Category Archives: Chase

How to Book Hotels for Others Using Your Points

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One of the great things about collecting miles and points is being able to share Big Travel with Small Money with the important people in our lives.  Emily and I have created wonderful memories by treating our friends and family to trips they otherwise would not have been able to afford.

Readers have asked if they can use hotel points or free night certificates to book hotel stays for friends and family without traveling with them.  I’ve written about booking award flights for others with miles, but can you do the same with hotels?

Use Points To Book Room For Others

We Booked Our Family at the Park Hyatt Goa, but We Traveled With Them

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What’s the Best Credit Card for Hyatt Stays?

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If you have the Chase Hyatt credit card, you might instinctively reach for it to pay for Hyatt stays.  But did you know it might NOT always be the best option?  

What's The Best Credit Card For Hyatt Stays

Headed to a Hyatt? Pay With the Right Card!

Folks who have an American Express business card get a 5% discount at Hyatt hotels through the AMEX OPEN program.  And if your AMEX card earns points and category bonuses for hotel spending, you could earn cash back and points.

So how do you decide which card to use?  Your best bet may be to take advantage of the benefits on both cards!

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Is it Worth Earning a British Airways Travel Together Ticket?

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Million Mile Secrets reader GLG commented:

Hi Daraius,
I am spending $20,000 to get the British Airways 100,000 miles.  Is it worth an extra $10,000 in spending to get the ‘companion cert.’ ?  I’m stuck only using it on British Airways flights.  Can I use it with British Airways Avios points on British Airways flights?  What have you two done with your Companion certs.?

Is It Worth Earning A British Airways Travel Together Ticket

Emily & I Used Our Travel Together Ticket to Fly British Airways First Class From Boston to London

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Southwest 50,000 Point Card Still Available!

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Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for letting me know that the Chase Southwest 50,000 point sign-up offer is still available!  We don’t earn a commission on it, but it is the best offer right now!

Southwest 50,000 Point Card Still Available!

We Fly Southwest Almost Exclusively in the US!

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How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You!

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Now that you’ve earned airline miles for your flights, it’s time to figure out your accommodations.

How To Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right For You

Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea

Have a Goal

You should have a destination goal in mind such as Hawaii, Florida, or Italy before you apply for a hotel credit card.  This way you get the right card so that you can get your accommodations for free (or mostly free)!

Most hotel redemptions are actually free because you don’t pay any taxes and fees.  In some cases, you might pay a few dollars in taxes if there is a local tax or fee. Continue reading