Category Archives: IHG

“If It Seems Like a Good Deal, Jump On It. If You Wait to See If It Worked for Others, It Will Expire”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Discounts & Deals 4 Military

Bobby started Discounts & Deals 4 Military to highlight discounts and easy ways to save money that is unique to military members.  You can also find him on Facebook!

Discounts Deals 4 Military

Trip Back Home to Oregon

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Best Cards to Use at Amazon in 2017

If you prefer online shopping like I do, you likely make lots of purchases at Amazon.

If so, there are many excellent credit cards to use, which earn miles toward travel or cash back.

And some cards have bonus perks, like Citi Price Rewind, which refunds your money when prices go down on certain items you’ve bought!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Amazon

Mazzy and Emily Don’t Want You to Miss Earning Extra Miles or Cash Back When You Shop at Amazon

I’ll share 6 of the best credit cards to use at Amazon!

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A 19-Day Trip to Taiwan & Thailand in Business Class, With the Help of 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!

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

A 19 Day Trip To Taiwan Thailand In Business Class With The Help Of Miles Points

First Class Seats on Thai Airways

A big thank you to Carla 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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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Won’t Last! Deep Discount Tickets to Europe

Via Miles to Memories, you can get up to 20% off tickets to Europe with Norwegian Air’s St. Patrick’s Day fare sale!

I found a flight from Newburg, New York to Bergen, Norway departing September 21, 2017, and returning September 25, 2017, for ~$273.

The valid travel dates for these sale fares vary, depending on which European city you’re flying to.  For example, for tickets to Ireland and Scotland, you can get up to 20% off flights between April 18, 2017, and October 28, 2017. 

Norwegian Air Sale

Save Big on Your Trip Across the Pond With Norwegian’s St. Patrick’s Day Sale

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

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New Hotel Promotion: Earn Bonus Points and Save Up to 30% Off!

Booking a hotel stay soon?  This deal from Club Carlson could be worth a look!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, Club Carlson just announced its Dream Deals promotion.  You can earn 2,500 bonus Club Carlson points and up to 30% off stays at certain Club Carlson brands.  Like Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, and more!

The deal is good for stays from April 1, 2017, through June 18, 2017.  And could be especially useful for folks traveling outside of the US (like Europe!) where these brands are much more common.

But you must book by March 26, 2017.

Club Carlson Promotion

You Can Earn Bonus Points and Save Money on Certain Club Carlson Hotel Stays This Spring

I’ll explain the details and how you can take advantage of this offer.

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Targeted: Earn 3X Points for Stays With This Hotel Chain

Check your email!

Via Loyalty Traveler, there’s a targeted Wyndham promotion to earn 3X Wyndham points on paid stays when you register, book, and stay through May 25, 2017.  Your check-in date can be as late as May 25, 2017, and check-out by June 2, 2017.

With this deal, you’ll earn a minimum of 3,000 Wyndham points per stayThat’s a nice bonus if you like Wyndham hotels and have paid stays coming up anyway.

Targeted Earn 3X Points For Stays With This Hotel Chain

Earn 3X Wyndham Points on Wyndham Hotel Stays Through May 25, 2017 – but Only If You’re Targeted

I’ll explain how the bonus works and remind you of what you can do with Wyndham points.

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Won’t Last! Save Thousands on Business Class Tickets to Europe!

Via FrequentMiler, you can fly from US cities like Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Denver, and more, to European cities including London, Paris, and Madrid, in Business Class from ~$1,795!

I found a Business Class flight from Phoenix to Barcelona leaving May 17, 2017, and returning May 24, 2017, for ~$1,819.  And a Business Class ticket departing from New York (JFK) on August 24, 2017, and returning from London on August 31, 2017, for ~$1,887.  

This is an amazing deal, because Business Class tickets between the US and Europe can easily cost $4,000+.

These fares are valid for travel through January 2018.  On airlines including Delta, American Airlines, and British Airways!

Wont Last Save Thousands On Business Class Tickets To Europe

Fly in Style to Barcelona for Cheap!

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

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Get Ready for Travel Deals With Daily Getaways

Ready to save Big Money on travel like hotels, car rentals, and attractions?  Good news!

Via Loyalty Traveler, the US Travel Association’s Daily Getaways is back.  And starting April 10, 2017, they’ll offer 5 weeks of different daily deals and discounts.

Daily Getaways 2017

In the Past, Folks Have Been Able to Save Cash on Travel Purchases Like Car Rentals With the Daily Getaways Promotion!

Here’s what we know about the 2017 Daily Getaways deal so far.

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Can You Triple-Dip When You Book Your Next Hotel Stay?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sue, commented:

If I book a Hyatt hotel through SouthwestHotels.com and pay with my Chase Sapphire Reserve, will I earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Hyatt points, and Southwest points?  Or can you only earn Hyatt points by booking directly?

You typically will NOT earn points with a hotel loyalty program when you book through SouthwestHotels.com or other 3rd-party sites.  That’s because you’re essentially choosing to earn Southwest points instead of hotel points.

But you will earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points paying with the Sapphire Reserve because purchases on the Southwest hotel site codes as travel.  And this means the Sapphire Reserve’s $300 annual travel credit can go toward your stay!

Deciding between booking directly with the hotel chain or through SouthwestHotels.com depends on which points you want more!

Earn Points Booking Hotel Stays

Do You Want to Earn Hotel Points or Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel Stay? I’ll Help You Decide!

I’ll explain what you should consider to earn the most points booking hotel stays!

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