Friday, April 29, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 29: Voila Hotel Rewards

Today's Bonus Offer Highlight is not a bonus point or mile offer but a bonus elite qualification offer from the independent hotel reward program Voila Hotel Rewards. The offer if taken advantage can help you reach elite status with the VHR program in half the time normally required.

Voila Hotel Rewards
Receive Double Elite Qualification Credit for every night you stay at all VOILĂ€ hotels Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Jul 31, 11

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 28: Etihad Airways

A well known and very successful promotion from Etihad Airways Guest makes its return for the second time this year (and I believe 3rd or 4th time in the past 12 months) where the airline targets those members who have not flown in a premium class with Etihad in the past 12 months or have never flown with them but are thinking of doing so. The offer is targeted so it may not work for everyone. Your best bet is to check with Etihad Guest to see if you can qualify for the offer, unless you did get an email from them with the offer.

Etihad Airways Guest
Earn up to Triple Guest Miles on all Etihad flights worldwide if you have not flown with them in the past 12 months. Fly in Diamond First and receive triple the miles or fly Pearl Business Class and receive double the miles. No registration is required, simply book online at Etihad Airways. Until Jun 6, 11

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 27: Marriott

Technically speaking this offer is not for bonus points or miles but it rewards you nonetheless, this time we feature one of Marriott's popular Bonus Bucks promotions:

Marriott Rewards
Earn up to $100 Marriott Bonus Bucks when you stay at participating Marriott properties in the U.S. Earn a $50 Marriott Bonus Bucks coupon for each night of your stay, up to two coupons per stay ($100 total) Full Details and Online Booking. Until May 31, 11

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 26: Air Canada

Despite the recent news from Aeroplan regarding increased mileage requirements for certain reward tickets, the program continues to offer some decent flight bonuses and this one that we added today is a pretty good offer for those road warriors flying the eastern triangle:


Air Canada Aeroplan

Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles including 5,000 Status Miles when you fly on Air Canada's Rapidair service between Toronto City Airport and Montreal or Toronto Pearson and Montreal or Ottawa.
- Fly 3 flight segments to earn 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
- 5 flight segments:An Additional 5,000 Bonus Air Canada Status Miles qualifying for Air Canada Top Tier Status.
- 10 flight segments: An Additional 7,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
- 20 flight segments: An Additional 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
Register online (Registration is required)
May 1- Jul 31, 11

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: April 18 - 24, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend, here are our picks from the shortened work week:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This weeks top flight pick is the other half of the current American Airlines and British Airways promotion to earn more miles and to win 1,000,000 miles
American AAdvantage:
20,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when book a full-fare transatlantic round-trip ticket for travel originating in the US on flights by American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia. Register online with promo code AAWND (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 11
* Residents of the U.S. only

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Another week with an SPG Airline offer, this time its for the sunny skies of Hawaii:
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles:
Triple HawaiianMiles, 30% off and a double upgrade for stays at Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. Full Details and Online Booking Until Dec 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

We added two more second quarter promotions this past week and this is our top pick:
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club:
Double Priority Club points or Double Airline Miles on every qualifying stay, starting on your 2nd stay at participating InterContinental , Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn Club Vacations hotels worldwide. Stay at Staybridge Suites  or Candlewood Suites and you’ll start earning double on your 1st qualifying stay.
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) May 16 - Aug 15, 11


Bonus Offer For Driving
It may be tough to achieve the maximum bonus with the following offer but even doing a few rentals will earn you a nice amount of bonus miles:
Jet Airways JetPrivilege:
Earn up to Triple JetPrivilege Miless on Avis rentals in the US and Canada. Rent  for 3 days or more to earn Double Miles, 7 days or more will earn Triple Miles. Quote your valid membership number and Avis Discount number: * Blue: O705700 * Blue Plus: O705800 * Silver: O706000 * Gold: O706200 when you book online at Avis.com. Until May 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

This category had quite a few offers posted this past week but as in many cases, the offer the gives free miles takes top spot.:
American AAdvantage:
500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you join the AAdvantage program. You must use promo code ADV30 when registering. Full details. Until May 17, 11

