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  Here’s what some of our readers have to say:

“My wife and I now have over 1.1 million miles. On top of this, we’ve burned through another 1 million miles visiting places over the past 5 years.  Some of these places include:

Jordan, Egypt, United Kingdom, Belgium, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Czech Republic, Austria, France, Italy and many US cities!  I have literally gotten to the million mile mark with your help”.  -Mike

“Hi Daraius, I have been a loyal follower for a few years and have recommended your website to many family and friends.

I just completed a 19 day First Class trip on United Airlines through Europe and stayed at 17 hotels all for free on points for our 20th wedding anniversary.  Total trip worth $37,675 for the price of $638.70 for two.  Thank you Million Mile Secrets!!”  -Jeff

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you personally.  You have changed parts of my life.  We don’t take a lot of exotic vacations like many here do.  BUT, because of THIS blog, I’ve been able to travel with my family of 4, to visit the rest of our family.

My biggest fear was that my children would grow up and their own grandparents would be strangers to them, but because of you we all have very strong bonds.  Thank you so much Daraius and Emily!”  -Kimberly

 “Dear Daraius, You are the MAN!!!  Thanks to you, since I first started reading your blog, between my wife and I we have amassed almost 2 millions miles and points between various programs.

And interestingly my credit score actually went up during that span.” -Robert

We’ve also had the opportunity to share our tips and tricks for collecting miles & points on TV and in news articles.

We’re always happy to answer questions about:

  • Frequent flyer miles & hotel points
  • Choosing the best reward credit cards
  • Finding the best travel deals
  • Redeeming awards

TV Interviews







CNNLogo3Extreme Tips for Earning Free Trips

6 Tricks to Flying First Class, for Free
TheNewYorkTimesLogoLoyalty Programs for One-of-a-Kind Hotels
TIMELogo2The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels
MoneyLogoHow to Win the Credit-Card Rewards Game
USATodayLogo2Join USA Today Travel for Frequent Traveler University
LATimesFive Ways to Boost Frequent Flier Miles You Might Not Have Considered
YahooFinanceLogoAmerican Airlines Has the Most Generous Rewards Program in the US
CondeNastTraveller212 Smart Ways to Use Your Air Miles
USNews2How to Attain One of the Best Reward Perks in Travel

Travel Tips for When Sickness Hits

HuffingtonPostLogoChip Card Deadline Approaching: What It Means for Cardholders

The Beginner's Guide to Traveling With Points

How Your Family Can Fly Around the World for (Almost) Free
FOXBusinessLogoEight Creative Ways to Rack Up Credit Card Rewards Points Quickly
CNBCLogoFrequent Traveler University: Hard-Core Travel Tips and Tricks
ChicagoTribuneSometimes You Have to Go the Extra Mile for Freebies
IBTLogoEarn Thousands of Airline Frequent-Flier Miles on Your Next Hotel Stay With These New Websites

How to Turn Your Frequent-Flier Miles Into Actual Trips

Earn a Whopping 50,000 Bonus Miles With These Travel Credit Cards
PacificStandardLogoHow Cheating (and Duffle Bags of Gold) Got Me a First Class Flight to London
IBNLiveLogoThe World's Most Luxurious First Class Airplane Cabins; They Have Spas, Showers, Bedrooms and Their Own Chefs
MotherboardLogoHow to Rube Goldbergs of Credit Cards Fly First Class for Free
MTNLogo2How to Play (and Win) the Credit Card Rewards Game
DailyPressLogoSometimes You Have to Go the Extra Mile for Freebies
LasVegasRJLogo5 Ways to Save Money During Peak Travel Season
EdgeLogoFrequent Traveler University: 'Learn, Earn, Burn' and See the World!
GlobalTravelerBest Credit Cards for International Travel
MainStHow to Get a Low-Fee Prepaid Card That Actually Helps You
CreditCardsCanada5 Basic Rewards-Chasing Mistakes
Card Rates logoMillion Mile Secrets: Co-Founder Daraius Dubash Shares His Simple Advice for Using Travel Credit Cards

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12 responses to “Press

  1. Please contact me at email above re: story I’m writing for NYT. Thanks.

  2. Hello,

    I’m writing to request permission to post your RSS feed on my website. I’m two months out from launching a website about budget travel, and I would like to show my viewers some great content about travel hacking. Rather than trying to build my own content on this area, I’d rather syndicate it from other sources and focus on other areas of the industry.

    Note that your RSS feed will list your site as the source, and maintain all backlinks and affiliate links, which could potentially further improve your SEO, market awareness, and affiliate revenue.

