Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 29: China Eastern

China Eastern has launched a bunch of route bonuses for International flights out of Shanghai. I highlight the ones that run until April 30 but you can look below for Moscow and Paris which end in March.


China Eastern Eastern Miles
Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Eastern Miles points between Shanghai and Hawaii, Los Angeles, Melbourne or Sydney. Register Online (Registration is required). Until Apr 30, 12
Fare Class / Bonus
F/P/C/J/Z/O/W extra 4000 points
Y/K/B/E/H extra 3500 points
L/M/N/R/S/V extra 3000 points


Other Bonus Offers added today:
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Double Dynasty Flyer Miles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia (Guam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei) More... Until Jun 30, 12

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Eastern Miles points between Shanghai and Moscow. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Eastern Miles points between Shanghai and Paris. More... Until Mar 15, 12

Emirates Skywards
- Earn up to Triple Skywards Miles and a 15% discount for stays at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. More... Until May 31, 12

Gulf Air Frequent Flyer
- Triple Falconflyer Miles for rentals of 5 days or more at participating Hertz locations Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 40,000 Priority Club points with your first purchase on the Priority Club Rewards Black Visa Credit Card within 90 days of account opening. More... UK Residents Only

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- 20,000 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points when you apply for and receive the HSBC Platinum credit card. Points awarded on your first eligible purchase made within 3 months.  More... Until Mar 31, 12 Australia Residents Only

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles when you Rent a car for 5 days or more in Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Salvador de Bahia, San Jose, Liberia, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Samana, Cancun, Guaymas, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Panama City, Lima, San Juan, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Dividend Miles when you rent any vehicle for one or more days in Florida.  More... Until Mar 31, 12

Updated United Mileage Plus Explorer Card

Chase Bank USA, NA With the amalgamation of Continental into United being completed over the next few days, United and Continental both pulled their credit cards off for a day or so to prepare for the updated version of the United Mileage Plus Explorer Card. Today I received notice from Chase on the updated card and it doesn't really look like anything has changed.

The updated card features the following:
  • Earn up to 40,000 bonus miles & first year free, a $95 value* (25k after first use, 5k after auth user and first use, 10k after $25k in spend)
  • First checked bag is free for you and a companion when you fly United flights, up to a $50 value
  • Board your flight before general boarding with priority boarding privileges
  • Visit the United Club with two complimentary day passes every year, up to a $100 value
  • Earn 2 miles for each $1 spent on airline tickets purchased from United and 1 mile per $1 for everything else
  • Your miles don't expire and there is no limit to the number of miles you can earn
 Apply Now: United MileagePlus Explorer


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Club Carlson: Earn a free reward night after one 3-Day Avis Rental

This is a repeat of an offer we saw back in September 2011. The offer awards 8,250 Bonus Gold Points over and above the 750 base points for a 3 Day Avis Rental for a total of 9,000 points. That 9,000 points is enough for a free reward night at select Carlson Hotel properties worldwide. Here is the offer as pulled from our Club Carlson Bonus Opportunities page:

Earn 8,250 Bonus Gold Points on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Provide coupon # MUHA015, AWD # G639300 and your Club Carlson number when making your reservation at Avis.com Until Apr 30, 12

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 27: Miles & More

Today we see some killer car rental offers added to FFB, in particular the return of Club Carlson's 9,000 Gold Point offer (8,250 Bonus + 750 base points) for Avis rentals but since the highlight does not technically have to be the best offer, I wanted to look at one that comes to us from a lesser known hotel chain (well at least to many in North America) with a nice mileage offer for Miles & More members.

Miles & More
Quadruple Miles & More Miles on all qualifying stays at any Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Full Details and online booking. Mar 1 - May 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Berlin Top Bonus
- Triple Top Bonus Miles for all Europcar rentals made at any Air Berlin airport destinations Worldwide. More... Until Apr 14, 12
- Quadruple Top Bonus Miles for all Hertz rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Earn 8,250 Bonus Gold Points on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Earn 1,500 Gold Points Per Rental day at participating National locations in the US and Canada. More... Until Jun 15, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort – Baie Lazare. More... Until May 31, 12

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: February 20 - 26, 2012

Despite being a shorter week I was able to add bonus offers to more programs then the week before. I'm guessing I added at least 75 new offers to 28 different programs and these are my picks of the week:

Bonus Offer For Flying:
There really wasn't a stand out offer from all the flight bonuses added but I thought I would give the pick of the week to another airline that is targetting London and the upcoming Olympic Games.
China Southern Sky Pearl Club: DEarn up to 6,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou and London Earn 6,000 Bonus KMs in First or Business class (fare F/P/C/D) or 3,000 in Economy (W/Z/Y/T/K). Register Online (Registration is required) Jun - 6 - Aug 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
This weeks pick goes to the offer that provides the most worldwide coverage with the most miles:
Air Canada Aeroplan: Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at all Accor Hotels Worldwide. Book online at Accor Hotels. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)
Despite being an offer for higher end rooms, some people are finding that rates for this SPG offer don't cost more than those that don't offer bonus points.
Starwood Preferred Guest: 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for every Sheraton Club Floor stay Worldwide paid for with an American Express card. Full Details & Online Booking Until May 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Driving
The biggest bonus with decent coverage around the globe takes this weeks top car rental pick.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer: Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles on every Avis car rental of 3 or more days in Singapore, Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Full Details. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Other Activities:
This bonus offer had its very own post this week but we revisit it as it is the best out of three we added:
Kingfisher King Club: Earn up to 30% Bonus King Miles when you convert partner points to King Club miles. Full Details  Until Mar 31, 12
Convert your loyalty points equivalent to 1,000 to 4,999 King Miles in one shot & earn 20% bonus King Miles
Convert points equivalent to 5,000 to 9,999 King Miles in one shot and earn 25% bonus King Miles and 1 upgrade voucher
Convert points equivalent to 10,000 King Miles in one shot (and then onwards in multiples of 10K) and earn 30% bonus King Miles + 2 upgrade vouchers + 1 One-way Kingfisher Class/Red domestic ticket (base fare) free
Credit Card Partners:
American Express Membership Rewards Programme
Axis Bank Pluspoints
Citibank Reward points
Dubai Citi Miles
ICICI Bank Reward Points
HDFC Bank Reward Points
HSBC Reward Points
SBI Power Points
Standard Chartered Bank Reward Points
Tata Cards Empower Points
RBS Credit Card Miles

