Thursday, January 17, 2019

Virgin Australia Velocity: Earn your share of 25 Million Points when you book flights or vacation packages by January 25


Taking a play out of Air Canada and Aeroplan's playbook, Virgin Australia's Velocity program has launched a promotion that will award you with bonus Velocity points. The bonus you receive will depend on how many people book eligible Virgin Australia flights or vacation packages. They will award 25 Million Points in total so if 10,000 people register and book you'll stand to earn 2,500 bonus points.  Bookings must be made by January 25th!

Register for the offer and book your travel here.

Conditions of Entry
* You must be a Velocity Frequent Flyer member to participate in the Promotion. The Promotion commences at 00:00 am AEST on 14 January 2019 and ends at 11:59pm AEST on 25 January 2019 (Promotion Period). To participate in the Promotion, Members must: (i) Successfully register for the offer using their Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number via the Promotion registration webpage; (ii) Purchase an Eligible Virgin Australia flight or an Eligible Virgin Australia Holidays package during the Promotion Period; and (iii) Add a Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number to their flight booking prior to 11.59pm AEST 25 January 2019. There is a limit of one share of the Bonus Points per Member when an Eligible Booking is made during the Promotion Period. An Eligible Booking is a Virgin Australia marketing and operated flight booked during the Promotion Period or a Virgin Australia Holidays package which must include a minimum of flights and accommodation for travel between 14 January 2019 and 31 June 2019 inclusive booked during the Promotion Period (Eligible Booking). Eligible Virgin Australia Holiday packages exclude AFL Travel, Supercars Travel and Mystery Breaks booking. Each member on a multi passenger Eligible Booking must register in order to be eligible to win a share of Bonus Points. At the conclusion of the Promotion Period, Velocity will allocate an even distribution of 25 million Velocity Frequent Flyer Points (Bonus Points) between all eligible members. No part Points will be awarded. If the number of Bonus Points awarded is a decimal amount, the Bonus Points awarded will be rounded up to the next whole number. The Bonus Points will be credited to the Members’ account within 45 days of the end of the Promotion Period. Use of points is subject to the Velocity Members Terms and Conditions, which are located on the Velocity Frequent Flyer website at: https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/TermsConditions/ Velocity will communicate to Eligible Members the total volume of Bonus Points they receive via email after the end of the Promotion Period. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Virgin Australia Privacy Policy.

January 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: Le Club AccorHotels - Earn up to 3x points for stays n France, Spain, Portugal, Italy or Greece


The Highlight:
Le Club AccorHotels
Earn up to Triple Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy or Greece. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Book by Feb 3 for stays until Mar 10, 19
  • Rewards points x 2 for stays during the week days (from Monday to Thursday)
  • Rewards points x 3: for stays during the week end (from Friday to Sunday)
     
Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at all participating IHG Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 19

AIR MILES (Canada)

- 5x AIR MILES Reward Miles at a large selection of retailers when you shop online via airmilesshops.ca. More... Until Jan 28, 19

airBaltic Club
- 3x PINS on all airBaltic flights booked during the big sale. More... Book by Jan 23 for travel Feb 1 - Dec 18, 19

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Receive a free trip when you take three roundtrips (or 6 one way trips) on Acela or Northeast Regional on all qualifying Amtrak travel. More... Until Feb 28, 19

Hilton Honors
- 100% Bonus when you buy 10,000 or more Hilton Honors points online. More... Until Feb 26, 19

JAL Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 20, 18

Le Club AccorHotels
- Earn up to Triple Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy or Greece. More... Book by Feb 3 for stays until Mar 10, 19
- Triple Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Austria, Germany or Switzerland. More... Book by Feb 4 for stays until Mar 31, 19

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay 2+ nights Thursday-Saturday (Friday or Saturday required) at Courtyard hotels in Amsterdam, Brussels and Gdynia. More... Until Feb 24, 19
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Friday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Courtyard Brno, Courtyard Pilsen or Courtyard Prague Airport. More... Until Feb 24, 19
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. More... Until Mar, 12, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach. More... Feb 11 - May 6, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the AC Hotel Berlin Humboldthain Park More... Book by Apr 15 for sttays Mar 1 - Apr 15, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront. More... Until Apr 22, 19
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you arrive on Sunday nigh at the Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone. More... Mar 17 - Apr 21, 19

Miles & More
- Earn up to Silver Status and additional bonuses when you fly 30 scheduled flights taken with participating Miles & More airline partners. More... Until Dec 31, 19

Oman Air Sindbad
- Triple Sindbad Miles for stays at participating Anantara Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 19
- Triple Sindbad Miles for stays at participating Avani Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 19

Radisson Rewards
- Earn up to 120,000 Bonus Points for stays (including award nights) at all participating Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson hotels worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 19

Travel Deals

KLM World Deal Weeks! Amsterdam to New York from 329EUR, Stockholm from 89EUR and more! Book by January 29! Find out more here.



