Category Archives: Citi Thank You Points

Does Pooling Hilton Points Keep Them From Expiring?

Million Mile Secrets readers, Robert and Brian, commented:

Does pooling Hilton points with friends and family reset the expiration date for your hotel points?

Excellent question!

Hilton points expire after 12 months of no earning or redemption activity.

Unfortunately, combining Hilton points with friends or loved ones does NOT extend the life of your points.  So be mindful of the expiration date or you risk losing your points!

That said, there are lots of ways to keep your Hilton points from expiring.  Even without staying in a hotel!

Keep Hilton Points From Expiring

Pooling Points Will NOT Extend the Life of Your Hilton Points. But There Are Lots of Other Ways to Reset the Expiration Date!

I’ll share how to keep Hilton points from expiring!

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Timing Your Trip: Why the Travel Season Makes a Difference

The time of year you choose to vacation usually affects the prices you’ll pay and your travel experience.

Busy seasons (like holidays) can attract lots of tourists to popular destinations.  I typically prefer traveling in low or shoulder season when things are quieter and cheaper!

But some folks would rather book a getaway during peak season to enjoy the best weather.  Or because it works best for family vacation schedules.

High Season Versus Shoulder Season Travel

Emily Traveled to the British Virgin Islands During High Season Because of the Ideal Weather. And She Booked a Marriott Award Stay, Which Costs the Same Amount of Points Regardless of Season!

I’ll share the pros and cons of traveling to a destination during its high season, shoulder season, and off-season.

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Save Time & Money With Costco Travel Part 4: Cruises

I know lots of folks who love to vacation at sea.

Cruises are popular because there’s so much included in the price, like meals, onboard entertainment, and unlimited use of the water slides!  So it’s a great option for a family getaway.  Plus, many cruise itineraries include visits to multiple destinations.  And you only have to unpack once!

If you’re planning a cruise and are a Costco member, I recommend checking options on Costco Travel.  Because similar to warehouse club’s vacation packages, you can often find the best prices and get extra perks.  For example, a Costco Travel cruise might come with a credit to use onboard or an all-inclusive beverage package.

Costco Travel Cruises

Sail the Mediterranean Sea or Book Other Fantastic Cruises Through Costco Travel!

I’ll share the benefits of booking a cruise with Costco Travel!  And compare prices and perks you find through the warehouse club with what you’ll get booking directly or through a 3rd party site.

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Earn Bonus Hilton Points With Your AMEX Platinum Card!

Good news!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, folks with the personal or business AMEX Platinum card can earn 7,500 bonus Hilton points when they stay 2+ nights at nearly any Hilton hotel.

To earn the bonus, you must register for the promotion and complete your qualifying stay by August 7, 2017.  Plus, you need to pay with your AMEX Platinum card.

Hilton AMEX Platinum Promotion

Pay for Your Next Hilton Stay of 2+ Nights With Your AMEX Platinum and Earn 7,500 Bonus Hilton Points

I’ll share the details of this offer.  And show you how you can take advantage of this great deal.

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Fly to India With Citi ThankYou’s Newest Airline Transfer Partner

Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a new Citi ThankYou airline partnerYou can now transfer Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline.

New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner

Emily Enjoyed a Jet Airways First Class Suite on Her Way Home From India

I’ll help you decide whether it’s worth transferring your Citi ThankYou points to Jet Airways.

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You Can Use Starwood Points for ANY Flight, but Should You?

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

One of my favorite uses of Starwood points is transferring them to airline partners for award flights.  Because you get 5,000 bonus miles for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer.

But with SPG Flights, you can use Starwood points for paid tickets on 150+ airlines with NO blackout dates?

This perk can be useful for folks who don’t have a lot of flexibility in scheduling, can’t find award seats, or want cheap paid tickets.

Starwood Points For Any Flight

Start Planning Your Next Trip! With SPG Flights, You Can Travel Where You Want, When You Want, With NO Blackout Dates!

I’ll explain the details of the SPG Flights program.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for your particular situation!

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Buy Hotel Points With a 100% Bonus – Is It Worth It?

Via The Shutterwhale, you can earn up to a 100% bonus on Hilton points purchases through May 3, 2017.

If you need Hilton points for an expensive stay or want to top-off your account for a particular award, this could be a good deal!

Hilton Buy Points Promotion

You Can Buy Hilton Points With This Deal to Stay at the Luxurious Conrad Tokyo!

Here’s more about Hilton’s latest buy points promotion.

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Limited Time: 50% Bonus on Citi ThankYou Point Transfers to JetBlue

Starting tomorrow, through April 30, 2017, you’ll earn a 50% bonus when you transfer Citi ThankYou points to JetBlue.

Normally, Citi ThankYou points transfer to JetBlue at a 5:4 or 2:1 ratio, depending on which type of Citi card you have.  But this deal could be worth it to lots of folks, especially if you like flying JetBlue.

Citi JetBlue Transfer Bonus

Lots of Folks Prefer JetBlue Because of the Extra Legroom, Free In-Flight Entertainment, and Unlimited Snacks!

I’ll explain why!  And help you decide whether this deal makes sense for you.

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Mostly Negative Changes Coming to Singapore Airlines’ Award Program

Mostly bad news for folks who like to redeem Singapore Airlines miles.

Via Point Me to the Plane, Singapore Airlines is increasing the price of certain award tickets and removing the current 15% discount for booking online.  These changes go into effect March 23, 2017.

That stinks, but the good news is they’ll no longer charge fuel surcharges on award tickets.

Mostly Negative Changes Coming To Singapore Airlines Award Program

After March 23, 2017, You’ll Pay Significantly MORE Miles for an Amazing First Class Suite on Singapore Airlines

I’ll explain what this news mean for you.

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March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards: 3 Cities to Europe for 25% Off

The March 2017 Flying Blue Promo Awards are out!  But you can’t book them until tomorrow.  And this month, they’re very limited (only 1 US city!).

Starting March 1, 2017, you can book Promo Awards for travel this upcoming May and June 2017.  You will get discounts on award flights between Europe and cities including Chicago, Cancun, and Mexico City.

Even if you’ve never flown KLM or Air France, you may have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points, AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a ratio of 1:1!

Flying Blue Promo Awards March 2017

Experience the Alps This Summer at a Discount With Flying Blue!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about these discounted award tickets.

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