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Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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7 Phenomenal US Food Cities to Sample With Hilton’s Best-Ever Limited-Time Offer

Two things I love most are eating and saving money.  And thanks to miles & points, I can do both at the same time!

I’ll show you how to stay for free at hotels in 7 US cities known for great street food, 5-star restaurants, and world-famous food festivals!  So you’ll have more money to spend on your taste buds!

I’ve been researching Hilton hotels, because for a limited time, the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express comes with 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s the highest bonus ever!

Stand in Line for Hours at Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin.  It’s Part of the Experience!

I’ll give food enthusiasts ideas for how to use Hilton points to accomplish their delicious goals!

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Get Your Fast Fingers Ready! Las Vegas Package for $1,800 Off

Another hot deal from Daily Getaways is coming up in a few hours.  And it will sell out within seconds!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, you can buy a Las Vegas package for 2 to Mandalay Bay, worth $3,500, for just $1,700!  The package includes suite nights, fancy dinners, a world class show, and spa treatment.

Mandalay Bay Discount 2017

You’ll Get 2 $500 Dinners at Any Restaurants at Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas, Like James Beard Award-Winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Libertine Social

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Good news!  Southwest just released another sale, and you can book Southwest flights for just $39 or 1,657 Southwest points one-way!

There are also other, more expensive routes that are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by May 5, 2017, for travel between May 16, 2017, and June 14, 2017, or between August 22, 2017, and November 1, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Fare Sale April 2017

Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, This Fall for as Little as $115 One-Way From 4 US Cities With Southwest’s Latest Fare Sale

Here’s more about this deal.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Hilton Hotel Brands?

Can you name all 14 Hilton hotel brands?  If not, you might overlook some of the options where you can use your Hilton points.

Through May 31, 2017, the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express have the highest sign-up bonuses ever.  So you’ll have lots of hotels to use your points for!  I’ll help you make sure you know all your options.

Hilton Hotel Brands

Hilton Is One of the Largest Hotel Chains in the World! So You’ll Have Plenty of Places to Redeem Your Hilton Points

Here is a quick explanation for each of the Hilton hotel brands!

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Should You Use the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Card for Hyatt Stays?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sudeep, tweeted:

Which card is better to use for an upcoming stay at a Hyatt hotel?  The Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Visa?

Thanks for the question!  Both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Hyatt Visa earn 3 points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels.

So it depends on what type of points you want to earn.  However, I’d recommend paying with the Chase Sapphire Reserve if you have both cards!

Chase Sapphire Reserve Or Chase Hyatt Card For Hyatt Stays

Should Sudeep Use His Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Card to Pay for a Hyatt Stay, Like the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa? Both Are Great Options If You Want to Earn Hyatt Points

I’ll explain why!

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Don’t Let Your Hotel Card’s Free Anniversary Night Go to Waste!

Million Mile Secrets reader, W, commented:

Is there an expiration date for the free weekend anniversary night you get with the limited-time AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass offer?

The free weekend night you earn with the current Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express offer must be redeemed for stays within 12 months after the date it’s issued.

This expiration policy is similar for other hotel cards with a free anniversary night, like the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and Chase Hyatt.

So to make the most of the free night benefit, it’s important to book a stay before it expires.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to save money!

Hotel Card Free Night Expiration

You Have 12 Months to Redeem the AMEX Hilton Surpass Free Weekend Night for a Stay at Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I’ll share some tips for using your card’s free anniversary night!

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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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Update: Earn 3X Points on Almost Anything With This New Card!

Last week I shared a rumor about new valuable US Bank card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve.

And now we have new details about the card!  Some are a bit disappointing, but some are really exciting!

For example, the $325 annual travel credit is per cardmember year, NOT calendar year.  So you won’t be able to get it twice before the second annual fee is due (like you can with the Chase Sapphire Reserve).

But getting approved for the card might be easier than we first thought!  I’ll explain.

Update Earn 3X Points On Almost Anything With This New Card

Earn 4.5% Back on Nearly All Purchases With This Upcoming Card!

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve!

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Do You Know the Difference Between Marriott Hotel Brands?

If you don’t know all 20 of Marriott’s hotel brands, you could be missing out on redeeming your points at some great hotels!

That’s because several brands, like Protea or Autograph Collection, don’t come with the Marriott name.  So some folks might see a hotel with an unfamiliar name, and miss a chance to redeem their points!

And now that the Chase Marriott card comes with 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, there’s even more reason to become familiar with Marriott’s hotel brands.

Marriott Hotel Brands

You Can Redeem Your Marriott Points for Great Stays at Fancy Ritz-Carlton Hotels

I’ll give you a quick summary for each of the Marriott hotel brands!

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