Thursday, April 17, 2014

Starwood Hotels: Earn up to Triple Starpoints with Earn Away Get Away (Valid for stays May 1 - Jul 31)


With a little under two weeks left in earning bonus points from Starwood's Bring on the Nights promotion they have released the details of their spring and summer promotion! Called Earn Away Get Away the offer is open for registration right away (unlike the past few promos where they tease us first) and that registration must be done by June 30 for stays between May 1 and July 31. The offer is for Double Starpoints on all stays at participating locations worldwide but if you include a Sunday night (Saturday night in the Middle East) your points are tripled. This time the promotion does have a list of properties not participating and that list can be found here.

Here is the offer as it will be found on our Starpoints Bonus Offer Page:

Earn up to Triple Starpoints with SPG's Earn Away Get Away. Earn Double Starpoints on stays at all participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide or Triple Starpoints if that stay includes a Sunday night (Saturday night in the Middle East)  Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Jun 30 for stays between May 1 - Jul 31, 14

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Starpoints Bonus Offer page for dozens of other stay bonuses!

Why you should consider crediting your Avis rentals to SAS EuroBonus


Back on April 1st SAS EuroBonus announced they will now award 1,000 points for any eligible Avis rental that is booked through their page on the Avis World website at avisworld.com/eurobonus

Why is this significant? 1,000 points for a rental may not seem a lot but when you compare it to many other programs it actually is especially when looking a rentals of 1 day or less. Aeroplan only offers 500 miles per Avis rental excluding any bonuses and many U.S. programs offer 50 to 75 miles per day excluding bonuses. Since programs award varying levels of points per day this is why the SAS EuroBonus tactic should really only be looked at for shorter term rentals.



With many of the programs that offer 500 miles per rental it would take you 50 Avis rentals to get enough miles for an economy class award ticket within North America. With SAS EuroBonus their old earn rate prior to April 1st was also 500 points but now that it has been doubled you can get enough SAS EuroBonus points for a round trip economy class award ticket in North America with only 25 Avis rentals. This is why you should consider moving your 1 day or less Avis rentals to SAS EuroBonus. Of course bonus offers may change this value proposition but most of the time those bonus offers require rentals of multiple days.

Although we haven't wrote about it before here on FFB, you should do the same for one day or less Hertz or Alamo rentals by crediting those to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as you'll earn 1,000 miles for any eligible rental with those two companies. This is also valuable as Flying Club miles can be converted to Hilton HHonors points if you never for see redeeming miles via Flying Club for flights.

But what about consolidating all your points into you main account you may ask? While I still tend to preach about focusing on one program a person should also look at how quickly you can be rewarded. If you are planning 25 Avis rentals this year and know you'll be 12,500 miles short of an award with your primary program than you should probably credit those to that program but if you have no award flights planned or just wing it when it comes to that department you are better off crediting to EuroBonus and getting a free round trip award flight.
EuroBonus' Star Alliance Award chart - 25,000 Miles for North America round trip

Find the complete details on booking Avis cars with SAS EuroBonus at avisworld.com/eurobonus

Apr 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: Melia MeliaRewards - 12,000 Bonus Points for free - enough for a free night


I'm going to start this Bonus Offer Highlight with an apology. I didn't follow my own rules that I preach about making sure you read all emails you get from various loyalty programs and not deleting them or ignoring them. Well I did the latter on this Bonus Offer Highlight, after seeing this bonus make its way out on several blogs I wondered why I had not received notice on it. Well in fact I did, going through my emails there it was, sent on April 8th! Mind you the subject was a bit ambiguous "Limited Time Spring Offer" but that is no excuse. Anyways here it is nine days later than it should be, hopefully some of you can take advantage of this offer! The points post right away by the way, as you see in the screen shots below my MeliaRewards balance in the email was 0 points and as of today that is now 12,000 which is enough for a free night at select Melia locations




Other bonuses to check out include a Rocketmiles bonus for stays in the Caribbean that isn't limited to first time bookings, another transfer bonus for U.S. Membership Rewards members to Virgin America Elevate and of course the offers that had separate mentions on the blog earlier today the BA Hilton offer, the SAS Radisson Blu stay bonus and the Turkish Airlines 50% Bonus Miles/25% Miles Discount flight offers for May.

Please note that this will be the last Bonus Offer Highlight until April 27th! It's vacation time for the FFB family.  Be sure to follow us here on the blog, Facebook, or Twitter  for any breaking news about bonuses and more. The main FFB site will not be updated during this time.

