Category Archives: Starwood (SPG)

4 Marriott Reviews for Travel With Marriott & Starwood Points

Because of the interest in free stays thanks to the increased Marriott card offer and the new ability to convert Starwood points to Marriott, I asked the Million Mile Secrets team to let y’all know a few hotels they personally recommend based on their experiences.

4 Marriott Reviews For Travel With Marriott Starwood Points

A Hammock With a Relaxing Sea Breeze Awaits You at This Marriott on the Beach of San Juan, Puerto Rico

After the reviews I’ll remind you how to earn points for your award stays!

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – November 2016

1.   I let you know you can apply for the new Chase Ink Business Preferred card.  It comes with an 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards point sign-up bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets November 2016

The Ink Business Preferred 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point Sign-Up Bonus Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort!

2.   I showed you which cards you should apply for before the end of the year to get the 2X yearly bonus.

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1 Couple + 2 Cards = 2 Years of Free Flying + 7 Free Hotel Nights!

Earning credit card sign-up bonuses is the easiest way to get Big Travel With Small Money.

That’s why it’s an amazing deal when two people can get 2 years of free flying with the Southwest Companion Pass AND a 7-night hotel stay by earning just 2 card sign-up bonuses each.

Here’s the deal:  1 Couple + 2 Cards Each = 2 Years of Free Flying (at least $3,600+) + 7 Nights Hotel (at least $1,400+).

That’s a $5,000 value!!

With the sign-up bonuses on Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Chase Marriott Premier Rewards card, a couple can earn more than enough points to get the best deal in travel!

Southwest Companion Pass Marriott Points

This Couple Knows That the Southwest Companion Pass Is the Best Deal in Travel!

I’ll explain the steps to earning enough points to book a Marriott flight and hotel package, which will earn you enough Southwest points for the Companion Pass!  And a 7-night Marriott hotel stay!

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5 Terrific Tokyo Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, remember you can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at terrific hotels in this beautiful city!

I haven’t been to Tokyo, but I’d love to visit and learn more about its history.  Tokyo is known for its numerous temples and shrines, delicious sushi, world-class shopping, and tons of cultural and artistic attractions.

Tokyo Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Planning a Trip to Japan? Check Out My List of 5 Terrific Hotels In Tokyo!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels in Tokyo where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Fantastic Hawaii Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points


There’s so much to see in Hawaii!  From volcanoes to beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a popular destination on many folks’ travel bucket lists!

Whether you’re traveling to the Hawaiian Islands alone, as a couple, or with friends and family, you’ll have plenty of hotel options when you redeem Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points.

Hawaii Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood Points for Hotel Stays in Hawaii and Explore the Beautiful Beaches!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels Hawaii where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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5 Upscale London Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Exploring terrific destinations like London is one of the reasons Emily and I love to travel.  But sometimes staying in a fancy hotel makes the experience even better!

And London has plenty of fantastic upscale hotels to choose from!  You can redeem Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for stays throughout the city!

London Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Emily Recently Traveled to London and Had a Fantastic Time! You Can Too by Redeeming Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood Points for Award Nights at an Upscale Hotel!

I’ll share 5 highly-rated hotels in London where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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Marriott Merger Loopholes: Penguins, Safaris, & More in South Africa!

Two years ago, Marriott acquired an African chain, Protea Hotels.  I reported about great redemption bargains in Africa using Marriott and Starwood points.

Protea South Africa Hotels

Stay in Cape Town for Free Using Marriott or Starwood Points, and Make New Feathered Friends at Boulders Beach

Today, I’ll show you in detail how to use Marriott points to get great bargains in South Africa.

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An Incredible Story About a Mother-Daughter Trip to England, Paid for 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!

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

An Incredible Story About A Mother Daughter Trip To England Paid For With Miles Points

Tina and Her Mother Outside the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel

A big thank you to Tina for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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9,000 Starwood Points Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 9,000 Starwood points giveaway!

9000 Starwood Points Winner

Did You Win 9,000 Starwood Points?

Find out who won!

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Act Fast: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Hotel Deals!

Black Friday is here!  And Cyber Monday is near.  Get ready to book travel and save money at participating Fairmont, Hyatt  IHG, Marriott, and Starwood hotels.

You can save between 20% and 35% depending on which hotel chain you like.  And where you want to visit!

Act Fast Black Friday And Cyber Monday Hotel Deals

Save 25% on a Stay at the JW Marriott Miami With Marriott’s Cyber Monday Sale! Here’s a Roundup of Today’s Deals!

I’ll remind you which deals are live!

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