Using Starwood Cash & Points is a terrific way to stretch your points for longer award stays at Starwood hotels.
For example, you can use 35,000 Starwood points plus $525 for 7 nights at category 4 hotels like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii! Booking with Cash & Points will save you lots of money because a similar stay costs $1,800+ if you just pay cash.
And until April 5, 2017, you can earn enough points for a 7-night Cash & Points stay with the best-ever sign-up bonuses on both the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.
Use Cash & Points With the Limited-Time AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonus to Get a Week-Long Vacation at Hotels Like the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Hawaii!
I’ll show you 7 fantastic Starwood hotels you can book a week-long vacation using Cash & Points!
Posted in American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Business Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Family Travel, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Save Money, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips
New to the world of miles & points? You have some exciting memories ahead! You can earn lots of airline miles and hotel points by signing-up for credit cards and using them responsibly. If you’re just starting out, it can be … Continue reading
I told you about the big changes coming to Hilton’s award program. And now we know a little bit more!
Via One Mile at a Time, you can officially book Hilton hotels with the Points and Money option starting March 1, 2017. So you’ll have more choices when you redeem your points!
Use the Slider to Choose How You Want to Split Your Payment Between Points and Money
I’ll show you what you can look forward to with this new addition!
Posted in American Express, AMEX Hilton, AMEX Hilton Surpass, Citi Hilton, Citi Hilton Reserve, Citibank, Credit Cards, Hilton HHonors, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, IHG, Membership Rewards, Save Money, Travel Tips
The Hyatt loyalty program will undergo major changes on March 1, 2017. And if you’re a big spender, you might like this development!
Via Deals We Like, Hyatt is giving folks the ability to earn Hyatt Explorist status after spending $50,000 in a year on the Chase Hyatt card.
You’ll Get Increased Benefits at Hyatt Hotels With Explorist Status, Like More Bonus Points and Upgrades!
I’ll help you decide if this is something you should plan to do.
Posted in Beginner Tips, Chase, Chase Hyatt, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Discover, Discover It, Earn Miles, Hotels, Hyatt
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.
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.
If you’re willing to forego a completely free vacation, you can get huge value from your Starwood points!
By using Starwood Cash & Points, you can save LOTS of money at incredible hotels around the world. And now that the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express personal and small business cards come with a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements, you can stay even longer at these great hotels!
Starwood Has Jaw-Dropping Hotels All Over! Like The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Dalian, China
I’ll give you ideas for where to use your Starwood points for extended “Cash & Points” stays.
Posted in American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Earn Miles, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Save Money, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips
Considering the fantastic limited-time offer on the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards? Good news!
Not only is the sign-up bonus worth LOTS of Big Travel with Small Money, but both the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express don’t charge any international fees!
Making them great cards to use overseas, because they can save you a lot of money.
You’ll Save Money Using Your New AMEX Starwood Card Overseas, Because It Doesn’t Charge Foreign Transaction Fees!
Let’s take a look at how much you can save by using cards, like the AMEX Starwood cards, that do NOT charge foreign transactions fees.
Posted in American Express, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Beginner Tips, Business Platinum, Chase, Chase Ink Preferred, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, Citibank, Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Foreign Transaction Fees, Foreign Transaction Fees, Hotels, Save Money, Starwood (SPG), Travel Tips
Planning a trip to Disney World? There’s an online tool called Character Locator, which promises to help you “play more” and “wait less” during your next trip to the park!
With Character Locator’s detailed park information, like character and show schedules, ride information, and more, you’ll be able to save time during your Disney World trip.
Plan Your Trip to See Mickey and Minnie With the Disney Character Locator Website
I’ll show you how the Character Locator website works. And help you decide whether you could benefit from using it on your next Disney vacation!
A Million Mile Secrets reader emailed:
I was recently approved for a 2nd Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. My 1st card is for a different business. Am I eligible to earn the sign-up bonus twice?
It’s possible, but very unlikely you’ll earn multiple sign-up bonuses with the same AMEX small business card. Even if you apply using separate Employer Identification Numbers (EINs).
The general rule is AMEX restricts personal and small business card sign-up bonuses to once, per person, per lifetime.
And I spoke with an AMEX representative who confirmed sign-up bonuses are intended for new applicants only.
Before Applying for the Same AMEX Small Business Card Again, Consider It’s Unlikely You’ll Get the Sign-Up Bonus Twice!
Instead of potentially not getting a sign-up bonus with the same AMEX card, I’ll share other ways to increase your points balances!
Posted in Airlines, American Express, AMEX SimplyCash Plus, AMEX Starwood (SPG), Business Credit Cards, Chase, Chase Marriott, Chase Marriott Business, Credit Cards, Hotel Award Booking, Hotels, Marriott, No Annual Fee, Reader Requests, Starwood (SPG)
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!
Rob is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Pure Bliss at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands
A big thank you to Rob 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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