Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Emirates as New Transfer Partner

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: You can pool the points you earn with no-annual-fee Chase cards, like the Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card, with annual-fee cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and then transfer those Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airlines and hotels. For those readers with a healthy stash of Chase Ultimate Rewards points I’ve got good news — Chase …

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Today’s United Airlines Big Reveal: More Nonstop Flights to Europe! Here’s How to Get In On It With Miles

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: One way to get access to more United Airlines Saver award seats (the cheapest ones) is by opening a United Airlines credit card, like the United℠ Explorer Card or the United℠ Explorer Business Card. United Airlines has just announced the addition of 10 new or expanded routes to Europe, plus one to India and one to …

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Best Cash Back Credit Card? It Ain’t the Apple Card. Try This No Annual Fee Card Instead

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: Cash back is a simple and easy to use reward, but earning transferable bank points can be much more rewarding because it gives you the flexibility to take advantage of the best miles and points sweet spots. After a long wait the Apple card is open for business, and while it has the …

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Hyatt Fans: Now It’s Even Easier to Earn a Free Night With The Brand Explorer Promotion

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INSIDER SECRET: Through Hyatt’s ongoing Brand Explorer promotion you’ll earn a category 1-4 free night certificate for every five different Hyatt brands at which you complete a qualifying stay. With four new brands being added this year, it’s easier than ever to earn free nights. Last year Hyatt announced the acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality, …

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The Club Airport Lounges Introducing New Restrictions for Priority Pass Members

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INSIDER SECRET: If you’d like to get airport lounge access without paying a huge annual fee consider the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, it comes with 10 Priority Pass lounge visits per year and only has a $95 annual fee (see rates and fees). Airport lounge access is a game changer for those long layovers, …

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Hilton Honors Status Match Devaluation — Here’s How to Still Earn Status Easily

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INSIDER SECRET: The easiest top-tier hotel status to earn is Hilton’s Diamond elite status because it comes automatically with the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express. The Hilton Honors program has long been very generous with its status match opportunities. If you had status with just about any major hotel chain you were able to easy …

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Big Marriott Bonvoy Changes Coming Soon — Here’s What You Need to Know

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INSIDER SECRET: Marriott points transfer to 40+ airlines, including many programs that don’t have any other major transfer partners, like Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines and Korean Air. We’ve known for a while the Marriott Bonvoy program would be adding peak and off-peak pricing to its award chart at some point this year and now it …

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Limited-Time: New All-Time-High 100,000-Mile Bonus on the United Business Credit Card

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INSIDER SECRET: One of the best perks of having a United Airlines credit card is that it gives you expanded award availability. You can use your miles to book seats that wouldn’t otherwise be available to you. Through October 10, 2019, the United℠ Explorer Business Card has made a massive limited-time increase in its sign-up bonus which …

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Best Ever IHG Credit Card Bonus — Earn Up to 125,000 Points With Opportunity for Many More

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INSIDER SECRET: IHG points expire after 12 months of inactivity, but if you have any level of IHG status your IHG points will never expire. If you’ve been considering the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card, now is the right time to apply. It has an all-time-high 125,000-point bonus, which you can earn after spending $3,000 …

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Limited-Time American Express Business Gold Card Offer — Earn Up to $500 Back at Fedex

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INSIDER SECRET: Amex small-business cards don’t show up on your personal credit report, so they won’t add to your Chase 5/24 count. Through Nov. 6, 2019, the American Express® Business Gold Card has a unique limited-time bonus offer. If you’re approved for the card, you’ll be able to earn up to $500 in statement credits for qualifying FedEx …

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Priority Pass Additions — Two New Airport Lounge Alternatives Available

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INSIDER SECRET: With many of the best credit cards with airport lounge access you’ll get a Priority Pass membership that allows you to bring along guests for free, which isn’t the case with even the most expensive paid membership. Priority Pass has added two new options for members to use in Los Angeles and Washington DC. …

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Free American Airlines Elite Status — Here’s How to See If You’re Targeted

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INSIDER SECRET: Some elite status perks like free checked bags and priority boarding are complimentary benefits of certain American Airlines credit cards. American Airlines is offering select AAdvantage members a free Gold, Platinum or Platinum Pro elite status trial. If you’re targeted, you’ll have to register by August 13, 2019, at which point your American …

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Spending Offer: Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus Delta SkyMiles (Targeted)

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INSIDER SECRET: Having a Delta credit card unlocks Delta’s Pay With Miles feature which allows you to use your Delta SkyMiles to pay for Delta flights at a rate of 1 cent per mile (in 5,000-mile increments). Check your Amex account to see if you’re targeted for a deal to earn 4X bonus Delta SkyMiles …

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Delta Boosts In-Flight Entertainment Options

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Currently, Delta has has 700+ aircraft equipped with inflight entertainment screens and now you’ll have more viewing options. As of August 1st, Delta added Hulu original content to its selection of movies, TV shows and music. Delta brought on the following: The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 1 Episodes 1-3 The Mindy Project – Season 4 …

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Points More Important Than Ever For Trips To Hawaii With Record Breaking Tourist Numbers And New Restrictions on Vacation Rentals

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INSIDER SECRET: You can use Chase Ultimate Rewards points to book awards flights to Hawaii on all the major US airlines — Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest. The number of tourists visiting Hawaii in 2019 is expected to top 10 million — a new record. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority this …

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American Express Membership Rewards Points 40% Avios Transfer Bonus — Book Cheap Flights to Europe, Hawaii and More

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: If you’re booking a last-minute American Airlines award flights, you can use British Airways Avios points to book the same flight (if it’s a save-level award) and you’ll avoid American Airlines’ $75 close-in booking fee. Through October 1, 2019, there is a stellar 40% American Express Membership Rewards point transfer bonus to Avios, which includes …

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8 Snazzy New Airport Lounges Opening Soon And How To Get In Free

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

INSIDER SECRET: The Priority Pass Select membership that comes with certain premium credit cards is better than the most expensive Priority Pass membership you can buy because you’re often able to bring two guests along for free. When you’re stuck with a long layover or delayed flight, airport lounge access can be invaluable. Airlines and airports …

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New Survey Reveals 3 Biggest Hotel Trends: Here’s What Travelers Want And How Chains Like Marriott Can Capitalize

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

In a recent survey of hotel general managers, the Driftwood Hospitality Management company took a look at the needs and desires of travelers in 2019. It manages properties from all of the major hotel chains and many independent locations as well. The findings of the survey weren’t ground breaking, but I do think they touch on …

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Soon You Won’t Be Able to “Steal” the Shampoo: Some of World’s Best Hotels Are Making a Change

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

IHG is the first major hotel chain to announce plans to remove all bathroom miniatures. The transitioning all 843,000 IHG guest rooms to bulk toiletries should be complete by 2021. Personally, I think this makes complete sense because it should cut the hotel’s costs down and greatly reduce unnecessary waste and many of the of …

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You Can Now Transfer Brex Exclusive Rewards to Airline Partners

Written by Jason Stauffer @ Million Mile Secrets

Brex is business-oriented financial products company that issues a line of corporate charge cards. Some of these cards are part of the Brex Exclusive Rewards loyalty program and starting today you can transfer those points to six different airline partners. You can earn Brex points with cards like the Brex Corporate Card for Startups. These cards …

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