Category Archives: Hotel Promotions

Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

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Sneak Peek: World of Hyatt Updates, New Program Launches Next Week

I shared the news that Hyatt would be re-vamping their loyalty program starting March 1, 2017.  And now they’ve shared more details about what the new program will look like.

As part of the new program, they’ve launched a website, “For a World of Understanding.”  And there will be a television spot during the Oscars this Sunday night.

Hyatt wants to deepen community engagement and provide new, hands-on experiences for guests.  I like that they’re introducing educational opportunities with a focus on understanding and empathy!

And they’ve kindly offered to gift Hyatt Globalist (top-tier elite) status to a Million Mile Secrets reader in April 2017!

World Of Hyatt

Changes Are Coming to Hyatt Next Week, and It’s Not Just About Points, Stays, and Elite Status

I’ll share the updates so you’ll know what to expect from Hyatt starting next month!

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7 Best US Starwood Hotels to Book With Points

For a limited time, you can earn a total of 35,000 Starwood points on the personal and small business versions of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express cards after meet tiered minimum spending requirements.

This is a great deal because you’ll have at least 40,000 Starwood points after meeting the spending requirement.  That’s enough points for multiple free nights at excellent US Starwood hotels.

For example, you could enjoy a weekend in downtown Nashville at one of Starwood’s newest hotels.  Or soak in the sun on the Big Island at a Million Mile Secrets reader’s favorite Hawaiian Starwood hotel.

Best US Starwood Hotels

From New York to San Francisco and Beyond, You Can Redeem Starwood Points to Stay at the Best US Starwood Hotels

I’ll share 7 of the best US Starwood hotels you can book using points from the limited time AMEX sign-up bonus.

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Targeted: Earn Bonuses (Like Points and Elite Credits!) With Starwood’s Latest Promotion

Via Rapid Travel Chai, you should check here or here to see if you qualify for Starwood’s current “SPG Select Member Exclusive” promotion.  It’s valid for stays between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2017, when you register by April 15, 2017.

For example, folks have reported being targeted for bonuses like 2,000 Starwood points for 1 stay and 2,500 bonus Starwood points for a 2nd stay.  Or double elite qualifying credits towards elite status for all stays.

Starwood Member Exclusive Promotion

Check to See If You Were Targeted for Starwood’s Latest Promotion

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Limited Time: Buy IHG Points With 100% Bonus

If you’ve been considering buying IHG points for an award stay, here’s a terrific deal!

Via One Mile at a Time, IHG is selling points with a 100% bonus through February 17, 2017.

You can buy up to 60,000 IHG points (the maximum allowed per calendar year) with this offer.  And with the bonus, you’ll save even more than you would using the Points & Cash trick!

If you have a paid IHG stay coming up, and award rooms are available, you might save Big Money with this deal.

IHG Points 100 Bonus

Shh! You Could Pay Less Buying IHG Points for an Award Stay Instead of Paying Cash for the Room

I’ll fill you in on the details!

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Blog Giveaway: 15,000 IHG Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you for your support, we’re giving away 15,000 IHG points!

Blog Giveaway 15000 IHG Points

15,000 IHG Points Can Get You 3 Free Nights at the Holiday Inn Antrim in Northern Ireland

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Targeted: Earn Bonus Starwood Points After Qualifying Stays

The hotel promotions keep coming!

Earlier today I told you Hilton introduced a new promotion.  And now, via One Mile at a Time, certain folks can earn bonus Starwood points points for completing a unique amount of stays.  You can check to see if you’ve been targeted by entering your Starwood number here.

Starwood Member Promotion 2017

If You Plan to Stay at Starwood Before May 15, 2017, Check to See If You’ve Been Targeted for This Promotion!

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Easy 500 Extra Points per Stay for Booking Through This App!

I recently told you about how to earn 2,000 Hilton points per night for stays through April 30, 2017.

Now, via One Mile at a Time, you can earn an additional 500 Hilton points per booking when you make your reservation through the Hilton App for stays through December 31, 2017.

Hilton App Bonus 2017

500 Hilton Points Isn’t Much. But It Can Be Stacked With Hilton’s Other Promotions!

I’ll help you decide if this promo is worth switching your travel plans to Hilton!

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Limited-Time: 3X Delta Miles at Airbnb

Good news for folks planning an Airbnb stay!

Folks on Reddit report you can earn 3 Delta miles per $1 for Airbnb bookings made by April 30, 2017!  And if you’ve never stayed with Airbnb before, you can earn up to 2,000 bonus Delta miles.

Delta Airbnb Promotion 2017

Bonus Miles Are Always a Good Thing!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.  And help you decide if it’s good enough to switch your plans to Airbnb!

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5 Ways to Collect Miles Other Than Sign-Up Bonuses

Million Mile secrets reader, Amol, emailed:

I am an occasional business traveler.  I have yet to collect enough points to redeem for award travel.  Do you need to travel more frequently to make use of award miles?

And reader Marie, commented:

Do you have tips for someone wanting to book award travel, but doesn’t have credit cards that earn miles?  I travel internationally at least 3 to 5 times a year in addition to domestic travel.

Great questions!

The easiest and fastest way to get enough frequent flyer miles for award travel is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

But some folks like to get their feet wet with award travel before jumping into collecting credit card miles & points.

If you’re like readers Amol and Marie, you might have a few miles saved up from paid travel, but not enough to book your next trip.  Although it helps, you don’t have to fly more frequently or get new credit cards to collect enough miles for an award flight.

Collect Miles Without Credit Cards

Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses Are the Easiest Way to Earn Miles for Award Travel. But There Are Many Other Ways to Save Miles to Book a Trip!

I’ll share 5 ways you can collect miles other than sign-up bonuses!

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