Friday, January 27, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 26

A few more bonus offers as I finish off another day at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui

Delta SkyMiles
- Triple SkyMiles for stays at all Accor Hotels Worldwide. More...  Jan 30- Mar 31, 12

EVA Air Evergreen Club

- Double Evergreen Miles when renting a car from from the TravelJigsaw Taiwan and Malaysia promotion websites. More...  Until Feb 29, 12

Ritz-Carlton Rewards
- Receive a Free Night when you complete two separate stays at Ritz-Carlton Hotels Worldwide. More...   Register by Mar 1 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 15, 12

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 25

You may be wondering about the lack of new posts on the blog portion of FFB, no tweets on my twitter feed or posts on my Facebook page, well I am thoroughly enjoying the sun and sand in Maui with my family and am really trying to take a break from work. I may get a few new offers onto FFB here and there (like the two below) but don't expect too many updates until I am back in YYC a few days into February.

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12


Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you fly nonstop on Japan Airlines between Boston and Tokyo. More... Apr 22 - Jun 30, 12

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 20: Alaska Airlines

Today's Bonus Offer Highlight is a promotion from Alaska Airlines celebrating their new partnership with Emirates.


Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Double Mileage Plan Miles on qualifying paid flights Worldwide marketed and operated by Emirates. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Emirates.com. Mar 1 - May 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to Triple Aeroplan Miles when you rent for five or more weekdays or two or more weekend days at participating locations in Canada and the U.S. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at over 40 Delta hotels and resorts in Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you redeem 20,000 miles or more by February 29 for a stay at any Sheraton, Westin, Four Points, Le Méridien, Aloft or W Hotel in Canada. More...  Until Feb 29, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you fly Cathay Pacific round-trip between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.  More... Feb 1 - Apr 30, 12 Residents of the U.S. only
- Double Asia Miles when you fly Cathay Pacific round-trip between Vancouver or Toronto and Hong Kong. More... Feb 1 - May 31, 12 Residents of Canada Only

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 19: Virgin Australia

I am back at doing bonus offer updates after two stressful days of my wife being in the hospital with quite a scare but things are better now and I will slowly be getting back to adding more bonus offers. I got only a few bonus offers posted today and will add as much as I can before Monday as that is the day we're taking off to Maui and I don't think I will be doing too many updates while enjoying the sun and the sand for 10 days. As I mentioned I didn't add much today but the offer to look out for is this new status offer from Virgin Australia:

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
Double Velocity Points and Double Status Credits on every Business Class flight you take on Virgin Australia domestic and international short haul services. Full Details. Jan 26- Feb 29, 12
Restrictions
Short haul international routes mean all Virgin Australia flights, departing to/arriving from countries within South East Asia and the Pacific; or crossing the Tasman

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Avianca TACA LifeMiles

- Double LifeMiles for stays at any Best Western hotel in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and the United States. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Spanair SpanairStar
- Double SpanairStar Points for stays at Abba Hotels across Europe. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- Double SpanairStar Points for stays at the following Barcelo Hotels in Rome: Barceló Aran Mantegna, Barceló Aran Park or the Barceló Aran Blu. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 16: Air Berlin & Etihad

The first Bonus Offer Highlight of the week is shared between two airlines as they have launched a partnership and are offering bonus miles for flying on the other airlines' flights. The two airlines are Air Berlin and Etihad, and members of each respective airlines FFPs can take advantage of these offers (plus see Air Berlin's Double Miles for their Abu Dhabi flight below):

Air Berlin TopBonus and Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on all eligible Air Berlin flights. Register Online (Registration is required)  Until Feb 19, 12
- Double TopBonus Miles on all eligible Etihad Airways flights. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Feb 19, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Berlin Top Bonus

- Double TopBonus Miles on Air Berlin flights between Berlin and Abu Dhabi. More... Until Feb 19, 12

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers on all Avis rentals Worldwide. More... Until Feb 29, 12

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Tripoli. More... Jan 17 - Feb 17, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

MEA Middle East Airlines celebrates the 5,000th A320 with bonus Cedar Miles

MEA Middle East Airlines will be taking delivery of the 5,000th Airbus A320 family aircraft and to celebrate they are offering two separate bonus offers that can only be taken advantage of on January 20th.

The first bonus offer is 5,000 Bonus Cedar Miles to all Cedar Miles members who fly in Economy Class on January 20th and Double Cedar Miles to all member who fly in Business Class.

The second bonus offers goes out to people who are not members of the program. New members who join on January 20th will earn 5,000 bonus Cedar Miles for doing so.

