Thursday, December 20, 2012

Melia Mas Rewards 20% Buy Bonus = Cheaper Air Berlin Business Class tickets

UPDATE: This offer has been extended January 31st!

Melia Hotels International Mas Rewards program just launched a buy points option (powered by points.com) and to celebrate the launch they are offering a 20% bonus on points purchased. So I started evaluating ways that you could utilize this offer for some redemption options that can save you money. I'm sure there may be more than this but here one example of a redemption option that can save a good chunk of change:


Disclaimer: I will email Mas Rewards to see if points purchased can be transferred to their airline partners. I sent them a tweet on Nov 30 with no response:



Update: According to their Facebook page you can, so I have decided to make this post live that has been sitting in my drafts for a little while!



airBerlin topbonus is partner of the Mas Rewards program and Mas Rewards points transfer to Top Bonus at a rate of 2:1, which is probably their best ratio compared to their other partners like American and Delta.


So I wanted to see if it would be worthwhile to buy Mas Rewards points to redeem on airBerlin. Mas Rewards only allows you to buy up to 100,000 points in a 12 month period so I looked at airBerlin options at 60,000 miles and lower (100,000 Mas Points + 20% bonus of 20,000 Points converted to topbonus equals 60,000 Miles). One option under this amount is for a one way airBerlin Business Class ticket between North America and Berlin. According to airBerlin it costs 40,000 miles one way. This would require the purchase of 80,000 Mas Points, which with this promo the closest option is to buy 67,000 points + the 13,400 points bonus for 536EUR


I then looked at the cost of a one way Business Class ticket between New York and Dusseldorf on January 6, 2013. The cost total cost was 1758.30EUR
Next I checked availability for the same flight using topbonus Miles and there was availability at 40,000 Miles + 136.41 EUR
So to buy the Mas points and redeem for the flight you are looking at a total cost of 672.41EUR. That's nearly a 1,100EUR savings on the flight if you take the Mas Rewards route!

I can't see any reason this won't work as the only rule I see in the Mas Rewards program is that the points you get when you join the program cannot be converted but they don't state anything about points that are bought via this new route. The only rules under the buy option are that the points do not count towards elite status in the Mas program.

I'd love the hear comments/suggestions about this, other redemption options or even let me know if I am flat out wrong!



City Bonus Highlight: The North Pole (NPI)

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. With the festive season upon us I take a light hearted look at the home town of the jolly old man in the red suit: The North Pole.

Past City Bonus Highlights: AmsterdamBangkok | Brussels | ChicagoDenver | Frankfurt | Ho Chi Minh CityHong Kong | Kuala Lumpur | LondonLos Angeles | New York | Paris | San Diego | Seoul | SingaporeSydney | Tokyo | Toronto | VancouverWarsaw | Washington D.C.




Route Bonuses for NPI
A major hub for various reindeer, the North Pole International airport serves a special purpose once a year seeing the departure of a reindeer powered sleigh. Over and above the Santa bonus you can also enjoy the following route bonuses out of North Pole International:


From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
The North Pole Worldwide Billions of Presents Santa Claus Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Africa 1,000 Bonus Miles Ethiopian Santa Miles Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Australia Triple Points Qantas Christmas Flyer Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Canada 500 Bonus Miles Elf Canada Aeroplan Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Europe 1,000 Bonus Miles Luftsanta Miles & More Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Greece 1,000 Bonus Miles Aegean Miles & Presents Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Japan Double Miles Japan Airlines Snow Bank Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Riga 250 Bonus Points Air Baltic Reindeer Miles Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole Singapore 2,500 Bonus Miles Singapore Airlines KlausFlyer Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United Kingdom Double Miles British Elfways Executive Club Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United Kingdom Double Miles Virgin Santalantic Flying Club Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United States Up to Triple Miles American EElfvantage Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United States Up to Triple Miles Delta SleighMiles Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United States 500 Bonus Points Southwest Rudolph Rewards Dec 24-25, 12
The North Pole United States Quadruple Miles United Airlines St. Nicholas Plus Dec 24-25, 12


