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Use the Citi Prestige 4th Night Free at Disney to Save Big Money!

Ken and his wife Emily write about using points and miles (and saving money) on Disney trips at Mousehacking.com.  So I’ve asked them to share their tips on booking Walt Disney World resorts with the Citi Prestige card to get the 4th night free benefit!

Ken and Emily:  You can book Walt Disney World stays with Starwood points or Chase Ultimate Rewards points, but some folks choose to save their points for other trips and instead put their Disney stay on a credit card.

For the 3 stays we’ve booked at Walt Disney World in the past year, we’ve used the Citi Prestige.  When you book a hotel stay of 4+ nights through the Citi Prestige Concierge, you’ll get a statement credit for the 4th night.  However, starting July 23, 2017, the 4th night free credit will be based on the average nightly cost of your stay, excluding taxes.

This a great perk, and a terrific way to save money on Walt Disney World resort stays.  We saved $1,165 on a split stay between Animal Kingdom Lodge and Beach Club on a recent trip to Disney from this benefit alone!

Disney World Hotel Discounts 2017

A Free Night at Walt Disney World Means More Magical Views for Less!

Let’s see how to book Walt Disney World resorts using the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit.

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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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This Promotion Might Be Worth Switching Your Hotel Stays!

Heading east this spring?  Here’s an easy way to save a LOT of money at Starwood hotels!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Starwood is having a fantastic promotion at many of their hotels in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, through June 1, 2017.  You can get up to 2 free nights at participating Starwood hotels just by typing in a promotion code and using a MasterCard!

This Promotion Might Be Worth Switching Your Hotel Stays

Heading to the UK? Stay at 1 of the 9 Participating Starwood Hotels That Are Offering Free Nights for a Stay of 3 Nights or More

I’ll give you the details of this promotion!

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 1: Introduction

Did you know Costco members can save money booking car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises?

The Costco Travel program can be a great option for folks who book paid travel instead of redeeming miles & points.  Because you might save lots of money compared to booking through an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline.

For example, team members Jasmin and Harlan each booked week-long car rentals through Costco Travel and saved $100 off the prices shown on other sites.  And you can potentially save much more or get extra perks with other travel packages!

Is Costco Travel A Good Deal

Planning a Cruise? Costco Members Might Save Money or Get Extra Perks Booking Through Costco Travel

I’ll share details about the Costco Travel program.  And explain why some folks might benefit from booking a trip with the warehouse club!

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Daraius’ Diary: The United Fiasco Shows We Need More Empathy & Compassion

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which isn’t all miles-and-points related.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
― Mother Teresa

I felt very angry when I first saw David Dao being dragged out of a United plane, with blood streaming down his face.  But below that anger, was sadness and disappointment.  My throat choked, my body slumped down in the chair, and my eyes wanted to stop watching the video.

Daraius Diary The United Fiasco Shows We Need More Empathy Compassion

I’m Inspired by Mother Theresa to Be More Loving & Peaceful

For the last two years, I’ve been learning about Non-Violent Communication and Empathy through the amazing Austin Empathy Sangha.  Why do I find it amazing?  Because for the first time, I actually learned and practiced how to communicate my feelings and needs in a way that included being aware of someone else’s feelings and needs too!

So while I am not responsible for other’s feelings and needs, I can be responsive to them.

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Secret to Easily Finding Your American Airlines Record Locator Through British Airways

Did you know when you use the British Airways website to book with partner airlines, you will NOT automatically get all the information you need?

If you want to change your booking, (like choosing seats, special assistance requests, or meal choices), you’ll need each airline’s record locator.  Fortunately, if you’ve booked an American Airlines flight through British Airways (which is the way most folks in the US use British Airways), finding your record locator is easy!

Find American Airlines Record Locator

If You Have Your British Airways Booking Reference, You’re Just a Few Clicks Away From Your American Airlines Record Locator!

I’ll show you how to find your American Airlines record locator with your British Airways booking reference!

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Limited Time: More Ways to Earn Bonus SAS Points!

I recently let you know about the very profitable Hertz SAS promotion, as well as some disappointing new restrictions.

Now, via Frequent Miler, there are 2 more ways to earn bonus SAS miles!  Both Avis and Best Western are giving bonus miles away.  And one of these promotions can be even better than the current Hertz SAS promotion!

Limited Time More Ways To Earn Bonus SAS Points

Avis Upgraded Me to This Mustang During My San Francisco Trip!

I’ll tell you about these other deals, and remind you what you can do with SAS miles!

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Update: Earn 3X Points on Almost Anything With This New Card!

Last week I shared a rumor about new valuable US Bank card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve.

And now we have new details about the card!  Some are a bit disappointing, but some are really exciting!

For example, the $325 annual travel credit is per cardmember year, NOT calendar year.  So you won’t be able to get it twice before the second annual fee is due (like you can with the Chase Sapphire Reserve).

But getting approved for the card might be easier than we first thought!  I’ll explain.

Update Earn 3X Points On Almost Anything With This New Card

Earn 4.5% Back on Nearly All Purchases With This Upcoming Card!

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve!

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6 Fantastic and Free 5-Day US Hotel Stays With Marriott’s 100,000-Point Bonus

With the increased offer on the Chase Marriott card, you can earn 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The great news is, that’s enough for 5+ free nights at a number of fantastic Marriott hotels in the US, in popular spots like Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, and more!

So you can start planning your next road trip.  Or take a getaway without flying too far from home!

Free Marriott Hotels In US With Points

Beautiful Denver, Colorado, Is an Excellent Spot for a Vacation. And You Can Stay in Downtown Denver for Free Using Your Marriott Points!

Let’s take a look at my list of wonderful Marriott hotels in the US!

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“How I Made Nearly $1,000 With a Recent AMEX Offer”

We often tell you about new offers from American Express.  They’re a fantastic way to save on everyday purchases you might already make.

Here’s Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan to show you how she smartly and significantly profited from an AMEX Offer!

Meghan:   Thanks Daraius!  I used a recent AMEX offer to make ~$1,000 by reselling Xboxes I bought through Dell on eBay and Craigslist.  It took some time and effort, but for me, it was worth it!

Reselling Products For Miles And Points

Reselling Can Be a Lucrative Hobby.  But It Takes Time and Preparation, so It Isn’t for Everyone!

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