For more details please visit MEA

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: January 9 - 15, 2012

Two weeks in and there is no shortage of new bonus offers except in the flight category! Surprisingly many airlines have yet to release new flight offers for 2012, the few we added this week were subject to regional restrictions or were from the not-so-big airline frequent flyer programs. Of all the offers we added to 30 airline, hotel and rail programs this past week here are our picks of the week:

Bonus Offer For Flying
United has renewed their Elite Status match program for 2012 which grants instant status for 90 days and a fast track to achieving full status:
United Mileage Plus: Elite Status Match that offers top-tier flyers of most other airlines a comparable status in the MileagePlus® program. It only offered for MileagePlus Premier® Silver, Premier® Gold or Premier® Platinum levels*. If you meet the criteria to participate in the Premier status match offer, your account will be upgraded for 90 days to Premier Silver, Premier Gold or Premier Platinum status. Full Details. Until Dec 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
Hilton has teamed up with numerous airlines to run bonus mileage offers alongside their Q1 points promo and of those we added last week this is our pick:
Delta SkyMiles: 2,012 Bonus SkyMiles when you book and complete a minimum two-night stay at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
We added three new systemwide offers in this category from Starwood, IHG and Carlson. The latter, Carlson Hotels, has the best offering with the least restrictions on their offer:
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson: Triple Gold Points for stays at participating Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza hotels worldwide. Full details Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required). Until Mar 16, 12

Bonus Offer for Driving
Another week with lots of new car rental offers with the following being the highlight especially for longer rentals:
Delta SkyMiles: Earn up to 2,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you rent any Hertz vehicle in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Europe. Earn 250 Bonus miles for rentals of 1 to 2 days, 500 for rentals of 3 to 4 days or 2,000 Bonus miles for rentals of 5 days or more. Full Details and Online Booking. Until Apr 30, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
To celebrate the anniversary of their EuroBonus program, Scandinavian Airlines has launched this sign up offer:
Scandinavian EuroBonus: 500 EuroBonus Points for joining the EuroBonus program. Full details. Until Apr 30, 12

Bonus Page Updates: Jan 9 - 15, 2012

Jan 13: Air Canada Aeroplan | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards | Garuda Frequent Flyer | Hilton HHonors | Starwood Preferred Guest | United Mileage Plus

Jan 12: Air New Zealand Airpoints | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Best Western Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | IHG Priority Club | Virgin America Elevate

Jan 11: Carlson Hotel Club Carlson | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Frontier Early Returns | Miles & More | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Scandinavian EuroBonus | US Airways Dividend Miles

Jan 10: Qantas Frequent Flyer | Thai Airways Royal Orchid | Voila Hotel Rewards

Jan 9: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Czech Airlines OK Plus | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | La Quinta Returns | Oman Air Sindbad

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 13: Emirates

The final bonus offer highlight of the week is for the majority of our readers in South America with this Emirates offer targetting flights out of Rio De Janeiro going to Dubai and beyond.

Emirates Skywards
Earn up to 42,500 Bonus Skywards Miles for Emirates flights between Rio De Janeiro and Dubai.
Total miles awarded as follows:
First Class At least 75,000
Business Class At least 50,000
Economy Class At least 25,000
Full Details. Until Feb 29, 12
* Restricitions
Residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela only.

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly on eligible scheduled non-stop Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz and Air Georgian between Toronto Pearson and Kingston, London (YXU), North Bay, Sarnia, Sault-Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins or Windsor or Ottawa and London. More... Until Apr 6, 12
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you purchase a 10-credit Latitude fare Rapidair Flight Pass. More... Until Mar 2, 12

Air France KLM Flying Blue
-  400 Bonus Flying Blue Miles every time you purchase personalized airport service at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. More... Ongoing

Continental OnePass
- Triple OnePass Miles when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- 750 Bonus SkyMiles per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Garuda Frequent Flyer
- Double GFF Miles for flights in Executive Class between Jakarta and Sydney or Denpasar and Melbourne. More...  Until Mar 31, 12
- Earn up to 50% GFF Miles for flights between · Ambon and Jakarta, Surabaya, or Makasar · Makasar and Surabaya, Denpasar, or Singapore · Hong Kong and Surabaya or Denpasar · Jakarta and Tokyo · Denpasar and Nagoya. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double GFF Miles for flights between Denpasar and Mataram. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Hilton HHonors
- 2,500 Bonus HHonors Points when you book an ANY WEEKEND, ANYWHERE SALE reservation using the form on the 24-Hour Bonus Event tab during the 24-Hour Bonus Event (12:00pm ET on January 17, 2012 to 11:59am ET on January 18, 2012. More...
- Fast Track to Gold Status complete four qualifying stays at Hilton Hotels Worldwide within 90-days of enrolling in this offer. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- SPG Rewarding Returns - During various times of the year SPG offers different bonuses to select members for their upcoming stays. More... Ongoing

