Category Archives: IHG

Earn 1,000 American Airlines Miles per Stay at These Hotels

Via Running With Miles, you can earn up to 1,000 American Airlines miles per Best Western stay through July 2, 2017.

This could be a great deal, depending on your situation!  And the price of Best Western hotels along your travels.

Earn 1000 American Airlines Miles Per Stay At These Hotels

Staying at Best Western Hotels Will Help You Reach Your Award Flight Faster!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this promotion!

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Save 50% Off Award Nights in Central America, Caribbean, Mexico, & More

Interested in a tropical vacation this spring?  Here’s a deal that will save you points!

You can book award nights at certain IHG hotels in the Caribbean, Central America, Colombia, and Mexico for 50% off for stays through June 30, 2017!  But you must book by May 7, 2017.

Save 50 Off Award Nights In Central America Caribbean Mexico More

The Beautiful Intercontinental Colombia Is Just 12,500 IHG Points per Night for a Limited Time!

I’ll show you the hotels on the list!

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25% Transfer Bonus for Converting Hotel Points to Airline Miles

Via One Mile at a Time, you can convert hotel points from 9 hotel programs to American Airlines and receive a 25% bonus through June 15, 2017.

I usually do NOT recommend transferring hotel points to airlines, because you’ll get much less value per point.  But there are some situations where it makes sense!

25 Transfer Bonus For Converting Hotel Points To Airline Miles

Convert Hotel Points to American Airlines Miles by June 15, 2017, and Get a 25% Bonus

I’ll help you decide if this promotion is a good idea.

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This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

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!

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

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale 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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Blog Giveaway: 15,000 IHG Points!

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Emily and I appreciate y’all so much for your support over the years!  So this week, we’re giving away 15,000 IHG points!

Blog Giveaway 15000 IHG Points

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Brisbane for Just 5,000 IHG Points

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Spring and Summer Travel: Earn Bonus Points With New IHG Accelerate Promotion

Good news for folks who like earning IHG points!  Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer!  That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.

IHG Accelerate Promotion Spring 2017

You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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“Buy” IHG Points for the Lowest Price Ever and Save on IHG Stays!

Great news for folks looking for more IHG points or discounted IHG hotel stays!  With IHG’s Sunshine Sale, you can save up to 30% at certain hotels, save 20% on points & cash bookings, or earn more bonus points for paid nights.

I’m most excited about the ability to get a 20% discount on the cash portion of a Cash & Points booking, because you can use this discount to “buy” points at the cheapest price ever!

IHG Sale Spring 2017

With IHG’s Latest Promotion, You Can Save Up to 30% Off Stays at Hotels Like the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it!

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Don’t Let Your Hotel Card’s Free Anniversary Night Go to Waste!

Million Mile Secrets reader, W, commented:

Is there an expiration date for the free weekend anniversary night you get with the limited-time AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass offer?

The free weekend night you earn with the current Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express offer must be redeemed for stays within 12 months after the date it’s issued.

This expiration policy is similar for other hotel cards with a free anniversary night, like the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and Chase Hyatt.

So to make the most of the free night benefit, it’s important to book a stay before it expires.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to save money!

Hotel Card Free Night Expiration

You Have 12 Months to Redeem the AMEX Hilton Surpass Free Weekend Night for a Stay at Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I’ll share some tips for using your card’s free anniversary night!

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Does This Trick Reset the Expiration Date for Your Hotel Points?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Kris, commented:

My hotel points expire in April 2017.  If I use them to book an award stay for February 2018, can I cancel the stay in January 2018 and get the points back?

Points in most hotel loyalty programs expire after 12 to 24 months of no earning or redemption activity.  Although there are a few exceptions.

But reader Kris suggested a way to keep hotel points from expiring that works with some hotel chains.  But I’d caution folks to read the cancellation policy before using this trick.  Because you don’t want to risk losing your points!

Hotel Points Expiration

The Best Way to Keep Points From Expiring Is by Booking Award Stays at Hotels Like the Hyatt Centric Chicago!

I’ll explain which chains work to use the book and cancel trick.  And remind y’all some easy ways you can generate activity in your hotel loyalty account to keep points alive!

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Complete List of New IHG PointBreaks Hotels: Book Starting Monday!

Yesterday I showed you a few hotels you can expect to see on IHG’s latest PointBreaks list.

Now, IHG has released the full hotel list!  You’ll pay just 5,000 IHG points per night at over 100 IHG hotels worldwide.  You can book starting Monday, April 24, 2017, for stays through July 31, 2017.

IHG PointBreaks April To July 2017

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach for 5,000 IHG Points per Night and Make It Your Home Base for Exploring Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands

I’ll give you the full list!  And remind you of ways to save even more booking PointBreaks hotels.

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