Category Archives: Barclaycard Choice

Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

I’ll give you the details of this deal.

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New Choice Hotels Promotion: Double Points for Paid Stays

Have an upcoming stay at a Choice Hotel?  You can earn double points for qualifying stays between December 15, 2016, and February 9, 2017, with Choice Hotels Winter Promotion.

Even if you don’t have a trip planned, it could be worth registering anyway.  Because it only takes a few minutes, and you never know when a travel opportunity might pop up! 🙂

Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Earn Double Choice Points for Qualifying Stays With the Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Let’s take a look at the offer.

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Earn 8,000 Points After Every 2 Stays With Choice Hotels (Enough for a Free Night)

Choice Hotels is back with another promotion, giving you the chance to rack up points.

The Choice “Stay 2 Times, Earn a Free Night” promotion is strikingly similar to its previous promotions.  You’ll earn 8,000 Choice points when you complete 2 stays at their hotels, enough for a free night at a low-category hotel.

Choice Hotels Promotions 2016

Choice Hotels Are Almost Always a Convenient Option

Let’s take a look at the promotion and decide if it’s worth taking advantage of!

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Better Offer for Barclaycard Choice Privileges, Worth ~$635! Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

There’s a better offer for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card!  You’ll earn 32,000 Choice Hotels points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  And a $25 statement credit after your first purchase.

Normally, the offer doesn’t include a statement credit.  So this is a good deal if you’re interested in earning Choice points for award stays.

Or if you’re working towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass!  More on that in a bit!

We don’t earn a commission for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card, but we’ll always share the best offers with you!

Better Offer For Barclaycard Choice Privileges Worth 635 Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

Use Choice Hotels Points for Award Stays at Family-Friendly Brands Like Comfort Inn and Suites

I’ll show you how to find the better offer!  And I’ll explain why this is NOT a card I recommend for those of y’all just starting out with credit cards.

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2016

1.   I shared the terrific news that the AMEX Hilton cards are offering their best-ever sign-up bonuses until May 4, 2016.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - March 2016

For a Limited Time, You Can Earn the Highest Sign-Up Bonuses Ever Offered on the AMEX Hilton Cards

2.  Did you get in on the highest offers ever (now expired) for the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest cards?

If you did, check out my posts for fun ways to use the bonus like 5 More Excellent Hotels in the US to Splurge on With Starwood Points, 10-Night Award Stays Using Starwood Points & No Money, and 5 Fun & Free 5-Night Hotel Stays Using the Starwood Card’s Limited-Time 35,000 Point Bonus

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You Told Me Where You’re Going, I’ll Suggest Where to Stay With Points!

You shared amazing trip ideas during our most recent blog giveaway!  I love hearing about how you use miles & points to make memories and share your love of travel with the folks closest to you!

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Where Will Your Miles & Points Take You Next?

In the giveaway, we asked, “Where are you planning to fly next using miles & points?”

We received over 1,000 entries!  We really appreciate your enthusiasm and love interacting with y’all!

Remember, we’ll announce the winner this Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Good luck!

In the meantime, it sounds like many of you have awesome trips planned using your miles.  So here are some suggestions on where to stay with your points!

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What’s the Best Hotel Card for US Travel?

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

Million Mile Secrets reader S commented:

If you could choose 1 hotel card for someone new to miles and points, which would it be?  For travel mostly in the US?  Thanks.

There are lots of terrific hotel cards available, so it can be hard to choose.  The best ones for you depend on your travel goals, S!

If you’re traveling domestically, you’ve got plenty of options for booking free or cheap stays at hotels.  There are hotel programs that are good for pricier stays in bigger cities or resorts.  Others are a better choice if you spend time in small towns or in rural areas.

What's The Best Hotel Card For US Travel

Family Travel? Luxury Resorts? Or Budget Accommodations? The Best Hotel Card Depends on Your Goals!

Let’s look at which cards S should consider for travel within the US.

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Will You Pay Foreign Transaction Fees in US Territories Like Puerto Rico?

Million Mile Secrets reader Antonio commented:

Will using a credit card that charges foreign transaction fees, such as the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard, in Puerto Rico incur fees?  I wasn’t sure if Puerto Rico was considered “foreign” to US banks.

Great question, Antonio!

Purchases made in Puerto Rico (and other US territories like American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or the US Virgin Islands) are generally NOT considered foreign transactions.

Will You Pay Foreign Transaction Fees In US Territories Like Puerto Rico

Will You Be Charged Foreign Transaction Fees on Your Puerto Rican Vacation?

I can’t guarantee the rules for every bank.  I called the major banks and NONE add foreign transaction fees to purchases made in US territories.

But a few require the purchase to be in US dollars!  I’ll explain.

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How to Decide Where to Stay in Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Million Mile Secrets reader Brian commented:

I’m totally new to miles.  My wife and I would like to go to Hawaii.  I have enough American Airlines miles to get us there, but need help with hotels.

Where should I start?  What’s a good chain or card to collect miles on for Hawaii?

Planning a trip to Hawaii is very exciting, Brian!  Congratulations on earning the American Airlines miles to get there!

How To Decide Where To Stay In Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Brian and His Wife Have Enough Airline Miles to Fly to Hawaii – but Where Should They Stay?

Let’s see what strategies Brian can use to get Big Hotels with Small Money in Hawaii!

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How to Plan a Terrific Road Trip: Part 2 – Accommodations, Attractions, & Food

While using miles and points for award flights is a great way to get Big Travel with Small Money, there are sights and experiences that can only be had when you’re on a road trip.

It’s the time of year when folks start planning their summer travels, so I’m sharing some tips and tricks to help you save money, time, and earn miles and points when you pack up the car and hit the road!

How To Plan A Terrific Road Trip Part 2 Accommodations Attractions Food

Hitting the Road This Summer? I’ll Show You Ways to Save Money, Time, and Earn the Most Miles and Points!

You can make your road trip a success by using the right tools, credit cards, and award programs.  I’ll show you how!

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