United Mileage Plus
- Elite Status Match that offers top-tier flyers of most other airlines a comparable status in the MileagePlus® program. It only offered for MileagePlus Premier® Silver, Premier® Gold or Premier® Platinum levels*. If you meet the criteria to participate in the Premier status match offer, your account will be upgraded for 90 days to Premier Silver, Premier Gold or Premier Platinum status More... Until Dec 31, 12

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight January 12: Amtrak

I think this is the first time our bonus offer highlight is a non-airline or hotel program related offer. Today's highlight comes to us from Amtrak and their offer of earning free round trips after completing varying amounts of trips depending on the service.

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- One Free Round Trip when you take three roundtrips on Acela through February 29, 2012. Free roundtrip is good for travel from July 4 through August 30, 2012 . Full details and online registration
- One Free Round Trip when you take two roundtrips on the Northeast Regional through February 29, 2012. Free roundtrip is good for travel from July 4 through August 30, 2012 . Full details and online registration

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air New Zealand Airpoints
- Double Airpoints Dollars on qualifying rentals of 5days or more at participating Avis locations in New Zealand. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points on 1 stay during your BWR anniversary month. More... Ongoing

British Airways Executive Club
- 25% Bonus Avios when you purchase Avios points online. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you rent any Hertz vehicle in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Europe. More... Until Apr 30, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
-  Double Priority Club Points or Double Airline Miles for stays at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand. More... Until Feb 28, 12 & Jul 15 - Aug 31 & Nov 15 - Dec 28, 12

Virgin America Elevate
- Double Elevate Points on all qualifying rentals of 2 or more days at participating Avis or Budget locations in the U.S. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 11: Carlson Hotels

Carlson Hotels is the next major hotel chain to release their Q1 promotion and it is an amazing one. What I like about it is the fact it starts with your first stay (and that stay only has to be 1 night)  unlike IHG or SPG who require multiple stays or nights for their bonuses plus there is no 'excluded list' of hotels like SPG or Hilton. This is one program to watch with the all big promo's and benefits (like end of 2011's 50K offer) as they attempt to make their name known Worldwide

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
Triple Gold Points for stays at participating Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza hotels worldwide. Full details Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Mar 16, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
AirAsia Big

- 10x Biggies on all AirAsia Flights out of Kuala Lumpur. More...   Book by Jan 15 for travel until Mar 31, 12
- 20% Biggies on all AirAsia Flights when you book with add-ons. More... Book by Jan 13 for travel Jan 30 - Apr 26, 12

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points or Double Airline Miles on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Kuta Seaview Bali, BEST WESTERN Hotel Nagoya, BEST WESTERN Sandakan Hotel & Residence or the BEST WESTERN Oxford Suites Makati, Makati City. More... Until Mar 31, 12 
- Quadruple Rewards Points for stays of 3 or more nights at Best Western Winscott Inn & Suites Benbrook. More... Until May 1, 12

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Double Eastern Miles points for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Gloria Hotels in China. More... Until Mar 31, 12


Frontier EarlyReturns
- Triple EarlyReturns Miles on qualifying rentals at participating airports in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for all eligible stays at participating Tryp Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for all eligible stays at over 200 participating World hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Saudi Arabian Alfursan
- Double Alfursan Miles whenever you pay for your purchases using your Samba Alfursan Credit Card. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- 500 EuroBonus Points for joining the EuroBonus program. More... Until Apr 30, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 500 Bonus Dividend Miles s per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Priority Club changing points requirements for Reward Nights

I am little late to the game with this post if you follow some of the other frequent flyer blogs but I also wanted to wait for more details from my contacts at IHG. Some of those details I cannot release yet and have not been made aware of but they assured me that Priority Club has a strong focus on guest experience and will be implementing initiatives to ensure they continue to set the standard for loyalty programs. What I can cover is the same as what other blogs have covered to this point, the changes in the number of Priority Club points required to redeem for a free night reward stay. Essentially what has happened is that Priority Club has added additional reward point levels for all of their brands with all of the new levels being higher than existing ones save for tHoliday Inn/Holiday Inn Express where the addition is between the previous mid and high levels.

The reward night requirements are as follows:






Candlewood Suites
Old: 15,000
New: 15,000 or 20,000

Crowne Plaza
Old: 25,000
New: 25,000 or 35,000

Hotel Indigo
Old: 25,000
New: 25,000 or 35,000

Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express
Old: 10,000 or 15,000 or 25,000
New: 10,000 or 15,000 or 20,000 or 25,000.

InterContinental
Old: 30,000 or 40,000
New: 30,000 or 40,000 or 50,000.

Staybridge Suites
Old: 20,000
New: 20,000 or 25,000

Here are some more details on these changes that begin on January 18th:
- PCR members will need more points to redeem a Reward Night stay in roughly 25% of our IHG hotels around the world
- 20% of our hotels PCR members will actually need less points to claim a Reward Night
- 55% of IHG hotels, Reward Night values won’t change at all
- PCR members with existing bookings will be honored at the Reward Night rate that they were booked for
- PCR members have until 18th March to benefit from the old Reward Nights rates for new bookings too. All they need to do is call the PCR Service Centre and ask for the previous rate.

This is an unfortunate change as the 25% of hotels that are increasing will more than likely be the high end/much desired locations such as the IC Bora Bora, although we can only confirm this on the 18th when the new rates are loaded into IHG's system.

It can also be seen somewhat of a devaluation for those people who have gotten themselves a Priority Club Credit Card as these members will now be required to spend more on their cards if they want to redeem for those certain locations that are being increased.

Overall I believe the program still offers some value as they have their Point Breaks option where select hotels Worldwide can be booked for only 5,000 Priority Club points often including some of the high end InterContinental Hotels plus Priority Club doles out so many bonus offers for points that it is one of the easiest hotel programs to earn points in. It is not unheard of to earn 20,000 to 30,000 points for one hotel stay as long as that PCR member remembered to register for all the possible bonuses. To see a complete list of bonus offers please see FFB's Priority Club Bonus Point Opportunities.

For more details on PCR's Reward nights please visit this page

Feel free to add your two cents to these changes by commenting below

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 10: InterContinental Hotels Group

Although it is not open for registration yet we have IHG Priority Club's Q1 promo as today's highlight. I didn't want to release it yesterday or today because of this fact but since it is starting to make its way around in the Frequent Flyer blogosphere and forums I figured I should highlight it now.

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. REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) Jan 23 -  Apr 30, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue

- 1,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you register your Flying Blue # online. More... Until Jan 31, 12 Residents of Mauritius Only

Delta SkyMiles
- 2,012 Bonus SkyMiles when you book and complete a minimum two-night stay at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- 5,000 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points when you apply for and receive the with the Woolworths Qantas credit card.. More... Until Feb 15, 12 Australia Residents Only

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays of two consecutive nights or more at participating Dusit Hotels worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Triple Royal Orchid Miles for stayss at the Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam. More...  Feb 15- Apr 30, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays at the Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11, Naka Island Phuket, or the Le Meridien Koh Samui. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days starting with your second rental in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- 999 Royal Orchid miles when you rent an Economy car from Hertz for 2 or more days in Thailand. More... Until Mar 31, 12 

Voila Hotel Rewards
- Double Elite Qualification Credit for each stay or 3-Nights or More at all VOILÀ hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Mar 31, 12

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 9: Starwood

Starwood is the next large hotel chain to launch their first quarter promo after Hilton (the promo page for this SPG offer seems to have been on again off again since just before New Years but is now fully live). In other Q1 news for hotels: watch for IHG to come out with their promo in the next two weeks, Voila's new offer will be posted tomorrow and Wyndham has extended their offer from Feb 1 to to Mar 5


Starwood Preferred Guest
Earn up to Triple Starpoints for all stays at over 750 participating hotels and resorts in North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Bonuses as follows:
Double Starpoints on two-night stays
Triple Starpoints on stays of three nights or longer
Full Details Registration & Online Booking Register Mar 15 for stays until Apr 8, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

- Triple Mileage Plan Miles when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles when you rent any vehicle for one or more days in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Continental OnePass
- Double OnePass Miles on rentals at participating Hertz locations worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus OK Plus Miles for flights between Prague and Warsaw. More... Until Jan 31, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles at participating Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Oahu and Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at all other Outrigger Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 12
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays of 2 nights or more on the Winter Escapes Package The Peninsula Bangkok. More... Until Mar 31, 12

La Quinta Returns
- Double Returns Points on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Oman Air Sindbad
- Triple Sindbad Miles for every car rental of 2 days or more with Sixt rent-a-car Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: January 2 - 8, 2012

The first week of the New Year is always full of new bonus offers although surprisingly there weren't a ton of new flight offers but that was more than offset by many hotel, car rental and other offers. The next two weeks will be much of the same as I already have a large backlog of new offers to post. Be sure to check the website, blog and our social media feeds on a daily basis to see all the new offers.

Bonus Offer For Flying
As I mentioned above we didn't add too many new flight offers but Emirates did extend their huge bonuses for DFW and SEA flights making it my pick of the week again:
Emirates Skywards:  Earn up to 70,000 Bonus Skywards Miles with Miles Accelerator which enables you to earn more Skywards® Miles when you fly with Emirates, irrespective of the fare you pay or where you buy your ticket. Full Details. Jan 1 - 31, 12
Select January Offers
Route First Class Business Class Economy Class (Round Trip Values)
Dallas - Dubai 70,000 bonus Miles 49,000 bonus Miles 14,000 bonus Miles
Seattle - Dubai 70,000 bonus Miles 49,000 bonus Miles 14,000 bonus Miles
Abidjan - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 10,000 bonus Miles Not available
Bangkok - Dubai 8,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles Not available
Copenhagen - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles Not available
Dubai - Beijing 5,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles Not available
Frankfurt - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Houston - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Kuala Lumpur - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
Los Angeles - Dubai 14,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Manchester - Dubai 5,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Manila - Dubai Not available 6,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Osaka - Dubai 13,000 bonus Miles 9,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Prague - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Mile
Rio De Janeiro- Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles
Rome - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
San Francisco - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles Not available
Seoul - Dubai 9,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Toronto - Dubai 6,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Vienna - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles Not available

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
There were lots of new offers in this category including two from IHG and a couple of their partner airlines. I picked the Thai Airways offering for this week:
Thai Airways Royal Orchid: Double Royal Orchid Miles for stays at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn hotels in Japan, Southeast and South Asia. Full Details and Online Booking. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
This offer is only meant for residents in parts of Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa but you can find a 6 digit Visa Infinite number online to take advantage of it as well:
Hilton HHonors: Instant HHonors Gold Status and 40,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you register with a Visa Infinite card. Instant Gold Status comes with confirmation of the first 6 digits of your Visa Infinite card (if you don't have a Visa Infinite card try 442394) The 40,000 Bonus HHonors points is awarded after you complete four qualifying stays at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio by 31 May 2012 that are paid for with your Visa Infinite card. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking

Bonus Offer for Driving
I would have to say this past week saw the most new car rental offers that I have ever added in a 5 day span. Many of the offers were extensions of 2011 offers much like my pick of the week:
United Mileage Plus: 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when you rent a Mid-size car or larger vehicle from any Thrifty location Worldwide for three days or longer. Just use promo code UA31 when making your reservation at Thrifty.com 

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Free miles are always nice and the following offer popped up on Jet Airways Facebook page offering their members miles for signing up for the program, the link below will take you directly to the sign up page with the Facebook promo code already filled in
Jet Airways Jet Privilege: 2,000 Bonus JetPrivilege Miles when you join the JetPrivlege program via this link

Bonus Page Updates: January 2 - 8, 2012

Jan 6: Air France KLM Flying Blue | ANA All Nippon Mileage Club | Gulf Air Falconflyer | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | JetBlue TrueBlue | Stash Hotel Rewards

Jan 5: Best Western Rewards | Carlson Hotel Club Carlson | Emirates Skywards | Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles | IHG Priority Club | Miles & More | Shangri-La Gold Circle | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest | United Mileage Plus | US Airways Dividend Miles

Jan 4: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Hilton HHonors | Iberia Plus | La Quinta Returns

Jan 3: China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | China Eastern Eastern Miles | China Southern Sky Pearl | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Frontier Early Returns | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Thai Airways Royal Orchid | VIA Rail Preference | Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards

Jan 2: Aerosvit Meridian | Air Berlin Top Bonus | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Kingfisher King Club

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 6: Stash Hotel Rewards

After 4 straight days of adding tons of new bonus offers today was a little quieter, not because I ran out of offers to add, on the contrary I still have many more to add but it came down to finding the time to add them. Out of the new offers posted my choice for today's highlight comes from the independent boutique hotel program Stash:

Stash Hotel Rewards
3rd night free, plus 2,012 bonus Stash points at participating Stash Hotel Rewards hotels across the U.S.
Participating Hotels:
Menger Hotel San Antonio, TX
Overton Hotel and Conference Center Lubbock, TX
Williamsburg Hospitality House Williamsburg, VA
The Chase Park Plaza St. Louis, MO
Hotel Teatro Denver, CO
John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort Sparks (Reno), NV
Full details. Until Feb 29, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 500 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for stays on the Exclusive Shopping package at JW Marriott®, Renaissance®, Marriott® and Courtyard® Hotels across France. More... Until Mar 4, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays at the Radisson Edwardian Guildford. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles for every stay at select Taj Hotels Worldwide. More...   Until Mar 31, 12