Hotel Bonuses for the North Pole area
Here are some bonus offers for stays in the North Pole area:


Best Elfstern Rewards
250 Bonus Rewards Points for any qualified stays at the Best Elfstern Plus North Pole that are booked on bestelfstern.com . There is no limit to the number of bonuses that can be earned. Please include your Best Elfstern Rewards® account number on the reservation to qualify Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 13

Claus Hotels Club Clauson
Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Gold Points PER NIGHT for eligible nights at the Snow Country Inn & Suites Pole Du Nord. Bonus points will be awarded for the total number of nights you stay between October 1 and December 31, 2012:
2,000 bonus points per night when you stay one to five nights
4,000 bonus points per night when you stay six to nine nights
6,000 bonus points per night when you stay 10 to 20 nights
Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Maximum award of 120,000 Bonus Points per member

Le Elf Club Accorhotels

500 Bonus Le Elf Club Accorhotels Points and up to 40% off for stays at the Frosty the Snowman Sofitel Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

Hilton HOHOnors
Earn 1,000 Bonus HOHOnors Points PER NIGHT for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night you stay at the Ho Ho Ho Hilton. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12

Hyatt Snow Passport
3,000 Bonus Snow Passport Points for stays at the Grand Hyatt Rudolph. Request Offer Code REDNOSE at time of booking. Full details Until Feb 28, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Presents Club
5,000 Bonus Presents Club Points when you stay two consecutive nights at the Staybridge Suites® Santa's Workshop hotel. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 30, 12

St. Nicks Chariot Rewards
2,000 Bonus Chariot Rewards Points for stays at the J.W. Chariot North Pole Resort and Spa. Book online with promo code M11 at chariot.com

North Polewood Preferred Guest
Earn 1,000 Bonus Santapoints for stays on the Santa Package at the Sheraton North Pole South Hotel. Package includes a tour of Santa's Workshop, breakfast for 2 at Mrs. Claus' Diner and a sleigh ride. Full details. Until Dec 31, 12

Sleigham Rewards
1,000 Bonus Sleigham Rewards Points on qualifying stays at the Ramada Snow Angel. Book online at ramada.com Book by Jan 31, 13 for stays until Feb 7, 13

December 20 Bonus Offer Highlight: Marriott Rewards

Today is the last day of regular updates for 2012! I want wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the best over the holidays!

The highlight of the day was fought over by two new hotel promos as the next installments of Marriott's MegaBonus and IHG's Stay X Get Y promos came out today. I gave it to Marriott as I don't believe I have the complete list IHG codes yet plus these new IHG bonuses won't count towards Elite Status like they used to. I also finally got to adding the new Club Carlson credit cards for the U.S. market and there is also a new Le Club accorhotels bonus for Sofitel stays in North America.

Marriott Rewards
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn a Free Night or Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Registration is open via "Promotion Central" in your account on Marriott.com Register by Mar 15 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 13
Some of the 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.
- Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights + 15,000 points after 25 paid nights—up to 50,000 bonus points
- Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights + 15,000 points after 20 paid nights—up to 40,000 bonus points


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles

- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at at participating Swissotel Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Feb 25, 13
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers when booking the special rate ""Double Miles for Early Birds" 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1, 12 - Feb 28, 13

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Earn up to 85,000 Bonus Gold Points when you apply for and receive the Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card. More... Residents of the U.S. only
- Earn up to 60,000 Bonus Gold Points when you apply for and receive the Club Carlson Rewards Visa Signature Card. More... Residents of the U.S. only
- Earn up to 85,000 Bonus Gold Points when you apply for and receive the Club Carlson Business Rewards Visa Card. More... Residents of the U.S. only

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- Earn up to 20,000+ Bonus Priority Club Points with the Q1-2013 Stay X Get Y promotions at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide. More... Jan 7 - Apr 30, 13

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 3+ nights at participating Sofitels in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Jan 31, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the W Bangkok. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Jun 30, 13
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Vana Belle, Koh Samui. More... Until Jul 15, 13
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran. More... Jan 31 - Jun 30, 13

