Best of Million Mile Secrets – March 2017

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1.   The Chase Marriott sign-up bonus has never been higher!  You’ll earn 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases.  The previous offer was 80,000 Marriott points with a $3,000 minimum spending requirement, so this is a nice improvement!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Emily Spent a Week at the Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands, Made Possible With Marriott Points

2.   I told you everything you need to know about TSA PreCheck.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
TSA PreCheck Can Save You LOTS of Time at Airport Security Checkpoints

3.   The sign-up bonuses on the AMEX Hilton credit cards have the highest bonuses ever!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Use Hilton Points for 5-Star Hotels Worldwide, Like the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

4.   There’s an improved offer for The Platinum Card from American Express!

The card now comes with 60,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.  Plus, the card has new features like $200 in Uber credits per year, and 5X points when you book hotels through AMEX Travel.  But the annual fee has been raised to a whopping $550!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Use the Sign-Up Bonus From the AMEX Platinum for a Free Flight to Europe

5.   Does this big AMEX Centurion Lounge policy change affect you?

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
If You’re Traveling With More Than 2 Guests (Including Immediate Family Members), You’ll Pay Admission for Your Additional Companions

6.   I showed you a trick to saving miles on domestic tickets (including Hawaii!).

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
You Can Use the Bonus Points You Earn From Opening the Personal or Small Business Version of the AMEX Starwood Card for a Free Round-Trip Coach Ticket to Hawaii!

7.   Lyn, Million Mile Secrets contributor and author of Go To Travel Gal, explained 8 important things about flying Southwest.  She detailed things like seat selection and space, no cancellation or change fees, and free in-flight entertainment.

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Lyn Has Flown Her Family to Many Destinations, Like San Diego, On Southwest

8.   Million Mile Secrets team member Keith told us about his negative experience with National Car rental.  And how he resolved the situation!

9.   I explained why the limited-time 35,000 Starwood points offer on the AMEX Starwood card is worth more than the the limited-time 100,000 Hilton points offer with the AMEX Hilton Honors Surpass card!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Examine Each Hotel Chain’s Redemption Rates Before Assuming Their Points Are Similar!

10.   I suggested Marriott hotels to book using the 7-Night Marriott Hotel + Air certificate you’ll get when booking a Southwest flight package.  And y’all gave some great ideas in the comments, too!

Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
You Can Use Your Marriott 7-Night Certificate at the Courtyard Middlebury and Enjoy an Extra Orange Autumn
Bonus:   We’ve seen lots of fare sales this month!  I told you about discounted coach and Business Class flights to Europe, as well as cheap flights to the Caribbean & MexicoLondon & Paris, Iceland.  And even an award sale to Europe!
Best Of Million Mile Secrets March 2017
Give Iceland a Chance! It’s Much Prettier Than It Sounds

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