Friday, September 23, 2016

Voila Hotel Rewards boosts their Refer a Friend Bonus - Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Points per referral



Offer details
Earn up to 1,000 Bonus when you refer friends to the Voila Hotel Rewards program. Bonus awarded after the new member completes their first stay. Full details. Until Nov 1, 16

In addition to the normal 500 bonus points awarded for each referral, for one referral you’ll earn 250 additional bonus points, for two to ten friend referrals you’ll earn 500 bonus points and for more than 10 friends that accept your referral you’ll earn 1,000 bonus points per invitation accepted to a maximum of 50,000 points.

September 23 Bonus Offer Highlight: Delta SkyMiles - 5,000 Bonus SkyMiles + Double Miles + Gold status for new members in Washington state


A little late to the game with this offer as I was going through all of our bookmarks of offers yet to post and noticed that we had not posted this one yet! You still just over two months to take advantage of it if you live in Washington state and have not come across this bonus which is today's Highlight! If you do live in Washington state and join SkyMiles you'll get some decent bonuses on your flights! 5,000 bonus SkyMiles on your 1st flight, double miles on eligible flights and if you just complete two round trips you'll get Gold Medallion status! Other bonuses added today that you should also check out are Alitalia's bonus for flying on Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific's Swissotel stay bonus and Shangri-La's discount for award nights in China

Delta SkyMiles
5,000 Bonus SkyMiles + Double Miles + Gold Elite Status when you join Delta SkyMiles and complete flights with Delta. Limited to residents of Washington state who are not already members of SkyMiles. Full details Until Nov 30, 16

Upon completion of the first qualifying round trip out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 5,000 bonus miles will be deposited into the respective SkyMiles account. Round-trip activity must conclude on or before November 30, 2016. Double Miles Bonus Offer: Mileage accrual is doubled for all qualifying round trip flights. Double miles are awarded from the respective Medallion status multiplier but not on any bonus miles. Round trip activity must conclude on or before November 30, 2016. Medallion® Status Offer: If you meet the criteria to participate, you will receive: complimentary Gold Medallion status through January 31, 2017 upon completing 2 Qualifying roundtrip flights. The complimentary Medallion status is effective the day following your completion of required flight activity. Complimentary status is not combinable with existing Medallion status and will not extend any current or future Medallion status earned. Your complimentary Medallion status will return to the applicable Medallion status you qualified for during the Medallion year after your complimentary status ends.


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

airberlin topbonus
- Earn up to 2,500 topbonus miles on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. More... Book by Oct 31 for rentals until Nov 30, 16
- Double topbonus miles on Thrifty Car Rentals in Europe. More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Oct 31, 16

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to Triple MilleMiglia Miles when you fly on Virgin Australia between Italy and Australia, via Abu Dhabi. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel until Feb 28, 17

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you book and stay a minimum of 2 nights at participating Harbour Plaza Hotels in Hong Kong. More... Until Nov 30, 16
- Earn up to Quadruple Asia Miles for stays at any participating Shangri-La hotels, Kerry hotel and Hotel Jen properties worldwide.. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 17
- Double Asia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Swissotels in Asia. More... Book by Oct 7 for stays until Oct 9, 16


Delta SkyMiles
- SkyMiles Award Sale - Save on SkyMiles award tickets for travel within the U.S.. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel until Apr 7, 17
- 5,000 Bonus SkyMiles + Double Miles + Gold Elite Status when you join Delta SkyMiles and complete flights with Delta. Limited to residents of Washington state who are not already members of SkyMiles. More... Until Nov 30, 16

IHG Rewards Club
- 1,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you join and complete your first Opinion Check survey. More... Until ?


Shangri-La Golden Circle

- 50% Golden Circle Points Discount when you redeem Golden Circle Points for room awards at over 40 participating Shangri-La hotels in mainland China. More... Until Nov 27, 16

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Commons Hotel Minneapolis. More... Until Dec 31, 16


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Marriott acquisition of Starwood is complete - You can already link accounts, status match and transfer points!


The acquisition of Starwood Hotels by Marriott has now closed. The company will still be called Marriott International Inc. and it brings together 30 hotel chains with over 5,700 hotels making it the largest hotel company in the world.

The news has been much anticipated and many were wondering how the two loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest would work in the acquisition. The news that came today about the loyalty programs is quite exciting in fact. The two programs will continue to run separately as we already knew until sometime in 2018. Then late yesterday some news leaked about the transfer rate of transferring Starpoints to Marriott would be 1:3. And that has been confirmed now and it is a decent rate. We give Marriott Rewards points a value around 0.8 cents which means Starpoints transferred over would have a value of 2.4 cents. Now you can pull greater value than that out of Starpoints but you can also pull greater value than 0.8 cents out of Marriott Rewards points.

Today with the acquisition that transfer rate has been confirmed but what is even more exciting is that you can immediately transfer points between Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest accounts (in either direction) and you can status match immediately between the programs.

