Category Archives: Ultimate Rewards

How to Get the Most Value for Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points Booking Southwest Flights

Million Mile Secrets reader, A.J., commented:

In many cases, I’ve found better value by transferring Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Southwest for award flights, rather than using points from my Chase Sapphire Reserve to book through the Chase travel portal.

Can you explain when it’s a better deal to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Southwest flights through the travel portal?

Fantastic question!

The value of your points for a Southwest award flight varies depending on your travel dates and destination.

It’s possible to sometimes get more value for your points by transferring them directly to Southwest.  But some folks prefer to use points from the Chase Sapphire Reserve to book through the Chase travel portal.

Because you earn points like a regular paid flight, get credit toward A-List status and the Companion Pass, and don’t have to pay any taxes or fees out of pocket.

Chase Points Southwest Flights

Before Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Book Your Next Southwest Flight, Run the Numbers to Make Sure You’re Getting the Most Value!

I’ll show you how using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for Southwest flights can get you different values depending how you book.

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This Couple to Visit Hawaii for 3rd Time – All Paid With 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!

Vonda and Alan are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Couple To Visit Hawaii For 3rd Time All Paid With Miles Points

The Kapaa Bike Trail on Kauai Is a Great Way to Spend a Winter Day!

A big thank you to Vonda and Alan for sharing their story!

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

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Can You Triple-Dip When You Book Your Next Hotel Stay?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sue, commented:

If I book a Hyatt hotel through SouthwestHotels.com and pay with my Chase Sapphire Reserve, will I earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Hyatt points, and Southwest points?  Or can you only earn Hyatt points by booking directly?

You typically will NOT earn points with a hotel loyalty program when you book through SouthwestHotels.com or other 3rd-party sites.  That’s because you’re essentially choosing to earn Southwest points instead of hotel points.

But you will earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points paying with the Sapphire Reserve because purchases on the Southwest hotel site codes as travel.  And this means the Sapphire Reserve’s $300 annual travel credit can go toward your stay!

Deciding between booking directly with the hotel chain or through SouthwestHotels.com depends on which points you want more!

Earn Points Booking Hotel Stays

Do You Want to Earn Hotel Points or Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel Stay? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain what you should consider to earn the most points booking hotel stays!

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Last Chance to Try This Excellent Card for Free the First Year!

I reminded you about the Chase Sapphire Reserve sign-up bonus dropping to 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for in-branch applications on March 12, 2017.

And we now know that Chase will also no longer waive the $95 annual fee on in-branch applications for the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card card after March 12, 2017.

Emily and I don’t get a commission for folks who apply in-branch.  But we’re committed to sharing the best deals with y’all!

Last Chance To Try This Excellent Card Free The First Year

Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to United Airlines for Free Flights South of the Border

I’ll remind you why the Chase Ink Business Preferred is still worth applying for!

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Easy 500 Miles for Folks New to Singapore Airlines

Every mile counts!

Via Points With a Crew, folks who don’t yet have a Singapore Airlines account can earn 500 bonus Singapore Airlines miles by entering promotion code “JOINKF2017″ at sign-up.  But you’ll need to enroll by April 14, 2017.

Easy 500 Miles For Folks New To Singapore Airlines

Use 17,500 Singapore Airlines Miles to Fly One-Way From the Mainland US to Hawaii on United Airlines. That’s 5,000 Miles Less Than United Airlines Charges!

Here’s what you need to know about this deal.

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4 Days Left: Apply In-Branch for $1,500+ in Free Travel

I shared 2 months ago that the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000 point sign-up bonus would be reduced by half for online applications.  But the original sign-up bonus is still available to folks who visit a Chase branch to apply!

But after March 12, 2017, (this Sunday!), you will no longer earn 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve in-branch.

We don’t earn a commission for the online or in-branch Chase Sapphire Reserve offers, but Emily and I will always remind you about the best deals for Big Travel!

Last Chance For 100000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points In Branch

You’ll Get at Least $1,500 in Travel From the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100,000-Point Sign-Up Bonus, but You Must Apply In-Branch by March 12, 2017

If you’re interested in the Chase Sapphire Reserve‘s larger sign-up bonus, this is your last opportunity!

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The 10 Best Travel Deals in 2017

Let’s see what’s new and exciting in 2017!

If you’re just getting started in miles and points hobby, these 10 deals are an excellent way to get Big Travel with Small Money.  For example, cheap award flights to Europe in coach or Business Class.  Or a 4th night free on paid hotel stays.

Best Travel Deals 2017

Emily and I Are Excited to Share Our Top 10 Best Travel Deals for 2017!

Here are the best travel deals for 2017!

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – March 2017

The end of winter is right around the corner!  So it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring getaway.

Lots of credit cards come with great sign-up bonuses and travel benefits, including travel creditsairport lounge access, and Global Entry reimbursements.  Some can save you thousands of dollars on your upcoming travel!

Best Travel Credit Cards March 2017

Use Miles & Points to Visit the Stunning Beaches of Durban, South Africa, Like I Did!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards March 2017.

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Will You Lose Flexible Points If You Cancel a Card?

 Million Mile Secrets reader, Fran, emailed:

I was told by an AMEX representative that I would lose my AMEX Membership Rewards points if I cancel my Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.  Is this true?

Generally speaking, if you cancel a card that earns flexible bank points, you will lose them.  This goes for cards that earn AMEX Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou points.

Certain banks give you a grace period to use points after cancelling a card.  But there are also a few ways to preserve them.

Preserve Flexible Reward Points

Flexible Points Are the Key to Big Travel!  So Don’t Let Those Hard-Earned Points Disappear by Cancelling a Credit Card!

I’ll explain how to avoid losing flexible rewards points.

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This Reader Got a Priceless Trip to London With His Brothers for Nearly Nothing!

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!

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

This Reader Got A Priceless Trip To London With His Brothers For Nearly Nothing

The Tower Bridge. We Actually Took a Water Taxi and Got to See All Angles of It From the Water

A big thank you to Michael 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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