Bonus Page Updates: April 18 - 24, 2011

Apr 21: Aerosvit Meridian | airBaltic Baltic Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air New Zealand Airpoints | Best Western Rewards | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Jumeirah Sirius | Kingfisher King Club | Miles & More | US Airways Dividend Miles

Apr 20: Accor A|Club | American AAdvantage | Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles | Hilton HHonors | Hyatt Gold Passport | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest | TAP Portugal Victoria | Virgin America Elevate

Apr 19: Air Berlin Top Bonus | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Southern Sky Pearl | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Continental OnePass | Czech Airlines OK Plus | Malev Duna Club | Olympic Air Travelair Club | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards | Wyndham Rewards

Apr 18: Air Canada Aeroplan

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 20: American Airlines

Following in the footsteps of the British Airways Bonus Offer Highlight from last week, American Airlines is offering the same promotion except for it's AAdvantage members. Also like the BA offer, there is a chance for members to win 1 million AAdvantage miles :

American Airlines AAdvantage
20,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you book a full-fare transatlantic round-trip ticket for travel originating in the US on flights by American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia. Register online with promo code AAWND (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 11
* Residents of the U.S. only

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 19: Cathay Pacific

A few good offers posted today made this decision tough but we'll give it to our Canuck members as Cathay Pacific celebrates going double daily on their YYZ-HKG route

Cathay Pacific
Double Asia Miles for round-trip flights in First or Business Class between Toronto and Hong Kong. Register Online (Registration is required)
Valid for flights May 1 - Jun 30, 11
* For residents of Canada Only

Monday, April 18, 2011

American AAdvantage 30th Anniversary Deals: Apr 18, 2011

To celebrate American AAdvantage's 30th Anniversary the program will be offering a different deal each and every day for the next 30 days. You can find all the deals via this link but we will also post them here:

April 18th Offer:
Earn up to 30,000 bonus miles for round-trip travel booked on AA.com by April 30, 2011, for travel starting May 15, 2011, through November 15, 2011. Register prior to travel and by April 30, 2011. Register here

To qualify, members must fly on purchased, published-fares on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection service (as well as codeshare flights booked under the AA flight number) starting May 15, 2011, through November 15, 2011. Registration with a valid AAdvantage number at AA.com/AAdvantage30th prior to travel and before midnight, CDT, April 30, 2011, is required. Travel must be booked online at AA.com starting April 18, 2011, through April 30, 2011. Travel booked via sources other than AA.com will not be eligible to earn the bonus. The bonus is not retroactive to reservations booked prior to April 18, 2011. A round trip is defined as two one-way trips booked in a single reservation under one ticket number. A maximum of one round trip is permitted per reservation. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification. Members will earn 1,000 bonus miles after one (1) round-trip; 3,000 bonus miles after two (2) round-trips for a total of 4,000 bonus miles; 6,000 bonus miles after three (3) round-trips for a total of 10,000 bonus miles; 9,000 bonus miles after four (4) round-trips for a total of 19,000 bonus miles; and 11,000 bonus miles after five (5) round-trips for a total of 30,000 bonus miles. A maximum of 30,000 bonus miles may be earned from this promotion in conjunction with flying five (5) eligible round-trips.

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: April 11 - 17, 2011

The past week was quality over quantity in terms of bonus offers added to FFB as we posted a lower then normal amount of offers but there sure were some good ones:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This offer stands out for a number of reasons not only because you get to pick the route but also because it is good until the end of the year:
Miles & More:
Earn up to Triple Miles & More Miles on your preferred route within Europe (including European domestic routes) operated by Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS.
Valid on non-stop flights only. Only one route can be chosen; this is then binding for the entire promotional period.
On your preferred route you will earn double miles per flight in Economy Class On your preferred route you will earn triple miles per flight in Business Class
Register online (Registration is required) Register by Apr 29 for flights May 1 - Dec 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Although we added a few more airlines with the Hilton triple miles offer this past week we like this offer from Delta and SPG
Delta SkyMiles:
1,000 Bonus SkyMiles for stays at participating Sheraton, Four Points and Westin Hotels & Resorts in North America.. Full Details & Online Booking Until Aug 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Second quarter hotel promotions continue to roll out and SPG's is quite good this time round:
Starwood Preferred Guest:
Earn a Free Resort Night Award when you stay three times at more than 1,000 Starwood hotels and resorts Worldwide. There is no limit to the number of free nights that can be earned. Free Night Awards can be redeemed at over 200 resorts seven days a week with no blackout dates through December 21, 2011. Full Details, Online Registration & Booking. Regsiter by Jun 30 for stays May 1 - Jul 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving
It may be tough to achieve the maximum bonus with the following offer but even doing a few rentals will earn you a nice amount of bonus miles:
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer:
Earn up to 2,500 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles when you rent with Avis in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa for a minimum of three days. Full Details. Until May 31, 11
Earn 500 bonus miles on your 1st & 2nd rentals
1,000 miles on on your 3rd
1,500 mles on 4th, 5th & 6th
2,000 on 7th, 8th & 9th
2,500 on your 10th


