Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PointsHound Flash Sale: 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points on any stay (Book by 10/24 for stays until 12/31)


PointsHound has launched a three day flash sale that will award 1,000 Bonus Miles or Points in the program of your choice that partners with the third party booking site. Simply book any stay by Friday October 24 that will be completed by December 31st and you'll earn the bonus. Book online at PointsHound.com. The Promotional offer cannot be combined with any other bonuses or offers and has a limit of one per user and one per stay.

These are the current programs you can earn this bonus with:

October 22 Bonus Offer Highlight: Miles & More - Triple Miles on Wyndham Rewards stays (starting with 1st stay)


We've already talked about the numerous airline bonuses for Wyndham stays this fall and early into winter with American AAdvantage's 4x miles being the highest bonus and all the rest at 3x miles. However with all those bonuses they only kick in on the 2nd stay. That's brings us to today's Bonus Offer Highlight, which is the Miles & More Wyndham Rewards offers. Yes it is only 3x miles however this bonus is available right from your first stay so if you may only have one stay planned in this time period this would be the bonus to go for (even Wyndham's own systemwide promo doesn't kick in until your second stay). From all the other bonuses today you should also look into the very lucrative 6x AAdvantage Miles for Hertz rentals offer, a new Asia Miles bonus for flying from Mainland China to Hong Kong and Southwest credit card holders can earn a nice big bonus on their first Rocketmiles booking.

Miles & More
Triple Miles & More Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 1st stay. Bonus also awarded on 2nd and 3rd stays. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 16, 15



All the Bonus Offers added today:
American AAdvantage
- 5x AAdvantage Miles for stays at the Welk Resort San Diego. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 6x AAdvantage Miles plus, save up to 35% in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- 7,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you test drive any Cadillac vehicle. More... Until ?

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair between Mainland China and Hong Kong.More... Until Dec 21, 14 Valid for residents of Mainland China only

IHG Rewards Club
- 2,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more, at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 1,500 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points on qualifying rentals of 5 or more days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Australia. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Triple IHG Rewards Points on all qualifying Hertz rentals of any car class at participating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. More... z Until Dec 31, 14
- Triple IHG Rewards Points and a free upgrade when you rent an Economy through Full Size card on all qualifying weekend and weekly rentals at participating Hertz locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Triple IHG Rewards Points on weekly rental of a Hertz Prestige Collection or Hertz Adrenaline Collection vehicle at participating locations in the United States. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you join IHG Rewards Club Dining. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Miles & More
- Triple Miles & More Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 1st stay. More... Until Jan 16, 15

Southwest Rapid Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points when you use your Rapid Rewards® Credit Card on your first Rocketmiles booking. More... Book by Nov 30 for stays until Mar 31, 15

United MileagePlus
- Earn 10,000 MileagePlus bonus miles on any stay of three nights or more on each Hawaiian Island booked with United Vacations. More... Book by Oct 30 for travel until Dec 31, 14


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21 Bonus Offer Highlight: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Up to 10,000 Bonus Miles for Kaligo Hotel bookings

Today's bonus offer highlight comes to us from Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and is a bonus for using the new Kaligo third party hotel booking service that we covered on the FFB blog earlier today. You should be able to grab at least the 2,000 bonus Miles with your first booking and if you book lots then it should be no problem to get the additional 8,000 miles. Other bonuses added today that you should check out include a nice Hilton stay bonus for AirAsia Big members, bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers for flights within China and some decent Marriott bonuses for stays in Paris or Italy.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book hotels via Kaligo. Earn 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you register and book for the first time at any of their 300,000 hotels. Plus, earn an additional 8,000 Bonus Asia Miles if you book eight or more room nights. Full details Until Jan 31, 15




All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you purchase a Rapidair Flight Pass in Flex or Latitude fares for travel between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. More... Until Nov 16, 14
- Earn up to Triple Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stay of 2 or more nights at any participating Coast Hotel in Canada or the U.S.. More... Until Nov 30, 14

AirAsia Big
- Quadruple Big Points when you stay at Hilton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip on Cathay Pacific between Doha and Hong Kong. More... Nov 1 - Dec 10, 14 Valid for residents of Qatar only
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book hotels via Kaligo. More... Until Jan 31, 15
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you dine at select restaurants in Central, Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsu. More... Until Dec 15, 14

China Southern SkyPearl
- 888 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly on China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines or XiaMen Airlines within Greater China. More... Until Nov 30, 14
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly on China Southern between Lanchow - Urumchi - Dubai or Lanchow - Urumchi - Tbilisi. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Emirates Skywards
- 1,000 Bonus Skywards Mles when you stay any night Thursday-Saturday at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. More... Until Dec 28, 14

