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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Central America

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Central America:

  • Belize (Belize City) (Starting June 2015)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose) (Starting March 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Central America

Want to See the Mayan Ruins in Belize? Southwest Will Take You There Starting June 2015

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Can You Book a Friend Using the Club Carlson Free Award Night?

Million Mile Secrets reader Bill emails:

Love your blog, thanks for all the points you’ve helped me get!

I have a little Club Carlson tip for you in case you didn’t already know.

I just made a 2 night reservation (using points from my Club Carlson account) for a friend, so the guest name is not my name.  As a result of the guest name not matching my Club Carlson account name (or not matching my Club Carlson Visa name), the 2nd night was NOT free like it usually is.  So I called Club Carlson and the rep kindly fixed the reservation so the 2nd night would be free.

So it is possible to get the 2nd night free when booking Club Carlson with points for a friend, you just have to call Carlson and ask for it.

This is an interesting tip!  One of the best perks of the Club Carlson Premier Rewards card is the free night when you book 2 or more consecutive award nights.  On a 2-night stay, it’s like getting the room for half the number of points!

Can You Book A Friend Using The Club Carlson Free Award Night

Club Carlson Visa Cardholders Get Their Last Night Free on Award Stays of 2 Nights or More

But according to the terms and conditions, the Club Carlson Visa cardholder must be traveling to get the free award night!

So did Bill just get lucky?

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in the Caribbean

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in the Caribbean:

  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In The Caribbean

Flying Southwest to the Caribbean and Not Sure Where to Stay? I’ll Help!

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4 Cards. 110,000 Points, 75,000 Miles, & Something Unexpected!

I was recently approved for a 2nd certain hotel credit card while still having my 1st one open!  But the hotel did something odd…I’ll show you later!

It’s been a while since I applied for new credit cards.

I really wanted to get in on the 50,000 mile limited-time Barclays US Airways sign-up bonus and a few others, so last month I applied for 5 cards and was approved for 4 (I’m still waiting to hear back on #5)!

4 Cards 110,000 Points 75,000 Miles Something Unexpected

I Applied for 5 Cards in December…Guess Which Ones?

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News You Can Use – Discounted Coach Awards to Hong Kong, 25% Off Club Carlson, and More!

1.   Discounted Coach Awards to Hong Kong

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can get a 20% discount on coach award tickets from the US and Canada to Hong Kong booked by February 1, 2015.

But you can only fly Mondays through Fridays from March 2, 2015, to April 20, 2015.

News You Can Use Discounted Coach Awards To Hong Kong 25 Off Club Carlson And More

Save 20% on Coach Awards to Hong Kong

2.   Save 25% on Club Carlson Stays

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