Category Archives: Travel Tips

Sneak Peek: 12 Days of JetBlue Travel Deals!

I shared the news that JetBlue is running daily deals through December 16, 2016.  Every day, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, they’ll announce a new deal, like yesterday’s $20 flights between select cities.

Now, the details of the deals have been leaked.  Via Reddit, we now know what JetBlue will offer each day through their “A December to Adventure” promotion!

We’ll see deals like $54 one-way flights to Cuba, 4X JetBlue bonus points, $30 one-way flights to tropical destinations, and more!

Flash Sale Just 11000 Delta Miles To Caribbean Mexico

Looking for a Cheap Flight to a Tropical Destination?  Check Out the List of JetBlue’s 12 Days of Deals.  And Start Planning Your Trip!

Let’s take a look!

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Book Memorial Day Travel: Southwest Extends Schedule to June 2, 2017

Planning a Memorial Day trip next year?  Southwest has opened their schedule for flights through June 2, 2017.

So you can now book paid and award tickets for late spring trips!  This is a terrific opportunity for a quick getaway before the peak summer travel season.

Southwest is my favorite deal in travel, because everyone gets 2 free checked bags, there aren’t any change or cancellation fees, and a companion can travel with you for almost free if you have the Southwest Companion Pass.


Southwest Flies to US and International Destinations, Including Their New Routes to Cuba!

I’ll share the details and remind you of how to make the most of your Southwest flights!

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$2,300+ Worth of Airfare With 1 Sign-Up Bonus!

I was excited to be approved for the limited-time AMEX Platinum Business Card offer.

Between the 100,000 point sign-up bonus and points from the minimum spending requirement, I earned more than 115,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points.  That’s almost triple the amount you’d normally earn with The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN!

These points are worth at least $2,300 in paid airfare because of the card’s Pay With Points perk.  So it’s a fantastic card for folks looking to get Big Travel!

And this is an AMEX small business card.  So it does NOT count toward card limits for new Chase applications!

American Express Business Platinum Activation

The AMEX Business Platinum Card Offer Is Great for Folks Looking to Get Big Travel!

Activating the AMEX Business Platinum was a breeze!  I’ll show you how to do it!
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Act Fast! Save Up to 20% on Hilton Stays Plus Earn 3X Hilton Points

Planning paid Hilton stays?  Via One Mile at a Time, Hilton has extended their Triple Up promotion through January 30, 2017.

And The Gate reports Hilton’s holiday flash sale is now live!  You’ll save 20% off paid stays in the US, Canada, and Latin America between December 18, 2016, and January 8, 2017.  But to get the deal, you must book by December 7, 2016, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

So it’s a great time to book holiday stays, save money, and earn bonus Hilton points!

Act Fast Save Up To 20 On Hilton Stays Plus Earn 3X Hilton Points

Don’t Wait! Hilton Is Having a Holiday Flash Sale Through December 7, 2016. And You Can Save Up to 20% Off Your Stay This Holiday Season!

Here are the details of the flash sale.  And how to earn bonus Hilton points with this promotion.

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$20 Flights (400 Points One-Way) With Today’s JetBlue December Deals!

Via Deals We Like, through December 16, 2016, JetBlue is offering 12 days of deals with their “A December to Adventure” promotion!

Today only, you can book JetBlue flights between certain US cities for just $20 one-way, or 400 JetBlue points!  These low fares are valid on specific dates only.

The deals launch daily at 1:00 pm Eastern.  And we’ll share the best ones with you!

20 Flights 400 Points One Way With Todays JetBlue December Deals

Shake the Virtual Snow Globe to See the JetBlue Daily Deal!

Let’s take a look at today’s deal!

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Prevent Your Alaska or Hawaiian Miles From Expiring With the Frequent Flyer App

If you collect Alaska Airlines or Hawaiian Airlines miles, there’s a new way to keep your miles from expiring with no effort!  Frequent Flyer is an app for iOS or Android that earns you points in return for sharing your location.  Then, you can redeem them for miles!

However, it can take 5+ months to earn 100 miles.  

You can also complete surveys or refer your friends to speed up the process.  If you don’t mind having the app on your phone, it’s an easy way to reset the clock and keep your miles active without flying.

Frequent Flyer App

The Frequent Flyer App Is an Easy Way to Keep Your Alaska or Hawaiian Mileage Account Active, in Exchange for Sharing Your Location

I’ll show you how it works!

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Get Up to 3 Free Nights With Higher Barclaycard Wyndham Sign-Up Bonuses

Good news for folks who like Wyndham hotels!  Via Don’t Call the Airline, both versions of the Barclaycard Wyndham cards now have increased sign-up bonuses.

With the annual fee version, you can earn 45,000 Wyndham points (worth 3 nights at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements.

And you’ll earn 18,000 Wyndham points (more than enough for 1 night at any Wyndham hotel) after meeting minimum spending requirements with the no-annual-fee version of the card.

We don’t earn a commission for these cards, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Up To 3 Free Nights With Barclaycard Wyndham Sign Up Bonuses

The Sign-Up Bonus From the Annual Fee Version of the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Card Is Enough for 3 Free Nights at the Historic Mills House in Charleston, South Carolina. Rooms Here Normally Cost ~$349+ Per Night!

Let’s take a look at these offers.

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2 Flights & Luxurious Hotel From 1 Card Bonus

Need a weekend getaway?  You can use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase Ink Business Preferred sign-up bonus for simple, fun, and easy-to-redeem trips within the mainland US!

For example, you can transfer 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points to United Airlines for 2 round-trip coach tickets to New York City.  Then use the remaining 30,000 points from the sign-up bonus for a night at a luxurious Hyatt hotel.

I’ll also show you how to get fun trips to Key West and Las Vegas!

Chase Ink Business Preferred Sign Up Bonus

Use 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for 2 Round-Trip Tickets and a Free Night in the Big Apple!

Here’s how to use the sign-up bonus from the Chase Ink Business Preferred card for a vacation!

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Worth It to Keep 2 American Airlines Credit Cards?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Juli, commented:

I have two American Airlines credit cards, the Citi® / AAdvantage®
Platinum Select® World Elite™ MasterCard®
 and Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard.  Are both of these cards worth keeping?

Great question, Juli!

The 2 cards have very similar perks.  You get bonus miles on American Airlines purchases, a free checked bag, and a 10% rebate when you redeem miles for award flights.

Because these 2 cards have an annual fee and similar benefits, it’s probably not worth keeping both.  The only exception is if Juli plans to spend a lot on the cards to earn American Airlines elite status.

But before Juli cancels one of the cards, she should consider the application rules for each bank.  This can make it easier to earn more American Airlines miles with future sign-up bonuses!

Keep 2 American Airlines Cards

There’s a Strategy for Folks Deciding Between Which American Airlines Card to Keep in Their Wallets!

I’ll explain which American Airlines credit card Juli should keep!

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A Free Week in Hawaii With Miles & Points Is Easier Than You Think!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

A Free Week In Hawaii With Miles Points Is Easier Than You Think

View from the Top of the Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Harry is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A big thank you to Harry for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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