Million Mile Secrets reader Joyce emails:
My husband traveled for his job so we always had miles and points to work with. He is retired now so I am the person looking for the least expensive options for traveling on our dime. Your posts are extremely helpful and I love investigating all of the options for accumulating miles and points.
My question is: Can I transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to my Starwood Preferred Guest account? And then transfer those same points from Starwood Preferred Guest to an airline with the 25% bonus (I know I will need to transfer in 20,000 point increments)?
Yes. Joyce can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Starwood and then to airline partners. She’ll get a bonus 5,000 miles for every 20,000 AMEX points she transfers.
Joyce Can Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Starwood Preferred Guest, Then to Airline Partners – But Should She?
But it’s NOT the best use of her points!
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It’s the time of year when folks are planning their summer trips to Europe. Sometimes low-level award seats can be hard to find because it’s such a popular place to go!
So it’s good to have options for the cheapest ways to get there using miles and points!
Here are my favorite cheap award tickets to Europe. If you don’t mind flying coach class, you could get there for as few as 25,000 miles round-trip!
Planning a Summer Getaway to Europe? I’ll Show You the Cheapest Ways to Get There!
And remember, you don’t have to fly there and back on the same airline.
Sometimes you’ll get a better deal (and more available award seats) by booking 1-way flights on different airlines. Or you might mix-and-match because you don’t have enough points in 1 program for a round-trip ticket.
For a limited time, the sign-up bonus on the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Business card has increased to 50,000 miles. That’s enough miles for 2 round-trip domestic flights!
You’ll get the bonus after you spend $2,000 in new purchases in the 1st 3 months of opening your account.
Normally, the sign-up bonus is 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months. So this is a better deal!
This isn’t our link, but Emily and I will always tell you about the best offers, even when they don’t earn us a commission.
The Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card Has a Limited-Time Sign-Up Bonus of 50,000 Miles
There’s no end date published for the increased bonus, so I’m not sure how long it will last.
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