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Best of Million Mile Secrets – December 2015

Best of Million Mile Secrets – December 2015

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1.    You learned how to earn Hilton Diamond status (free breakfast and room upgrades!) with a few clicks of the keyboard.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
If You Have the Chase IHG Rewards Card, You Can Get Matched to Hilton Diamond Status for FREE!

2.   Did you know 94 note cards could earn you an award stay at almost any IHG hotel?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
With the IHG Priceless Surprises Promotion, You Could Earn Enough IHG Points for a Stay in Paradise at the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa!

3.   I let you know about the better 80,000 point sign-up bonus with the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass, because we always tell you about the best offers even when we don’t earn a commission.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
But I Still Prefer the Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve, Which Gives You 2 Weekend Nights at Almost Any Hilton, Like the Grand Wailea in Maui

4.   You also found out about 2 new places where you can load AMEX Serve.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
You Can Now Add Funds to Your AMEX Serve Account at Dollar General and Rite Aid!

5.   I showed you how to stay at all-inclusive resorts for free!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
Use Your Points to Cover the Cost of Your Stay at All-Inclusive Hotels Like the Hyatt Zilara Cancun and Enjoy the Sunshine, Tropical Breezes, Food, & Drinks at No Additional Charge!

6.   I explained why I use my credit cards like debit cards.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
Make Sure You’re Getting Rewarded for All of Your Spending!

7.   I showed you how to fly to Alaska, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, Mexico & Central America, and South America with your British Airways Avios points.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
From Denali National Park, to Sting Ray City, to Machu Picchu, There Are So Many Incredible Places to Explore With Your British Airways Avios Points!

8.   You learned about 5 of the best Hyatt hotels in Asia & Australia, the Caribbean & Mexico, Central & South America, Europe, and the US & US Beaches.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
2 Nights at the Elegant Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Cost ~$1,306, but You Could Stay for Free!

9.    I let you know the fantastic news that Citi AAdvantage Executive authorized users now get Admirals Club lounge access.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
Authorized Users Can Now Take Advantage of Free Drinks, Wi-Fi, Snacks and Comfy Seats at Admirals Clubs!

10.   You learned a quick way to boost your credit score with an early payment.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - December 2015
Chase Reports Your Payments Faster Than Many Other Banks!

Bonus:   There were some really amazing deals on flights this month!  I let you know about great deals on flights to Iceland, Dublin, and Lima.  These fares are now expired, because great deals like these don’t last long!

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Hi Daraius-

Do you know if buying Choice Hotel points and then transferring them to Southwest still counts toward the Companion Pass?

Thanks!