Category Archives: Save Money

15 Ways Y’all Saved $1000s With Starwood Points!

I love hearing readers talk about how they like to use miles & points.  So I loved reading your comments from a recent Starwood giveaway!

We asked “what’s the best value you’ve received from Starwood points?”  And y’all have done some amazing things!

Save Money On Vacations With Starwood Points

One Reader Used Starwood Points for a Suite at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Last Winter

The giveaway is now closed.  But if you’d like ideas for how to use your Starwood points to get the Biggest Travel, here are comments from other Million Mile Secrets readers!

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Review: Capital One Quicksilver & QuicksilverOne

If you’re looking for a card with a straightforward back structure, low to no annual fees, and no foreign transaction fees, the Capital One Quicksilver cards could be worth considering.

Both cards come with unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase.  But the right card for you depends on whether you’re trying to build or improve your credit, or if you already have a good score and an established credit history.

That said, these aren’t the best cards for folks new to miles & points.  I’ll explain why.

Capital One Quicksilver Review

With Unlimited 1.5% Cash Back on Every Purchase, Your Savings Could Really Add Up!

I’ll share the details of each card.  And help you decide whether applying makes sense for you!

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Planning a Trip to Hawaii? Check Out This Card Offer!

Via Travel Is Free, you can earn 50,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles after completing minimum spending requirements on the Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines card.

That’s enough for a round-trip coach award flight to Hawaii from North America.  And it’s better than the usual sign-up bonus.

In the past, you’d have to make a test booking on the Hawaiian Airlines website to find this offer.  But now there’s a direct link.

Emily and I don’t earn a commission if you’re approved, but we’ll always let you know when we find a better deal!

Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines Card

Fly Coach to Hawaii for Nearly Free With the Increased Offer on the Barclaycard Hawaiian Airlines Card!

I’ll explain more about this offer.  And help you decide whether it’s worth applying.

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New Southwest Fare Sale, One-Way Flights From $42

If you missed out on last week’s Southwest flash sale, here’s another chance to save money (or points!) on Southwest flights!

Via Miles to Memories, Southwest is running a sale with one-way flights starting at $42.  Most routes are pricier, but you could find a good deal on US and international flights!

You must book by June 29, 2017, for travel between August 22, 2017, and December 16, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

New Southwest Fare Sale One Way Flights From 42

Fly to Havana From Fort Lauderdale or Tampa for $99 or 3,240 Southwest Points One-Way

I’ll share the details.

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How to Earn Lucrative Sign-Up Bonuses Without Paying Annual Fees Out-of-Pocket

I’ve written why even thrifty folks like me should consider annual fee cards.  Because these cards often come with big sign-up bonuses and great perks that can help you achieve your travel goals!

That said, I understand folks new to our hobby might not be comfortable paying an annual fee expense.  Team members Keith and Scott remember feeling this way when they first started out.  And now they each have 8+ cards with annual fees.  

But there’s a strategy you can use to earn valuable sign-up bonuses on certain annual fee cards without paying the fee out-of-pocket.

Ways To Offset Credit Card Annual Fee

Get Big Travel With Valuable Sign-Up Bonuses on Certain Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards Without Paying an Annual Fee Out of Your Pocket

I’ll explain how you can offset annual fees with certain credit cards!

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Worth It? Earn Up to a 75% Bonus When You Buy United Airlines Miles

Want more United Airlines miles?  You can get up to a 75% bonus on purchased United Airlines miles through July 3, 2017.

This deal could be worth it if you have a particular trip in mind, or need a few extra United Airlines miles to top-off your account.

United Airlines Buy Miles Promotion

Earn Bonus United Airlines Miles When You Buy Miles Through July 3, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Good Deal! 3rd Night Free at Luxury Hilton Hotels!

Good news for folks who enjoy staying at Hilton’s luxury hotel brands!

Via Live From a Lounge, Hilton is offering Visa Signature cardholders their 3rd night free at certain luxury hotels for stays through October 31, 2017.

Visa Signature Hilton Promotion

Book a Stay of 3+ Nights and Get Your 3rd Night Free at Luxury Hotels Like the Stunning Conrad Bali

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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My Review of ReserveAmerica – The Online Camping & RV Reservation Site

Million Mile Secrets team member Jesse recently planned a trip to Napa Valley using ReserveAmerica, a site that helps you reserve camping spots in the US.  And we thought it could be a useful resource for some of our readers!

ReserveAmerica Review

ReserveAmerica Can Help You Book Camping Spots Across the US

So here’s a review of ReserveAmerica.  And how to use the site.

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Interesting Limited-Time Deal for Folks Who Love to Golf!

Love hitting the golf course when you travel?  Here’s a deal that could save you a lot of money!

Via View From the Wing, you can get a heavily discounted ClubCorp Travel membership (we’re talking a savings of over $1,000!), that’s good for free golf, free meals, and more.

ClubCorp Travel Membership

If You Travel a Lot AND Love to Golf, This Deal Could Make Sense for You!

I’ll share more about this interesting deal.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Let IHG PointBreaks Inspire Your Travel

Million Mile Secrets team member Joseph is (likely) heading to Panama for his next trip.  I asked him to tell you how he decided upon his destination!

Joseph:   I always anticipate the new IHG PointBreaks hotel list every few months.  That’s because you can book hotels all over the world for just 5,000 IHG points a night.  And IHG points are easy to earn!

I was especially looking forward to this latest PointBreaks list, because it’s been a while since I’ve traveled.  I decided to let the PointBreaks list decide my next travel destination.

How To Book IHG PointBreaks Hotels

I Booked a One-Bedroom Suite in St. Robert, Missouri, Last Winter for 5,000 IHG Points

Sometimes it can be fun to chase great sales and promotions, and let the deals decide where you travel!

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