Category Archives: Beginner Tips

Does Pooling Hilton Points Keep Them From Expiring?

Million Mile Secrets readers, Robert and Brian, commented:

Does pooling Hilton points with friends and family reset the expiration date for your hotel points?

Excellent question!

Hilton points expire after 12 months of no earning or redemption activity.

Unfortunately, combining Hilton points with friends or loved ones does NOT extend the life of your points.  So be mindful of the expiration date or you risk losing your points!

That said, there are lots of ways to keep your Hilton points from expiring.  Even without staying in a hotel!

Keep Hilton Points From Expiring

Pooling Points Will NOT Extend the Life of Your Hilton Points. But There Are Lots of Other Ways to Reset the Expiration Date!

I’ll share how to keep Hilton points from expiring!

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Don’t Know Your Way Around Million Mile Secrets? You’re Missing Out!

Million Mile Secrets is here to help you get Big Travel with Small Money.  We have fantastic resources to help you achieve your travel goals!

If you’re new to our site or need help finding your way around, I’ll share some tips and tricks!

Dont Know Your Way Around Million Mile Secrets Youre Missing Out

First Time Reading Million Mile Secrets? I’ll Point You in the Right Direction and Help You Get the Most From the Site!

I’ll show you how to use our site to get the information you need.

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This Couple Took an Epic Trip to New Zealand in First Class for Next to Nothing!

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!

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

This Couple Took An Epic Trip To New Zealand In First Class For Next To Nothing

Exploring the Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

A big thank you to John 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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Can You Register for an AMEX Offer With Multiple Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, David, commented:

Can you only use an AMEX Offer one time?

Folks with multiple AMEX cards can register for an offer more than once.  But it takes a few extra steps.

Keep in mind, certain AMEX Offers allow you to get a discount or earn extra points more than once without having to register multiple times.

For example, a deal might include a $10 statement credit with a $50+ purchase.  But sometimes the language for the offer says you can get up to $20 in total credit by making 2 separate $50+ purchases.

Save Money AMEX Offers

The Savings Can Add up When You Register for an AMEX Offer With Multiple Cards

I’ll explain how you can save more with AMEX offers.

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“We’re Able to Get Reservations We’d NEVER Make If We Had to Pay Cash”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Your Mileage May Vary

Joe and Sharon write Your Mileage May Vary to share aspirational travel tips with readers.  You can also follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Your Mileage May Vary

Joe “Saving” Sharon at the Grand Canyon, October 2006. We Love to Do Funny Posed Pictures Like This When We Can

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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New Card From American Express! Is It Right for You?

American Express has added another card to the AMEX Membership Rewards points earning family!

The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express is a small business card with NO annual fee!  You’ll earn 20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account.

Plus, you’ll get 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases each year!

American Express Blue Business Plus Card Review

20,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is a Great Sign-Up Bonus for a Card With No Annual Fee. And You Can Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Take You All Over the World!

I’ll share my American Express Blue Business Plus card review!

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Enjoy Europe With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi With Limited-Time Card Offer

Folks traveling on a budget can do well in Europe by redeeming Hilton points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels.

Besides excellent locations in destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt, you’ll also enjoy perks like free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

And with the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn lots of points to use toward free stays!

Hilton Hotels In Europe With Free Breakfast

Use Hilton Points for an Award Stay at the Hampton Liverpool, Which Is a ~10 Minute Walk From The Beatles Story Exhibition. And You’ll Get Free Hot Breakfast at the Hotel!

I’ll share 5 excellent Hampton by Hilton hotels in Europe you can stay for free with points and that have free breakfast!

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Readers Share Their Favorite Ways to Use Southwest Points

I enjoy hearing from y’all about how you like to use miles & points.  So I loved reading your comments from a recent Southwest giveaway!

We asked how you use Southwest points to get Big Travel.  And we received a lot of enthusiastic responses!

Southwest Airlines Destinations 2017

Readers Love Using Points to Visit Warm Destinations, Like Los Cabos

The giveaway is now closed.  But if you’re looking for ideas for how to use your Southwest points, here are some suggestions from Million Mile Secrets readers!

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7 Fun US Cities to Explore With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi Using Limited-Time Card Offer

Looking to save money on your next vacation?

With the best-ever sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn points to use toward free stays!  But you must apply before May 31, 2017.

And when you redeem points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels, you’ll enjoy free hot breakfast and Wi-Fi!  Elite status is NOT required for these perks!

Hilton Hotels In US With Free Breakfast

Stay 5 Blocks From the Beach at the Brand New Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica in California Where You’ll Enjoy a Free Hot Breakfast!

I’ll share 7 excellent Hampton by Hilton hotels in the US where you can enjoy free breakfast!

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Bask in Latin American Sunshine With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi Using Limited-Time Card Offer

It’s exciting to use points for free hotel stays in destinations like Cancun and San Juan.  And it’s even better when you can enjoy additional complimentary perks like hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

If you’re looking to book an award stay and get free breakfast in Latin America, you might consider the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards.

Because these cards are offering the highest sign-up bonuses I’ve ever seen!  But only until May 31, 2017!

Hilton Hotels In Latin America With Free Breakfast

Emily Enjoyed Kayaking in the Dominican Republic on Her 30th Birthday! You Can Stay There Too With the Limited-Time AMEX Hilton Card Offers!

I’ll share 7 excellent Hilton hotels in Latin America where you can stay for free with points and get free breakfast!

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