Etihad Guest
- 1,000 Bonus Guest Mles when you stay any night Thursday-Saturday at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. More... Until Dec 28, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points on Europcar rentals Worldwide (except for the U.S. and Canada). More... Until Dec 18, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Triple Enrich Miles when you rent cars via rentalcars.com. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for weekend stays at any one of 13 participating Marriott Hotels in Paris. More... Nov 9 - Jan 11, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights Thursday-Sunday at any one of 13 participating Marriott Hotels in Italy. More... Booking Until Jan 11, 15
- 1,500 Bonus Rewards Points per night - up to 6,000 points, when you stay any night Thursday-Sunday at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley or San Diego Marriott Del Mar. More... Until Dec 10, 14

Saudia Alfursan
- 1,000 Bonus Alfursan Mles when you stay any night Thursday-Saturday at the JW Marriott Hotel Dubai. More... Until Dec 28, 14


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Kaligo, the latest entrant in awarding miles via a third party hotel booking site

Based out of Singapore, Kaligo.com is a new competitor to likes of PointsHound.com and Rocketmiles.com. This start up looks and feel likes it competitors and seems to work on the exact same premise. They are a third party hotel booking site that awards miles from various loyalty programs for those bookings once the stay is completed. You can tell they are quite new as Kaligo's roster of loyalty partners is small compared to the other two established sites. Right now Kaligo only offers miles with American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and US Airways Dividend Miles.

We became aware of Kaligo via Cathay Pacific as they are running a bonus for Kaligo bookings (as taken from our Asia Miles bonus miles page):
Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book hotels via Kaligo. Earn 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you register and book for the first time at any of their 300,000 hotels. Plus, earn an additional 8,000 Bonus Asia Miles if you book eight or more room nights. Full details Until Jan 31, 15

Now that there are three companies vying for your bookings in this space we thought we would do some comparisons between them all. Since American AAdvantage and US Airways are the only program that all three services partner with choose to compare AAdvantage earning across all three in our home city of Calgary for stays at the Hotel Germain, a boutique hotel that does not participate in any loyalty programs:

Kaligo.com

PointsHound.com

Rocketmiles.com
Looking at this quick comparison you can see that Rocketmiles is the clear winner with the best price and the most miles awarded for this stay but this is not always the case.

Update: Thanks to DoctorOfCredit for pointing out that Kaligo prices include taxes! So in fact all three sites in our comparison would be comparable on price so the deciding factor would be the number of miles awarded
.

We would recommend checking all three sites to see which can provide the best bonus for the best price and for hotels that may not be featured on one of them. We checked a few other cities (Los Angeles, Singapore) and the trend was for Kaligo to be more expensive but they also tended to award the most miles out of the three. You also need to take into account any bonus offers such as Kaligo's bonus Asia Miles as outlined above or anyone of the numerous Rocketmiles first booking bonuses (find those here). Finally, you'll also need to take into account the program you want to earn miles in, for example Asia Miles are only available with PointsHound.com or Kaligo.com.

Unlike Pointshound and Rocketmiles, Kaligo does not have a referral program to get new members but we wouldn't be surprised if that is something they bring along soon to attract more awareness to their site.

I recall talking with Pointshound when they launched and were soon followed by Rocketmiles. They were in fact happy there was competition as it validated their concept. Obviously it seems to be a good concept since there is now a third player in the space!

We wish the best to Kaligo and hope they succeed as well as there can't be enough places to earn more Miles, more Points and more Rewards!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Emirates: Up to Triple Skywards Miles on all flights Worldwide - Last Day to register & book!


Today is the last day to register and book this amazing offer!

If you fly from any of their cities to Dubai (not connecting) you'll get the triple miles, if you fly from any Emirates city to any one of their other destinations and connect via Dubai you'll get double miles.  Simply book your flight by Oct 21st on Emirates.com and complete your travel by December 10.

Offer Details
Earn up to Triple Skywards Miles when you fly in Economy Class on Emirates Airline flights Worldwide. Earn Triple Miles when your flight terminates in Dubai, Double Miles if you connect via Dubai to any Emirates destination. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)

Always check our Skywards Bonus Miles page for many more offers!