Hilton APAC Year End sale - Save up to 25% when you book by Feb 2 for stays until Sep 30, 2019!

Hilton Winter Sale - Save up to 25% on weekend stays in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa



Avis: Save up to 20% with their New Year Worldwide sale. Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Dec 15, 19. Find out more here.

Avis
Reserve for seven days and pay for only five days on rentals at participating locations in Europe. Find out more here


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Radisson Rewards: Earn up to 120,000 Bonus Points on all stays Worldwide

Radisson Rewards is the next hotel chain to release their first global systemwide promotion of 2019 (IHG, Choice & Hilton are already out) . This is offer awards 1,000 to 120,000 bonus points on all your stays depending on how many nights you complete but in what is a nice addition and a first from what we can recall, award nights will also count towards the bonuses! In our 18 years of tracking bonus offers we can't recall ever seeing this from a loyalty program!

Offer details
Earn up to 120,000 Bonus Points for stays (including award nights) at all participating Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson hotels worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Until Mar 31, 19

Stay 1 Night: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points
Stay 1 additional Night: Earn 2,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 3,000 Bonus Points)
Stay 3 additional Nights: Earn 7,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 10,000 Bonus Points)
Stay 5 additional Nights: Earn 40,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 50,000 Bonus Points)
Stay 10 additional Nights: Earn 70,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 120,000 Bonus Points)

Once registered you can book direct at:

Find many more Radisson Rewards bonus points offers here!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hilton Honors: 100% Bonus when you buy 10,000 or more points until February 26


Hilton Honors has released their latest buy points promotion for their members. Unlike the offer towards the end of 2018 that ranged from 80 to 100% this one is a flat 100% if you buy 10,000 or more points at one time. This means you are paying US$ 0.5 cents per point which can be easily redeemed at values of 0.8 cents or more!

Remember reward nights start out at only 5,000 points so you could essentially get 4 nights at the lowest level by only buying 10,000 points (+10,000 bonus) for only US$100.



Offer details: 
100% Bonus when you buy 10,000 or more Hilton Honors points online. Buy points here Until Feb 26, 19


Hilton Honors members can purchase up to 80,000 Hilton Honors Points in a calendar year. Email address is required and will only be used for transaction and marketing communications related to this purchase. 
 

Click here to find many more Honors Points bonuses! 

Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for IHG stays Worldwide until the end of April

Airline bonus miles for stays at IHG hotels are very rare except for a few partners of the program like Aeroplan. You can count on an Aeroplan bonus for IHG stays several times per year and today the first such offer of 2019 launched! You can earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at
 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Alliance Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants ®, Avid Hotels ®Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Resort®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations® hotels, Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites® hotels Worldwide.

You must set your IHG Rewards Club earning preference to earn Aeroplan miles to receive the bonus.

Offer details
Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at all participating IHG Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 19
Maximum of 7,000 bonus Aeroplan miles will be awarded per member


Find many more Aeroplan bonus miles offers here!

Save up to 30% on Radisson Hotel Group weekend stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa


Radisson Hotel Group is running a January sale where you can save up to 30% off for weekend stays at their Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, and Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! Simply book by January 31 for stays all the way to December 29!  Find out more and book this offer here!



Terms & conditions
The offer consists of a % discount on the guest room Retail Rate applicable at the time of booking at each individual Participating Hotel during the booking and stay periods referenced below (the “Offer”). “Retail Rate” means the non-qualified retail rate loaded by participating hotels generally publicly available for online booking by individual guests. Retail Rates do not include promotional rates, non-public rates, rates that require membership, special access or unique codes that are offered by the Participating Hotel.
The Offer consists of 25% discount for bookings made and stays completed during the booking and stay periods referenced below.
Radisson Rewards members receive an extra up to 5% discount. To receive the Offer as a Radisson Rewards member, you must be logged into your Radisson Rewards account during the booking process.
The Offer is:
• Only valid at Participating Hotels of Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
• Only valid for new bookings made between January 2 and January 31, 2019 (e.g., not for existing reservations) and for stays completed on weekends between January 3, 2019 and December 29, 2019 (inclusive) (“Promotion Period”);
• The Offer is valid for Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights at Participating Hotels in Europe and Africa. Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights for hotels in the Middle East.

