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When Does It Make Sense to Use Your Points for Flights?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bansi, emailed: For 3 round-trip tickets from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, is it better to pay $1,279 or redeem ~85,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points linked to my … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Airlines, British Airways, Chase, Credit Cards, Hyatt, Million Mile Secrets, United Airlines

Should You Cancel a Card That’s Being Discontinued?

If your card is discontinued and changes to another card, you will NOT earn a sign-up bonus on the new card.  And there are a few things to consider before … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Express, Chase, Citi, Credit Cards, Hilton, Million Mile Secrets

Hotel Review: A Park Junior Suite at the Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.

During a summertime trip to the East Coast, I found myself with two free days to spend visiting friends in Washington, D.C. As I looked around for a hotel, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hyatt, The Points Guy

The Events You Can Get Into Thanks to Airline, Credit Card and Hotel Programs

Did you know that many airlines, hotels and credit card issuers offer experiences that can be purchased with cash or with points/miles? These experiences range from concerts to sporting events … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Airlines, Delta, Hilton, Marriott, The Points Guy, United Airlines

Maximizing Marriott Card Anniversary Free Night Certificates

Earning free nights in hotels for spending unrelated money is a great perk of most travel credit cards. Earning free nights just for having the card is even better. The Marriott … Read entire article »

Filed under: Marriott, The Points Guy

My Presidential Suite Upgrade At The Hyatt Olive 8

I was recently in Seattle for a couple of nights, a trip which I booked pretty last minute. Seattle is a very seasonal hotel market. In winter rates are quite … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hyatt, One Mile at a Time, Trip Reports

The Trick To Using Club Carlson “Free Fridays” Rewards

Club Carlson is currently running a pretty good promotion called “Free Fridays” in which you can earn your choice of 10,000 bonus Gold Points or a free stay on a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Club Carlson, One Mile at a Time

Keith: “How I’d Use the Capital One Venture 40,000 Mile Bonus”

With the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card, you can earn 40,000 Venture miles (worth $400 in travel) after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months.  Lots of folks like this card because the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Capital One, Chase, Credit Cards, Hyatt, Million Mile Secrets