Category Archives: Choice Privileges

How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You!

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Now that you’ve earned airline miles for your flights, it’s time to figure out your accommodations.

How To Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right For You

Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea

Have a Goal

You should have a destination goal in mind such as Hawaii, Florida, or Italy before you apply for a hotel credit card.  This way you get the right card so that you can get your accommodations for free (or mostly free)!

Most hotel redemptions are actually free because you don’t pay any taxes and fees.  In some cases, you might pay a few dollars in taxes if there is a local tax or fee. Continue reading

Why You Should Choose Your Barclays Cards Wisely

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Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for letting me know about their recent Barclays card applications.

I’ve written about Barclays becoming much stricter about approving folks for more than 1 or 2 credit cards per year.  And some readers have had existing accounts closed down when they’ve called the Barclays reconsideration line to ask for approval.

Why You Should Choose Your Barclays Cards Wisely

You Might Only Get Approved for 1 or 2 Barclays Cards

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Why and How to Transfer Hotel Points Between Accounts

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There are several reasons to transfer hotel points from your account to a partner or family member’s account.

Why And How To Transfer Hotel Points Between Accounts

We Used Points at the Park Hyatt Milan

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The Easy Way to Get the Extra 6,000 Southwest Points for the Companion Pass

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So you’ve signed up for 2 Southwest credit cards or have got ~104,000 Southwest Companion Pass points.  But how do you earn the remaining points for the Companion Pass?

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You Will Get 104,000 Southwest Points From 2 Southwest Credit Cards, but You Still Need 6,000 More Points to Reach the Companion Pass

There are 2 easy ways to earn more Companion Pass points for your Southwest Companion Pass:

Note: If you don’t have hotel points, don’t worry!  I’ll explain the fastest and cheapest ways to get them.  I’ve also experimented with whether the transfers count towards the Companion Pass and how long it takes to transfer points.

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Today Only – Buy Choice Points For $34+ Hotel Nights in Europe or Top Off For Southwest Companion Pass!

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Today, June 27,  2013 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy Choice hotel points via the Discover America promotion for about 0.42 cents per point with an extra 10% discount for using an American Express card compared to the regular price of 1.1 cent per point.

This is one of the few Daily Getaways deals which is as good as it was last year!

Daily Getaways has the following offers for Choice Privileges points, ranging from 0.42 to 0.51 cents per point.  There is an extra 10% discount if you pay with an American Express card.

  • 20,000 Points for $102 (0.51 Cents per Point)
  • 32,000 Points for $134 (0.42 Cents per Point)
  • 36,000 Points for $156 (0.43 Cents per Point)
  • 40,000 Points for $166 (0.42 Cents per Point)

You can buy up to 2 of each sets of points or 8 sets of points in total.

Choice Hotel Points on Sale

Choice Hotel Points on Sale

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