Good news for folks who like Wyndham hotels! Via Don’t Call the Airline, both versions of the Barclaycard Wyndham cards now have increased sign-up bonuses.
With the annual fee version, you can earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements.
And you’ll earn 18,000 Wyndham points (more than enough for 1 night at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements with the no-annual-fee version of the card.
We don’t earn a commission for these cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!
The Sign-Up Bonus From the Annual Fee Version of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Card Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Historic Mills House in Charleston, South Carolina. Rooms Here Normally Cost ~$349+ Per Night!
Let’s take a look at these offers.
Posted in Barclaycard, Barclaycard Arrival, Barclaycard JetBlue, Barclaycard Wyndham, Chase, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Hotels, Save Money, Travel Tips, Wyndham
I always have a great time when I visit New York. And I usually focus on Manhattan, like most tourists. But this time, I decided to stay in Manhattan, but explore Queens.
I stayed in Manhattan at Hyatt Herald Square. But made the trip across the river for my adventures.
I Made the Hyatt Herald Square My Home Base
Here’s what I thought of the experience!
Posted in Airbnb, Airlines, British Airways, Chase, Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Hotels, Hyatt, Southwest, Starwood (SPG), Trip Reports, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines
Need a weekend getaway? You can use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus for simple, fun, and easy-to-redeem trips within the mainland US!
For example, you can transfer 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for 2 round-trip coach tickets to New York City. Then use the remaining 30,000 points from the sign-up bonus for a night at a luxurious Hyatt hotel.
I’ll also show you how to get fun trips to Key West and Las Vegas!
Use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 2 Round-Trip Tickets and a Free Night in the Big Apple!
Here’s how to use the sign-up bonus from the Chase Ink Business Preferred card for a vacation!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Freedom Unlimited, Chase Hyatt, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase United Explorer, Citi Prestige, Citibank, Credit Cards, Hotels, Hyatt, Save Money, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards, United Airlines, United Award Booking
Million Mile Secrets reader, Brittany, tweeted:
Can you do a post on maintaining a credit score of 750+ while applying for lots of cards? I can’t find a recent one.
Did you know applying for lots of credit cards can actually improve your credit score?
If you aren’t familiar with how your credit score works, credit cards can seem scary. Because the way you handle your credit cards can greatly impact your credit score.
But if you understand the factors of your credit score, you’ll see it’s less impacted by the number of cards you have. And has more to do with how you use them.
Don’t Let Applying for Multiple Credit Cards Keep You Away From Getting Big Travel With Small Money!
I’ll show you why applying for lots of credit cards is NOT always bad for your credit score. And how they can even enhance it!
Posted in Airlines, Beginner Tips, Car & Student Loans, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Southwest, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Credit Scores, No Annual Fee, Reader Requests, Southwest
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!
View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike
Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, AMEX Platinum, Barclaycard, Barclaycard Arrival, British Airways, British Airways, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Interviews, Marriott, Membership Rewards, No Annual Fee, oneworld, Rental Cars, Southwest, Starwood (SPG), Success Story, Travel Tips, Ultimate Rewards
Million Mile Secrets reader, Kim, tweeted:
Any advice on how to pick the best airline for The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN to get 50% points back with Pay With Points?
Fantastic question, Kim!
Using AMEX Pay With Points with the AMEX Business Platinum card is a flexible way to book flights without blackout dates. And you’ll get 50% of your points back for coach tickets booked with Pay With Points. But only on your selected airline.
Plus, the AMEX Business Platinum $200 statement credit for airline incidentals only applies to your selected airline. So this can impact your decision, too.
Thinking About Which Airline to Choose for AMEX Pay With Points? I’ll Help You Decide!
I’ll explain if there’s a benefit of choosing one airline over another!
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Express, Business Credit Cards, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Southwest, Spirit, Travel Tips, United Airlines
We MAY know the upcoming Chase Freedom bonus categories for the first half of 2017!
Via Reddit, you can expect to earn 5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (5% cash back) with your Chase Freedom when you spend on gas stations and commuter passes from January to March 2017. And grocery stores and drug stores from April to June 2017.
This is NOT confirmed. But a Reddit user says that’s what they were told by a Chase representative.
Your Chase Freedom MAY Earn 5X Points on Commuter Passes, Like Subways and Buses
I’ll tell you what we know!
Posted in Beginner Tips, Chase, Chase Freedom, Chase Ink Cash, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Earn Miles, Shopping, Ultimate Rewards
Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!
Miles & Points Interview: The Traveling Professor
Steve writes The Traveling Professor to give tips and pointers to readers and travelers. You can also find him on Facebook! And if you have any questions, you can email him here.
The Professor in Florence
How and when did you start collecting miles and points?
I became an American Airlines AAdvantage member on August 24, 1984. I have Platinum elite status. And I am a “Million Miler” with 1,495,955 miles flown in the air.
However, I estimate I have earned over 10,000,000 miles & points through flying, credit cards, credit card bonuses, and through other miles earning opportunities. I started collecting miles & points with my American Airlines AAdvantage account. Continue reading
Posted in Airline Award Booking, Airlines, Airlines, American Airlines, Barclaycard, Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator, Beginner Tips, British Airways, Chase, Chase British Airways, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi American Airlines Executive, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Earn Miles, Interviews, Save Money, Travel Tips, VIrgin America
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 Rewards, AMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!
Fly to Croatia for Less With Flying Blue Promo Awards
I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.
Posted in Air France, Airline Award Booking, Airline Promotions, Airlines, Airlines, American Express, AMEX EveryDay Preferred, AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum, AMEX Platinum, AMEX Premier Rewards Gold, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citi Thank You Premier, Citibank, Credit Cards, Delta Skymiles, Earn Miles, KLM, Korean Airlines, Save Money, Sweet Spots, Travel Tips
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.
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!
Posted in American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Chase, Chase Marriott, Credit Cards, Family Travel, Hotels, Marriott, Save Money, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips