Friday, July 20, 2012

City Bonus Highlight: Sydney (SYD)

FFB's City Bonus Highlight looks at route bonuses to/from a particular city as well as select bonuses for staying in hotels in or around that city. This week we look Australia's most iconic city, Sydney!

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Route Bonuses for SYD
There are a few options to earn bonuses on flights to or from Sydney, check them out:

From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
Systemwide on Emirates Double Points JetBlue TrueBlue Until Sep 30, 12
Guangzhou Sydney Up to 100% Bonus Kilometers China Southern Sky Pearl Jul 15 - Aug 31, 12
Hanoi Sydney up to 3,000 Bonus Miles Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Aug 1 - Aug 31, 12
Ho Chi Minh Sydney up to 3,000 Bonus Miles Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Aug 1 - Aug 31, 12
Japan Sydney up to 3,000 Bonus Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles May 7 - Jul 31, 12
Moscow Sydney Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Until Sep 30, 12
Shanghai Sydney up to 5,000 Bonus Points China Eastern Eastern Miles Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12
Sydney Dubai 4,000 Bonus Miles Emirates Skywards Until Jul 31, 12
Sydney Europe 10,000 Bonus Miles Air France KLM Flying Blue Until Jul 31, 12
Sydney Guangzhou Up to 100% Bonus Kilometers China Southern Sky Pearl Jul 15 - Aug 31, 12
Sydney Hanoi up to 3,000 Bonus Miles Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Aug 1 - Aug 31, 12
Sydney Ho Chi Minh up to 3,000 Bonus Miles Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Aug 1 - Aug 31, 12
Sydney Shanghai up to 5,000 Bonus Points China Eastern Eastern Miles Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12
     
Hotel Bonuses for the Sydney area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Sydney area:

Accor
There are no bonus points offers for the Le Club program but there are various airline program partner offers. View those offers here.


Best Western

Earn a Free Night Voucher when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at participating Best Western hotels Worldwide. Maximum of 1 free night voucher per member. Voucher must be used by January 31, 13.
Bonus Offer: Use your Best Western Rewards MasterCard® to pay for each of your three (3) qualified
stays and receive 1,000 Best Western Rewards bonus points. Maximum one (1) Bonus reward per
Member during the Promotion Period.
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)
Jun 17 - Aug 19, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of U.S., Canada, Bahamas and US Virgin Islands only


1,750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
per stay at participating Best Western hotels Worldwide. Bonus can be earned on a maximum of 3 stays.. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Jun 17 - Aug 19, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of U.S., Canada, Bahamas and US Virgin Islands only


Carlson Hotels

10,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at Radisson Blu, Radisson, , Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza hotels in Asia Pacific. Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson or Radisson Blu Until Sep 30, 12

1,000 Bonus Gold Points for a booking a Radisson Business Class room in North and South America and the Asia Pacific region. Full Details.

Choice Hotels
Receive a $50 Gift Card (aka enough bonus points to take to you the 8,000 point redemption level)
after you complete two qualifying stays at Choice Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Aug 15, 12
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.S. and Canada only


Double Choice Privileges Points for every qualifying stay at Choice Hotels Worldwide. Full Details and Online Booking Until Aug 15, 12
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.K. and Europe (excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden) only


Hilton

Earn up to Triple HHonors Points when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Earn Triple points for stays on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights, Double points for stays on Monday through Thursday nights. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Jul 1 - Sep 30, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here


Save up to 40% on stays at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking unless otherwise indicated by local law. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival, except from 27 July through 30 August when only three (3) days are required in advance of arrival. Discounts vary and range from 15% - 40% off select rates Full Details and Online Booking Book by Jul 23 for stays until Sep 30, 12

Triple SkyMiles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Sep 30, 12

Double Miles&Smiles Miles when you book and stay at any participating DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel or resort worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Sep 30, 12

Triple HawaiianMiles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Sep 30, 12

Triple TrueBlue Points when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Sep 30, 12

Double Multiplus Points when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Sep 30, 12

Hyatt
2,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays on eligible rates at the Park Hyatt Sydney. Full details Until Aug 31, 12

There is also  an up to 5X bonus miles offer for all of Hyatt's airline program partners. View those offers here.

InterContinental Hotels Group

1,000 Bonus Priority Club Points or 200 Bonus Airline Miles per night at participating InterContinental® , Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and Holiday Inn Club Vacations® hotels worldwide.Priority Club will add another 250 Bonus Points if the customer books through an IHG brand website (including our co-branded page or the link below) Maximum bonus is 20,000 points ro 4,000 miles.
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) Jun 1 - Sep 3, 12


Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for stays at various IHG locations in Sydney. Full details and online booking   Until Jul 31, 12

Marriott

Marriott Summer Bonus: Earn a Free Night or Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Regisitration is now closed, however if you did register you can still book your stays at Marriott.com for this promotion. Until Aug 31, 12
Offer Variations
- Earn a free night after every second qualifying stay A maximum of three free nights can be earned and then used at Category 1-4 hotels.
- Stay 15 paid nights earn 20,000 bonus points, plus an additional 10,000 points after 20 paid nights, and another 10,000 points after 25 paid nights (up to 40,000 points)


Marriott MegaBonus: Triple Airline Miles
for all stays starting with your second stay at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Jul 1 - Aug 31, 12

Preferred Hotel Group
Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12

Starwood
SPG Nice Choice: Various Bonus Offers/Free Nights for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. SPG members picks the 'bonus' and the timeframe they want to have their stays count. Registration is now closed, however if you did register you can still book your stays online at SPG.com Register by Jun 30 for stays: May 1 - Jul 31, 12 or Jun 1 - Aug 31, 12 or Jul 1 - Sep 30, 12

Wyndham Rewards

 4x Wyndham Rewards Points or 4x Airline Miles starting with your 2nd stay after you regsiter (see link below) at participating hotels in the Wyndham Rewards program Worldwide that are booked online at wyndhamrewards.com, daysinn.com, ramada.com, wyndham.com, wingatehotels.com, hawthorn.com, super8.com, baymontinns.com, microtelinn.com, hojo.com, travelodge.com, or knightsinn.com. Offer is valid for up to 4 separate qualified stays. Until Sep 13, 12
Register Online (Registration is required)



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