    Let me know your thoughts.


  3. @Cody – Thank you for the offer but unfortunately, we can’t permit you to republish our articles in part or in full. However, you can link to our post headlines if you like.

  4. Alexandra Morales Bravo


    I found your blog very recently and love your tips and advice! I travel every week (only domestically and on average 700 miles or less per flight) for work. In just a few months I have acquired Platinum status on American and aroun 100,000 miles. I also have over 200,000 points at marriott. I am planning my honeymoon in Thailand for November 2017 (a long tome to plan) and would love to redeem my miles/points for first class cabins. Any advice?! I will acquire more miles and marriott points during my work weeks from here until those flights become available.

    Thanks in advance!!

  5. Hi Darius:

    I work at Johns Hopkins and wanted to contact you about setting up a session for you to speak on several travel related topics in return for remuneration for your time. Let me know if this might be of any interest via e-mail.

  6. Hi Darius and Emily,

    I am planning to buy a used car. I know I want Prius from Toyota. I have saved enough so I can pay the full amount without the loan. I am debating between purchasing it from carmax or Toyota dealer. My questions are
    1. Which credit card/ debit card/ gift card should I use buy a used Prius?
    2. Is carmax or Toyota dealer better than the other for ceding card point of view: do they get extra points?

    Thanks and hope to read answer from you as comment or as an article!

  7. Darius,

    I have been following u for a while.
    I was just totally shocked as now chase is cancelling credit cards.
    I pay monthly without late fees.
    I did receive the southwest bonus and the freedom bonus.
    According to chase this is ” bank policy”
    If you don’t i
    ncur late fees or high interest rates they will cancel.

    Pls reply as your site is based upon customers applying for credit cards.

  8. Hi Million mile secrets,

    Love your guys’ work. Wanted to bring up a topic in which has hit a lot of people and maybe bring awareness through your site so others do not get fraudulently taken by this company.

    Cardcash is a company that sells gifts cards, including many for travel purposes. I purchased hyatt gift cards that they had at about a 25% discount on the site, hoping to use it on a future trip. I purchased $2500 worth and waited for my next trip. They came to me via email at $500 each.

    My next trip came about and i went to use them and i had a balance of 0 on three of them. In shock, i contacted the company and soon got a cold shoulder. Because it was after their “45 day” return policy, i was shit out of luck. I tried multiple times to ask them to refund me, including asking american express spg to file a claim, to no avail.

    I have evidence of their email correspondences, and they told me in one of them that with amy gift card purchases, there is a “risk vs reward” aspect of it. Because i was saving money on the purchase, there was a risk in purchasing these gift cards.

    I believe your readers should be aware so they dont go through the same path as i did. I am now in my third claim with amex, and havent been refunded any of the money and not gotten to use what i thought i had purchased. I am not alone. I have two friends that have gone through the same thing, and i am pretty sure this has happened to more people.

    Thank you for listening and would love for you guys to make this aware to more and more people that wanna travel and not be scammed.

    Sean Tao

  9. Hi Daraius,

    I have a great readers success story to share on my recent trip to Japan on points which saved me thousands of dollars. Would love to get it featured on your site! I am also working on a travel website startup and would love your help in promoting it! Please check out my landing page at


  10. Your blog was one of the first to get me into the miles/points game. I’m now a freelance writer and would like to interview one or both of you and feature the site as the focus of an article. Contact me at the email here, or DM on Twitter @is_lou

  11. Hi,

    Hayden Field here, reporter for Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s TODAY show — hope you’re having a great week. We’re researching app stacking (combining deals to save the most money and earn the greatest rewards, like shopping portals (e.g., Ebates, credit card bonuses, frequent flyer miles, etc.) and thought you would be a great source. Could we set up a phone call for today or tomorrow to discuss, at my attached email address?

    Thanks so much.

  12. Hi Darius –

    Today only: 50 percent off flights. Use promo code 50PCT at

    Spirit Airlines christened its 100th plane this week, adding more yellow aircraft to its Fit Fleet. Spirit’s new AirBus A321 took flight Tuesday as the airline’s 100th aircraft, joining the youngest, most fuel-efficient fleet in the U.S.

    More than 600 passengers traveled on the 100th plane Tuesday and enjoyed inflight concerts with a surprise $100 future flight credits. View the video ( of the celebration and customer reactions.

    Spirit will be celebrating its 100th plane with deals all week long. Today, customers can receive 50% off flights by entering promo code 50PCT (exclusions apply). To check out the other crazy low fares and discounts, head to and start planning your next vacation now.

    Thanks for your consideration.