Category Archives: Save Money

35,000 Points > 100,000 Points. Here’s Why!

With the recent limited-time 35,000 Starwood point offer on the AMEX Starwood cards, and the 100,000 Hilton point (plus a first anniversary free night certificate!) AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card deal, some folks might be having a hard time choosing between cards.

Just like a nickel being twice the actual size of a dime, bigger isn’t always better!  And in our hobby, not all points are created equal.

How Much Are Starwood Points Worth

Consider Each Hotel Chain and Their Award Chart Before Assuming Their Points Are Similar!

I’ll compare the sign-up bonuses from AMEX Starwood cards and AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card, and explain why I’d much prefer one card to the other!

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New Way to Use Delta Miles for Flights to Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and More!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can now use Delta miles for WestJet award flights!

WestJet is a Canadian budget airline that flies within Canada, and to the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.  So you’ll now have more options to use your Delta miles for flights to popular destinations in the US and abroad, like Toronto, Dublin, Cancun, the Dominican Republic, and more!

Delta Miles For WestJet Flights

It’s Now Easier to Use Your Delta Miles to Fly to Vancouver, Because You Can Use Delta Miles for Flights With WestJet!

I’ll share more about WestJet, and what this change means for you.

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T-Mobile’s Phone Insurance Just Got a Lot Better!

T-Mobile has announced good news for Apple fans!

T-Mobile’s Premium Device Protection will now include AppleCare.  And there’s no extra charge for the addition!

Phone Insurance With Credit Card

There Are Lots of Options for Getting Mobile Device Insurance

I’ll explain what that means.  And help you decide if it’s worth the price for Premium Device Protection!

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Emily’s Experience Using ShopRunner for Free Shipping!

Did you know you can get free 2-day shipping from hundreds of online stores just by having an AMEX card?

Folks with an AMEX card can get a complimentary membership with ShopRunner.  So you can save money on shipping (and returns!) for lots of online purchases.

ShopRunner Review

Mazzy Posing for the Camera Next to Emily’s ShopRunner Delivery

Here’s more about ShopRunner.  And Emily’s recent experience using the service!

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Targeted: Earn Bonus Miles and Points With Your Barclaycard Credit Cards!

Have a Barclaycard credit card like the Arrival Plus, American Airlines Aviator, or JetBlue Plus card?  Check your email, spam, and snail mail!

Via Doctor of Credit, folks have reported getting targeted spending bonuses, in categories like gas stations, restaurants, home improvement stores, and more.  Two Million Mile Secrets team members received offers too!

To qualify, you must activate the bonus by May 31, 2017.  Spending between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 2017, will count towards the bonus.  And you can earn a maximum of 2,500 points or miles with the deal.

Barclaycard Spending Bonus

Some of the Bonuses Include Spending at Gas Stations

I’ll share more about these targeted offers.  And help you decide whether they make sense for you!

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Use This Trick and Save Miles on Domestic Tickets, Including Hawaii!

Did you know there’s a way to use your Starwood points to get cheap award flights within the US, even to Hawaii?

When you transfer Starwood points to Singapore Airlines, you can book certain award flights on United Airlines for fewer miles!  Because Singapore Airlines and United Airlines are Star Alliance partners, and have access to each other’s award seats.  And sometimes they charge different amounts for the exact same routes!

This is a great trick to know, especially given the increased sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood cards.  Because you can earn enough for a round-trip coach ticket to Hawaii!

Starwood Points For Domestic Flights

Through April 5, 2017, the Sign-Up Bonus on Either the Personal or Small Business Version of the AMEX Starwood Card Is Enough for a Free Round-Trip Coach Ticket to Hawaii!

I’ll show you the best deals when using your Starwood points for domestic flights.  And explain how many miles you can save!

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“I Don’t Understand…I Made a Reservation”

Renting a car is usually an uneventful part of a travel experience.  Except for the time I booked a round-trip rental instead of a one-way.  Oops!

Well, team member Keith recently got back from a ski trip to Aspen.  And his plans included picking up a car from National Car Rental to drive to Denver.

When he showed up at the car rental counter, they had his reservation, but they did NOT have the vehicle he booked.  So they charged him a $500 fee to rent a different vehicle! 


 Does this remind you of a Seinfeld episode?

I’ll share the positive outcome of the car rental saga.  And explain what you should do if you’re in a similar situation!

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Award Sale! Fly to Europe for 25% Fewer Points

Looking for a cheap way to travel to Europe?  Good news!

Via One Mile at a Time, you can book certain Iberia award tickets for 25% off through April 11, 2017.

And if you meet certain conditions, you can transfer points from British Airways to Iberia.  And use your stash of British Airways Avios points for this deal!

Iberia Award Sale

With This Deal, You Can Fly to the Stunning City of Madrid for Less. Or Just Get to Europe at a Discount!

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer.

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Every Category 6 Starwood Hotel In One Spot!

Finding a particular hotel’s category can be a pain.  But it’s important, because the category dictates how many points you need for an award night.

So I’ve made a list of all the Category 6 Starwood hotels and organized them by region and country.  Now they’re easier to track down. 😉

Category 6 Starwood

Picture Yourself at the Breathtaking Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand!

I’ll share the list, and remind you of how many points you’ll need for a free night at Category 6 Starwood hotels.

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Earn Bonus Points With Hyatt’s New Promotion

Good news for folks who love earning Hyatt points!

You can earn double points on Hyatt stays, starting with your 2nd eligible stay, between April 1, 2017, and June 30, 3017.  You must register for the deal to qualify.

Signing-up is a no-brainer if you already have a Hyatt stay planned during the promotion period.  Even if you don’t, it’s worth registering, because it only takes a few seconds!

Hyatt Promotion Spring 2017

Ever Dreamed of Staying at the Beautiful Park Hyatt Vendome-Paris? You Can Earn Double Hyatt Points With This Offer, to Use for Your Next Luxurious Hyatt Stay!

I’ll show you how to register for this deal.  And help you decide if it’s worth it for you!

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