Category Archives: Choice Privileges

Does This Trick Reset the Expiration Date for Your Hotel Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kris, commented:

My hotel points expire in April 2017.  If I use them to book an award stay for February 2018, can I cancel the stay in January 2018 and get the points back?

Points in most hotel loyalty programs expire after 12 to 24 months of no earning or redemption activity.  Although there are a few exceptions.

But reader Kris suggested a way to keep hotel points from expiring that works with some hotel chains.  But I’d caution folks to read the cancellation policy before using this trick.  Because you don’t want to risk losing your points!

Hotel Points Expiration

The Best Way to Keep Points From Expiring Is by Booking Award Stays at Hotels Like the Hyatt Centric Chicago!

I’ll explain which chains work to use the book and cancel trick.  And remind y’all some easy ways you can generate activity in your hotel loyalty account to keep points alive!

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Final 2017 Daily Getaways Revealed! Save on Rental Cars, Hotels, Cruises, & More

Daily Getaways is a 5-week long promotion offered every year by the US Travel Association.  And I let you know about this year’s Daily Getaways promotion a couple of weeks ago.

We’re in the 2nd week of offers, and now we have a preview of what to expect from the last 3 weeks of deals!

Daily Getaways 2017

On May 10, 2017, You Can Buy Discounted Hyatt Points for a Stay at the Beautiful Grand Hyatt Kauai

I’ll share what we know about the remainder of the 2017 Daily Getaways.  And let you know if they’re worth it.

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Increased Offer: 40,000 Hotel Points (Up to 5 Free Nights)

Folks who travel with large families should appreciate this deal!

Via Danny the Deal Guru, you’ll earn 40,000 Choice points when you sign-up for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card by May 31, 2017.  That’s the highest offer I’ve seen for this card!

We don’t earn a commission for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card, but we’ll always share the best offers with you!

Increased Offer 40000 Hotel Points Up To 5 Free Nights

You Can Use Choice Points at 5-Star Preferred Hotels, Too!

I’ll tell you about this new offer.  And let you know why this is NOT a good card for folks just beginning in miles & points.

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Register Your IHG Account for New Spring Promotion and Earn Bonus Points

Here’s another new hotel promotion to sign-up for today!

With IHG’s Spring Bonus promotion, you’ll earn bonus IHG points when you register, then book direct and stay 2 nights from April 16, 2017, to May 15, 2017.  Each IHG member (free to join) will get their own customized offer.

Plus, if you pay for your stay with the Chase IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card, you’ll earn an additional 5,000 IHG points.  That’s enough for a free night at IHG PointBreaks hotels.

IHG Spring Promotion 2017

Have IHG Stays Coming Up? Be Sure to Register for Their Latest Promotion to Earn Bonus Points!

I’ll share the details!

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New Hotel Promo: Earn 60+ Points per $1 Plus 5,000 Points for Sunday and Monday Stays!

Here’s a nice new bonus if you like Club Carlson hotels!

Until June 30, 2017, you’ll earn 3X points on all Club Carlson staysPlus, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 points for each stay that includes a Sunday or Monday (or 10,000 points if your stay includes both days)!

To earn the bonus points, you must register with your Club Carlson account details (it’s free to join!).

Club Carlson Spring 2017 Promotion

Earn Triple Points When You Stay at Club Carlson Hotels, Like the Radisson Blu Vienna

I’ll help you decide if this promotion is worth switching your hotel stays to Club Carlson!

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18,000 Choice Points Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 18,000 Choice points giveaway!

18000 Choice Points Winner

Are You the Winner of 18,000 Choice Points?

Find out who won!

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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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Blog Giveaway: 18,000 Choice Hotel Points

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We love our readers!  To show our thanks for your support, we’re giving away 18,000 Choice hotel points!

Blog Giveaway 18000 Choice Hotel Points

18,000 Choice Points Is Enough for 3 Nights at the Clarion Suites Roatan at Pineapple Villas in Honduras!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Easy Status Match to This Hotel Chain

Choice Hotels is offering another status match opportunity!

If you have elite status with another hotel chain, like Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood, or Hilton, Choice Hotels will match your status (up to Platinum elite status).  And requesting a match is easy!

And while Choice isn’t usually known for its fancy hotels, they’ve got locations just about everywhere.  And award nights are a particularly good deal in Europe.

Choice Hotels Status Match 2017

Choice Hotels Are Everywhere, so Even If You Don’t Have a Choice Hotel Stay Planned, This Status Match Could Come in Handy!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

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Last Chance!! Earn the Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points

Don’t forget!  You have just 10 days left to earn the Southwest Companion Pass by transferring hotel points to Southwest.

Through March 31, 2017, you can transfer points from hotels like Marriott, Hyatt, and Choice to earn the 110,000 Southwest points required in a calendar year to qualify for the Companion Pass.  Emily and I consider the Southwest Companion Pass to be the BEST deal in travel!

Last Chance Earn The Southwest Companion Pass With Hotel Points

The Southwest Companion Pass Is Extremely Valuable for Domestic Travel. And Even Several Destinations South of the Border

I’ll tell you why it’s best to transfer your hotel points to Southwest as soon as possible to earn the Southwest Companion Pass.

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