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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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“How I Made Nearly $1,000 With a Recent AMEX Offer”

We often tell you about new offers from American Express.  They’re a fantastic way to save on everyday purchases you might already make.

Here’s Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan to show you how she smartly and significantly profited from an AMEX Offer!

Meghan:   Thanks Daraius!  I used a recent AMEX offer to make ~$1,000 by reselling Xboxes I bought through Dell on eBay and Craigslist.  It took some time and effort, but for me, it was worth it!

Reselling Products For Miles And Points

Reselling Can Be a Lucrative Hobby.  But It Takes Time and Preparation, so It Isn’t for Everyone!

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Citi Prestige 4th Night Free Benefit Gets Even Better

Y’all know how much I like the Citi Prestige card.  One of the reasons is because you can get your 4th night free at nearly any major hotel chain or independent hotel, including those near national parks!

And now, via The Points Guy, Citi has confirmed you can get the 4th night free at hostels!

Citi Prestige 4th Night Free Benefit Gets Even Better

You Can Now Get the 4th Night Free at Hostels Like the Hi Hostel Paris Yves Robert, Just ~2 Miles From the Louvre

I’ll remind you about this valuable perk!

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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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New Way to Earn Starwood Elite Status Faster!

Via View From the Wing, Starwood is offering an elite status challenge for its loyalty members.

Through December 31, 2017, if you have enough paid stays, you can earn Starwood elite status much faster than usual!

For example, you usually need to stay at least 25 nights in a calendar year to earn Starwood Gold status.  But through the challenge, you only need to stay 9 nights in a 3-month period!

Starwood Elite Status Challenge

With Starwood Gold or Platinum Elite Status, You’ll Have the Benefit of Late Check-Out, so You Can Relax Just a Little While Longer! The Beautiful Pool at the Hotel Paracas in Peru Is Certainly Inviting!

I’ll explain the details of Starwood’s elite status challenge.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it for you.

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New: AMEX Membership Rewards 30% Airline Transfer Bonus

Via View From the Wing, you can get a 30% bonus when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic through May 22, 2017.

AMEX Membership Rewards Transfer Bonus

You Can Use Virgin Atlantic Miles to Fly Delta to Hawaii Without Paying Hefty Fuel Surcharges!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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New AMEX Offers: Save on Select Hilton Hotels, Nike, Saks, Busch Gardens, and More

There are lots of new AMEX Offers that can save you money on purchases you might make anyway!

Via FrequentMiler, new AMEX Offers are available for Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue, Reebok, Hampton & Hilton Garden Inn hotels, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

AMEX Offers April 2017

In the Market for New Running Shoes? Save at Nike.com With the Latest AMEX Offers!

Sign-in to your American Express online account to see which deals you qualify for, because AMEX Offers are targeted.

Here’s the scoop on these new offers!

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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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