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Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2016

Best of Million Mile Secrets – April 2016

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1.   I shared the news that all 3 Southwest cards are offering 50,000 point sign-up bonuses., making it a great time to earn the Southwest Companion Pass!

We don’t earn a commission for these cards, but we always share the best deals!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Take a Friend or Loved One With You Wherever You Go for (Almost) Free With the Southwest Companion Pass!

2.   The Starwood and Marriott merger finally became official after a bidding war!  And now that it’s official, I let you know your Starwood points are likely safe until 2018.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
We Were Holding Our Breath During the Bidding War Over Starwood Hotels

3.   There’s a 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points offer for the Chase Ink Plus card when you apply in-branch through May 15, 2016.  We don’t earn a commission for this deal, but we’ll always tell you the best offers!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Get the Chase Ink Plus Card In-Branch Through May 15, 2016 and Earn 70,000 Ultimate Rewards Points to Use On Your Next Trip!

4.   I told you about the increased 75,000 point sign-up bonus for the Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum card.  Even though we don’t earn a commission for it!  Because it’s the right thing to do.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
You Can Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Airlines Like British Airways and Fly Round-Trip to Europe!

5.   I gave you ideas for where to use the highest sign-up bonuses ever from the Hilton Honors™ Card from American Express and Hilton Honors™ Surpass® Card from American Express cards. Including hotels in the US and Europe.  And hotels for families and friends traveling together!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Stay for Free With Your Family at Hilton Hotels Around the World

6.   Are you going to apply for the new SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express small business card?  Consider it if you have large purchases planned to grow your business!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
You Can Now Apply for the AMEX SimplyCash Plus Small Business Card. And Earn Cash Back on Large Purchases!

7.   Did my series on where to use your free night from the Chase IHG Rewards Club Select Card inspire you to plan a vacation?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Stay for Free in Panama City Using Your Free Night From the IHG Rewards Card

8.   I shared my picks for 2016’s 10 best deals in travel.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Miles & Points Can Take You Wherever You Want to Go!

9.   We won’t get commission for it, but there’s a better offer than my link for the AMEX EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Get Free Premier Membership at Newegg and $25 to Spend There With the Better Offer for the AMEX EveryDay Card

10.   I showed you how to get Big Travel from American Express Membership Rewards’ new transfer partner Etihad.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
You Can Now Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Etihad – But Did You Know You Can Use Etihad Miles for American Airlines Award Flights?

Bonus!

In April, more readers shared their success stories using miles & points!  A Family of 5 Took a Miles & Points Vacation to ParisAnd a Family of 4 Got a Round-the-World Trip and a Free Month in Hotels With Miles & Points!

You can share your trip and photos by sending me a note!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
Success! Our Readers Used Miles & Points to Visit Paris

And the Hilton status match was extended until June 30, 2016.  We’re not sure if it still works or how much longer it might work…but it’s worth a shot!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets - April 2016
There’s a Lot to See in Rome! Hilton Diamond Status Gives You Late Check-Out So You’ll Have More Time to See the Sights!

And I let you know about cheap flight deals to Europe and $20 one-way flights with JetBlue!  Deals like these tend to go quickly, so follow me on Twitter and Facebook to never miss the latest news!

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