Other Partners:
PAYBACK
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints
Hilton Hhonor Points
TC WelcomAward Stars
The Park (PATP) Points
VOILA Points
Marriott Rewards Points
MyCard

Bonus Page Updates: February 20 - 26, 2012

Feb 24: Accor A|Club | Starwood Preferred Guest

Feb 23: Air Baltic BalticMiles | Air Canada Aeroplan | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Best Western Rewards | Czech Airlines OK Plus | Jet Airways Jet Privilege | Olympic Air Travelair Club | Ukraine International Panorama Club

Feb 22: China Southern Sky Pearl | Etihad Guest | Hilton HHonors | Kingfisher King Club | Millennium & Copthorne Loyalty Club | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle | South African Airways Voyager

Feb 21: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Emirates Skywards | IHG Priority Club | Marriott Rewards | Miles & More | SATA Imagine | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | WestJet Frequent Guest

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 24: Starwood

A quiet day for new bonus updates to round out this short week. I still have lots of offers backlogged but should be caught up by the end of next week. For today, the top offer comes to us from Starwood for those who are willing to upgrade their stays to a Club Floor room:

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for every Sheraton Club Floor stay Worldwide paid for with an American Express card. Full Details & Online Booking. Until May 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Accor A|Club
- Triple A|Club Points for stays on the "Magnifique Romance” at participating Sofitel locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Quadruple A|Club Points for stays at the MGallery Hotels in Italy. More...Until Mar 31, 12
- Double A|Club Points when you stay 4 consecutive nights on the 'Special Offer' and pay for only 3, at participating Accor Hotels in Australia. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 23: Alaska Airlines

There were no huge stand out offers today, so my pick goes to a new route that should do well and of course has launch bonus as we always see when Alaska Airlines launches a new route:

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Double Mileage Plan Miles for nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines between Seattle and Philadelphia. Register Online (Registration is required) Jun 11 - Aug 6, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Baltic BalticMiles
- 100 BalticMiles Points for each friend you refer to the BalticMiles program via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or any other way. Points are awarded after your referral's first transaction. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at all Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles for nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines between Seattle and Ft. Lauderdale. More... Jul 11 - Sep 11, 12
- Double Mileage Plan Miles for nonstop flights on Alaska Airlines between Portland and Las Vegas. More... Until Apr 10, 12

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the Best Western Plus Le Colisee Hotel & Spa - Saint-Herblain. More... Until May 31, 12

Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Earn up to Triple OK Plus Miles for all Sixt Car rentals Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays at participating Fortune Hotels in India. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays at participating Pan Pacific or Parkroyal hotel properties Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 12
- Double JetPrivilege Miles on the "Bed and Breakfast" Package rate or delight rate at 9 Mandarin Oriental locations Worldwide.  More... Until Apr 30, 12

Olympic Air Travelair Club
- Triple Travelair Miles for every 3+ day rental with Avis in Greece, Europe, the Middle East & Africa.  More... Until Apr 30, 12

Ukraine International Panorama Club
- Receive a Free Return Reward Tickets between Kiev and Kharkov when you complete 6 one-way flights on the Kiev – Kharkov route.  More... Until Apr 15, 12

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 22: Hilton

For the third year in a row we see Hilton Hawaii run their Mahalo +Double  Miles promotion for stays at all Hilton Family locations in Hawaii. It offers Bonus HHonors points, Double Miles and a Spa Style bathrobe for stays of 4 or more nights.

Hilton HHonors
10,000 Bonus HHonors Points and Double Airline Miles for stays at the
Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Doubletree® Alana Hotel - Waikiki
Embassy Suites®_Waikiki Beach .
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club®
To book click on the hotel above or request Plan Code H9 (Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations Club) or HH9 (Doubletree and Embassy Suites) at Hilton.com. Requires a minimum of four consecutive nights stay. Until Dec 20, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
China Southern Sky Pearl
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou and London. More... Jun 6 - Aug 31, 12
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou and Los Angeles or Vancouver. More... Until Jun 30, 12
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly on dozens of China Southern routes within China, or from China to Japan, Korea or Taiwan. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Etihad Guest
- Triple Guest Miles for stays at any Rotana property Worldwide. More... Until Apr 15, 12

Kingfisher King Club
- Earn up to 30% Bonus King Miles when you convert partner points to King Club miles. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Millennium & Copthorne Loyalty Club
- Double Loyalty Points for qualified stays at participating Millennium & Copthorne hotels in Europe. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Saudi Arabian Alfursan
- Earn up to 5,000 Alfursan Miles for all Avis rentals made and completed in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Alfursan Miles for all Budget rentals in Europe, Middle East & Africa. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian. More...   Until Mar 31,12
- Double GC Award Points for stays of two consecutive nights in a Traders Club rooms at Traders Hotel, Penang. More... Until Apr 30, 12

South African Airway Voyager
- Double Voyager Miles for flights between Johannesburg and Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Kingfisher Transfer Bonus returns, this time it goes up to 30%

We saw this offer back in the fall of 2011 and it has returned once again, except this time the return is even higher. Previously the offer was a flat 20% bonus on transfers into King Club, this time it is a sliding scale up to 30%. Once again I only looked at Starwood as a partner since they have great transfer ratios to airlines (Starpoints to King Miles is 1:1) and they offer 5,000 bonus miles when you transfer 20,000 points at a time, so with this promo King Club members can get 32,500 miles for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred. What can 32,500 King Miles get you? Just as an example it is enough miles for a one way economy class ticket on their partner airlines (like British Airways or Delta) for flights with a 4,001 - 6,000 mile range. What can be even more enticing is that if you can complete a single transfer that nets 10,000 King Miles you will also receive 2 upgrade vouchers + 1 One-way Kingfisher Class/Red domestic ticket (base fare) free. Full details can be found here

