Points & Miles for Beginners
So, you want to travel the world for pennies on the dollar? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Million Mile Secrets, we can show you the basics of how to get (nearly) free flights and hotel stays to make travel more affordable for everyone.
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Note: This calculator bases its decision on MMS points and miles valuations. After years and years of award travel, we have estimated the value of all the major points currencies (these are our values — card issuers don’t place a value on these points). The calculator will assess whether or not your redemption falls below the lowest acceptable value.