Melia International MeliaRewards
Earn up to 12,000 Bonus MeliaRewards Points when you join MeliaRewards or login to your account via the promotion page. Get 2,000 points for joining and 10,000 more to use by April 30, that is you need to book a stay using the points by April 30 or else you'll lose the 10,000 points. Full Details Until Apr 30, 14 for stays until Dec 21, 14



All the Bonus Offers added today:
British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Avios when you register and complete stays at any hotel or resort from the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on every round-trip flight you take on Cathay Pacific between Johannesburg and Hong Kong. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 14 Valid for residents of Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe only

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. More... Until Jul 31, 14

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until May 6, 14

Melia International MeliaRewards
- Earn up to 12,000 Bonus MeliaRewards Points when you join MeliaRewards or login to your account via the promotion page. More... Until Apr 30, 14

Rocketmiles
- 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the Rocketmiles partner program of your choice for stays in the Caribbean More... Book by Apr 21 for stays until Oct 16, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Triple EuroBonus points for all stays at Radisson Blu hotels in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway. More... Book by Jun 15 for stays until Aug 17, 14
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus EuroBonus points on all Avis Rentals worldwide. More... Until Jun 17, 14

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays in a Horizon Club room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. More... Apr 21 - Jun 30, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. More... Book by May 10 for stays Apr 20 - May 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Gateway Canyons Resort. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Oct 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Inn at Saint Mary's South Bend. More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas. More... Until Jun 15, 14

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 50% Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles or 25% Miles&Smiles Discount on select Turkish Airlines International Routes. More... May 1 - 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles and a compllmentary upgrade for stays of 2+ nights at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts locations in Canada & the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Virgin America Elevate
- 30% Bonus Elevate Points when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin America Elevate. More... Until Apr 30, 14 Residents of the U.S. only

Do you know of a bonus offer, discounted reward offer or any other promotion that hasn't been posted to FFB? Email it to us at info@frequentflyerbonuses.com

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British Airways: Up to 3,500 Bonus Avios for stays at Hilton Hotels Worldwide


Another day another airline mileage bonus for Hilton stays! Who is it this time? Well it's British Airways Executive Club!

Here is the offers as it will appear on our Executive Club Bonus Avios page:

Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Avios when you register and complete a qualifying stay at any hotel or resort from the Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands Worldwide. Earn 1,500 bonus Avios on completion of the first stay (500 bonus Avios at Hampton and Homewood Suites) and 2,000 bonus Avios on the completion of the second stay (600 bonus Avios at Hampton and Homewood Suites).  Full Details, Online Registration and Booking  (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 13

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Executive Club Bonus Avios page for dozens of other flight,  hotel, car rental and other mileage bonuses!

SAS: Triple EuroBonus Points for stays at Radisson Blu Hotels in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, or Norway


Today seems to be a really good day for the release (or at least of us finding them) of new bonus offers. Here is one that should be of particular interest to our readers in Scandinavia or for those of who travel their frequently.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our EuroBonus Bonus Points page:

Triple EuroBonus points for all stays at Radisson Blu hotels in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, or Norway  Full details and online booking Book by Jun 15 for stays until Aug 17, 14

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our EuroBonus Bonus Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

IHG: 10,000 Bonus Points for a 2+ night stays at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan


IHG has had their 'Bonus Point Package' offers around for many years, most are in the 1,000 to 2,000 bonus points range however others do go as high 10,000 or 25,000 points. In most cases the bonus point packages are not worth the extra cost unless of course you are not paying for the room but someone else is (aka screw your employer rate). Sometimes however they can be worthwhile and in this case with this 10,000 point offer it all depends on the rate you can get your stay for. We took June 10-12 as an example:



As you can see the 10,000 bonus points rate is higher than the Best Flexible rate by $15 per night and $36 per night more than the AAA rate. If you are who does not or cannot book the AAA rate then the 10,000 point offer can make sense as your are essentially buying those points for $30 or 0.3 cents per point which is a decent deal considering that the lowest you can buy IHG Rewards Club points without a stay is 0.7 cents (booking the cash + points option and cancelling the stay while retaining the points you bought). However the AAA rate ends up being $72 less over those days which means you'd be paying 0.72 cents per point, still not a bad deal if you need a stay in NYC. Of course stays of more than two nights erodes the value of the bonus points.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points page:

Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.  Full details and online booking. Until Jul 31, 14


Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

Turkish Airlines: May Route List for 50% Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles or 25% discount on award tickets


Here are the bonus mile and discounted award tickets for the month of May from Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles. This is now the sixth month in a row of Turkish running these offers and we hope they don't stop! The only real long haul routes included this time are Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh. For our European readers there are lots of your cities included for May!

