2 Nights of Absolute Luxury From 1 Card Bonus!

Want to splurge for a special occasion and spend a couple of nights at luxury hotel?  You can with the limited-time offer on the Chase Marriott Premier card for 100,000 Marriott points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

So I’ve put together a list of 7 amazing Category 9 Marriott hotels around the world.  Using 100,000 Marriott points or 35,000 Starwood points, you can get 2 free nights in spots like Rome, Paris, Hawaii, and more! 

Free Luxury Hotels With Points

100,000 Marriott Points Is More Than Enough for 2 Free Nights at the Stunning Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Waimea, Hawaii

Let’s take a look at my list of luxurious Marriott hotels that would be perfect for your next big getaway.

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If You Like to Read, This App Can Free up Luggage Space!

Here’s an excellent (and educational) way to keep yourself entertained while traveling!

In-flight Wi-Fi can be expensive (if you don’t have access to free Wi-Fi).  And plane rides can be long and boring.  But the Kindle app lets you bring years worth of reading material without extra baggage.  And because you can download your books, you won’t need Wi-Fi to enjoy them!

Kindle App Review

Not Interested in Purchasing a Kindle Device?  Download the Free App Instead!

I’ll give you my Kindle app review.

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New Offer for This Hotel Card – 2 Free Nights Plus $50 Statement Credit!

Via Doctor of Credit, there’s a new offer for the Chase Hyatt card that includes 2 free nights after meeting minimum spending requirements AND a $50 statement credit after making your first purchase!

The regular offer for The Hyatt Credit card does NOT have the $50 statement credit, but does include 5,000 bonus Hyatt points for adding an authorized user who makes a purchase in the first 3 months of account opening.

And to get the offer with the $50 statement credit, you must already be a World of Hyatt member, or create a new account.

Emily and I don’t receive a commission for the offer with the $50 statement credit, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

New Chase Hyatt Card Offer

With the Chase Hyatt Card’s Better Offer, You’ll Get a $50 Statement Credit After Your First Purchase AND 2 Free Nights at Any Hyatt Hotel, Like the Hyatt Zilara Cancun

I’ll show you how to find the Chase Hyatt offer with the $50 statement credit, and help you decide which deal is better for you!

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New AMEX Offers: Save at Hotels.com, Boxed, Universal Orlando, and More!

Check your AMEX account!  There are new AMEX Offers today that can save you money on hotel stays, household goods, vacation packages, and more!

AMEX Offers are an easy way to save on purchases you might make anyway.  To get in on these deals, add the offers to your AMEX card.  You’ll earn a statement credit once you make a qualifying purchase.

And it’s possible to get these offers more than once if you have multiple AMEX cards.

April 2017 AMEX Offers

Save $75 a Universal Orlando Vacation Package of $500+ With the Latest AMEX Offers!

Some of these deals are targeted, so sign-in to your AMEX account to see if you qualify.

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“Buy” IHG Points for the Lowest Price Ever and Save on IHG Stays!

Great news for folks looking for more IHG points or discounted IHG hotel stays!  With IHG’s Sunshine Sale, you can save up to 30% at certain hotels, save 20% on points & cash bookings, or earn more bonus points for paid nights.

I’m most excited about the ability to get a 20% discount on the cash portion of a Cash & Points booking, because you can use this discount to “buy” points at the cheapest price ever!

IHG Sale Spring 2017

With IHG’s Latest Promotion, You Can Save Up to 30% Off Stays at Hotels Like the Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber in Honolulu, Hawaii!

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it’s worth it!

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Do You Know the Difference Between Hilton Hotel Brands?

Can you name all 14 Hilton hotel brands?  If not, you might overlook some of the options where you can use your Hilton points.

Through May 31, 2017, the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and the Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express have the highest sign-up bonuses ever.  So you’ll have lots of hotels to use your points for!  I’ll help you make sure you know all your options.

Hilton Hotel Brands

Hilton Is One of the Largest Hotel Chains in the World! So You’ll Have Plenty of Places to Redeem Your Hilton Points

Here is a quick explanation for each of the Hilton hotel brands!

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Seeing Hamilton in Chicago for Cheap: Part 1 – Introduction and Planning

Million Mile Secrets team member Jasmin visited Chicago with her 3 kids to see Hamilton – An American Musical.  And she did NOT wait months for tickets or pay a small fortune!

She’ll tell you how she traveled with her family to Chicago using miles, points, and credit card perks for an unforgettable weekend of Big Travel with Small Money!

Jasmin:   Thanks, D!  My children are huge Hamilton fans!  The soundtrack is in heavy rotation in our house, the kids know all the lyrics, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is their hero.

But tickets to the Hamilton productions in New York and Chicago are very hard to get.  Shows are sold months (or years) in advance, and ticket prices can be incredibly prohibitive.

Seeing Hamilton In Chicago For Cheap Part 1 Introduction And Planning

If You Want to See Hamilton – An American Musical, You’ll Normally Wait Months and Spend a LOT of Money

But with a bit of luck and the right credit cards, I was able to surprise the kids with tickets to Hamilton and a trip to Chicago as a Christmas gift – without breaking the bank.  I’ll explain how!

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Should You Use the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Card for Hyatt Stays?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sudeep, tweeted:

Which card is better to use for an upcoming stay at a Hyatt hotel?  The Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Visa?

Thanks for the question!  Both the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Chase Hyatt Visa earn 3 points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels.

So it depends on what type of points you want to earn.  However, I’d recommend paying with the Chase Sapphire Reserve if you have both cards!

Chase Sapphire Reserve Or Chase Hyatt Card For Hyatt Stays

Should Sudeep Use His Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Hyatt Card to Pay for a Hyatt Stay, Like the Hyatt Key West Resort and Spa? Both Are Great Options If You Want to Earn Hyatt Points

I’ll explain why!

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Don’t Let Your Hotel Card’s Free Anniversary Night Go to Waste!

Million Mile Secrets reader, W, commented:

Is there an expiration date for the free weekend anniversary night you get with the limited-time AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass offer?

The free weekend night you earn with the current Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express offer must be redeemed for stays within 12 months after the date it’s issued.

This expiration policy is similar for other hotel cards with a free anniversary night, like the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card and Chase Hyatt.

So to make the most of the free night benefit, it’s important to book a stay before it expires.  Otherwise, you’ll miss out on an opportunity to save money!

Hotel Card Free Night Expiration

You Have 12 Months to Redeem the AMEX Hilton Surpass Free Weekend Night for a Stay at Hotels Like the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I’ll share some tips for using your card’s free anniversary night!

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A Surprise Solo Trip to 6 Continents, Made Possible With Miles & Points!

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!

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

A Surprise Solo Trip To 6 Continents Made Possible With Miles Points

At Machu Picchu

A big thank you to Satish 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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