Category Archives: Hyatt

Can You Transfer Starwood Points to Southwest and Earn the Companion Pass?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Terri Clark commented:

I have recently been targeted for both the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card and the Chase Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Visa card for 50,000 miles each.  Currently, I have 7 new credit card accounts in one year, including the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Chase Hyatt card.

My question is, if I apply for and receive the Southwest card, can I transfer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest points to Southwest to help me reach the Companion Pass?  I have read that I cannot do that with Chase Sapphire Preferred.  Thanks!

Great question, Terri!

Unfortunately, Southwest is NOT currently a Starwood airline transfer partner.  And you’re correct that transferring points from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Southwest will NOT count toward the Companion Pass.

Can You Transfer Starwood Points To Southwest And Earn The Companion Pass

There Are Lots of Ways to Earn Southwest Points for the Companion Pass – but Transferring Starwood Points Isn’t One of Them!

However, there are lots of other ways to earn the 110,000 Southwest points in a calendar year you need to qualify for the Companion Pass.  I’ll explain!

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Free Breakfast, Wi-Fi, & Gym at These 4 Hyatt Places in Europe, No Elite Status Required!

Planning a trip to Europe?  Hyatt recently opened a Hyatt Place hotel in London, and has 3 more Hyatt Place locations in Amsterdam and Armenia!

Free Breakfast Wi-Fi Gym At These 4 Hyatt Places In Europe No Elite Status Required

A Hyatt Place Hotel Just Opened Near London Heathrow, So You’ll Have More Options to Stay When Visiting the City!

Here’s a look at these hotels, and why they’re good options if you’re traveling on a budget on your trip across the pond.

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Reminder: $500 Hyatt Gift Card Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with Luxury Travel Diary to give away $500 Hyatt gift card.  And there’s still time to enter to win!

The giveaway is open through May 28, 2016, at 9:00 pm Central Time.  

Reminder 500 Hyatt Gift Card Giveaway

There’s Still Time to Enter to Win a $500 Hyatt Gift Card That Can Be Used at Hotels Like the Andaz Maui!

I’ll explain how to enter!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred or AMEX Premier Rewards Gold for a College Grad?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Nick, tweeted:

I’m soon to be a college grad, and I want points to travel.  Should I apply for the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express?

Good question, Nick!

It’s easy to see why Nick has narrowed down his decision to the Chase Sapphire Preferred and thPremier Rewards Gold Card from American Express.  They’re both excellent cards for earning transferable points which give you the most travel flexibility!

Because Nick is still in college, it may be difficult for him to be approved for these cards.  His credit history may not be lengthy enough for premium credit cards.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Or AMEX Premier Rewards Gold For A College Grad

The Sign-Up Bonus From Either Card Is Enough for a Round-Trip Award Flight to Ireland From Boston!

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Blog Giveaway: $500 Hyatt Gift Card

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You’re the best blog readers in the world!  To thank you, we’ve teamed up with Luxury Travel Diary to give you the chance to win a $500 Hyatt gift card.

And we’ll leave the giveaway open for ~1 week – so you’ll have lots of time to enter!

Blog Giveaway 500 Hyatt Gift Card

You Could Win a $500 Hyatt Gift Card to Use Towards a Stay at Hotels Like the All-Inclusive Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall!

Find out more about Luxury Travel Diary and how you can enter to win the $500 Hyatt gift card!

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