Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 31: InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG released their latest set of Point Breaks offers yesterday and just in case you are not aware of this promotion this is IHG's famous discount for reward nights at select hotels Worldwide. Point Breaks offers are available for a a flat 5,000 Priority Club points per night and can include the highest of the high end InterContinental Hotels and Resorts locations that normally cost between 40,000 and 50,000 Priority Club points. It is for this reason that the newest set of Points Breaks offers is our Bonus Offer Highlight. Some other offers to look out for is the Aeroplan bonus for Brussels Airlines flights and there is an online booking bonus for using KLM.bg (KLM Bulgaria), techincally speaking I believe this offer would be for flights departing from Bulgaria but there are no terms and conditions attached so perhaps you can get the bonus for other flights as long as you book via KLM.bg.


InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
Priority Club Point Breaks Offer- 5,000 points per night for reward stays at participating hotels Worldwide. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru Oct 15, 2012. Full Details,and Online booking



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you fly on all Brussels Airlines flights to/from Brussels except New York. More... Sep 1 - Oct 31, 12

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 2,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you book your ticket online on klm.bg. More... Until Aug 31, 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 Oct 31, 12

Thai Airways Royal Orchid
- Double Royal Orchid Miles and 20% off for stays 2+ nights that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

United Mileage Plus
- Double Mileage Plus Miles and 20% off for stays 2+ nights that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 750 Dividend Miles for stays at La Quinta Inns & Suites in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Earn up to Triple Dividend Miles on all Sixt Car Rentals worldwide. More... Book by Sep 30, 12 for rentals until Dec 31, 12

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 30: Starwood Hotels

First day of the new work week, second last day of the month! We should soon be seeing a peak in bonuses as is typically seen at the start of a month although we still had some great new offers added today. Two Starwood resorts in Arizona are celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a special stay bonus and that bonus happens to be our highlight of the day but don't miss out on the newest American Express offering in the U.S., the new Alitalia American Express Card for all you AZ flyers. I have also updated the FFB listing of Emirates Skywards Miles Accelerator offers for August and be sure to see the free mileage offer from TAP Portugal, it is limited to th first 1,500 registrants so be sure to take advantage of it sooner than later.

Starwood Preferred Guest
10,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Scottsdale and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Chandler. Bonus Points awarded when you complete at least a one night stay at each resort. Full Details & Online Booking Aug 10 - Dec 29, 12



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Baltic Baltic Miles
- Double Baltic Miles for stays at the Viimsi Spa hotel. More... Aug 7 - Sep 30, 12

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you apply for and receive the Alitalia MilleMiglia American Express Card. More... Residents of the U.S. only

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for stays at any Sino Group of Hotels in Hong Kong and Singapore. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Emirates Skywards
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Skywards Miles with the August Miles Accelerator offer 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. More... Aug 1 - 31, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays on the "JAL Mileage Bank, Double Mileage Plan" at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo. More... Aug 1 - Sep 27, 12

Kuwait Airways Oasis Club
- Double Oasis Club Miles when staying on the best available rate at any Rotana property across the Middle East and Africa. More... Ongoing

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 3,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays in a Suite at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Scottsdale. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- 3,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays in a Suite at The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa Chandler. More... Until Dec 31, 12

TAP Portugal Victoria
- 200 Victoria Miles to all Victoria members who register with the TMN spotyad service. Limited to the first 1500 people who join. More...

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- 500 Miles&Smiles Miles per night (max 2,000) for stays at SwissĂ´tel Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Double Dividend Miles and 20% off for stays 2+ nights that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: July 23 - 29, 2012

Bringing you the 'World' of frequent traveller promotions, the following five offers were picked from over 50 new bonuses that I added to FFB from 29 different programs. What do you think of this weeks bonus offer picks?