October 20 Bonus Offer Highlight: American AAdvantage - Quadruple Miles at Wyndham Hotels starting with your 2nd stay

We have already brought you the Alaska Airlines and Saudia Wyndham promotions and today we bring you four more in our daily round up of bonuses. The American AAdvantage is the best of the bunch at 4x the miles versus 3x for the rest and hence the AA offer is today's Bonus Offer Highlight. Other bonuses added today that are worth a more in-depth look include all the other Wyndham airline promos from AeroMexico, Aeroplan, and United, the Czech Airlines bonus for their Gothenburg route, and a great Hertz rental bonus from Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

American AAdvantage
Quadruple AAdvantage Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. Bonus also awarded on 3rd and 4th stays. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 16, 15




All the Bonus Offers added today:
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More... Until Jan 16, 15

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Triple Aeroplan Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More... Until Jan 16, 15

American AAdvantage
- Quadruple AAdvantage Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More... Until Jan 16, 15

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards points for stays at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotell Savoy i Lulea. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Double OK Plus Miles when you fly Czech Airlines between Prague and Gothenburg.More... Register and book by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 14
- Double OK Plus Miles when you fly Czech Airlines between Prague and Brussels, Bucharest, Moscow or Warsaw. More... Register and book by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 14
- Double OK Plus miles on rentals at participating Avis locations worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 15

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Triple JetPrivilege Miles for stays at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 14
- 9,000 Bonus JetPrivilege Miles for stays at the at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Switzerland. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple JetPrivilege Miles when you stay on an eligible rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental Hotel worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 14
- Triple JetPrivilege Miles for stays at participating Swissotel Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 14

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points when staying in a Horizon Club room at the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. More... Until Dec 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Triple MileagePlus Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More... Until Jan 16, 15

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,000 Flying Club Miles on rentals of 3 or more days at participating Hertz locations in the UK, Australia and USA. More... Until Nov 30, 14



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Preview: Virgin America Elevate - 80% Bonus on buying points for 8 hours on Tuesday Oct 21


Today and Wednesday see the Choice Hotels Privileges buy points flash sales and we are pleased to give you a preview of tomorrow's flash sale from Points.com and Virgin America:

For 8 hours between 9am and 5pm EST on Tuesday October 21st you'll receive an 80% bonus when you buy Virgin America Elevate points. Find out more here.

Choice Hotels Flash Sale - Buy Privileges Points and receive a 50% Bonus for 8 hours only (Today and Wednesday)

We've seen 'buy points' Flash Sales from several other programs like Club Carlson and now it's Choice Hotels Privileges turn! For only 8 hours today and on Wednesday you will get a 50% bonus when you buy Choice Hotels Privileges points. Normally the points cost $11 per 1,000 points which means you'll get 1,500 points per $11. With free nights starting as low as 6,000 points at some hotels you could have your stay for $44 plus taxes/fees with this promotion!

For 8 hours only, receive a 50% bonus when you purchase Choice Privileges Points (up to 50,000). This offer is only available between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct 20th and Wednesday, Oct 23. Buy online now.

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: October 6 - 19, 2014

Over the last two weeks 83 new offers were added to FFB from 39 different airline and hotel programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week(s):

Bonus Offer for Flying
Qatar Airways Privilege Club - Earn up to 5,000 Bonus QMiles on oneworld airlines flights Worldwide (except Qatar Airways) More... Oct 30 - Nov 30, 14

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Air Canada / Aeroplan - 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Wyndham Rewards - 2,015 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points per stays at participating locations Worldwide starting with your second stay. More... Until Jan 30, 15

Bonus Offer for Driving

US Airways Dividend Miles- 5x Dividend Miles on Avis rentals of 1 day or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico (excluding Alaska). More... Until Nov 30, 14

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Miles & More- 50,000 Miles & More Miles when you apply for and receive the Miles & More® Premier World MasterCard®. More... US Residents only Until ?

Bonus Page Updates: October 6 - 19, 2014

The following 39 programs had new offers added to them last week on FFB:

October 17:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
American AAdvantage
Avianca LifeMiles
British Airways Executive Club
Cathay Pacific Asia MIles
Emirates Skywards
Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings
Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Wyndham Rewards

October 16:
Czech Airlines OK Plus
Gulf Air FalconFlyer
Iberia Plus
IHG Rewards Club
Jet Airways JetPrivilege
Le Club accorhotels
Miles & More
Thai Royal Orchid
Virgin America Elevate
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

October 15:
Asiana Club
Delta SkyMiles
Starwood Preferred Guest
TAP Portugal Victoria
US Airways Dividend Miles
Voila Hotel Rewards 

October 14:
Air Canada / Aeroplan
China Eastern Eastern Miles
China Southern Sky Pearl
La Quinta Returns
M&C Hotels Loyalty Club
SAS EuroBonus

October 7:
airBaltic PINS
Hawaiian HawaiianMiles
Saudia Alfursan
United MileagePlus

October 6:
airberlin topbonus
Binter Canarias BinterMas
Germanwings Boomerang Club