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Not as big as last weeks BA Credit Card sign up offer but the stakes are raised for Miles & More members in the U.S.:
Miles & More:
Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles when you apply for and receive the Barclays Miles & More Premier World MasterCard. Earn a welcome bonus of 20,000 bonus miles after first purchase and then Earn an additional 30,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,500 in the first 90 days after account opening. Full details. Until May 31, 11 U.S. Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: April 11 - 17, 2011

Apr 15: American AAdvantage | Best Western Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Etihad Guest | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Oman Air Sindbad | Starwood Preferred Guest

Apr 14: China Southern Sky Pearl | Delta SkyMiles

Apr 13: AeroMexico ClubPremier | Air Tran A+ Rewards | Emirates Skywards | Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings | Jumeirah Sirius | Kingfisher King Club | Miles & More | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | South African Airways Voyager | TAP Portugal Victoria | US Airways Dividend Miles

Apr 12: airBaltic Baltic Miles | American Express | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Stash Hotel Rewards

Apr 11: Jet Airways Jet Privilege | Priority Club

Bonus Offer Highlight April 18: IHG Priority Club

The next major chain to come out with their second quarter promotion is InterContinental Hotels Group. A repeat of past system wide promotions they have run, you will earn double points or miles starting with your second stay:

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
Double Priority Club points or Double Airline Miles on every qualifying stay, starting on your 2nd stay at participating InterContinental® , Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™, Holiday Inn Express® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations® hotels worldwide. Stay at Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites® and you’ll start earning double on your 1st qualifying stay.
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) May 16 - Aug 15, 11

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 15: Starwood Preferred Guest

I had another offer in mind to post as today's highlight but then Starwood decided to release their next system wide offer. This new offer is pretty decent as it offers a free night at over 200 category 1-6 Starwood Resort locations after completing 3 stays at any Starwood properties worldwide. This means you can stay at low-cost Four Points by Sheraton hotels for under $100 per night and then get a free night that could be worth upwards of $500+.  There is no limit to the number of free nights you can earn and they must be used up by December 21, 2011. Let the hunt for cheap Starwood stays begin!

Starwood Preferred Guest
Earn a Free Resort Night Award when you stay three times at more than 1,000 Starwood hotels and resorts Worldwide. There is no limit to the number of free nights that can be earned. Free Night Awards can be redeemed at over 200 resorts seven days a week with no blackout dates through December 21, 2011.
Register by Jun 30 for stays between May 1 and July  31, 2011
Full Details, Online Registration & Booking

To see other SPG  offers please visit our SPG Bonus Mile Opportunities page

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 14: Miles & More

Now, it was not my intention to have two Miles & More offers come up so close together in the first week of Bonus Offer Highlights but I have to give this offer some attention as breaks from the mold of your typically route bonus offers. Rather then the airline or the FFP choosing which route(s) its members can earn bonuses on, Miles & More is letting their members choose one route within Europe to earn bonus miles on and they will earn that bonus each time they fly the route between May 1 and Dec 31,  2011.