Bonus Offer for Flying
JetBlue TrueBlue: Double True BluePoints when you fly to or from Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport. Full details Book by Aug 12 for travel until Oct 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
United Mileage Plus: Earn up to Triple Mileage Plus miles for stays at any participating Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. Earn double miles for stays of 2 nights, triple for 3+ nights. Full detail Until Aug 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson: - Double Gold Points for stays at participating Park Inn, Park Plaza and Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. More... Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12

Bonus Offer for Driving
Air France KLM Flying Blue: Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for Avis rentals of 3 days or more Worldwide.
2nd qualifying rental = 2000 bonus Flying Blue Miles
3rd qualifying rental = 5000 bonus Flying Blue Miles
4th qualifying rental = 7500 bonus Flying Blue Miles
5th qualifying rental = 14000 bonus Flying Blue Miles
6th qualifying rental = 20000 bonus Flying Blue Miles
Full Details
Until Sep 30, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Marriott Rewards:
30,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you apply for and receive the Premier card. Points are awarded after your first purchase.
Annual Fee: $120 (waived in the first year)
Supplementary cards: free
30,000 Marriott Rewards Points sign up bonus after your first purchase
1 Free Night at a Category 1 - 4 location upon card approval
5 Marriott Rewards points per $ spent at Marriott locations
2 Marriott Rewards points per $ spent on Airline Tickets, Car Rental agencies and restaurants
1 Marriott Rewards point on all other spending
15 Night credit towards elite status, which translates to automatic Silver status
Anniversary bonus of 1 free night at a Category 1 - 4 location
Apply online.

Canadian Residents Only

Bonus Page Upates: July 23 - 29, 2012

July 27: China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Emirates Skywards | Garuda Frequent Flyer | JetBlue TrueBlue | Marriott Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards

July 26: Air Baltic Baltic Miles | Etihad Guest | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Saudia Alfursan | Ukraine International Panorama Club

July 25: Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer | Frontier Airlines Early Returns | Hainan / Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Qatar Airways Privilege Club

July 24: Air Canada Aeroplan | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air Madagascar Namako | Best Western Rewards | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | South African Airways Voyager

July 23: Aeroflot Bonus | American AAdvantage | Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer | United Mileage Plus

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 27: Marriott

Last day of the week see the Canadian Marriott Rewards Platinum Visa replaced with a new Premier Visa card. This card continues Chase's lead in Canada in terms of no-foreign transaction fee cards. The new card offers up way more when compared to the old Platinum Visa and that is why it is my highlight of the day. Another offer to note is that ff you happen to be a Colorado based Frontier Elite tier member, Southwest will give an elite status match, see below for more details. Have a great weekend everyone!

Marriott Rewards
30,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you apply for and receive the Marriott Rewards Premier card. Points are awarded after your first purchase.
Annual Fee: $120 (waived in the first year)
Supplementary cards: free
30,000 Marriott Rewards Points sign up bonus after your first purchase
1 Free Night at a Category 1 - 4 location upon card approval
5 Marriott Rewards points per $ spent at Marriott locations
2 Marriott Rewards points per $ spent on Airline Tickets, Car Rental agencies and restaurants
1 Marriott Rewards point on all other spending
15 Night credit towards elite status, which translates to automatic Silver status
Anniversary bonus of 1 free night at a Category 1 - 4 location
Apply online.

Canadian Residents Only


Other Bonus Offers added today:
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Double Dynasty Flyer Miles for stays at participting Regal Hotels in Hong Kong and China. More... Until Oct 31, 12

Emirates Skywards
- Triple Skywards Miles when staying in a Club Rotana Room or a Club Rotana Suite at Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Garuda Frequent Flyer
- Double GFF Miles for flights between Balikpapan and Singapore. More... Until Oct 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus GFF Miles when you join the Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer program. More... Until Oct 31, 12 Valid for residents of Balikpapan or Singapore only

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at participating Hyatt properties in the United Arab Emirates. More... Until Sep 1, 12

Southwest Rapid Rewards
- Elite Status Match for Colorado residents who have tier membership in Frontier EarlyReturns. More... Until Aug 31, 12

City Bonus Highlight: Denver (DEN)

FFB's City Bonus Highlight looks at route bonuses to/from a particular city as well as select bonuses for staying in hotels in or around that city. This week we look at the Mile High City AKA Denver.

Past City Bonus Highlights: BangkokFrankfurt | Hong Kong | LondonLos Angeles | New York | Sydney | Tokyo | Toronto | Washington D.C.





Route Bonuses for DEN
There are a few options to earn bonuses on flights to or from Denver, check them out:
From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
To/From Denver up to 30,000 Bonus Miles American AAdvantage Register by Sep 15, 12
To/From Denver on JetBlue Double Miles Emirates Skywards Until Sep 30, 12
Cancun Denver 5,000 Bonus Points Southwest Rapid Rewards Jun 1 - Aug 31, 12
Denver Cancun 5,000 Bonus Points Southwest Rapid Rewards Jun 1 - Aug 31, 12
Denver Montreal Up to 7,500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Aug 31, 12
Denver Punta Cana Double Miles Frontier Early Returns Until Aug 4, 12
Denver South Bend Double Miles Frontier Early Returns Oct 11 - Nov 11, 12
Denver Toronto Up to 7,500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Aug 31, 12
Montreal Denver Up to 7,500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Aug 31, 12
Punta Cana Denver Double Miles Frontier Early Returns Until Aug 4, 12
South Bend Denver Double Miles Frontier Early Returns Oct 11 - Nov 11, 12
Toronto Denver Up to 7,500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Aug 31, 12
       
Hotel Bonuses for the Denver area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Dever area:

Best Western

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


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


Carlson Hotels

2,000 Bonus Gold Points + 3rd Night Free for stays at Radisson hotels located in North and South America that are paid for with your American Express® card. Full Details and Online Booking Until Sep 30, 12

2,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Bed & Breakfast Package for Two in North and South America. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12

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

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


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

1,000 Bonus Points for stays at various Choice hotels locations across Colorado. Full Details, and online booking

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


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

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

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

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

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

Hyatt
1,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points
when you stay at HYATT House Boulder/Broomfield. Simply request Offer Code 1KGP. Full details Until Aug 31, 12

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

InterContinental Hotels Group

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


Receive a $75 Vacation Pay Prepaid MasterCard® when you stay two consecutive weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) at any of the IHG Family of Brands’ hotels (Up to $300).
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Sep 3, 12
Restrictions: Residents of the US OnlyReceive a $50 Travel Bonus Prepaid MasterCard® when you Stay two consecutive weekday nights at any of the IHG Family of Brands’ hotels (Up to $200).
Full Details, Registration and Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Aug 6, 12
Restrictions: Residents of the US Only


Marriott

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


Marriott MegaBonus: Triple Airline Miles
for all stays starting with your second stay at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Jul 1 - Aug 31, 12
Preferred Hotel Group
Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12

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

Wyndham Rewards

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



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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 26: Marriott

The 4th day of the work week saw a wide variety of bonus offers for flights, hotel stays, car rentals, and shopping. Marriott Rewards is bringing back its 10K point offer in London but this time it is good for Thursday through Monday stays rather than Sunday as we saw earlier in the year. Also check out the free miles offer from Emirates and Sofitel that we posted about earlier today, nice flight bonuses from Ukraine International and a pretty decent mileage bonus for Hertz rentals if you are member of Saudi Arabian's Alfursan program.

