Category Archives: Marriott

7 US Hotels Perfect for Food Tourism and Free With Limited-Time 100,000-Point Offer

As ya’ll know, I love to eat!  Whether it’s cheap, authentic Thai food in Queens or a memorable tasting menu in Rome at a 1-star Michelin restaurant.

If you enjoy dining out in different cities, you can do well with the limited-time Chase Marriott 100,000-point sign-up bonus.

Because you can redeem points for free stays in neighborhoods close to fantastic restaurants, including Austin, New York City, and Santa Monica!  And saving money on your hotel stay means you might want to splurge on a fancy meal!

Best US Food Cities 2017

Use Marriott Points to Stay Within a ~5 Minute Walk of Jean-Georges in New York City Where You Can Try This Decadent Tasting Menu Dessert

I’ll share how you can use Marriott points to stay in the best US food cities!

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Making Mom’s Paris Dreams Come True: Part 3 – How We Saved Up to 90% at the Hyatt Hotel du Louvre with Hyatt Points

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened a world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

Making Moms Paris Dreams Come True Part 3 How We Saved Up To 90 At The Hyatt Hotel Du Louvre With Hyatt Points

The Bar at the Hotel du Louvre Was Very Inviting!

In this part of the series, I’ll give you my review of the Hyatt Hotel du Louvre, where we stayed in Paris.

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How to Meet Minimum Spending Requirements Paying Taxes

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

It’s tax time again!  April 18, 2017, is the IRS filing deadline this year.

While it’s nice to get a refund, if you owe taxes, you can ease the pain of paying your tax bill by meeting the minimum spending requirements on a new credit card.  Or hitting a spending threshold to unlock bonus miles, points, or elite status!

Just remember, you’ll usually pay a processing fee of ~2%, so do the math to see whether it’s worth it.

Pay Taxes With Credit Card

It Might Be Worth Paying Your Taxes With a Credit Card to Get Big Travel With Small Money When You Unlock Elite Status Levels or Big Sign-Up Bonuses

I’ll show you how to pay your taxes with a credit card.  And help you decide if it makes sense for you!

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Blog Giveaway: 16,000 Marriott Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To show our appreciation, we’re giving away 18,000 Marriott points!

Blog Giveaway 16000 Marriott Points

Use Marriott Points for a Stay in The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Enhance Your Hotel Stay and Earn 3,000 Bonus Points!

Starwood is trying to convince folks to book a suite this year by giving away bonus Starwood points!

Through December 31, 2017, you’ll earn 3,000 bonus Starwood points for booking a suite at Starwood hotels in North and Latin America.  To get the deal, use rate plan “SUITE1PT” when you book by phone or online.

Enhance Your Hotel Stay And Earn 3000 Bonus Points

Trying to Justify Booking a Starwood Hotel Suite? Here’s Some Help!

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

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

It’s an exciting time for folks in the miles & points hobby, because banks continue to offer some of the highest sign-up bonuses ever on great travel rewards credit cards!

Earning just one sign-up bonus on certain cards can help you make your dream trip a reality.  Million Mile Secrets readers have used our tips to help them take trips for nearly free to spots like Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Disney World, and more!

Best Travel Credit Cards April 2017

You Can Use the Chase Ultimate Rewards Points You Earn With Cards Like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred to Enjoy a Tropical Caribbean Vacation!

I’ll share my top 7 travel credit cards that get you Big Travel with Small Money.

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5 Top Hotels in Asia & Australia to Book With Starwood Points

Through April 5, 2017, the sign-up bonuses for the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards have increased to a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

And there are lots of beautiful and interesting hotels in Asia and Australia where you can stay with Starwood points!

Now is an excellent time to sign-up for these cards.  Because the sign-up bonus has NEVER been higher!  And because of the Marriott Starwood merger, we don’t know if or when these cards will be discontinued.

35,000 Starwood points is more than enough for an award night at top-tier Starwood hotels, like the Sheraton Denarau Villas in Fiji!

Starwood Points For Hotels In The Asia

Enjoy Colors You Never Knew Existed While Relaxing at Faraway Starwood Hotels, Like the Sheraton Denarau Villas

I’ll show you some top places to use Starwood points for hotels in Asia.

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5 Top Hotels in Central & South America to Book With Starwood Points

Through April 5, 2017, the sign-up bonuses for the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards have increased to a total of 35,000 Starwood points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.  And there are lots of beautiful and interesting hotels in Central and South America where you can stay with Starwood points!

Now is an excellent time to sign-up for these cards.  Because the sign-up bonus has NEVER been higher!  And because of the Marriott Starwood merger, we don’t know if or when these cards will be discontinued.

35,000 Starwood points is more than enough for an award night at top-tier Starwood hotels, like the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa in Argentina!

Starwood Points For Hotels In South America

The Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa Is Just Steps Away From the Beautiful Iguazú Falls!

I’ll show you some top places to use Starwood points for hotels in South America.

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Stretch the 100,000-Point Marriott Sign-Up Bonus at These Starwood Hotels

You can currently earn 100,000 Marriott points from the Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Folks looking to stretch the sign-up bonus can do well converting the points for stays at certain lower category Starwood hotels.

Because of the 3:1 transfer ratio, you can convert 18,000 Marriott points to 6,000 Starwood points.  That’s enough for 2 free weekend nights at a Category 2 Starwood hotel like the Aloft Rancho Cucamonga.

Is Converting Marriott Points To Starwood Points A Good Deal

Planning a Trip to the Los Angeles Area? You Can Stay Within a ~45 Minute Drive of Downtown at the Aloft Rancho Cucamonga

I’ll show you when converting Marriott points to Starwood points is a good deal.

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Reminder! Best-Ever AMEX Starwood 35,000 Point Bonuses End Tomorrow!

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

If you plan on applying for the amazing 35,000 point offers on the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest personal and small business cards, your application must be received by tomorrow, April 5, 2017.

This is the highest bonus ever offered for these cards.  And because of the Marriott – Starwood merger, they may not being around much longer!

The sign-up bonuses alone can be used for Big Travel at luxurious Starwood, Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton hotels.  Or award flights with Starwood’s airline transfer partners, like American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and more.

Starwood 35000 Offer 2017

35,000 Starwood Points Is Enough for a Free Night at the Stunning Starwood Category 7 Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this terrific deal!

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