Miles & More:
Earn up to Triple Miles & More Miles on your preferred route within Europe (including European domestic routes) operated by Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS.
Valid on non-stop flights only. Only one route can be chosen; this is then binding for the entire promotional period.
On your preferred route you will earn double miles per flight in Economy Class or triple miles per flight in Business Class
Register online (Registration is required)
Register by Apr 29 for flights May 1 - Dec 31, 11

To see other Miles  & More offers please visit our Miles & More  Bonus Mile Opportunities page

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight April 13: British Airways

This offer is part of larger promotion called "The Miles Millionaire" contest where two lucky Executive Club members in the U.S. will win 1,000,000 BA Miles simply by booking a qualifying round-trip transatlantic flight on British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia now through June 17, 2011, and completing travel on or before June 30, 2011. Now to the bonus offer part:

British Airways:
Earn 20,000 Bonus BA Miles when you book a full-fare transatlantic round-trip ticket for travel originating in the US on flights marketing and/or operated by British Airways (H, B, Y, W, E, T, J, C, D, R, I, F, A), American Airlines (F, A, J, C, D, I, R, Y, B, H) or Iberia (J, C, D, R, I, Y). Full Details, Online Registration & Booking Book by Jun 17 for travel until Jun 30, 11 * Residents of the U.S. only

 

To see other BA Executive Club offers please visit our Executive Club Bonus Mile Opportunities page

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bonus Offer Highlight Apr 12: SWISS Airlines

The bonus offer highlight is a new feature on the FFB blog where we will highlight one of the new bonus offers that was posted onto the FFB sites that day. Typically these will be offers that should appeal to many of our readers from around the world but in some cases we may include some odd or really pathetic offers just to lighten the mood! With that being said, we'll kick off our first ever BOH with the following offer that was posted onto FFB today:

SWISS Airlines
Earn Double Miles & More Miles on scheduled Swiss flights between
- Basel and London Heathrow, Manchester, Hamburg or Rome
- Geneva and Madrid or Barcelona
- Zurich and Valencia
Register online (Registration is required) then book at Swiss
Until Jun 30, 11

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: April 4 - 10, 2011

A relatively normal week of updates on FFB with updates to 33 programs:

Bonus Offer For Flying
We had a couple of large offers from Delta and United however they were targeted offers that many people were having problems signing up for so this weeks top pick goes to Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways:
10,000 Bonus QMiles when you earn 100 Qpoints or more with Qatar Airways from 6th April to 14th July 2011. Full Details

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

This week we saw a few Hilton airline offers added but this one offers more miles then the others:
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club:
Triple Flying Club Miles for stays at Hilton locations Worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Apr 30, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Club Carlson takes top spot for the second week in a row:
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson:
3,000 Bonus Gold Points and a 30 USD Amazon.com Gift Card or a 30 CAD Amazon.ca Gift Certificate when you stay two or more nights at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Use promo code "GETSPRIN" when you reserve a room online at Country Inns & Suites. Until Apr 30, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving
If you have a lot of rentals planned over the next five months then this offer can be for you:
Air France KLM Flying Blue:
Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles on rentals 3 days or more with Avis Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
2nd qualifying rental = 2000 bonus Flying Blue Miles;
3rd qualifying rental = 5000 bonus Flying Blue Miles;
4th qualifying rental = 7500 bonus Flying Blue Miles;
5th qualifying rental = 14000 bonus Flying Blue Miles;
Reserve only at Avis.com
Until Sep 30, 11
Reservations must be made using a Flying Blue/Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: Ivory members F982700; Silver members F982800; Gold members F982900; Platinum members F983000 or with a KLM Flying Blue AWD number: Ivory members Z266200; Silver members Z266100; Gold members Z190300; Platinum members K885100.
To qualify, rentals must include the Flying Blue membership number of the first named driver (the "renter"). This Flying Blue card number must be given at time of reservation and the card shown at time of rental.