ANA All Nippon Mileage Club
- Earn up to 7,870 Bonus Miles when you apply for and receive the ANA Card USA Visa card and then fly ANA on a Trans-Pacific flight from the U.S. More...  Until Apr 30, 12 U.S Residents Only
- 5,787 Bonus Miles when you apply for and receive the ANA Card USA Visa card with campaign code 787. More...  Until Apr 30, 12 US Residents Only

Gulf Air Frequent Flyer
- Double Falconflyer Miles for rentals at Budget locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. More...  Until Feb 29, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at The Peninsula New York. More... Until Mar 31, 12

JetBlue TrueBlue
- Triple TrueBlue Points on qualifying rentals of 1 day or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double TrueBlue Points when you rent a Budget vehicle for one or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double TrueBlue Points when you rent any Hertz vehicle for 1 or more days at participating airport and off- airport locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Stash Hotel Rewards
- 4x Stash Rewards Points for a first-time stay at The Viceroy Miami. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- 2,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Hotel Felix Chicago. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Dec 31, 12

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 5: Emirates

We're only a few days into 2012 and have already added dozens of new bonus offers. Today was no exception with a wide variety of promotions added but the stand out offer is this months Miles Accelerator offers from Emirates which sees the huge bonus offers for thier new DFW and SEA flights being extended.

Emirates Skywards
Earn up to 70,000 Bonus Skywards Miles with Miles Accelerator which enables you to earn more Skywards® Miles when you fly with Emirates, irrespective of the fare you pay or where you buy your ticket. Full Details
Select January Offers
Route First Class Business Class Economy Class (Round Trip Values)
Dallas - Dubai 70,000 bonus Miles 49,000 bonus Miles 14,000 bonus Miles (for flights in Feb)
Seattle - Dubai 70,000 bonus Miles 49,000 bonus Miles 14,000 bonus Miles (for flights in Mar)
Abidjan - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 10,000 bonus Miles Not available
Bangkok - Dubai 8,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles Not available
Copenhagen - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles Not available
Dubai - Beijing 5,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles Not available
Frankfurt - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Houston - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Kuala Lumpur - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
Los Angeles - Dubai 14,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Manchester - Dubai 5,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Manila - Dubai Not available 6,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Osaka - Dubai 13,000 bonus Miles 9,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Prague - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Mile
Rio De Janeiro- Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles
Rome - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
San Francisco - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles Not available
Seoul - Dubai 9,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Toronto - Dubai 6,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Vienna - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles Not available

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Le Rhenan - Dorlisheim. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Rewards Points (For BW Elite members only) on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Au Manoir Saint Germain De Pres - Paris, BEST WESTERN Left Bank-St. Germain - Paris or the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel L'Horset Opera - Paris. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Points and up to 30% off when you book the Hot Deals offer for stays of 2 or more nights at participating hotels iin the Asia Pacific region. More... Book by Feb 19 for stays until Dec 31, 12
- 9,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast. More... Until ?
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Youngstown West or the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Bel Air East at I-95 Riverside. More... Until ?

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
- 1,000 Bonus HawaiianMiles for stays of two or more nights at any of 15 Outrigger condos located in Hawaii. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double HawaiianMiles for stays at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. More... Until Jun 30, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Priority Club points for individual hotel stays across Asia Pacific. More... Until Jan 31, 12
- 5,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for stays at participating hotels in Denmark and Finland. More... Until Feb 28, 12
- Triple Priority Club Points on qualifying Avis  rentals of 2 days or more at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More... Until Jun 30, 12
- (Offer Extended) Quadruple Priority Club Points on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Miles & More
- (Offer Extended) Earn up to Silver Status and additional bonuses when you fly this year with Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines Group, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair or SWISS. . More... Until Dec 31, 12
* 5 flights entitle you to discounts of up to 20% from our car rental partner Europcar
* 10 flights entitle you to a reduction of 20 euros off the price of your next Lufthansa flight
* 15 flights entitle you to a mileage bargain - a flight of your choice within Europe for 2,000 miles
* 20 flights entitle you to a reduction of 50 euros off the price of your next Lufthansa flight * 25 flights entitle you to entry to a Lufthansa Business Lounge for one person and the benefit of a relaxed start to your next journey - something money can't buy
* After 30 flights you finally achieve the coveted Frequent Traveller status. 

- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles for stays at Best Western hotels in Germany and Luxembourg. More... Until Jun 30, 12
-  Double Miles & More Miles for Europcar rentals in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland or the UK. More... Until Aug 31, 12 (Except Spain until Jul 31, 12)

Nectar
- Double Nectar Points on hotels and packages for bookings made between 21 December 2011 and 15 February 2012, for travel between 21 December 2011 and 30 April 2012. More...

