Category Archives: Choice Privileges

Family Travel: What to Look for When Booking Your Hotel

Finding the right hotel stay for your family can take a lot of time and effort.  Luckily there are a few great travel tools to help you make the decision easier!

Family Travel What To Look For When Booking Your Hotel

Traveling With the Family? Finding the Best Hotel Is Easy When You Use the Right Tools

I’ll show you how to find family-friendly hotels that can save you money and make your travels more comfortable!

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Flexible Points for Big Travel With Small Money

In our interview series, we always ask, “What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?”

The most common answer interviewees give is that they wish they would have started sooner.  Even if you’re unsure of your travel goals, starting to earn transferable points now will give you lots of options for your future trip plans.

Because transferable points programs have dozens of airline and hotel partners, you’ll have the flexibility to choose where to move your points when you’re ready to use them.

Beginner's Guide To Using Flexible Points For Big Travel With Small Money

Dreaming of Big Travel? Transferable Points Give You the Most Flexibility When You’re Ready to Plan Your Trip!

Let’s take a detailed look at the 4 major transferable points programs.

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Better Offer for Barclaycard Choice Privileges, Worth ~$635! Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

There’s a better offer for the Barclaycard Choice Privileges card!  You’ll earn 32,000 Choice Hotels points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  And a $25 statement credit after your first purchase.

Normally, the offer doesn’t include a statement credit.  So this is a good deal if you’re interested in earning Choice points for award stays.

Or if you’re working towards earning the Southwest Companion Pass!  More on that in a bit!

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

Better Offer For Barclaycard Choice Privileges Worth 635 Or Use It Towards Southwest Companion Pass

Use Choice Hotels Points for Award Stays at Family-Friendly Brands Like Comfort Inn and Suites

I’ll show you how to find the better offer!  And I’ll explain why this is NOT a card I recommend for those of y’all just starting out with credit cards.

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Can You Transfer Starwood Points to Southwest and Earn the Companion Pass?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Terri Clark commented:

I have recently been targeted for both the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card and the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa card for 50,000 miles each.  Currently, I have 7 new credit card accounts in one year, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Hyatt card.

My question is, if I apply for and receive the Southwest card, can I transfer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest points to Southwest to help me reach the Companion Pass?  I have read that I cannot do that with Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Thanks!

Great question, Terri!

Unfortunately, Southwest is NOT currently a Starwood airline transfer partner.  And you’re correct that transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest will NOT count toward the Companion Pass.

Can You Transfer Starwood Points To Southwest And Earn The Companion Pass

There Are Lots of Ways to Earn Southwest Points for the Companion Pass – but Transferring Starwood Points Isn’t One of Them!

However, there are lots of other ways to earn the 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year you need to qualify for the Companion Pass.  I’ll explain!

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Earn American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG & Choice Hotel Stays

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn 3 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at IHG hotels and 2 American Airlines miles per $1 spent at Choice hotels when you book through the American Airlines Shopping Portal.

This follows news that you can earn 2 American Airlines miles at Hilton hotels.

While this a great way to earn extra American Airlines miles, you might get a better deal booking hotels through other online portals like TopCashBack.

Earn American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG Choice Hotel Stays

Earn 3X American Airlines Miles When You Book IHG Hotels Like the InterContinental Boston

I’ll explain how to earn American Airlines miles on your hotel bookings.

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