Here are a handful of quick deals that are easy to do in your free time!
If you have a few extra minutes, you can earn 150 Air Canada Aeroplan miles, 1,000 Club Carlson points, or 1,000 IHG points by completing simple online tasks, like filling out a survey, or entering a promotion code.
And when you pay with Visa Checkout, you can get an extra $10 when you load $10+ to your Starbucks account, or a free large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s when you buy a pizza.
Use These Deals to Reset the Expiration Time for Points You Don’t Use Often
I’ll show you how to get your free miles, points, and food!
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Million Mile Secrets reader, John, emailed:
I’d like to earn the Southwest Companion pass in early 2017 so it will be valid for ~2 years. I currently have 200,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Can I transfer the points to Starwood, then to Marriott so I can take advantage of the Hotel + Travel Package?
John knows Chase Ultimate Rewards points, when transferred straight to Southwest, do NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass. But transferring hotel points to Southwest do count.
While you cannot transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Starwood, you can transfer them directly to other hotels, like Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott.
If You Have the Southwest Companion Pass, You Can Take a Travel Buddy to Costa Rica for the Cost of Taxes & Fees!
I’ll show you which hotel points you can transfer to Southwest. And if it’s a good idea!
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Have an upcoming hotel stay planned?
Take a look at 4 hotel promotions happening right now. And register to earn bonuses like extra hotel points, free nights, bonus airline miles, and more!
Earn a Free Night Certificate for a 2+ Night Stay at the Country Inn & Suites, San Jose Aeropuerto in San Jose, Costa Rica
Looking for more Club Carlson points? Via Reddit, there’s a new no-annual-fee Club Carlson Rewards card with a 30,000 Club Carlson point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.
The card bonus is being marketed as good for “up to 3 free award nights.”
It’s true the bonus is enough for 3 free nights at a Club Carlson Category 1 hotel of 9,000 Club Carlson points per night. But it’s NOT enough for an award night at nicer Category 4 or higher Club Carlson hotels.
The Sign-Up Bonus From the No-Annual-Fee Club Carlson Rewards Card Is Worth 3 Free Nights at a Category 1 Club Carlson Hotel, Like the Country Inn & Suites in Tulsa, Oklahoma
So is the new Club Carlson Rewards card worth it? I’ll share the details of the card, and help you decide whether getting it makes sense for you.
We don’t earn a commission on any of the Club Carlson cards, but we’ll always tell you about new deals that might interest you!
Via One Mile at a Time, Club Carlson is offering a 75% bonus on purchased miles through October 30, 2016.
This could be a good deal, especially if you have a particular Club Carlson stay planned. But is it worth it otherwise? I’ll help you decide.
Is It Worth It? Get a 75% Bonus When You Buy Club Carlson Points With Their Latest Promotion.
Here are the details of the promotion. And how to figure out whether it’s a good deal for you.
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
Via Frequent Miler, you can earn a 25% bonus when you transfer hotel points to United Airlines through November 30, 2016.
In most cases, this is not a great deal because of the unfavorable transfer ratios. But it’s a terrific deal if you book a Marriott Hotel + Air package, especially if you first transfer Starwood points to Marriott.
This promotion can also be a way to convert excess hotel points that you wouldn’t otherwise use.
For a Limited Time, Earn Up to 20,000 Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Convert Hotel Points
I’ll explain more about this deal!
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Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!
Jason is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.
Jason and His Family at Makena Beach in Maui
A big thank you to Jason for sharing his family’s story!
Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.
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Here’s another flash deal to save money on paid hotel bookings!
Today only, October 11, 2016, you can save $50 off a $200+ Expedia hotel booking. The deal is similar to the Travelocity promotion I wrote about earlier today.
To get the deal, book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time tonight for travel between October 11, 2016, and January 31, 2017.
Like the Travelocity offer, most major chains are excluded.
You Can Save $50 Off a $200+ Expedia Booking at Hotels Like the Best Western Gregory Hotel in Brooklyn
I’ll share the details and important restrictions!
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Act fast! Today only, you can save $100 off a $300+ Travelocity hotel booking. But you must book by 11:59 pm Pacific Time today, October 11, 2016.
Travel dates are between October 11, 2016, and December 31, 2016. And most major hotel chains (except Best Western & Hyatt!) are excluded from the deal.
Save $100 Off a $300+ Travelocity Booking at Hotels Like the Hyatt Place Chicago / River North
This is a nice discount, but there are important restrictions. I’ll explain!
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WOW Air has released more cheap fares from the US to Europe!
I found flights from several US cities, like New York and Baltimore, to Stockholm, Sweden, for $99 one-way for travel between November 2016 to March 2017.
I had a very good experience flying WOW Air to Iceland.
Take Advantage of WOW Air’s Cheap Flights to Visit the Beautiful Country of Iceland!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
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