United Mileage Plus
- 1,500 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles with your first purchase of $50 or more via Gilt Groupe. More...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19 Bonus Offer Highlight: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

The second last day of full updates for 2012 is now complete and the bonus offer highlight takes us to Asia for the second day in a row. Today's highlight should appease my Chinese readers (you are in the top 10 countries visiting FFB) as you can earn Double Asia Miles between China and Hong Kong. Other bonuses to look at include Gold Passport bonuses for stays at some new or renovated Hyatt hotels and bonus Shangri-La Golden Circle points in Toronto and Vancouver.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Double Asia Miles for every sector flown between Mainland China and Hong Kong on Dragonair and Cathay Pacific. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Feb 28, 13
Valid for residents of Mainland China Only

 

Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 5,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you join the Alaska Airlines Board Room. More... Until Dec 31, 12

British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios for stay sof a minimum of two consecutive nights at any one of the Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotels Worldwide when booking online. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you book and stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating Langham Hotels worldwide. More... Until Feb 22, 13
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles when you book at a qualifying rate at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Double Asia Miles for stays at qualifying rates in eligible room types at any Sino Group of Hotels property. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 13

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 3,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- 5,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Park Hyatt Chennai. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Gold Passport Points for stays at the Park Hyatt Busan. More... Feb 18 - Jun 30, 13
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for weekend stays (Fri, Sat and Sun) in a newly renovated Deluxe guestroom at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle
- Earn up to Triple GC Award Points for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto or Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. More... Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
- Double GC Award Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Haikou. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 13
- Double GC Award Points and a Guaranteed upgrade from a Garden View Room to a Horizon Hill View Room for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 13

Wyndham Rewards

- OFFER EXTENDED Double Wyndham Rewards Points on rentals of 2 or more days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- OFFER EXTENDED Double Wyndham Rewards Points on rentals of 2 or more days at participating Budget locations in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- OFFER EXTENDED 1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points on National rentals of any car class with a rental 3 days or more in the U.S. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Remember to follow FFB on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or subscribe to our Newsletter and RSS feed to ensure you don't miss out on one of the 5,000+ bonus offers we post each year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18 Bonus Offer Highlight: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Singapore Airlines continues with their deluge of flight bonuses with a new offer for Hong Kong & Macau residents which is my highlight of the day. It really is surprising to see so many flight bonuses coming out of SQ this past 6 months as before that it was rare to see them. The other offer to really check out today is a new bonus Starpoints offer at dozens of Starwood locations in 8 U.S. states while Accor has a new bonus for Mercure stays in the U.K..

Be sure to check out the FFB Facebook page for a chance to win an Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge pass!

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Earn up to 46,750 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles
when you fly between Hong Kong via Singapore and San Francisco. Valid on flights SQ002, SQ001. Tickets must be booked online at singaporeair.com
Suites / Business Class earns 46,750 bonus KrisFlyer miles
Economy Class earns 25,500 bonus KrisFlyer miles
Full Details Book by Mar 17 for travel Jan 1 - Mar 24, 13
Restrictions:
Valid for residents ofHong Kong or Macau only
* Eligible booking classes are A, F, P, R in Suites, C, D, J and Z in Business Class, B, E, H, M, N, Q, S, W, Y in Economy Class.



Other Bonus Offers added today:
La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at select La Quinta locations in the United States and Mexico. More... Until Jan 10, 13

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points and up to 40% off for stays at participating Mercure Hotels in the U.K.. More... Until Apr 14, 13

Saudi Arabian Alfursan
- Double Alfursan Miles on Budget rentals in Saudi Arabia. More... Until Feb 2, 13
- Double Alfursan Miles when you stay for a minimum three (3) nights at Amwaj Rotana in a Club Rotana Room or a Club Rotana Suite. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and up to 35% off for Thursday-Sunday stays at participating Starwood Hotels in Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Virginia. More... Until Mar 31, 13

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Quadruple Victoria Miles for stays at the Dom Pedro Palace (Lisbon), Dom Pedro Golf, Dom Pedro Portobelo, Dom Pedro Marina and Meia Praia Beach Club (Algarve) or Dom Pedro Baía Club and Dom Pedro Garajau (Madeira). More... Book by Jan 31, 13 for stays until Feb 28, 13

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: Carlson Hotels Club Carlson

Another short week in store for bonuses as I will wrapping up FFB for 2012 on Thursday. Of course any amazing offers or breaking news will be posted here on the blog, Twitter and Facebook during the Christmas break.