Marriott Rewards
10,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay any night Thursday-Monday in a king leisure room at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park. Full Details and Online Booking Aug 4 - Oct 26, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Baltic Baltic Miles
- Double Baltic Miles when you buy a BeSafe child safety seat from Okid. More... Until Aug 31, 12
Emirates Skywards
- 500 Bonus Skywards Miles for entering Sofitel's 80 Night contest plus 500 more bonus Skywards miles if you are not a member of Le Club Accorhotels and join the program. More... Until Aug 18, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays at participaiting Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong, China and Philippines. More... Until Aug 30, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you ship at the East India Company flagship store in Mayfair, London. More... Until Sep 20, 12 Valid for JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members registered in Europe, Middle East and Africa Region

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on a Wednesday or Thursday night at the Jeddah Marriott Hotel. . More... Aug 1 - Oct 15, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay of two nights Friday-Sunday at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Courtyard Bangkok, or the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok. More... Oct 22, 12 - Jan 14, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Courtyard Albuquerque Airport or tge Residence Inn Albuquerque. More... Oct 14 - Dec 19, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall, Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown/Market Square, Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport/North Star Mall or the Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square. More... Until Oct 1, 12
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay five or more nights at the Residence Inn Dallas Market Center.More... Oct 21, 12 - Jan 12, 13

Saudi Arabian Alfursan
- 5,000 Bonus Alfursan Miles for Hertz rentals of 5+ days in Belgium; Canada; France; Germany; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Spain; Switzerland; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom or the USA. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Alfursan Miles on all Budget rentals in Saudi Arabia. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Alfursan Miles for stays at all participating Golden Tulip locations Worldwide.. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Ukraine International Panorama Club
- 3,000 Bonus Panorama Club Miles when you flt 4 segments between Kiev and Brussels. More... Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12
- Double Panorama Club Miles for flights between Kiev and Helsinki.. More... Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Flying Club Miles and 20% off for stays 2+ nights that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Earn up to 1,000 Free Emirates Skywards Miles with Sofitel

Accor Hotels has a launched a big contest for their Sofitel hotel brand called "Around the World with Sofitel - 80 Magnifique Nights" with an amazing grand prize of RTW tickets for 2 plus + 31 nights in 8 Sofitel's that you pick during the contest registration process. It is during this registration process that you can earn up to 1,000 Bonus Emirates Skywards miles.  You will earn 500 Skyward miles for entering the contest and if you are not a Leclub Accor Hotels member you will earn another 500 Skyward miles for joining the program. Be sure to sign up soon as the contest ends on August 17.


Here is how I would go about this registering for this promotion

1. Sign up for the Leclub Accor Hotels program, be sure to check the "promotional code" box and  use promo code EMSOF when you join and then set your account to automatically credit your Emirates Skywards account.

2. Go to the contest website www.sofitel80nights.com and complete the contest, once at the end there is a section for you to earn more entries by inputting your Leclub number and also your Skywards number. First enter your Leclub number you got in step 1 (or your existing number if you were already a member) then choose Emirates from their drop down list and input your Skywards number along with the promo code EMSOF.

3. Wait and see if all the miles post to your Skywards account! For complete details on the Emirates portion of the contest please visit Skywards.com.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 25: Air Mauritius

Day 3 of new bonus offers this week was relatively quiet. No huge offers to really grab anyone's attention but for those of you who have followed me for sometime know that at times I like to highlight lesser known or unusual programs and their offers which happens to be the case today. Not sure how many of my readers may take advantage of this but then again you do come from all corners of the globe so maybe just maybe one or two of you may use it!

Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer
50% Bonus Kestrelflyer Miles for flights between Mauritius and Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai or Bangalore. Full Details Until Oct 16, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Frontier Airlines Early Returns
- Double Early Returns Miles for flights between Denver and South Bend IN. More... Oct 11 - Nov 11, 12

Hainan / Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings
- Double Fortune Wings Kilometers on all qualifying rates at any participating Meritus Hotels and Resorts in Singapore, Malaysia or China. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Fortune Wings Kilometers for all Hertz at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Sep 30, 12

