Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 22 Bonus Offer Highlight: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Double Miles on flights out of Canada


Wanting to fly on Cathay Pacific this summer out of Canada? Be sure you take advantage of today's bonus offer highlight that sees economy and premium class fares mileage accrual doubled! Simply register and book by May 31. Other bonuses added today that you should also look at are the American AAdvantage buy miles bonus, Gulf Air's Agoda booking bonus and Marriott's latest Southern California stay bonus.

The Highlight:

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Double Asia Miles when fly one-way or round-trip with Cathay Pacific in Premium Economy or Economy Class from Canada to Hong Kong or via Hong Kong to worldwide destinations. Register Online (Registration is required)
For residents of Canada only

If you aren't a member of Asia Miles yet and join during this promotion and complete the promotion you'll get an additional 500 Asia Miles.


Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight:
All the Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Triple Bonus Miles for stays of 3 or more nights at participating Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai. More... Until Apr 30, 17

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 115,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you buy miles. More... Until Apr 13, 17

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when fly one-way or round-trip with Cathay Pacific in Premium Economy or Economy Class from Canada to Hong Kong or via Hong Kong to worldwide destinations. More... For residents of Canada only Register & book by May 31 for travel Jul 1 - Sep 30, 17


Gulf Air FalconFlyer
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus FalconFlyer Miles when you book hotels via Agoda PointsMAX. More... Book by Apr 16, 17
- Double FalconFlyer Miles on all Europcar rentals Worldwide except in the USA and Canada. More... Until Apr 6, 17

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay 2 nights or more Thursday-Sunday at 34 Marriott locations in Southern California. More... Until May 25, 17
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites or TownePlace Suites in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. More... Booking Apr 5 - Jun 28, 17

Oman Air Sindbad
- 2,000 Bonus Sindbad Miles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. More...  Book by May 31, 17
- Quadruple Sindbad Miles on your first rental of 3 or more days at Sixt locations Worldwide. More...  Until Jun 30, 17


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Summary of all current buy miles/points bonuses and discounts

We've had an onslaught of buy miles and points bonuses released over the past couple of weeks and as always you can find them all listed on our Buy Miles Bonuses page but we thought it also wise to do a summary post here of the current bonuses and discounts that are available as of right now!


Alaska Airlines Mileage PlanUp to 40% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift Mileage Plan miles online. Full details
Buy 10,000 - 19,000 miles = 20% bonus
Buy 20,000 - 39,000 miles = 30% bonus
Buy 40,000 - 60,000 miles = 40% bonus
Until Apr 6, 17
Alitalia MilleMiglia Up to 50% Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you buy miles. Full details
  • from 1,000 to 19,000 miles: 30% bonus
  • from 20,000 to 50,000 miles: 50% bonus
Until Apr 1, 17
American AAdvantage Earn up to 115,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you buy miles. . Full details.

Miles purchased Bonus miles
6,000 - 9,000 1,500
10,000 - 19,000 3,500
20,000 - 29,000 7,500
30,000 - 39,000 15,000
40,000 - 54,000 22,500
55,000 - 69,000 30,000
70,000 - 84,000 40,000
85,000 - 99,000 50,000
100,000 - 124,000 60,000
125,000 - 149,000 75,000
150,000 115,000
Until Apr 13, 17
United MileagePlus Earn up to 80% Bonus MIleagePlus Miles when you buy miles online. Bonus varies by member, seems to range from 50% to 80% when buying at the highest tier of miles. Full details