As is sometimes seen in the Bonus Offer Highlight, the actual offer is not for bonus miles or points but is some other worthy offer. Today's highlight is one for instant Club Carlson Gold elite status and while it is supposed to be limited to residents in the Asia Pacific region people are having success signing up for it with a fake address from the Seychelles or Hong Kong and then they are planning on updating their address on file to their actual one at a future date. Other offers to check out are Aeroflot's 2013 yearly select flight bonus, a hotel transfer bonus for British Airways Executive Club, some free Amrtak points for U.S residents who register with Barclay's Bin, and finally after Aerosvit announced their Double Miles bonus on buying miles (up to 30,000 only?) their latest offer provides a new way to fly Business Class between North America (well Toronto or New York) and Kiev or Europe for only ~US$1500 with Aerosvit Meridian's Gift Miles. Be warned however, Aerosvit's Business Class is pretty harsh compared to many other airlines and not even as good as some Premium Economy classes! You can do this by gifting 50,000 miles for US$1,500 which will come with 50,000 bonus miles. That 100,000 miles gets the person gifted the miles business class on Aerosvit from North America to any of their destinations served in Europe. Plus what makes the offer even less pretty is that you have to go buy the miles in person from an Aerosvit office. If you do take (dis)advantage of this, Aerosvit is also offering free mileage transfers between relatives until the end of March.

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
Instant Club Carlson Gold Elite Status when you join Club Carlson via this Jet Airways JetPrivilege promotion. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Mar 31, 13
Restrictions:
Valid for residents of Asia Pacific region only


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- 5,000 Extra Bonus Miles for every fifth round-trip flight with Aeroflot on qualifying fares between Moscow and Kiev, Riga, Samara or St. Petersburg. More... Jan 1 - Dec 31, 13

Aerosvit Meridian
- 100% Bonus Meridian Miles when you gift Meridian miles to friends or relatives. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you book an Everyone's an Original winter rate at participating Fairmont Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- 100 Bonus Guest Rewards Points when you register with Barclay's Bin. More...

British Airways Executive Club
- 25% Bonus Avios when you convert your hotel loyalty points into Avios. More... Until Jan 13, 13

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Instant Club Carlson Gold Elite Status when you join Club Carlson via this Jet Airways JetPrivilege promotion. More... Until Mar 31, 13 Valid for residents of Asia Pacific region only

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles when you book an Everyone's an Original winter rate at participating Fairmont Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 10 - 16, 2012

Despite only adding bonus offers to 21 programs last week, the number of bonuses matched the week before with well over 60 new promos added. From those these are my picks of the week:

Bonus Offer for Flying
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip on Cathay Pacific in Premium Economy Class between Hong Kong and Australia, Europe, India, the Middle East, South Africa, Canada and the US. You’ll also enjoy an additional 500 Asia Miles if you are a newly joined member! Register Online (Registration is required) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
This offer is applicable to flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific fitted with Premium Economy Class seats, between Hong Kong and Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth), Europe (London, Frankfurt, Milan and Paris), India (Delhi), the Middle East (Bahrain, Dubai, and Jeddah), South Africa (Johannesburg), Canada (Toronto and Vancouver) and the US (Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco). This offer will only be available on flights to Milan, Chennai, Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chicago from the first quarter of 2013.


Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer: Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating InterContinental® Hotels Group property in Australasia, Japan, Southeast & Southwest Asia and the Middle East Full Details and Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 31, 13

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Choice Hotels Privileges: Triple Privileges Points on every qualifying stay starting with your second stay at Choice Hotels Worldwide. Stays must be booked at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE. Elite Diamond and Elite Platinum members can book through ChoiceHotels.com 800.4CHOICE, direct at a hotel, or a travel management company, however if booked through ChoiceHotels.com, these members will receive 100 additional Choice Privileges points with every qualifying stay Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Feb 20, 13
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.S. and Canada only


Bonus Offer for Driving
Delta SkyMiles: Earn up to 2,000 Bonus SkyMiles on Hertz rentals in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada or Europe.
Earn 500 additional miles for rentals of 1 to 2 days.
Earn 900 additional miles for rentals of 3 to 4 days.
Earn 2,000 additional miles for rentals of 5 or more days.
Use CDP 165385 and PC 170166 for US/PR/MX/CA rentals or CDP 165385 and PC 170424 for Europe rentals
Click here for Canada/US Rentals
Click here for European Rentals

Until Mar 31, 13

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Aerosvit Meridian:
Double Meridian Miles when you buy Aerosvit Meridian Award miles. Full details. Until Mar 31, 13

Bonus Page Updates: December 10 - 16, 2012

Dec 13: Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Le Club accorhotels | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest

Dec 12: Aerosvit Meridian | Alitalia MilleMiglia | Etihad Guest | Gulf Air FalconFlyer | JetBlue TrueBlue | Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Dec 11: Air Canada Aeroplan | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards | Miles & More | Turkish Miles&Smiles

Dec 10: Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Choice Hotels Privileges | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Marriott Rewards

Thursday, December 13, 2012

City Bonus Highlight: Chicago (ORD)

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 I take you to the windy city: Chicago.

Past City Bonus Highlights: AmsterdamBangkok | BrusselsDenver | Frankfurt | Ho Chi Minh CityHong Kong | Kuala Lumpur | LondonLos Angeles | New York | Paris | San Diego | Seoul | SingaporeSydney | Tokyo | Toronto | VancouverWarsaw | Washington D.C.






Route Bonuses for ORD
A major hub for American Airlines and United does see bonuses from both airlines but also a decent amount of promos from others:


From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
Chicago Hong Kong Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
Chicago Monterrey, Mexico Up to Double Miles United Mileage Plus Jan 7 - Mar 31, 13
Chicago Montreal 500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Toronto 500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Vienna Double Miles Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 - Jul ?, 13
Systemwide up to 50% Bonus Miles Alitalia MilleMiglia Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Double EQM/EQP + Miles American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Double EQMs Frontier Airlines Early Returns Until Dec 31, 12
Systemwide Triple Points JetBlue TrueBlue Until Dec 31, 12
Chicago Asia (exc. Japan) Double Miles ANA All Nippon Mileage Club Nov 1 - Dec 31, 12
Chicago Europe Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles American AAdvantage Sep 25, 12 - Jan 31, 13
Chicago Europe Up to 100,000+ Bonus Avios British Airways Executive Club Until Jan 31, 13
Chicago India Up to 15,000 Bonus Avios British Airways Executive Club Until Dec 31, 13
Chicago London Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
Chicago London Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
Busan Chicago Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 - Dec 31, 12
Cebu Chicago 66% Bonus Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 - Dec 31, 12
Clark Chicago 66% Bonus Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 - Dec 31, 12
Europe Chicago up to 180,000 AAdvantage Miles American AAdvantage Sep 1 - Dec 16, 12
Europe Chicago up to 230,000 Bonus Avios British Airways Executive Club Sep 1 - Dec 16, 12
Halifax Chicago 500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Hong Kong Chicago Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
London Chicago Double Miles American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
London Chicago Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
London Chicago Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
Manchester Chicago Double Miles American AAdvantage Until Dec 31, 12
Manila North America 66% Bonus Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sep 1 - Dec 31, 12
Monterrey, Mexico Chicago Up to Double Miles United Mileage Plus Jan 7 - Mar 31, 13
Montreal Chicago 500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Toronot Chicago 500 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Dec 31, 12
Seoul Chicago 15,000 Bonus Miles Delta SkyMiles Until Dec 31, 12
Vienna Chicago Double Miles Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 - Jul ?, 13
 
Hotel Bonuses for the Chicago area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Chicago area:

