Category Archives: Hilton HHonors

Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Points per Night at These Marriott Hotels

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn up to 3,000 Marriott points per night at 21 US Marriott hotels, through March 5, 2017.  Including Marriott hotels in cities like San Diego, Houston, and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Registration isn’t required, but the number of bonus Marriott points you’ll earn depends on the hotel.

So check the list of participating Marriott hotels to see if one fits your upcoming travel plans!

Headed to Houston? You Can Earn 2,000 Bonus Marriott Points per Night for Stays at the Courtyard Houston I-10 West / Energy Corridor Through March 5, 2017

Here’s more about this offer and whether it could make sense for you.

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New AMEX Offers! Save on Hilton Gift Cards, Hampton & Hilton Garden Inn, Neiman Marcus, and More!

I love AMEX Offers because you can save money or earn extra points on purchases you might make anyway!

AMEX is always adding new offers.  To take advantage of these deals, just add them to your card.

And don’t forget, you may be able to get these discounts more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

7 New AMEX Offers Save At Best Buy Bed Bath Beyond Macy's More

You Save Cash When You Register Your Card for the Offer and Pay With Your AMEX Card!

Here’s a look at the latest deals!

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“I Want to Help My Readers Live a Happier Life – Enjoying Experiences Rather Than Things”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Zen Life and Travel

Katie writes Zen Life and Travel to share the perks and benefits of collecting credit card points, airline miles, hotel points, elite status, and more.  You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Zen Life And Travel

Having Fun at St. Pete Beach, Florida

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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The Big Travel Guide to AMEX Membership Rewards Points: Part 1 – Transfer Partners

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline and hotel partners when the time comes.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  This can mean a First Class adventure around-the-world, a family trip to Europe, or so many other options!

The AMEX Membership Rewards points program has 20 direct airline and hotel partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well!

AMEX Transfer Partners

With 20 Airline & Hotel Transfer Partners, There Are Plenty of Ways to Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Big Travel! Including Flying British Airways Business Class!

I’ll tell you all about the AMEX transfer partners.  And what you should know before transferring AMEX Membership Rewards points to book award travel.

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A Dream Trip to Japan in Business Class and Luxury Hotels Made Possible With 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!

David is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Dream Trip To Japan In Business Class And Luxury Hotels Made Possible With Miles Points

Awesome View of Kyoto From the Arashiyama Monkey Park

A big thank you to David for sharing his story!

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

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Success! Family of 6 Explored Disney for 12 Days for Nearly Nothing With Miles & Points!

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

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!

Carole is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Family Of 6 Explored Disney For 12 Days For Nearly Nothing With Miles Points

Carole and Her Family Enjoyed Character Visits, Family Photos, and Attractions at Disney Parks – All on a Budget!

A big thank you to Carole for sharing her story!

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

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Hilton Hotel Category Changes: What They Mean for You

Via The Gate, Hilton is making changes to its award chart, and 11 hotels will increase in award category as of January 11, 2017.

Because there are so few hotels affected by these changes, it probably will NOT affect most folks.  But it could be bad news, depending on your travel plans.

Hilton switches hotels between categories every once in a while, based on economic factors, room rates, amenities, and the hotel’s popularity.

So if you have Hilton award stays coming up, check out the list to see if your hotel is affected.  The list hasn’t been updated yet, but should be soon.

Hilton Category Changes

The Hampton Inn Bar Harbor Will Go From a Category 7 to Category 9 Hilton Hotel. And Cost 20,000 MORE Hilton Points per Night After January 11, 2017!

Let’s take a look at what’s changing.

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Why This Obscure 30% Transfer Bonus = Big Travel

Update:   Cathay Pacific has extended the transfer bonus until February 28, 2017!

In this post, Million Mile Secrets contributor Andy digs into the limited-time 30% transfer bonus from hotel points to Cathay Pacific!

Andy:  Through December 31, 2016, Cathay Pacific is offering a 30% bonus for converting your hotel points to Asia Miles, their frequent flyer program.

Asia Miles is a unique and almost too-good-to-be-true program.  If you have only used US frequent flyer programs until now, you’ll be pleased to learn about its relaxed routing rules that allow backtracking and up to 5 free stopovers on one award ticket.

This 30% hotel transfer bonus is a great chance to stock up on Asia Miles.

Here are 2 examples of Big Travel:

  • 72,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Premium Economy from the West Coast to Hong Kong
  • 80,000 Asia Miles (Cathay Pacific miles) round-trip in Business Class from the East Coast to Europe

See my other posts about stretching your Cathay Pacific miles with 5 free stopovers & 2 open jaws on Cathay Pacific award flights.  And secret ways to book Cathay Pacific award flights.

Why This Obscure 30 Transfer Bonus Big Travel

Visit Vibrant and Dynamic Hong Kong From the West Coast for Only 72,000 Cathay Pacific Miles in Premium Economy Round-Trip

I’ll show you when transferring points is a good idea and help you decide if Asia Miles is a good program for you.
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15 Things You MUST Do With Your AMEX Business Platinum

I was excited to recently get The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN because of the limited time 100,000-point sign-up bonus and card perks like 50% points back on paid airfare.

But there are so many other benefits with the card like automatic elite status at certain hotel chains.  And concierge services that can help you with exclusive dining reservations and much more!

Plus, I also love the card earns flexible AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because there are many ways to redeem these for Big Travel!

Best Uses Of American Express Business Platinum

The AMEX Business Platinum Card Can Help Folks Get Big Travel! But The Card Has Lots of Other Perks You Can Use to Save Time and Money or Book Fantastic Experiences!

Here are 15 things you can do with the AMEX Business Platinum card!

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Planning a Hawaiian Vacation With Ink Business Preferred 80,000-Point Bonus

Are you dreaming of Hawaii?

With the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus, you’ll have fantastic options to make a Hawaiian vacation a reality.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airlines like British Airways and United Airlines to book award flights.  And move points to hotel partners like Hyatt or Ritz-Carlton to book free nights.  Or you can redeem points directly through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal to get $1,000 worth of travel!

Ink Business Preferred Hawaii Vacation

You’ll Have Many Travel Options to Hawaii With the 80,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus on the Chase Ink Business Preferred Card

I’ll show you how the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus can get you Big Travel to Hawaii!

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