Monday, June 28, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week June 21 - 27, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between June 21 - 27, 2010. We only added offers on three days due to our schedule but we hope you enjoy what we did put up and that you are able to take advantage of some of them:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Delta takes top spot for the second time in three weeks will the following regional bonus offer:
Delta SkyMiles: Earn up to 50,000 SkyMiles and Double Medallion Qualification Miles on all round-trip flights you take on Delta from Nashville, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham or St. Louis.
- 5,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs when you fly to Delta hub cities—Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York/JFK and Salt Lake City
- 10,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for flights to all other cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean—over 350 to choose from
- 25,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for international travel in Economy Class to over 70 countries
- 50,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for international travel in BusinessElite®
Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com. Book by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
We had quite a few offers this week for hotel stays that earn airline miles but the follwoing offer gives you bonus miles over and above any miles earned (regular or bonus) for stays:
Air Canada Aeroplan: Earn 500 bonus miles when you stay at one of the following participating Hotel partners by September 5.
Choice Hotels
Delta Hotels and Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group
Marriott
Starwood
Full Details and online registration
(Registration is required)

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

A quiet week for Hotel points offers, with the following offer having the largest coverage of any of the offers we added:
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Priority Club Points when you stay at multiple Hotel Indigo locations in the U.S. and Canada.
- Stay at 2 different locations to earn 5,000 bonus points
- Stay at 4 different locations to earn 10,000 bonus points
- Stay at 6 different locations to earn 15,000 bonus points
- Stay at 8 different locations to earn 20,000 bonus points
- Stay at 10 different locations to earn 25,000 bonus points
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Sep 17, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving
It was an average week for new car rental bonus offers added to FFB and the following offer has the biggest bonus
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Earn up to Quadruple Asia Miles for Avis rentals in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Receive four times the miles on car rentals of 21 days or more at Avis Hong Kong, the UK, Spain, France or Italy – or Triple Asia Miles for rentals of 14 days or more. You’ll also earn Double Asia Miles for rentals of 7 days or more at other Avis locations in Europe, as well as Africa, Asia and the Middle-East. Full Details. Book by Jul 15 for rentals Jul 1 - Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
Many airlines offer referral bonuses for bringing new members into their program and Air Baltic is the latest to offer such a bonus:
Air Baltic Baltic Miles:
500 Bonus Baltic Miles for for every five new members you refer to the Baltic Miles program. Up to a maximum of 2,000 bonus miles. Full Details

Bonus Page Updates June 21 - 27, 2010

Jun 25 - Air Baltic Baltic Miles | Air Canada Aeroplan | Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Miles & More | Priority Club | Olymipic Air Travelair | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | TAP Portugal Victoria | US Airways Dividend Miles | Ukraine International Panorama Club

Jun 24 - Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Southern Sky Pearl | Cyprus Airways Sunmiles | Delta SkyMiles | Ethiopian Sheba Miles | Etihad Guest | Finnair Plus | Frontier Early Returns | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | JetBlue TrueBlue | Mexicana Go

Jun 23 - Emirates Skywards | Gol Smiles | Hilton HHonors

Friday, June 25, 2010

Spirit Airlines is offering 5,000 Free Spirit miles for free

Spirit Airlines is offering new and existing Free Spirit members 5,000 Free Spirit miles as a thank you gift for the pilot strike that happened. All you have to do is complete this form by June 30, 10.

If you were one of the winners of 10,000 Free Sprirt Miles from us, by taking advantage of this you'll have enough miles to fly a bit further or up front on a reward ticket from Spirit.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Delta offers Triple SkyMiles and Triple MQM's on shuttle routes, AA matches

To celebrate Delta Airlines conversion of their Chicago-New York La Guardia flights to Shuttle Service (eg Flights every hour), Delta is offering Triple SkyMiles AND Triple Medallion Qualifying miles on all Delta Shuttle flights taken between LGA and Chicago O'Hare, Boston or Washington D.C. (DCA) until August 31, 2010. The promotion requires registration prior to flying but is open to all SkyMiles members.

For more details on the promo please visit our SkyMiles Bonus Mile Opportunities page

Not to be outdone, American Airlines has matched Delta on 2 of the 3 routes by offering Triple AAdvantage Miles and Triple Elite Qualifying Miles on AA flights between New York LGA and Chicago O'Hare or Boston. AA's promo also runs until Aug 31 and also requires registration.

