“Buy” a Cheap Round-Trip Coach Flight to Europe or One-Way Business Class Flight to Europe for Under $550

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Great deals like this latest British Airways Avios points sale pop up often.  Subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss ’em. British Airways Avios points are a handy tool in the miles & points hobby.  That’s because you can use them to book flights on British Airways partners like American Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, …

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Now Available – Transfer Miles You Earn With Capital One Venture and Spark Miles Cards to 14 Airlines!

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

We’ve said before that Capital One Venture miles are the easiest miles to redeem.  And now, there’s a new way to use them for Big Travel! Previously, we’ve only been able to redeem Capital One Venture and Spark miles for 1 cent each toward travel purchases.  But now, Capital One is giving folks the opportunity …

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Highest-Ever Offer: Earn Up to 100,000 Hotel Points, Good for Travel in Europe

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

I’m a big fan of Hyatt hotels.  And I also enjoy Europe — even if I can’t stay at a Hyatt!  So here’s what I think of the highest-ever offer for The Radisson Rewards™ Premier Visa Signature® Card compared to The World Of Hyatt Credit Card.  Spoiler alert:  I would only recommend you apply for the Radisson …

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Fly to Europe in Lie-Flat Business Class for 34,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points – Here’s How I Did It

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Iberia, you guys.  I’m convinced it’s one of the absolute best airline programs out there. They’ve got great award prices for domestic flights and fabulous award prices to Europe.  There are some tricks you need to keep in mind when you’re booking, but I’ll touch on those later. I’ve only recently come to the realization …

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MORE American Express Centurion Lounges Coming Soon (Including One of the Top 3 Busiest Airports)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

American Express Platinum personal and small business cardholders receive access to the widest range of airport lounges through AMEX’s Global Lounge Collection. Centurion Lounges, which are some of the highest quality lounges on Earth, are an exclusive perk of folks with an AMEX Platinum card.  And fortunately for cardholders, American Express continues to open Centurion Lounges at a steady pace! …

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My Airport Lounge Access Failed Me When I Needed It Most

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Airport lounge access is perhaps the best way to ease the anxiety of a visit to the airport.  Plenty of cards give you either unlimited airport lounge access or a whole ream of day passes each year, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and the Hilton …

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Introducing United Airlines Premium Plus Seats – A New Way to Use Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

United Airlines is now selling “Premium Plus” seats, a fancier version of coach that comes with lots more legroom and bigger seats.  They’re basically domestic First Class seats on international routes.  Which means United Airlines will be an even more tempting use of your Chase Ultimate Rewards points! For now, you can reserve these seats …

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I Paid for TSA PreCheck – But I Watched as Hundreds (Thousands?) of Travelers Received It for Free Last Week

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

A membership to TSA PreCheck means you won’t have to remove your toiletries or computer from your bag, or even take off your jacket at security checkpoints!  You even get your very own dedicated TSA lane. Membership to TSA PreCheck costs $85.  Though there are 2 ways to get TSA PreCheck for free. First, you can …

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We All Know the Value of Southwest and Hyatt – but You’ll Miss Out BIG by Ignoring Less Popular Brands and Card Issuers

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  I can’t believe how they keep getting better. They’re already far and away the most valuable points to collect, because you can use them with the ABSOLUTE BEST airlines and hotels.  One of my favorite uses is with Hyatt, where you can reserve multiple nights at powdered sugar beaches, ski lodges, …

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Do You Eat Food? Here’s How to Save $$$ at Nearby Restaurants With Chase Pay

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Chase Pay is one of those services that allows you to effortlessly save money on purchases you were planning to make anyway. If you have Chase credit cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can make purchases with your cards through Chase Pay and receive certain kickbacks!  Currently, you can receive statement …

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I Researched So You Don’t Have To – 6 Best SLH Hotels to Book With Hyatt Points for Big Value (Or Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Wow.  I had no idea how valuable Hyatt points were about to get when Hyatt announced they were partnering with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) a few months ago. But now that Hyatt has made available 54 of these hotels to book with points, the verdict is in:   These hotels are DOPE. Fortunately, Hyatt …

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Big Changes Coming to AMEX Business Platinum – Annual Fee Shoots Up, but Adds Perks Potentially Worth Thousands (Great for Freelancers)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

AMEX Membership Rewards points are extremely valuable, especially for folks looking to save money on travel!  And one of the absolute best ways to earn these points is by opening The Business Platinum® Card from American Express.  The points you can earn from its current welcome offer can easily get you nearly $1,400 worth of airfare (and potentially MUCH more)! …

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Another Hyatt Coming to the Caribbean – Stay in This Popular Country With Hotel Points for the First Time Ever

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

In my experience with the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is one of the most captivating destinations, both aesthetically and culturally.  It’s also one of the most prohibitively expensive islands for miles & points enthusiasts, as there are literally ZERO hotel chains in the country you can book with points. I wrote a quick trip report of …

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Who Has the Best Baggage Handling Track Record in 2018? Here’s Where Southwest Ranked (and the Winner Is the OPPOSITE of What You Thought)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

While the odds of your checked bag being lost in transit are very small, it’s happened to me 3 times that I can remember. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself against lost or mishandled luggage.  Most importantly, you can reserve your flights with a credit card that reimburses you if your bag …

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1 Citi ThankYou Point = $15 Off Your Amazon Order – Here’s What You Need to Know

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

We’ve been keeping you up to date on excellent shopping deals and discounts you can receive by using just ONE SINGLE POINT like saving up to $100 at Amazon! Now, Citi ThankYou points are getting in on the action.  You can receive $15 off a purchase of $100+ at Amazon by using just 1 Citi ThankYou point …

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I Have the Citi American Airlines Card – and One of My Favorite Benefits Keeps Getting Stripped Away

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

I wouldn’t bring this up except that it’s happened multiple times. One of the less prominent benefits of airline credit cards, like the Citi American Airlines Platinum Select personal and small business cards, is that you get to board before lots of other passengers.  I have the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, which …

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Easy & Free Hyatt Elite Status With the Chase United Club Card (Limited Time Only)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Do you love Hyatt as much as the Million Mile Secrets team? You might not know this, but there’s a truly effortless way to earn Hyatt Discoverist Elite Status if you have the United MileagePlus® Club Card. Information for the United MileagePlus® Club Card has been collected independently by Million Mile Secrets and has not been reviewed …

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Use a NEW Coupon Code With This Card to Rent Fancy Cars for Cheap (and Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards Points at the Same Time)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Did you know the Chase Sapphire Reserve can save you $13+ per day on car rentals? When you pay for a rental car with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll receive primary rental insurance coverage when you decline the rental company’s collision damage waiver (CDW) and pay in full with your card.  That way, you don’t have to pay the exorbitant insurance fees provided …

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Have Airport Lounge Access? Here’s What to Do to Make Sure You Aren’t Turned Away

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

There are plenty of cards that give you access to comfy airport lounges. Priority Pass airport lounges are perhaps the most well known, with 1,200+ locations around the world.  And you can get a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership with cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express, The Platinum Card® …

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Still Alive: $30 Off Your Next Amazon Purchase With Just 1 American Express Membership Rewards Point (Targeted)

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ Million Mile Secrets

Do yo use cards like The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express?  If you’ve earned just a single point with a card that earns AMEX Membership Rewards points, you could cash it in for a $30 rebate. Amazon has targeted folks to receive $30 off orders of …

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