Please note: Kingfisher is the midst of some financial difficulties and while they are still flying I want to  so be warn you before you transfer points. If you do, your safest bet may be to transfer and redeem for a ticket on a partner airline as soon as possible and not on Kingfisher

From our King Club page
Earn up to 30% Bonus King Miles when you convert partner points to King Club miles.
Convert your loyalty points equivalent to 1,000 to 4,999 King Miles in one shot & earn 20% bonus King Miles
Convert points equivalent to 5,000 to 9,999 King Miles in one shot and earn 25% bonus King Miles and 1 upgrade voucher
Convert points equivalent to 10,000 King Miles in one shot (and then onwards in multiples of 10K) and earn 30% bonus King Miles + 2 upgrade vouchers + 1 One-way Kingfisher Class/Red domestic ticket (base fare) free

Credit Card Partners:
American Express Membership Rewards Programme
Axis Bank Pluspoints
Citibank Reward points
Dubai Citi Miles
ICICI Bank Reward Points
HDFC Bank Reward Points
HSBC Reward Points
SBI Power Points
Standard Chartered Bank Reward Points
Tata Cards Empower Points
RBS Credit Card Miles

Other Partners:
PAYBACK
Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints
Hilton Hhonor Points
TC WelcomAward Stars
The Park (PATP) Points
VOILA Points
Marriott Rewards Points
MyCard

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 21: Marriott

It is quite rare for me to highlight a hotel bonus for a single hotel property but the following offer from Marriott is pretty decent if you are going to be staying in the twin cities. This is one of those rates that costs more then the AAA or Advanced Booking rate but in this case it is only $10  more for the 5,000 points. To put this into perspective, if you wanted to buy 5,000 points from Marriott it would cost you $62.50 and if you stay for 5 nights to max out the bonus of 25,000 points, you have spent an extra $50 to get you a Category 5 Free Night Award. Not a bad deal I must say.

Marriott Rewards
5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night (up to a maximum of 25,000 per stay) when you stay any night Sunday - Thursday at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Full Details and Online Booking. Until May 14, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for every round-trip Economy Class flight you take on Cathay Pacific between Hong Kong and London. More... Mar 1 - May 31, 12 Residents of Hong Kong and Macau Only
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you rent a car at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. More... Until May 31, 12
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Asia miles (and more) for stays at participating Regal Hotels in China. More... Until Jul 31, 12

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Double Eastern Miles points for stays at the Regalia Hotel Qinhuai, Regalia Hotel Ligongdi, Shanghai Changning Regalia Apartment Hotel, or the Regalia Hotel Tangshan. More... Mar 1 - Jun 30, 12

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for rentals of two days or more in Prague and at any other Sixt station in the Czech Republic. More... Until Mar 31, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 2,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for stays on the Your Suite Escape in Las Vegas pacakge at The Venetian Las Vegas or The Palazzo Las Vegas. More... Book by Mar 29 for stays until Mar 31, 12

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites San Diego Old Town. More...Until Mar 31, 12

Miles and More
- Up to 30,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles and a 30% discount on First Class transatlantic Private Jet flights. More... Book by Apr 30 for travel until Oct 31, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at all Accor Hotels worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at all Mandarin Oriental Hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at all Vivanta by Taj properties worldwide. More...  Until Apr 30, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Miles + up to Triple Miles & More Miles for using Beeline while in Russia. More... Until Mar 31, 12

SATA Imagine
- 200 Imagine Miles each time you make a flight booking online at Sata.pt. More... Ongoing

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for stays at at any of the 17 Rica Hotels in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or in Tromsø. More... Until Mar 20, 12

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles on every Avis car rental of 3 or more days in Singapore, Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- 500 Bonus KrisFlyer miles for all qualifying stays at participating Leading Hotels of the World hotels worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

WestJet Frequent Guest
- Double WestJet Dollars on all flights between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: February 13 - 19, 2012

This past week was filled primarily with a lot of new flight bonus offers from airlines around the world along with a nice amount of hotel, car rental and other offers. Of the 60+ offers added to 26 different loyalty programs here are my picks of the week:

Bonus Offer For Flying:
With such a large selection of new bonus offers for flights added it made it hard to pick an offer but with little restrictions and global availability the following offer Emirates offer is my top pick
Emirates Skywards: Double Skywards Miles when you book a First or Business Class flight between 16 and 29 February 2012 for any Emirates flight Worldwide for travel in the month of May. If you purchase your ticket through emirates.com you will receive an additional bonus of 1,000 Miles in each direction or a total of 2,000 Miles for your round trip. Register Online (Registration is required) Book by Feb 29, 12 for travel May 1 - 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
Despite a great offer from Air Berlin and Scandic Hotels the following United/New Otani offer is my top pick of the week:
United Mileage Plus: 10,000 Mileage Plus Miles for stays of 4+ nights at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo in a "Main" Deluxe Room. Full Details. Until May 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)
Although it is marked as a targeted offer the latest return guest bonus from IHG should be available to good proportion of my readers.
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: 3,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for your next stay Worldwide. Stay must be made within 90 days of registering. Register Online with code 1228. Until ?