Until Apr 20, 17
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson Earn up to 50% Bonus Gold Points when you buy points online. Full details
  • Buy 3,000 – 10,000 points and receive 10% more
  • Buy 11,000 – 30,000 points and receive 25% more
  • Buy 31,000 – 40,000 points and receive 50% more
Until Apr 6, 17
Choice Privileges Earn up to 40% Bonus Privileges Points when you buy points. Full details
Bonuses as follows:
5,000 - 9,000 = 10% Bonus
10,000 - 19,000 = 20% Bonus
20,000 - 29,000 = 30% Bonus
30,000 - 50,000 = 40% Bonus
Until Apr 20, 17
Hilton Honors 100% Bonus when you buy 5,000 or more Hilton Honors points online. Full details Until May 3, 17
IHG Rewards Club Up to 80% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. Buy Points Here
1,000-9,000 points = 40% bonus
10,000+ points = 80% bonus
Until Mar 28, 17
La Quinta Returns Up to a 25% Discount when you buy or gift La Quinta Returns points. Full details
1,000 - 4,000 = No Offer
5,000 - 9,000 points = 15% discount
10,000 - 24,000 points = 20% discount
25,000 - 35,000 points = 25% discount
Until Apr 21, 17
Starwood Preferred Guest Save up to 30% when you buy or gift 5,000 or more Starpoints online. Full details.
  • Buy 5,000 – 9,500 Starpoints and save 10%
  • Buy 10,000 – 14,500 Starpoints and save 15%
  • Buy 15,000 – 19,500 Starpoints and save 20%
  • Buy 20,000 – 30,000 Starpoints and save 30%
Until Apr 30, 17

March 21 Bonus Offer Highlight: Miles & More - Up to Triple Miles for Best Western stays in Central Europe


You can almost be guaranteed to earn bonus Miles & More miles for Best Western stays throughout the year. Sometimes it's Worldwide, sometimes it just Central Europe. The latter is what is today's Bonus Offer Highlight and the latest BW offer for Miles & More members. Right now M&M members will earn double miles for the first 3 stays and then triple miles for the next 3. Other bonuses added today to also look at are JetBlue's La Quinta stay bonus, Marriott's bonus for stays at the new AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills, and Qatar Airways Easy Deals update for discounted reward tickets.

The Highlight:

Miles & More
Earn up to Triple Miles & More Miles for all stays at any Best Western Hotel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. Full details & online booking Until May 31, 17
For the first 3 stays during the promotional period you will get double miles. For stays 4 until 6 you'll receive triple miles.


Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- 1,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles for every Avis rental Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 17

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you fly on Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon from selected destinations in India to Hong Kong. More... For residents of India only. Book by Apr 30 for travel May 1 - Jun 30, 17
- 500 Bonus Asia Miles for stays at any Minyoun Hospitality Hotel. More... Until Jun 30, 17

JetBlue TrueBlue
- Triple TrueBlue Points per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. More... Until Jun 30, 17

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa More... Oct 2 - Dec 18, 17
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT when you stay 2 nights or more Thursday-Sunday at the TownePlace Suites Newark Silicon Valley. More... Booking Apr 7 - Jun 30, 17
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Chicago Marriott Suites Deerfield. More... Apr 8 - Jul 1, 17
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills. Maximum of 10,000 bonus points per stay. More... Apr 5 - Jun 28, 17

Miles & More
- Earn up to Triple Miles & More Miles for all stays at any Best Western Hotel in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia. More...Until May 31, 17


Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Up to 50% QMiles Discount on Qatar Airways Privilege Club Award ticket redemptions for various routes via their "Easy Deals" offer. More... Until Apr 30, 17


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Marriott to add worldwide travel experiences for guests with PlacePass and surges past 100 million members


Marriott announced two major milestones this morning. Firstly, the hotel chain has surpassed 100 million members in their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs. They join a league of programs that can be counted on one hand that have members in the nine figures. Secondly, they announced their investment into PlacePass, a online meta-search platform for in-destination experiences. Members will soon be able to choose from an additional 100,000 plus authentic local experiences in 800 destinations worldwide when they book direct on Marriott.com or SPG.com or their respective apps.
“The addition of PlacePass activities and tours beginning later this year reflects Marriott’s commitment to giving our guests a complete travel experience, whether they are in planning mode, staying in our hotels and even in-between stays when they’re thinking about travel,” said Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International. “We want our guests to count on Marriott to give them access to more of the destinations and things they love to do when they travel.”
One can assume that what will happen is after you complete your hotel booking with Marriott, Ritz or SPG you'll be offered a hand picked selection of activities and tours in your destination that you can add on to your trip. Marriott does not state whether this will be cash only options or if you will also be able to pay for them with points like you currently can with Marriott's Marketplace and SPG's Moments one of a kind experiences.