• Only valid for individual bookings; and
• Only valid if done with a non-refundable credit card prepayment for the entire stay, made at the time of booking, whereby the name on the booking is to be identical to the credit card holder’s name, and is to be identical to the individual that checks in for the stay; and
• Strictly subject to availability, specific hotel sales, booking and service conditions (e.g. minimum number of nights) at the time of booking; and
• Calculated as discount on the guest room Retail rate, excluding incidental charges (such as e.g. resort fees, room service and room entertainment). Additional taxes and surcharges may apply. Total estimated rate is only available in the hotel's local currency; and
• Not valid on existing reservations and may not be used in combination with any other package, promotion, group or convention rate, or any other discounted rate.
Rates for each night may vary and extra person charges may apply if exceeding double occupancy.
• No changes, cancellations or adjustments to the reservation are permitted. The amount charged for the booking is non-refundable.
• The Offer, the Participating Hotels and/or the applicable terms and conditions may be changed or discontinued at any time without notice. Offer is subject to applicable law and the offer and any of its terms shall be void or not applicable where prohibited by applicable law.
• By participating in this Offer, you agree and consent to these terms and conditions.

The TAP Air Portugal 50% off award ticket offer isn't nearly as good as it initially seemed


A big thank you to our long time loyal reader Pedro C from Portugal who knows the TAP Portugal Miles&Go program inside and out! According to him when TAP Portugal changed the name of the program from Victoria to Miles&Go in late 2018 they also massively devalued the program without notice. Of course this ties in with our post last week when we broke the news on this deal:

Great Deal! 50% off all TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Award Tickets Worldwide - Fly North America to Portugal business class for 50,000 miles roundtrip

and his email to us reveals that this isn't such a good offer as we originally thought. There are two reasons why it isn't as good of deal. Firstly, the 50% discount is off of their high season value rates and most of the window of this promotion is during the saver season which means without the sale you would get up to 30% off anyways.

As Pedro told us:
1) The promotion period included in that promotion belongs to the so called "saving season". Such periods are pre-defined and during those periods the "high season" table NEVER applies:
https://www.flytap.com/en-pt/miles-and-go/spend-miles/saving-season
So you see already the 1st problem:
- they are evoking a discount of 50% on a mileage table (high season) that, anyway, would have never applied to this period. So it is actually, a much lower saving what is being suggested and proposed than the 50% mentioned.

2) Technically there could be one small window within this promotion period in which, technically speaking, the high season table would apply (basically around Carnival time - where the High Season table would be valid for the specific period)...but guess what? Exactly that period is excluded from this 50% off promotion...incredible how they twisted this, right?
The second reason behind this not being such a good deal could be seen as some slight of hand marketing from TAP. On the original promotion page they linked to a PDF of redemption rates and that PDF did not state anywhere that they were the discounted rates  - in fact at the time we published our post last week it is quite the opposite and it made it seem like the rates were the full amount and those would be discounted by 50%. Now however when you go to the TAP website they have updated the promotion landing page to state it lists the promotional rates (and there is no longer a link to the PDF). And Pedro explains:
On a very sad note, the mileage value 50'000 miles for return trip mentioned in your article and used as base for your calculations is not correct. All the values are one-way (with the promotion 50% ALREADY APPLIED). Without the promotion, TAP requires 200'000 miles on high season for a return Business Class ticket to North America.
This was part of a very recent change that has caught everyone unnoticed and was under-advertised completely and masked away by a program name change from TAP Victoria to TAP Miles & Go.

Unfortunately, FFP members community in Portugal is weak, unorganized and has no voice in the matter. FFP is also not a mass-consumption item in this market and so TAP gets by easily with such actions. So, this "promotion" comes just after the "standard values" were increased by over 100% - easy to come back now and say: I now have a 50% off promotion...right?
And confirming what Pedro told us, here are the regular redemption rates for the new Miles&Go Program:
Economy Class Round Trip Full Mileage requirements

Business Class Round Trip Full Mileage Requirements
So while last week it seemed like you could fly between North America and Europe in economy class round trip for 26,000 miles and 50,000 miles for business class, it's actually double that. The discounted round trip rates are 52,000 miles for economy and 100,000 for business! Not so good of deal now!