Bonus Offer For Driving
Slim pickings this week for new car offers with generally most being offer extensions and repeats of previous offers. I give it to Marriott/Hertz for generally having the least restrictions
Marriott Rewards: Double Rewards Points when you rent any vehicle for two or more days in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe. Full details. Until Jun 30, 12


Bonus Offer For Other Activities:
Another category where there wasn't much to choose from but the return of one of Canada's largest Credit Card sign up offers made the pick easy:
Air Canada Aeroplan: 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles 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. Apply online. Until Mar 16, 12
* Canadian Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: February 13 - 19, 2012

Feb 17: Aerolineas Argentinas | Air Berlin TopBonus | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards

Feb 16: China Eastern Eastern Miles | Frontier Early Returns | Marriott Rewards | Spirit Free Spirit | WestJet Frequent Guest

Feb 15: Air China Phoenix Miles | Alitalia MilleMiglia | American AAdvantage | BMI Diamond Club | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | IHG Priority Club | United Mileage Plus

Feb 14: Air Canada Aeroplan | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Jumeirah Hotels Sirius | Preferred Hotels Group I Prefer | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Turkish Miles&Smiles

Feb 13: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Etihad Guest | Jet Airways Jet Privilege | Scandinavian EuroBonus

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 19

A little late posting this but here are the bonuses that were to FFB on Friday February 19th.

Aerolineas Argentinas
- 25 Bonus Plus Points for joining the Aerolineas Argentinas Plus program. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Air Berlin Top Bonus
- Quadruple Top Bonus Miles for stays at all Scandic Hotels in Europe. More... Until Mar 14, 12 

Delta SkyMiles
- 75% Bonus SkyMiles for Delta flights between Apr 1 and Jun 30 when you purchase at least eight (8) qualifying Delta or Delta Connection®-marketed and -operated flight segments by March 31, 2012. More... Targeted offer - May Not Work for everyone

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles when you book a First or Business Class flight between 16 and 29 February 2012 for any Emirates flight Worldwide for travel in the month of May. More...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Emirates: 2x Skywards Miles for all 1st/Business Class flights in May

There is a relatively short booking window for this promo but if you are planning any premium class EK flights in May now is the time to book them so that you can earn double Skywards Miles (well at least after you register for this offer)

Double Skywards Miles when you book a First or Business Class flight between 16 and 29 February 2012 for any Emirates flight Worldwide for travel in the month of May. Plus if you purchase your ticket through emirates.com you will receive an additional bonus of 1,000 Miles in each direction or a total of 2,000 Miles for your round trip. Register Online (Registration is required)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 16: WestJet

Now that WestJet's frequent guest program is approaching its second birthday we are slowly seeing it evolve into the promotion aspect we see from most other FFPs. Late in 2011 they upped the bonus for their credit cards and now they have introduced a first flight bonus. The beauty of this promotion, is that the $50 earned after your first flight can be applied right away to your next flight as WestJet does not have 'redemption levels' rather the WestJet dollars earned are redeemed at face value as a discount towards WestJet purchases.

WestJet Frequent Guest
- $50 Bonus WestJet dollars when you join the WestJet Frequent Guest Program and complete your first WestJet flight. Full Details. Until Mar 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Double Eastern Miles points for stays at all Marco Polo hotels Worldwide. More...  Mar 21 - May 31, 12
- Double Eastern Miles points for stays at any participating Meritus Hotels and Resorts in China, Singapore and Malaysia. More...  Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Eastern Miles points for stays at Regal hotels in China. More...  Until Apr30, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles for stays at Park Plaza Hotels in London. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Frontier Early Returns
- Double EarlyReturns Miles on rentals of 5 or more days, on any vehicle, at a participating airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More...  Until Dec 31, 12
- Double EarlyReturns Miles on a weekend rental, on any vehicle, at a participating airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More...  Until Dec 31, 12
- Triple EarlyReturns Miles when you rent any vehicle for one or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Fairfield Inn & Suites El Paso or the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lafayette South. More... Until Mar 27, 12

Spirit Airlines Free Spirit
- 10,000 Bonus Free Spirit Miles when you fly Spirit Airlines to/from Phoenix/Mesa. More... Until Apr 30, 12

WestJet Frequent Guest
- Free Round Trip Flight to New York La Guardia when you complete 3 round trips between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 15: Air China

We added great new flight bonus offers to both Air China and BMI today and it made it tough to pick one. In the end the highlight went to Air China since the offer covers more fare classes than the BMI offer (although they are two totally different offers to try to compare!)

Air China Phoenix Miles
Earn up to 9,900 Bonus Phoenix Miles Kilometers for Air China flights between Beijing or Shanghai and Paris. Register Online (Registration is required). Mar 1 - Jun 25, 12
Bonuses as follows:
First Class(F A P) 9900 KM
Business Class(C D Z J) 8900 KM
Economy Class(Y B M H K L) 3900 KM

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alitalia MilleMiglia
- 30% Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you buy miles or gift them to friends or family members. More... Until Mar 23, 12

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 3,000 AAdvantage Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Hotel New Otani Makuhari, Hotel New Otani Osaka, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu or the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 12

BMI Diamond Club
- Quadruple Destination Miles when you book and fly Economy Flexible flights between Belfast, Edinburgh or Aberdeen and London Heathrow. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 3,000 SkyMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Hotel New Otani Makuhari, Hotel New Otani Osaka, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu or the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 12 

Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
- 250 Bonus Coast Rewards Points when you book a Ski Getaway Package at the Coast Sundance Lodge. More... Until Apr 8, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 3,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for your next stay Worldwide. Stay must be made within 90 days of registering. More... Targetted Offer May not work for everyone

United Mileage Plus
- 10,000 Mileage Plus Miles for stays of 4+ nights at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo in a "Main" Deluxe Room. More... Until May 31, 12
- Earn up to 3,000 Mileage Plus Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Hotel New Otani Makuhari, Hotel New Otani Osaka, The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, Honolulu or the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong, Beijing. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 14: Preferred Hotel Group

Today's highlight for Preferred Hotels Group has been seen for the past couple of years and continues on for all of 2012:

Preferred Hotels Group I Prefer
Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12
Participating Airlines
Air France KLM
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
ANA All Nippon
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Gol
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Kingfisher
Korean Air
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Singapore Airlines
United
Virgin Atlantic