Here are just some of the examples of travel experiences provided by PlacePass:
  • Explore the filming locations for the hit series “Downton Abbey” on a VIP guided tour from London, including Highclere Castle and Bampton, the setting for Downton village.
  • Wrestle with a retired sumo wrestler in Tokyo, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the history of Japan’s national sport.
  • Get a taste of desert life in the dunes outside Dubai. Explore the dunes by camel or 4x4, then enjoy a sunset view of the desert and traditional Bedouin-style dinner. 
  • Explore Cambodia’s iconic temples on a sunrise mountain biking tour through the Angkor Archaeological Park.
  • Enjoy a private viewing of the crown jewels in the Tower of London, hosted by the museum’s Chief Exhibitor.
  • Perfect your pasta-making skills alongside a local Italian chef at a Tuscan farmhouse, a chateau in the Dolomites, or a Florentine cooking school.

While this is not a new innovation, you can go to PlacePass right now and book these tours and activities directly, the integration of it into Marriott's booking process give PlacePass a huge new market to tap into to! I'll be honest I never heard of PlacePass until Marriott sent us this press release and there are probably millions more who have not heard of them. For some of you I know you'll skip over the tour booking process when you reserve your room but for others the right experience may just pop up and you'll be able to book it easily with your hotel room rather than having to go to another website and complete another booking.

Click here to learn more about this new option coming to Marriott and SPG

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20 Bonus Offer Highlight: Choice Privileges - Up to a 40% bonus when you buy points


It's buy miles and points time. There are quite a few offers out there right now offering bonuses or discounts (9 to be exact) and today's highlight is one of the new ones we added to the site today. The offer is for up to 40% bonus Choice Privileges points when you buy them by April 20. Other bonuses added today that you should check out are the AeroMexico Wyndham stay bonus, the Hilton HHonors buy points bonus and airBaltic's double points on select flights!

The Highlight:

Choice Privileges
Earn up to 50% Bonus Privileges Points when you buy points. Full details Until Apr 20, 17
Bonuses as follows:
5,000 - 9,000 = 10% Bonus
10,000 - 19,000 = 20% Bonus
20,000 - 29,000 = 30% Bonus
30,000 - 50,000 = 40% Bonus


Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight:
All the Bonus Offers added today:
AeroMexico Club Premier
- 3,000 Bonus Club Premier Points on your 1st and 2nd qualified stay at any Wyndham Rewards hotel. More... Until Apr 30, 17

airBaltic PINS
- Double PINS when you fly airBaltic to Odessa, Kazan or Tampere from select cities in Europe. More... Book by Mar 31 for travel Mar 26 - Jun 30, 17

American AAdvantage
- Quadruple AAdvantage Miles for stays at over 5,500 Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 15, 17

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles on all stays at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 17

Choice Privileges
- Earn up to 40% Bonus Privileges Points when you buy points. More... Until Apr 20, 17

Hilton Honors
- 100% Bonus Honors Points when you buy 5,000 or more points online. More... Until May 3, 17

JAL Mileage Bank
- 50% Bonus Fly On Points when you fly JAL between Nagoya (Chubu) and Bangkok. More... Until Apr 27, 17

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Earn up to Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels in Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 17


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Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: March 13 - 19, 2017

The past week saw 30 new offers added to FFB from 18 different airline & hotel programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week:

Bonus Offer for Flying
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings- Fortune Wings Status Match Challenge - If you currently hold elite status on any other airline or airline alliance, with a platinum or higher elite credit card status on bank, you can participate in the Fortune Wings Club Elite Challenge to earn Fortune Wings Club elite (VIP) status. More... Until Dec 31, 17

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson - 2,500 Bonus Gold Points and up to 30% off stays at Radisson Blu, Radisson Red, Park Inn and Quorvus Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Mar 26 for stays Apr 1 - Jun 18, 17

