Category Archives: Beginner Tips

“Travel Is the Only Thing We Buy That Makes Us Richer”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Holy Smithereens

Jean writes Holy Smithereens to offer travel ideas for the luxurious adventurer.

You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook.  And she writes for the luxury section of World Travel Market.

Holy Smithereens - Interview With Jean

Jean at the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the United Arab Emirates

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5 Fantastic Hotels in Europe You Can Book With the Limited-Time 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Now’s a great time to plan a vacation to Europe!

Because the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards have limited-time highest ever sign-up bonuses.  So you can get free award nights at Hilton hotels in lots of exciting European destinations!

5 Fantastic Hotels In Europe You Can Book With The Limited Time 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass Bonus

Plan a Trip to Visit European Countries, Including the Czech Republic. See Prague Castle – the Largest Ancient Castle in the World!

Here are 5 European hotels where you can use your Hilton points for a getaway!

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Great Hyatt Deal! One-Day Sale, Save ~$1,000 on Award Stays!

You can save big on award stays at any Hyatt hotel on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time through Daily Getaways.  I’ll show you how to use this deal to save over $1,000!   

This promotion has limited quantity and will sell out fast!

Great Hyatt Deal One Day Sale Save 1,000 On Award Stays

Use Discounted Hyatt Points for a Stay at the Incredible Grand Hyatt Kauai

I’ll explain why this is a great promotion!

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Can You Apply for Different Versions of the Chase Southwest Card and Still Get the Bonuses?

Million Mile Secrets reader, AC, commented:

I was approved for both the personal and small business versions of the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card this past December.  The problem is, one 50,000 point sign-up bonus posted in late December 2015.  And the other card’s bonus posted in January 2016.  So, I can only use the bonus that posted in January 2016 towards the Companion Pass (because you must earn 110,000 Southwest points in one calendar year).

I still want to try and earn the extra points I need for the Companion Pass.  Can I apply for the Chase Southwest Plus Personal Card and get approved if I still have the Southwest Premier (personal version) open?  Or should I cancel the Southwest Premier (personal) first, even though it has only been open since December?  Any advice would be helpful.

Great question AC!

I understand why AC is interested in the Southwest Companion Pass.  Because I think it’s the best travel deal!

Can You Apply For Different Versions Of The Chase Southwest Card And Still Get The Bonuses

When You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, Your Best Friend Can Fly With You for (Almost) Free for up to 2 Years!

I’ll explain if AC should apply for the Chase Southwest Plus Personal Card, because he already has 2 other Chase Southwest cards.  And other ways AC might be able to qualify for the Companion Pass.

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Success! A Family of 5 Took a Miles & Points Vacation to Paris!

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!

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

Success A Family Of 5 Took A Miles Points Vacation To Paris

Rod Used Miles & Points to Take His Family on a Dream Vacation to Paris!

A big thank you to Rod 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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Tips to Finding What You Need at Million Mile Secrets

New to Million Mile Secrets and the miles & points hobby?  There’s a ton of information out there.  And it can be hard to know where to start!

Tips To Finding What You Need At Million Mile Secrets

Not Sure Where to Go? I’ll Help You Navigate Your Way Around!

Here are some tricks for navigating the site.  So you can get the most out of Million Mile Secrets.   

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“I Think My Wife Assumes I Have a Mild Form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   InsideFlyer UK

Mark and Tom write InsideFlyer UK so you can discover and share your experiences related to travel and frequent flyer programs.

You can follow InsideFlyer UK on Twitter.

InsideFlyer - Interview With Mark And Tom

Heading Into Belarus on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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