Category Archives: Choice Privileges

News You Can Use – 30% Off Choice Points, JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag, New Club Carlson Promotion, & More!

Update:   The “CITIWALLET” promotion code has reached the maximum number of redemptions and no longer works.  Thanks to Million Mile Secrets reader avi for letting me know!

1.   Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off

Via Loyalty Lobby, you can buy or gift Choice Hotel points for up to 30% off through July 28, 2015

News You Can Use 30 Off Choice Points JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag New Club Carlson Promotion More

Buy or Gift Choice Hotel Points for up to 30% Off Through July 28, 2015

The discount you receive depends on the number of points you buy.  You can purchase up to 50,000 Choice Hotel points in a calendar year.

News You Can Use 30 Off Choice Points JetBlue Removes Free Checked Bag New Club Carlson Promotion More

The More Choice Points You Buy, the Bigger the Discount

50,000 Choice Hotel points cost $385 with this promotion.

Remember you can transfer Choice Hotel points to Southwest.  This can help folks who are close to earning a Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   JetBlue Now Charging for Checked Bags, Adds Wi-Fi and New Fare Options

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News You Can Use – United Club Card Raises Fee, Discounts at IHG Europe, Choice Hotels, Disney for Military

1.   Annual Fee Increasing for Chase United Club Card

Via The Points Guy, the Chase United Club card, which comes with lounge access, is raising the annual fee from $395 to $450.

For now, the annual fee is still $395, so you may want to sign-up soon and take a screen shot of the lower annual fee before it changes.

The higher $450 annual fee is the same as other cards that also offer lounge access like the Citi American Airlines Executive card and the Citi Prestige card.

News You Can Use United Club Card Raises Fee Discounts At IHG Europe Choice Hotels Disney For Military

United Airlines Is Improving Their Lounges and It’s Going to Cost Chase United Airlines Club Cardholders

The cost of annual lounge membership is also increasing from $500 to $550.  These changes may be because United Airlines has plans to renovate current lounges, add new lounges, and upgrade the food.

In addition to lounge access, when you sign-up for the Chase United Club card, you can also earn a $100 statement credit after your 1st purchase.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best offers.

2.   Save on IHG Hotels in Europe

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Which Hotel Points Transfer to Airline Miles (But Is It a Good Idea?)

Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:

 Hi Daraius,

There are some hotel and airline chains in which you can transfer points/miles to points/miles and vice versa for 1:1 or 1:2 or better ratio.

What site can I go to to know what hotel or airline accepts transferred points/miles from other hotels or airlines?

Thank you.

Great question!  You can NOT transfer airline miles from 1 airline to another.  And you can NOT transfer hotel points between hotel programs.  But it is possible to transfer hotel points to airline miles.

Let’s 1st look at transferring hotel points to airline miles.  And later we can take a look at transferring airline miles to hotel points.

Which Hotel Points Transfer To Airline Miles But Is It A Good Idea

You Can Transfer Hotel Points to Airline Miles. But Should You?

I’ll explain how to do it.  And if it’s ever a good idea to make the transfer!

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The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!

Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!

That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.

The Trick To Travel Flexibility Transferable Points

The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money

Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!

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How to Decide Where to Stay in Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Update:  The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card offer in this post is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

Million Mile Secrets reader Brian commented:

I’m totally new to miles.  My wife and I would like to go to Hawaii.  I have enough American Airlines miles to get us there, but need help with hotels.

Where should I start?  What’s a good chain or card to collect miles on for Hawaii?

Planning a trip to Hawaii is very exciting, Brian!  Congratulations on earning the American Airlines miles to get there!

How To Decide Where To Stay In Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Brian and His Wife Have Enough Airline Miles to Fly to Hawaii – but Where Should They Stay?

Let’s see what strategies Brian can use to get Big Hotels with Small Money in Hawaii!

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