We want you to take advantage of the best of both programs. That means a few things:
• You can now link your Rewards and SPG accounts.
• Your highest status level* will now be matched across all of your accounts.
• You can transfer points between your accounts.

This is huge, I spoke Marriott Rewards and SPG Executives Thom Kozik and David Flueck this morning and they were excited that never in history have two programs of this size come together to be able to offer and unlock benefits as what they're offering on day one.You could hear the excitement in both their voices even though they know they have lots of work ahead of them on how to bring the best of both programs together. Their next step is to work on harmonization of the programs on the back end and to start looking at the data and behaviour of the 85 million members they have worldwide. The good news for them is that can now see how each others program works to solve challenges, appease their customers and more. It really is about bringing the best of both worlds into one huge rewards program. Finally they also mentioned that you should see even more benefits out the rewards program in the future since the scale of the programs now makes them the most desirable partner in the industry which should allow them to do bigger and better things.

Do your account linking now! Don't wait as you'll want to enjoy benefits of both programs! 

Essentially you can now 'choose' to earn Starpoints or Marriott Rewards points for your stays at anyone of the 5,700+ hotels since you can transfer back and forth between the programs. This is awesome as there are places where Starwood does not have hotels so you can stay at a Marriott hotel to earn Marriott Rewards points and then transfer them to your SPG account or vice versa!

On the elite end, if you hold status with either program or both programs, the highest level you have will now be your highest level in the other program


This is a boost for Marriott Platinum members since SPG Platinum is such a strong elite level and its a boost for SPG Gold as they now get  Marriott Gold which provides Club Lounge access for stays at Marriott locations!

The other benefits afforded by the elite status match are as follows:
  • Marriott Rewards elite members now have access to the Starwood Delta Airlines crossover rewards option and the Starwood Emirates Your World Rewards option
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum members will now have access to the Marriott United partnership giving them Silver Elite status in MileagePlus
Then we can go on to the airline mileage conversion, SPG has tons of airline partners so you now can convert your Marriott Rewards points to SPG to convert to one of more then 30 airline partners (with the 5,000 bonus miles if you convert 20,000 Starpoints at once), SPG now has access to Marriott's amazing travel packages for award nights+airline miles. The possibilities go on and on with this unexpected combination of programs today!!

On the Credit Card front both Amex and  Chase will run simultaneously for the time being and there is no word on which card partner will be chosen when the programs combine in 2018. So our word of advice is to get  cards for both programs!  It also means you can now convert Membership Rewards points to Marriott via the SPG program.

There is so much happening with the news today that I'm sure we may have missed something in the excitement so be on the lookout for more posts potentially on this topic!

Finally our congrats to Starwood and Marriott! FrequentFlyerBonuses.com has been partnered in various ways with both companies for well over 10 years and we look forward to working with them for many more years!

What are your thoughts on today's announcement? Are you excited? What are you most looking forward to with the linking of the programs? Let us know in the comments below!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

British Airways Companion Sale - Fly from the U.S. to Europe from $561 per person


British Airways is running a decent companion sale for flights between the U.S. and Europe. When you book two tickets with identical itineraries you'll get the savings shown below. Simply book by September 28 for travel between Jan 1 and May 10, 2017.  Find out more and book online here


September 22 Bonus Offer Highlight: Voila Hotel Rewards - Double Elite Tier Credit for stays of 2+ nights


Voila Hotel Rewards makes it back to the Bonus Offer Highlight with the return of their double elite status credit offer! Simply stay 2 or more nights at participating hotels after registering and you'll boost your elite tier credits by two. Other bonuses added today that are worth checking out are Copa Airlines National Car rental bonus, Cathay Pacific's huge bonus for flying out of the U.S. and Voila's refer a friend bonus.

Voila Hotel Rewards
Double Elite Tier Credit when you stay two or more nights at a participating VOILÀ network hotel Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 12, 16

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

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn up to Triple Aeroplan Miles when you make purchases at Esso. More... Until Nov 7, 16

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- Double FlyerBonus Points for stays of 4 or more nights at the Dusit Thani Maldives. More... Until Dec 23, 16
- Double FlyerBonus Points for stays at participating PER AQUUM Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you fly on Cathay Pacific between the U.S. and Hong Kong. More... Until Dec 31, 16 Residents of the U.S. only

Copa ConnectMiles
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus ConnectMiles when you rent with Alamo for 3 or more days. More... Until Oct 31, 16
- 1,000 Bonus ConnectMiles on every rental made with National in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Oct 31, 16

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you join SkyMiles Dining. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Triple Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at the Eresin Crown Hotel, Eresin Taxim Premier or BW Eresin Taxim Hotel. More... Until Nov 1, 16
- 3,500 Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles for Avis rentals of 4 or more days in Europe, Middle East Africa and North America. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Voila Hotel Rewards
- Double Elite Tier Credit when you stay two or more nights at a participating VOILÀ network hotel Worldwide. More...Until Dec 12, 16
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus when you refer friends to the Voila Hotel Rewards program. More... Until Nov 1, 16


