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Best Of Million Mile Secrets – September 2013

Best Of Million Mile Secrets – September 2013

Million Mile SecretsBest Of Million Mile Secrets – September 2013Million Mile Secrets Team

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

1.    Do you want to get paid very well for writing about miles and points?  

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
How About a Career With Million Mile Secrets?

2.    All 4 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 points.  If you time this right and apply for 2 Southwest cards in mid-October, you could get a Southwest Companion Pass for almost 2 years!

3.   You could get up to 25% cash back plus Ultimate Rewards points!

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
You Can Earn Cash Back in Addition to Ultimate Rewards Points With Your Ink Plus & Ink Bold

4.  Here are 7 different business cards that offer 50,000 miles or points.

5.  Do you know Hyatt’s best kept secret?

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
We Upgraded Emily’s Mom To A Suite At The Park Hyatt Goa For 6,000 Hyatt Points!

6.  How to save on 1-way car rentals.

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
One Way Rentals Can Cost A Lot of Money!

7.   Do transferred Southwest points count towards the Companion Pass?

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
Do Southwest Point Transfer Count Towards The Companion Pass?

8.  Get up to 50,000 Ultimate Points for referring friends for a Chase Sapphire or Chase Freedom card.

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
You Can Get Up to 50,000 Ultimate Rewards Points For Referring Your Friends and Family

9.   You can get discounts and exclusive experiences with the Mastercard Priceless Cities program.

Best of Million Mile Secrets September 2013
Discounted and Unique Offers for MasterCard Holders

10.   How to get the annual fee for the Hyatt card waived!  And you could potentially get a statement credit as well.

PS:  I’ll be without internet for most of today (scary thought!) so I won’t be able to get to the comments for a while.

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Hey Daraius!

How exciting (or nerve-wracking) to be hiring on some help! I’ve never been able to fathom how you do it all.

You know what’d be fun is if you made it into an interactive experience with MMS readers.—Maybe readers could partake in voting to help you narrow down the candidates, like say, from 10 to 5 or 5 to 3 (or something like that) for each position. They could make up bios for you to post or something (or you could make it into another interview series). It’d be cool to track the voting with graphs or something. Obviously you could and should retain the right to veto, and obviously you should be the one to make the final decision, but this could be really fun and great for reader engagement.

Personally, it’ll be a little hard adjusting to new writers on your site. Could turn out fine, might even be an enhancement. But my concern (and I’m sure yours too) is that MMS will end up being another FTG or TPG, both of which I feel have lost the intimacy aspect and “personal relationship” with their readers.

Just an idea…

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@Tatyana – LOL! We’re working on them (they take a lot of time to format), but you should see them soon!

@Rachael Z – Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll email you.

Wow…..where did September go? With the Chase Hyatt Card, it’s been a couple years since I last had it. Have you heard of anyone ever receiving the 2-night bonus again when reapplying after such a long time? I know the terms and conditions seem to list that it’s not possible, but wondered what your experience (or others you’ve heard from) may have been on churning it?

-Ryan

If that girl is working on your team, I will work for $5 an hour….just saying.

Hi, are you planning on writing more trip reports? I am missing them. Thank you anyway for great blog.