Best Western
250 Bonus Rewards Points for any qualified stays in Chicago e that are booked on bestwestern.com . There is no limit to the number of bonuses that can be earned. Please include your Best Western Rewards® account number on the reservation to qualify Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 13

Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you join Best Western Rewards and stay at any Best Western hotel Warsaw. Bonuses awarded as follows
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points instantly when you join Best Western Rewards!
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points for your next stay (Booking must be made online at bestwestern.com and stay much be completed by December 31st, 2012)
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen only

Double Aeroplan Miles on every qualifying stay at participating Best Western hotels in Chicago
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
* Restrictions
Valid for Residents of U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands only

250 Bonus LifeMiles for all qualified Best Western stays in Chicago that are booked on bestwestern.com .Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Gold Points PER NIGHT for eligible nights at Carlson Rezidor hotels in Chicago. Bonus points will be awarded for the total number of nights you stay between October 1 and December 31, 2012:
2,000 bonus points per night when you stay one to five nights
4,000 bonus points per night when you stay six to nine nights
6,000 bonus points per night when you stay 10 to 20 nights
Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Maximum award of 120,000 Bonus Points per member

3,000 Bonus Gold Points for each eligible stay at Carlson Rezidor hotels in Chicago booked through Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

Choice Hotels Privileges
Triple Privileges Points on every qualifying stay starting with your second stay at Choice Hotels Worldwide. Stays must be booked at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE. Elite Diamond and Elite Platinum members can book through ChoiceHotels.com 800.4CHOICE, direct at a hotel, or a travel management company, however if booked through ChoiceHotels.com, these members will receive 100 additional Choice Privileges points with every qualifying stay Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Dec 13, 12 - Feb 20, 13
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.S. and Canada only

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

Fairmont Hotels
Double Airiline Miles when you book an Everyone's an Original winter rate at the Fairmont Chicago Full Details and Online Booking Until Apr 30, 13
Participating Airlines:
Air Canada Aeroplan
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
American AAdvantage
United Mileage Plus

Earn up to Quadruple Avios when staying at the Fairmont Chicago until Dec 31, 12
Bonuses as follows:
1st night earn 500 base Avios + 500 bonus Avios
2nd night earn 500 bonus Avios
3rd night earn 500 bonus Avios
Full Details and Online booking

Hilton
Earn 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night you stay at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here (PDF)

Double Elite Status Stay credit & up to 40% off for eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as of at least 2 nights at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details and online booking Book by Jan 31 for stays Nov 22, 12 - Dec 31, 13

Double Elite Status credit on all eligible stays at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
* Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

There are also dozens on airline mileage bonus for Hilton stays, see our complete summary here.

InterContinental Hotels Group
1,000 Bonus Priority Club Points, complimentary breakfast and a signature drink for stays on the It's not all business offer at Hotel Indigo locations Worldwide. Full Details and Online Booking

5,000 Bonus Priority Club Points when you stay two consecutive nights at any participating Staybridge Suites® hotel or Candlewood Suites® hotel Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 30, 12

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 5502
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000 - Code 5503
Stay 7 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 5504
Stay 8 Nights Get 10,000 - Code 5505
Stay 10 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 5506
Stay 12 Nights, Get 10,000 - Code 5507
Stay 15 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 5508
Stay 18 Nights, Get 15,000 - Code 5509
Register online with one of the codes from above. Until Dec 31, 12

Marriott
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn a Free Night or Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if did register you can still book online at : Marriott for stays until Jan 15, 13
Some of the 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.
- Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights + 15,000 points after 25 paid nights—up to 50,000 bonus points
- Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights + 15,000 points after 20 paid nights—up to 40,000 bonus points

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

Starwood Preferred Guest
SPG Power Up: Earn up to 18,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at more than 1,100 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
- Earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® for every four eligible nights you stay (up to 8,000 bonus Starpoints and 16 nights)
- Earn an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 20 eligible nights.
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET Register by Feb 28, ,13 for stays Jan 15 - Apr 15, 13

