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The Best of Million Mile Secrets – July 2013

The Best of Million Mile Secrets – July 2013

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Here are the most interesting and useful posts for July 2013.

1.   The 50,000 point bonus on the Southwest cards officially ends today.  But how to decide whether to get the Southwest Companion Pass in 2013 or 2014?

50,000 Point Southwest Premiere & Companion Pass
When Should You Get the Southwest Companion Pass?

2.   Car Rental Savers is a great alternative for cheap rentals cars if you don’t have a Costco membership.

CarRentalSavers
Use Car Rental Savers to Save Money on Car Rentals

3.   How to contact hotel general managers to ask for room upgrades for special occasions.

Our London Weekend Proposal Was Nicer Because of The Room Upgrade!
Our London Weekend Proposal Was Nicer Because of The Room Upgrade!

4.   You could get up to 50,000 miles from Fidelity.

You Can Get 50,000 American Miles From Fidelity
You Can Get Up To 50,000 Miles From Fidelity

5.    You can buy Vanilla Reloads at some 7-11 stores.

Bluebird Bill Pay
Fund Your Bluebird From Vanilla Reloads Purchased At Seven-Eleven

6.   There are usually no taxes on hotel award stays at most hotels.

Room At Park Hyatt Milan With Tax
You Usually Don’t Pay Taxes When You Redeem Hotel Points for Free Hotel Nights

7.   We looked at how Award Wallet makes it easy to track your miles and points.

Award Wallet
Award Wallet Makes it Easy to Track Your Miles and Points

8.   I showed you how to get the lowest price on car rentals if you’re below 25 years.

NOt Paying
How to Avoid Underage Fees if You’re Less Than 25 Years Old!

9.   Can you spend any of your points before getting the Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass Lets You Fly Free
Can You Spend Any Southwest Points Before Getting the Southwest Companion Pass

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This is awesome. Pretty soon we’ll have red carpet ceremonies and runner-ups!