Want to learn the insider secrets of the miles & points hobby?
Registration is now open for Frequent Traveler University in Chicago, November 17 through November 19, 2017.
They’re offering a Travel Expo for all travel enthusiasts, and a Signature event for more advanced points & miles enthusiasts.
Tickets are limited, and usually sell out quickly. So book soon if you want to attend this exciting weekend!
Unlock the Mysteries of Miles & Points and Get Even More Big Travel With Small Money at Frequent Traveler University!
Here are the details. Let’s see if you should consider going!
Lyn writes about Southwest for her GotoTravelGal.com blog and has taken her family to many destinations around the US, flying nearly free on the airline. I’ve asked her to share some tips on taking a family trip to San Diego, one of her family’s favorite places, on Southwest Airlines.
Lyn: San Diego was our very first trip where we flew our entire family, including me, my husband and 2 school-age sons, completely on miles. It was quite an achievement to take that first flight, knowing we paid next to nothing out of pocket!
San Diego Was Our First Family Trip Flown Entirely on Miles on Southwest
San Diego offers an array of outdoor and adventurous activities, as well plenty to entertain the kids! I’ll share some of my favorite things to do. And how to get there on the cheap.
Via The Points Guy, Uber riders in the US will soon be able to tip their drivers in-app!
Depending on your views about tipping, this new feature could be good or bad. But if you’re going to tip your Uber driver, being able to do so in-app will be much easier.
No More Carrying Small Bills Around to Tip Your Uber Driver!
Here’s more about this news, and what it means for you.
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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!
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!
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.
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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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!
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.
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.
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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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
Earlier this year, I shared news that you can now use Delta miles to book award tickets on Canadian airline WestJet.
Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin recently booked WestJet award tickets for her family of 4 using Delta miles. I’ll let her tell you about it!
Jasmin: Thanks, Daraius! My 3 kids and I needed flights to Calgary, Canada, in August 2017 for a family reunion.
WestJet is a fun, customer-friendly airline that flies to cities in Canada, the Caribbean, and beyond. For example, you can fly WestJet non-stop from airports like New York – LaGuardia and Fort Lauderdale to Toronto. And then continue on to Vancouver.
I’ll show you the pitfall I avoided by using Delta miles on WestJet.
Find Out How a Million Mile Secrets Team Member Booked WestJet Flights to Calgary Using Delta Miles
I’ll share how I saved money AND added convenience booking WestJet award flights using Delta miles!
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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.
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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Here’s a nice targeted deal if you like Southwest!
Via Deals We Like, some folks are receiving emails offering 2X Southwest points on paid Southwest flights, plus a fast-track challenge to A-List elite status.
You’ll earn double Southwest points on new bookings only for travel through September 30, 2017. And to earn A-List elite status, you must fly 6 one-way flights by the same date to earn status through December 31, 2017. Or fly 10 one-ways to earn status until December 31, 2018!
Earn Double Southwest Points and Fast-Track to Elite Status on Flights Through September 30, 2017
I’ll share the details!
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