SPG Better by the Night: Earn up to Triple Starpoints + an online booking bonus for stays at more than 1,000 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
- Double Starpoints® on eligible stays of 1 or 2 nights
- Triple Starpoints on eligible stays of 3 or more nights
- 250 Starpoints for eligible stays booked at spg.com
- 500 Starpoints for eligible stays booked through the SPG app for iPhone or Android
- 250 Starpoints for checking in on Foursquare during your stay
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if you did regsiter you can still book online at SPG.com to ensure you get your online booking bonus. Register by Nov 30 for stays Oct 1 - Dec 20, 12
Click here for a list of hotels not participating in the up to Triple Starpoints bonus
Online booking bonus is available for all Starwood Hotels worldwide. Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12
Bonuses are as follows:
3,000 Bonus Starpoints on Junior Suites
Triple Starpoints on Deluxe, Lakeview and Michigan Avenue View rooms.

Triple Starpoints for stays in Deluxe and Westin Workout rooms at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus SkyMiles for stays at participating Westin Hotels & Resorts in North America. Full Details & Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus SkyMiles on every Sheraton Club stays at participating Sheraton Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Full Details & Online Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for stays at participating Westin Hotels in the U.S. Canada and Caribbean Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for every Sheraton Club stay at participating Sheraton Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide.. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Asia Miles for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Eastern Miles Points for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays until Jan 31, 13

Double SkyPearl Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Wyndham Rewards
1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points on qualifying stays at participating Wyndham Hotel stays n the U.S. or Canada Full Details or book 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. Book by Jan 31, 13 for stays until Feb 7, 13

December 13 Bonus Offer Highlight: Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest announced their Q1 2013 promo yesterday and although it isn't open for registration yet it is the best offer to feature as the Bonus Offer Highlight. Also be sure to look into the Le Club Accorhotels Sofitel offfer in Germany and the entire next set of Singapore Airlines non-flight bonuses.

I'm off Christmas shopping tomorrow so this will be the last update for the week. Check back in next Monday when the flow of bonus offers will continue!

Starwood Preferred Guest
SPG Power Up: Earn up to 18,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at more than 1,100 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
- Earn 2,000 bonus Starpoints® for every four eligible nights you stay (up to 8,000 bonus Starpoints and 16 nights)
- Earn an extra 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 20 eligible nights.
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. REGISTRATION IS NOT OPEN YET
Register by Feb 28, ,13 for stays Jan 15 - Apr 15, 13


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles for stays at the Fairmont Makati Manila. More... Until Mar 31, 13

EVA Air Evergreen Club
- Double Evergreen Miles for stays of two or more consecutive nights at participating Regent Hotels & Resorts properties worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Le Club Accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the "Magnigique Breakfast" offer at participating Sofitel Hotels in Germany. More... Until Feb 14, 12

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating InterContinental® Hotels Group property in Australasia, Japan, Southeast & Southwest Asia and the Middle East. More...Until Jan 31, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays on the Winter Breaks offer at participating Kempinski Hotels in Worldwide. More...Until Jan 31, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2+ nights at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 22, 13
- Earn 10,000 KrisFlyer Miles (20x bonus) when you make a qualifying stay for at least two consecutive nights in a suite or villa at The PuLi Hotel & Spa Shanghai, The Datai Langkawi, Hotel Okura Amsterdam or Capella Singapore. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More...Until Jan 31, 13
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at a participating Claridge’s, the Connaught or the Berkeley property in London. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 3+ nights at participating Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Worldwide. More...Until Jan 31, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at the Best Available Rate at participating Rendezvous hotels in Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Jan 31, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you book online for stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights at any Shangri-La hotel or resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Until Jan 31, 13
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles for stays at at participating Swissotel Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Until Feb 25, 13
- Double KrisFlyerMiles when booking the special rate ""Double Miles for Early Birds" 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent with Avis in North America, Australia, New Zealand.Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia. More... Until Jan 31,13
- Earn up to Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent with Hertz in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand. More... Until Jan 31,13
- 1,000 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles when you renew or sign up on a contract with 4G smartphone on Singapore’s first nationwide 4G network. More... Until Jan 31, 13