Category Archives: Ritz-Carlton

StayFaster Makes It Easier to Compare Hotels & Save 10% on Your Next Booking

I’ve written about the hotel booking site StayFaster as well as the StayAtHand app and StayDreamer.  And now StayFaster has added new features to help you find the right hotel your next trip!

StayFaster Makes It Easier To Compare Hotels Save 10 On Your Next Booking

With StayFaster You Can Compare Hotels and Still Earn Rewards Points. Plus, They’ve Added More Ways to Make It Easier to Search

I’ll tell you about the new tools and how you can earn 10% cash back on your 1st stay!

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Which Hotel Points Transfer to Airline Miles (But Is It a Good Idea?)

Million Mile Secrets reader, TB, commented:

 Hi Daraius,

There are some hotel and airline chains in which you can transfer points/miles to points/miles and vice versa for 1:1 or 1:2 or better ratio.

What site can I go to to know what hotel or airline accepts transferred points/miles from other hotels or airlines?

Thank you.

Great question!  You can NOT transfer airline miles from 1 airline to another.  And you can NOT transfer hotel points between hotel programs.  But it is possible to transfer hotel points to airline miles.

Let’s 1st look at transferring hotel points to airline miles.  And later we can take a look at transferring airline miles to hotel points.

Which Hotel Points Transfer To Airline Miles But Is It A Good Idea

You Can Transfer Hotel Points to Airline Miles. But Should You?

I’ll explain how to do it.  And if it’s ever a good idea to make the transfer!

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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

Update:  The Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card offer in this post is no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!

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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