Category Archives: Hotels

Best of Million Mile Secrets – September 2016

1.   I alerted you to the highest sign-up bonus ever on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus!

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The Improved 50,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus Is Worth $525 Towards Travel Purchases

2.   I updated you on the Marriott Starwood merger, and showed you how to get the most value from your Marriott and Starwood points, and even get an instant status match!

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Airbnb Gift Card!

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You guys are the best blog readers ever!  To thank you for supporting our blog, we’re giving away a $200 Airbnb gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 Airbnb Gift Card

Airbnb Gives You Options to Stay Where Hotels Aren’t, Like the Rural Alaskan Countryside

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Hotel Tonight Adds Loyalty Program

Via The Points Guy, Hotel Tonight has started its own rewards program, “HT Perks.”

With the Hotel Tonight app, you can book last-minute hotels and sometimes save money.  And through HT Perks, they’re offering folks even more savings.

Hotel Tonight

With Hotel Tonight’s New Loyalty Program, You Can Save Even More on Last-Minute Hotel Bookings

I’ll explain how the HT Perks rewards program works.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it.

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Hilton Hotel Category Changes: What It Means for You

Via One Mile at a Time, Hilton is making changes to its award chart, and 54 hotels will change award category as of October 12, 2016.

Depending on your travel plans, this could be good or bad news.  Because 33 locations will cost fewer points per night after the updates take effect, and 21 hotels will cost more Hilton points.

Hilton periodically switches hotels between categories, based on economic factors, room rates, amenities, and the hotel’s popularity.  So if you have Hilton award stays coming up, check out the list to see if your hotel is affected.


Planning a Leaf Tour to Upstate New York This Fall? Book Your Saratoga Hilton Award Stay After October 12, 2016, to Get a Cheaper Rate

I’ll explain what’s changing!

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25% Fewer Miles to Europe From 6 US Cities

Do you live near Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), or Washington, DC?  The new Flying Blue Promo Awards could be a good deal for a discounted trip on KLM or Air France to Europe!

And even if you’ve never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Plus, when you use Flying Blue Promo Awards, you’ll typically pay fewer miles or points for a round-trip flight to Europe than you would with airlines like Delta or United Airlines.

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Visit London (Like Emily Did!) and Other European Cities in December 2016 or January 2017 With Discounted Flying Blue Award Tickets From 6 US Cities

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share some ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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