Category Archives: Shopping

Which Marriott Hotel to Book Using 7-Night Certificate From Southwest Flight Package?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bonnie, commented:

I used hotel points to book a Marriott Hotel + Air package and get the Southwest Companion Pass.  Perhaps a post about getting the best value with the 7-night Marriott certificate would be helpful and give some ideas of where to book!

Great suggestion, Bonnie!

It sounds like Bonnie took advantage of a deal that won’t be around much longer!  Until March 31, 2017, you can use 270,000 Marriott points to book a Southwest Hotel + Air package.

This gets you a 7-night stay at a Category 1 to 5 Marriott hotel and 120,000 Southwest points, which is more than enough to earn the Companion Pass!

You have at least 12 months to redeem the 7-night hotel certificate.  So you’ll have time to decide if you want to witness beautiful views of the Andes with a stay at the Courtyard Santiago Las Condes.  Or leaf peep this autumn in beautiful Vermont with 7 nights at the Courtyard Middlebury.

Marriott Hotels To Book With 7 Night Certificate

Use Your Marriott 7-Night Certificate to Check Out the Wonderful Foliage in Vermont and Stay at the Courtyard Middlebury

I’ll share a few examples of Marriott hotels you can book with the 7-night certificate!

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New! No-Annual-Fee Card Earns Up to 3% Cash Back

Via Reddit, there’s a new card that earns 3% on dining, 2% on groceries, and 1% on everything else.

With the Capital One Premier Dining Rewards card, you’ll earn a sign-up bonus of $100 when you spend $500 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

That’s not bad for a card with no annual fee.  But it’s NOT a good card for folks just getting into the miles & points hobby!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you all your options!

Capital One Dining Rewards

You’ll Get the Most Cash Back When You Use Your Card for Dining. But There Are Other Cards With Even Better Returns

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this card.  And help you decide if it’s worth it for you!

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Best Cards to Use at Amazon in 2017

If you prefer online shopping like I do, you likely make lots of purchases at Amazon.

If so, there are many excellent credit cards to use, which earn miles toward travel or cash back.

And some cards have bonus perks, like Citi Price Rewind, which refunds your money when prices go down on certain items you’ve bought!

Best Credit Cards To Use At Amazon

Mazzy and Emily Don’t Want You to Miss Earning Extra Miles or Cash Back When You Shop at Amazon

I’ll share 6 of the best credit cards to use at Amazon!

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What Are the Best Current Credit Card Deals?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed:

Which credit cards currently have the best deals?  We are making a few large purchases for our home.

There are several cards offering terrific sign-up bonuses, including a few best-ever offers that are only available for a limited time.

Top Travel Card Sign Up Bonuses

One of the Top Credit Card Deals Is the Best-Ever Offer for the AMEX Starwood Card!  But It’s Only Available for a Limited Time!

I’ll share top travel cards with excellent sign-up bonuses!

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Earn Bonus Starwood Points for Broadway Show Tickets, Redeem for Unforgettable Experiences

Did you know you can earn lots of Starwood points by booking your show tickets through Audience Rewards?  In some cases, you can earn up to ~18 points per $1!

And you can use the Starwood points you’ve earned for award stays at Starwood hotels, flights on ~30 airline partners, Cash & Points, and Nights & Flights.  And for once-in-a-lifetime experiences with a Starwood program called SPG Moments.

Earn Bonus Starwood Points For Broadway Show Tickets Redeem For Unforgettable Experiences

Earn Lots of Starwood Points by Booking Show Tickets, and Redeem Them for Unforgettable Experiences You Can’t Buy Elsewhere

I’ll show you how to earn more Starwood points with Audience Rewards, and get some great bargains with SPG Moments.

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1,000 American Airlines Miles for Shopping! Plus 4X Miles at Apple (Today Only)

Here’s a nice deal for folks who collect American Airlines miles and like to shop online.

Via Frequent Miler, you’ll earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles when you spend $350+ through the American Airlines shopping portal through March 17, 2017.  Or spend $150+ and earn 300 bonus American Airlines miles.

This is in addition to the miles you’d normally earn by shopping through the portal.  And today only, they’ve increased the earning rate to 4X American Airlines miles on Apple purchases.

So this could be a terrific double dip if you’ve had your eye on a new computer, iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch!

1000 American Airlines Miles For Shopping Plus 4X Miles At Apple Today Only

Shop Through the American Airlines Shopping Portal by March 17, 2017, and Earn Lots of Bonus Miles

I’ll explain how to earn the bonus American Airlines miles!

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9 New AMEX Offers: Save With eBags, Big Lots, Undercover Tourist and More!

You can now load new AMEX Offers and save on purchases you might make anyway!

Via Running With Miles, there are fresh AMEX Offers available for eBags, Big Lots, Embassy Suites & Homewood Suites, Undercover Tourist, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save money.  To take advantage of these deals, just add the offers to your AMEX card.  Then you’ll earn a statement credit when you make a qualifying purchase.

AMEX Offers March 2017

Need a Fancy New Suitcase? Save on Luggage at eBags With a New Offer From American Express!

Sign-in to your American Express online account to see which deals you qualify for, because AMEX Offers are targeted.

I’ll give you the scoop on these new offers!

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Now Earn 10X Points (10% Back) on Hotels and Car Rentals With These Cards!

Here’s an opportunity to earn lots of cash back or points for Chase Freedom®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited℠ cardholders!

For the entire month of March 2017, you can earn 10% cash back (10 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1) on up to $2,500 in hotel and car rental purchases made through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.

So if you spend the full $2,500, you’ll earn $250 cash back or 25,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points!  That’s a sweet deal.

Chase Freedom 10X Points

Earn 10% Cash Back (10X Chase Ultimate Rewards Points) on Hotels and Car Rentals Through March 31, 2017

I’ll share details of the promotion!

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5,000 Free JetBlue Points for New Loyalty Program Members!

Via Frequent Flyer Bonuses, you can earn 5,000 free JetBlue points by signing-up for their frequent flyer program and taking ONE paid flight.

To get in on the deal, you must register, book, and fly by April 16, 2017.  Only new JetBlue frequent flyer accounts are eligible.

JetBlue points are worth ~1.4 cents each, so 5,000 JetBlue points are worth ~$70 in JetBlue airfare (5,000 JetBlue points x 1.4 cents per point).  That’s a sweet bonus!

5000 Free JetBlue Points

5,000 JetBlue Points Is Worth ~$70 in JetBlue Flights to Awesome Destinations Like San Juan, Puerto Rico

I’ll show you how to register and make the most of this promotion!

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Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Sign-Up Bonuses If You’re Close to the “5/24” Limit

Million Mile Secrets reader, Myles, tweeted:

I’ve opened 4 new cards in the past 24 months.  If I get the Chase Amazon Prime card, will it count toward Chase’s “5/24” card limit and keep me from getting other Chase cards in the future?

Unless Myles gets certain small business cards, new cards from ANY bank will count toward Chase’s card limit.

Because Myles is just shy of reaching 5 new cards in the past 24 months, he’ll want to choose his next card wisely!

If you’re in a similar situation, the best choice for a 5th card depends on which cards you already have and your travel goals!

Chase Card Limit

If You’re Close to Hitting Chase’s “5/24” Card Limit, You’ll Want to Plan a Careful Strategy for Choosing Your Next Cards

I’ll share 5 excellent travel credit cards for folks nearing Chase’s card limit!

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