes on March 1, 2017.  And if you’re a big spender, you might like this development!

Via Deals We Like, Hyatt is giving folks the ability to earn Hyatt Explorist status after spending $50,000 in a year on the Chase Hyatt card.

New Way To Earn Hyatt Elite Status Worth It

You’ll Get Increased Benefits at Hyatt Hotels With Explorist Status, Like More Bonus Points and Upgrades!

I’ll help you decide if this is something you should plan to do.

Continue reading