Friday, March 30, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 30: Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham brings us the next major spring hotel promotion after Hilton's offer which was released last week and they are the same promotion: Double Points or Miles except Wyndham will throw in a couple movie passes after you complete 2 stays. As is usually the case with hotel systemwide offers this offer is our Bonus Offer Highlight of the day:

Wyndham Rewards
Double Wyndham Rewards Points or Double Airline Miles starting with your 1st stay after you regsiter (see link below) at participating hotels in the Wyndham Rewards program Worldwide that are booked online at wyndhamrewards.com, daysinn.com, ramada.com, wyndham.com, wingatehotels.com, hawthorn.com, super8.com, baymontinns.com, microtelinn.com, hojo.com, travelodge.com, or knightsinn.com. Offer is valid for up to 4 separate qualified stays.
Register Online (Registration is required) Valid Until Jul 8, 12
* Residents of U.S., Canada and Mexico Only


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Hilton HHonors
- 2,250 Bonus HHonors Points per Europcar rental for 3 days or more at any location Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12


InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 5,000 points per night - Priority Club Point Breaks Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru May 31, 2012. More...
- Receive up to 50% Bonus Priority Club Points when you purchase Priority Club points online. More... Until Apr 30, 12


Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Save up to 40,000 Mileage Bank Miles for American Airlines flight redemptions. More... Apr 6 - May 31, 12
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at The Langham, Boston More... Until Jun 30, 12
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Mandarin Oriental Boston More... Until Jun 30, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles per night for stays at select Marriott Hotels in Boston. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points for stays at Chifley Hotels in Australia and New Zealand. More... Until May 31, 12

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 29: Frontier Airlines

A bit of a quieter day for new bonus offers although Frontier Airlines has released a bunch more route bonuses and those for select Colorado Springs flights are our highlight for today:

Frontier Airlines Early Returns
Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Colorado Springs and
Los Angeles - Register Online (Registration is required) May 18 - Jun 30, 12
Phoenix - Register Online May 18 - Jun 30, 12
Portland - Register Online May 20 - Jun 30, 12
Seattle - Register Online May 18 - Jun 30, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Baltic Baltic Miles
- Double Baltic Miles for stays at the Opera Hotel & Spa Riga. More...

Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus
- Triple FlyerBonus Points for Bangkok Airways flights between Samui and Kaula Lumpur. More... Until May 31, 12

British Airways Executive Club
- 25% Bonus Avios Points when you transfer Avios to friends or family. More... Until May 8, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for Cathay Pacific flights in Business or Economy Class between Riyadh or Jeddah and Hong Kong. More... Until May 31, 12 Residents of Saudi Arabia Only

Frontier Airlines Early Returns
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Denver and Bellingham or Bismarck. More... May 17 - Jun 30, 12
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Madison, Wis., and Washington D.C. More... Jun 7 - Jul 7, 12

Gol Smiles
- 6x Smiles Miles for all Click Hotels bookings. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Hainan / Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings
- Double Fortune Wings Kilometers for stays of 3 or more nights at Shangri-La Resorts Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 12

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

British Airways: 25% Bonus Avios for Mileage Transfers

Beginning on March 30, British Airways Executive Club will offer the recipient of an Avios transfer from another Executive Club member 25% extra Avios. With transfers limited to 24,000 Avios to one person per year (for up to 6 different people) this offer won't have people running to their computers to complete transfers right away but for those who require a mileage transfer this sort of bonus is always nice to take advantage of. With the 25% bonus mileage transfers to one person will max out at 30,000 Avios. The offer runs until May 8, 12

Click here for Full Details

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FFB Insider: Now Earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles on all Fare Classes

For quite some time now, many airlines, in particular those outside of the U.S. moved away from awarding miles or points on their lowest economy fare classes as those fares were seen as the 'competitive fares' against Low Cost airlines that had no FFP programs. Fast forward to October 2010 and the tide slowly starts turning as British Airways goes back to their old model and offers 100% earned miles on all economy class fares. And in March 2012 when many airlines are still hold outs, one of the most stingiest programs in terms of awarding miles in Economy Class will become a little less stingy: Singapore Airlines. One reason why Singapore Airlines may be doing this is that those previously mentioned Low Cost airlines are now launching their own FFP's and in particular for Singapore Airlines case would be AirAsia's new Big program.

On April 1st, Singapore Airlines will move to award KrisFlyer miles in all fare classes. Now they are not going to be as generous as British Airways but the move is in the right direction nonetheless.

From Singapore Airlines:
When you book an Economy Class flight on Singapore Airlines under ‘Sweet Deals’ and ‘Super Deals’, you will receive 50% and 10% of applicable KrisFlyer miles respectively.  When you book an Economy Class flight under ‘Hot Deals’ on SilkAir, you will also receive either 50% or 10% of applicable KrisFlyer miles, depending on your booking class. These promotional fares will, however, not be eligible for the additional tier bonus. 



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Any takers on which major airline will be next to start giving back?

