Category Archives: Marriott

Today’s Daily Getaway: Discounted Marriott Gift Cards!

Here’s an especially useful Daily Getaways deal to help folks save on travel purchases they’d likely make anyway!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time today, you can buy Marriott eGift cards (available in 3 different amounts) at a 20% discount.

Marriott hotels are very convenient, because they have hotels everywhere.  So buying a Marriott eGift card will be easy to use.  That’s another reason why the limited-time offer on the Chase Marriott Premier card for 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements is so valuable!

Marriott Discounts 2017

Use Today’s Daily Getaways Deal for a Discounted Stay at Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Like The Reef Atlantis, Autograph Collection

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

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Top 7 Credit Cards to Get Big Travel With Small Money – May 2017

There have been a lot of new and exciting offers in the miles & points world lately!

When banks compete for business by increasing their credit card perks, we receive the benefits!  Your dream vacation is closer than ever if you know which credit cards to sign-up for.

Best Travel Credit Cards May 2017

You Can Relax Knowing You Got Your Vacation for Nearly Free!

Here are my picks for the best travel credit cards May 2017.

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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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Daily Getaway: $95 Off Universal Orlando Tickets

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that Million Mile Secrets readers love Orlando!  It’s a family friendly area with lots of fun attractions and theme parks.

Starting today, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy two 3-Park, 3-Day Tickets to Universal Orlando’s 3 theme parks for just $535 total.  That’s a $95 discount from the normal price!

Universal Orlando Discounts 2017

Universal Studios Is Opening Its Brand New Volcano Bay Water Park on May 25, 2017!

Here’s what you need to know about this deal!

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Starting Today: Combine Your Hilton Points With Friends and Family Members for Free!

I let you know about the changes Hilton recently made to their awards program.  And via The Gate, Hilton launched their new points pooling option today!

With points pooling, you can combine Hilton points with friends or loved ones for free.  That’s great news, because Hilton used to charge $2.50 for every 1,000 points you transferred to another Hilton member.  

Hilton Points Pooling

Need More Points for a Stay at a Beautiful Hotel Like the Hilton Barcelona? Ask a Friend or Loved One to Pool Points With You!

Let’s look at how you can transfer your Hilton points to another Hilton member!

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2 Nights of Absolute Luxury From 1 Card Bonus!

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

Want to splurge for a special occasion and spend a couple of nights at luxury hotel?  You can with the limited-time offer on the Chase Marriott Premier card for 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

So I’ve put together a list of 7 amazing Category 9 Marriott hotels around the world.  Using 100,000 Marriott points or 35,000 Starwood points, you can get 2 free nights in spots like Rome, Paris, Hawaii, and more! 

Free Luxury Hotels With Points

100,000 Marriott Points Is More Than Enough for 2 Free Nights at the Stunning Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Waimea, Hawaii

Let’s take a look at my list of luxurious Marriott hotels that would be perfect for your next big getaway.

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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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A Surprise Solo Trip to 6 Continents, 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!

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

A Surprise Solo Trip To 6 Continents Made Possible With Miles Points

At Machu Picchu

A big thank you to Satish 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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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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6 Fantastic and Free 5-Day US Hotel Stays With Marriott’s 100,000-Point Bonus

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

With the increased offer on the Chase Marriott card, you can earn 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The great news is, that’s enough for 5+ free nights at a number of fantastic Marriott hotels in the US, in popular spots like Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans, and more!

So you can start planning your next road trip.  Or take a getaway without flying too far from home!

Free Marriott Hotels In US With Points

Beautiful Denver, Colorado, Is an Excellent Spot for a Vacation. And You Can Stay in Downtown Denver for Free Using Your Marriott Points!

Let’s take a look at my list of wonderful Marriott hotels in the US!

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