Will This Trick Help You Secure a Hyatt Award Stay?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Glenn, commented:

I want to book a Hyatt award stay in advance of receiving my 2 free night certificates from the Chase Hyatt card sign-up bonus.  If I book the room now with Hyatt points, would Hyatt let me cancel the reservation and rebook using the free night certificates?

I reached out to Hyatt to find out.  And it’s likely you can use this strategy to get an award stay for your desired travel dates.

Because you’ll secure the award nights using points.  Then, you can cancel the reservation and rebook using your Hyatt free night certificates.

Chase Hyatt 2 Free Nights

Use Points to Book an Award Night at the Park Hyatt Dubai to Secure Your Travel Date. Then, Cancel and Rebook With the Chase Hyatt Free Night Certificates

I’ll explain how this trick would work.  And some potential risks in booking this way.

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How to Get Around Million Mile Secrets

Million Mile Secrets is here to help you get Big Travel with Small Money.  We have fantastic resources to help you achieve your travel goals!

If you’re new to our site or need help finding your way around, I’ll share some tips and tricks!

How To Get Around Million Mile Secrets April 2017

Need Some Help Finding Your Way Around?  I’ll Show You How to Make the Most of Million Mile Secrets!

I’ll show you how to use our site to get the information you need.

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This Couple Used Miles & Points for a Luxurious $12,000 Trip to Thailand!

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!

Dale is our newest reader success story to show folks it’s possible to travel without spending a lot of money.

This Couple Used Miles Points For A Luxurious 12000 Trip To Thailand

Ready for Our 16-Hour Business Class Flight From Houston to Taipei!

A big thank you to Dale for sharing his story!

Please introduce yourself to everyone and tell us how long you’ve been involved in the miles & points hobby.

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Are Small Cameras Allowed Onboard Flights Impacted by the Electronics Ban?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Matt, commented:

With the electronics ban on certain flights to the US, do you know if you can bring a small point-and-shoot camera or GoPro in your carry-on luggage?

Great question, Matt.  Passengers and airlines are still adjusting to the electronics ban.

But according to the Department of Homeland Security, the guideline for restricted carry-on items says the electronic device must be larger than a typical smartphone.

While you should be able bring a small GoPro in your carry-on luggage, you might have to check a larger camera depending on the size.

Flight Electronics Ban Cameras

If You’re Traveling on a Route Affected by the Electronics Ban, You Can NOT Bring a Camera on Board That’s Larger Than a Smartphone. But You Should be Able to Bring a Small GoPro

Keep in mind, it’s up to the airlines and airport security to interpret and enforce the electronics ban rules.  So they have the final say about which items you can bring onboard.

I’ll explain what some airlines are doing to help passengers avoid putting expensive electronics equipment in their checked luggage.

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Blog Giveaway: 15,000 IHG Points!

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Emily and I appreciate y’all so much for your support over the years!  So this week, we’re giving away 15,000 IHG points!

Blog Giveaway 15000 IHG Points

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Brisbane for Just 5,000 IHG Points

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Hyatt Globalist Elite Status Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Hyatt Globalist elite status giveaway!

Hyatt Globalist Elite Status Winner

Are You the Winner of Hyatt Globalist Elite Status?

Find out who won!

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Negative Changes to AMEX Business Platinum 50% Points Back Perk!

Bad news for folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card, or those considering the card.

Via The Points Guy, you will no longer get 50% of your points back on certain airfare you purchase through the AMEX travel portal.  You’ll only get 35% back!

This Is NOT Good News for Folks With the AMEX Business Platinum Card. I’ll Explain Why!

I’ll share more about this news.  And explain what it means for you.

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Buy Choice Hotel Points for ~0.4 Cents Each!

If you’re a fan of Choice Hotels, the upcoming Daily Getaways deal is for you!

Starting today, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy Choice hotel points at a big discount.  Depending on the package you choose, you can buy Choice points for between 0.4 and 0.45 cents each!  Choice normally sells points for 1.1 cents each on the Choice website, so this is a steal.

Choice Hotel Points Sale 2017

Use Your Choice Points to Stay in All-Suite Cambria Suites Hotels

I’ll give you the details of this deal!

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“If You Don’t Know the Rules, You Could Miss Out on Tens of Thousands of Points”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:   Upon Arriving

Daniel writes Upon Arriving to cover the latest developments in travel credit card rewards, airline and hotel loyalty programs, and many other travel topics.  Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Upon Arriving

Brad and Me After Getting Scuba Certified in Belize, January 2017

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Without Warning! These Airline Cards Are No Longer Open to New Applications

If you’d been holding off on applying for the Comenity Bank Virgin America cards, your time has run out.  🙁

Without notice, Comenity Bank has stopped accepting applications for both the premium and no-annual-fee versions of these cards.

This was expected at some point due to the Alaska Airlines – Virgin America merger.

Virgin America Cards Canceled

Virgin America Is Being Absorbed by Alaska Airlines, and Now Their Credit Cards Are Gone, Too!

I’ll share the details!

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