Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

How to Earn 100,000 Points in ADDITION to This Card’s Sign-Up Bonus!

Via Doctor of Credit, you can earn 20,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for each friend you refer to the Ink Business Preferred!

This is the highest referral bonus I’ve ever seen for a Chase Ultimate Rewards points earning card.

You can earn up to 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per year with just 5 referrals!  That’s worth $1,250 in travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission when you refer your friends, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals.

How To Earn 100000 Points In ADDITION To This Cards Sign Up Bonus

20,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Is Enough for 4 Nights at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas

I’ll share the details!

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New: Earn 2X or 3X Bonus Points per Night With This Hotel Promotion!

Planning a paid hotel stay in the next few months?

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 2X or 3X bonus Hilton points with Hilton’s new “Go More Get More“ promotion.  It’s valid for stays from May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017.

Hilton Go More Get More

With This Deal, You’ll Earn Bonus Hilton Points at ANY Hilton Hotel Around the World, Like the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer!

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This Promotion Might Be Worth Switching Your Hotel Stays!

Heading east this spring?  Here’s an easy way to save a LOT of money at Starwood hotels!

Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Starwood is having a fantastic promotion at many of their hotels in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, through June 1, 2017.  You can get up to 2 free nights at participating Starwood hotels just by typing in a promotion code and using a MasterCard!

This Promotion Might Be Worth Switching Your Hotel Stays

Heading to the UK? Stay at 1 of the 9 Participating Starwood Hotels That Are Offering Free Nights for a Stay of 3 Nights or More

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Do You Know the Difference Between Marriott Hotel Brands?

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

If you don’t know all 20 of Marriott’s hotel brands, you could be missing out on redeeming your points at some great hotels!

That’s because several brands, like Protea or Autograph Collection, don’t come with the Marriott name.  So some folks might see a hotel with an unfamiliar name, and miss a chance to redeem their points!

And now that the Chase Marriott card comes with 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening, there’s even more reason to become familiar with Marriott’s hotel brands.

Marriott Hotel Brands

You Can Redeem Your Marriott Points for Great Stays at Fancy Ritz-Carlton Hotels

I’ll give you a quick summary for each of the Marriott hotel brands!

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This Family of 4 Got a 2-Week Adventure Across 6 European Countries With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Julie is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Family Of 4 Got A 2 Week Adventure Across 6 European Countries With Miles Points

Our Family Loved Seeing the Swiss Alps From the Mountaintops

A big thank you to Julie for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Best Cards to Use at Sam’s Club in 2017

Folks who shop at Sam’s Club can choose from several terrific credit cards to earn miles or cash back on purchases.

Some cards include warehouse clubs, like Sam’s Club, as a bonus category.  So it’s possible to earn bonus cash back on purchases you were already planning!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Sams Club

You Can Earn Lots of Miles or Cash Back at Sam’s Club With Certain Credit Cards

I’ll share the best credit cards to use at Sam’s Club, including several with no annual fee.

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements Paying Taxes

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

It’s tax time again!  April 18, 2017, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While it’s nice to get a refund, if you owe taxes, you can ease the pain of paying your tax bill by meeting the minimum spending requirements on a new credit card.  Or hitting a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

Just remember, you’ll usually pay a processing fee of ~2%, so do the math to see whether it’s worth it.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card

It Might Be Worth Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And help you decide if it makes sense for you!

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Getting Hitched? Register for Experiences NOT Things!

Planning a wedding and putting together your wedding registry?  If you’re like me, you much prefer experiences to things.  And to some, the idea of getting a toaster and silverware doesn’t sound nearly as exciting as an exotic getaway.

Luckily, there are online wedding registries, like Honeyfund, that allow you to register for help paying for your honeymoon.  So you can take that once-in-a-lifetime trip after you’re hitched!

Honeyfund

Million Mile Secrets Team Member Meghan Honeymooned in the Seychelles With the Help of a Honeymoon Registry and Miles & Points!

I’ll show you how to create a Honeyfund wedding registry.  And give you a few ideas about how to earn and use miles & points when planning a wedding and honeymoon!

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5 Top Hotels in Asia & Australia to Book With Starwood Points

Through April 5, 2017, the sign-up bonuses for the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards have increased to a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

And there are lots of beautiful and interesting hotels in Asia and Australia where you can stay with Starwood points!

Now is an excellent time to sign-up for these cards.  Because the sign-up bonus has NEVER been higher!  And because of the Marriott Starwood merger, we don’t know if or when these cards will be discontinued.

35,000 Starwood points is more than enough for an award night at top-tier Starwood hotels, like the Sheraton Denarau Villas in Fiji!

Starwood Points For Hotels In The Asia

Enjoy Colors You Never Knew Existed While Relaxing at Faraway Starwood Hotels, Like the Sheraton Denarau Villas

I’ll show you some top places to use Starwood points for hotels in Asia.

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5 Top Hotels in Central & South America to Book With Starwood Points

Through April 5, 2017, the sign-up bonuses for the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards have increased to a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.  And there are lots of beautiful and interesting hotels in Central and South America where you can stay with Starwood points!

Now is an excellent time to sign-up for these cards.  Because the sign-up bonus has NEVER been higher!  And because of the Marriott Starwood merger, we don’t know if or when these cards will be discontinued.

35,000 Starwood points is more than enough for an award night at top-tier Starwood hotels, like the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa in Argentina!

Starwood Points For Hotels In South America

The Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa Is Just Steps Away From the Beautiful Iguazú Falls!

I’ll show you some top places to use Starwood points for hotels in South America.

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