Category Archives: Earn Miles

Earn Bonus Points With New Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton Promotions!

Via One Mile at a Time, Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton have released their latest promotions.  And they’re all different!

Depending on which chain you stay at, you can earn double points, triple points, or even up to 4,000 bonus points per stay!

Marriott Starwood Summer Promotions

Register for These Promotions and Earn Extra Points at Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton Hotels

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these promotions.

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5 Great Small Business Cards for Freelancers: Graphic and Web Designers, Writers, Fiverr, & More

Do you own a small business and work in the field of digital media?  If so, you can qualify for a small business credit card that earns miles, points, and cash back for business purchases!

Best Cards To Earn Points On Freelance Business Expenses 2017

If You’re a Digital Freelancer, You Have Lots of Options When It Comes to Small Business Credit Cards

Let’s take a look at great small business credit cards for freelancers like writers, web and graphic designers, coders, and more!

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Readers Reveal Their Favorite Uses of Starwood Points

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

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

Best Uses Of Starwood Points 2017

Planes, Trains, Hotels, and More! No Matter Your Travel Goals, Starwood Points Can Help You Achieve Them

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

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Sell on Amazon or eBay? Boost Your Profits and Earn Points With These Cards

Selling products for profit on eBay and Amazon is a quick small business idea that can help you earn lots of miles, points, or cash back.

Besides the rewards, certain cards offer a way to save money on purchases with select merchants.  So you can use these cards to buy items at a discount, like apparel or auto parts.  Then, turn around and sell them for a profit!

Best Credit Cards To Earn Points Selling On eBay 2017

In Addition to Using an eBay or Amazon Business to Earn Miles & Points, Certain Cards Offer a Way to Buy Discounted Merchandise, Which You Can Resell for a Profit!

I’ll share the best credit cards for folks selling on Amazon and eBay.

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Buy Hyatt Points for as Little as ~1.04 Cents Each!

Here’s a good deal for folks who know how to get good value from Hyatt points!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, you can buy various quantities of Hyatt points at a big discountUp to 46% off, depending on which package you buy!

If you’re interested in buying Hyatt points for cheap, make sure you’re ready to purchase the second these deals go live.  Because they’ll likely sell out immediately!

Discounted Hyatt Points 2017

Hyatts of the Caribbean! Book a Beautiful Hotel in the West Indies at a Big Discount With These Hyatt Packages. Like the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these deals!

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Best Cards for Real Estate Agents & Online Advertising Expenses

If you’re in real estate sales or have a business with online advertising expenses, there are lots of excellent credit cards that can earn you miles toward travel or cash back.

And several cards include online advertising as a bonus category.  This means you can accumulate rewards faster by choosing the best card for a business purchase you were already planning to make.

Credit Card Points For Advertising Online

Don’t Miss Out on an Opportunity to Earn Bonus Cash Back or Extra Credit Card Points With Your Online Advertisements!

I’ll share how you can earn credit card points for advertising online and other business expenses!

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What Are the Differences Between Using British Airways or Iberia Avios Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Gabriel, commented:

Is there a difference between using British Airways or Iberia Avios points?

And reader Lori asked:

Is there any other way to get activity in your Iberia account other than moving AMEX Membership Rewards points?

British Airways and Iberia are part of the same company.  The points you use for award flights on both airlines are called Avios.  But the airlines have different award charts and redemption rules.

Generally, Iberia Avios points can be more valuable than British Airways Avios points for short-haul partner award flights in the US.

For example, you can book a round-trip award flight less than 600 miles on American Airlines for 11,000 Iberia Avios points.  That’s 4,000 points cheaper than if you book with British Airways Avios points!

British Airways And Iberia Frequent Flyer Programs

You Can Save Thousands of Points by Booking an Award Flight Through Iberia Instead of British Airways

I’ll share some differences between the British Airways and Iberia frequent flyer programs.  And how you can earn points in both programs!

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Reader Question: What’s the Best Miles & Points Strategy to Fly to Tahiti?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Ken, commented:

Could you recommend the best strategy for using miles and points to get 3 round-trip coach tickets from Los Angeles to Tahiti?  Currently, I have:

  • 106,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points
  • 70,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points
  • 15,000 American Airlines miles
  • 9,000 JetBlue points
  • 5,000 Starwood points
  • 1,000 Alaska Airlines miles

Great question, Ken!

There are a limited number of flights from Los Angeles to Tahiti, which is a popular route for folks looking to get to Bora Bora.  So this can make it harder to find good deals on award flights.

For example, Million Mile Secrets team member Keith recently spent lots of time researching this itinerary for a potential anniversary trip.  But the cash flight prices and award flights for his desired travel dates were extremely expensive, so he decided to pick a different destination.

That said, having flexibility with your travel dates and planning in advance can open up ways for reader Ken to accomplish his travel goal!

Award Flight To Tahiti

Tahiti Is a Bucket List Travel Destination! And It’s Possible to Get There Using Miles & Points

I’ll share some helpful tools y’all can use to plan award travel.  And a potential way reader Ken can book an award flight to Tahiti with the points he already has.

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Can Authorized Users Earn the Card’s Sign-Up Bonus in the Future?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Diane, commented:

If I add an authorized user to my Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, will this impact their ability to get the card and earn the sign-up bonus in the future?

Great question, Diane!

Adding an authorized user is a great way to earn points faster.  Because they can help you meet a card’s minimum spending requirement.

And authorized users can earn a sign-up bonus on the same card if they decide to apply in the future.

For example, if you’ve ever had the AMEX Starwood card as an authorized user, you’re still eligible to sign-up and get a bonus after meeting the spending requirements.

Authorized User Card Sign Up Bonus

Emily Can Add Her Grandma as an Authorized User, Which Won’t Prevent Her From Earning a Sign-Up Bonus on the Same Card in the Future

I’ll explain what to consider when adding an authorized user.  And share the benefits!

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Which Sign-Up Bonus Will You Earn If Your Card Application Is Approved After a Limited Time-Offer End Date?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Amanda, commented:

I applied for the limited-time AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus on the last day of the offer.  But I was approved the day after the offer ended when the sign-up bonus decreased.  Will I earn the higher sign-up bonus?

Great question, Amanda!

Lots of folks wait until the end of a limited-time offer to apply for a card.  And this could be the reason your application isn’t instantly approved.

But as long as you submit your card application before the limited-time offer ends, you’re eligible to earn the sign-up bonus that was available on the day you applied.

Limited Time Offer Card Approval

Many Limited-Time Offers Can Quickly Boost Your Miles & Points Balances

I’ll remind y’all what you can do if you have a pending credit card application.  And tips to make sure you earn the sign-up bonus you applied for!

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