Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18 Bonus Offer Highlight: Virgin America Elevate - Up to 3,500 Bonus Points on Silvercar rentals


Silvercar has been making some inroads in the rental car market in the United States with their all Audi fleet, free GPS, and they even drop the car off for you right in front of terminal. They are only in a few cities so far but their service is raved about so why not take the opportunity to not only get great car rental service with them but earn bonus points on the rentals with today's Bonus Offer Highlight. The offer is for Virgin America Elevate members and offers bonuses right from your first rental with them to the third rental and you have until the end of 2015 to earn those bonuses! Other bonuses added today that you should take note of include another Elevate, this one for double points at the very first Virgin Hotel in Chicago, the extension of some IHG and JetBlue car rental bonuses and of course the latest Marriott MegaBonus.

Virgin America Elevate
Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Elevate Points on Silvercar rentals. Earn additional bonus of 500 Elevate points after booking and completing 1st rental. Earn another additional bonus of 1000 Elevate points after booking and completing 2nd rental, and an additional 2000 bonus points after booking and completing 3rd rental. Full details. Until Dec 31, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to Quadruple Aeroplan Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- Triple 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 Jun 30, 15

JetBlue TrueBlue
- 5x TrueBlue Points on a rentals of 3 days or more at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Marriott Rewards
- Marriott MegaBonus: Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. More... Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle

- Double GC Award Points for stays in a Horizon Club Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. More... Until Mar 15, 15
- Double GC Award Points, third night free and an upgrade to the next room category for stays of 3 or more nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. More... Dec 22 - Feb 28, 15
- Double GC Award Points, third night free and an upgrade to the next room category for stays of 3 or more nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. More... Dec 22 - Feb 28, 15

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles on a rentals of 3 days or more at participating Budget airport locations in the in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Alaska). More... Until Jun 30, 15

Virgin America Elevate
- Double Elevate Points for stays at the Virgin Hotel Chicago. More... Jan 15 - Mar 31, 15
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Elevate Points on Silvercar rentals. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Virgin Australia Velocity
- Earn up to Quadruple Velocity Points for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15



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Etihad Airways: 5,000 Bonus Guest Miles and other perks for using moonlight check in at AUH


Here is an interesting offer from Etihad Airways that is being billed as a way to ease congestion at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).  To get guests to check in early and/or during slow hours Etihad is offering bonus miles, additional baggage weight allowance and free parking. This offer began two days ago and only runs until Christmas Eve (December 24) and can be used up to 24 hours before your flight!

Moonlight
check-in: All Etihad Airways guests who check in during moonlight hours will be allowed to check in an additional 5kg baggage, receive a complimentary 5,000 bonus Etihad Guest Miles voucher, and be provided with one hour’s free parking at Skypark to complete the check-in process.

Located in the terminal entrance of the Skypark Level 3, and open daily between 1am and 6am, and 1pm and 6pm, the Moonlight check-in counters will be manned by trained check-in staff and baggage porters.

Moonlight check-in will be available up to 24 hours prior to departure for all guests except those booked to travel to the United States who require U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance.


Find out more about this initiative here

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus - Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Points for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15


Marriott is giving ample notice for the latest MegaBonus promotion. You have well over a month to plan out your Marriott stays to get the bonuses that are assigned to you. Just like all other incarnations of this offer each Marriott Rewards member may get a different offer and for some it is well worth it to go after the bonus while for others it may not be. This MegaBonus appears to be essentially the same as this past Fall's version which is in fact running until Jan 15, 15.

Offer Details
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking ( Registration is required) Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

Some of the Offer Variations (Source: FlyerTalk):

  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay that includes a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday — up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 9 stays over weekend day)
  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 9 stays)
  • Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points (maxes out after 11 stays)
  • Earn 2,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 13 stays)
  • Earn 10,000 points after 10 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 17 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 15,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 45,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 55,000 bonus points (maxes out after 30 nights)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Limited Time: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points or Miles on your first PointsHound booking (Book by Dec 31)

Here is a nice Christmas present from the crew at PointsHound! They are offering 1,000 bonus points or miles on your first booking made by December 31st, 2014 for stays right through to the end of 2015.  This offer is for anyone who hasn't signed up with PointsHound yet and is a 'referral bonus' which means you'll get 1,000 bonus miles/points in the PointsHound program of your choice and we'll also receive 1,000 miles/points.