About FFB Insider
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Bonus Offer Highlight March 28: Hertz

Today I added Hertz Gold Plus Rewards to FrequentFlyerBonuses.com with the following offer which is also the highlight of a day primarily filled with airline mileage offers for stays at Concorde Hotels:

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
Double Gold Plus Rewards Points when you reserve an Economy through Full-Size vehicle at any participating location in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Puerto Rico.
Receive $20 Off a Weekly Rental and Double Gold Plus Rewards points: PC# 167230
Receive $15 Off a two-day Weekend Rental and Double Gold Plus Rewards points: PC# 167193
Full Details and Online Booking

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alitalia MilleMiglia

- Triple MilleMigliaMiles for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

ANA All Nippon Mileage Club
- Triple Mileage Club Miles for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

American AAdvantage
- Triple AAdvantage Miles for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Triple SkyMiles for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Etihad Guest
- Triple Guest Miles for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Iberia Plus
- 250 Bonus Avios Points on your first order made with Alice.es. More... Until May 31, 12

Marriott Rewards
-  2,500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two nights or more Friday-Sunday at 15 participating hotels in North and South Carolina. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 27: United Airlines

The newly merged United/Continental Mileage Plus/OnePass program into Mileage Plus appears to be past any headaches they had from the transition as they start to release new bonus offers for the program including these two which are my highlight for today:

United Mileage Plus
Double Mileage Plus Miles when you fly between Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Manchester. Register Online (Registration is required) May 1 - Sep 30, 12

Double Mileage Plus Miles when you fly between Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Dublin. Register Online (Registration is required) Jun  7 - Sep 30, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 3,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles if you enroll in Flying Blue and fly within 3 months of enrolment. More... Until Sep 30, 12 Residents of Singapore only

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare. More...  Until May 31, 12

Etihad Guest
- Triple Guest Miles for stays at the Anantara Dighu, Anantara Kihavah or the Anantara Veli Maldives. More...  Until Aug 31, 12
-  Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Guest Miles when you book a cruise via Century Travel. More...  Until Jun 1, 12

Eurostar Frequent Traveller
- Triple Frequent Traveller Points for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More...  Until Apr 30, 12
Scandinavian EuroBonus
- 300 Bonus EuroBonus Points on your first non-airport trip with Sverigetaxi. More...  Until May 31, 12

United Mileage Plus
- Double Mileage Plus Miles when you fly between New York/Newark and Buenos Aires. More...  Apr 9 - Jul 31, 12

Miles & More: 50% more status miles on selected intercontinental flights

Here is a last minute find that I won't be adding to main FFB site as it can only be taken advantage of in the next 4 days:

Earn 50% more status miles in Economy and paID  Business Class with Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS
for bookings by 31 March 2012
for the travel period from 1 April to 30 June 2012
non-stop routes between Europe - India, Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates

Register Online

Terms and conditions


  • Your additional status miles will be credited approximately four weeks after the end of the promotion. The promotion applies exclusively to status miles, and does not count as HON Circle miles or award miles. The Executive Bonus is not included. A maximum of 25,000 additional status miles can be earned with this promotion.
  • The promotion applies to the following non-stop flights between Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna or Zurich and India, Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates which are operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS:
    Austrian Airlines: OS051, 052, 839, 840, 033, 034
    Lufthansa: LH710, 711, 714, 715, 736, 737, 740, 741, 778, 779, 790, 791, 754, 755, 756, 757, 764, 765, 758, 759, 760, 761, 762, 763, 768, 769, 630, 631, 638, 639, 628, 629
    SWISS: LX242, 243, 160, 161, 154, 155, 146, 147
  • Feeder/connecting flights do not count. Only bookings made between 15 March 2012 and 31 March 2012 for the destinations named above will be eligible; travel period 1 April to 30 June 2012. We recommend that you register for this promotion before you fly and certainly no later than 30 June 2012.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 26: China Eastern

A nice mixture of bonus offers to start off the week with some great flight, hotel and car rental promotions being added to FFB. The Bonus Offer Highlight of those promotions happens to be a flight offer from our friends over at China Eastern:

China Eastern Eastern Miles
Earn up to 100% Bonus Eastern Miles points between Hong Kong and Shanghai Hongqiao/Pudong, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo or Wuxi. Full Details Until Jun 30, 12
Fare Class / Bonus
F/P/C/J/O/Z 100% bonus
Y/K/B/E/H/L/M 80% bonus
N/R/S/V 30% bonus

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aerosvit Meridian
- 1 Meridian Mile for every US$2 spent on tickets bought online on the Aerovsvit website. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays on the "Bed and Breakfast" Package rate or "Delight Rate" at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Eastern Miles points for China Eastern domestic flights within China. More... Until Apr 10, 12

China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly between Guangzhou and Paris. More...  Until Apr 8 and May 7 - Jun 2, 12
- Double Sky Pearl Kilometers for stays at participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn hotels in China.. More...  Apr 1 - May 5, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles when staying at the Best Available Rate for a minimum of three consecutive nights at at participating Shangri-La Hotels worldwide.. More...  Until May 31, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort.. More... Until May 15, 12
- Double Guest Miles when you rent a vehicle from Budget in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. More...  Until Apr 30, 12

Marriott Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when you stay three consecutive nights at the Guam Marriott Resort & Spa. More...  Until May 6, 12
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay two nights Thursday through Sunday at the Courtyard Portland Southeast. More...  Until May 6, 12
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you arrive on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights, and stay Sunday night at the Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo. More...  Until May 1, 12

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Triple Victoria Miles for stays at the Dom Pedro Golf Resort, Dom Pedro Marina, Dom Pedro Portobelo or Dom Pedro Meia Praia. More...  Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Victoria Miles for stays at the Dom Pedro Palace Hotel, Dom Pedro Baía Club or the Dom Pedro Garajau. More...  Until Apr 30, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Quadruple Dividend 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 May 31, 12

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: March 19 - 25 , 2012

For the second week in a row I managed to add new bonus offers to 32 travel reward programs from each continent around the globe (excluding Antarctica once again) with a heavy focus in the flights category on airBerlin joining oneworld which is one of my picks. Continue on the read about that pick and all my other picks of the week:

