Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Hot! ~$230 to Colombia Round-Trip From 6 Cities!

Fly to Bogota, Colombia, for ~$230 round-trip from several US cities this fall!

Via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has tickets on sale for travel through early December 2015, and for the 1st half of 2016!

Bogota, Colombia, Is a Great Base for Exploring Central and South America.  Visit for ~$230 Round-Trip!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the American Airlines website.

This deal likely won’t last long, so book soon if you’re interested!

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How to Earn 136,000 Starwood Points for Big Travel!

Did you know folks who live at the same address can transfer Starwood points to each other for free?

Through September 14, 2015, the sign-up bonus on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express (personal and small business) is 30,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

How To Earn 136,000 Starwood Points For Big Travel

Need More Starwood Points to Stay at the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Hawaii? Share Points With a Friend or Partner for More Award Stays and Starwood Perks!

If yourself and a partner, friend, or spouse get both AMEX Starwood cards (and live together), together you’ll earn 136,000 Starwood points!  I’ll explain why this can be valuable for Big Travel!

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7 Loyalty Programs You Should Sign-Up for If You’re New to Miles & Points!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jonathan, commented:
What is the best direction for someone who doesn’t have an immediate use for miles & points in the near future, but would like to stockpile them for a few years until life becomes less hectic and allows us to travel?
When we do eventually travel, it will be a mix of domestic and international.
I’m looking to join loyalty programs according to Step 2 in your Beginner’s Guide to Miles & Points.  But it’s a little overwhelming because there are so many to choose from.
Which are the main ones I should look into?  Or does it depend on the cards I have?

Jonathan wants to earn points now for travel he’s planning a few years down the road.  How should he get started?

And which loyalty programs should you sign-up for, if you’re new to collecting miles and points?

7 Loyalty Programs Should You Sign Up For If You're New To Miles Points

There Are So Many Rewards Programs! Where Should You Start?

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Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After the 1st Year?

Until September 14, 2015, you’ll earn 30,000 Starwood points on both the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express personal and small business cards after completing the minimum spending requirements.

The $95 annual fee is waived for the 1st year, but kicks in after the 12th billing cycle.  So folks are wondering whether or not this is a good card to keep past the 1st year.

Are AMEX Starwood Cards Worth Keeping After The 1st Year

To Keep or Not to Keep? I’ll Let You Know Your Options!

I’ll help you decide what’s best.  And give you options and tips for what to do!

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$536 Non-Stop New York to Brazil + All You Can Fly in Brazil for $299!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly TAM from New York to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for ~$536 round-trip in coach.  And the flights are non-stop!

If You Want to Visit Rio de Janeiro, You Can Fly There on TAM for ~$536 Round-Trip From New York!

I’ll also share a separate deal about how to fly around Brazil with unlimited flights for $299!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the TAM website.

This deal won’t last long, so book now if you’re interested!

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