For more details on the promo please visit our AAdvantage Bonus Mile Opportunities page

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: Jun 14 - 20, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between June 14 - 20, 2010. We hope you enjoy these and that you are able to take advantage of some of them:

Bonus Offer For Flying
American Airlines has matched Delta's triple mile shuttle offer which was our Top Pick last week:
American AAdvantage: Triple AAdvantage Miles and Triple Elite-Status Qualifying Miles (EQMs) on all nonstop flights between New York/LaGuardia and Chicago O'Hare or Boston. Register online with promo code NYTPL (Registration is required) Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
American Airlines gets another top place this week and while it is not for stays directly, it is for conversions after you stay:
American AAdvantage: Earn up to 35% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you transfer your hotel rewards points into AAdvantage miles. Earn 25% bonus miles when your conversion is below or equal to 20,000 miles and 35% if it is over 20,000. Full Details. Until Jun 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

This weeks offer is the third quarter Stay X Get X targeted promo from IHG that most members can sign up for:
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide, Do not sign up until the previous quarter is over. Valid Jul 1 - Sep 30, 10. Use the following codes to Register Online (use the smallest amount first and then go on to the next if you do not qualify, however once you do qualify for one you cannot sign up for any others):
- Stay 3 nights Get 5k use 7379
- Stay 3 nights Get 5k use 2346 (+5,000 more if you stay at 2 different brands)
- Stay 4 nights Get 5k use 1688
- Stay 7 nights Get 10k use 8691
- Stay 7 nights Get 10k use 9391 (+5,000 more if you stay at 2 different brands)
- Stay 8 nights Get 10k use 5715
- Stay 8 nights Get 10k use 2373 (+5,000 more if you stay at 2 different brands)
- Stay 10 nights Get 10k use 2729
- Stay 12 nights Get 10k use 3749
- Stay 15 nights get 15k use 8749
- Stay 18 nights Get 15k use 2791

Bonus Offer For Driving
This offer is also available for members of Thai Airways Royal Orchid but we choose this one due to a later expiry date:
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer: Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent a car with Hertz in China, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Earn triple KrisFlyer miles when you rent a car on Affordable Rates for a minimum of seven consecutive days. When you rent a car for three to six consecutive days, you will earn double KrisFlyer miles. Full Details. Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
Some people may not take advantage of this, but when an airline offers you free miles, some will definitely take advantage of the offer:
Spirit Airlines:
5,000 Bonus Free Spirit Miles as a gift from Spirit due to the pilots strike that happened. Simply complete the form via the link. Full details. Until Jun 30, 10

Bonus Page Updates: Jun 14 - 20, 2010

Jun 18 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Continental OnePass | Hyatt Gold Passport | JetBlue TrueBlue | Miles & More | Priority Club | Thai Royal Orchid

Jun 17 - Accor A|Club | Aerolineas Argentinas | Best Western Rewards | Emirates Skywards | Germanwings Boomerang Club | Loews YouFirst | Marriott Rewards | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Spirit Airlines Free Spirit | Sun Country UFly | TAP Portugal Victoria

Jun 16 - Air China PhoenixMiles | Air India Flying Returns | American AAdvantage | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Royal Brunei Royal Skies | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Scandic Frequent Guest | Turkish Miles&Smiles | US Airways Dividend Miles | VIA Rail Preference

Jun 15 - Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus | British Airways Executive Club | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Group Celestar | Scandinavian EuroBonus

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bangkok Airways award ticket sale: 50% off

Thailand's other major airline looks to be taking a different approach in attempts to gain traffic back this summer by offering a FlyerBonus award ticket sale. The 50% off offer applies to economy and business class award tickets for flights booked by Jul 31 and flown by Aug 5.

For full details please visit here.

Thai Airways offers limited time mileage accrual on cheap econonmy fares

In what can be seen as an attempt to lure flyers back to the national airline of Thailand after the country's latest internal problems, Thai Airways is allowing Royal Orchid members to earn miles on the cheapest economy fare classes (V and W) for International flights. I'm not sure how effective the promo will be however as they are only offering 25% of the actual flown mileage. Granted its better then nothing. The limited time offer runs until Sep 30, 10.

