Thursday, December 23, 2010

Marriott keeps Elite Rollover for 2011

Marriott heralded an industry first this past year when they introduced Elite Rollover nights that essentially allowed you to keep any extra nights over and above your latest elite level and use them towards your elite status for the following year. Earlier this week Marriott was please to announce via their Marriott Rewards Insiders forum that will continue to offer this great feature for the 2011 year. This means that any extra nights you have at the end of 2011 will count towards your requalification in 2012.

Source: Marriott Rewards Insiders

Monday, December 20, 2010

Save 10% on Emirates flights when using an American Express card

Some this comes via View from the Wing who got it via MilesQuest:

Save 10% off any First, Business, or Economy Class airfare. You must travel by March 31, 2011. You have to book the tickets directly from the Emirates.com website and use promo code USAMX10

I am guessing by the promo code that is meant only for U.S. departures. Let me know if you try it and if it works for flights from other countries

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 13 - 19, 2010

Here are our top picks from the bonus offers we added to 25 different airline and hotel programs:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Three out of the seven flight offers we added this week have no residency restrictions and of those three this is the best offer:
Finnair Plus:
Double Plus Points and Elite Qualifying tier points for all Finnair flights Worldwide. Simply provide your Finnair Plus number when you book online at Finnair.com Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Both Cathay and Singapore Airlines have this offer but CX's is on for longer so it takes top spot:
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Triple Asia Miles for every stay at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide .Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Mar 14, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Both Marriott and Starwood released their Q1 offers this past week but Starwood's is not open for registration yet so Marriott takes the honours:

Marriott Rewards: Winter Megabonus for stays at Marriott locations Worldwide during the promotion period. Bonus offers depends on each member and will be revealed once you log in and register. Full Details online registration and booking Feb 1 - Apr 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

We only added four new rental offers and all of them were quite good but this is the best one:

Miles and More Triple Miles & More Miles for all Hertz rentals of three days or more worldwide. Full Details. Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Delta with American Express Membership Reward takes top spot for the second week in a row:

Delta SkyMiles: 20,000 Membership Rewards Certificate or $250 Macys Gift Card when you transfer 50,000 or more Membership Rewards points into SkyMiles. Full details and online registration (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 10 * U.S. Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: December 13 - 19, 2010

Dec 17: Air France KLM Flying Blue | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Miles & More | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Dec 16: Air China Phoenix Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air Tran A+ Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Continental OnePass | Emirates Skywards | Hainan Fortune Wings | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest

Dec 15: Accor A|Club | Aerolineas Argentinas Plus | Air Berlin Top Bonus | Avianca Plus | Finnair Plus | LAN Lanpass | Marriott Rewards | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay | Priority Club | Qantas Frequent Flyer

Friday, December 17, 2010

One Day Only: Save 20% on all Qatar Airways flights departing Doha

To celebrate Qatar National Day 2010. Today only (18th Dec), all travel booked for flights from Doha, Qatar, will be 20% off at Qatarairways.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Air China's at it again, this time its with Starwood (and its targeted)

A few weeks back we were the first to bring to light the Air China / Marriott offer that gave instant Gold Status with Marriott and now while this offer does not have status attached to it, Air China Phoenix Miles members can benefit from stays with Starwood hotels. The major hurdles I can see here is that it is strictly for new Starwood Preferred Guest members only and apparently is a targeted offer for certain Air China Phoenix Miles members. (The registration page is in Chinese only and I am going on Google's translation of it, so if any of our Chinese readers are able to clarify this please let me know!) However as I hope all of you know, despite many offers being targeted they still work for some if not all the people who sign up for it. If it works for you great, if not well it was worth the try.

Anyways, the offer as we posted to our  Phoenix Miles Bonus Kilometers Opportunities page  is as follows
Earn up to 9,000 Phoenix Miles Kilmoeters or 9,000 Bonus Starpoints when you join Starwood Preferred Guest and complete a minimum of 3 nights at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. You earn 3,000 bonus Kilometers or Starpoints for every 3 nights up to 9 nights total until Mar 31, 11. 

So although you have to join Air China's Phoenix Miles program (I'm sure many of you did for the Marriott offer) you do not have to earn Phoenix Miles, you can choose to earn Starpoints.