JetBlue TrueBlue
- Earn up to Quadruple True BluePoints when you rent any Hertz vehicle for one or more days at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. More... Until Oct 31, 12
- Earn up to 200 Bonus True BluePoints for Carmel ground transportation that is booked online. More... Until Dec 15, 12

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points for stays on the "3 = 2" special offer rate at The Menzies Sydney, Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach or Novotel Wollongong Northbeach. More... Book by Oct 21 for stays until Nov 10, 12

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles for all Budget rentals in Europe, Middle East and Africa. More... Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 24: JetBlue

Today was a very good for new bonus offers! I could have given the highlight to a few different offers including Club Carlson but they kind of held the spotlight last week so today I'll give it to JetBlue. Some other offers to watch out for are of course Club Carlson's Double Points in EMEA, super early notice once again from Etihad for double miles on a route that starts next June and I have to apologize for only now posting Flying Blue's Avis Accumulator offer which has seemingly been around since April, not sure how that one slipped by! Oh yeah I almost forgot, please welcome Air Madagascar Namako as the newest program on FFB!

PS: Don't Forget about the amazing Stash Hotel Rewards deal we broke today!

JetBlue TrueBlue
Double True BluePoints when you fly to or from Washington D.C. Reagan National Airport. Full details Book by Aug 12 for travel until Oct 31, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 60,000 Aeroplan Miles when you purchase or lease a new 2012 Infiniti FX, QX or M. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays at participating Kempinski and Lugaron Collection Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays of at least 2 nights at participating Regent hotels in China, Croatia, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan and the Turks and Caicos Islands. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays at any of the Taj Grand Palaces including Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur and Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for Avis rentals of 3 days or more Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Air Madagascar Namako
- 30 Bonus Namako Points when you join the Air Madagascar Namako program. More...

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Poitiers Centre Le Grand Hotel - Poitiers or the BEST WESTERN Prince Montmartre - Paris. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Rewards Points for stays of 3 or more nights Sunday to Thursday at the Best Western Country Suites Indianapolis. More... Until Oct 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at any of 11 participating Best Westerns in Ireland. More... Residents of Ireland Only

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Double Gold Points for stays at participating Park Inn, Park Plaza and Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, The Middle East and Africa. More... Aug 1 - Sep 30, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book a cumulative total of six hotel nights via Ctrip within one promotion month. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo. More... Jun 1 - 30, 13

South African Voyager
- Double Voyager Miles for stays at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort & Spa. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Stash Hotel Rewards to offer 1,000 point NYC reward nights

Fresh in my email from Stash Hotel Rewards is a teaser about an upcoming reward night promotion that will offer a one night stay in New York City for only 1,000 Stash points. You can get 1,000 points for joining the program via Loyalty Travelers link, there you go now you'll have enough for that free night. There are no details yet as to when or how this will happen but they ask you to follow them on Facebook or Twitter to get the complete details once they are released. You can follow them on Facebook here and on Twitter here.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 23: American Airlines

As is typical on a Monday I wasn't able to add very many bonus offers to FFB but of those added check out this AA offer for Avis rentals (and even Budget rentals below):

American AAdvantage
Earn up to 5,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on a qualifying rental at participating Avis airport locations in the US and Canada.
- Earn 3,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles on rentals of 1-2 days.
- Earn 5,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles on rentals of 3 days or more.
Use coupon #MUAA035, AWD # K817165 and provide your AAdvantage number when making your reservation at Avis.com Until Aug 31, 12


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- 1,000 Bonus Miles per night for stays at the Amathus Beach Hotel Limassol and Amathus Beach Hotel Paphos. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- 1,500 Bonus Miles per night for stays at the Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes in an Elite Suite. More... Until Sep 30, 12

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on a qualifying rental at participating Budget airport locations in the US and Canada. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 50% Bonus Safar Flyer Miles for flights between Casablanca and London. More... Jul 27 - Aug 12, 12
- 25% Safar Flyer Miles Discount on economy class award tickets to/from Morocco. More... Until Aug 17, 12
- Double Safar Flyer Miles for stays at the Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort & Spa. More... Until Sep 30, 12

