Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24 Bonus Offer Highlight: Air Miles (Canada) - Double Miles & Fast Track to Gold Status on Worldwide Hilton stays


The final Bonus Offer Highlight of the week is not only a bonus but also offers a fast track to elite status. The offer is Double Reward Miles for Air Miles members in Canada when staying at Hilton Hotels Worldwide and if 5 stays are completed by Jan 17 you'll be upgrade to HHonors Gold Elite Status. Other bonuses added today that you should look at are Cathay's Double Miles between Dubai and Hong Kong, JAL's extension of Double Miles between Tokyo and Jakarta and Turkish Airlines Wyndham hotels offer which is like Miles & More's in that the bonus starts on the first stay.

Air Miles (Canada)
Double Air Miles & Fast Track to Gold Status when you stay at stay at participating Hilton hotels or resorts Worldwide. Complete 5 stays during the promotion period and be upgraded to Hilton Gold Elite status. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)  Until Jan 17, 15



All the Bonus Offers added today:
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Double Club Premier Kilometers for stays at participating NH Hotels in Mexico. More... Nov 1 - Dec 31, 14
- Quadruple Club Premier Kilometers on all prepaid Sixt Car Rentals for 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 14

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 8,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you buy an Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership. More... Until ?
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you park in the Economy Parking Lot at YVR. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Air Miles (Canada)
- Double Air Miles & Fast Track to Gold Status when you stay at stay at participating Hilton hotels or resorts Worldwide. More...   Until Jan 17, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair between Dubai and Hong Kong. More... Nov 1 - Dec 31, 14 Valid for residents of UAE only

Executive Hotels Executive Rewards
- Double Executive Rewards Points for stays at participating Executive Hotels in Canada and the U.S. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you fly on Japan Airlines between Tokyo and Jakarta. More... Valid for members in American, Europe/Middle East/Africa or Asia/Oceania regions Until Mar 31, 15
- Receive up to 3,000 Mileage Bank Miles back when you stay at JAL Onsen Mile partner Ryokans and board JAL Group domestic flights using JAL Group Domestic Award Tickets. More... Until Mar 31, 15

Jumeirah Sirius
- 1,000 Bonus Sirius Points when you book the Winter Flavours package for 3+ nights at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Madinat Jumeirah or Jumeirah Beach Hotel. More... Until Apr 30, 15

Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer
- Double iPrefer Points when you book the Preferred Bed & Breakfast rate at participating Preferred Hotel locations Worldwide. More... Until ?

S7 Airlines Priority
- 500 Bonus Priority Miles on every second S7 flight between Moscow and Kazan or Ufa. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 300 Bonus Priority Miles on your first S7 flight between Moscow and Anapa. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- 1,000 Bonus Miles&Smile Miles on your first hotel booking made via PointsHound. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Triple Miles&Smile Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 1st stay. Bonus also awarded on 2nd and 3rd stays. More... Until Jan 16, 15


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Etihad: 20% Bonus Guest Miles on partner transfers until Nov 30


Etihad Airways' Guest Frequent Flyer program has a launched a partner transfer bonus similar in vain to the ones we see from Aeroplan, airberlin and other programs during various times of the year. This one however is not tiered like the Aeroplan and airberlin offers as it offers a straight 20% on points transferred from select partners into Etihad Guest miles.  The offer can be found here and is good until November 30th. These are the partners that are participating
  • Rezidor – Club Carlson
  • IHG – Priority Club
  • Hilton HHonors
  • Hyatt Gold Passport
  • Le Club Accor Hotels
  • Shangri-La Golden Circle
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • Amex Membership Rewards
  • Citibank CitiMiles
  • Emirates Islamic Bank
  • Etisalat Rewards 
  • HSBC UK
  • Mobily 


If you are someone who regularly transfers into Etihad Guest, especially from credit card or financial partners now is the time to do it. The hotel transfers should only be done if you need to top off your Guest account for an award or will never use those hotel points for an award night since the hotel programs participating don't have the greatest conversion rates. Programs like Starwood Preferred Guest which do have attractive conversion rates are not participating.

More details on this offer can be found here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23 Bonus Offer Highlight: JetBlue TrueBlue - 2,000 Bonus Points when you join TrueBlue & complete 1st flight

JetBlue has launched a new acquisition promotion whereby they will award you 2,000 Bonus TrueBlue points on your first JetBlue flight after joining the program. Simply complete that first flight by November 21st and the bonus points are yours. It is that promotion which is today's Bonus Offer Highlight. Other bonuses added today that you should check out include Bangkok Airways huge 50% off award flights offer, Etihad's partner conversion bonus and Garuda's Triple Miles on all premium class flights!

JetBlue TrueBlue
2,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points when you join TrueBlue and complete your first JetBlue flight. Full details Until Nov 21, 14



All the Bonus Offers added today:
Avianca LifeMiles
- Earn up to 1,500 LifeMiles when you stay at participating Melia Hotels in Argentina, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the United States. More... Book by Nov 30 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus LifeMiles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days in the USA, Europe and Latin America.More... Until Dec 15, 14
- 500 Bonus LifeMiles when renting with Budget for 3 days or more in the USA and Latin America. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 4x LifeMiles on Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Dec 15, 14

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 50% FlyerBonus Points Discount on all Bangkok Airways award tickets. More... Book by Nov 25 for travel until Nov 30, 14
- 50 Bonus FlyerBonus Points when you fly with Bangkok Airways for the first time between Bangkok and Udon Thani. More... Until Nov 30, 14
- 20 Bonus FlyerBonus Points when you fly with Bangkok Airways for the first time between Bangkok and Lampang. More... Until Nov 30, 14

Etihad Guest
- 20% Bonus Guest Miles when you convert points from select Etihad Guest partners into Guest Miles. More... Until Nov 30, 14

- Quadruple Guest Miles on Europcar rentals Worldwide (except for the U.S. and Canada). More... Until Nov 30, 14

Garuda GarudaMiles
- Triple GarudaMiles on all Garuda Indonesia flights in First Class and Business Class. More... Until Dec 15, 14
- 25% GarudaMiles Discount on all Garuda Indonesia award tickets in First Class and Business Class. More... Until Dec 15, 14
- Earn up to 50% Bonus GarudaMiles when you fly Garuda Indonesia between Palembang and Jakarta or Denpasar. More... Until Dec 15, 14
- Up to a 50% GarudaMiles Discount on award tickets when you fly Garuda Indonesia between Bandung and Denpasar or Surabaya. More... Until Dec 15, 14
- 50% GarudaMiles Discount on award tickets when you fly Garuda Indonesia between Medan and Banda Aceh, Sibolga, Bandar Lampung, Surabaya, & Denpasar. More...Until Dec 15, 14


JetBlue TrueBlue
- 2,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points when you join TrueBlue and complete your first JetBlue flight. More... Until Nov 21, 14


Melia Hotels MeliaRewards
- 2,000 Bonus MeliaRewards Points when you join the MeliaRewards program. More... Until ?


South African Airways Voyager
- Double Voyager Miles when you fly Airlink between Cape Town and Windhoek. More... Until Nov 30, 14

- Double Voyager Miles for stays at the Hotel Jen Orchard Gateway Singapore. More... Until Nov 30, 14

Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus
- Double Golden Lotus Plus Miles for Vietnam Airlines flights between Phu Quoc and Singapore. More... Nov 2 - 30, 14
- Double Golden Lotus Plus Miles for Vietnam Airlines flights between Phu Quoc and Siem Reap. More... Dec 18 - Jan 31, 14


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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.