Category Archives: Hotel Award Booking

A 19-Day Trip to Taiwan & Thailand in Business Class, With the Help of 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!

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

A 19 Day Trip To Taiwan Thailand In Business Class With The Help Of Miles Points

First Class Seats on Thai Airways

A big thank you to Carla for sharing her story!

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

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Won’t Last! Deep Discount Tickets to Europe

Via Miles to Memories, you can get up to 20% off tickets to Europe with Norwegian Air’s St. Patrick’s Day fare sale!

I found a flight from Newburg, New York to Bergen, Norway departing September 21, 2017, and returning September 25, 2017, for ~$273.

The valid travel dates for these sale fares vary, depending on which European city you’re flying to.  For example, for tickets to Ireland and Scotland, you can get up to 20% off flights between April 18, 2017, and October 28, 2017. 

Norwegian Air Sale

Save Big on Your Trip Across the Pond With Norwegian’s St. Patrick’s Day Sale

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Good for Companion Pass: Buy Choice Hotel Points With Up to a 40% Bonus

Need more Choice hotel points?  Good news!  Through April 20, 2017, you can get up to a 40% bonus when you buy Choice hotel points.

If you’re trying to earn the Southwest Companion Pass, need to top-off your Choice account, or have a specific stay in mind, this deal could be worth it!

Choice Hotels Buy Points Promotion

You Can Use Choice Hotel Points to Save Money in Popular Destinations Like Venice, Italy!

I’ll share the details of the offer.  And help you decide whether buying Choice hotel points with this deal makes sense for you.

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How to Add an Authorized User or Employee Card to Your Starwood AMEX

Adding an authorized user or employee card to your AMEX Starwood personal or small business cards is a great way to earn points faster.

Because any purchases made on the authorized user’s card will earn Starwood points in your account.

With more points, it’s be easier to book free nights at Marriott, Starwood, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or book award flights by transferring Starwood points to ~30 airline partners.

How To Add Authorized User To Starwood AMEX

Use the Extra Starwood Points You Get From Your Authorized User’s Spending to Book a Free Night at Hotels Like the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

I’ll show you how to add an authorized user to your AMEX Starwood card.

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Buy Hotel Points With a 100% Bonus – Is It Worth It?

Via The Shutterwhale, you can earn up to a 100% bonus on Hilton points purchases through May 3, 2017.

If you need Hilton points for an expensive stay or want to top-off your account for a particular award, this could be a good deal!

Hilton Buy Points Promotion

You Can Buy Hilton Points With This Deal to Stay at the Luxurious Conrad Tokyo!

Here’s more about Hilton’s latest buy points promotion.

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Targeted: Earn 3X Points for Stays With This Hotel Chain

Check your email!

Via Loyalty Traveler, there’s a targeted Wyndham promotion to earn 3X Wyndham points on paid stays when you register, book, and stay through May 25, 2017.  Your check-in date can be as late as May 25, 2017, and check-out by June 2, 2017.

With this deal, you’ll earn a minimum of 3,000 Wyndham points per stayThat’s a nice bonus if you like Wyndham hotels and have paid stays coming up anyway.

Targeted Earn 3X Points For Stays With This Hotel Chain

Earn 3X Wyndham Points on Wyndham Hotel Stays Through May 25, 2017 – but Only If You’re Targeted

I’ll explain how the bonus works and remind you of what you can do with Wyndham points.

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11 Consecutive Nights in Fun Places With 1 Starwood Card Bonus!

Are you planning an extended vacation?

Until April 5, 2017, you can earn enough points for 11 consecutive award nights at Starwood category 2 hotels with the best-ever sign-up bonuses on both the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

This is an excellent way for folks to get Big Travel with Small Money in fun destinations like Cancun, Memphis, and Niagara Falls!  Using points for an 11-night stay can save you thousands of dollars!

Long Stays With Starwood Points

Use Points From the Limited Time AMEX Starwood Card Sign-Up Bonus for an 11-Night Stay in Fantastic Destinations Like Niagara Falls

I’ll show you how to earn Starwood points for your extended getaway!  And share 4 hotels where you can get long stays with Starwood points.

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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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