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you apply for the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card. More... Until Mar 16, 12 Canadian Residents Only

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Triple Guest Rewards Points for stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles when you stay at any Taj property in the US, Maldives, South Africa or Australia. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Skywards Miles for stays at the Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana - Abu Dhabi or the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana - Dubai. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Skywards Miles for stay of 4 nights or more at the Jumeriah Vittaveli, Maldives. More... Book by Mar 31, 12 for stays until Apr 30, 12

Frontier Early Returns
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Knoxville and Orlando. More... Mar 1 - Apr 30, 12

Jumeirah Sirius
- Double Sirius Points and your third night free when you book two nights at either the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London or the Jumeirah Carlton Tower London. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Mansfield. More... Until Mar 27, 12
- Double Rewards Points when you rent any vehicle from Hertz for two or more days in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Baku or Tbilisi and Doha. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles on Europcar rentals of an Intermediate to Standard size car in Turkey, Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. More... Book by Mar 31 12 for rentals until Apr 30, 12 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 13: Etihad Airways

Today's highlight is a recurring offer from Etihad that has won accolades within the FFP industry for being an offer that provides a great ROI for a loyalty promotion. The promotion is technically targetted to select members (I received the email last week) however there is no registration required and in the past this offer was for Guest members who had not flown with the airline in the past 12 months. So for those of you flying in a premium class on Etihad you may end up with a nice bonus in your Guest account.

Etihad Guest
Earn up to Triple Guest Miles on nearly all Etihad Airways flights Worldwide. Earn double Etihad Guest Miles on flying Pearl Business Class and triple Etihad Guest Miles on flying Diamond First Class. Full Details or go straight to booking online at Etihad Airways. Book by Mar 10 for travel until Mar 11, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Berlin TopBonus
- TopBonus Status Match for those who held status with Malev Duna Club. Air Berlin will status match the equivelant level in their Top Bonus program for four months. More... Until May 31, 12

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles for nonstop flights between Dallas/Ft. Worth or Garden City, KS. More...  Apr 3 - Jun 30, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles on your first three round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific First or Business Class between Amsterdam and Hong Kong. More...  Until Jun 30, 12 Residents of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg Only
- Double Asia Miles on your first three round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific First or Business Class between Paris and Hong Kong. More... Until Jun 30, 12 Residents of France Only
- Double Asia Miles on your first three round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific First or Business Class between Frankfurt and Hong Kong. More... Until Jun 30, 12 Residents of Germany Only
- Double Asia Miles on your first three round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific First or Business Class between Rome or Milan and Hong Kong. More... Until Jun 30, 12 Residents of Italy Only
-Double Asia Miles when you fly Cathay Pacific or Dragonair round-trip between Johannesburg and Beijing, Shanghai or Seoul . More... Until Mar 31, 12 Residents of South Africa Only
- Earn up to Triple Asia miles for stays at participating Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Emirates Skywards
- 1,000 Bonus Skywards Miles when renting any car type for seven consecutive days or more in the United Arab Emirates. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Earn up to Triple JetPrivilege Miles for Hertz rentals at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More...   Until Mar 31, 12

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for stays at all Scandic Hotels in Scandinavia. More... Feb 13 - 26, 12

Air Berlin Top Bonus Status Match for Duna Club members

As you may or may not know, Malev Hungarian Airlines kicked the bucket last week and this of course does not go unnoticed in the airline industry. Trying to capitalize on the demise of the Hungarian carrier, Air Berlin is offering those who held status with Malev Duna Club a status match in their Top Bonus program for four months. Why is this important? Air Berlin officially joins OneWorld as of March 20th so the elite benefits from the Top Bonus program can be enjoyed across the OneWorld network. The next thing you may say is I am not a status holder in Malev's Duna Club, well if you are not then this is of no use to you but many of you should be since we broke the Duna Club status match in 2010 (and continued in 2011) which gave status in Malev's program.
See:
http://blog.frequentflyerbonuses.com/2010/02/malev-duna-club-latest-airline-to-jump.html
http://blog.frequentflyerbonuses.com/2010/05/malev-duna-club-status-match-modified.html

So those of who did manage to take advantage of the Duna Club status match should take advantage of this promotion as well.  You have until May 31 to apply for the status match.

For more details and to apply please visit AirBerlin.com

(thanks to our Facebook follower Balazs Gyemant for the tip!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: February 5 - 12, 2012

First full week back at the bonus offer gig and I managed to add quite a few new offers (with many more to go!) to 31 airline and hotel programs from around the globe. These are my picks of the 60 or so new bonuses that were added:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Despite excellent new offers from Air Canada and Southwest this past week it is rare to see some really big offers for those who live in the U.K. so my pick of the week is for my followers from the U.K.Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Earn up to 250% Bonus Asia Miles when you fly Cathay Pacific First or Business Class round-trip between London and Hong Kong. Earn 50% Bonus Asia Miles on your first trip, and 250% Bonus Asia Miles from your second trip onwards Plus, book online via CathayPacific.com and you’ll receive an additional one-off 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles. Until Jun 30, 12
There is no limit to the number of Bonus Asia Miles that can be earned during the promotion period.
Mixed class travel is allowed, with bonus miles calculated based on the ticketed class of each sector.
Restrictions:
Residents of U.K. and Ireland Only
Offer is only applicable to travel in fare class F, A (First Class), J, C, D and I (Business Class).


Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
There weren't too many new hotel mileage offers added over the week but one that I highlighted is also my pick of the week:
Scandinavian EuroBonus: Double EuroBonus Points for stays at Radisson Blu Hotels in Scandinavia that are booked online at Radisson Blu. Until Apr 30, 12
Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
Finland
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, HelsinkiNorway
Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Bergen
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bodø
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
Radisson Blu Hotel, Trondheim Airport
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim
Sweden
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Göteborg
Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel, Stockholm-Arlanda
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, Stockholm-Arlanda

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
I added a decent amount of new hotel offers and once again a systemwide offer is my pick of the week:
Best Western Rewards: Earn a free night when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at participating Best Western hotels Worldwide. Maximum of 1 free night certificate per member and certificate must be used by June 30, 12. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Apr 8, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of U.S,, Canada, Bahamas & US Virgin Islands only

Bonus Offer for Driving
A little bit of a better week for new car rental offers with a half dozen new offers added. The following is my favorite:
US Airways Dividend Miles: 3,000 Bonus Dividend Miles (Preferred Members only) on qualifying rentals of 3 or more days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada.. Use coupon # MUAA044 AWD # K024300 and provide your Dividend Miles number at the time of reservation at Avis.com. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Considering last week I didn't have any new offers in this category, the addition of 9 new offers was a welcome site.
Hilton HHonors: Earn up to 5,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you register your mobile phone and eligible Visa® card. Earn 1,000 points when you enrol plus an additional 4,000 Bonus Points the first time you spend $100 with your enrolled card at any U.S. hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details. Until Jun 30, 12
* Residents of the U.S. Only

Bonus Page Updates: February 5 - 12, 2012

Feb 10: Aeroflot Bonus | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Etihad Guest | Jet Airways Jet Privilege | Oman Air Sindbad | Shangri-La Golden Circle | US Airways Dividend Miles | Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards

Feb 9: Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Delta SkyMiles | Frontier Early Returns | Hilton HHonors | Hyatt Gold Passport | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Voila Hotel Rewards

Feb 8: Air Canada Aeroplan | Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Marriott Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards

Feb 7: Air China Phoenix Miles | Best Western Rewards | Qantas Frequent Flyer

Feb 6: British Airways Executive Club | Emirates Skywards | Germanwings Boomerang Club | Starwood Preferred Guest | Stash Hotel Rewards | TAP Portugal Victoria

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 10: Virgin Australia

It is not too often that we see bonus offers for flights between Australia and the U.S. unless there is a systemwide offer from an airline, however Virgin Australia is taking a crack at rewarding those who fly across the Pacific. This offer has a short booking window so if you think you can take advantage of it you should do so sooner than later.

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
Double Velocity Points on flights operated and marketed by Virgin Australia between Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne and Los Angeles. Full Details. Book by Feb 23 for flights until Mar 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Bonus Miles for flights between Moscow and Stuttgart. More... Apr 27 - May 31, 12
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Bonus Miles for flights between Moscow and Frankfurt. More...  Until Feb 21, 12

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on rentals of a Compact car or larger vehicle for three days or longer at participating locations worldwide. More...  Until May 15, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Dubai, Grand Hyatt Dubai and the Hyatt Regency Dubai. More... Until Mar 15, 12

Oman Air Sindbad
- Triple Sindbad Miles on all Hertz Rentals for 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for stays at a qualifying rate at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. More...  Until Mar 26, 12
- Double Upgrade for Golden Circle members from a Pool Villa to a Water Villa at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives. More... Until Mar 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 3,000 Bonus Dividend Miles (Preferred Members only) on qualifying rentals of 3 or more days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer Highlight February 9: Scandinavian Airlines

SAS is celebrating the20th Anniversary of their EuroBonus Frequent Flyer program this year with contests and special offers. One of those offers is for Bonus EuroBonus points for Radisson Blu stays in Scandinavia and that is our bonus offer highlight for today:

Scandinavian EuroBonus
Double EuroBonus Points for stays at Radisson Blu Hotels in Scandinavia that are booked online at Radisson Blu Until Apr 30, 12
Participating Hotels
Denmark
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen
Finland
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, HelsinkiNorway
Radisson Blu Hotel Norge, Bergen
Radisson Blu Hotel, Bodø
Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
Radisson Blu Hotel, Trondheim Airport
Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim
Sweden
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Göteborg
Radisson Blu Arlandia Hotel, Stockholm-Arlanda
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm
Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, Stockholm-Arlanda
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue

- 30% Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you buy or gift Flying Blue miles online. More... Until Mar 15, 12

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to Double AAdvantage Miles for nonstop flights between Chicago O'Hare or Los Angeles and Shanghai, or from Chicago O'Hare to Beijing. More...  Until Mar 31, 12
- Double AAdvantage Miles when you fly nonstop on Japan Airlines between Boston and Tokyo. More... Apr 22 - Jun 30, 12
- Double AAdvantage Miles for nonstop flights between Chicago and Sioux City or Waterloo, IA. More... Apr 3 - Jun 30, 12

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Earn up to Triple Dynasty Flyer Miles for Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More...  Until May 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- 75% Bonus SkyMiles when you buy or gift SkyMiles online. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Frontier Early Returns
- Triple EarlyReturns Miles on any rentals made at participating Alamo locations in the U.S. or Canada. More...  Until Dec 31, 12


Hilton HHonors
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you register your mobile phone and eligible Visa® card for Moblie Messaging from Hilton HHonors. More...  Until Jun 30, 1

Hyatt Gold Passport
- Earn up to 30% Bonus Gold Passport Points when you purchase points online.More...  Until Mar 15, 12

Voila Hotel Rewards
- 2,500 Bonus Voila Rewards Points for every stay of 2+ nights at participating VOILÀ hotels Worldwide. Bonus can be earned up to 4 times for 10,000 points. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Club Carslon Status Match

Although it is unadvertised, Carlson Hotel's Club Carlson program will match your elite status from Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Priority Club and Starwood (not sure about Best Western or Accor, if someone is willing to try one of these two please let me know).

To get your status matched you need to email Club Carlson at goldpointsplus@carlson.com and include a screen shot of your elite status, your Club Carlson membership number and make sure you state that you are requesting a status match. I sent over my Hyatt Platinum status screen shot and 2 or 3 days later I received an email from Club Carlson stating they had given me Club Carlson Gold status. Accodring to the Points Guy almost no one gets matched up to their Concierge level.

