Category Archives: Beginner Tips

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 Membership Rewards Points For Flights To South America

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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How to Buy a Car With a Credit Card to Earn Miles

Considering a new car and wondering if it’s possible to rack up a few thousand miles & points using a credit card to buy it?

In short, it is!  And that’s great news for folks looking for ways to meet a card’s minimum spending requirements, if you want to earn extra rewards, or qualify for a yearly spending bonus for a purchase you’d make anyway!

Can You Buy A Card With A Credit Card

Getting a New Car Is Fun. But Earning Miles, Points, or Cash Back for Your Purchase Is Even Better!

I’ll show you how to put some (or all!) of the purchase price of a car on a credit card.  And mention a few pitfalls you should look out for!

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Excited to Use Your 2 Free Night Certificates at ANY Hyatt Hotel?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Tskr, commented:

How soon do the 2 free night certificates post after meeting the spending requirements on the The Hyatt Credit Card?

The free night certificates typically post to your Hyatt loyalty account a few days after the statement close date in which you meet the spending requirement.  And you have 12 months from the date they’re issued to redeem them.

The Chase Hyatt card can be extremely valuable!  Because you can use the certificates at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world, including all-inclusive resorts like the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Hyatt Free Night Certificates

You Can Use the Chase Hyatt Card Sign-Up Bonus for 2 Free Nights at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

I’ll remind y’all about the Chase Hyatt card offer.  And let you know when to expect the free night certificates!

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2 Types of Travel Insurance: Medical Coverage Vs. Trip Protection

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nancy, commented:

Do you have any advice for travel insurance carriers?

Travel insurance is broad and complex.  Because there are separate insurances that cover trip related incidents vs. medical issues.

For example, you’ll get coverage for mishaps like trip delays just by paying with credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige.

But if you’re looking for medical coverage while traveling outside the US, you might consider purchasing a supplemental travel medical insurance policy.

Travel Insurance Coverage

Are You Looking for Trip Protection Benefits, Travel Medical Insurance, or Both?

I’ll explain what you should consider when looking for travel insurance.

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A ~$36,000 Round-the-World Trip in First Class for a Fraction of the Cost!

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!

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

A 36000 Round The World Trip In First Class For A Fraction Of The Cost

Enjoying First Class in the Emirates A380

A big thank you to Amy for sharing her story!

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

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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