Full Details& Online Booking (in Chinese)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 6 - 12, 2010

This week we were able to add new bonus offers to 28 programs from around the world and our top picks are:

Bonus Offer For Flying
A bit of a quieter week in new flight bonus offers:
Delta SkyMiles:
Earn up to Triple SkyMiles on nonstop flights between Detroit or Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda (HND)
- earn triple flown miles for each BusinessElite® paid flight
- earn double flown miles for each Economy Class paid flight
Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com.  Feb 19 - May 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

This week featured primarily hotel or country specific offers except for the following which provides more coverage:
Air France KLM Flying Blue: 500 Bonus Flying Blue Miles per stay including any night Sunday-Thursday at participating hotels across Europe. Book online at Marriott.com Until Feb 1, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Although there was a large bonus from IHG it was only for one hotel whereas the following is worldwide

Hilton HHonors: Double HHonors Points and up to 50% off on all weekend stays of 2 nights ore more at Hilton locations Worldwide. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com.
Book by Jan 31, 11 for travel until Dec 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving

We saw this offer a few weeks back for SAS but this time its TAP's time to offer it:

TAP Portugal Victoria: 1,000 Bonus Victoria Miles on all Sixt rentals Worldwide. that are booked via one of the Sixt applications for your iPad or iPhone. Full details. Until Feb 6, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

There are only two days left on this offer so take advantage right away if you can:

Delta SkyMiles: 50% Bonus SkyMiles on all the Membership Rewards® points you transfer into your SkyMiles account by December 15, 2010. And if you transfer 50,000 points or more, you'll also receive 25,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs). Full details and online registration (Registration is required)

Bonus Page Updates: December 6 - 12, 2010

Dec 10: Belavia Leader | Hilton HHonors | LAN Lanpass | Marriott Rewards | Scandinavian EuroBonus | TAP Portugal Victoria | United Mileage Plus

Dec 9: Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Avianca Plus | China Southern Sky Pearl | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Delta SkyMiles | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest

Dec 8: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Best Western Rewards | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Gulf Air Frequent Flyer | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Miles & More | US Airways Dividend Miles

Dec 7: Air Canada Aeroplan | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

Friday, December 10, 2010

Earn 50% Bonus Skymiles (and 25,000 MQMs) with Amex Membership Rewards transfers

U.S. based American Express Membership Rewards members can earn 50% Bonus SkyMiles on all the Membership Rewards points transfered into your SkyMiles account by December 15, 2010. And if you transfer 50,000 points or more, you'll also receive 25,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs). Full details and online registration (Registration is required)

(Taken off of FFB's SkyMiles Bonus Opportunities page)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 29 - December 5, 2010

Only 25 programs got new updates this past week, partly due to us catching up once again to all the bonus offers we had found! Of the new offers here are your best bets:

Bonus Offer For Flying
For the second week in a row, an offer that includes ab elite qualifying bonus is featured as our top pick:
American Airlines:
Double AAdvantage Miles and Double Elite Qualifying Miles for non-stop flights between Dallas/Ft.Worth and Los Angeles, or San Francisco. Register online with promo code LASF2 (Registration is required) Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

A quieter week for new airline mileage offers for hotel stays:
US Airways Dividend Miles: Double Dividend Miles starting on your second night, and each night after during the promotion period, at any Best Western hotel in the Northeast U.S.. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 31, 11
* For residents of U.S., Canada, or the Caribbean Islands only

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

It may be tough to get the maximum points out of the following offer but even at the lower amounts place this offer would still be our top pick

Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus: Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays at Radisson Blu, Radisson Edwardian or Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.
- 2 consecutive nights: 3,000 bonus points*
- 3 consecutive nights: 4,000 bonus points*
- 4 consecutive nights: 5,000 bonus points*
- 5 consecutive nights: 15,000 bonus points*
- 10 consecutive nights: 30,000 bonus points*
*including your online booking bonus of 1,000 (for Red members) or 2,000 points (for Silver and Gold Elite members)
Book online at at Park Plaza, at Radisson Edwardian or at Radisson Blu
Until Dec 28, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

It was an extremely quiet week for car rental offers with only three new bonuses added:

Malaysia Airline Enrich: Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles for Hertz Rentals in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. 3-6 Day rentals earn double miles, 7+ day rentals earn triple miles. Full Details. Until Jan  31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Despite only being available to Canadians, this offer takes top spot and grants Aeroplan this honour for the second week in a row:

Air Canada Aeroplan: 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you apply for and receive the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum. Receive 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles after your first use of the Card and another 25,000 when you spend $1000 in the first three months. Full Details. Until Dec 28, 10

Bonus Page Updates: November 29 - December 5, 2010

Dec 3: Continental OnePass | Czech Airlines OK Plus

Dec 2: Air Canada Aeroplan | Hyatt Gold Passport | Marriott Rewards | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest | Stash Hotel Rewards

Dec 1: Aerosvit Meridian | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Jumeirah Sirius | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | South African Airways Voyager | TAP Portugal Victoria | US Airways Dividend Miles

Nov 30: Accor A|Club | Aeroflot Bonus | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Etihad Guest | Malaysia Airlines Enrich

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 day only: 3x Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit for flying in December

To celebrate Southwest reaching 1,000,000 fans on Facebook, they launched a promo for today only that offers you triple Rapid Rewards credit on all flights in December that are booked today (Dec 1). Plus they are offering extra credits if you sign up  for the Rapid Rewards program today.

Full details and discussion can be found on FlyerTalk.