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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Miles when flying between the U.S. and Hong Kong


Offer details:
Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you fly on Cathay Pacific between the U.S. and Hong Kong. Register Online (Registration is required) Plus, newly joined Asia Miles members will enjoy a one-time welcome offer of 500 Asia Miles!
For residents of the U.S. Only

Bonuses as follows:

First Class Business Class Premium Economy Class
60,000 bonus miles 45,000 bonus miles 30,000 bonus miles

Plus, you’ll also earn extra Bonus Asia Miles if you are a Marco Polo Club member, according to your membership tier:
  Diamond Gold Silver Green
Additional Bonus Asia Miles 10,000 5,000 2,500 500

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21 Bonus Offer Highlight: WestJet Rewards - Up to 75 bonus dollars on Las Vegas trips


WestJet has put out a lucrative bonus for flying between Canada and Las Vegas. It is primarily marketed as a WestJet Vacations offer for flight+hotel but the flight only portion is what really makes this today's bonus offer highlight. That flight only portion is 50 bonus WestJet dollars for a round trip (or 25 each way) for a flight that can cost around CAD$300 all in. That is a pretty healthy return! Other bonuses added today also worth checking out are the free Aeroplan miles offer from Fairmont Hotels, AAdvantage's newest Rocketmiles booking bonus and a new Club Carlson Travel Arranger bonus.

WestJet Rewards
Earn up to 75 Bonus WestJet dollars when you book travel to Las Vegas. Book a WestJet Vacations package for a minimum of three nights at Wynn Las Vegas or Encore to receive 75 bonus WestJet dollars. And, if you decide to only book a round-trip flight, you’ll enjoy 50 bonus WestJet dollars. Register Online (Registration is required) Book by Oct 16 for travel Oct 1 to Feb 1 17

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

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 1,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles when you join Fairmont Hotels President's Club. More... Until Nov 15, 16

American AAdvantage
- 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmles. More...   Book by Oct 31, 16

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Points for each eligible Travel Arranger reservations at 1,000+ Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 16

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on purchases when you visit one of the Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages across Europe and China. More... Until Oct 16, 16

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for stays at participating Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. More...Nov 1 - Jan 31, 17
- 2,000 Bonus EuroBonus points for Avis rentals of 2 or more days in in Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Asia. More... Book by Oct 31 for rentals Nov 1 - Aug 31, 17

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Hotel Felix Chicago. More... Until Dec 31, 16

WestJet Rewards
- Earn up to 75 Bonus WestJet dollars when you book travel to Las Vegas. More... Book by Oct 16 for travel Oct 1 to Feb 1, 17


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles when you join Fairmont Hotels President's Club


Not a member of Fairmont Hotels' President's Club? Now is the time to join as not only do you have to be a member to earn Aeroplan miles (up until earlier this year that wasn't the case) but if you join by November 15th using the link below you'll get 1,000 Aeroplan miles for doing so! We all love free miles and this is a great way to boost your Aeroplan balance or for those who barely use Aeroplan to keep your account active!

Offer details
1,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles when you join Fairmont Hotels President's Club. Enroll here (enrollment code is embedded). Until Nov 15, 16

SAS EuroBonus: Double Points for winter stays at Radisson Blu, Quorvus & Radisson RED Hotels Worldwide


Offer details
Earn Double EuroBonus Points for stays at participating Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Stays must be booked online. Full details & online booking. Nov 1 - Jan 31, 17

September 20 Bonus Offer Highlight: Best Western Rewards - Double Points for stays in Asia


If you have logged into your Best Western Rewards accounts over the past few weeks and checked what promotions were available to you this one should have been listed there but for sometime there wasn't a specific landing page for the offer. Well now there is, making it easier to find terms and conditions and for registering. The offer is for Double Points in Asia at over 60 Best Western Hotels and is today's bonus offer highlight. Other bonuses added today that you should also look at are AirAsia's new bonus for booking via Agoda PointsMAX,  the Hyatt to AAdvantage Miles conversion bonus and the IHG to MileagePlus conversion bonus!

Best Western Rewards
Double Rewards Points for stays at Best Western Hotels in Asia. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Until Nov 30, 16

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

AirAsia BIG
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus BIG Points when you book hotels through Agoda PointsMAX. More... Book by Oct 31 for stays until Dec 31, 16

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles for each flight on Alitalia between Rome and Havana. More... Nov 29 - Jan 29, 17

American AAdvantage
- 25% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you convert Hyatt Gold Passports points to AAdvantage miles. More... Until Oct 14, 16

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points for stays at Best Western Hotels in Asia. More... Until Nov 30, 16

United MileagePlus
- 50% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you convert IHG Rewards Club points to MileagePlus miles. More... Until Oct 10, 16

Virgin America Elevate
- 500 FREE Elevate Points when you sign up to receive Virgin Sport news emails. More... Until Sep 30, 16
- 500 FREE Elevate Points when you sign up to Virgin Hotel emails. More... Until Sep 30, 16


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