Which Hotels Give You Additional Free Nights on Award Stays?

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INSIDER SECRET: You can get 25% more value from certain hotel points when using them strategically as part of a “5th night free” award booking! I’ll explain. Did you know that some hotel chains give you free nights on award stays? For example, some rewards programs offer a fifth night free on hotel award reservations! If …

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Do You Know the Difference Between Marriott Hotel Brands?

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INSIDER SECRET: There are more than 30 Marriott hotel brands now that SPG, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott have officially become Marriott Bonvoy. You can use your free night earned with the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card card at most of these hotels for award stays costing 35,000 points or less. If you don’t know all 31 …

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New IHG PointBreaks List Is Live! Book Free Nights for as Little as 5,000 Points Through August 2019

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This is our permanent page for IHG PointBreaks promotions. Bookmark this page for the IHG PointBreaks list, which will be updated regularly with the most recent offers. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss the next alert. The new IHG PointBreaks list is up! You can book discounted hotels through August 31, …

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Easy $300 With the Bank of America Platinum Visa Business Card (Won’t Affect 5/24 Status!)

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INSIDER SECRET: This could be a decent option for small business owners who’ve been in the miles & points hobby for a while. Here’s an easy way to earn a pair of Ben Franklins. With the Bank of America® Platinum Visa® Business credit card, you’ll get a $300 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in purchases within …

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Swindlers Are Part of the Travel Experience, But Here’s One Racket You Can Easily Avoid

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INSIDER SECRET: Southeast Asia is a great place visit because you book super cheap flights there with miles & points. And once you get there, everything is incredibly inexpensive. A few years ago my wife and I visited Thailand on our honeymoon. It was the first big trip we booked together with miles & points. We …

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Orlando Cheap Flights: Here’s How to Book With Miles, Points, or Cash

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INSIDER SECRET:  When you use credit card miles or points to pay for your flights, you can earn frequent flyer miles on your free flight.  And if the cash price of the flight is cheap, you could end up using fewer points compared to booking an award flight with airline miles. A trip to Disney …

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3 Birds With 1 Stone: Saving Money on a Fun, Relaxing, AND Educational Road Trip!

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INSIDER SECRET: Bank of America has a program called “Museums on Us,” which gives the Bank of America cardholder (primary cardholder only) free admission to tons of fun museums, art galleries, etc.  You can check out the full list of participating locations here. With the kids out for school, summer’s a pretty popular time for families …

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How to Attend San Diego Comic Con for Cheap!

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Ah, it’s almost that time of year again for San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)!  From July 18 to July 21, thousands of people will gather in San Diego to enjoy a multitude of events with various comic book and video game companies. If you’ve never been, there’s tons of events you can look forward to, …

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Southwest Points Review: Perfect for Travelers of All Types!

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Southwest is widely known as the biggest low-cost airline in the US, with GREAT policies like no cancellation fees and free checked bags! If you’re wondering if it’s worth investing your time into their frequent flyer program, you should know that there are a number of credit cards that can put you on the fast-track …

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How to Redeem Marriott Points – They’re for WAY More Than Just Free Hotel Stays

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Change can be scary.  And a big one happened in 2018 when the Marriott and Starwood programs merged! Many people were worried about how the new rewards program would look like.  Would it be more difficult to redeem points?  What about different ways to spend them? The new program now is called “Marriott Bonvoy.”  And …

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Credit Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Chase Freedom

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Here at Million Mile Secrets, our favorite flexible rewards program is Chase Ultimate Rewards. With Chase Ultimate Rewards, there are multiple ways to earn points you can redeem for travel nearly anywhere in the world. Chase has a number of different cards to choose from, and it can be difficult to decide where to begin. So …

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Chase Southwest Business Card Review: Get More Than Halfway to the Best Deal in Travel

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Million Mile Secrets Southwest Business Card Review 60,000 Southwest point sign-up bonus after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months 60,000 Southwest points are worth ~$900 in Southwest airfare – enough for multiple flights Sign-up bonus counts towards the 110,000 Southwest points needed in a calendar year for the Companion Pass We’re big …

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Super Easy: Save Hundreds Off Flights With Delta Pay With Miles (No Blackout Dates!)

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For some folks, the best travel deals don’t require learning complicated airline award charts or searching for available award seats. That’s why the welcome bonuses on AMEX Delta cards like the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express, and Delta Reserve® Credit Card are a great deal! …

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How to Find Cheap Flights Using Google Flights

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Nobody likes paying full price for airline tickets, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.  Maybe there are no award seats available, or a trip comes up last minute.  So how do you find the cheapest airfare without searching every airline individually? There are a lot of 3rd-party websites, like Orbitz or Expedia, to choose …

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Reader Success! A Father-Daughter Trip Report of Ecuador, Braving the Amazon Rainforest, Galapagos, and More!

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Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Satish is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.  If you would like to be inspired by more stories like this one, take a …

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Southwest Companion Pass FAQ:  You’ll Find the Answers Here!

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All of us at Million Mile Secrets consider the Southwest Companion Pass to be the best deal in travel.  Why?  Because it lets a friend or family member travel with you for free whenever you travel on Southwest.  It doesn’t matter if your flight is booked with points or paid for with cash – your …

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Reader Success! A Trip for 4 to the Caribbean Thanks to Flexible Chase Ultimate Rewards Points!

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Welcome to the next installment of our Reader Success Series where Million Mile Secrets Readers share how they booked a trip with miles & points to get Big Travel with Small Money! Patty is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.  If you would like to be inspired by more stories like this one, take a …

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I Admit – I Peek at What Card Folks in Line Are Using (and Cringe When It’s Not a Travel Credit Card)

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Please, please, please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. When I’m in line at the supermarket, gas station, or fast food joint, I can’t help but sneak a quick curious glance at the card the person ahead of me is using.  Of course, busting out cash is the most cringe-worthy method …

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Saying Buh-Bye to My Travel Anxiety Thanks to the Delta Mobile App

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If you have travel anxiety, Delta is the best airline to reduce your uneasiness. I get anxiety whenever I travel.  My head immediately fills with a ton of what-if questions for horrible scenarios that are unlikely to happen.  What if I don’t qualify for TSA PreCheck?  What if the security lines are long?  What if I …

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Known Traveler Number: Your Key to Speeding Through Security

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If you don’t like waiting in long airport security lines, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a Known Traveler Number (KTN).  That’s because having a KTN is your key to unlocking the world of expedited screenings! Imagine being able to speed through security in just a matter of minutes, instead of having to …

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