Category Archives: Hilton HHonors

Best of Million Mile Secrets – November 2016

1.   I let you know you can apply for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card.  It comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets November 2016

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort!

2.   I showed you which cards you should apply for before the end of the year to get the 2X yearly bonus.

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Last Chance for Highest-Ever Offers on AMEX Hilton Cards!

If you want to boost your Hilton points balance with a great sign-up bonus, act fast!

Best-ever limited-time offers for the AMEX Hilton cards are set to expire on November 30, 2016.  

You can earn 75,000 Hilton points with the Hilton HHonors™ Card from American Express or 100,000 Hilton points with the Hilton HHonors™ Surpass® Card from American Express, after meeting minimum spending requirements.


Use Hilton Points to Stay at the All-Inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort in Mexico!  Earn More Points With AMEX Hilton Cards Through November 30, 2016

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from these cards.  But we’ll always let you know about the best deals!

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What to Do With Points Scattered in Different Programs

Million Mile Secrets reader, Joe, tweeted:

I was wondering what I should do with my rewards points.  I have 600 JetBlue points, 1,200 IHG points, 2,000 Delta miles, and 800 Virgin America miles.

Thanks for the question, Joe!

You can’t do much with a small amount of points in different loyalty programs.  But there are plenty of ways to quickly earn more rewards, so you can get Big Travel with Small Money.

What To Do With Points Scattered In Different Programs

Don’t Have Enough Miles & Points for a Free Trip? I’ll Show You How to Earn the Extra Rewards You Need!

I’ll help you quickly reach the number of miles & points you need for a well-deserved vacation! 🙂

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Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400+ and Coast to Coast for $216+!

Via SecretFlying and Mommy Points, you can fly coach round-trip from a number of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

And via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco for only ~$216+!

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and more!

I found flights from Seattle to Madrid for ~$406 leaving February 3, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017.

And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on January 14, 2017, and returning from San Francisco on January 21, 2017, for ~$267!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through May 2017.

Cheap Fares

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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Success! A Family of 5 Met in Europe for a Family Vacation, Thanks to Miles & Points!

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!

Thomas and his family are our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Family Of 5 Met In Europe For A Family Vacation Thanks To Miles Points

Crossing the Street at Abbey Road

A big thank you to Thomas for sharing their story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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The Secret to Booking Free (or Cheap) Hilton Award Stays This Season

Here’s another great trick to lower your travel costs this holiday season!

Via Inside Flyer, you can use Hilton’s latest promotion to get heavily discounted, and even free, stays at Hilton!  When you pay for a Hilton stay through the Hilton app with a Visa card through January 31, 2017, you’ll get a bonus 5,000 Hilton points.

The Secret To Booking Free Or Cheap Hilton Award Stays This Season

Use This Method for Big Travel With Small Money at Hilton!

I’ll show you how to make the most of this deal!

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New Hilton, Iberia / British Airways Transfer Bonuses – Are They Worth It?

Do you have a Hilton award stay coming up or like booking cheap award flights with British Airways Avios points?

If so, there are 2 new transfer bonuses using Citi ThankYou points and AMEX Membership Rewards points you might consider.

Through February 8, 2017, when you transfer your Citi ThankYou points to Hilton you’ll get a 33% bonus.

And via One Mile at a Time, when you transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to Iberia, you’ll get a 50% bonus through December 15, 2016!  This can be useful for converting AMEX Membership Rewards points into British Airways Avios points at a more favorable rate.  I’ll explain!

New Hilton Iberia British Airways Transfer Bonuses Are They Worth It

Book Hilton Stays and British Airways Award Flights for Fewer Points With This Deal!

I’ll help you decide if these deals are worth your time.

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Save 41,000 Miles on Business Class to Europe With Delta Award Flash Sale

Have you been searching for a great use of your Delta miles?

Via Mommy Points, Delta is having a Business Class flash sale from the continental US to Europe until November 16, 2016 (tomorrow!).  You can get a discount of 41,000 Delta miles round-trip when you book a Delta One (Business Class) seat!

For example, I found lots of available award seats from Houston to London for 99,000 miles and ~$269 in taxes and fees.  That’s a great deal, considering these tickets usually cost $4,000 to $5,000!

Save 41000 Miles On Business Class To Europe With Delta Award Flash Sale

Use 99,000 Delta Miles for a Round-Trip Business Class Ticket to Switzerland

I’ll give you the details of this flash sale!

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Top 10 Cards Actually Worth the Annual Fee

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Lots of miles & points earning credit cards come with annual fees.  Some waive the fee the first year and some do not.  It can be hard to decide which cards are worth paying the annual fee and which aren’t!

So I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 cards that are worth the annual fee for most folks, when you take into account the sign-up bonus and ongoing bonuses and perks.

We do NOT earn a commission for many cards on this list, but we’ll always share the best deals!

Best Credit Card Rewards

Wondering Whether a Card’s Annual Fee Is Worth It? Here’s a List of 10 Cards Worth Their Annual Fee!

I’ll explain why I think it’s worth paying the annual fee for cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, AMEX Business Platinum, and Chase IHG card, at least for the first year.  And sometimes for the second year and beyond!

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ONE Card + 4 Simple Steps = 3 Free Hotel Elite Statuses!

Did you know you can get free mid-tier elite status with 3 hotel chains just by opening ONE new card?

When you’re approved for the AMEX Platinum personal card, Mercedes-Benz card or small business card, you can enroll for Starwood Gold elite status.  And then match it to Marriott Gold elite status.  You’ll also get free Hilton Gold elite status with any of these cards!

AMEX Platinum Free Hotel Status

Here’s the Secret to Getting Elite Status With 3 Hotel Chains Just by Opening an AMEX Platinum Card

I just got my AMEX business Platinum , and I’ll show you how to get free hotel elite status!

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