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

It is always nice to see a famous promotion make a return so more people can take advantage of it:
British Airways:
Earn up to 100,000 Bonus Miles when you apply for the card and receive the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card. Earn 50,000 bonus BA Miles after your first purchase on the card and an additional 50,000 bonus BA Miles after spending $2,500 on your card within the first three months of activation. Full Details. Until May 6, 11 U.S. Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: April 4 - 10, 2011

Apr 8: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Germanwings Boomerang Club | Marriott Rewards | Miles & More | Spirit Airlines Free Spirit | Starwood Preferred Guest

Apr 7: Aerosvit Meridian | Delta SkyMiles | Gulf Air Frequent Flyer | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Apr 6: Air Canada Aeroplan | Air China Phoenix Miles | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Amtrak Guest Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Jet Airways Jet Privilege | JetBlue TrueBlue | Sichuan Airlines Golden Panda | SriLankan FlySmiles | US Airways Dividend Miles | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus

Apr 5: Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Southern Sky Pearl | Continental OnePass | Kingfisher King Club | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | S7 Priority | United Mileage Plus

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Changes to IHG's Priority Club announced

We had mentioned that changes were forthcoming to InterContinental Hotels Group Priority and those were officially announced on March 29. Usually when news starts trickling out about changes, it means the change is going to be big, whether it be good or bad (think Hilton HHonors early in 2010). However in this case the majority of the changes are not very significant but do represent some industry firsts. The new benefits/changes to the program are as follows:

Last Minute Reward Nights:
A hotel industry first, “Last Minute Reward Nights” will allow Priority Club members globally to redeem Reward Nights at a 50% discount off the regular point price, for selected properties. Members will receive an e-mail on Monday providing a list of hotels where this offer will be available the following weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Initially, this program will be offered on the first full weekend of every month, starting with May 6, 7 and 8, 2011.


This is the best enhancement to the program, it is always nice to get discounted reward nights especially for last minute travel/getaways. The one big concern that may come up here is whether IHG will keep their Priority Club Point Breaks feature where reward nights at select hotels ranging from lower end HI Express to luxury InterContinenal Hotels can be had for 5,000 points. I think we will find out about this at the end of April as the current selection of Point Breaks hotel offers expire on April 30 with the following weekend being the first "Last Minute Rewards Nights".

The other changes/enhancements are not that exciting but are technically additional benefits:
Points & Cash for Merchandise Rewards: Also a hotel industry first, Priority Club members in the U.S. will be able to redeem a combination of Priority Club points and cash for brand name retail merchandise rewards. Priority Club Rewards currently offers points and cash capability on Reward Nights, but this will expand that functionality to merchandise rewards, a feature not offered anywhere in the industry. The program will roll out globally beginning late 2011.


“Lucky Points” Sweepstakes: This feature will give members based in the US, Canada, and UK the chance to turn their extra points into great rewards. Members will be able to redeem a very small quantity of Priority Club points (e.g., 100 or 200 points per entry) in exchange for a chance to win the prize or prizes that are most appealing to them. Typically, members will have 6-8 different prize draws to select from, ranging from terrific hotel packages (e.g. 4 nights at the InterContinental Times Square- New York) to popular merchandise (e.g., iPads), and even 1 million Priority Club points! Priority Club Rewards will be the only travel loyalty program to offer members this chance to turn a single stay into a huge prize! The program will roll out in China and Japan beginning fall 2011.


Downloadable Media Rewards: Priority Club Rewards will be the first travel loyalty program to give members the flexibility to redeem their points directly for downloadable media, including the latest music hits and millions of other songs, plus eBooks, mobile games and applications, and computer software. This will open up a terrific opportunity for members to turn relatively small quantities of points into tangible rewards. The program will initially rollout online in English globally and in several European languages beginning late 2011.

Source (and a good examination of the changes): Loyalty Traveler

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: March 28 - April 3, 2011

A big week of bonus offer updates with dozens of offers added to 43 programs from all corners of the world:

