City Bonus Highlight: Chicago (ORD & MDW)

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 2013 City Bonus Highlights:
Abu Dhabi | DallasDubaiHong KongMoscow | New York | Prague

Route Bonuses for ORD & MDW
It’s been three months since our last Chicago highlight and once again the Windy City delivers with lots of route bonuses:

From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
to/from Charlotte 1,000
Bonus Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Apr 14 – Aug 1, 13
to/from Chicago up
to 15,000 Bonus Miles
Air Canada Aeroplan Until Mar 24, 13
to/from Chicago Double
Points
Air Tran A+ Rewards Until May 15, 13
to/from Chicago on oneworld Double
Miles
Malaysia Airlines Enrich Feb 15 – Apr 15, 13
to/from Chicago Double
Points + Double Tier Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Until May 15, 13
Chicago Doha up
to 20,000 Bonus Miles
Qatar Airways Privilege
Club
Apr 10 – Jun 30, 13
Chicago Dusseldorf up
to 20,000 Bonus Miles
American AAdvantage Apr 11 – Jul 15, 13
Chicago Hong Kong Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 – Apr 30, 13
Chicago Japan 2,500
Bonus Miles
Japan Airlines Mileage
Bank
Until Mar 31, 13
Chicago Monterrey,
Mexico
Up
to Double Miles
United Mileage Plus Jan 7 – Mar 31, 13
Chicago Princeton/Trenton Double
EQM’s
Frontier Early Returns Until
May 31, 13
Chicago Princeton/Trenton Triple
Miles
Frontier Early Returns Until
May 31, 13
Chicago Rochester 1,000
Bonus Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Apr 14 – Aug 1, 13
Chicago San Juan 1,000
Bonus Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Apr 14 – Aug 1, 13
Chicago Vienna Double
Miles
Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 – Jul 31, 13
Doha Chicago up
to 20,000 Bonus Miles
Qatar Airways Privilege
Club
Apr 10 – Jun 30, 13
Dusseldorf Chicago up
to 20,000 Bonus Miles
American AAdvantage Apr 11 – Jul 15, 13
Hong Kong Chicago Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 – Apr 30, 13
Monterrey,
Mexico
Chicago Up
to Double Miles
United Mileage Plus Jan 7 – Mar 31, 13
Paris Chicago Double
Miles
American AAdvantage Until Jun 3, 13
Paris Chicago Double
Avios
British Airways Executive
Club
Until Jun 3, 13
Princeton/Trenton Chicago Double
EQM’s
Frontier Early Returns Until
May 31, 13
Princeton/Trenton Chicago Triple
Miles
Frontier Early Returns Until
May 31, 13
Rochester Chicago 1,000
Bonus Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Apr 14 – Aug 1, 13
San Juan Chicago 1,000
Bonus Points
Southwest Rapid Rewards Apr 14 – Aug 1, 13
Vienna Chicago Double
Miles
Miles & More (Austrian) May 17 – Jul 31, 13

Hotel Bonuses for the Chicago area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Chicago area:

Best Western Receive a Free Night Voucher
when you complete three (3) separate qualified
stays at Best Western branded hotels worldwide
– Free night voucher redeemable at Best Western branded hotels in the United
States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands. Limit one (1) free night voucher
per Member during the Promotion Period
– Free night voucher expires June 30, 13.
– Best Western Rewards® MasterCard® holders who pay for each of
their three (3) qualified stays, will receive 1,000 Best Western Rewards
bonus points. Maximum bonus of 1,000 points
Full
details, Online Registration and Booking
(Registration is required)
Feb 11 – Apr 15, 13
250 Bonus Rewards Points
for any qualified stays Worldwide
that were 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)

