Category Archives: Choice Privileges

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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How to Get Free Choice Hotels Elite Status

Choice Hotels is offering an elite status match!

If you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, you can email your details to Choice and they’ll match you to an equivalent status.  You’ll get point bonuses, extended award booking windows, and welcome gifts for stays!

This is a no-brainer if you have the Chase IHG or Chase Hyatt cards, because you’ll automatically have Platinum status you can use to match to Choice Hotels status.  Just like using IHG Platinum status to match to Hilton Diamond status!

How To Get Free Choice Hotels Elite Status

Elite Status With Choice Will Get You Added Benefits at Ascend Collection Hotels Like The Golden Hotel in Colorado

I’ll explain how to get your status matched!

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10 Hotel Chain Promotions to Earn Points & Save Money!

Planning a trip soon?  Check out my list of the current hotel promotions to earn bonus points and save money!

10 Hotel Chain Promotions To Earn Points Save Money

With IHG’s Share Forever Promotion, You Can Earn Bonus IHG Points to Use at IHG Hotels Around the World. Like the Beautiful InterContinental in Bali, Indonesia!

Lets look at the deals hotels are offering right now!

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Marriott Gift Cards 20% Off – One-Day Sale

Considering a stay with Marriott?  You can save Big Money with this week’s Daily Getaways!  Because at 1:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, they’re selling a select number of Marriott gift cards for 20% off.

Daily Getaways has been selling discounted travel deals for a few weeks now.  And many of the packages have sold out fast.  I expect this one to sell out in minutes!

Marriott Gift Cards 20 Off One Day Sale

Save 20% on Marriott Gift Cards and Enjoy a Vacation at Over 4,000 Marriott Hotels – Like the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection

I’ll explain the details.  And help you decide if this deal is right for you!

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