Category Archives: Travel Tips

Coming Soon: Use Your Southwest Points on Flights to Turks and Caicos!

Fun news for folks who love Southwest!  Today, they announced they’ll be adding flights to Turks and Caicos!

So you’ll have another way to use your miles and points to travel to an exotic location.

Soon You’ll Be Able to Use Southwest Points to Fly to Beautiful Turks and Caicos

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Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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Spring and Summer Travel: Earn Bonus Points With New IHG Accelerate Promotion

Good news for folks who like earning IHG points!  Via View From the Wing, you can now register for IHG’s latest Accelerate promotion, and earn bonus IHG points for completing stays and certain tasks between May 15, 2017, and August 31, 2017.

Some folks have been targeted to earn 60,000+ IHG points with this offer!  That’s enough points for a night at a luxury IHG hotel, like the InterContinental London Park Lane, which costs 60,000 IHG points per night.

You Might Be Able to Earn Enough Bonus IHG Points for a Free Night at the Beautiful InterContinental London Park Lane!

I’ll show you how to take advantage of this offer.

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Limited Time: Earn 70,000 Airline Miles With Targeted Card Offer

Good news!  Some folks have been targeted to earn 70,000 United Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements with the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card.

That’s 20,000 United Airlines miles more than the most recent public offer!

We don’t earn a commission for the targeted offer, but Emily and I will always tell you about better deals!

San Francisco Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

If You Make the Most of This Offer by Adding an Authorized User and Meeting Minimum Spending Requirements, You’ll Earn 78,000 United Airlines Miles. That’s More Than Enough for 3 Round-Trip Coach Flights to San Francisco From the Mainland US & Canada!

I’ll share the details.  And show you how to check whether you’ve been targeted!

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7 Phenomenal US Food Cities to Sample With Hilton’s Best-Ever Limited-Time Offer

Two things I love most are eating and saving money.  And thanks to miles & points, I can do both at the same time!

I’ll show you how to stay for free at hotels in 7 US cities known for great street food, 5-star restaurants, and world-famous food festivals!  So you’ll have more money to spend on your taste buds!

I’ve been researching Hilton hotels, because for a limited time, the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express comes with 100,000 Hilton points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.  That’s the highest bonus ever!

Stand in Line for Hours at Franklin’s Barbecue in Austin.  It’s Part of the Experience!

I’ll give food enthusiasts ideas for how to use Hilton points to accomplish their delicious goals!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 4 – Museum of Science & Industry and Other Activities in Chicago

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 4 Museum Of Science Industry And Other Activities In Chicago

It Was Neat to See the Inner Workings and Stages of a Real Jet Engine at the Museum of Science and Industry

We had an amazing time seeing Hamilton!  And despite the quick visit, we packed in tons of other activities.  Including a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry and participating in one of the largest protests in Chicago’s history!

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Heading to a Popular Event? Airport Flexibility Can Save You Hundreds!

Did you know you could save hundreds of dollars when traveling by adding a little inconvenience to your itinerary?

We all love the comfort of flying to the closest airport when we travel.  But sometimes you can save a LOT of money if you fly from (or to!) an airport that’s farther away.  Especially when you’re flying to popular events like the NBA Finals or the Kentucky Derby!

Cheap Flights To The Kentucky Derby

Don’t Assume the Airport Closest to You Has the Best Deals!

The folks here at Million Mile Secrets use this trick all the time.  I’ll let you know how you can do it, too!

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Bigger Bonus: Earn 60,000 American Airlines Miles With These Cards!

Via Reddit, you can earn 60,000 American Airlines miles after meeting minimum spending requirements on the personal and small business versions of the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard.

Most recently, the sign-up bonus on the personal card was 30,000 American Airlines miles (50,000 miles for the small business version) after meeting minimum spending requirements.  So these are much better offers!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from these cards, but we’ll always let you know about the best deals!

Increased American Airlines Bonus

60,000 American Airlines Miles Is Enough for a Round-Trip Coach Flight From the US to Europe!

I’ll explain the details of these offers.  And what you can do with 60,000 American Airlines miles.

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Everything You Need to Know About Southwest’s In-Flight Entertainment & Wi-Fi

Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines on GotoTravelGal.com and has written a free ebook titled, “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help those of you looking to fly one person nearly free with you for up to TWO years.  Since she and her family regularly fly Southwest, I’ve asked her to share her best tips for using the airline’s in-flight entertainment system.

Lyn:   My family has flown all over the US on Southwest Airlines.  We have mastered the use of Southwest’s entertainment systems.  With kids ages 9 and 13, digital devices are key to keeping occupied.

Southwest Airlines Wi Fi

My Son Playing on His iPad on a Southwest Flight

I’ll explain your options for inflight entertainment (along with the cost), show you how to use Southwest’s entertainment system, and share which devices are compatible.

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This Trick Saves Your Family Hundreds of Dollars on Travel Attractions

Many folks, especially families, purchase annual memberships to their local museum, science center, or zoo to save money.  That’s because if you visit 2 or more times a year, it’s often cheaper to sign-up for a membership than pay regular admission each visit.

But did you know you can use your local membership to get free or discounted admission to thousands of similar attractions all over the world?

Childrens Museum Coupons

Use Your Local Membership to Visit Spots Like the Chicago Children’s Museum at a Discount!

I’ll show you how to make the most of your local membership and save money when you travel!

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