Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Use Boingo Wi-Finder to Find & Connect to Over a Million Wi-Fi Hotspots

I’ve written how folks with certain AMEX credit cards can save money with a free Boingo Wi-Fi membership!

Having access to high-speed internet at airports and hotels can make your travel experience more enjoyable.

That’s why using Boingo Wi-Finder with your laptop or mobile device can come in handy!  Because you can quickly find one of the million Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots.

BOINGO Airport Wi Fi

With Boingo Wi-Finder, You’ll Be Able to Quickly Find and Connect to Over a Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Throughout the World!

I’ll show you how to use Boingo Wi-Finder to connect to airport Wi-Fi!

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5 Top Barcelona Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Y’all know how much I love travel!  Because I get to meet new people, see new things, and review places I’ve been.

But I also enjoy researching and strategizing where to use my miles & points next, so I can get the Biggest Travel from them.

Thanks to Jenny for her suggestion to cover which hotels to stay in Barcelona using Marriott and Starwood points!

Barcelona Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Find a Hotel Near Attractions Like the Incredible Sagrada Familia Basilica. Stay Free With Marriott or Starwood Points!

Here are my top 5 Marriott and Starwood hotels for folks visiting Barcelona.  And a budget hotel for folks who want to spend fewer points!

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2 North American Cities to Europe for 25% Discount With Flying Blue

The new Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!

Starting today, December 1, 2016, you can book this month’s Promo Awards.  You will get discounts on award flights to Europe from Mexico City and Toronto.

Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

2 North American Cities To Europe For 25 Discount With Flying Blue

Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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4 Marriott Reviews for Travel With Marriott & Starwood Points

Because of the interest in free stays thanks to the increased Marriott card offer and the new ability to convert Starwood points to Marriott, I asked the Million Mile Secrets team to let y’all know a few hotels they personally recommend based on their experiences.

4 Marriott Reviews For Travel With Marriott Starwood Points

A Hammock With a Relaxing Sea Breeze Awaits You at This Marriott on the Beach of San Juan, Puerto Rico

After the reviews I’ll remind you how to earn points for your award stays!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – November 2016

1.   I let you know you can apply for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card.  It comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets November 2016

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort!

2.   I showed you which cards you should apply for before the end of the year to get the 2X yearly bonus.

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1 Couple + 2 Cards = 2 Years of Free Flying + 7 Free Hotel Nights!

Earning credit card sign-up bonuses is the easiest way to get Big Travel With Small Money.

That’s why it’s an amazing deal when two people can get 2 years of free flying with the Southwest Companion Pass AND a 7-night hotel stay by earning just 2 card sign-up bonuses each.

Here’s the deal:  1 Couple + 2 Cards Each = 2 Years of Free Flying (at least $3,600+) + 7 Nights Hotel (at least $1,400+).

That’s a $5,000 value!!

With the sign-up bonuses on Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Chase Marriott Premier Rewards card, a couple can earn more than enough points to get the best deal in travel!

Southwest Companion Pass Marriott Points

This Couple Knows That the Southwest Companion Pass Is the Best Deal in Travel!

I’ll explain the steps to earning enough points to book a Marriott flight and hotel package, which will earn you enough Southwest points for the Companion Pass!  And a 7-night Marriott hotel stay!

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5 Terrific Tokyo Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, remember you can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at terrific hotels in this beautiful city!

I haven’t been to Tokyo, but I’d love to visit and learn more about its history.  Tokyo is known for its numerous temples and shrines, delicious sushi, world-class shopping, and tons of cultural and artistic attractions.

Tokyo Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Planning a Trip to Japan? Check Out My List of 5 Terrific Hotels In Tokyo!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels in Tokyo where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Fantastic Hawaii Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points


There’s so much to see in Hawaii!  From volcanoes to beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a popular destination on many folks’ travel bucket lists!

Whether you’re traveling to the Hawaiian Islands alone, as a couple, or with friends and family, you’ll have plenty of hotel options when you redeem Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points.

Hawaii Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood Points for Hotel Stays in Hawaii and Explore the Beautiful Beaches!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels Hawaii where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Upscale London Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Exploring terrific destinations like London is one of the reasons Emily and I love to travel.  But sometimes staying in a fancy hotel makes the experience even better!

And London has plenty of fantastic upscale hotels to choose from!  You can redeem Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for stays throughout the city!

London Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Emily Recently Traveled to London and Had a Fantastic Time! You Can Too by Redeeming Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood Points for Award Nights at an Upscale Hotel!

I’ll share 5 highly-rated hotels in London where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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Marriott Merger Loopholes: Penguins, Safaris, & More in South Africa!

Two years ago, Marriott acquired an African chain, Protea Hotels.  I reported about great redemption bargains in Africa using Marriott and Starwood points.

Protea South Africa Hotels

Stay in Cape Town for Free Using Marriott or Starwood Points, and Make New Feathered Friends at Boulders Beach

Today, I’ll show you in detail how to use Marriott points to get great bargains in South Africa.

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