* Restrictions
Valid for residents of:Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola,
Anguilla – St. Kitts, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas,
Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Christmas Island, Cocos
Islands, Comoros Island, Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba,
Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands/Malvinas,
Faroe Islands, Fiji Islands, former USSR, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana,
Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guinea, Guinea Bissau,
Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Iceland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati,
Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Island, Mauritania,
Mayotte, Micronesia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands
Antilles, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands,
Palestine, Panama, Pitcairn Island, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, Rwanda,
S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Anguilla, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Seychelles Islands, Sierra
Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, St. Pierre Miquelon, St.
Vincent Grenadines, Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania,
Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu,
USA Minor Outlying Islands, Uganda, United States, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands,
Wallis Futuna Islands, West Indies, Western Sahara, Western Samoa, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, 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,
Yemen, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay,
Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Until Jun 30, 13
Receive a Free Night
Voucher when you complete one (1) qualified
stay at Best Western branded hotel worldwide.
Full
details, Online Registration and Booking
(Registration is required)

*
Targeted Offer – May not work for everyone
Feb 11 – Apr 14, 13
Carlson Hotels 2,000
Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Bed
& Breakfast Package for Two at participating Radisson & Hotels in
Chicago
Full Details.
Until
Dec 31, 13
1,000 Bonus Gold Points for a booking a Radisson
Business Class room at participating Radisson
& Hotels in in
Chicago. Full Details.
Ongoing
Choice Hotels NEW
Up to 8,000 Bonus
Privileges Points when you complete 2 qualifying
stays at Choice Hotels Worldwide.
You will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 and maximum
of 8,000 points, depending on how many points were earned from your two
(2) separate qualified stay. 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, 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)
Restrictions:
Valid for Residents of the U.S. and Canada only
Feb 28 – May 15, 13
1,000 Bonus Points
for stays at various Choice hotels locations in Chicago Full
Details, and online booking
Ongoing
Fairmont Hotels Double Airiline Miles
when you book an Everyone’s an Original winter rate at participating Fairmont
Hotels Worldwide.
Full
Details and Online Booking

Participating Airlines:
Air Canada Aeroplan
Air China Phoenix Miles
American AAdvantage
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Miles & More
United Mileage Plus
Until
Apr 30, 13
Earn up to 6,000 Bonus
Aeroplan Miles for stays at Fairmont Hotels
Worldwide.

Earn 750 bonus miles on your 1st stay
Earn 1,000 bonus miles on your 2nd stay
Earn 1,500 bonus miles on your 3rd stay
then 2,750 bonus miles on your 4th stay.
Register Online
(Registration is required) then book online at Fairmont
Feb 1 – Apr 14, 13
Earn up to 1,500 Bonus
Avios for stays at participating Fairmont
hotels Worldwide.
Earn 500 Bonus Avios per night for up to three nights. Full
Details and Online Booking
Until Mar 31, 13
Hilton Double
HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles for
every eligible 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

For a list of excluded properties please see
here
Jan
7 – Mar 31, 13
Hyatt
3,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points
for every 3 nights completed at Hyatt Hotels Worldwide.
Maximum of 45,000 bonus points awarded.
Hyatt Visa cardholders will earn an additional 20% bonus points. Register
Online
(Registration is required)
Register by Apr 30 for stays Mar 1 – May 31, 13
InterContinental Hotels Group Double Priority Club
Points or Airline Miles on your 2nd qualifying
stay at any Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, InterContinental®
Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Alliance® Resorts, Crowne Plaza®
Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn Resort®, or Holiday
Inn Club Vacations® hotels Worldwide
or on your 1st qualifying stay,at Staybridge Suites® or Candlewood Suites®
hotels Worldwide.

