Do Hilton Points Expire? Yes, but You Can Reset the Clock With These 9 Tips

Written by Jasmin @ Million Mile Secrets

Hilton points are incredibly useful for free stays at over 5,000 hotels around the world.  Even better, they’re easy to earn from cards like the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, and the Hilton Honors American Express Card, or by transferring flexible points from programs like AMEX Membership …

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How to Redeem Hilton Points: Your Full Guide (Good, Bad, and Worst)

Written by Jasmin @ Million Mile Secrets

Hilton points are among the easiest to earn in our hobby, due in part to big bonuses on cards like the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card, and the Hilton Honors American Express Card.  I’ve had a Hilton card in my wallet for many years and enjoyed incredible …

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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Activate the Southwest Companion Pass

Written by Jasmin @ Million Mile Secrets

Like many of you, I recently completed the minimum spending requirements for one of the personal Southwest credit cards to earn 30,000 Southwest points and a promotional Southwest Companion Pass.  So now it’s time to set up a companion to tag along with me on paid and award flights for just the cost of taxes …

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How to Set Up a Southwest Account (Especially If You’ve Gotten in on Southwest’s Cheap New Hawaii Flights)

Written by Jasmin @ Million Mile Secrets

Southwest is a fan favorite among many miles and points enthusiasts for their reasonable airfare, incredibly generous baggage policy, no change or cancellation fees, and fun service.  Now that they’ve expanded their route network (including flights to Hawaii!), more and more folks are considering flying Southwest for the first time. To get the most out …

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AMEX Membership Rewards Review: You’ll Want to Collect These Points If You’re Serious About Free Travel

Written by Jasmin @ Million Mile Secrets

Smart travelers know earning transferable points, like AMEX Membership Rewards points, is the easiest and most flexible way to travel for nearly free.  Instead of being locked into a specific airline or hotel program, you can redeem AMEX Membership Rewards points for travel just about anywhere. AMEX Membership Rewards points are also incredibly easy to …

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The Best Redemptions With Capital One Miles (Including Qualifying Travel Purchases You Might Not Know About!)

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Capital One miles don’t always get as much love as other rewards currencies, but they are an important part of your game plan if you truly want to unlock the freedom to travel. One of their most compelling advantages?  You can redeem Capital One miles for travel purchases that can’t normally be covered by traditional …

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10 Top Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Benefits and Perks

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For a limited time, the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card comes with an increased welcome bonus of 100,000 Marriott points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening.  This offer expires May 2, 2019, and lots of folks are excited about the deal! The improved Marriott Bonvoy Boundless offer is worth considering …

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Hyatt Promotion: Get a 4th Night Free at Hundreds of Locations

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Have Hyatt stays coming up?  Have a peek at the current Hyatt promotion to get a 4th night free at certain Hyatt Place and Hyatt Regency locations. These deals don’t apply to award nights, but if you’ve got paid stays coming up, it’s worth a look to see if you can save some bucks on …

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Do Capital One Miles Expire? Their Policy Is Straightforward

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Losing your hard-earned rewards due to account inactivity or closure is a mistake folks make all too often, even experienced miles and points enthusiasts. We like Capital One miles because they’re straightforward to earn from the Capital One® Venture®, Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card, Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business, and Capital One® Spark® Miles …

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Do Marriott Points Expire? Yes – But Here Are 10 Easy Ways to Save Your Hard-Earned Points

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If you’ve been racking up the Marriott points recently thanks to increased offers on cards like the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card, you’ll want to be sure you’re familiar with Marriott’s points expiration policy.  It would stink to earn all those points and have them vanish before you …

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Is the Citi Premier Card Worth It? You Bet – I’ve Kept Mine for 4 Years!

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One of the best ways to gauge the ongoing value of a card is not how popular it is for new applicants, but rather how often folks keep it after the first-year glow of a big welcome bonus and waived annual fee wears off. The Citi Premier℠ Card is a keeper for many – in …

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When You Should (or Should NOT) Book Hotels Through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal

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One of the best things about earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points is their flexibility.  While you can use them for cash back, gift cards, or Amazon purchases, you’ll usually get much more value when you redeem them for travel. This is especially true when you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Ink Business Preferred Credit …

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How to Decide If the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Card Is Worth It for You

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Folks who like Southwest points or are hoping to earn the Southwest Companion Pass should consider one of the Chase Southwest personal cards, including the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card. It’s got a substantial welcome bonus of 40,000 Southwest points (worth ~$600 in Southwest flights) after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months …

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The 10% American Airlines Mileage Redemption Rebate End Date Might NOT Be May 1 for Everyone

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Here’s some interesting news if you’re affected by the removal of the 10% mileage redemption rebate on certain American Airlines credit cards. From May 1, 2019, Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® and Barclays AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® cardholders will no longer get 10% of their redeemed American Airlines miles back …

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All the Current Hotel Promotions in ONE Spot

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This is our permanent page for hotel promotions.  So you can bookmark it as it will be updated regularly.  To get more discount travel tips & tricks, subscribe to our newsletter! If you’re like me, you might forget to register for hotel promotions when you see them and scramble to search for the registration link …

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With No More 10% American Airlines Miles Redemption Rebate, Is the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard Worth It?

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One of the most valuable benefits of the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard® is being removed.  Effective May 1, 2019, the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select will no longer earn a 10% rebate on redeemed American Airlines miles (up to 10,000 miles per calendar year). This perk was one of the reasons many …

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15 of the BEST World of Hyatt Credit Card Benefits and Perks (One Just Got Way Better!)

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If you stay at Hyatt hotels with any frequency, The World of Hyatt Credit Card should be part of your miles and points strategy.  Not only does it come with a hefty welcome bonus of up to 50,000 Hyatt points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements, but offers ongoing value which makes it worth keeping …

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2 AMEX Delta Cards Can Get You $1,350 or $1,500 Off Flights WITHOUT Searching for Award Tickets

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If you like Delta, it’s a fantastic time to consider the huge limited-time AMEX Delta offers.  The best-ever AMEX Delta welcome bonuses are only available until April 3, 2019: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express – 60,000 Delta miles after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening Platinum …

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9 Reasons Why These Delta Limited-Time Offers Are Worth Considering (Ends April 3, 2019)

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Until April 3, 2019, you can earn increased welcome bonuses on these AMEX Delta cards: Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express – 60,000 Delta miles after spending $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of account opening Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express – 75,000 Delta miles after spending $3,000 …

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Double Dip: You’re Eligible for the Whopper IHG Premier Bonus Even If You Still Have the Old Chase IHG Card

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There’s been a ton of excitement over yesterday’s launch of the new massive welcome bonus on the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card.  After meeting tiered minimum spending requirements, you can earn up to 120,000 IHG points – an unprecedented offer! However, if you’re like me and have the old IHG Rewards Club Select Credit …

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