One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!
Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!
That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.
The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money
Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!
Million Mile Secrets reader Brian commented:
I’m totally new to miles. My wife and I would like to go to Hawaii. I have enough American Airlines miles to get us there, but need help with hotels.
Where should I start? What’s a good chain or card to collect miles on for Hawaii?
Planning a trip to Hawaii is very exciting, Brian! Congratulations on earning the American Airlines miles to get there!
Brian and His Wife Have Enough Airline Miles to Fly to Hawaii – but Where Should They Stay?
Let’s see what strategies Brian can use to get Big Hotels with Small Money in Hawaii!
What I love about American Express cards (aside from the miles and points), is you can use them to save money on everyday purchases with AMEX Offers!
Here are some of my current favorite AMEX Offers that will give you a statement credit for purchases at Emirates, Amazon, 1800Flowers.com, and FTD.com. Most of deals are targeted, so check your AMEX account to see if you qualify!
You can also save $20 when you spend $100 at Best Western hotels (this deal is open to everyone).
Your Cards Have to Be Enrolled to Save With These AMEX Offers!
Note: If you’re new to AMEX Offers, here’s my step-by-step guide to find your AMEX Offers or how to sign-up through Twitter.
Folks who have more than 1 AMEX card may be able to get these deals more than once!
1. Save $100 on Emirates Flights
When traveling overseas, your friends and family will want to check-in to be sure you’re safe. And they’ll want to know all about your trip and (if you’re like me!) you might have some work to do!
So How Do You Stay Connected Overseas?
1. New Wyndham Credit Card Bonuses Could Be Coming This Summer
Last week, I told you about some big changes Wyndham has made to their rewards program. Starting May 11, 2015, you can book ANY Wyndham hotel for 15,000 points.
And via The Points Guy, the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards credit card may soon come with a new sign-up bonus!
With the current Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards bonus you’ll be able to get 2 free nights at expensive hotels in places you may not expect like France, Hawaii, and New York City.
Check out my post on the Wyndham Rewards changes for more details on this card.
For 30,000 Wyndham Points, You Could Stay at the Stylish Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City! This Hotel Can Cost ~$418 per Night!
So I’m looking forward to seeing what a new card offer might entail. Stay tuned!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we always tell you about the best deals!
2. Frontier Airlines 1-Way Fares as Low as $19 (Today Only!)