Best of Million Mile Secrets – August 2013

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Best of Million Mile Secrets – August 2013

Million Mile SecretsBest of Million Mile Secrets – August 2013Million Mile Secrets Team

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

1.   The 30,000 point bonus offer on the Starwood American Express cards officially ends tomorrow.  We looked into the Starwood hotel program and how a couple can use these cards for a 5 night stay & miles for air tickets in DisneyWorld or Kona, Hawaii.

2.   The Million Mile Secrets Maximizer (beta version) now lets you set your own mile/point values!

Maximizer points update
Set Your Own Mile/Point Value With The Million Mile Secrets Maximizer

3.   We learned 2 lessons from the best airline ad in 2013.

4.   You can get hotel rooms for $35 a night or 5,000 points at select IHG hotels through October 31, 2013.

5,000 Points
IHG Hotels For $35 Or 5,000 Points A Night

5.  The 11 ways to use your Starwood points.

Starwood Points Value
I’d Rather Pay 7,000 Points Instead of $250 a Night to Stay Here!

6.  How you can save up to 78% off buying Marriott gift cards.

Marriott gift card discount
Save Up To 78% Off Buying Marriott Gift Cards

7.   How 2 credit cards can get you 2 airline tickets to Disneyworld and a 5 night hotel stay.

2 cards 5 nights airfare for 2 to disney
2 Cards Can Get You Airfare & 5 Nights Hotel At Disney World

8.   Why the American Airlines credit card isn’t the best card to earn American Airlines miles.

american airlines miles credit cards
The American Airlines Card Isn’t The Best Card To Earn American Miles

9.   Should you buy US Airways miles?

Should I buy US Air miles for business class to India
Should You Buy US Air Miles?

10.  You can track American Airlines miles on Award Wallet again!

Track American Airlines AAdvantage Frequent Flier Accounts with AwardWallet
You Can Now Track Your American Airlines Miles with AwardWallet

 

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@ganta In some pockets of the world Bluebird has become quite difficult to fund. And for some people miles are a game/hobby of sorts so maximizing your score with the biggest offers brings satisfaction worth a fair bit more than the fiscal value of 5000 points.

Ganta! Easy boy. There’s no shame. It’s all mother in law approved.

I applied for the card last Tue., but the online status is still in progress. Should I be worried? Is the offer based on the date of approval or the date of application?

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@JC – If she was a joint cardholder, she can’t get the bonus again. But if she was an authorized user, she should be able to get the bonus again.

@David – It is based from when you are approved, but there is a buffer built in to account for late approvals.

I have a question, I had my wife in my SPG personal and business accts, I closed my personal acct. my wife tried to sign up for this promo through ur link but received a msg that she was a previous card holder and she could only get 10k pts. I thought having the second card didn’t matter for that second card holder? What can we do? Have you heard of this before? She only has the Amex cash blue and that’s the only one that shows up on her credit report.

Juan

I have a question, I had my wife in my SPG personal and business accts, I closed my personal acct. my wife tried to sign up for this promo through ur link but received a msg that she was a previous card holder and she could only get 10k pts. I thought having the second card didn’t matter for that second card holder? What can we do? Have you heard of this before? She only has the Amex cash blue and that’s the only one that shows up on her credit report.

Juan

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