Bonus Offer For Flying:
On March 20th airBerlin joined the oneworld alliance and to celebrate all the oneworld airlines are offering double miles/points for flying airBerlin but even better for airBerlin Top Bonus members is there offer of double miles for flights on all oneworld partners:
airBerlin: Double Top Bonus Miles on all eligible oneworld partner airline flights Worldwide. Participating airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines. Register Online (Registration is required) Until May 15, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
There was no real stand out offer in this category but when you can be rewarded a bonus per night instead of per stay it is usually a good thing:
Scandinavian EuroBonus: 500 Bonus EuroBonus Points Per Night for stays at participating World Hotels Worldwide. Bonus awarded for a maximum of 3 nights per stay. Full Details Until May 20, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)
Hilton is one of the first chains to release there Q2 systemwide offer (well we'll call it that despite a large list of excluded hotels) which made my job of selecting a pick of the week easy:
Hilton HHonors: Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here

Bonus Offer For Driving
Only 2 offers were added this week, one is for the U.S. only while the pick of the week was featured for Avis but this time round it is for Budget rentals.
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson: Earn 8,250 Bonus Gold Points on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Simply use BCD #U106508 along with your Club Carlson member numberwhen making your reservation at Budget.com Until Apr 30, 12

Bonus Offer For Other Activities:
US Airways is well known for 'bonusing' their buy mile feature every few months and it is back again although this time is has a slight twist (the requirement to join Points.com to get the full bonus)
US Airways Dividend Miles: Earn up to 100% Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy Dividend Miles online. Automatically receive a 50% Bonus when you buy miles but if you join Points.com you will get an extra 50% Bonus. Full Details Until Apr 15, 12

Bonus Page Updates: March 19 - 25, 2012

Mar 23: Air China Phoenix Miles | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | Emirates Skywards | Iberia Plus | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | La Quinta Returns | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Virgin America Elevate

Mar 22: airBerlin Top Bonus | Avianca TACA LifeMiles | Marriott Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus

Mar 21: American AAdvantage | British Airways Executive Club | Delta SkyMiles | Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Spirit Airlines Free Spirit | United Mileage Plus

Mar 20: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Hilton HHonors | Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings | Kuwait Airways Oasis Club | Scandinavian EuroBonus

Mar 19: AeroMexico Club Premier | AirAsia Big | BMI Diamond Club | US Airways Dividend Miles

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hotel Review: Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas - Maui

Sunset from Ka'anapali Beach
For the fourth time in a little over four years my family and I opted for a winter vacation in Maui. Every time we have gone, including this time, we have stayed at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas. When we first visited Maui in October of 2009, we really wanted to stay in the  Ka'anapali/Lahaina area and we liked what we saw and read about the Ocean Resort Villas. What more could you ask for as you get the best of both worlds in the fact the place is like any other hotel resort on the island with multiple pools, restaurants and amenities yet the rooms are condo style with kitchens/kitchenettes and each one has their own washer and dryer (makes it easier to pack light!).

The only issue we saw the first year was price since I didn't have enough Starpoints for a full redemption or Cash+Points redemption. That is when I found Maui Hawaii Vacations, a third party agent for the Ocean Resort Villas, which we used for the first booking and all the others since then. Not only do they have rates up to 50% off what Westin/Starwood charge including SPG35, Better Tomorrows and other promo rates offered by Starwood/SPG. Above that, they also offer amazing service. Naomi, who takes care of all the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villa bookings, has always been extremely helpful and has gone out of her way to meet our requests and address any and all concerns we ever had. For this latest stay I originally booked us a Studio for $220/night (we had been in a Studio the 3 trips prior) but when we got there we weren't happy with the location of the room we were assigned so we asked what other rooms were available in Building 5 which is our favourite building in the complex. We were told that there was only a 1 bedroom villa available which Westin initially wanted an extra $150 per night but they said they would do it for $100 per night. I accepted it to not lose the room but knew that a phone call to Naomi should get us the room for their nightly rate. A quick call to her with a quick explanation of the situation got the ball rolling. Around 10 minutes later she called me back saying all was taken care of and we had the room at Maui Hawaii vacations rate of $265 or an extra $45 per night over our original Studio rate. One caveat about booking through Maui Hawaii vacations is that you will not earn Starpoints on the room rate, which for me is not a big deal as the cost savings are worth more than the points but you do earn Starpoints on incidentals charged to the room. Some other highlights of booking through MHV is that the rates include daily housekeeping and parking. Owners or people who book stays via VRBO are unlikely to get daily housekeeping unless they pay for it and I believe that if you book via Starwood/SPG you have to pay the daily parking fee. I can't say enough about Maui Hawaii Vacations and no I did not receive any compensation from them for this post, just great service!

Now on to the actual stay!Once again my family flew on Air Canada's direct flight between YYC and OGG, only difference this year was the flight timing. The flight now leaves Calgary just after 8am versus the early afternoon departure last year. The new departure time allows for arrival into Maui just after noon. By the time we deplaned, got our luggage and rental car, at lunch and made the drive to Ka'anapali it was 3pm. The Resort Villas check in is at 4pm and our room was not ready (after the upgrade process noted above) so we made our way to Whalers Villages for some Yogurtland (seriously, someone needs to open one of these up in Calgary and even more so an Ono Gelato) At about 4pm we got a call from the resort letting us know that our room was ready so back to the resort we went.
The Ocean Resort Villas North
After getting our room keys we made our way to the 1 bedroom villa in Building 5. This is the first time in our four stays where we did not have an ocean front or ocean view as this one bedroom looked onto the main pool. Apparently the resort was near capacity and no ocean fronts/ocean views were available for our full length of stay. We could have tried to switch a few days later but once your settled in it is a pain in the butt to move rooms. Honestly, we spend very little time in the room anyways so the view is not that critical. I must say however that we will never go back to the studio villa as the one bedroom provides way more room especially with my girls growing up, we needed the extra space! Over the past 4 years the decor has not changed with a King Size Westin Heavenly bed and a pullout sofa but the one bedroom gave us a much larger lanai with 4 chairs and a table (vs 2 chairs and a side table for the studio), a larger dining table and a full size kitchen. The bathroom has a separate shower and jetted tub and other than being bigger than a Studio bathroom with the same amenities, the one bedroom has dual sinks instead of a single sink.