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Air Canada / Aeroplan - Earn up to 30% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert Hotel loyalty programs points to Aeroplan Miles. More... Until Apr 17, 16

Bonus Offer for Driving

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands - Earn up to 4x Infinity MileageLands Miles when you rent with Hertz in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More... Book by Apr 30 for rentals until May 31, 17

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
La Quinta Returns - Up to a 25% Discount when you buy or gift La Quinta Returns points. More... Until Apr 21, 17

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hilton Honors: 100% Bonus Points when you buy 5,000 or more points


The last time Hilton had a 100% bonus on buying their points it was part of a tiered bonus where you only got 100% if you purchased 20,000 or more points at once. However this time the 100% is a flat bonus that starts out at only the 5,000 point level!  With the 100% bonus you are buying at 1000 points for $5 or 0.5 cents per point. When you can easily pull out 0.8 cents per point for redeeming for an award night this is a good deal. Remember reward nights start out at only 5,000 points so you could essentially get 2 nights at the lowest level by only buying 5,000 points (+5,000 bonus) for only $50

Offer details: 
100% Bonus when you buy 5,000 or more Hilton Honors points online. Full details Until May 3, 17




Click here to find many more Honors Points bonuses!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

AeroMexico Club Premier: 3,000 Bonus Points on your next two Wyndham Hotels stays

Simple, easy and rewarding. Earn some decent AeroMexico bonus points on your next two Wyndham stays!

Offer details:

3,000 Bonus Club Premier Points on your 1st and 2nd qualified stay at any Wyndham Rewards hotel.
Full details and online booking. Until Apr 30, 17

Excerpt from the terms:
To qualify for the Promotion and earn 3,000 bonus Club Premier points per qualified stay a Member must (i) choose to earn with Aeromexico Airlines Club Premier® points in their member profile, (ii) book a Qualified Stay during the Registration Period, at a participating hotel, with arrival dates between March 15, 2017 and April 30, 2017, and (iii) complete such Qualified Stay by May 7, 2017 (the period beginning on March 15, 2017 and ending on May 7, 2017 hereinafter referred to as the “Promotion Period”). A Member will earn 3,000 bonus points in accordance with the foregoing sentence for up to two (2) separate Qualified Stays during the Promotion Period (i.e., the first and second Qualified Stays within the Promotion Period) with a maximum of three (3) rooms per Qualified Stay and a maximum of 6,000 bonus points awarded for the Promotion.

Find many more Club Premier Bonus Points offers here!

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Earn up to Triple Miles on all Hilton stays Worldwide


The next set of airline bonuses for stays at Hilton Hotels are starting to emerge. This one is for Cathay Pacific Asia Miles members and offers 2 to 3x the miles on each stay. If your stay is the Asia Pacific region it will 3x miles everywhere else its double miles. Be sure to set your Honors account to Points & Miles and then register for this offer to earn the bonus miles

Offer details:

Earn up to Triple Asia Miles on all stays at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. You'll earn triple miles for Asia Pacific stays and double miles everywhere else globally. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 17

Find many more Asia Miles bonus offers here!

Receive an Elite Status Upgrade with just one Best Western stay in Central Europe


If you are traveling to Central Europe (Germany, Croatia, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, or Hungary) you can earn an elite status upgrade with just one stay. If you already hold the highest elite status of Diamond Select you'll get 1,000 bonus points instead. What we don't know is if this offer is only open to residents of the said Central European countries or to any Best Western Rewards member. If you visit BW's in Central Europe it won't hurt register to see if it works out. YMMV

Offer details:

Best Western Elite Status Upgrade when you stay at a participating Best Western Hotel in Central Europe. Basic members receive a one-time upgrade to gold status, Gold members receive an upgrade to Platinum status, Platinum members receive a one-time upgrade to Diamond status, Diamond members receive an upgrade to the Diamond Select status. Diamond Select members receive a 1,000 bonus points for their stay instead of an upgrade.. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 17
May be limited to residents of Central Europe

Be sure to register for the $10 BW Travel Card for each BW stay offer as well!

Find many more Best Western Rewards bonuses here.