Club Carlson Gold Elite Status provides the following benefits:

  • Complimentary room upgrades as available
  • 50% point bonus on every eligible stay
  • 2,000 point online booking bonus at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Hotels website
  • Early check-ins and late checkouts as available upon request
  • Roll Over Nights (unused elite-qualifying nights count again next year toward elite status)
  • 72-hour room availability guarantee at participating hotels
  • Elite Customer Service Line

Club Carlson Silver Elite Status provides the following benefits:
  • Complimentary room upgrades as available
  • 25% point bonus on every eligible stay
  • 2,000 point online booking bonus at clubcarlson.com or any Carlson Hotels website
  • Early check-ins and late checkouts as available upon request
  • Roll Over Nights (unused elite-qualifying nights count again next year toward elite status)
  • Elite Customer Service Line
Hat tip to The Points Guy

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Starwood enhances the Elite Levels of its SPG program

Last week Starwood announced some major enhancements to their award winning loyalty program: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The changes which take effect on March 1, 2012 are all aimed at the elite level members of the program and are designed to benefit frequent guests with added perks over and above the existing elite level benefits.

Per the press release from SPG the new enhancements are as follows:

Good-Bye 3 p.m. Check-in – Hello Your24
Turning an ancient hotel convention on its head, Starwood is for the first time ever abolishing the industry’s long-standing 3:00 p.m. check-in time and giving its most frequent travelers control of their own arrival and departure time. Your24 lets Members choose their own 24 hour check-in and checkout time. For example, a guest who checks in at 10 p.m. won’t have to check-out until 10 p.m. on their day of departure. The Your24 program is offered to SPG Members who spend 75+ nights at Starwood hotels annually.

Ultimate in Personal Service for Most Prolific Travelers
Building upon its successful pilot program, Starwood is expanding its innovative one-to-one service which matches its best travelers with personal ambassadors. Now, all Members who stay 100 nights annually are invited to participate in this unique service designed to provide the ultimate in tailored experiences across all 1100+ Starwood hotels. What separates this from a traditional travel concierge program is the unique personal relationship between Member and ambassador. Starwood’s ambassadors work one-on-one with guests to understand their preferences and what matters to them on each trip to deliver a customized experience on property. Ambassadors also provide services beyond the hotel and are even empowered to assist guests when they’re not traveling.

Starwood to Reward Loyalty with Lifetime Status
To show its appreciation for its most loyal and enduring travelers, Starwood Preferred Guest is introducing SPG LifetimeTM status. Now Members who have stayed 250 nights total and maintained elite status for at least five years (consecutive or not) are awarded SPG Lifetime Gold status. Members with 500 total nights and 10 years of Platinum SPG status (consecutive or not) will enjoy their top tier status for life.

Other enhancements:

o SPG 100 Nights Benefit: After crossing the 100-night threshold, SPG Members are paired with their personal ambassador.

o SPG 75 Nights Benefit: After spending 75 nights with Starwood, Members earn four Starpoints for every eligible U.S. dollar spent. Members also get access to Your24 to control their check-in and checkout time.

o SPG 50 Nights Benefit: At 50 nights, Members will receive 10 Suite Night Awards ™ to use for room upgrades. Suite Night Awards are confirmable five days prior to arrival.

o Platinum Members (25 Stays or 50 Nights Annually): now have the option of complimentary breakfast as part of their welcome gift at check-in. Platinum Members can also choose from bonus Starpoints or a local gift.

o Gold Members (10 Stays or 25 Nights Annually): now receive a welcome gift at check-in and can choose from bonus Starpoints, complimentary in-room Internet access or a complimentary beverage.

Per Loyalty Traveler, Gold Elite awarded from an SPG American Express Card (U.S., Canada or U.K.) count towards the SPG Gold lifetime status as does Platinum from the Centurion Card towards the SPG Platinum Lifetime status.

For more details on these enhancements please visit spg.com/morepower

Bonus Offer Highlight February 8: Southwest

Just as Southwest's last Elite Status Bonus offer wrapped up they launch another one although this one targets flights to specific cities rather than a systemwide offer. Nonetheless the offer clearly needed to be our highlight for today even with a very strong offer from Cathay Pacific (see further below):

Southwest Rapid Rewards
Double Rapid Rewards Points and double Tier Qualifying Points each time you travel into or out of Atlanta, Burbank, Denver, Los Angeles, Oakland, Ontario, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, or San Jose. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Mar 31, 12

Other Bonus Offers Added today
Air Canada Aeroplan

- Earn a free night + 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at participating Best Western hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 8, 12 For residents of the US, Canada, Bahamas & US Virgin Islands only


Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 25% Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you convert American Express Membership Rewards Points to Flying Blue. More... Until Feb 29, 12 Residents of the U.S. Only


Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus
- 15 Bonus FlyerBonus Points when you take a flight with Bangkok Airways in your birth month. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 250% Bonus Asia Miles when you fly Cathay Pacific First or Business Class round-trip between London and Hong Kong. More...  Until Jun 30, 12 Residents of U.K. and Ireland Only

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the SpringHill Suites Ardmore. More... Until Mar 27, 12

Bonus Offer Highlight February 7: Air Canada

The Bonus Offer Highlight for today is Air Canada's latest flight promos call the Boundless Bonus Event that rewards not only one flight with Air Canada but multiple flights split into North American and International categories:

Air Canada Aeroplan
North America
Boundless Bonus Aeroplan Miles in Economy Class (Tango, Tango Plus and Latitude) and Executive Class® (Lowest and Flexible), on scheduled flights operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Express between:
- Toronto City Airport and Montreal
- Toronto Pearson and Montreal or Ottawa
- Montreal and St.John’s, Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown or Bathurst
- Ottawa and Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Charlottetown or St. John’s
- Toronto Pearson or Montreal and New York LaGuardia, Newark, Chicago or Denver
- Toronto Pearson or Ottawa and Boston
- Toronto Pearson and Atlanta, Minneapolis, Dallas, or Seattle
- Toronto Pearson or Vancouver and San Francisco
For your first roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Economy Class earn 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and every additional roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Economy Class An additional 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
For your first roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Executive Class earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and Every additional roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Executive Class earns an additional 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles

