Category Archives: Best Western

Why This Obscure 30% Transfer Bonus = Big Travel

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:  Through December 31, 2016, Cathay Pacific is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, their frequent flyer program.

Asia Miles is a unique and almost too-good-to-be-true program.  If you have only used US frequent flyer programs until now, you’ll be pleased to learn about its relaxed routing rules that allow backtracking and up to 5 free stopovers on one award ticket.

This 30% hotel transfer bonus is a great chance to stock up on Asia Miles.

Here are 2 examples of Big Travel:

  • 72,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Premium Economy from the West Coast to Hong Kong
  • 80,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Business Class from the East Coast to Europe

See my other posts about stretching your Cathay Pacific miles with 5 free stopovers & 2 open jaws on Cathay Pacific award flights.  And secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

Why This Obscure 30 Transfer Bonus Big Travel

Visit Vibrant and Dynamic Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy Round-Trip

I’ll show you when transferring points is a good idea and help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.
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How Can I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

Update:   After March 31, 2017, transferring hotel points to Southwest no longer counts towards the Companion Pass.  But here’s how to earn Companion Pass points when booking paid nights at hotels.

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.

How Can I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Earn The Southwest Companion Pass

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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Best Western Will Match Your Elite Status From ANY Hotel Chain

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 Status Match

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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Act Fast: Save $50 Off $200+ Expedia Hotel Booking

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.

Act Fast Save 50 Off 200 Expedia Hotel Booking

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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4 New AMEX Offers (Plus Expiring Deals!): Save at Best Western, The Washington Post, Kipling USA, & Your Cable or Satellite TV Bill

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!

AMEX Offers

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!

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British Airways AARP Discount Extended, Save up to $400 on Round-Trip Flights

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.

British Airways AARP Discount

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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Best Western’s Fall 2016 Promotion Reviewed

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.

Best Western Promotions 2016

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.

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WOW Air Sale to Europe Starting at $99 One-Way

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.

WOW Air Sale To Europe Starting At 99 One Way

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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10 Hotel Chain Promotions to Earn Points & Save Money!

Planning a trip soon?  Check out my list of the current hotel promotions to earn bonus points and save money!

10 Hotel Chain Promotions To Earn Points 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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$50 Gift Card & 1,000 Points With Best Western Promotion

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.

50 Gift Card 1,000 Points With Best Western Promotion

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!

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