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays in a Superior Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Zhongshan. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Southwest Rapid Rewards
- Earn up to Triple Rapid Rewards Points at any participating Avis airport location in the United States. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Rapid Rewards Points on Alamo rentals of three consecutive days or longer in the United States. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 250 Bonus Starpoints every time you check in with Jiepang in one of more than 200 participating Starwood hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific. More... Until Jan 31, 12

United Mileage Plus
- Triple Mileage Plus Miles with no minimum rental on a compact or larger vehicle at participating Alamo locations in the United States and Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when you rent any car for 3 days or more at any participating Alamo location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- Triple Mileage Plus Miles when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12
-Triple Mileage Plus Miles when renting a Compact car or larger vehicle for two days or longer at participating Dollar locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- 500 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when you rent a compact through full-size car for 3 days, including one Saturday, at any participating National location in the United States. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when you rent a Mid-size car or larger vehicle from any Thrifty location Worldwide for three days or longer. More... Until Dec 31, 12 

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles when renting a Compact car or larger vehicle for two days or longer at participating Dollar locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 12

La Quinta extends Fast Track to Gold Status offer

La Quinta's fast track to Gold Status offer that was around for most of 2011 has been extended for all of 2012. The offer lets new La Quinta Returns members earn Gold Status within the program after completing only 2 stays within 60 days of enrollment. To enroll please click here.

La Quinta Gold Status offers the following and is normally awarded after 10 qualifying stays.
20% More points 
Free room upgrades
Express Check-In, and more.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 4: Hilton Hotels

Today's Bonus Offer Highlight comes to us via Gary Leff's View from the Wing Blog and features free status and a large bonus point offer from Hilton:

Hilton HHonors
Receive Instant HHonors Gold Status and 40,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you register with a Visa Infinite card. Instant Gold Status comes with confirmation of the first 6 digits of your Visa Infinite card (if you don't have a Visa Infinite card try 442394) The 40,000 Bonus HHonors points is awarded after you complete four qualifying stays at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio by 31 May 2012 that are paid for with your Visa Infinite card. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking

Other Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Earn up to 750 Bonus Mileage Plan miles on a qualifying rental at participating Avis airport locations in the United States and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you purchase AAdvantage miles online. More... Until Jan 31, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 1,000 Asia Miles when using Regus business centres Worldwide. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- 1,000 Asia Miles for every booking reached RMB2,000 or above made with HRS Online. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- 50% Bonus SkyMiles when you transfer SkyMiles to your friends or family. More... Until Jan 31, 12

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios Points for flights between Madrid and Athens, Stockholm and Lima. More... Register by Jan 10 for travel until Feb 29, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at the following Hace Hotel Villa de Jerez, Hotel Jerez & Spa, Duque de Nájera and Hotel Playa de la Luz. More... Feb 1 - 29, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at all Paradores Hotels. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- Triple Avios Points on all Europcar rentals in Spain. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- Double Avios Points on all Europcar rentals in Europe. More... Until Feb 29, 12

La Quinta Returns
- (Offer Extended) Gold Elite Status when you complete two paid nights at points-eligible rates, and each with check-in within 60 days from your enrollment date. More... Enroll by Dec 31,12
- 2,500 Returns Points on qualifying rentals of 3 days or more at participating Avis locations in the U.S. and Canada.  More... Until Jun 30, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Double Dividend Miles on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  More... Until Mar 31, 12

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 3: Thai Airways

A lot of new bonus offers added to the FFB sites today with my favorite being the following Thai Airways/IHG promo for stays in select locations in Asia

Thai Airways Royal Orchid
Double Royal Orchid Miles for stays at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn hotels in Japan, Southeast and South Asia. Full details and Online Booking. Until Mar 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles for weekend rentals of an economy through premium sized car at participating Alamo locations in the United States. More... Until Feb 4, 12

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Triple Dynasty Flyer Miles for new Ctrip members on their first hotel booking. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Dynasty Flyer Miles for existing Ctrip members after every 6 nights booked through Ctrip. More... Until Mar 31, 12

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Earn up to Triple Eastern Miles points on the "Bed and Breakfast" Package rate or delight rate at 9 Mandarin Oriental locations Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12 

China Southern Sky Pearl
- Double Sky Pearl Kilometers for stays at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn hotels in China. For Gold and Platinum Priority Club Rewards members, China Southern Airlines first and business class passengers, a complimentary room upgrade is also included. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles for round trip residential shared service  bookings with Super Shuttle. More... Until Mar 15, 12

EVA Air Evergreen Club
- Triple Evergreen Miles for qualified stays at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Taipei or Taichung. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Triple Evergreen Miles for new Ctrip members on their first hotel booking. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Evergreen Miles for existing Ctrip members after every 6 nights booked through Ctrip. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Evergreen Miles when renting a car from Avis for three days or more in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Frontier Early Returns
- Double Early Returns Miles for round trip residential shared service  bookings with Super Shuttle. More... Until Mar 15, 12

