Category Archives: Hotel Promotions

Let IHG PointBreaks Inspire Your Travel

Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is (likely) heading to Panama for his next trip.  I asked him to tell you how he decided upon his destination!

Joseph:   I always anticipate the new IHG PointBreaks hotel list every few months.  That’s because you can book hotels all over the world for just 5,000 IHG points a night.  And IHG points are easy to earn!

I was especially looking forward to this latest PointBreaks list, because it’s been a while since I’ve traveled.  I decided to let the PointBreaks list decide my next travel destination.

How To Book IHG PointBreaks Hotels

I Booked a One-Bedroom Suite in St. Robert, Missouri, Last Winter for 5,000 IHG Points

Sometimes it can be fun to chase great sales and promotions, and let the deals decide where you travel!

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How Do Credit Card Perks Work With Prepaid Hotel Stays?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Jennifer, commented:

What happens if you use the Citi Prestige 4th night free perk for a prepaid hotel stay?  Would anything happen to the reservation if I cancel the card before the stay?

Thanks for the questions, Jennifer!

The 4th night free benefit with the Citi Prestige Card can save you lots of money!  While it’s possible to get a credit for the 4th night before your stay, you usually receive the rebate AFTER your hotel stay.  It doesn’t matter if you prepay at booking.

That said, if you cancel your Citi Prestige card after booking a prepaid or regular hotel stay, nothing will happen to your reservation.

But keep in mind, while prepaid hotel stays might save you a few bucks, you should only book this way if your plans are firm.  Besides typically being non-refundable, you could also lose certain credit card rebates, depending on the card you use.

Prepaid Hotel Stays

Before You Book a Prepaid Hotel Stay at Hotels Like the St. Regis Bali, There Are a Few Things You Should Keep in Mind!

I’ll explain what to consider when booking prepaid hotel stays!

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4 Hours Only: 18% Off Select Hotels

Via Points With a Crew, Orbitz is having a flash sale!

Today, June 12, 2017, you can get 18% off select hotels when you book between 5:01 pm and 8:59 pm Central Time and use the promotion code FLASHSALE.  And you can save 15% by using the promo code JETSETTER through June 30, 2017.

18 Off Orbitz Hotel Flash Sale

Book Hotels for Cheaper With This Orbitz Flash Sale

Here’s what you need to know!

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Targeted: Up to 50% Off These Hotel Points

Via Monkey Miles, some folks will get a big discount when buying Hilton points!

Hilton has a targeted offer for a 50% discount through June 23, 2017.  That means you can buy Hilton points for as little as 0.5 cents each!

So if you’re one of the Hilton members targeted for this offer, and you’ve been considering buying Hilton points, now is a great time!

Targeted Up To 50 Off These Hotel Points

If You Have a Particular Hilton Stay in Mind, It Might Be Cheaper to Buy Hilton Points and Book an Award Stay Instead of Paying Cash

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

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Pick Your Airline! Choice Is Offering 1,000 Airline Miles per Hotel Stay

A month ago, I let you know that Best Western is offering 1,000 American Airlines miles per stay.

Now, via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Choice Hotels is offering folks a similar deal!  You’ll get 1,000 American Airlines or Air Canada Aeroplan miles per stay, through July 31, 2017, or August 15, 2017 (depending on which airline you choose).

Choice Airline Miles Promotion

Stay at the Cambria Hotel & Suites Miami Airport – Blue Lagoon, and Earn Airline Miles While You’re at It!

I’ll give you the details of this new promotion!

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Staying at This Hilton Hotel Brand? Register to Earn Bonus Points!

Via Magic of Miles, you can earn bonus Hilton points for upcoming stays at Tru hotels!

Tru is a very minimalist and modern Hilton hotel brand with a young, social vibe.  Plus, rooms are usually cheap!  And through December 31, 2017, you can earn 1,000 bonus Hilton points after just 1 stay!

Staying At This Hilton Hotel Brand Register To Earn Bonus Points

Earn an Extra 1,000 Hilton Points When You Stay at the Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport

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

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Easy Discount! Save $40 off an $80+ Hotel Stay

Via Frequent Miler, you can get up to 50% off an upcoming hotel stay!

When you click the Booking.com link through the American Airlines website, you’ll get $40 off a hotel stay of $80 or more.  So if you can find a night at a hotel for $80, you’ll get half off your stay!

Easy Discount Save 40 Off An 80 Hotel Stay

You Can Book 1 Night at the Independently Owned Appletree Inn Near Cherryvale, Kansas, for ~$80 per Night and Get ~50% Off Your Stay!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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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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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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“We’re Able to Get Reservations We’d NEVER Make If We Had to Pay Cash”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Your Mileage May Vary

Joe and Sharon write Your Mileage May Vary to share aspirational travel tips with readers.  You can also follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Your Mileage May Vary

Joe “Saving” Sharon at the Grand Canyon, October 2006. We Love to Do Funny Posed Pictures Like This When We Can

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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