Million Mile Secrets reader, Tskr, commented:
How soon do the 2 free night certificates post after meeting the spending requirements on the The Hyatt Credit Card?
The free night certificates typically post to your Hyatt loyalty account a few days after the statement close date in which you meet the spending requirement. And you have 12 months from the date they’re issued to redeem them.
The Chase Hyatt card can be extremely valuable! Because you can use the certificates at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world, including all-inclusive resorts like the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.
You Can Use the Chase Hyatt Card Sign-Up Bonus for 2 Free Nights at the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
I’ll remind y’all about the Chase Hyatt card offer. And let you know when to expect the free night certificates!
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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best! To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!
Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!
I’ll show you how to enter!
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There are LOTS of credit cards out there, all with different benefits and bonuses.
Banks seem to enjoy giving their credit cards similar names. You might apply for the wrong one if you aren’t careful!
I’ve put a lot of credit cards with similar sounding names side-by-side, so you can compare the perks and decide which card is best for you, and find the application link, all in one place!
Take the Time to Differentiate These Credit Cards So You’ll Know Which Card Will Give You the Biggest Travel!
Let’s look at the most common credit cards with similar sounding names!
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Have you been considering the Chase Sapphire Reserve? You might want to apply soon if you’d hoped to make the most of the $300 annual travel credit.
Via Travel After Work, Chase has changed when you’re eligible for the annual $300 travel credit. Starting May 21, 2017, new applicants will receive their $300 travel credit after each cardmember anniversary, instead of each calendar year.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Annual Travel Credit Can Be Used for Nearly ANY Travel Purchase, From Hotels and Flights to Taxis and Uber!
I’ll explain how this will affect new cardholders!
The time of year you choose to vacation usually affects the prices you’ll pay and your travel experience.
Busy seasons (like holidays) can attract lots of tourists to popular destinations. I typically prefer traveling in low or shoulder season when things are quieter and cheaper!
But some folks would rather book a getaway during peak season to enjoy the best weather. Or because it works best for family vacation schedules.
Emily Traveled to the British Virgin Islands During High Season Because of the Ideal Weather. And She Booked a Marriott Award Stay, Which Costs the Same Amount of Points Regardless of Season!
I’ll share the pros and cons of traveling to a destination during its high season, shoulder season, and off-season.
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I know lots of folks who love to vacation at sea.
Cruises are popular because there’s so much included in the price, like meals, onboard entertainment, and unlimited use of the water slides! So it’s a great option for a family getaway. Plus, many cruise itineraries include visits to multiple destinations. And you only have to unpack once!
If you’re planning a cruise and are a Costco member, I recommend checking options on Costco Travel. Because similar to warehouse club’s vacation packages, you can often find the best prices and get extra perks. For example, a Costco Travel cruise might come with a credit to use onboard or an all-inclusive beverage package.
Sail the Mediterranean Sea or Book Other Fantastic Cruises Through Costco Travel!
I’ll share the benefits of booking a cruise with Costco Travel! And compare prices and perks you find through the warehouse club with what you’ll get booking directly or through a 3rd party site.
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Million Mile Secrets reader, NB, commented:
A word of caution for other readers. Always check an airline site to see how many frequent flyer miles they are charging for a flight. Because even with travel portal bonuses, you might still use fewer miles by transferring points directly to an airline and booking an award flight.
For example, I found Southwest airfare for $211, which would require ~16,880 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from my Sapphire Preferred ($211 cost of airfare / 1.25 cents per point) if booked through the Chase travel portal.
But Southwest was charging 12,601 Southwest points for the same flight. So I instantly transferred Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest at a 1:1 ratio and booked the award flight.
This is terrific advice, NB!
Some folks can develop certain habits when booking award travel and miss opportunities to save miles and points!
For example, I recently shared 3 examples of booking Southwest flights, which result in different values for your Chase Ultimate Rewards points.
And you’ll likely come across similar scenarios when comparing award flight prices on with other airline transfer partners vs. flight prices through a travel portal.
A Quick Comparison of Flight Prices Might Save You Thousands of Miles or Points!
I’ll explain why you’ll want to run the numbers when redeeming points for a flight!
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Do you own a small business and work in the field of digital media? If so, you can qualify for a small business credit card that earns miles, points, and cash back for business purchases!
If You’re a Digital Freelancer, You Have Lots of Options When It Comes to Small Business Credit Cards
Let’s take a look at great small business credit cards for freelancers like writers, web and graphic designers, coders, and more!
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