Category Archives: Credit Cards

How to Get Around Million Mile Secrets

Million Mile Secrets is here to help you get Big Travel with Small Money.  We’ve got great 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!

How To Get Around Million Mile Secrets

Need Help Navigating Million Mile Secrets? I’m Happy to Show You Around!

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They Got $6,000 Business Class Flights to Europe for ~$184 Each!

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!

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

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

A big thank you to Austin 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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Book Labor Day Travel: Southwest Schedule Extended Through September 29, 2017

Good news for folks with travel plans in late summer or early fall!  You can now book Southwest flights through September 29, 2017.

Southwest flies to lots of fun places in the US, and even some international destinations (south of the border).  Plus, Emily and I love Southwest because of their extra friendly traveler policies, like 2 free checked bags and no change or cancellation fees.

Now Book JetBlue Flights To Cuba Fares Start At 134 Round Trip

Southwest Can Take You to Beautiful Destinations, Like Charming Cuba

I’ll give you the details about Southwest’s extended schedule.  And more information about their generous refund policy!

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“Ignore People Who Tell You Not to Earn More Points Than You Plan to Use”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Windbag Miles

Jordan writes Windbag Miles to talk about strategies on earning points for travel, including the credit cards he likes to use.  You can also follow him on Twitter.

Windbag Miles

Hurricane Ridge in Sunny Port Angeles, Washington

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

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7 Week-Long Vacations You Can Take With Starwood’s 35,000-Point Bonus

Using Starwood Cash & Points is a terrific way to stretch your points for longer award stays at Starwood hotels.

For example, you can use 35,000 Starwood points plus $525 for 7 nights at category 4 hotels like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii!  Booking with Cash & Points will save you lots of money because a similar stay costs $1,800+ if you just pay cash.

And until April 5, 2017, you can earn enough points for a 7-night Cash & Points stay with the best-ever sign-up bonuses on both the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

Starwood Points 7 Day Stay

Use Cash & Points With the Limited-Time AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonus to Get a Week-Long Vacation at Hotels Like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii!

I’ll show you 7 fantastic Starwood hotels you can book a week-long vacation using Cash & Points!

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Best Card Strategy for Beginners in 2017

New to the world of miles & points?  You have some exciting memories ahead!

You can earn lots of airline miles and hotel points by signing-up for credit cards and using them responsibly.  If you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to figure out which cards will best help you achieve your travel dreams!

Best Travel Credit Cards 2017

Free Travel Is Just an Sign-Up Bonus or 2 Away!

I’ll help you find a credit card strategy based on your travel goals!

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New Way to Earn Hyatt Elite Status: Worth It?

The Hyatt loyalty program will undergo major changes on March 1, 2017.  And if you’re a big spender, you might like this development!

Via Deals We Like, Hyatt is giving folks the ability to earn Hyatt Explorist status after spending $50,000 in a year on the Chase Hyatt card.

New Way To Earn Hyatt Elite Status Worth It

You’ll Get Increased Benefits at Hyatt Hotels With Explorist Status, Like More Bonus Points and Upgrades!

I’ll help you decide if this is something you should plan to do.

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Book them before they’re gone!

Via Miles to Memories, you can book Southwest flights for just $39 one-way (that’s 1,657 Southwest points!).  But there are other more expensive routes that are still a great deal.  I found a one-way flight from Atlanta to Detroit for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by March 2, 2017, for travel through June 14, 2017.  And certain routes have different different eligible travel dates.

Southwest Fare Sale Starting At Just 39 One Way

Southwest Is Making It Easier to Get Away This Spring

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“How $6 Dropped My Credit Score 100 Points”

Daraius:   Team member Harlan told me a story about how his credit score dropped unexpectedly.  So I asked him to share his experience with Million Mile Secrets readers.  So they can avoid it happening to them!

Harlan:   Thanks, Daraius!  I clearly remember the day I got an email from Credit Sesame with a “Delinquent Account” alert.

Cancel Recurring Payment

One Small Recurring Payment Ruined My 800+ Credit Score

After I clicked through, I saw my credit score had dropped 100+ points because of a recurring charge on a canceled AMEX card!

I knew how important good credit is for earning lots of miles & points with sign-up bonuses.  So I immediately called to find out what happened.

Here’s what I learned.  I’ll also give some tips so this never happens to you!

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