If you haven't joined PointsHound yet you can do so via our referral link to get this bonus on your first booking

* - The normal bonus is 250 miles for referrals via most referrers save for a few other bloggers who have also been extended this increased referral bonus offer from PointsHound.  To get the 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points simply make your first booking before the end of the year after you signed up via our referral link.

You can earn miles and points in the following programs:

December 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles - Double Miles between Jakarta and China, Japan or Korea


Today's Bonus Offer Highlight is nice flight bonus for those flying between Asia and Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia has released a bonus that covers almost the first third of 2015 for flying with them between Jakarta and five major cities in Asia. Other bonuses added today you should check out include the return of Bangkok Airways birthday flight bonus for 2015, Orbitz Rewards bonus for flying on Qatar Airways and United jumps on the Shangri-La Bonus offer bandwagon.

Garuda Indonesia
Double GarudaMiles on flights between Jakarta and Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka or Seoul. Full Details.
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Double Bonus Miles for stays at all Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Jan 1 - 31, 15

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- Triple FlyerBonus Points when you fly with Bangkok Airways on your birthday or 5 bonus points if you fly with Bangkok Airways during the month of your birthday. More... Jan 1 - Dec 31, 15
- Double FlyerBonus Points when you book the juicy credits package at dusitD2 Phuket Resort. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book a flight online to any Cathay Pacific destination Worldwide. More... Valid for residents of Japan only Until Feb 28, 15

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- Double GarudaMiles on flights between Jakarta and Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka or Seoul. More... Jan 6 - Apr 30, 15
- Double GarudaMiles on flights between Batam and Bandung or Surabaya More... Until Jan 31, 15

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until Jan 8, 15

Orbitz Rewards
- Double Orbucks when you book any Qatar Airways flight via Orbitz. More... Book by Jan 15, 15

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles when you book the Linger Longer rate at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple MileagePlus Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15



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Cathay Pacific: Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles for online bookings (Japanese Residents only)


Online booking bonuses from airlines were the norm many years ago when they were trying to get consumers to move their flight bookings online. That was then this is now. Now it is rare to get an online booking bonus as booking travel online is the norm but on occasion an airline will run one of these offers when they see a dip in bookings online or all bookings in general. One airline that does seem to run online booking bonuses quite frequently, although only regionally, is Cathay Pacific and here they do it again with a great sized booking bonus for those Asia Miles living in Japan.

Offer Details
Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book a flight online to any Cathay Pacific destination Worldwide. Earn 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles in First or Business Class, 1,500 bonus miles in Premium Economy, and 500 bonus miles in Economy Class. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Feb 28, 15

Can't make use of this offer? You can always visit our Asia Miles bonus miles page for many more bonuses!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16 Bonus Offer Highlight: Starwood Preferred Guest - 500 Bonus Starpoints for stays in the Boston area


Sometime over a month ago we brought you a bonus offer for stays at the Sheraton Needham Hotel over the Christmas break and now that offer has been extended to more hotels in the Boston area. So in the spirit of the holiday season we thought this offer would make a great Bonus Offer Highlight! The offer is for 500 Bonus Starpoints along with other stay benefits depending on the hotel you stay at. Maybe you are from the Boston area but want to get out for a night or two or maybe you are going to Boston for the holidays so the timing of this offer couldn't be better. Other bonuses added today that are also noteworthy are a new transfer bonus for U.S. Amex Membership Rewards members to British Airways, Cathay Pacific's Triple Miles for Worldhotels stays and The Leading Hotels of the World has yet another stay credit offer.

Starwood Preferred Guest
500 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Needham Hotel, the Westin Boston Hotel and W Boston. Full Details & Online Booking
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios for stays at participating Langham Hotels in China. More... Until Feb 23, 15
- 40% Bonus Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club. More... Restrictions Residents of the U.S. only Until Jan 31, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles Miles when you stay at any participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Triple Asia Miles Miles when you stay at any participating Worldhotels property for two nights or more on the “Asia Miles Exclusive Rate.” More... Until Mar 31, 15

Gol Smiles
- Double Smiles Miles for stays at participating Golden Tulip Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

Jumeirah Sirius
- Double Sirius Points for stays at the Jumeirah Frankfurt. More... Until Jan 11, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Needham Hotel, the Westin Boston Hotel or the W Boston. More... Dec 19 - Jan 4, 15