Bonus Offer For Flying
We added a lot of new flight offers which were route specific and our pick of the week is no different except for the fact that it covers some very popular routes:
JetBlue TrueBlue:
Earn up to 25,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points when you complete at least three roundtrip flights (six segments) between Boston and any of the three airports served in the Washington, DC area - Baltimore (BWI), Washington, DC/Dulles (IAD), and Washington, DC/Reagan (DCA)
* Three roundtrip flights (six segments) = 5,000 bonus TrueBlue points
* Five roundtrip flights (10 segments) = 10,000 bonus TrueBlue points
* Eight roundtrip flights (16 segments) = 25,000 bonus TrueBlue points
Full details and online registration (Registration is required)
Until Jun 22, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Another week without a stay specific offer:
LAN LANPASS:
Instant Silver Elite Status with Marriott when LANPASS members join Marriott Rewards. Full Details Until Apr 30, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Not even a week old and Club Carlson takes its first Pick of the Week!
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson:
Earn a Free Night when you complete two qualifying stays at over 1,000 Radisson, Country Inns and Suites By Carlson, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Apr 15 - Jun 15, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving
This week had a lot of good offers, many of which were region specific and only a few like this one that were Worldwide:
Scandinavian EuroBonus:
1,000 Bonus EuroBonus Points for every Sixt rental Worldwide. Book online at Sixt Car Rental. Until May 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Everyone loves free miles and this offer is just that, free miles for creating a family account with RAM:
Royal Air Maroc:
500 Bonus Safar Flyer Miles per member for all the new Family Advantage accounts created exclusively on royalairmaroc.com. Full Details. Until Jun 30, 11

Bonus Page Updates: March 28 - April 3, 2011

Apr 1: Aeroflot Bonus | Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Ethiopian Sheba Miles | Hainan Fortune Wings | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Ukraine International Panorama Club | United Mileage Plus | US AIrways Dividend Miles | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Mar 30: Accor A|Club | Emirates Skywards | Iberia Plus | JetBlue TrueBlue | La Quinta Returns | LAN LANPASS | Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer | Sol Melia Mas Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest | Thai Airways Royal Orchid | Turkish Miles&Smiles | Voila Hotel Rewards

Mar 29: AeroMexico Club Premier | Air Berlin Top Bonus | Air Canada Aeroplan | Amtrak Guest Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Choice Privileges | Continental OnePass | Expedia Rewards | Hilton HHonors | Malaysia Airlines Enrich | Miles & More | Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer | Priority Club | Scandinavian EuroBonus

Mar 28: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Friday, April 1, 2011

Club Carlson Officially launched

Yesterday marked the official launch of Carlson Hotel's Club Carlson frequent guest program. The new program replaces the Goldpointsplus program and promises to be more rewarding for those who frequent the brands under the Carlson Hotels umbrella. The currency of the program remains the same however as members will continue to earn Gold Points for their hotel stays.

Reiterating our previous post on the new program, the Club Carlson program will "introduce a new elite tier called "Concierge" which will offer complimentary upgrades, continental breakfast, early check-in/late check-out and 75% bonus points. And following in Marriott's footsteps, Carlson will offer rollover nights which allows Elite members to roll over extra nights for the following year's elite re-qualification"

Members will continue to earn 20 Gold Points per eligible dollar spent and free award nights will start at 9,000 points for Category 1 hotels and cap out at 50,000 points for Category 6 hotels. They are also going with no black out dates on award night redemptions which should mean that if a standard room is available you can redeem for it. If you don't have enough points the program also offers a points+cash option which will require between 5,000 -15,000 points depending on the category and certain amount of cash which is determined at time of booking.

Status is awarded as follows:
* Silver Status – 15 nights/10 stays per year
* Gold Status – 35 nights/20 stays per year
* Concierge Status – 75 nights/30 stays per year

Benefits for each level of the program are as follows:
Benefits    
Points: Room Revenue
Points: Food and Beverage
Hotel Redemption Offers
(Standard, Points + Cash)
Partner Redemption Offers
(Airlines, Prepaid Cards)
Free High-Speed Internet*
Online Booking Points Bonus1000 points2000 points2000 points3000 points
Complimentary Room Upgrade
Point Bonus25%50%75%
Elite Roll Over Nights
Early Check In/Late Check Out
Elite Customer Service Line
In-Room Welcome Gift
Room Availability Guarantee72 hrs48 hrs
Free Continental Breakfast
Concierge Service (starting mid-2011)


To celebrate the launch of the new program, Club Carlson's first system-wide promotion will reward members with a free award night after the completion of 2 qualifying paid stays at participating Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn and Park Plaza hotels worldwide. You can register and book now for qualifying stays between Apr 15 and Jun 15, 11 at www.clubcarlson.com/freenight

We have also launched a new Club Carlson bonus opportunities page which will replace the old Goldpointsplus page on FFB.

Complete details on the program can be found at ClubCarlson.com