Category Archives: Hawaiian Airlines

750 Free Virgin America Points!

With Virgin America’s new sweepstakes, it’s easy to earn 250 free Virgin America points!  And if you’re not already enrolled in their frequent flyer program, you can earn 500 more points!

750 Free Virgin America Points

You Can Use Virgin America Points to Fly to Hawaii with Their Partner Airline, Hawaiian Airlines!

Here’s how to enter.  And ideas for ways to use your Virgin America points!

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Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines Now That They’re Merging?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Roger, emailed:

I have the AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest card and I want to transfer my points to airline miles.  Does it make a difference if I transfer my Starwood points to Virgin America or Alaska Airlines since they’ll be merging in 2017?

Thanks for the email, Roger!

Should You Transfer Your Starwood Points To Virgin America Or Alaska Airlines Now That They're Merging

Consider Things Like Transfer Ratios, Partner Airlines, and Fees, When Deciding Which Frequent Flyer Program Is Best for You

I’ll explain what the merger means and where Roger should transfer his Starwood points.

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5 Hotels Where the 5th-Night-Free Perk With the AMEX Hilton Cards Is a Great Deal

Ready for a break?  Get more award nights with Hilton’s 5th night free perk on award stays!

With the limited-time highest ever offers on the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards, you can earn enough Hilton points for a 5-night stay worth hundreds of dollars at Hilton hotels around the world!

5 Hotels Where The 5th Night Free Perk With The AMEX Hilton Cards Is A Great Deal

Get the 5th Night Free at Hilton Hotels Near and Far! I’ll Show You 5 Fantastic Hotels Where This Perk Stretches Your Points and Helps Your Wallet, Like the Hilton Mexico City Reforma!

I’ll show you my favorites.  And how much you’ll save!

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“I No Longer Travel for Business, but I Did Fly 42,000 Miles Using Points Last Year”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Miles To The Max

Caleb writes Miles To The Max to shed light on how folks can travel to their dream destinations for little to no cost!

You can follow him on Facebook.

Miles To The Max - Interview With Caleb

Caleb and His Wife, Alyssa, on a Fall Getaway in Paris

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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News You Can Use – 10% Off Restaurants, Netflix, Movies With Discover, Save $15 at Amazon, 25% Virgin Atlantic Bonus, $10 Off Carrabba’s

1.   Activate Discover it 2nd Quarter 5% Categories – Restaurants and Movies (Including Netflix)

Link:   Discover it

Link:   Discover it Activate 5% Cash Back Bonus

Folks with the Discover it can now activate the 2nd quarter 5% bonus cash back categories of restaurants and movies.  You’ll earn 5% back in these categories between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016, on up to $1,500 in spending.

News You Can Use 10 Off Restaurants Netflix Movies With Discover Save 15 At Amazon 25 Virgin Atlantic Bonus 10 Off Carrabbas

Use Your Discover it Card to Earn Bonus Cash Back When You Dine Out Between April 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016

And your Netflix subscription counts as movie tickets!  Remember, new cardholders (or folks who previously registered) will have their cash back doubled at the end of their 1st 12 billing cycles.

So you’ll effectively earn 10% cash back on dining out, Netflix, and movies!  Even on purchases outside the US.

Save on Netflix All Through 2016

Unfortunately, there’s no way to pre-pay Netflix, so you’ll get 5% back each month.  But here’s a tip to continue saving 5% or 10% later in the year.  Purchase a Netflix gift card through Amazon.com from July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, when Amazon is a Discover it 5% bonus category!

Remember, the Discover it doesn’t add foreign transaction fees, so it’s a good card to use while you’re traveling overseas!  Discover cards aren’t accepted everywhere, but you can look for the China Union Pay, Discover, Diners Club, or JCB logo at places you can use your card.

2.   Citi ThankYou Virgin Atlantic 25% Transfer Bonus

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How to Use Freedom’s 15,000 Point Bonus for Big Travel on United Airlines

I’m going to show you 1 of my favorite ways to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Right now the sign-up bonus for new Chase Freedom cardholders is 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  

That’s worth $150 in cash back.

How To Use Freedoms 15,000 Point Bonus For Big Travel On United Airlines

$150 in Cash Back Is Great, but You Can Get Much More From the 15,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You’ll Earn!

But I prefer to use the bonus for Big Travel with Small Money!  

I’ll explain why I love this card and how to use the sign-up bonus for Big Travel with United Airlines!

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Save Points (and Earn the Southwest Companion Pass) With Marriott 5-Night Hotel + Air Packages

With Marriott Hotel + Air packages, you can stay in style at Marriott hotels all over the world AND get enough miles for an award flight there!

Marriott lists 7-night packages on their website.  But there’s also an option to get a 5-night package, starting at 165,000 Marriott points.  You just have to ask for it!

Save Points And Earn The Southwest Companion Pass With Marriott 5 Night Hotel Air Packages

For 230,000 Marriott Points, You Can Get 100,000 Airline Miles and a 5 Nights at a Category 6 Hotel, Like the Courtyard St. John’s Newfoundland!

This could also be an easy way to get most – or all – of the points required to earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

I’ll explain!

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