Category Archives: Travel Tips

Free 2 Day Weekend Car Rental From Avis!

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Via PointsCentric, you can get 2 days use of an Avis rental car to drive over a weekend for free when you sign-up for Avis First.

You’re supposed to enter a World Elite MasterCard to qualify.  But some folks report ANY MasterCard will work.

Your Next Weekend Vacation on the Road Could Be in a Free Avis Rental Car

Earlier I wrote how you also get free elite status with Avis when you sign-up!

There are some details you should know about this promotion.

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Save Money on Vacation Using Restaurant.com

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Folks who collect miles and points to get Big Travel with Small Money often focus much of their attention on award flights and free hotel stays.  But there are lots of other ways to save money once you get to your destination.

Sometimes, the most expensive part of a trip (if you got the flights and hotels for free) can be eating out at restaurants.  Especially if you’re traveling as a family or large group!

Emily and I use Restaurant.com to save money on meals when we go away (and sometimes at home, too).  If you’ve never used it before, I’ll show you how to get discounts AND miles & points!

Save Money on Dining Out With Restaurant.com

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Save Chase Points When Booking IHG Hotels!

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Million Mile Secrets reader Tammy Horvath commented:

What does this mean:  “If you’re comfortable with using the cash and points trick, you can buy IHG Rewards points and then get a statement credit of 1 cent per Chase Ultimate Rewards point. This is a better value than redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards points directly for IHG Rewards points.”

I did the cash and points trick already in the past but is this referring to buying them with my Ink card or something?  I don’t understand how to get a statement credit of 1 cent per Ultimate Reward point.

Tammy is referring to the IHG Cash and Points trick, which allows you to “buy” IHG points for 0.7 cents per point.

Save Chase Points When Booking IHG Hotels

You Can Buy IHG Points for 0.7 Cents Each and Stay at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, DC

If you want to use Chase Ultimate Rewards points for IHG hotel stays, it’s better to use this trick than to transfer points directly to IHG.  I’ll explain why!

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Will You Need a Visa? This Free Tool Tells You Quickly!

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You can see if you need a visa when you’re visiting other countries.

Visa requirements vary by citizenship, residency status and are always changing.  But you can use the same tool - Timatic - which airlines use to see if you need a visa!

But always double-check with your embassy on specific visa requirements for visiting other countries.

Will You Need A Visa This Free Tool Tells You Quickly

You Can Use Timatic to Check If You Need a Visa to Visit China

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Today Only: Save Up to 45% on Discounted Hotel Bookings With TravelPony

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Today only, you’ll save up to 45% off already discounted hotels when you book through TravelPony and use the promotion code “TPSAVINGS.”

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You Can Save Up To 45% on Discounted Hotels TODAY With TravelPony

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