Category Archives: AMEX Hilton Surpass

Tips & Tricks to Save on a Trip to New York City This Summer

I’ll share how you can get Big Travel with Small Money on a trip to the Big Apple, including tips from Million Mile Secrets readers!

Free Things To Do In NYC

Using Miles & Points Can Save You Lots of Money on a Trip to New York City! And There Are Many Free Things to Do Once There for Folks Traveling on a Budget!

Using miles & points can save you money on flights and hotel stays.  And there are plenty of cheap or free things to do throughout the city, like exploring beautiful parks or attending the taping of popular TV shows!

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Review: Capital One Venture Card Vs. Capital One VentureOne

Y’all know how much I love getting Big Travel with Small Money by collecting airline miles and hotel points.  But sometimes there are blackout dates around my travel times.  Or there aren’t available award seats or nights on the dates I want.

If you prefer the flexibility of booking flights, rooms, and other travel whenever you want, the Capital One® Venture® and Capital One® VentureOne® cards are a better option than credit cards like the Chase United Explorer or Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, which earn miles & points that you can only use if there are available award seats or nights.

The Capital One VentureOne comes with 20,000 Venture miles (worth $200 in travel) after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  And the Capital One Venture card offers 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.

Capital One Venture Card Review

If You Book a Las Vegas Show Through Your Hotel, It Should Code as a Travel Purchase, Which You Can Erase With Venture Miles!

I’ll show you what I like about the Capital One Venture cards.  But why folks new to miles & points might do better with different cards.

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Targeted: Up to 50% Off These Hotel Points

Via Monkey Miles, some folks will get a big discount when buying Hilton points!

Hilton has a targeted offer for a 50% discount through June 23, 2017.  That means you can buy Hilton points for as little as 0.5 cents each!

So if you’re one of the Hilton members targeted for this offer, and you’ve been considering buying Hilton points, now is a great time!

Targeted Up To 50 Off These Hotel Points

If You Have a Particular Hilton Stay in Mind, It Might Be Cheaper to Buy Hilton Points and Book an Award Stay Instead of Paying Cash

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

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Family Fun in New York City Using Southwest Points

Lyn writes about flying on Southwest for her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has flown her family all over the US almost entirely free on Southwest.  I’ve asked her to share how families can visit New York City on the cheap, from flights to activities to accommodations.

Lyn:  New York City is one of my favorite places.  I love the buzz and energy of the city where there is literally always something going on, and it seems everyone is going somewhere important!

I’ve been visiting the Big Apple since I was in high school as a dancer and my love of the city lives on.  🙂

Last summer, we took our boys to the city for the first time and enjoyed a completely different experience, traveling as a family.

Planning A Family Trip To New York City With Southwest Points

New York City Is a Great Destination for Families!

I’ll show you how we got Big Travel for Small Money in New York City along with some tips for families.

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25 Terrific Hilton Hotels Suggested by YOU!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

We love hearing from y’all about your future travel plans using miles & points.  And lots of you shared your favorite Hilton hotels with us during our latest blog giveaway.

We received lots of entries, and love your enthusiasm!

Best Uses Of Hilton Points 2017

Stay Seaside at the Stunning Conrad Bali

The contest is closed now.  But if you’re looking for ideas where to use the great limited-time bonuses from the AMEX Hilton Cards, here are suggestions from fellow Million Mile Secrets readers!

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No Award Chart? No Problem! Tips for Booking Your Next Hilton Stay

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Earlier this year, I let you know about big changes Hilton made to its award program, including eliminating their award chart.

Without an award chart, it’s more difficult to know how many points you’ll need for an award stay.  And because the AMEX Hilton cards are offering the highest sign-up bonuses ever right now, lots of folks are curious about how to use Hilton points.

Book Hilton Hotels With Points

Before Booking a Trip, You’ll Want to Know How Many Points You’ll Need for Stays at Hotels Like the New York Midtown Hilton

I’ll help you figure out how many Hilton points you’ll need per night!

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Last Chance to Apply for These AMEX Hilton Limited-Time Offers!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you’ve been meaning to apply for the limited time AMEX Hilton card offers, you don’t have much time left!

After May 31, 2017, you will no longer earn the increased offers that come with the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express.

You’ll currently earn 80,000 Hilton points after you make $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors card.

And you’ll earn 100,000 Hilton points after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card.  Plus a free weekend night certificate after the first anniversary date of card approval!

American Express Hilton Credit Card 100000 Point Bonus

You Can Buy Hilton Points Through This Deal and Use Them for Stays at Any Hilton Hotel. Like the Magical Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa!

I’ll remind you about these great offers!

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Million Mile Secrets Readers Prefer the AMEX Hilton Surpass – Here’s Why!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

The limited-time highest-ever AMEX Hilton card offers are disappearing on May 31, 2017.

So if you’ve been trying to decide whether to apply for the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express or the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, I thought I’d let you know what other Million Mile Secrets readers are doing!

Both are good cards.  But the AMEX Hilton Surpass has a $75 annual fee.  However, readers still prefer it over the no annual fee AMEX Hilton Honors card!

American Express Hilton Surpass Compared To American Express Hilton Card

Redeem Your Hilton Points for a Stay at The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Key West

I’ll tell you why!  And remind you what to expect with each of these cards.

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Does Pooling Hilton Points Keep Them From Expiring?

Million Mile Secrets readers, Robert and Brian, commented:

Does pooling Hilton points with friends and family reset the expiration date for your hotel points?

Excellent question!

Hilton points expire after 12 months of no earning or redemption activity.

Unfortunately, combining Hilton points with friends or loved ones does NOT extend the life of your points.  So be mindful of the expiration date or you risk losing your points!

That said, there are lots of ways to keep your Hilton points from expiring.  Even without staying in a hotel!

Keep Hilton Points From Expiring

Pooling Points Will NOT Extend the Life of Your Hilton Points. But There Are Lots of Other Ways to Reset the Expiration Date!

I’ll share how to keep Hilton points from expiring!

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Blog Giveaway: 20,000 Hilton Points!

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Emily and I appreciate you folks!  You’ve been so supportive over the years.  So to thank you, Emily and I are giving away 20,000 Hilton points!

Blog Giveaway 20000 Hilton Points

Hilton Is a Big Hotel Chain, With Hotels All Over the World! Like the El Conquistador Waldorf Astoria Resort in Puerto Rico

I’ll show you how to enter!

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