Interior photos courtesy of Starwood Hotels
Compared to our first stay in 2009, some of the room amenities are starting to show their age like the carpet plus our sofa had a bunch of orange stains on it as if a child had coloured beyond the pages of their colouring book. However when I look at the room and resort overall I would have to say the hotel management has done a very good job of keeping the place up. During our stay we only encountered one annoying issue and that was due to the fact that our room had the electrical panel not only for our room but the studio next to us. For some reason a breaker for the room next to us kept tripping so maintenance would have to come to our room to reset the breaker. Not a huge deal except for the second time it happened around 10pm one evening and the knock on the door from maintenance woke up one of my kids.

THE GOOD THINGS:
The beauty of having a condo is two-fold, food and laundry! We hit Safeway on our first full day and filled the fridge primarily with items for breakfast and lunch including some items to BBQ. Speaking of BBQing, the Westin provides seem great BBQ areas to enjoy fresh food off the grill with family and friends:
BBQ Area near the Pirate Pool
The resort also features 3 restaurants, 2 of which we ate at during this trip (most meals if not BBQed were enjoyed in Lahaina or Whalers Village). The third restaurant we only used to order drinks from during our days at the beach or beside the pool.
Pailolo: This is the restaurant we only ordered drinks from. According to my kids they make killer smoothies and virgin lava flows. In the past we have eaten here but the food was mediocre at best.
Pulehu: This would be considered the fancy restaurant of the hotel which offers an Italian menu. I would recommend the Tomato Bisque!
Ocean Bar & Grill: We ate here on the first night we arrived and my Satay Beef was delicious. On past trips we ate breakfast here enjoying their breakfast buffet, which is quite good, especially if you don't want to leave the resort in the morning.

POOLS & BEACH:
As you would expect with a resort of this caliber there are multiple pools including kids pools (one with a cool pirate ship that has slides and water spray jets, an adult pool and others in-between) The pool at the South Towers also has a waterside. The pools are perfectly suitable for families as most them are only 3 to 4' deep, which meant my kids could touch the bottom and enjoy themselves without me hanging on to them when they chose not to swim.

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort is situated on the North portion of Ka'anapali beach which was rated as one of the best in the World by Conde Nast. This is beach is less protected than some of the South Maui beaches so the waves can get a bit rougher here. When my kids were small I had to hang on to them but those days were gone this trip as the girls could handle themselves. I did notice that the waves this trip were probably the calmest we had out of our 4 trips. Because of this we spent more time in the ocean then the pools. The beach is great for whale watching with humpbacks breaching, tail slapping, pec slapping and more on a daily basis. We were also witness to a female humpback and her newborn whom we assumed had just been given birth to as they were surrounded by 'blood red' water and the mother was still holding the newborn on her nose. Wildlife is not limited to whales,  in the evening the beach is littered with thousands of crabs just North of the resort plus you can see Sea Turtles poke their heads out of the water and if you are lucky enough you can even see Spinner dolphins like we did:

Our trip was also filled with lots of trips to Lahaina for lunches, dinners, shopping and treats like Gelato from Ono Gelato and Hawaiian Shave Ice from Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice. We did our annual whale watch excursion with Pacific Whale Foundation, snorkeled at Baby Beach (great for the kids) and most of all lots of relaxing. Overall our fourth trip to Maui didn't disappoint and I would definitely stay at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas again in a heartbeat. Perhaps I should try somewhere else on the island but when you and your family like a place and are familiar with the surroundings, why change?

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas
SPG Category: 6
Points required for a free night: 20,000 - 25,000 Starpoints
Cash+Points Requirement: 8,000 Starpoints + $150 per night

Links:
The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Maui Hawaii Vacations

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 23: Emirates Skywards

As much as I would love to give the last Bonus Offer Highlight of the week to another airBerlin/oneworld offer (there are 3 listed below) I have to highlight Emirates' April Miles Accelerator offers. These monthly offers are always a good bet for extra miles if you are flying Emirates as there is not extra charge for them, you just have to hope that the route you are flying on has bonus offer that month and that you register for Miles Accelerator before booking.

Emirates Skywards
Earn up to 16,000 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 Apr 1 - 30, 12
Select April Offers
Route First Class Business Class Economy Class (Round Trip Values)
Abidjan - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles Not available
Amsterdam - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Bangkok - Dubai 6,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Copenhagen - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
Dallas - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 12,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles
Dubai - Beijing 5,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles Not available
Frankfurt - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
Harare - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Houston - Dubai Not available Not available 6,000 bonus Miles
Johannesburg - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Kuala Lumpur - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
London - Dubai 3,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles 2,000 bonus Miles
Los Angeles - Dubai 14,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 7,000 bonus Miles
Manchester - Dubai 5,000 bonus Miles 3,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles
Osaka - Dubai 13,000 bonus Miles 7,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles
Prague - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Mile
Rio De Janeiro- Dubai 12,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles
Rome - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles Not available
San Francisco - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles Not available Not available
Seattle - Dubai 16,000 bonus Miles 12,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles
Seoul - Dubai 9,000 bonus Miles 6,000 bonus Miles 4,000 bonus Miles
Tokyo - Dubai 3,000 bonus Miles Not available 5,000 bonus Miles
Toronto - Dubai 12,000 bonus Miles 8,000 bonus Miles Not available
Vienna - Dubai 10,000 bonus Miles 5,000 bonus Miles 1,000 bonus Miles

