Category Archives: AMEX Starwood (SPG)

Success! A Miles & Points Visit to Mexico City, Mayan Ruins, and Beautiful Cenotes!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Ronnie is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Miles Points Visit To Mexico City Mayan Ruins And Beautiful Cenotes

Ronnie and His Wife With Chichen Itza in the Backdrop

A big thank you to Ronnie for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Limited-Time! Top 5 Card Bonuses Which Are Now Easier to Unlock

Considering applying for an AMEX card with a big sign-up bonus, like the AMEX Business Platinum or AMEX Business Gold Rewards card, but unsure about meeting the minimum spending requirements?

Good news!  With Plastiq’s latest promotion, you can pay bills with a credit card for a reduced fee.  Which could be a great way meet a card’s minimum spending requirements and earn a big sign-up bonus!

Limited Time Top 5 Card Bonuses Which Are Now Easier To Unlock

The Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Business Platinum Card Is More Than Enough Points to Fly to Europe. And Plastiq Can Help You Meet the Minimum Spending Requirements!

Here are 5 AMEX cards whose sign-up bonuses are now easier to unlock.

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Chase Ritz-Carlton Sign-Up Bonus Decreasing!

Have you been intending to apply for the Chase Ritz-Carlton card?  If so, you’ll want to apply soon!

Via Reddit, it looks like Chase is reducing the Chase Ritz-Carlton sign-up bonus from 3 free nights at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels to just 2 free nights after meeting minimum spending requirements.

The public link for the offer already reflects the reduced sign-up bonus.  But there’s still a link that offers 3 free nights after meeting minimum spending requirements.

This card is NOT affected by the Chase “5/24 rule”, so even if you’ve applied for 5+ cards from any bank (excluding certain business cards) in the past 24 months, you can be approved.

We don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Chase Ritz Carlton Sign Up Bonus Decreasing

Stay 3 Free Nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Along the Coast in Maui, Where Rooms Sell for ~$650 Per Night!

Here’s what you’ll get from this card!

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A Dream Trip to Japan in Business Class and Luxury Hotels Made Possible With Miles & Points!

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

David is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

A Dream Trip To Japan In Business Class And Luxury Hotels Made Possible With Miles Points

Awesome View of Kyoto From the Arashiyama Monkey Park

A big thank you to David for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Worth It? Earn a Bonus When You Buy or Gift American Airlines Miles

Good news if you need more American Airlines miles for a trip!

With American Airlines’ latest buy miles promotion, you can earn up to a 50% bonus when you buy or gift miles through January 30, 2017.  The more miles you buy, the higher the bonus.

This could be a good deal if you need to top-off your American Airlines account for an award.

American Airlines Miles Promotion

Want to Use American Airlines Miles to Visit a Magical Destination Like Machu Picchu? You Could Use This Promotion to Top-Off Your Miles Account!

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer.

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You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Good news for folks who use Korean Air miles!

Via View From the Wing, you can now book Korean Air SkyTeam partner award flights online, without having to call their customer service agents.  This is a more efficient process, which will be a big time-saver!

You Can Now Book Korean Air SkyTeam Partners Online

Book an Award Seat to Hawaii Online for Just 25,000 Korean Air Miles!

I’ll show you how to book Korean Air SkyTeam partner awards online!

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50,000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction!

Possible good news for folks who have opened or closed a Citi American Airlines credit card in the past 24 months!

Via Rapid Travel Chai, there’s a Citi American Airlines Platinum Select application floating around Reddit.  And it doesn’t have the restrictive language we’re accustomed to seeing alongside Citi credit cards.

According to the link, you’ll earn 50,000 American Airlines miles by completing $3,000 in minimum spending in the first 3 months of account opening.  And there’s no mention of not being approved for the bonus if you’ve opened or closed a Citi American Airlines card within the past 24 months.

That said, there’s no guarantee Citi will honor the bonus for folks who already have or had the card in the past 24 months.

50000 Mile Citi American Airlines Card Without 24 Month Restriction

Escape the White Stuff This Winter With a Trip to the Canary Islands – Just 45,000 American Airlines Miles Round-Trip in Coach Between January 10 and March 14, and November 1 and December 14

Emily and I don’t earn a commission from this card, but we’ll ALWAYS tell you when a great deal pops up!

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Success! Family of 6 Explored Disney for 12 Days for Nearly Nothing With Miles & Points!

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money!

Carole is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

Success A Family Of 6 Explored Disney For 12 Days For Nearly Nothing With Miles Points

Carole and Her Family Enjoyed Character Visits, Family Photos, and Attractions at Disney Parks – All on a Budget!

A big thank you to Carole for sharing her story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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My Review of Chase’s New (Free!) Credit Monitoring Service, Credit Journey

Knowing your credit score is important in the points & miles hobby.  And Chase has just launched Credit Journey, giving anyone (not just Chase cardholders) free access to an estimate of their TransUnion score.

So folks now have another free tool to help keep tabs on their credit!

That’s important, because having a higher score improves your likelihood of getting approved for credit.  So you can earn more sign-up bonuses. 😉

Chase Credit Journey

Chase’s Credit Journey Gives Anyone Free Access to an Estimate of Their TransUnion Credit Score

Here’s more about Chase’s new credit score service.

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5 Top Miami Beach Hotels Using Marriott & Starwood Points

Considering a trip to Miami Beach to enjoy the city’s famous nightlife and beautiful beaches?  You can use Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, or Starwood points for free nights at top hotels in this tropical destination!

Miami Beach is a great spot to escape to during the cold winter months, or for a special occasion like a bachelor or bachelorette party, shopping trip, or anniversary.

Emily loved spending a long weekend there for her birthday a few years ago.  And wants to return to compare the Cuban food of Miami Beach to what she had more recently in Cuba!

Miami Beach Marriott And Starwood Hotels With Points

Escape the Cold and Plan a Getaway to Miami Beach Using Your Starwood, Marriott, & Ritz-Carlton Points!

Here are 5 highly rated hotels in Miami Beach where you can stay using Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood points!

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