Here is the offer as it will appear on our Miles&Smiles Bonus Miles page:

50% Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles or 25% Miles&Smiles Discount on select Turkish Airlines International Routes. Full details. May 1 - 31, 14

Promotional Cities:

Earning With Spending With
CITY Campaign Campaign
BELGRAD (BEG) *777 *7500
SARAYBOSNA (SJJ) *872 *7500
PODGORICA (TGD) *774 *7500
ÜSKÜP (SKP) *750 *7500
PRİŞTİNE (PRN) *750 *7500
TIRAN ( TIA) *750 *7500
SIMFEREPOL (SIP) *750 *7500
ODESSA (ODS) *588 *7500
KOSTENCE (CND) *750 *7500
BUKRES (BUH) *750 *7500
TIFLIS (TBS) *1239 *7500
GANJA (KVD) *1354 *7500
NAHCIVAN (NAJ) *1313 *7500
BATUM (BUS) *980 *7500
DONETSK (DOK) *977 *7500
LVIV (LWO) *993 *7500
BUDAPESTE (BUD) *993 *7500
SELANIK 321 *7500
TOULOUSE (TLS) 1421 *7500
NICE (NCE) 1129 *7500
CENOVA (GOA) 1053 *7500
BILBAO (BIO) 1638 *7500
SANTIAGO DE COMPO (SCQ) 1948 *7500
SALZBURG (SZG) *1365 *7500
LEIPZIG (LEJ) *1619 *7500
FRİEDRİCHSHAFEN (FDH) *1604 *7500
SOCI (AER) *875 *7500
KAZAN (KZN) *2054 *7500
NOVOSIBIRSK (OVB) *3879 *7500
STOKHOLM (STO) *2053 *7500
KOPENHAG (CPH) *1885 *7500
CENEVRE (GVA) *1802 *7500
VIYANA (VIE) *1185 *7500
BRUKSEL (BRU) *2037 *7500
BREMEN (BRE) 1262 *7500
ROTTERDAM (RTM) *2081 *7500
HAMBURG (HAM) 1245 *7500
MUNIH (MUC) *1484 *7500
NURNBERG (NUE) *1578 *7500
FRANKFURT (FRA) *1754 *7500
STUTTGART (STR) *1659 *7500
HANNOVER (HAJ) *1812 *7500
DUSSELDORF (DUS) *1917 *7500
KOLN (CGN) *1877 *7500
LUXEMBURG (LUX) *1886 *7500
ZURIH (ZRH) *1661 *7500
BASEL (BSL) *1734 *7500
OSLO (OSL) *2304 *7500
ST.PETERSBURG (LED) *1959 *7500
TORINO (TRN) 1117 *7500
MALTA (MLA) 863 *7500
HURGADA (HRG) *1475 *7500
ŞARM EL-ŞEYH (SSH) *1430 *7500
DJIBOUTI (JIB) *3306 *7500
 MOGADISHU  (MGQ) *4320 *7500
KLIMANJARO (JRO) *4662 *7500
MOMBASA (MBA) *4772 *7500
KHARTUM (KRT) *2646 *7500
AKABE (AQJ) *1284 *7500
ABU DHABI (AUH) *2783 *11250
SIRAZ (SYZ) *2309 *11250
MUSCAT (MCT) *3120 *11250
KABIL (KBL) 2218 *15000
MEZAR-I SERIF (MZR) 2403 *15000
BANGKOK (BKK) 4644 *18750
HOCHIMINH (SGN) 5094 *18750
BISKEK (FRU) 2317 *15000

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Apr 16 Bonus Offer Highlight: Iberia Plus - Double Avios on all Iberia flights Worldwide

Many times when an airline has a systemwide flight promotion it makes its way into our Bonus Offer Highlight position and today's is no different except for the extremely small time period for it. The offer is for Double Avios on all Iberia flights Worldwide but to qualify for the bonus Avios you only have six more days to book and you must fly by the end of the month! Other bonuses added today that a worth an extra mention include British Airways' bonuses for flying to/from Seattle and on select Alaska Airlines flights, Cathay's release of their Asia Miles offer for flying on TAM, a discount for buying Starpoints and also discount on MileagePlus saver awards to Mexico City.


Iberia Plus
- Double Avios on all Iberia flights Worldwide
when buying your tickets on iberia.com and iberiaexpress.com. Full details Book by Apr 21 for travel until Apr 30, 14



All the Bonus Offers added today:
British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios when you fly on British Airways bewteen London & Seattle. More... Until Jun 24, 14
- Double Avios when you fly Alaska Airlines between Seattle and Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, or Portland. More... Until Jun 24, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on all TAM flights Worldwide when flown in an eligible booking class. More... May 1 - 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you stay at participating Regal Hotels in Hong Kong and Mainland China. More... Until Jun 15, 14

Hainan / Hong Kong Airines Fortune Wings
- Double Fortune Wings Miles when you stay at participating Regal Hotels in Hong Kong and Mainland China for 2 or more nights. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios on all Iberia flights Worldwide. More... Book by Apr 21 for travel until Apr 30, 14

