Category Archives: Hotels

35,000 Points > 100,000 Points. Here’s Why!

With the recent limited-time 35,000 Starwood point offer on the AMEX Starwood cards, and the 100,000 Hilton point (plus a first anniversary free night certificate!) AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card deal, some folks might be having a hard time choosing between cards.

Just like a nickel being twice the actual size of a dime, bigger isn’t always better!  And in our hobby, not all points are created equal.

How Much Are Starwood Points Worth

Consider Each Hotel Chain and Their Award Chart Before Assuming Their Points Are Similar!

I’ll compare the sign-up bonuses from AMEX Starwood cards and AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card, and explain why I’d much prefer one card to the other!

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New Way to Use Delta Miles for Flights to Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and More!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now use Delta miles for WestJet award flights!

WestJet is a Canadian budget airline that flies within Canada, and to the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.  So you’ll now have more options to use your Delta miles for flights to popular destinations in the US and abroad, like Toronto, Dublin, Cancun, the Dominican Republic, and more!

Delta Miles For WestJet Flights

It’s Now Easier to Use Your Delta Miles to Fly to Vancouver, Because You Can Use Delta Miles for Flights With WestJet!

I’ll share more about WestJet, and what this change means for you.

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Targeted: Earn Bonus Miles and Points With Your Barclaycard Credit Cards!

Have a Barclaycard credit card like the Arrival Plus, American Airlines Aviator, or JetBlue Plus card?  Check your email, spam, and snail mail!

Via Doctor of Credit, folks have reported getting targeted spending bonuses, in categories like gas stations, restaurants, home improvement stores, and more.  Two Million Mile Secrets team members received offers too!

To qualify, you must activate the bonus by May 31, 2017.  Spending between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017, will count towards the bonus.  And you can earn a maximum of 2,500 points or miles with the deal.

Barclaycard Spending Bonus

Some of the Bonuses Include Spending at Gas Stations

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you!

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Use This Trick and Save Miles on Domestic Tickets, Including Hawaii!

Did you know there’s a way to use your Starwood points to get cheap award flights within the US, even to Hawaii?

When you transfer Starwood points to Singapore Airlines, you can book certain award flights on United Airlines for fewer miles!  Because Singapore Airlines and United Airlines are Star Alliance partners, and have access to each other’s award seats.  And sometimes they charge different amounts for the exact same routes!

This is a great trick to know, especially given the increased sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood cards.  Because you can earn enough for a round-trip coach ticket to Hawaii!

Starwood Points For Domestic Flights

Through April 5, 2017, the Sign-Up Bonus on Either the Personal or Small Business Version of the AMEX Starwood Card Is Enough for a Free Round-Trip Coach Ticket to Hawaii!

I’ll show you the best deals when using your Starwood points for domestic flights.  And explain how many miles you can save!

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Every Category 6 Starwood Hotel In One Spot!

Finding a particular hotel’s category can be a pain.  But it’s important, because the category dictates how many points you need for an award night.

So I’ve made a list of all the Category 6 Starwood hotels and organized them by region and country.  Now they’re easier to track down. 😉

Category 6 Starwood

Picture Yourself at the Breathtaking Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand!

I’ll share the list, and remind you of how many points you’ll need for a free night at Category 6 Starwood hotels.

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Earn Bonus Points With Hyatt’s New Promotion

Good news for folks who love earning Hyatt points!

You can earn double points on Hyatt stays, starting with your 2nd eligible stay, between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 3017.  You must register for the deal to qualify.

Signing-up is a no-brainer if you already have a Hyatt stay planned during the promotion period.  Even if you don’t, it’s worth registering, because it only takes a few seconds!

Hyatt Promotion Spring 2017

Ever Dreamed of Staying at the Beautiful Park Hyatt Vendome-Paris? You Can Earn Double Hyatt Points With This Offer, to Use for Your Next Luxurious Hyatt Stay!

I’ll show you how to register for this deal.  And help you decide if it’s worth it for you!

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Combine Points From These 2 Sign-Up Bonuses for Ultimate Travel Experiences

I recently shared 7 fun travel goals for folks who earn the limited time AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus, which ends April 5, 2017

But you can set your goals even higher if you combine the AMEX Starwood sign-up bonus with the limited time Chase Marriott card offer.  With the 2 sign-up bonuses, you can earn a total of 75,000 Starwood points after meeting spending requirements.

Then, use the versatile Starwood points to book a once-in-a-lifetime stay at top Starwood hotels.  Or transfer points to airline partners for free flights!

Free Hotels And Flights With Starwood Points 2017

With the AMEX Starwood and Chase Marriott Card Sign-Up Bonuses, You’ll Have Enough Points for 2 Free Nights at the Luxurious Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice, Italy!

I’ll share how you can use 75,000 Starwood points for free hotel stays, flights, and more!

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5 Best US Beaches to Enjoy With Limited-Time AMEX Starwood Bonus

Through April 5, 2017, you can earn up to 35,000 Starwood points with the personal and small business AMEX Starwood cards after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements

That’s a fantastic sign-up bonus.  And because Starwood has beautiful hotels located near top-rated beaches right here in the US, like Waikiki and Miami Beach, you won’t have to trek overseas for a spectacular Starwood stay!

Free Beach Vacation With Points

The St. Regis Princeville Resort Is Considered One of the Best Hotels in Kauai. And You Can Stay There for Free Using Starwood Points!

I’ll show you 5 terrific hotels near beautiful US beaches for award stays with Starwood points!

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Every Category 7 Starwood Hotel in One Spot!

In case you missed it, the sign-up bonus for the AMEX Starwood cards has never been higher!

Through April 5, 2017, 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 meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

That’s enough for a free night at nearly all category 7 Starwood hotels, like The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico.  Rooms there can easily cost $800+ per night!

Category 7 Starwood

Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Hangs Over the Aegean Sea in Mykonos, Greece

Here’s a list of all 49 category 7 Starwood hotels!

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5 Fantastic US Marriott Hotels to Book Using Starwood Points

If you prefer Marriott hotels, you can do well with the limited time AMEX Starwood sign-up bonuses.  Because you can convert your Starwood points to stay at ANY Marriott hotel!

With the 1:3 transfer ratio, the best-ever 35,000 Starwood point sign-up bonuses on both the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards are worth 105,000 Marriott points!  That’s enough for 3 free nights at top rated hotels like the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa in California.

That’s why I recommend the AMEX Starwood card over the Chase Marriott card.  Because the current AMEX Starwood offers get you more Big Travel with Small Money!

Best Marriott Hotels In US With Points

The Best-Ever AMEX Starwood Sign-Up Bonuses Can Get You Big Travel at Fantastic Marriott Hotels Like California’s Renaissance Indian Wells Resort

I’ll share 5 highly rated Marriott hotels in the US you can stay at by converting Starwood points.

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