Category Archives: Membership Rewards

Worth It? Earn 500 Bonus American Airlines Miles for Hilton Stays

Planning a stay at a Hilton hotel?  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, after registering, you can earn 500 American Airlines miles per night or stay at certain Hilton hotels through March 27, 2017.

This could make sense for folks looking for ways to earn more American Airlines miles.  Especially if you already have a particular trip in mind!

Hilton American Airlines Promotion

Looking for Ways to Earn More American Airlines Miles? Consider This Promotion From Hilton!

I’ll share the details of the promotion.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you.

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Top 7 “Premium” Cards You Can Try for Free

The easiest and fastest way to earn lots of miles & points is to sign-up for credit cards with big bonuses.

The biggest bonuses usually come from “premium” cards with valuable perks, like the ability to transfer points for Big Travel, bonus categories, free checked bags, and more.  But they usually have an annual fee.

However, some cards waive the annual fee for the first year.  So you can try the card at no cost!

Best Premium Credit Card

With the Top Card on This List, You’ll Earn Valuable Chase Ultimate Rewards Points That You Can Transfer to Travel Partners for Big Travel!

Here are my 7 favorite “premium” cards that waive the annual fee the first year of card membership!

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They Got $6,000 Business Class Flights to Europe for ~$184 Each!

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!

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

They Got 6000 Business Class Flights To Europe For 184 Each

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

A big thank you to Austin for sharing his story!

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

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Do You Want to Earn a Sign-Up Bonus on the Same Card More Than Once?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Allen, tweeted:

Which banks let you earn the sign-up bonus on the same card more than once?

Excellent question, Allen!

I understand why folks might want to reapply for a card they have had previously.  Because earning a new card sign-up bonus is the easiest way to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Each bank has different rules when it comes to earning a sign-up bonus on the same card more than once.

Sign Up Bonus More Than Once

Earning a Sign-Up Bonus on Certain Cards for the 2nd Time Could Get You Enough Miles or Points for a Trip to Europe!

I’ll share the rules for getting a sign-up bonus more than once.  And let you know when there are exceptions!

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Better Chase Ink Offers Will Be Available In-Branch Starting Next Month

A few weeks ago, I shared rumors that the Chase Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card would soon have a targeted, increased sign-up bonus of 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

Now, via Doctor of Credit, it’s confirmed that this will be a targeted, in-branch ONLY offer beginning March 12, 2017.   The online application will remain at 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points after completing the minimum spending.

And at the same time, there’ll be a similar improved in-branch offer for the Chase Ink Cash, with a $500 sign-up bonus after meeting spending requirements.

Chase Ink Better Offers

The Targeted In-Branch Chase Ink Preferred 100,000-Point Bonus Is Worth at Least $1,250 in Big Travel!

I’ll share the details and remind you of each card’s perks!

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Earn 8,000 Points (Enough for a Free Night) for Every 2 Stays at Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels has just released their Spring promotion.  And it’s a familiar one.

Between March 2, 2017, and April 27, 2017, you’ll earn 8,000 Choice points for every 2 stays you complete.  And there is NO cap on the amount of bonus points you can earn!

Choice Promotion Spring 2017

Choice Says You’ll Earn a “Free Night” After 2 Stays. But You Actually Just Earn Enough Points for a Free Night at a Lower-Category Hotel

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More Details About Hilton’s New Flexible Redemption Option

I told you about the big changes coming to Hilton’s award program.  And now we know a little bit more!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can officially book Hilton hotels with the Points and Money option starting March 1, 2017.  So you’ll have more choices when you redeem your points!

Hilton Points And Money

Use the Slider to Choose How You Want to Split Your Payment Between Points and Money

I’ll show you what you can look forward to with this new addition!

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Bigger Bonus: 75,000 Hilton Points With the No-Annual-Fee Citi Hilton Visa!

Good news for folks who collect Hilton points!

Via Reddit, the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature card has an increased sign-up bonus of 75,000 Hilton points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

This is the best offer that’s been available on this card!  And it’s a terrific deal for a card with no annual fee.

We don’t earn a commission from this offer, but we’ll always tell you the best deals.

Increased Bonus Citi Hilton Visa

With the Increased Sign-Up Bonus From the Citi Hilton Visa, You’ll Have Nearly Enough Points for a Stay at the Luxurious Conrad Hong Kong!

I’ll share the details of this offer and help you decide whether it’s worth applying for!

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Ends Tomorrow: Book Certain Iberia Awards for 25% Off

Do you like booking cheap flights with British Airways Avios points?  If so, you’ll like this deal!

Via View From the Wing, you can book certain Iberia flights for 25% off the normal award price.

And if you meet certain conditions, you can transfer points from British Airways to Iberia.  And use your stash of British Airways Avios points for this deal!

Iberia Sale From 4 US Cities

Use Iberia Avios Points to Visit the Stunning City of Madrid! Or Just to Get to Europe at a Discount.

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

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New Offer: Earn 25,000 Cathay Pacific Miles With This Card

Yesterday I told y’all about the upcoming Cathay Pacific card from Synchrony Bank.

You can now apply for the Cathay Pacific credit card.  You’ll earn 25,000 Cathay Pacific miles after spending $2,500 on purchases in the first 90 days of opening your account.

Cathay Pacific Card Now Available

Fly From Chicago to Rome Round-Trip in Business Class for 80,000 Cathay Pacific Miles. That’s 35,000 Fewer Miles Than American Airlines Charges!

I’ll help you decide if this is a good card for your situation!

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