The Leading Hotels of the World Leaders Club
- Double Stay Credit when you join Leaders Club and make a new booking of at least four nights at The Leading Hotels of the World locations Worldwide More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Jan 31, 15


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Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15 Bonus Offer Highlight: IHG Rewards Club - 50,000 or more points with Set Your Sights promotion

We didn't get to too many bonuses today so the bonus offer highlight by default is the latest IHG systemwide promo called Set Your Sights. The offer is good for 50,000 or more bonus IHG Rewards Club points if you complete all the task assigned to you. Other bonuses to look at today include the Miles & More offers from Heathrow Rewards, Air China's bonus offer from Lychee.com and more Swissotel offers being posted to the site.

IHG Rewards Club
Earn at least 50,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. Bonus points vary per member and are awarded for various stay and other activities. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)
Register & book between Dec 15 and Apr 30 for stays Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn up to 30% Bonus Phoenix M\iles when you fly on Air China between Yanji and Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 15
- 20% Phoenix M\iles Discount for award tickets between Yanji and Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 15
- Earn Triple Phoenix M\iles when booking any hotel in Switzerland on Lychee.com, and earn 30,000 miles when booking any travel package in Switzerland. More... Until Mar 1, 15
- Double Phoenix Miles when you stay for at least two consecutive nights at participating Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. More... Until Feb 24, 15

ANA Mileage Club
- Double Mileage Club Miles when you stay for at least two consecutive nights at participating Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. More... Until Feb 24, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn at least 50,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. Bonus points vary per member and are awarded for various stay and other activities. More... Register & book between Dec 15 and Apr 30 for stays Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15

Miles & More
- 500 Bonus Miles&More miles when you join Heathrow Rewards and spend £30 or more in a single day. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Double Miles&More miles when you convert Heathrow Rewards Points to Miles & More. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Saudia Alfursan
- Double AlfursanMiles for stays at participating Golden Tulip Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

TAM Fidelidade
- Double Multiplus Points for stays at participating Golden Tulip Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15


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IHG Rewards Club: Earn at least 50,000 Bonus Points with Set Your Sights systemwide promotion


IHG Rewards Club is one of the first out of the gate for 2015 promotions with the launch of Set Your Sights. The systemwide promotion open to all IHG Rewards Club members follows in the footsteps of the Big Win and Into the Night promotions by awarding bonus point for completing various stay and other activities. Once you register for the promotion you will be presented with the tasks you have to complete to receive the bonuses. I received the following which seems to be the base offer given to new members or members who have not completed many IHG stays:


For me this offer can be reached with two stays at Holiday Inn branded hotels. One would have to be a two night weekend stay and the third just a single night at a Holiday Inn. Both stays would have to be booked directly with IHG which is simple and easy! I haven't jumped on the last two IHG promos but am thinking based on what my travel plans maybe for the first four months of 2015 this maybe the time to go after it.

What offer did you receive? Feel free to share it with us and our readers by commenting below?

Offer Details
Earn at least 50,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. Bonus points vary per member and are awarded for various stay and other activities. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register & book between Dec 15 and Apr 30 for stays Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15

As always be sure to check our IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points page for many more bonuses that can be earned alongside this promotion!

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 8 - 14, 2014

Last week 65 new offers were added to FFB from 26 different airline and hotel programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week(s):

Bonus Offer for Flying
United MileagePlus - Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when fly nonstop roundtrip on United and Air Canada between the U.S. or Canada and Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Copenhagen (CPH), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), London (LHR), Munich (MUC), Paris (CDG) or Zurich (ZRH). More... Register and book by Mar 10 for travel Jan 16 - Mar 10, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Air France KLM Flying Blue - Triple Flying Blue Miles for stays at participating Sofitel Hotels Worldwide. More... Book Dec 15 - Feb 28 for stays Jan 1 - Feb 28, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Starwood Preferred Guest - Earn 500 Bonus Starpoints on stays at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide that are booked via the SPG App and paid for with an American Express card. More... Until Mar 31, 15

Bonus Offer for Driving

Air Canada / Aeroplan - Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and up to 35% on qualifying Hertz rentals in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S.. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - 750 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you spend $50 or more shopping through Mileage Plan Shopping. More... Until Dec 22, 14