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles Kilometers for Air China flights between Beijing and London Gatwick. More... May 2 - Jun 30, 12
- Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for a minimum of 3 nights stay at The Langham Yangtze Boutique Hotel, The Langham Xintiandi 88, Eaton Luxe Nanqiao and Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport. More... Until May 31, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Earn 8,250 Bonus Gold Points on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios Points on all eligible flights with airberlin Worldwide. More... Until May 15, 12
- Triple Avios Points for stays of 3 nights or more at Concorde Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles on all eligible flights with airBerlin Worldwide. More... Until May 15, 12
- Double Mileage Bank Miles awhen you stay in a Meritus Club Room or Suite on Best Available Rates at participating Meritus Hotels & Resorts in China, Malaysia and Singapore. More... Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12

La Quinta Returns
- 300 Bonus Returns Points for completing an online La Quinta form. More...  Until Mar 31, 12

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points on all eligible flights with airberlin Worldwide. More... Until May 15, 12

Virgin America Elevate
- 1,000 Bonus Elevate Points with the Virgin America Class of 2,000,012 Facebook promotion when you add a page to their Facebook Yearbook. More...  Until Apr 6, 12

Save 20% on Priority Pass memberships until April 4

Priority Pass, the independent airport business class lounge access program is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and as part of that celebration they are offering 20% off all their memberships until April 4, 12. For more information please visit Priority Pass

Here is the promotional pricing for the three levels of membership:

Standard Membership
Standard Plus Membership
Prestige Membership

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Earn 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at renovated Starwood Hotels in the US & Canada

Looks like Starwood has dropped the continuous double Starpoints offer for stays at renovated Starwood locations Worldwide (the old url was www.sheraton.com/renovated) to an offer that requires registration and has a time restriction. Still this bonus offer of 1,000 Bonus Starpoints can worth more than the old double points offer especially on shorter length stays plus if I recall correctly the old promo was tied into a specific rate whereas this new one is not. For this version of the promo you can earn the bonus points are over 25 locations in the U.S. and Canada until June 30. You must register by June 15 to be eligible for the points. Complete details including the registration link can be found here. Similar to this renovation offer is Starwood's ongoing Double Starpoints offers for stays at new Starwood locations worldwide, for more detail on the new hotel offer see here.

The participating properties in the Renovations Worth Celebrating - Earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints promo are:

CANADA

British Columbia
Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops

Ontario
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Sheraton Gateway Hotel In Toronto International Airport

Quebec
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

UNITED STATES

Arizona
The Phoenician, Scottsdale

California
Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles

Colorado
The St. Regis Aspen Resort

Florida
Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort

Hawaii
Sheraton Kauai Resort

Illinois
Sheraton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel

Indiana
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing

Massachusetts
Sheraton Needham Hotel

Michigan
Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport

Missouri
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

Nebraska
Sheraton Omaha Hotel

New Jersey
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown

New York
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
W New York - Union Square

Pennsylvania
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel

Texas
Sheraton Dallas North Hotel by the Galleria

Virginia
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

Washington
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center

Bonus Offer Highlight March 22: airBerlin

Like I said yesterday, today's bonus offer highlight was more than likely going to be something to do with airBerlin joining oneworld and sure enough it does. In fact out of all the offers (I still have not posted Iberia, Qantas, JAL) this is best offer of them all since it is for airBerlin Top Bonus members and they get Double Miles for flights on ALL the oneworld partner airlines in comparison to all the other airlines only getting double miles for airBerlin flights. So Top Bonus members have a lot more opportunity for earning more miles!

airBerlin Top Bonus
Double Top Bonus Miles on all eligible oneworld partner airline flights Worldwide. Participating airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines. Register Online (Registration is required) Until May 15, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Avianca TACA LifeMiles
- Double LifeMiles for stays at Barcelo Hotels in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Earn up to 25,000 BonusLifeMiles when you apply for and receive the Citi LifeMiles REAL Platino card. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios Points for flights between Madrid and Clemont-Ferrand. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- (OFFER EXTENDED) Earn up to 100% Bonus Avios Points for flights between - Madrid and Glasgow or Manchester. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at all Husa Hotels. More...  Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at the following Hace Hotels: Hotel Villa de Jerez, Hotel Jerez & Spa, Duque de Nájera. and the Hotel Playa de la Luz. More...  Until Apr 30, 12


Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard Colorado Springs South. More...  Until May 17, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for Friday or Saturday night stays at the Detroit Marriott Livonia. More...  Until May 10, 12
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 7 or more nights at the Towneplace Suites Lubbock. More... Until May 17, 12

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at participating renovated hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. More...  Register by May 15 for stays until Jun 30, 12

Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus
- Receive Golden Lotus Plus Gold Status when you complete 6 flights between Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City and Paris, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Sydney, or Melbourne. More...  Until Oct 15, 12

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 21: American Airlines & British Airways

I mentioned yesterday that we'll probably see more bonus offers for flying on airBerlin since they joined oneworld and it didn't take long. In fact these were probably released the same time as the Cathay offer I highlighted yesterday but I just hadn't found and added them to my list of offers to add. Perhaps there will be more oneworld airlines offering the bonus and we'll continue this airBerlin highlight tomorrow, Thursday, Friday, Satur.... no not Saturday, that's my day off!

