Category Archives: Ritz-Carlton

12 Hotel Credit Cards That Offer Elite Hotel Status

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Million Mile Secrets reader MQ commented:

Any cards give you hotel status (without a major spend?).  I have a Hilton AMEX that I’ve hit the $20,000 spend on so I have status with them through the end of the year, but I’m looking for other hotel options since the major devaluation.

Hotel Elite Status Credit Cards

The Citi Hilton Reserve Card Gets Reader MQ Free Gold Elite Status, Breakfast, and Internet

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners

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Update:   This offer is no longer available, but check the Hot Deals for the latest offers!

Do you know all the ways you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to get Big Travel with Small Money?

Now that the sign-up bonus on the Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, and Chase Ink Cash cards have increased to 60,000 points for the Ink Bold and Ink Plus and 30,000 for the Ink Cash, you might be wondering how to use all those points for Big Travel with Small Money!

Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners

Where Will You Travel Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?

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70,000 Ritz-Carlton Points & up to $400 in Statement Credits

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You now have more reasons to sign-up for the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card.  The new benefits include increased statement credits, an annual point bonus, and the ability earn Platinum status through spending on the card.

70,000 Ritz-Carlton Points And Up To 400 In Statement Credits

Get 70,000 Points When You Spend $2,000 Within 3 Months on the Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards Card

The 70,000 Ritz-Carlton points you earn with this card are good for at least 1 free night at any Ritz-Carlton hotel.  However, you could also get 2 free nights in a tier 1 Ritz-Carlton hotel.

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How to Book Hotels for Others Using Your Points

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One of the great things about collecting miles and points is being able to share Big Travel with Small Money with the important people in our lives.  Emily and I have created wonderful memories by treating our friends and family to trips they otherwise would not have been able to afford.

Readers have asked if they can use hotel points or free night certificates to book hotel stays for friends and family without traveling with them.  I’ve written about booking award flights for others with miles, but can you do the same with hotels?

Use Points To Book Room For Others

We Booked Our Family at the Park Hyatt Goa, but We Traveled With Them

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How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You!

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Now that you’ve earned airline miles for your flights, it’s time to figure out your accommodations.

How To Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right For You

Enjoying Our Free Nights at the Grand Wailea

How to Find Out Which Hotel Card Is Right for You Series:

Have a Goal

You should have a destination goal in mind such as Hawaii, Florida, or Italy before you apply for a hotel credit card.  This way you get the right card so that you can get your accommodations for free (or mostly free)!

Most hotel redemptions are actually free because you don’t pay any taxes and fees.  In some cases, you might pay a few dollars in taxes if there is a local tax or fee. Continue reading