Category Archives: Marriott

The Trick to Travel Flexibility: Transferable Points

One of the best tricks miles and points enthusiasts use is concentrating their efforts on collecting transferable points to use on award tickets, hotel stays, and more!

Instead of focusing on earning points in a specific frequent flyer or hotel guest program, folks who collect transferable points have many more options for how they use them!

That’s because you can choose to transfer your points to dozens of different programs.

The Trick To Travel Flexibility Transferable Points

The World Awaits: Transferable Points Give You Many More Options for Big Travel With Small Money

Let’s look at why transferable points are a great deal along with some of the best ways to use them!

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How to Decide Where to Stay in Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Million Mile Secrets reader Brian commented:

I’m totally new to miles.  My wife and I would like to go to Hawaii.  I have enough American Airlines miles to get us there, but need help with hotels.

Where should I start?  What’s a good chain or card to collect miles on for Hawaii?

Planning a trip to Hawaii is very exciting, Brian!  Congratulations on earning the American Airlines miles to get there!

How To Decide Where To Stay In Hawaii Using Hotel Points

Brian and His Wife Have Enough Airline Miles to Fly to Hawaii – but Where Should They Stay?

Let’s see what strategies Brian can use to get Big Hotels with Small Money in Hawaii!

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“I’m Excited to Visit Hawaii for the 3rd Time in a Little Over a Month”

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

Miles & Points Interview:   Early Retirement Ahead

Chad writes Early Retirement Ahead to help folks with financial planning, budgeting, and traveling for less.

And he’s giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!

Early Retirement Ahead - Interview With Chad

Chad’s Honeymoon Destination, Hawaii in 2013

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Everything You Need to Know About the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

The last time I wrote a full review on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card was 4 years ago.  And since then things have changed!

It’s time for an update on all the benefits you’ll get with Chase Sapphire Preferred because this is still my favorite card for folks new to this hobby!

You’ll earn 40,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points with Chase Sapphire Preferred card when you complete the minimum spending.

And 40,000 points is worth at least $500 in Big Travel!

Everything You Need To Know About The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

40,000 Points Is Enough for 2 Nights at Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar in the Bahamas

I’ll explain why this is 1 of my favorite cards!

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News You Can Use – Star Alliance Fast Lanes, 2,000 Marriott Points, & More

Happy Mother’s Day to our Moms!  Thank you for always being there and turning us into the people we are today!  We don’t know where we’d be without you!

News You Can Use Star Alliance Fast Lanes 2,000 Marriott Referral Points More

Happy Mother’s Day to Our Moms and All Our Readers Who Are Moms Too!

If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas, check out the new AMEX Offers and my list of gifts that will also earn you extra points.

1.   Star Alliance Adds Security Fast Lanes

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