US/Canada residents can choose $50 Reward Choice gift card instead of Double
Points or Miles.
UK Residents can choose to earn or £25 John Lewis gift voucher instead
of Double Points or Miles.
US/Canada Residents: Full
Details, Online Registration and Booking

(Registration is required)
UK Residents: Full
Details, Online Registration and Booking

(Registration is required)
Africa, Middle East, Asia Residents: Full
Details, Online Registration and Booking

(Registration is required)
* Valid for new Priority Club members only
Until Apr 30, 13
Earn
up to 20,000+ 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 2 Nights, Get 2,500, Stay another 2 nights, Get 2,500 more- Code 5521
Stay 3 Nights, Get 2,500, Stay another 3 nights, Get 2,500 more- Code 5528
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000, Stay another 4 nights, Get 5,000 more- Code 3411
Stay 5 Nights, Get 10,000, plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every
5 nights after – Code 3414
Stay 10 Nights, Get 15,000, plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every
5 nights after – Code 3415
Stay 15 Nights, Get 20,000, plus earn an additional 5,000 points for every
5 nights after – Code 3416
Register online
with one of the codes from above.
Jan 7 – Apr 30, 13
4,000 Bonus Priority
Club Points (For Ambassador members only) for
stays at the
InterContinental Chicago O’Hare
Full
details and online booking
Until ?
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
Until ?
Le Club Accor Hotels Triple
Aeroplan Miles for stays
at Accor Hotels in Chicago.
Full
Details & Online Booking
Until Apr 15, 13
Triple
SkyMiles for stays at Accor
Hotels in in Chicago
Full
Details & Online Booking
Until Apr 15, 13
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

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 a free night after every second qualifying stay A maximum of two
free nights can be earned and then used at Category 1-5 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
Register by Mar 15 for stays Feb 1 – Apr 30, 13
Marriott
MegaMiles: Double Airline Miles for stays
at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide
starting with your second stay. Full
Details, Online Registration and Booking
Register by Apr 30 for stays Feb 1 – Apr 30, 13
2,500
Bonus Points per stay when you stay
any night Thursday – Sunday at the JW Marriott Chicago
Hotel Full
Details and Online Booking
Mar 19 – May 27, 13
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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if you did register you can still book online
at SPG

Register by Feb 28 ,13 for stays Jan 15 – Apr 15, 13
500 Bonus Starpoints
and receive 35%* off your stay for
Thu-Sun stays at select Starwood locations in Chicago.
Plus get daily breakfast for 2 or a food & beverage credit, and complimentary
high-speed internet access Full
Details and Online Booking.
Until Mar 31, 13
1,000 Bonus SkyMiles
for stays at participating Westin Hotels & Resorts in North
America and the
Caribbean. Full
Details & Online Booking
(Registration is required)
Until Mar 31, 13
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 Mar 31, 13
1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for stays
at participating Westin Hotels in the U.S.
Canada and
Caribbean Full
Details & Online Booking
Until Mar 31, 13
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 Mar 31, 13
Swissotel Double QMiles for
stays at the Swissotel Chicago.
Full
details and online booking
Mar 1 – May 31, 13
Voila Hotel Rewards 25%
Bonus VHR Points for every stay at the
Lexington inn & suites Chicago West / Elgin.
A maximum of 25,000 Bonus Points can be earned during the promotional period.
Register Online
(Registration is required)
Until Apr 30, 13
Wyndham Rewards Earn up to 2,000 Bonus
Wyndham Rewards Points when book the “Best
Available Rate + 1,000 bonus points” or “Best Available Rate +2,000 bonus
points” rate offer at participating hotels in the U.S.
or Canada.
Full Details
or book the rate 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.
Until Dec 31, 13
Double Club
Premier Kilometers for
stays at participating Wyndham Rewards hotels Worldwide.
Full Details
Until
May 6, 13
Double OK Plus Miles
for stays at participating Wyndham Rewards
hotels Worldwide.
Full Details
Until
May 6, 13
Double Alfursan Miles
for stays at participating Wyndham Rewards
hotels Worldwide.
Full Details
Until
May 6, 13
Double Rapid Rewards
Points for stays at participating Wyndham
Rewards hotels Worldwide.
Full Details
Until
May 6, 13
Double Mileage Plus Miles
for stays at participating Wyndham Rewards
hotels Worldwide.
Full Details
Until
May 6, 13

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