Category Archives: Ritz-Carlton

$200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who left a comment to win the $200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card and The Ultimate Guide to Free Travel giveaway.

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Did You Win a Ritz-Carlton Gift Card?

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card and The Ultimate Guide to Free Travel!

You’re the best blog readers in the world!  To thank you, this week we’re giving away a $200 Ritz-Carlton gift card and 2 copies of a great book, The Ultimate Guide to Free Travel!

Blog Giveaway 200 Ritz Carlton Gift Card And The Ultimate Guide To Free Travel

If You Win, You Could Use Your Ritz-Carlton Gift Card Towards a Stay at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman!

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Income Taxes: When You Should (and Should NOT) Use a Credit Card!

It’s that time of year again!  April 15, 2015, is the IRS tax filing deadline, and readers often ask if it’s worth paying taxes with a credit card to earn miles and points.

I’ve written about paying income taxes with a credit card, and whether doing so will code as a cash advance (it won’t).

But because you’ll pay processing fees of up to 2.35%, it’s generally not worth it except under specific circumstances.

Income Taxes When You Should And Should NOT Use A Credit Card

Paying Taxes With a Credit Card Might Make Sense in Certain Situations

Here’s how to pay taxes with a credit card and when it might make sense for you.

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in Central America

Update:   Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for pointing out that many folks don’t stay right in San Jose or Belize City.  Emily and I haven’t been to these destinations, so it’s helpful when our readers add their experiences!  We hope these guides can save folks time when searching for hotels, and that our readers continue sharing their feedback and advice.

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in Central America:

  • Belize (Belize City) (Starting June 2015)
  • Costa Rica (San Jose) (Starting March 2015)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In Central America

Want to See the Mayan Ruins in Belize? Southwest Will Take You There Starting June 2015

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Southwest’s New Destinations – Where to Stay Using Points in the Caribbean

Update:   Thanks to Million Mile Secrets readers for sharing their thoughts about hotels in the Caribbean.  Emily and I haven’t been to many of these destinations, so it’s helpful when our readers add their experiences!  We hope these guides can save folks time when searching for hotels, and that our readers continue sharing their feedback and advice.

In response to the news that Southwest will start flying to Belize, Million Mile Secrets reader Julianna commented:

Someone should do a post on points and rewards hotels in Belize…just sayin’.

I’m taking this a step further and checking out which hotels are available using points in all of Southwest’s new international destinations!

We’ll continue by looking at Southwest’s new destinations in the Caribbean:

  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Southwest's New Destinations Where To Stay Using Points In The Caribbean

Flying Southwest to the Caribbean and Not Sure Where to Stay? I’ll Help!

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