Category Archives: Chase

Blog Giveaway: Hyatt Globalist Elite Status!

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Emily and I are very thankful for our readers!  So this week, we’re giving away Hyatt Globalist elite status!

Blog Giveaway Hyatt Globalist Elite Status

You Can Save Money and Get Excellent Perks With Hyatt Globalist Elite Status, Including Free Breakfast at Hotels. That Will Save You and a Partner $70 per Day at the Park Hyatt Maldives

I’ll show you how to enter!

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10 Best Cards to Earn Cash Back at Restaurants

Looking to earn the most cash back when you dine out?

There are lots of cards that include restaurants as a bonus spending category.

Keep in mind, some of the best cash back cards aren’t advertised as such.  Instead, you might earn points, which you can then redeem for cash back or a statement credit.

Best Cash Back Cards To Use At Restaurants 2017

Earning Bonus Cash Back at Restaurants With Certain Cards Means You Might Get Up to 5% of the Cost of the Meal Back!

I’ll share my picks for the best cash back cards to use at restaurants!

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 1: Introduction

Did you know Costco members can save money booking car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises?

The Costco Travel program can be a great option for folks who book paid travel instead of redeeming miles & points.  Because you might save lots of money compared to booking through an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline.

For example, team members Jasmin and Harlan each booked week-long car rentals through Costco Travel and saved $100 off the prices shown on other sites.  And you can potentially save much more or get extra perks with other travel packages!

Is Costco Travel A Good Deal

Planning a Cruise? Costco Members Might Save Money or Get Extra Perks Booking Through Costco Travel

I’ll share details about the Costco Travel program.  And explain why some folks might benefit from booking a trip with the warehouse club!

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Update: Earn 3X Points on Almost Anything With This New Card!

Last week I shared a rumor about new valuable US Bank card, the US Bank Altitude Reserve.

And now we have new details about the card!  Some are a bit disappointing, but some are really exciting!

For example, the $325 annual travel credit is per cardmember year, NOT calendar year.  So you won’t be able to get it twice before the second annual fee is due (like you can with the Chase Sapphire Reserve).

But getting approved for the card might be easier than we first thought!  I’ll explain.

Update Earn 3X Points On Almost Anything With This New Card

Earn 4.5% Back on Nearly All Purchases With This Upcoming Card!

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming US Bank Altitude Reserve!

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6 Fantastic and Free 5-Day US Hotel Stays With Marriott’s 100,000-Point Bonus

With the increased offer on the Chase Marriott card, you can earn 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The great news is, that’s enough for 5+ free nights at a number of fantastic Marriott hotels in the US, in popular spots like Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, and more!

So you can start planning your next road trip.  Or take a getaway without flying too far from home!

Free Marriott Hotels In US With Points

Beautiful Denver, Colorado, Is an Excellent Spot for a Vacation. And You Can Stay in Downtown Denver for Free Using Your Marriott Points!

Let’s take a look at my list of wonderful Marriott hotels in the US!

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7 Wonderful and Free 5-Night European Hotel Stays With This 100,000-Point Bonus

Planning a trip to Europe?  Good news!  With the increased offer on the Chase Marriott card you can earn 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

That’s enough for 5+ free nights at a number of great Marriott hotels in Europe, in popular destinations like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and more!

Free Marriott Hotels In Europe With Points

If You’re Planning a European Getaway, You Could Use the Sign-Up Bonus From the Chase Marriott Card for 5+ Free Nights at Hotels in Many Popular European Cities. Including Brussels, Belgium!

Let’s take a look at my list of wonderful Marriott hotels in Europe.

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Do You Know the Difference Between Marriott Hotel Brands?

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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Final 2017 Daily Getaways Revealed! Save on Rental Cars, Hotels, Cruises, & More

Daily Getaways is a 5-week long promotion offered every year by the US Travel Association.  And I let you know about this year’s Daily Getaways promotion a couple of weeks ago.

We’re in the 2nd week of offers, and now we have a preview of what to expect from the last 3 weeks of deals!

Daily Getaways 2017

On May 10, 2017, You Can Buy Discounted Hyatt Points for a Stay at the Beautiful Grand Hyatt Kauai

I’ll share what we know about the remainder of the 2017 Daily Getaways.  And let you know if they’re worth it.

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Keep Points Flexibility After Downgrading This Chase Travel Card

Million Mile Secrets reader, Harold, commented:

If I downgrade my Chase Sapphire Preferred to the Chase Freedom Unlimited, can I still transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Freedom Unlimited to the Chase Sapphire Reserve?

Absolutely!

On its own, the points you earn from the Freedom Unlimited can only be redeemed for 1 cent each toward travel or for cash back.

But when you pair it with another eligible Chase Ultimate Rewards card like the Sapphire Reserve, you’ll have the flexibility to combine points and transfer them to terrific airline and hotel partners.

With a downgrade, you’ll also avoid duplicate benefits and save on annual fees.  That’s why after getting the Sapphire Reserve, I downgraded the Sapphire Preferred to the no annual fee Freedom Unlimited.

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Do IHG Cardholders Get Executive Lounge Access?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jonathan, commented:

I received a postcard from IHG saying I can get Executive Lounge access because I have Platinum elite status with the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card.  Is this true?

Great question, Jonathan!  Several folks on FlyerTalk received a similar mailer.

Unfortunately, after calling IHG, it seems this perk was mistakenly listed on the postcard.

Do IHG Cardholders Get Executive Lounge Access

Executive Lounge Access Is NOT a Perk of IHG Platinum Status. This Was a Mistake Listed on a Recent IHG Postcard

I’ll explain how you get executive lounge access at IHG hotels.  And remind y’all about the benefits of IHG Platinum status!

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