American Airlines
Double AAdvantage Miles on all eligible flights with airberlin Worldwide. Register Online Registration is required) Until May 15, 12
British Airways

Double Avios Points on all eligible flights with airberlin Worldwide. Full Details Until May 15, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson

- 1,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Plus Package at Park Plaza Hotels and art'otels in Europe. More...
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Bed & Breakfast for Two Package at the Park Inn Hotel & Suites on Broadway - Vancouver. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 30% Bonus SkyMiles for new partners making their first purchase in the SkyMiles Incentives Program. More... Until Apr 30, 12 

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Dammam or Muscat. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Seychelles. More... Apr 1 - May 31, 12
- 1,500 Bonus Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Douala, Harare or Lusaka. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- 500 Bonus Sheba Miles for flights between Addis Ababa and Nairobi. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles for stays at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai on the Jumeirah Summer Flavours package. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays May 8 - Sep 20, 12

Southwest Rapid Rewards
- 3,000 Rapid Rewards Points following two months of paid membership in freecreditscore.com. More...

Spirit Airlines Free Spirit
- 5,000 Bonus Free Spirit Miles for being a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards member. More... Until May 15, 12

United Mileage Plus
- 2,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles on all Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia flights Systemwide. (operated by Aero República) More... Until May 19, 12

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 20: Cathay Pacific

We may see more offers like today's bonus offer highlight as airBerlin joins the oneworld alliance. This promotion comes to us from one of the founding members of oneworld, Cathay Pacific:

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Double Asia Miles on all eligible flights with airberlin Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until May 15, 12
Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for shopping at Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages throughout Europe. More... Until May 1, 12

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- Double FlyerBonus Points for stays at the Imperial Samui Beach Resort. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double FlyerBonus Points when booking at least a 2 night consecutive stay in a Deluxe Garden Villa at the X2 Samui Resort.  More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jul 15, 12

Hilton HHonors
- Double HHonors Points for stays on the the Grand Opening Weekend package which includes 25% off and free high speed internet at the Conrad New York.  More... Until May 31, 12


Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings
- Earn up to Triple Fortune Wings Kilometers for Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and London.  More... Until May 31, 12
- Double Fortune Wings Kilometers for Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Kaohsiung, Nanjing, Taipei or Xian. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Kuwait Airways Oasis Club
- Triple Oasis Club Miles for stays of 3 nights or more at Concorde Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- 500 Bonus EuroBonus Points Per Night for stays at participating World Hotels Worldwide. Bonus awarded for a maximum of 3 nights per stay. More... Until May 20, 12
-20% EuroBonus Points Discount for Best Western Reward redemptions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Sweden. More... Until Apr 30, 12

FFB Insider: Icelandair Saga Club - Use your points for onboard purchases

Frequent Flyer and Guest programs are always looking for new ways for their members to utilize their points so that they can lower the total amount of points held by members within their portfolio thereby lowering their ongoing liability of holding those points. Loyalty Marketers also look at it as a way to get customers engaged whom otherwise may have become disillusioned with a program because they have not been able to use their points or miles. Studies show that a loyalty consumer will actually feel better about a program and feel more connected to it once they have redeemed for a reward. Surprisingly it does not matter whether that reward is worth $10 or $10,000.

Which leads us to these latest initiative from Icelandair allowing Saga Club members to redeem their points onboard Icelandair flights for all products from the Saga Shop (Duty Free) or Saga Kitchen (buy on board food/drinks). While they are not the first program to offer a points redemption option while enjoying the parents company's services (for example Marriott allows you to redeem points during a stay while Air Miles Canada and Etihad now have options to use points at point of purchase at select partners) they are definitely one of the early adopters from the airline industry to provide this redemption method.

From Icelandair:
"Icelandair Saga Club is proud to announce a new service to our members. Now our member will be able to use their Saga Points to pay for all products on board. Both products from Saga Shop Collection and Saga Shop Kitchen.

Saga Club members need to present both their Saga Card and credit card when paying with Points. Please tell the cabin crew member at the time of purchase that you are going to use your Saga Points."

And the terms and conditions:
  • Members need to present their Saga Card and credit card when paying with Points on board.
  • The cabin crew is not able to check the balance on your Saga Club account. Therefore we will need your credit card to grant your purchase.
  • If your Saga Club account does not have sufficient number of points to complete your purchase, we will charge your credit card instead.
  • A Saga Points Payment cannot be processed unless members have their Saga Card present at the time of purchase.
  • It is the members own responsibility to have enough Saga Points.
  • It is not not possible to combine points with cash or credit in the same transaction.
  • Members do not earn points when you pay with points in Saga Shop Collection or Saga Shop Kitchen.
  • Regarding returns on products bought with Points they can be returned only if members show their receipt and than the Points are put back in the Points account.
  • Terms and Conditions of Saga Shop Collection and Saga Shop Kitchen apply for all purchases made with Saga Points.
Don't be surprised if you see even more airlines and hotels begin to adopt more redemption options for members while flying or staying or even buying products or services at their partners. It is all part of the changing loyalty landscape to lower the liability risk held by the hundreds of loyalty programs around the glove while keeping their customers engaged.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 19: Hilton Hotels

This week should be another big week of bonus offer updates and what better way to start it with one of the first Q2 Hotel Bonus offer promotions:

Hilton HHonors
Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles when you stay at any participating hotel and resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking  Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here

Other Bonus Offers added today
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Double Club Premier Kilometers for stays at select City Express Hotels in Mexico. More... Until Apr 30, 12
- Double Club Premier Kilometers for stays at any of 6,500+ Wyndham Rewards participating hotels Worldwide starting on your first stay plus two tickets to the movies on your second and fourth stay. More... Mar 29 - Jul 8, 12

