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Disney World: 5 Great Hotels to Book With Points

I’ve written about how to take a Disney vacation for cheap using miles and points.  And how you can get airfare and a 5-night stay at Disney hotels Dolphin and Swan from just 2 credit cards!

There are so many hotels near Walt Disney World where you can stay using points or weekend night certificates.  So how do you choose?

Disney World 5 Great Hotels To Book With Points

You Can Stay at the Disney Swan Hotel Using Starwood Points, but There Are LOTS of Other Great Options Near Walt Disney World!

I checked TripAdvisor for the best hotels close to Walt Disney World.  Here are some top picks you can book with hotel points!

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Can You Transfer American Airlines Miles to Chase Ultimate Rewards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Giss comments:

I have 160,000 miles in my American Airlines account. I also have a Chase Sapphire Preferred card.  I like the way Chase Ultimate Rewards allows me to redeem miles easier.  Is it possible to transfer my miles from American Airlines to Chase Ultimate Rewards?

Giss can NOT transfer American Airlines miles to Chase Ultimate Rewards.

Can You Transfer American Airlines Miles To Chase Ultimate Rewards

Unfortunately, Giss Can NOT Transfer American Airlines Miles to Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

I’ll explain the ways you can transfer different types of miles and points.   And give Giss some suggestions on other ways to use American Airlines miles.

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Airline Miles That Transfer to Hotel Points (But Should You Do It?)

Million Mile Secrets reader, Freeman Grover, commented:

Hi Daraius,
Love reading your articles! Your recent post on transferring hotel points to airline miles was interesting.  I wonder if you can tell me if it’s possible to transfer miles to hotel points?

Good question!  It is usually NOT possible to transfer airline miles to hotel points.  Except in a limited number of mileage programs.

Airline Miles That Transfer To Hotel Points But Should You Do It

Airline Miles and Hotel Points Are NOT Like Comparing Apples to Apples!

I’ll explain the few instances when it’s possible.  And when it can be a good value.

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Register for 5X Categories for Freedom, Discover It, US Bank Cash+, & More!

It’s the beginning of a new quarter and it’s time to register and start earning in new 5% cash back categories with cards like the Chase Freedom, Discover It, and US Bank Cash+!

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You Can Register for This Quarter’s Bonus Categories Today!

I’ll show you which categories will give you 5% cash back for the next few months and how you can activate your bonus!

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How to Prevent Losing Citi ThankYou Points When Closing Your Card

Million Mile Secrets reader John writes:

Now my wife and I both have the CitiGold checking account (40,000 points), Citi Forward (5% movies and restaurants), Citi ThankYou Preferred (20,000 points),  Citi ThankYou Premier (50,000 points), and the Citi Prestige (50,000 points).

I have no annual fee AMEX and Chase cards in place to prevent losing those points, when I cancel annual fee cards, but don’t have a Citi solution.  How do I keep the Citi ThankYou points alive, when I cancel an annual fee card?

A transfer only delays the forced redemption for 90 days.

John wants to cancel his Citi ThankYou cards to avoid paying the annual fee.  But when he closes his account, he only has 60 days to use his points before he’ll lose them.  How can he extend the life of his Citi ThankYou points?

How To Prevent Losing Citi ThankYou Points When Closing Your Card

When John Closes His Citi ThankYou Cards He Can Lose His Points If He Doesn’t Use Them Within 60 Days! And Those Points Are Worth a Lot of Big Travel!

Luckily, there are some steps he can take to prevent this from happening.

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