Category Archives: Earn Miles

“You Can Dive Into This Hobby and Change Your Life for the Better”

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

Miles & Points Interview:  All the Right Points

Evan shows All the Right Points readers how to earn and burn points and miles for premium travel and luxury hotel nights.

You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

All The Right Points

Checking out the Queen of the Skies (British Airways 747-400)

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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How to Easily Apply for a Credit Card Through Your Smartphone

Are you one of the many folks applying for credit cards on your smartphone instead of your computer?

I had never applied for a credit card on my phone before, so I decided to see just how easy (or difficult!) it was.  And I was pleasantly surprised!  The entire process took just a couple of minutes.

Starwood American Express Application

I’ll Give You a Look at the Mobile Application Process for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card From American Express

I’ll show you how to apply for a credit card with your smartphone, so you can take advantage of the best deals no matter where you are!

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How to Earn 4 Free Starwood Nights per Year With Chase Freedom

Did you know you can use bonus points you earn with the Chase Freedom card for up to 5 free Starwood nights per year, if you have another Chase card like the Sapphire Reserve, Sapphire Preferred, or Ink Business Preferred?

This could be a strategy some of y’all haven’t considered!

How To Earn Free Starwood Stays

Dream of Visiting the Pyramids of Giza? I’ll Show You How to Use the Chase Freedom Card for 5 Free Nights at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in Cairo!

I’ll show you how to earn free Starwood stays with the Chase Freedom card!  And remind you of other ways to earn and use Starwood points.

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How to Get the Most Value for Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Booking Southwest Flights

Million Mile Secrets reader, A.J., commented:

In many cases, I’ve found better value by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest for award flights, rather than using points from my Chase Sapphire Reserve to book through the Chase travel portal.

Can you explain when it’s a better deal to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Southwest flights through the travel portal?

Fantastic question!

The value of your points for a Southwest award flight varies depending on your travel dates and destination.

It’s possible to sometimes get more value for your points by transferring them directly to Southwest.  But some folks prefer to use points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve to book through the Chase travel portal.

Because you earn points like a regular paid flight, get credit toward A-List status and the Companion Pass, and don’t have to pay any taxes or fees out of pocket.

Chase Points Southwest Flights

Before Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Book Your Next Southwest Flight, Run the Numbers to Make Sure You’re Getting the Most Value!

I’ll show you how using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Southwest flights can get you different values depending how you book.

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Can You Triple-Dip When You Book Your Next Hotel Stay?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sue, commented:

If I book a Hyatt hotel through SouthwestHotels.com and pay with my Chase Sapphire Reserve, will I earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Hyatt points, and Southwest points?  Or can you only earn Hyatt points by booking directly?

You typically will NOT earn points with a hotel loyalty program when you book through SouthwestHotels.com or other 3rd-party sites.  That’s because you’re essentially choosing to earn Southwest points instead of hotel points.

But you will earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points paying with the Sapphire Reserve because purchases on the Southwest hotel site codes as travel.  And this means the Sapphire Reserve’s $300 annual travel credit can go toward your stay!

Deciding between booking directly with the hotel chain or through SouthwestHotels.com depends on which points you want more!

Earn Points Booking Hotel Stays

Do You Want to Earn Hotel Points or Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel Stay? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain what you should consider to earn the most points booking hotel stays!

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Limited Time: Up to 40% Bonus Alaska Airlines Miles

In the market for Alaska Airlines miles?  I have good news!

Alaska Airlines is awarding bonus miles when you buy miles through April 6, 2017.  The more miles you buy, the higher the bonus!

40 Bonus Alaska Miles March 2017

Flights Under 700 Miles Only Cost 5,000 Alaska Airlines Miles in Coach. So You Can Fly From San Francisco to Seattle for Just 5,000 Miles One-Way!

Here’s more about this deal!

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“I Was Extremely Skeptical When I Was Introduced to Miles & Points – But After Some Coaching I Was Hooked”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Mining for Miles

Mordechai writes Mining for Miles to tell readers about the best uses of miles & points and maximizing their credit card spending.  You can join his active and thoughtful community on Facebook.  And check out his destination pictures (and memes!) on Instagram.

Mining For Miles

London Tower Bridge – Image Copyright Mining for Miles

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Last Chance to Try This Excellent Card for Free the First Year!

I reminded you about the Chase Sapphire Reserve sign-up bonus dropping to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for in-branch applications on March 12, 2017.

And we now know that Chase will also no longer waive the $95 annual fee on in-branch applications for the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card card after March 12, 2017.

Emily and I don’t get a commission for folks who apply in-branch.  But we’re committed to sharing the best deals with y’all!

Last Chance To Try This Excellent Card Free The First Year

Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to United Airlines for Free Flights South of the Border

I’ll remind you why the Chase Ink Business Preferred is still worth applying for!

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Easy 500 Miles for Folks New to Singapore Airlines

Every mile counts!

Via Points With a Crew, folks who don’t yet have a Singapore Airlines account can earn 500 bonus Singapore Airlines miles by entering promotion code “JOINKF2017″ at sign-up.  But you’ll need to enroll by April 14, 2017.

Easy 500 Miles For Folks New To Singapore Airlines

Use 17,500 Singapore Airlines Miles to Fly One-Way From the Mainland US to Hawaii on United Airlines. That’s 5,000 Miles Less Than United Airlines Charges!

Here’s what you need to know about this deal.

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4 Days Left: Apply In-Branch for $1,500+ in Free Travel

I shared 2 months ago that the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 point sign-up bonus would be reduced by half for online applications.  But the original sign-up bonus is still available to folks who visit a Chase branch to apply!

But after March 12, 2017, (this Sunday!), you will no longer earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve in-branch.

We don’t earn a commission for the online or in-branch Chase Sapphire Reserve offers, but Emily and I will always remind you about the best deals for Big Travel!

Last Chance For 100000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points In Branch

You’ll Get at Least $1,500 in Travel From the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus, but You Must Apply In-Branch by March 12, 2017

If you’re interested in the Chase Sapphire Reserve‘s larger sign-up bonus, this is your last opportunity!

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