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!
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!
1. Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points After 2 Choice Hotel Stays
Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 5,000 to 8,000 bonus Choice points (depending on the number of base points you earn) when you complete 2 trips at any Choice Hotel.
To earn the bonus points, you must register, book at a qualifying rate, and check-in by August 19, 2015. Also, set your earning preference to hotel points.
There are different booking requirements based on your status with Choice hotels. Corporate travelers can book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system.
There is NO limit to the number of bonus Choice points you can earn.
You Can Earn Up to 8,000 Bonus Points for 2 Choice Hotel Stays. That’s Enough for a $50 Gift Card From Certain Retailers. But You Can Redeem the Points Any Way You Like!
Because lots of folks are applying for the Chase Ink Plus and Chase Ink Cash increased sign-up bonuses, I want to remind you NOT to lose out on easy points and savings!
When you receive your card, there are 2 steps you can quickly take to earn extra miles, points, and discounts on dining, shopping, and hotel stays!
Don’t Miss Out! Take the Time Now to Complete the Steps to Earn More Points and Discounts With Your New Cards!
I’ll explain how taking a few minutes now can get you points and savings later without even having to think about it!
Via Running With Miles, the increased sign-up bonus offers on the Barclays Wyndham Rewards cards are back! And they’re better than before!
You’ll earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel!) after you complete the minimum spending on the premium Barclays Wyndham Rewards card.
And 30,000 Wyndham points (worth 2 nights at any Wyndham hotel) after completing minimum spending on the no-annual-fee version of the card.
We don’t earn a commission for either of these cards, but Emily and I will always tell you about the best offers!
One Card Could Get You 3 Nights at a Top Wyndham Hotel, Like the Wyndham Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort
This could be an excellent deal if you use your Wyndham points wisely. I’ll explain!
1. New Wyndham Credit Card Bonuses Could Be Coming This Summer
Last week, I told you about some big changes Wyndham has made to their rewards program. Starting May 11, 2015, you can book ANY Wyndham hotel for 15,000 points.
And via The Points Guy, the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards credit card may soon come with a new sign-up bonus!
With the current Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards bonus you’ll be able to get 2 free nights at expensive hotels in places you may not expect like France, Hawaii, and New York City.
Check out my post on the Wyndham Rewards changes for more details on this card.
For 30,000 Wyndham Points, You Could Stay at the Stylish Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City! This Hotel Can Cost ~$418 per Night!
So I’m looking forward to seeing what a new card offer might entail. Stay tuned!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we always tell you about the best deals!
2. Frontier Airlines 1-Way Fares as Low as $19 (Today Only!)