S7 Airlines Priority
- Double Priority Miles on all purchases when you apply for and receive the S7 Alphabank Visa card. More... Until Jun 15, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn up to Quadruple EuroBonus Points on Hertz rentals of 7+ days in Europe, USA, Latin America, Canada, Asia, Australia, Middle East or Africa. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Jun 7, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Earn Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating IHG hotel in Australasia, Southeast & Southwest Asia, Japan & Korea, and the Middle East & Africa. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 4,500 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2+ nights at a participating Leading Hotels of the World property. More... Until May 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Receive up to a 25% Discount when you buy or gift Starpoints. More... Until May 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- 20% MileagePlus Miles Discount on MileagePlus Economy Saver Awards for flights from the U.S. or Canada to Mexico City. More... Book by Apr 29 for travel May 1 - 31, 14

Do you know of a bonus offer, discounted reward offer or any other promotion that hasn't been posted to FFB? Email it to us at info@frequentflyerbonuses.com

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British Airways: Double Avios between Seattle & London plus Double Avios on select Alaska Airlines flights out of SEA


When Delta Airlines announced new service between Seattle and London, Alaska Airlines did not sit back and launched an offer of Double Miles for flying on their partner airline British Airways for the same route. Now British Airways is also taking note of Delta and offering Double Avios to their own members for that route as well as Double Avios on select Alaska Airlines flights out of Seattle. The battle for Seattle now has a third airline in the mix who are of course backing the home team.

Here are the offers as they appear on our Executive Club Bonus Avios page:

Double Avios when you fly on British Airways between London & Seattle. Full details (no registration is required) Until Jun 24, 14

Double Avios when you fly Alaska Airlines on select routes out of Seattle. Full details (no registration is required) Until Jun 24, 14
  • Seattle - Anchorage
  • Seattle - Los Angeles
  • Seattle - San Francisco
  • Seattle - Vancouver
  • Seattle - Portland


Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Executive Club Bonus Avios page for dozens of other flight,  hotel, car rental and other mileage bonuses!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Apr 15 Bonus Offer Highlight: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Up to Triple Miles for Hilton stays Worldwide


This wasn't planned but the second Bonus Offer Highlight of the week is yet another Hilton Airline stay bonus! This is one is for members of Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles program and is essentially the same offer we have seen from SriLankan and Jet Airways in that you can earn Triple Miles for stays in the Asia Pacific region and Double Miles elsewhere. Some of the other bonuses that are worthwhile include the latest flight bonuses between the U.S. and Japan from American AAdvantage, 15 bonuses for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members and the 1,000 mile Little Red birthday bonus from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. Earn triple miles in Asia Pacific, and double miles anywhere else worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)  Apr 15 - Jul 15, 14



All the Bonus Offers added today:
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- 1,000 Club Premier Kilometers for stays at Hotels Lucerna in Mexicali, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Hermosillo, and Culiacan. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers on Sixt rentals of 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 1,500 Aeroplan miles when you become a Costco Member. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Earn up to 75,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the purchase or lease of a new Volvo and earn more throughout its lifecycle. More... Until Aug 31, 14

airberlin topbonus
- 250 topbonus Miles For every Sunny Cars review published on the Internet. Up to a maximum of 10 reviews. More... Until May 31, 14

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage miles for qualifying First Class, Business Class and select Economy Class fares purchased between Chicago or Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita. More... Until May 31, 14'
- Earn Double AAdvantage miles when you fly on Japan Airlines between New York and Tokyo Narita on qualifying Business Class or select Economy Class fares. More... Until May 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More...  Apr 15 - Jul 15, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Triple KrisFlyer miles when you stay at participating Ascott serviced residences in Asia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles and enjoy a complimentary breakfast when you stay at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Maldives, London, Frankfurt, Mallorca and Baku. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you book a minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights at Best Available Rates and Stay for Breakfast Rates at Marriott International hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay a minimum of 2 nights at participating Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until May 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay a minimum of 2 nights at participating PARKROYAL Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide.More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles and a complimentary room upgrade for stays of 3+ nights when you stay at selected Shangri-La’s properties in Philippines & Australia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays in a Swiss Executive Room at participating Swissotels in Asia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you book on an eligible rate at all participating Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces properties in India. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you rent for 5 or more days with Avis in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA or Canada. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for any Europcar rental in UK and Malaysia. More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent on an Affordable Rate ( leisure retail rate ) for 1 or more days from a participating HERTZ location in USA , Canada , Europe, or 4 or more days Australia or New Zealand. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when shopping at any of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe. More... Until May 31, 14
- 4,000 KrisFlyer Miles when you subscribe to The Economist. More... Until May 31, 14 For Residents of Singapore only

United MileagePlus
- Quadruple MileagePlus Miles on Avis airport rentals in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico, the Middle East and New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 1,000 Bonus Flying Club when you fly on Virgin Atlantic Little Red flights. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Do you know of a bonus offer, discounted reward offer or any other promotion that hasn't been posted to FFB? Email it to us at info@frequentflyerbonuses.com

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