AirAsia Big
-Triple Biggies on every RM1 spend on AirAsia flights. Valid for corporate customers only. More... Until Apr 15, 12
-  1,500 Bonus Biggies for corporate customers who join the Big program. More...  Until Apr 15, 12

BMI Diamond Club
- 1,000 Bonus destination Miles for stays on the bmi Theatre Package at the Mayfair Hotel London. More... Until Dec 30, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 4,500 Bonus Gold Points when you join the Club Carlson program via e-Rewards. More... Until May 31, 12 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy Dividend Miles online. Automatically receive a 50% Bonus when you buy miles but if you join Points.com you will get an extra 50% Bonus. More... Until Apr 15, 12

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: March 12 - 18, 2012

This past week saw a truck load of new bonus offers posted to 32 programs from all continents around the world (well, Antarctica excepting) and my picks from all of them are as follows:

Bonus Offer For Flying:

My pick of the week may not be the biggest or most extravagant offer posted this week but it was featured as an FFB Insider article and shows the emerging trend to market to female frequent travelers:
China Southern SkyPearl: 380 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers for each qualified segment flown by Female Sky Pearl club members Worldwide. Full Details Until Mar 31, 12

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
Although registration is not open yet for my pick of the week I felt it is good to get it on everyone's radar already:
American Airlines: Double AAdvantage Miles for stays at any of 6,500+ Wyndham Rewards participating hotels Worldwide starting on your first stay plus you and a friend to a night at the movies on your second and fourth stay. Full Details Mar 29 - Jul 8, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
Anytime IHG comes out with their Stay X Get Y bonuses you can almost be assured it will take my top pick for that week:
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide, Do not sign up until the previous quarter is over. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12
Use the following codes to register Online (use the smallest amount first and then go on to the next if you do not qualify, however once you do qualify for one you cannot sign up for any others):
Stay 3 Nights, Get 5,000 - Code 1385
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000 - Code 1386
Stay 7 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 1387
Stay 8 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 1388
Stay 10 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 1389
Stay 12 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 1390
Stay 15 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 1391
Stay 18 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 1392
Complete 3 Stays Get 5,000 - Code 1393
Complete 4 Stays Get 5,000 - Code 1394
Complete 7 Stays Get 10,000 - Code 1395
Complete 8 Stays Get 10,000 - Code 1396
Complete 10 Stays Get 15,000 - Code 1397

Bonus Offer for Driving:
For the third week in a row I added well over half a dozen new car rental offers to FFB with this offer being the best:
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson: Earn 1,500 Gold Points Per Rental day at participating Alamo locations in the US and Canada. Use contract ID 7015940. Full Details Until Jun 15, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
With only 3 new offers posted this past week it was a difficult decision to make a top pick:
British Airways Executive Club: 50% Bonus Avios Points when you transfer Membership Rewards points into Avios points. Full Details, Until May 31, 12
Residents of the U.S. only

Bonus Page Updates: March 12 - 18, 2012

Mar 16: AeroMexico Club Premier | Air Canada Aeroplan | Alitalia MilleMiglia | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Miles & More | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Red Lion Hotels R&R Club | TAM Fidelidade

Mar 15: Accor A|Club | American AAdvantage | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | EgyptAir Plus | Etihad Guest | Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Loyalty Club | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Royal Brunei Royal Skies | Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles

Mar 14: IHG Priority Club | Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle | US Airways Dividend Miles | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Mar 13: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Frontier Early Returns | Kingfisher King Club | Marriott Rewards | Oman Air Sindbad | TAP Portugal Victoria | Virgin America Elevate

Mar 12: Avianca TACA LifeMiles | China Southern Sky Pearl | Hilton HHonors

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 16: British Airways

The last bonus offer highlight for this great week of updates is for our U.S. audience who are quite blessed to get really good Membership Rewards transfer bonuses on a frequent basis and this time round it is for British Airways.

British Airways Executive Club
50% Bonus Avios Points when you transfer American Express Membership Rewards points into Avios points. More... Until May 31, 12 Residents of the U.S. only

Other Bonus Offers added today:
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Double Club Premier Kilometers for stays at NH Hotels in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and United Kingdom. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Triple Aeroplan Miles for BMI flights in J or Y class between London Heathrow and Aberdeen, Belfast City or Edinburgh. More... Until May 31, 12
- Double Aeroplan Miles on Bearskin Airlines flights between Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout. More... Mar 19 - Apr 27, 12

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for weekend stays at NH Hotels in Italy. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for stays of 3 consecutive nights or more at participating Concorde Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 12
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles for stays on the Spring 2012 JMB Special Mileage Plan at 38 Tokyu Hotel properties in Japan.  More... Until May 31, 12
- 400 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles for Lufthansa flights between Frankfurt, Berlin, Dusseldorf or Hamburg and Moscow/Vnukovo.  More... Frankfurt: Mar 25 - Jun 30, 12 Others: Jun 3 - 30, 12
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays in all Lindner hotels and resorts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and on Majorca. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Kigali and Doha. More... Mar 21 - May 31, 12

Red Lion Hotels R&R Club
- 3,334 Bonus Points and 20% off all stays at participating Red Lion Hotels in the United States and Canada. More... Apr 1 - Jun 30, 12 

TAM Fidelidade
- Triple Fidelidade Points for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Concorde hotels worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 15: Carlson Hotels

Another really good car rental offer from Carlson Hotels especially for longer rentals. The Avis offer we featured before was 8,250 bonus points for rentals of 3 or more days which is more points than this offer for rentals up to 5 days but if you need to rent for 6 or more days this offer will award you with more bonus points.

