Category Archives: Choice Privileges

New Choice Hotels Promotion: Double Points for Paid Stays

Have an upcoming stay at a Choice Hotel?  You can earn double points for qualifying stays between December 15, 2016, and February 9, 2017, with Choice Hotels Winter Promotion.

Even if you don’t have a trip planned, it could be worth registering anyway.  Because it only takes a few minutes, and you never know when a travel opportunity might pop up! 🙂

Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Earn Double Choice Points for Qualifying Stays With the Choice Hotels Winter Promotion

Let’s take a look at the offer.

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How Can I Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Earn the Southwest Companion Pass?

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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The Latest Promotions From Club Carlson, IHG, & Choice Hotels

Have an upcoming hotel stay planned?

Take a look at 4 hotel promotions happening right now.  And register to earn bonuses like extra hotel points, free nights, bonus airline miles, and more!

Hotel Promotions

Earn a Free Night Certificate for a 2+ Night Stay at the Country Inn & Suites, San Jose Aeropuerto in San Jose, Costa Rica

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Free Hilton Status Match!

Good news for folks with hotel elite status!  If you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, like Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, or Starwood, Hilton will upgrade your HHonors Elite status to match.

This deal might be targeted, but it’s worth trying!  Because with Hilton Elite status you’ll get perks like room upgrades, extra bonus points, executive lounge access, and more!

Hilton Status Match

Enjoy Executive Lounge Access With Hilton Diamond Status at Hotels Like the Hilton Tel Aviv, That Offers Stunning View of the Mediterranean!

I’ll show you how to apply for the status match.

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Save Money With New AMEX Offers – Comfort Inn, Cruises, Emirates, & Hard Rock Cafe

AMEX Offers are a terrific way to save money on purchases you might make anyway!

So check your AMEX account to see if you’re targeted for any worthwhile deals.  Then, just add the offers to your card.

Save Money With New AMEX Offers Comfort Inn Cruises Emirates Hard Rock Cafe

With New AMEX Offers, You Could Save $100 on an Emirates Purchase of $500+!

Here’s a look at the new offers!

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Limited Time: 25% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points to United Airlines

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

Via Frequent Miler, you can earn a 25% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United Airlines through November 30, 2016.

In most cases, this is not a great deal because of the unfavorable transfer ratios.  But it’s a terrific deal if you book a Marriott Hotel + Air package, especially if you first transfer Starwood points to Marriott.

This promotion can also be a way to convert excess hotel points that you wouldn’t otherwise use.

Limited Time 25 Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points To United Airlines

For a Limited Time, Earn Up to 20,000 Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Convert Hotel Points

I’ll explain more about this deal!

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Should You Book Hotels Through a Travel Website or Directly Through the Hotel?

There’s been lots of hype by hotels telling us to skip “clicking around” and to book directly through their sites for the best price.  But is that really the best deal for paid stays?

I recently wrote it’s usually best to book your airfare through an online travel agency.  So I decided to see if it’s the same for hotels!

Better To Book Hotels Through An Online Travel Agency Or Directly Through The Hotel Website

Can Booking Direct With the Hotel Chain Save You Money?

Let’s look at whether it’s better to book hotel stays with a hotel chain directly, or use an online travel agency.

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Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold: Which Is the Better Small Business Card for You?

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

The Chase Ink Plus and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN are 2 small business credit cards that earn flexible points.  Transferable points are my favorite because you’ll have many options for Big Travel With Small Money.

And both small business cards offer a sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Plus, you can accumulate bonus points in certain spending categories.  You’ll also get certain purchase protections while traveling and shopping when you pay with either card.

Best Business Credit Cards Compared

Earning Transferable Points on Small Business Cards Like the Chase Ink Plus or AMEX Business Gold Can Help You Get Big Travel! Like Flying Business Class to or From Tahiti!

I’ll compare the perks of both cards.  And explain which card might work best for your small business!

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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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Today Only: Save $100 Off $300+ Travelocity Hotel Booking

Act fast!  Today only, you can save $100 off a $300+ Travelocity hotel booking.  But you must book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time today, October 11, 2016.

Travel dates are between October 11, 2016, and December 31, 2016.  And most major hotel chains (except Best Western & Hyatt!) are excluded from the deal.

Today Only Save 100 Off 300 Travelocity Hotel Booking

Save $100 Off a $300+ Travelocity Booking at Hotels Like the Hyatt Place Chicago / River North

This is a nice discount, but there are important restrictions.  I’ll explain!

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