Category Archives: Choice Privileges

12 Hotel Credit Cards That Offer Elite Hotel Status

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Million Mile Secrets reader MQ commented:

Any cards give you hotel status (without a major spend?).  I have a Hilton AMEX that I’ve hit the $20,000 spend on so I have status with them through the end of the year, but I’m looking for other hotel options since the major devaluation.

Hotel Elite Status Credit Cards

The Citi Hilton Reserve Card Gets Reader MQ Free Gold Elite Status, Breakfast, and Internet

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How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for a Trip to Tokyo

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Million Mile Secrets reader Jenny commented:

Hi,

I have a trip to Tokyo planned in December. Which cards would you recommend that I apply for to help with accommodations on that trip?

Thanks!

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Today Only: A Good Deal for Choice Hotels, a GREAT Deal for Southwest Companion Pass

Disclosure:  Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  We don’t write about all the credit cards available in the US, but only the ones which get us miles and points or cash back for Big Travel with Small Money!

Update:  A credit card offer in this post, may no longer be available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!

Today only at 1:00 pm EST, you can buy discounted Choice Privileges points from Daily Getaways, and redeem them for hotel award nights or in the US and Canada.  Or you can transfer them to Southwest to earn your Companion Pass! 

From May 19, 2014 to June 20, 2014, a new travel deal will be available every weekday at 1:00 pm EST.  But you have to be quick to get in on the deals, because they usually sell out very fast!

Today Only A Good Deal For Choice Hotels A GREAT Deal For Southwest Companion Pass

Save Money on Hotels, Rental Cars, and More With Daily Getaways

Daily Getaways is a promotion sponsored by the US Travel Association and American Express.  You can buy discounted hotel and car rental points, and get cheap tickets to theme parks and other events.

And you’ll save an additional 10% if you use your American Express card. Continue reading

How to Book Hotels for Others Using Your Points

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One of the great things about collecting miles and points is being able to share Big Travel with Small Money with the important people in our lives.  Emily and I have created wonderful memories by treating our friends and family to trips they otherwise would not have been able to afford.

Readers have asked if they can use hotel points or free night certificates to book hotel stays for friends and family without traveling with them.  I’ve written about booking award flights for others with miles, but can you do the same with hotels?

Use Points To Book Room For Others

We Booked Our Family at the Park Hyatt Goa, but We Traveled With Them

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

Disclosure:  Emily & I get a commission for links on the blog.  You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do.  We don’t write about all the credit cards available in the US, but only the ones which get us miles and points or cash back for Big Travel with Small Money!

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

How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You Series:

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