Million Mile Secrets reader, John, emailed:
I’d like to earn the Southwest Companion pass in early 2017 so it will be valid for ~2 years. I currently have 200,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Can I transfer the points to Starwood, then to Marriott so I can take advantage of the Hotel + Travel Package?
John knows Chase Ultimate Rewards points, when transferred straight to Southwest, do NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass. But transferring hotel points to Southwest do count.
While you cannot transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Starwood, you can transfer them directly to other hotels, like Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott.
If You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, You Can Take a Travel Buddy to Costa Rica for the Cost of Taxes & Fees!
I’ll show you which hotel points you can transfer to Southwest. And if it’s a good idea!
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Via Doctor of Credit, if you have elite status with ANY hotel chain, Best Western will upgrade your Best Western Rewards status to match!
And because applying for a match only takes ~2 minutes, it’s worth doing. Even if you don’t have a specific Best Western stay in mind. Because with Best Western Elite status, you’ll get perks like bonus points for your stay and room upgrades.
Best Western Is Offering a Status Match to ANY Hotel Chain!
Here’s how to apply for Best Western’s status match.
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Here’s another flash deal to save money on paid hotel bookings!
Today only, October 11, 2016, you can save $50 off a $200+ Expedia hotel booking. The deal is similar to the Travelocity promotion I wrote about earlier today.
To get the deal, book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time tonight for travel between October 11, 2016, and January 31, 2017.
Like the Travelocity offer, most major chains are excluded.
You Can Save $50 Off a $200+ Expedia Booking at Hotels Like the Best Western Gregory Hotel in Brooklyn
I’ll share the details and important restrictions!
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Via Running With Miles, you can get discounts on purchases you might make anyway with new AMEX Offers. And Deals We Like reminded us there are a few good AMEX Offers expiring today, September 30, 2016!
To take advantage of these deals, just add them to your card. Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase. It’s an easy way to save money!
Save on Luggage at Kipling USA With a New Offer From American Express!
Sign-in to your American Express online account to see if you qualify, because sometimes these deals are targeted.
Let’s take a look at how you can save!
Good news if you book paid flights on British Airways! Via The Points Guy, the British Airways AARP discount has been extended to December 31, 2016, for travel through March 31, 2017.
If you’re an AARP member (anyone of any age can join AARP for $16 per year), you can save up to $400 on paid, round-trip, trans-Atlantic flights from the US on British Airways and certain partner airlines.
Plus, until October 1, 2016, you can get a free AARP membership by spending $15+ at Walgreens.
Do You Know the Secret to Saving up to $400 on Paid British Airways Flights?
I’ll remind you of how the discount works and other perks you get with an AARP membership!
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Have an upcoming Best Western stay? I have good news!
You can earn 1,000 bonus Best Western points per stay, for stays through November 20, 2016.
That’s a decent bonus, but I would NOT change my plans just to participate in this Best Western promotion.
Earn Bonus Best Western Points for a Stay at the Highly-Rated Best Western Plus Seaport Inn Downtown in New York City, That’s Close to Many of the City’s Popular Attractions
Here’s more about this deal.
WOW Air has released more cheap fares from the US to Europe!
I found flights from several US cities, like New York and Baltimore, to Stockholm, Sweden, for $99 one-way for travel between November 2016 to March 2017.
I had a very good experience flying WOW Air to Iceland.
Take Advantage of WOW Air’s Cheap Flights to Visit the Beautiful Country of Iceland!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
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Planning a trip soon? Check out my list of the current hotel promotions to earn bonus points and save money!
With IHG’s Share Forever Promotion, You Can Earn Bonus IHG Points to Use at IHG Hotels Around the World. Like the Beautiful InterContinental in Bali, Indonesia!
Lets look at the deals hotels are offering right now!
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Planning to stay at a Best Western hotel this summer? You can earn a $50 Best Western gift card for every 2 separate stays from May 23, 2016, through August 28, 2016.
And you’ll earn 1,000 bonus Best Western points per stay when you book online or through Best Western’s mobile site or app during the same timeframe.
Earn a $50 Best Western Gift Card for Every 2 Separate Stays This Summer! Take a Summer Road Trip to Glacier National Park and Stay at the Best Western Plus Flathead Lake!
Here are the details!
At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, April 7, 2016, Daily Getaways is selling 10,000 Best Western points for $55.
You could use the points at more expensive Best Western location to save Big Money on your stay! They have hotels in popular tourist destinations, as well as smaller towns and cities that don’t have a lot of chain hotels.
You Could Save Money by Booking a Pricey Best Western Hotel With Points Bought Through Daily Getaways!
Let’s see what you get with today’s Daily Getaway!