Emily and I love to share secrets to help folks get Big Travel With Small Money. So we’re very grateful when readers send us tips about their successes.
Million Mile Secrets reader Gerry sent us his experience applying for the Marriott Rewards Premier small business card. Even with the stricter Chase card approval rules, he was approved, despite having more than 20 new credit cards in the past 24 months.
This is great news! Because Chase has some of the best points and miles cards. So finding an exception to the Chase approval rules might help other folks with card applications in the future!
It’s Fantastic to Hear Folks Like Million Mile Secrets Reader Gerry Getting Chase Cards Even With Stricter Approval Rules
I’ll share Gerry’s experience!
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Via The Points Guy, Starwood is offering several targeted promotions to loyalty members.
Some folks received offers to earn up to 6,000 Starwood points for every 3 paid stays. Others see offers to earn elite status more quickly by getting credit for double the amount of paid nights.
To be eligible for any of the targeted offers, you’ll first need to register by October 15, 2016. Then, have paid stays between August 15, 2016, and November 15, 2016.
Visit the Starwood Promotion Page to Check if You Have a Targeted Offer!
I’ll share more details about the current promotions.
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: John The Wanderer
John writes John The Wanderer to share his travel experiences with others. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Touring Cape Town, South Africa
One of the best ways to use miles & points is to make unforgettable memories with loved ones. And even better if you include once-in-a-lifetime experiences most folks normally wouldn’t be able to afford.
Million Mile Secrets team member Keith recently returned from a 25,000 mile around-the-world honeymoon to Amsterdam, Cape Town, Dubai, Bali, and Singapore. I’ll let him tell you about it!
Keith: Thanks Daraius! My wife Liz and I built up hundreds of thousands of miles from credit card sign-up bonuses and bank promotions that we used to visit 5 countries on an around-the-world honeymoon.
My Wife and I Used Starwood Points and Platinum Status for a Stay in an Upgraded Suite at the Beautiful St. Regis Bali
Due to work commitments, we only had 17 days to circle the globe. This might not seem like enough time for such a trip. But, I’ll explain how we made the most of our time and enjoyed a romantic dinner at one of Amsterdam’s top restaurants, rest and relaxation in Bali, a beautiful hike and Afternoon Tea in Cape Town, cultural experiences in Dubai, and much more!
I’m happy to share how I paid ~$6,700 for a trip with a retail cost of ~$53,000!
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Via View From the Wing, you’ll earn 20% bonus American Airlines miles when you transfer Starwood points to American Airlines miles through September 14, 2016.
You’ll Get 30,000 American Airlines Miles When You Transfer 20,000 Starwood Points With This Promotion. That’s Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Saver Award Ticket to Costa Rica!
I’ll help you decide if it makes sense for you to take advantage of this promotion!