Saudi Arabian Alfursan
- Triple Alfursan Miles for stays at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. More... Until Feb 29, 12

United Mileage Plus
- Double Mileage Plus Miles for round trip residential shared service  bookings with Super Shuttle. More... Until Mar 15, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Double Dividend Miles for round trip residential shared service bookings with Super Shuttle. More... Until Mar 15, 12

VIA Rail Preference
- 40% Preference Points Discount on Preference Award tickets for travel onboard the Canadian, the Montréal - Gaspé, and the Ocean. More... Book by Mar 31, 12 for travel until Apr 30, 12
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Preference Points when you travel in Business Class within the Québec City - Windsor corridor. More...  Book by Jan 31 for travel until Feb 29, 12

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Velocity Points when you join Velocity Frequent Flyer and rent a car with Thrifty Australia or New Zealand.. More... Until Dec 31, 12 Residents of Australia and New Zealand only

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight Jan 2: Cathay Pacific

Welcome to the first Daily Bonus Offer Highlight for 2012! I added a good number of new bonuses today considering Monday is the busiest day for things non-bonus offer related and out of all the new offers added we feature this flight bonus for our readers in Hong Kong and Macau:

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Double Asia Miles for round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific in First or Business Class between Hong Kong and Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or Russia. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 12
* Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Only

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aerosvit Meridian
- 250 Bonus Meridian Miles when you register with Travelling Connect and roam on any of the Partner Networks. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Air Berlin Top Bonus
- Triple TopBonus Miles on all Hertz rentals of 3+ days Worldwide. More... Until Jan 15, 12

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles on all weekend stays that include a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at all participating Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis and all seasons properties in Europe. More... Until Feb 29, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles for all stays at all Best Western Hotels in Greece and Switzerland. More... Until Jan 31, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles when you stay of a minimum of two consecutive nights at any participating Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- 2,000 Bonus JetPrivilege Miles when you join the JetPrivlege program. More... Until ?

Kingfisher King Club
- Double King Miles for stays at Royal Orchid Hotels in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mysore, Navi Mumbai and Pune. More... Until Jan 31, 12

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 19 - 31, 2011

Here are my picks from the bonus offers I added during the last two weeks of December:
 
Bonus Offer For Flying
Southwest Airlines was the first airline to match American's double EQM offer with this offer of their own:

Southwest Rapid Rewards: Double Tier Qualifying Points on every Southwest flight systemwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Jan 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

There weren't too many stand out offers added into this category but I chose this offer as we don't see this hotel chain featured very often:
Miles & More:
Double Miles & More Miles on all qualifying stays at any Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts in Europe. Must be booked online at Movenpick Hotels. Until Feb 29, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Two more hotel chains came out with their 1st Quarter promos and I gave the nod to Hilton over Marriott's Megabonus:

Hilton HHonors:
1,000 Bonus HHonors Points per night + 5,000 Bonus HHonors Points (Weekends) for stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Earn 1,000 bonus points for every eligible night plus an additional 5,000 bonus points for stays of 2 or more nights on Weekends (Thu-Sun). Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. Jan 1 - Mar 31, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here

Bonus Offer For Driving
Only two new car rental offers were posted and this United/Avis offer is an extension of one we have seen for most of 2011:
United Mileage Plus: 750 Bonus Miles and save up to 25% on your next rental of 3 or more days at participating airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Mention coupon # MUAA041 Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # K019300 and your Mileage Plus number to receive your Bonus Miles when you book online at Avis.com. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

This category only saw three new offers, two of which were for regional subscriptions to The Economist and this sign up offer from EgyptAir:
EgyptAir Plus: 3,000 Bonus Miles when you join the EgyptAir Plus program. Full Details. Until Jan 15, 12

Bonus Page Updates: December 19 - 31, 2011

Dec 28: Hilton HHonors

Dec 23:  Accor A|Club | Aerosvit Meridian | British Airways Executive Club | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Emirates Skywards | TAP Portugal Victoria

Dec 22: Air Canada Aeroplan | EgyptAir Plus Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Southwest Rapid Rewards | United Mileage Plus

Dec 21: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan |Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Hyatt Gold Passport | Miles & More | Scandinavian Eurobonus | Turkish Miles & Smiles

Dec 20: Air Berlin Top Bonus | American AAdvantage | Marriott Rewards |

Dec 19: Avianca TACA LifeMiles | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Delta SkyMiles | Frontier Early Returns | Kingfisher King Club