Category Archives: Hotel Award Booking

An 11-Day Hawaiian Vacation for 3 for Under $2,000!

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!

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

An 11 Day Hawaiian Vacation For 3 For Under 2000

Family Fun Before Breakfast at the Aulani

A big thank you to Allen 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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7 Best Credit Cards to Help Achieve Your Travel Goals – June 2017

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby!  Because there are excellent sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks available on lots of travel credit cards.

Choosing the right card can make it easier for you to achieve your travel goals, like a round-trip Business Class flight to Tokyo!

Best Travel Credit Cards June 2017

Emily and I Love to Take Advantage of Lucrative Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses to Help Us Get Big Travel With Small Money!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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Family Fun in New York City Using Southwest Points

Lyn writes about flying on Southwest for her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has flown her family all over the US almost entirely free on Southwest.  I’ve asked her to share how families can visit New York City on the cheap, from flights to activities to accommodations.

Lyn:  New York City is one of my favorite places.  I love the buzz and energy of the city where there is literally always something going on, and it seems everyone is going somewhere important!

I’ve been visiting the Big Apple since I was in high school as a dancer and my love of the city lives on.  🙂

Last summer, we took our boys to the city for the first time and enjoyed a completely different experience, traveling as a family.

Planning A Family Trip To New York City With Southwest Points

New York City Is a Great Destination for Families!

I’ll show you how we got Big Travel for Small Money in New York City along with some tips for families.

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25 Terrific Hilton Hotels Suggested by YOU!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

We love hearing from y’all about your future travel plans using miles & points.  And lots of you shared your favorite Hilton hotels with us during our latest blog giveaway.

We received lots of entries, and love your enthusiasm!

Best Uses Of Hilton Points 2017

Stay Seaside at the Stunning Conrad Bali

The contest is closed now.  But if you’re looking for ideas where to use the great limited-time bonuses from the AMEX Hilton Cards, here are suggestions from fellow Million Mile Secrets readers!

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No Award Chart? No Problem! Tips for Booking Your Next Hilton Stay

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Earlier this year, I let you know about big changes Hilton made to its award program, including eliminating their award chart.

Without an award chart, it’s more difficult to know how many points you’ll need for an award stay.  And because the AMEX Hilton cards are offering the highest sign-up bonuses ever right now, lots of folks are curious about how to use Hilton points.

Book Hilton Hotels With Points

Before Booking a Trip, You’ll Want to Know How Many Points You’ll Need for Stays at Hotels Like the New York Midtown Hilton

I’ll help you figure out how many Hilton points you’ll need per night!

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Last Chance to Apply for These AMEX Hilton Limited-Time Offers!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

If you’ve been meaning to apply for the limited time AMEX Hilton card offers, you don’t have much time left!

After May 31, 2017, you will no longer earn the increased offers that come with the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express.

You’ll currently earn 80,000 Hilton points after you make $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors card.

And you’ll earn 100,000 Hilton points after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of opening the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card.  Plus a free weekend night certificate after the first anniversary date of card approval!

American Express Hilton Credit Card 100000 Point Bonus

You Can Buy Hilton Points Through This Deal and Use Them for Stays at Any Hilton Hotel. Like the Magical Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa!

I’ll remind you about these great offers!

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Million Mile Secrets Readers Prefer the AMEX Hilton Surpass – Here’s Why!

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The limited-time highest-ever AMEX Hilton card offers are disappearing on May 31, 2017.

So if you’ve been trying to decide whether to apply for the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express or the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, I thought I’d let you know what other Million Mile Secrets readers are doing!

Both are good cards.  But the AMEX Hilton Surpass has a $75 annual fee.  However, readers still prefer it over the no annual fee AMEX Hilton Honors card!

American Express Hilton Surpass Compared To American Express Hilton Card

Redeem Your Hilton Points for a Stay at The Reach, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Key West

I’ll tell you why!  And remind you what to expect with each of these cards.

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Does Pooling Hilton Points Keep Them From Expiring?

Million Mile Secrets readers, Robert and Brian, commented:

Does pooling Hilton points with friends and family reset the expiration date for your hotel points?

Excellent question!

Hilton points expire after 12 months of no earning or redemption activity.

Unfortunately, combining Hilton points with friends or loved ones does NOT extend the life of your points.  So be mindful of the expiration date or you risk losing your points!

That said, there are lots of ways to keep your Hilton points from expiring.  Even without staying in a hotel!

Keep Hilton Points From Expiring

Pooling Points Will NOT Extend the Life of Your Hilton Points. But There Are Lots of Other Ways to Reset the Expiration Date!

I’ll share how to keep Hilton points from expiring!

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This Couple Took an Epic Trip to New Zealand in First Class for Next to 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!

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

This Couple Took An Epic Trip To New Zealand In First Class For Next To Nothing

Exploring the Gion District in Kyoto, Japan

A big thank you to John 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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Enjoy Europe With Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi With Limited-Time Card Offer

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Folks traveling on a budget can do well in Europe by redeeming Hilton points for stays at Hampton by Hilton brand hotels.

Besides excellent locations in destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt, you’ll also enjoy perks like free hot breakfast & Wi-Fi!

And with the limited-time sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton Honors and the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass cards, you can earn lots of points to use toward free stays!

Hilton Hotels In Europe With Free Breakfast

Use Hilton Points for an Award Stay at the Hampton Liverpool, Which Is a ~10 Minute Walk From The Beatles Story Exhibition. And You’ll Get Free Hot Breakfast at the Hotel!

I’ll share 5 excellent Hampton by Hilton hotels in Europe you can stay for free with points and that have free breakfast!

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