Category Archives: Chase IHG Rewards

Today Only: Save on IHG Points for Cheap Hotel Stays!

Today, April 12, 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy discounted IHG points through Daily Getaways!

You can use the points for award stays at any IHG hotel.  Depending on how you redeem them, you could save a lot of money!

Great deals like these usually sell out quickly.  So set a reminder if you’re interested in the offer!

IHG Daily Getaways 2017

You Can Use IHG Points to Save Money on an Expensive Hotel Stay in Pricey Cities Like Miami!

I’ll help you decide if this deal makes sense for you!

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Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True: Part 1 – Introduction & Planning

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened a world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

Making Moms Paris Dreams Come True Part 1 Introduction Planning

I Had a Great Time Traveling With My Mom to Europe!

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

My mom, Connie:   Emily asked me if I would like to visit Paris. I said, “Oh yes, of course!” but did not realize that it would be a dream come true.  I was excited beyond measure, me going to Paris and with my daughter.  It just could not get any better.  Paris?  Really?  The food, the shopping, the sites to see truly was a dream come true.

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Register Your IHG Account for New Spring Promotion and Earn Bonus Points

Here’s another new hotel promotion to sign-up for today!

With IHG’s Spring Bonus promotion, you’ll earn bonus IHG points when you register, then book direct and stay 2 nights from April 16, 2017, to May 15, 2017.  Each IHG member (free to join) will get their own customized offer.

Plus, if you pay for your stay with the Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, you’ll earn an additional 5,000 IHG points.  That’s enough for a free night at IHG PointBreaks hotels.

IHG Spring Promotion 2017

Have IHG Stays Coming Up? Be Sure to Register for Their Latest Promotion to Earn Bonus Points!

I’ll share the details!

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One of These (Many!) Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights

Yesterday I told you about a few targeted spending bonuses that were being offered on various Barclaycard cards, like the Arrival Plus and JetBlue Plus cards.

And now, folks have reported receiving offers on other cards too!  Including cards issued by Chase, like the Chase IHG and Chase Hyatt card.  And a different (but great!) offer on the Barclaycard JetBlue Plus card.

So it’s worth checking your email, spam, and snail mail to see if you qualify for any of these deals.

Most of these offers are 2nd quarter promotions, so the spending requirement will likely run from April 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.  And most of the offers require activating your card, but there are a few exceptions!

Targeted Bonus Spending Offers

The 10,000 JetBlue Points You Can Earn With One of These Targeted Offers Is Worth ~$140 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you.

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Will You Lose Free Nights If You Cancel a Hotel Card?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Carberrie, commented:

I have the Citi Hilton Reserve card, which comes with an annual free weekend night at certain Hilton hotels after spending $10,000 in a membership year.  I met the spending requirement and have 1 year to use the free night.  If I cancel the card to avoid paying the annual fee, will I lose my free night?

The good news is after you earn the free night, you will NOT lose it.  Even if you cancel the card.

This policy is similar for other hotel credit cards that come with a free annual night, including some that don’t have a spending requirement, like the Chase IHG card.

Hotel Cards With Free Annual Nights

Emily and I Used a Free Night From the Citi Hilton Reserve Card to Stay at the Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, Where Rooms Can Cost $500+ per Night During Peak Months

I’ll remind you which cards come with a free hotel night each year.  And why it might be worth it to pay the annual fees to keep these cards open!

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A 19-Day Trip to Taiwan & Thailand in Business Class, With the Help of 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!

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

A 19 Day Trip To Taiwan Thailand In Business Class With The Help Of Miles Points

First Class Seats on Thai Airways

A big thank you to Carla 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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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

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, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

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Save 6 Cents per Gallon of Gas With This Chase IHG Perk

I like the Chase IHG card for its great benefits, like IHG Platinum elite status, and 1 free night at any IHG hotel each cardmember anniversary.  But did you know it can save you money at the gas station?

Folks who have the Chase IHG card can save 6 cents per gallon at Shell gas stations when you link your IHG account to your Fuel Rewards account!  That’s because the IHG Platinum elite status that comes with the card gets you a discount.

Save 6 Cents Per Gallon Of Gas With This Chase IHG Perk

IHG Platinum Status, Which Is a Perk of the Chase IHG Card, Saves You 6 Cents per Gallon at Shell Stations

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Sign-Up Bonuses If You’re Close to the “5/24” Limit

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, Myles, tweeted:

I’ve opened 4 new cards in the past 24 months.  If I get the Chase Amazon Prime card, will it count toward Chase’s “5/24” card limit and keep me from getting other Chase cards in the future?

Unless Myles gets certain small business cards, new cards from ANY bank will count toward Chase’s card limit.

Because Myles is just shy of reaching 5 new cards in the past 24 months, he’ll want to choose his next card wisely!

If you’re in a similar situation, the best choice for a 5th card depends on which cards you already have and your travel goals!

Chase Card Limit

If You’re Close to Hitting Chase’s “5/24” Card Limit, You’ll Want to Plan a Careful Strategy for Choosing Your Next Cards

I’ll share 5 excellent travel credit cards for folks nearing Chase’s card limit!

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They Got $6,000 Business Class Flights to Europe for ~$184 Each!

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!

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

They Got 6000 Business Class Flights To Europe For 184 Each

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

A big thank you to Austin for sharing his story!

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

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