Thanks again to Pedro for bringing this to our attention.

January 15 Bonus Offer Highlight: Coast Hotels Coast Rewards - Double Points on all stays in Canada & the U.S. until January 30



The Highlight:
Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
Double Coast Rewards Points on all stays at Coast Hotel locations in Canada and the U.S. Full details Until Jan 30, 19

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight

All the Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on all rentals of three days or longer at any Dollar location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 19
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on all rentals of three days or longer at any Thrifty location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 19

Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
- Double Coast Rewards Points on all stays at Coast Hotel locations in Canada and the U.S. More... Until Jan 30, 19

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay 3 or more nights at the Kimpton Sawyer Sacramento. More... Until Mar 31, 19

Le Club AccorHotels
- Triple Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Turkey. More... Book by Feb 2 for stays until Feb 28, 19

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection Washington D.C.. More... Until Feb 24, 19

Virgin Australia Velocity
- Double Velocity Points for stays at Pan Pacific Hotels in Australia. More... Until Feb 28, 19
- Double Velocity Points on Europcar rentals of 5 or more days in Australia or New Zealand. More... Until Jun 28, 19

Travel Deals

KLM World Deal Weeks! Amsterdam to New York from 329EUR, Stockholm from 89EUR and more! Book by January 29! Find out more here.


Hilton APAC Year End sale - Save up to 25% when you book by Feb 2 for stays until Sep 30, 2019!

Hilton Winter Sale - Save up to 25% on weekend stays in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa



Avis: Save up to 20% with their New Year Worldwide sale. Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Dec 15, 19. Find out more here.

Avis
Reserve for seven days and pay for only five days on rentals at participating locations in Europe. Find out more here

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Monday, January 14, 2019

IHG Rewards Club: 10,000 Bonus Points for 3+ night stays at the Kimpton Sawyer Sacramento



Offer details:
Earn 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay 3 or more nights at the Kimpton Sawyer Sacramento. Full details & online booking. Until Mar 31, 19

Terms:
This offer is subject to availability and valid for all stays from Oct. 31, 2018 – Mar. 31, 2019. Offer must be booked by Mar. 31, 2019 under the rate code of IKCV7. The world being the way it is, additional taxes and fees may apply. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. Not valid for discounted or negotiated rates, groups or existing reservations. Finally, Kimpton Hotels reserves the right to cancel reservations booked with erroneous room rates.


Find many more IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points offers here.

January 14 Bonus Offer Highlight: SAS EuroBonus - Double Points for stays at Radisson Blu and Radisson Collection Hotels in the Nordic countries



The Highlight:
SAS EuroBonus
Double EuroBonus Points when you stay at Radisson Blu and Radisson Collection Hotels in the Nordic countries. Full details & online booking Until Feb 28, 19

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight

All the Bonus Offers added today:
AIR MILES (Canada)
- Earn up to 500 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you book flights via Redtag.ca. More... Until Apr 14, 19

Le Club AccorHotels
- Quadruple Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Banyan Tree Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Feb 24 for stays until Apr 14, 19
- Earn up to 500 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Russia, or Ukraine. More... Book by Feb 4 for stays until Feb 28, 19

Marriott Rewards
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Marriott Rewards Points for stays of 3 or more nights at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. More... Book by Jan 31 for stays until Sep 30, 19
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Threadneedles, Autograph Collection London. More... Until Mar, 15, 19
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay 2 nights or more Sunday-Thursday at the TownePlace Suites Whitefish Kalispell. More... Until Mar 8, 19

Miles & More
- 2,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles + 2 Bonus Miles per Euro Spent on all Avis rentals Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 19

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points when you stay at Radisson Blu and Radisson Collection Hotels in the Nordic countries. More... Until Feb 28, 19

Travel Deals

Hilton APAC Year End sale - Save up to 25% when you book by Feb 2 for stays until Sep 30, 2019!

Hilton Winter Sale - Save up to 25% on weekend stays in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa




Avis: Save up to 20% with their New Year Worldwide sale. Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Dec 15, 19. Find out more here.

Avis
Reserve for seven days and pay for only five days on rentals at participating locations in Europe. Find out more here

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