Limited Time: Kids Fly (Almost) Free to Europe on Scandinavian Airlines!

Good news for families planning a trip to Europe!  Via The Points Guy, if you book a round-trip ticket between the US and Norway, Denmark, Sweden, or Finland by January 23, 2017, you can take up to 8 children with you for (almost) free!

The deal is valid for travel between February 7, 2017, and April 9, 2017.

If you have a big family, this could be a great opportunity to get to Europe for less.

Limited Time Kids Fly Almost Free To Europe On Scandinavian Airlines

With This Promotion, Your Family Can Fly to Finland for Less. And Explore the Rest of Europe From There!

Here’s more about this offer!

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Top 5 US Cities for Cheap Flights

If you’re looking for a great deal on your next getaway, you may have better luck than others if you live in one of these 5 cities!

Top 5 US Cities For Cheap Flights

Which US Cities Are Most Likely to Have Great Flight Deals?

Here’s a list of US cities where you’re most likely to find cheap flights!

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Limited-Time: 80% Bonus With Hilton Points Purchases

Via One Mile at a Time, you can earn an 80% bonus when you buy at least 5,000 Hilton points, through February 17, 2017.

This could be a good deal for folks looking to top-off their Hilton account for an award night.  Or if you plan to use the Hilton points you buy for an otherwise expensive stay!

Hilton Buy Points Promotion

You Can Buy Hilton Points Through This Deal and Use Them for Stays at Any Hilton Hotel. Like the Magical Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa!

I’ll explain more about the offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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4 Tips to Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Lyn blogs about Southwest at Go To Travel Gal.  So I’ve asked her to share tips to make sure y’all receive your Southwest points after shopping through the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal.  

Sometimes these points do not show up in your account, so she’ll show us ways to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Lyn:   Starting online shopping at the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal is one of the easiest ways to earn Southwest points for free travel.  

If you’re going to be purchasing something anyway, why not earn some points to boot?  Plus, most of these points, unless Southwest says they are “bonus points,” qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass. 

Daraius and Emily know this is the best deal in travel, because with the Companion Pass, a friend or family member flies with you for nearly free for up to 2 years.

4 Tips To Make Sure You Get Your Southwest Shopping Portal Points

Shop Through Southwest’s Shopping Portal to Get Extra Points! I’ll Share Tips to Make Sure You Receive the Points You’ve Earned

For a step-by-step process of how to easily earn the Southwest Companion Pass, you can download my free guide.

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 4 – Highlights of Zion & Bryce Canyon

If you’re planning a trip to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks, you’ll want to read this post!

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Brice Canyon Lodge

We Were Lucky to Have Great Weather During Our Time in Zion National Park. The Temperature in Mid-October Was Perfect for Hiking!

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon.  And tips for planning your own trip to these awesome destinations!

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Secret Way for Free Uber Rides With Arrival Plus Miles

Did you know there’s a way to use the rewards you earn from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus for Uber rides under $100?

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus is a travel credit card, with a sign-up bonus worth ~$525 toward travel.  But a major restriction is you can only redeem your rewards for travel purchases of at least $100.

But folks have figured out a way to redeem their Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles for inexpensive Uber rides by purchasing $100+ Uber gift cards through the United MileagePlus X app.

Arrival Plus For Uber

Use Your Barclaycard Arrival Plus Miles for Uber Rides Under $100 With This Simple Trick!

I’ll show you how you can do it, too!

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Ultimate Guide to Big Travel With American Express Membership Rewards Points Part 7: Europe

You get lots of travel flexibility with AMEX Membership Rewards points.  Because if you don’t have set travel plans for a future trip, these transferable points give you the option to choose from multiple airline partners when you’re ready to book.

Folks in the miles & points hobby know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, are the best way to get Big Travel.  

The AMEX Membership Rewards program has 17 direct airline partners.  Plus, you’ll get access to other indirect partners as well, which opens up lots of options for flights to the Europe!

Or you can keep it simple and use AMEX Pay With Points to book flights through the Membership Rewards travel portal and get a fixed amount per point.

American Express Membership Rewards Points For Flights To Europe

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Travel to Wonderful European Destinations Like Cinque Terre, Italy

I’ll show you the best ways to use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for flights to Europe!

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Targeted: Limited-Time 40% Bonus When Buying Alaska Airlines Miles

Good news!  Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 40% bonus when you purchase Alaska Airlines miles through February 8, 2017.

This deal is targeted, and some folks have reported not being offered any bonus at all.  But it’s worth checking your Alaska Airlines account if you want to buy more miles for a particular trip!

Buy Alaska Airlines Miles Bonus 2017

Fly Round-Trip in Coach to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific for 60,000 Alaska Airlines Miles! See If You Were Targeted to Buy Miles With Up to a 40% Bonus

Here’s more about this deal!

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New American Airlines Basic Economy Fare – Is It Worth It?

Via One Mile at a Time, American Airlines will begin selling their new “Basic Economy” fare on certain routes beginning February 10, 2017.

Similar to United Airlines’ Basic Economy fares, these tickets will come with several restrictions, like no seat assignments more than 48 hours before the flight and no large carry-ons.

If your main concern is getting the cheapest ticket, this could be a good deal for you.  But it might not make sense if you’re used to the standard allowances you get with regular economy tickets!

American Airlines Basic Economy

Purchased a Basic Economy Fare Ticket? You Can NOT Store Your Carry-On in the Overhead Bin

Here’s more about what you can expect from American Airlines’ new Basic Economy fare.  And how to decide if it’s a good deal for you.

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National Parks Family Road Trip: Part 3 – Highlights of Death Valley & Red Rock Canyon

Considering a trip to Death Valley National Park or Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas?

Million Mile Secrets team member Meghan recently returned from a 2,500+ mile road trip through some of the top National Parks in the US.  I’ll let her tell you about it!

Meghan:  Thank you Daraius!  My husband and I love adventure, and with a new(ish!) baby in tow, we decided it would be a great idea to take a road trip to fantastic National Parks like Yosemite, Death ValleyRed Rock Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon.  Especially because our daughter is still light enough to carry in a backpack. 😉

Death Valley Lodging

Overlooking Las Vegas From Atop Red Rock Canyon

I’ll share the highlights of our trip to Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon.  And tips for planning your own trip to these fantastic spots!

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