Category Archives: Southwest

Prevent Your Alaska or Hawaiian Miles From Expiring With the Frequent Flyer App

If you collect Alaska Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines miles, there’s a new way to keep your miles from expiring with no effort!  Frequent Flyer is an app for iOS or Android that earns you points in return for sharing your location.  Then, you can redeem them for miles!

However, it can take 5+ months to earn 100 miles.  

You can also complete surveys or refer your friends to speed up the process.  If you don’t mind having the app on your phone, it’s an easy way to reset the clock and keep your miles active without flying.

Frequent Flyer App

The Frequent Flyer App Is an Easy Way to Keep Your Alaska or Hawaiian Mileage Account Active, in Exchange for Sharing Your Location

I’ll show you how it works!

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Daraius’ Adventures in Queens: Part 1 – Hyatt Herald Square Review

I always have a great time when I visit New York.  And I usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists.  But this time, I decided to stay in Manhattan, but explore Queens.

I stayed in Manhattan at Hyatt Herald Square.  But made the trip across the river for my adventures.

Hyatt Herald Square Review

I Made the Hyatt Herald Square My Home Base

Here’s what I thought of the experience!

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How to Keep an Excellent Credit Score While Applying for Lots of Credit Cards

Million Mile Secrets reader, Brittany, tweeted:

Can you do a post on maintaining a credit score of 750+ while applying for lots of cards?  I can’t find a recent one.

Did you know applying for lots of credit cards can actually improve your credit score?

If you aren’t familiar with how your credit score works, credit cards can seem scary.  Because the way you handle your credit cards can greatly impact your credit score.

But if you understand the factors of your credit score, you’ll see it’s less impacted by the number of cards you have.  And has more to do with how you use them.

How To Keep An Excellent Credit Score While Applying For Lots Of Credit Cards

Don’t Let Applying for Multiple Credit Cards Keep You Away From Getting Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll show you why applying for lots of credit cards is NOT always bad for your credit score.  And how they can even enhance it!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

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Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Which Airline Is Best for AMEX Business Platinum Pay With Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:

Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points

Fantastic question, Kim!

Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates.  And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points.  But only on your selected airline.

Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline.  So this can impact your decision, too.

AMEX Business Platinum Airline Choice

Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!

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7,000 Southwest Points Winner!

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7,000 Southwest points giveaway!

7000 Southwest Points Winner

Are You the Winner of 7,000 Southwest Points?

Find out who won!

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1 Couple + 2 Cards = 2 Years of Free Flying + 7 Free Hotel Nights!

Earning credit card sign-up bonuses is the easiest way to get Big Travel With Small Money.

That’s why it’s an amazing deal when two people can get 2 years of free flying with the Southwest Companion Pass AND a 7-night hotel stay by earning just 2 card sign-up bonuses each.

Here’s the deal:  1 Couple + 2 Cards Each = 2 Years of Free Flying (at least $3,600+) + 7 Nights Hotel (at least $1,400+).

That’s a $5,000 value!!

With the sign-up bonuses on Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Chase Marriott Premier Rewards card, a couple can earn more than enough points to get the best deal in travel!

Southwest Companion Pass Marriott Points

This Couple Knows That the Southwest Companion Pass Is the Best Deal in Travel!

I’ll explain the steps to earning enough points to book a Marriott flight and hotel package, which will earn you enough Southwest points for the Companion Pass!  And a 7-night Marriott hotel stay!

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Trick to Keep Your Airline Miles From Expiring Using Uber

With most airline loyalty programs, you have to earn miles or use them by a set date to prevent them from expiring.

To reset the clock, there’s an easy way to to earn airline miles from Uber rides.

Use Thanks Again to earn 25 points on every Uber ride (even cheap fares).  Then, transfer the points to 7 eligible airlines to keep your existing miles or points from expiring.

Earn Airline Miles With Uber

Tick, Tock! I’ll Show You an Easy Way to Earn Points to Keep Your Airline Miles From Expiring With Uber Rides!

I’ll show you how it’s easy to earn and redeem Thanks Again points to keep your airline account active!

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What to Do With Points Scattered in Different Programs

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, tweeted:

I was wondering what I should do with my rewards points.  I have 600 JetBlue points, 1,200 IHG points, 2,000 Delta miles, and 800 Virgin America miles.

Thanks for the question, Joe!

You can’t do much with a small amount of points in different loyalty programs.  But there are plenty of ways to quickly earn more rewards, so you can get Big Travel with Small Money.

What To Do With Points Scattered In Different Programs

Don’t Have Enough Miles & Points for a Free Trip? I’ll Show You How to Earn the Extra Rewards You Need!

I’ll help you quickly reach the number of miles & points you need for a well-deserved vacation! 🙂

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

You guys are the best blog readers around!  To thank you, we are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points

Use 7,000 Southwest Points Toward a Tropical Getaway South of the Border

I’ll show you how to enter!

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