Category Archives: Travel Tips

Is the 30% Bonus on Club Carlson Points Worth it?

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Do you need extra Club Carlson points to top-off your account?

For a limited time, you’ll get a 30% bonus when you purchase Club Carlson points online, but only until October 31, 2014.

Club Carlson includes Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, and Country Inns and Suites hotels.

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What Are Your Favorite Ways to Use Miles and Points?

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As travel enthusiasts, we all collect miles and points for different reasons.  Some of us save up for luxury vacations, First Class travel, and 5-star hotels.  Other folks prefer stretching their points, favoring coach flights, budget accommodations, and the best deals.

Others rather travel off the beaten path, staying away from chain hotels and looking for new adventures.  And some people save their points to share their love of travel with family and friends.

There’s no right or wrong way to use your miles or points!  Whether you use them for international or domestic travel, or even redeem them for gift cards if you won’t be traveling, the important thing is to do what you like with them!

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What’s Your Travel Style? Do You Have a Favorite Way to Use Miles and Points? 

Whatever your travel style, the 1 thing we all have in common is a passion (or obsession!) for Big Travel with Small Money!  So what’s your favorite way to travel using miles and points?

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Hilton Select Discount and Rebate Program: Worth It or Not?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Dave G commented:

Hey Daraius,
Have you heard of Hilton Select?  I just saw a link for it on a recent Hilton reservation confirmation.  The link is https://www.hiltonselect.com/.  It seems to be a Hilton travel club.  Just curious if you thought it was a good deal.  Thanks!

Hilton Select is a paid, members-only program that gives you discounts and cash back on hotel stays, travel, dining, entertainment, and more.  And they offer perks like concierge service, roadside assistance, and flight insurance.

But these benefits don’t come cheap!  Their basic membership costs $399 per year, and their “premier” membership costs $549.  That’s a lot of cash!

Hilton Select Discount And Rebate Program Worth It Or Not

Hilton Select Says They’ll Save You Money…but You’ll Have to Pay a LOT to Sign-Up!

Is Hilton Select worth it?  Let’s find out!

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Award Flights to Hawaii Just Got Cheaper for Everyone With Chase Points!

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Korean Air changed its partner award chart this week.  And because of that you can now transfer your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Korean Air (and then fly on Delta) to Hawaii for just 25,000 miles in coach and 45,000 miles in Business Class from the US!

To get to Hawaii, other airlines charge anywhere from 35,000 to 45,000 miles in coach and up to 80,000 miles for Business Class!

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Aloha! You Can Now Use Korean Air Miles to Fly to Hawaii on Delta for Only 25,000 Miles Round-Trip in Coach, or 45,000 Miles in Business Class!

This is an amazing deal, because most other airlines charge many more miles for award tickets to Hawaii!

And I’ll explain why this makes Chase Ultimate Rewards points the BEST for getting to Hawaii.

However, note that a supervisor wasn’t able to actually book the flights at the lower level because their systems have not yet updated.  But the supervisor acknowledged the new award chart which requires fewer miles.

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How to Find and Book Mistake & Low Fares

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If you’re passionate about Big Travel with Small Money, you’ve learned how to use miles and points to travel for free (or really cheap).  But did you know sometimes the best deals for flights are paid tickets?

On occasion, airlines will mess up and publish low or mistake fares which are hundreds or even thousands of dollars below the normal cost of a ticket.  And sometimes, they’ll purposely release a small number of ultra-low fares as a promotion or to win new business.  This can often start a fare war between airlines as they try to match or beat the lowest fare on a certain route.

How To Find And Book Mistake & Low Fares

You Can Benefit From Mistake Fares, Ultra-Low Fares, and Fare Wars

The trick to getting these low fares is knowing where to look.  And because they don’t often last for very long (sometimes for a few hours!) you’ll need to book quickly before the fare disappears.

It’s much more common to find low fares or fare wars than mistake fares.  And you have to be flexible with your travel dates and destinations.  But I’ll show you how to find and book them!

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