For full details please see here.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: June 7 -14, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between June 7 - 14, 2010. We hope you enjoy these and that you are able to take advantage of some of them:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This past week saw Delta Airlines announce 'Delta Shuttle' service between New York La Guardia and Chicago, with that comes a pretty sweet bonus offer for flying shuttle routes:
Delta SkyMiles: Earn Triple SkyMiles and Triple Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) on all Delta Shuttle flights between New York (LGA) and Boston (BOS), Washington D.C. (DCA) or Chicago (ORD). Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com Jun 14 - Aug 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
Hilton is offering a lot of offers with their airline partners and the following is one of the latest ones to be announced:
Air Canada Aeroplan: Double Aeroplan Miles each time you stay at any of over 800 participating hotels throughout North America. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

This weeks top offer is the latest in the "Free Night" campaigns being offered by most hotel chains for the summer season:
Best Western Rewards: Earn a Free Night when you complete 2 separate qualified stays Worldwide between Jun 20 and Aug 15, 10. Customers who book on bestwestern.com and complete their two QUALIFIED STAYS during the Promotion Period also receive an additional 250 Best Western Rewards® point (our link here takes you to BestWestern.com). FREE Night Voucher to use towards your next stay anywhere in the US or Canada Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)
* For residents of the U.S., Canada and Caribbean only

Bonus Offer For Driving
We didn't have too many car rental offers posted this week and it really was a toss up between them, so the one that offered the largest bonus was chosen:
Frontier Early Returns: Triple Early Returns Miles with no minimum rental on a any size vehicle at participating Alamo locations in the United States and Canada. . Please request I.D. Number 7015500 at time of reservation . Be sure to provide your Early Returns number at the time of rental. Full Details. Until Dec 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
This weeks offer covers 4 U.S. airlines for a bonus from Super Shuttle:
Multiple Airlines:
Earn Double Miles with Delta, Frontier, United or US Airways each time you use Super Shuttle Airport Shuttle service. Full Details. Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Page Updates June 7 - 13, 2010

Jun 10 - Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Marriott Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest | United Mileage Plus | US Airways Dividend Miles | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Jun 9 - Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air New Zealand Air Points | Air Tran A+ Rewards | Frontier Early Returns | Garuda Frequent Flyer | Miles & More | Priority Club | Scandinavian EuroBonus

Jun 8 - Accor A|Club | Air Baltic Baltic Miles | Air Canada Aeroplan | American AAdvantage | Avianca Plus | Best Western Rewards | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Malaysia Airlines Enrich

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Delta eliminates award redemption fees

From Colloquy:

"Delta Air Lines is eliminating award ticket redemption fees for SkyMiles frequent flyer members. Effective immediately, members will no longer pay fees of up to $150 for award tickets redeemed within 20 days of departure.

Before this change, the fee to book an award ticket for travel within three days was $150 per ticket; for travel within four to seven days the fee was $100; and for travel within eight to 20 days the fee was $75. Award tickets booked 21 days or more before departure continue to have no redemption fee."

Monday, June 7, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: May 31 - Jun 6, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between May 31 - Jun 6, 2010. A quieter week for updates as we were working on a lot of non-bonus offer stuff. We hope you enjoy these and that you are able to take advantage of some of them:

Bonus Offer For Flying
A nice variety of airlines had new flight offers added to them this week from Belavia to Vietnam Airlines but Southwest's latest offer is the stand out offer:
Southwest Rapid Rewards: Earn Double Rapid Rewards Credits on all flights in/out of Denver. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Sep 22, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
For the second week in a row, a U.K. airline holds the top spot here:
British Airways Executive Club: Earn Triple BA Miles for each stay arriving Monday through Thursday at Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Edwardian Hotels. Full details. Until Jul 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

This week primarily had individual hotel offers and this is our pick at top spot
Marriott Rewards: 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when you stay any night at the The Hotel Minneapolis - A New Autograph Collection hotel. Full details. Until Aug 19, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving
This weeks top offer was picked due to the near worldwide coverage it provides:
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer: Earn up to Triple Dynasty Flyer Miles when you rent a Hertz car in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. Rent for 7 days or more to earn triple miles. For 3 to 6 days rentals, you earn Double Miles. Full Details. Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
This weeks offer does not come from an airline or hotel program, for the first time we feature a rail program in our top picks:
Amtrak Guest Rewards: Earn up to 1,700 Bonus Guest Rewards Points when you complete a transaction from each of Amtrak's shopping, air/cruise, hotel and car rental and sharing categories. Full Details. Until Jul 31, 10

Bonus Page Updates: May 31 - June 6, 2010

Jun 4: Air Canada Aeroplan | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Belavia Leader | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Ethiopian Sheba Miles | Iberia Plus

Jun 2: Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest | TAP Portugal Victoria

Jun 1: Air France KLM Flying Blue | Hawaiian HawaiianMiles | Marriott Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Turkish Miles&Smiles | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club