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
Earn 1,500 Gold Points Per Rental day at participating Alamo locations in the US and Canada. Use contract ID 7015940 at time of booking. Full Details Until Jun 15, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Accor Hotels A|Club
- 1,000 Bonus A|Club Points for stays at Mercure Hotels in Poland. More... Until Apr 30, 12

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles for stays at any of 6,500+ Wyndham Rewards participating hotels Worldwide. More... Mar 29 -Jul 8, 12

EgyptAir Plus
- 20% Bonus Plus Miles on EgyptAir flights to/from Egypt. More... Until Mar 31, 12


Etihad Guest
- 50,000 Bonus Guest Miles for new office purchases with Regus. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Millennium & Copthorne Loyalty Club
- Double Loyalty Points on qualified stays at Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. More... Apr 1 - May 31, 12
- Double Loyalty Points when you book the Loyalty Club Member Package at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points when you apply for and receive the Qantas American Express Discovery Card. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Royal Brunei Royal Skies
- Earn up to Triple Royal Skies Miles when you rent a Hertz car from participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More... Until Jun 30, 12

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at the Dedeman Palandöken and Dedeman Palandöken Ski Lodge. More... Until Apr 15, 12
- 10X Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Rixos The Palm Dubai. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 14: InterContinental Hotels Group

The Q2 Stay X Get Y Priority Club Bonus Point Offers are out from IHG and they are our Bonus Offer Highlight for March 14! These promo codes which are meant to be targeted, can be typically used by any Priority Club member but it is a toss up as to which version you will be successful at registering for. For the first time their are also two different variations in the criteria, the standard offer of Stay X amount of nights for Y amount of bonus points and now their are also 'Stay' versions instead of nights where you have to complete separate stays to get your bonus. Hopefully for most you can qualify for the 'Nights' Option especially if you have one or only a couple of long stays planned for Q2. If you qualify for the stay option you may have to do some hotel hopping to get your bonus.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide, Do not sign up until the previous quarter is over. Use the following codes to register Online (use the smallest amount first and then go on to the next if you do not qualify, however once you do qualify for one you cannot sign up for any others):
Stay 3 Nights, Get 5,000 - Code 1385
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000 - Code 1386
Stay 7 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 1387
Stay 8 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 1388
Stay 10 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 1389
Stay 12 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 1390
Stay 15 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 1391
Stay 18 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 1392
Complete 3 Stays Get 5,000 - Code 1393
Complete 4 Stays Get 5,000 - Code 1394
Complete 7 Stays Get 10,000 - Code 1395
Complete 8 Stays Get 10,000 - Code 1396
Complete 10 Stays Get 15,000 - Code 1397

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays in a Deluxe Parkview Room at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. More... Until May 31, 12
- Double GC Award Points for stays on a qualifying rate at Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double GC Award Points and an upgrade from a Deluxe Room to a Deluxe Bay View Room for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. More... Until May 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Double Preferred-qualifying miles for US Airways flights between Washington, DC (DCA) and Jackson, MS. More... Until Apr 22, 12
- Earn up to 500 Bonus Dividend Miles when you book your hotel on usairways.com. More... Book by Apr 15, 12

Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Golden Lotus Miles for flights between Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and Moscow, Paris, Frankfurt or London Gatwick. More... May 15 - Jun 15, 12 & Sep 15 - Oct 15, 12
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Golden Lotus Miles for flights between Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and Melbourne or Sydney. More...  May 1 - Jun 15, 12 & Aug 1 - Aug 31, 12
- 100% Bonus Golden Lotus Miles for flights between - Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou. More...  Apr 9 - 15 & May 4 - 31, 12

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you fly Virgin Atlantic between Shanghai and London. More... Until May 31, 12 Residents of China Only

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight March 13: Oman Air

Today's Bonus Offer Highlight is actually a discounted reward redemption from an airline that is making its name known in the Middle East and beyond. In terms of Frequent Flyer Bonuses, think of this offers as a 50% bonus on a full a redemption!

Oman Air Sindbad
50% Sindbad Miles Discount for Sindbad Reward Tickets between Muscat and Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, Zurich, Milan, Kathmandu, Colombo, or Male. More... Until Apr 30, 12

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles when you rent any size car at any participating Alamo locations in the United States or Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Frontier Early Returns
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Denver and Harrisburg. More... May 22 - Jun 30, 12
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Denver and Great Falls. More... May 14 - Jun 30, 12
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Denver and Cedar Rapids. More... May 17 - Jun 30, 12
- Double Early Returns Miles on flights between Denver and Bloomington/Normal. More... May 18 - Jun 30, 12

Kingfisher King Club
- Double King Miles for stays at Citrus Hotels in India. More... Until May 31, 12

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. More... Jun 1 - Aug 19, 12 

Miles & More
- 25% Bonus Miles & More Miles for Brussels Airlines flights between Brussels and New York. More... Jun 1 - Aug 31, 12

Oman Air Sindbad
- Double Sindbad Miles on every rental with Budget in Oman. More... Until May 31, 12
- Earn up to Quadruple Sindbad Miles when you rent a Hertz car for 3+ days at participating locations Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 12
- Earn up to Quadruple Sindbad Miles for Sixt rentals in Switzerland. More... Until May 31, 12

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles for flights between Lisbon or Porto and Rome. More... Book by Mar 31 for flights between May 2 - Nov 30, 12

Virgin America Elevate
- (OFFER EXTENDED) Double Elevate Points when you rent any vehicle for two or more days in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. More... Until Jun 30, 12