United Mileage Plus
- Earn up to Triple Mileage Plus miles for stays at any participating Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12


New Citi® Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Signature® Card

Citibank and Hilton officially introduced a new card for the U.S. market today: the Citi® Hilton HHonors Reserve Visa Signature® Card. This new card comes with some significant benefits like instant Hilton Gold Status (+Diamond status if you spend $40K) and 2 free weekend nights at most Hilton properties worldwide. Some other features include an anniversary bonus of another free weekend night when you spend at least $10,000 on the every 12 months and awards 10 HHonors points for Hilton spend, 5 points for airline and car rental charges and 3 points on all other spending.

Complete details from the press release:
Weekend Night Certificates for Stays at Thousands of Hotels in the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio
·         Two weekend night certificates after spending $2,500 in purchases within the first four months of cardmembership.
·         Anniversary bonus of one weekend night certificate each year after $10,000 in annual purchase spend.

More Ways to Earn HHonors Bonus Points on Everyday Purchases
·         Ten HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on hotels stays within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, in addition to base points normally earned for stays.
·         Five HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on airlines and car rental purchases.
·         Three HHonors Bonus Points for every $1 spent on all other purchases.

Special Access to Travel, Entertainment and More 
·         Elite Hilton HHonors Gold status, which offers special benefits including HHonors point bonuses, free high-speed wireless, complimentary food and beverages and room upgrades when available, executive lounge access and more.
·         Through Citi Private Pass®, Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve cardmembers can get more access to the best in music, sports, family entertainment and dining. Citi Private Pass offers perks like VIP access, unique experiences, ticket presales and preferred seating.
·         Complimentary assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week around the world through the Visa Signature Concierge. Visa Signature, Visa’s premium credit offering, helps cardmembers get the most out of life with a range of valuable benefits that save time and money, while providing a full suite of perks and rewards.

Ease and Global Acceptance Wherever You Travel Globally
·         No foreign purchase transaction fees.
·         Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with chip-based technology.
Not a bad offering for our U.S. readers who are HHonors members or are looking for the instant elite status for Hilton stays. You can apply for the new Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve Card online at www.hiltonreserve.com. Are you going to consider this card for your credit card portfolio? Let us know by commenting below on why or why not.

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: July 15 - 22, 2012

There were a lot of new bonus offers added to FFB this week although in total we only added them to 29 different programs. Some programs like British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Thai Royal Orchid saw numerous new promotions posted. These are my picks of the week out of all the offers and I would love to know if your are going to take advantage of any of them (or any other offers we added for that matter) by commenting below!

Bonus Offer for Flying
American AAdvantage: Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on all American Airlines flights Worldwide. This promotion is part of AA Bourne Legacy promotion, see note below. Bonus miles as follows:
# Round-Trips - Bonus - Total Bonus
1 - 1,000 - 1,000
2 - 3,000 - 4,000
3 - 6,000 - 10,000
4 - 9,000 - 19,000
5 - 11,000 - 30,000
Register Online (Registration is required) Register by Sep 15 for travel Sep 3 - Nov 15, 12
Valid for residents of the U.S. and Puerto Rico only.
Registration for the American Airlines AAdvantage Welcome To The Program Sweepstakes at AA.com/BourneLegacy before August 31, 2012 is also required to qualify for this offer.


Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
Cathay Pacific: Double Asia Miles for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Plus the first 200 new registerants will earn additional 750 Asia Miles. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

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

Bonus Offer for Driving
United Mileage Plus: Triple Mileage Plus Miles when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. Use coupon #MUAZ036 and BCD U072806 when making your advance reservation online at Budget.com Until Dec 31, 12

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Iberia Plus:
 2,500 Bonus Avios Points when you register your children for the Iberia Plus Kids Program. Full details Until Aug 31, 12

Bonus Page Updates: July 15 - 22, 2012

Jul 20: Accor Leclub | Air China Phoenix Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | | Iberia Plus | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Thai Royal Orchid

Jul 19: British Airways Executive Club | Carlson Hotels Club Carlson | China Southern Sky Pearl Club | Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles | Hilton HHonors | JetBlue TrueBlue | TAM Fidelidade

Jul 18: Aegean Miles & Bonus | Gol Smiles | TAP Portugal Victoria | United Mileage Plus

Jul 17: Aeroflot Bonus | Avianca TACA LifeMiles | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Southwest Rapid Rewards | US Airways Dividend Miles | Wyndham Rewards

Jul 16: American AAdvantage | ANA All Nippon Mileage Club | Hyatt Gold Passport | Starwood Preferred Guest

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bonus Offer Highlight July 20: Air France KLM

The last day of the work is pretty typical in that fact that there aren't as many bonus offers left to post onto the website and today wasn't really any different. We see a third Starwood offer for an Asian airline (Cathay & China Southern have already been posted) and I am sure we will dig up more of this 'double miles' for all Starwood stays offer that is coming to us from Asia. Although the Starwood offer is a great offer I decided to appease my German followers and give them the Bonus Offer Highlight that comes to us today from Air France KLM:

Air France KLM Flying Blue
Double Flying Blue Miles for Air France flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Istanbul, Kiev or Yerewan or KLM flights between Amsterdam and Istanbul, or Almaty. Book online at KLM.de. or at Air France.de Until Aug 31, 12 Residents of Germany only


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Accor Hotels Le Club
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points plus your 4th night free at Sofitel Properties in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Plus the first 200 new registerants will earn additional 750 Phoenix Miles Kilometers. More... Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays until Jan 31, 13

Air France KLM Flying Blue

- Double Flying Blue Miles for Air France flights between Brussels and Nantes, Bordeaux or Lyon. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- 5,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for Air France flights between Niamey and Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Marseille, Shanghai, or Washington D.C.. More... Until Aug 25, 12 Residents of Niger only

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios Points for stays at Derby Hotels in Barcelona and London and Paris. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Triple Avios Points for stays at Derby Hotels in Madrid, and Paris. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at participating Husa Hotels in Spain. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at Occidental Hotels in Madrid & Santo Domingo. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays on Official or Business rates at Paradores. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles + a free upgrade for stays of 2+ nights at The Marco Polo Suzhou. More... Aug 1 - Oct 30, 12

Thai Airways Royal Orchid
- Double Royal Orchid miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days of a Group C or higher car in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles and up to 40% off published rates when you stay at any Anantara hotel or resort Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays of 2+ nights at participating Centara Hotels & Resorst in Thailand. More... Until Sep 15, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays of two consecutive nights or more at participating Dusit Hotels worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays for stays in a Suite on a 'Suitely Sensational' rate at over 70 Kempinski Hotels Worldwide. More... Aug 1 - Sep 15, 12
- Double Royal Orchid Miles when you book the “Linger longer for less" offer for 2 or more nights at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid miles when you book online at Delight Rates or Bed & Breakfast rates for two consecutive nights or more at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid miles for stays at participating Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Royal Orchid Miless for stays at participating Pullman Hotels in Asia. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid miles for stays at any participating Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 12
- Double Royal Orchid miles for stays at the St. Regis Bangkok. More... Until Sep 30, 12

City Bonus Highlight: Sydney (SYD)

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

Past City Bonus Highlights: BangkokFrankfurt | Hong Kong | LondonLos Angeles | New York | Tokyo | Toronto | Washington D.C.



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

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

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


Best Western

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


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


Carlson Hotels

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

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

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


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


Hilton

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

InterContinental Hotels Group

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


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

Marriott

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


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

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

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

Wyndham Rewards

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



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