International
in Economy Class (Tango, Tango Plus and Latitude) and Executive Class® (Lowest and Flexible), on scheduled flights operated by Air Canada between:
- Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, St. John’s, Toronto Pearson, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver and London Heathrow
- Toronto Pearson or Montreal and Paris
- Toronto Pearson and Copenhagen
- Toronto Pearson or Vancouver and Seoul
- Toronto Pearson or Vancouver and Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai
- Toronto Pearson Calgary or Vancouver andTokyo
- Toronto Pearson and Bogota or Lima
For your first roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Economy Class earn 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and every additional roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Economy Class An additional 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
For your first roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Executive Class earn 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and Every additional roundtrip or 2 one-way flight segments in Executive Class earns an additional 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
Register online (Registration is required) Until Apr 29, 12

Other Bonus Offers Added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on scheduled non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Toronto and Mexico City, Bermuda, or San Juan Puerto Rico or between Vancouver and Mexico City. More... Until Apr 29, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you fly on South African Airways between Johannesburg and Beijing. More... Feb 10 - Apr 30, 12

Best Western Rewards
- Earn a free night when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at participating Best Western hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 8, 12 For residents of the US, Canada, Bahamas & US Virgin Islands only

 Qantas Frequent Flyer
- 500 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points for rental of Standard, Full size, Full size premium, Premium or Luxury cars at Budget locations in Australia. More... Until Mar 31, 12

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight February 6: British Airways

Now that our regular routine is in place, I am happy to once again bring you the daily bonus offer highlight on the blog portion of FrequentFlyerBonuses.com. Today's highlight is actually an offer that has been around for a few months and was set to expire at the end of January but now has been extended. This offer is the best reason to own this particular credit card in Canada and is the main reason why it ranked #2 in the hybrid category of Rewards Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2011

British Airways Executive Club
Earn 50% Bonus Avios when you convert your RBC Rewards points into Avios points. Minimum conversion is 10,000 points. Valid only for RBC Avion Visa Cardholders. Full Details. Until Feb 17, 12
Residents of Canada Only


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Bonus Miles for flights between Moscow and Tokyo. More... Feb 25 - Apr 25, 12

Emirates Skywards
- 10,000 Bonus Miles when you apply for and receive the BK Emirates World MasterCard. More... Until Mar 31, 12 Residents of Kuwait Only.



Germanwings Boomerang Club
-Double Boomerang Miles for flights to/from Italy. More... Until Feb 29, 12

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn 15,000 Bonus Starpoints when you spend $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership with Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express. More... Until Mar 30, 12 Residents of Canada Only


Stash Hotel Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Work Smarter package at Afffinia Hotels in Chicago and New York. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the River Terrace Inn Napa. More... Until Mar 31, 12
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Montgomery. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Dec 31, 12

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Earn up to Triple Victoria Miles for stays at Melia Hotels in Portugal and Italy. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Triple Victoria Miles for stays at Vila Galé Hotels in Portugal. More... Until Mar 31, 12
-Double Victoria Miles when you subscribe to the Economist. More... Until Mar 31, 12Residents of Continental Europe and does not include the UK

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bonus Offer Picks of the (3) Weeks: January 16 - February 5, 2012

Not too many offers were added during my hiatus from FFB over the past 3 weeks but out of those added to 19 airline and hotel programs these are my picks:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Another status offer, this time geared towards the Australia/New Zealand market although anyone can participate:
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.

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
Much like my last pick for a mileage based offer for hotel stays, this one one of the other Airline offers from Hilton:
U.S. Airways Dividend Miles: Triple Dividend Miles on all eligible stays at participating Hilton hotels and resorts Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
I only added two new hotel point offers (with many more to come this week) and both were great, the free night offer from Ritz-Carlton and this one, the latest systemwide promo from Hyatt:
Hyatt Gold Passport: Earn up to 44,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at any Hyatt hotel worldwide.
Bonuses as follow:
- Stay 4 nights earn 4,000 bonus points
- Stay 8 nights earn 8,000 bonus points (total 12,000)
- Stay 12 nights earn 12,000 bonus points (total 24,000)
- Stay 16 nights earn 20,000 bonus points (total 44,000)
Hyatt Visa Cardholders will also earn an additional 1,000 bonus points after every fourth stay paid with the card for a potential total of 55,000 bonus points.
Regsiter Online (Registration is required) Register by Mar 31 for stays until Apr 30, 12

Bonus Offer for Driving
Slim pickings for car rental offers although this AC/Avis offer isn't too bad:
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. Full Details. Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
There is no pick of the week for this category as I didn't add any new offers!

Bonus Page Updates: January 16 - February 5, 2012

Feb 3: Avianca TACA LifeMiles | Hyatt Gold Passport

Jan 26: Delta SkyMiles | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Jan 25: Emirates Skywards | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

Jan 20: Air Canada Aeroplan | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Jan 19: Avianca TACA LifeMiles | Spanair SpanairStar | Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards

Jan 16: Air Berlin TopBonus | Air Canada Aeroplan | Air China Phoenix Miles | American AAdvantage | Etihad Guest | US Airways Dividend Miles

FFB is back in full force this week!

You may have noticed there hasn't been much action on FFB for the past 2-1/2 weeks as I had a family emergency followed by a much needed vacation where I tried to minimize the amount of work I did. Starting today, I am back at it full force which means you will see many new updates as I play catch up on literally hundreds on new bonus offers, news and changes to several loyalty programs.

A change on my end that I had been testing and will become permanent is that The FFB Round Up newsletter will now be sent every Sunday and the Rewards Canada News newsletter every Monday.

I look forward to getting back to the rat race of loyalty promotions and providing all of you with the most coverage of bonus offers from around the world.