Thursday, October 31, 2013

Last Day to Register: Hyatt Gold Passport Discover New Possibilities - up to 50,000 Bonus Points

Today is the last day to register for Hyatt's systemwide promo! Here is the offer as you'll find it on our Hyatt Gold Passport page:

Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for eligible stays at any participating Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, or Hyatt Residence Club™ hotel and resort worldwide, or any participating M life resort.  Members must register to take part in the promotion. Register Online (Registration is required) Register between Sep 9 - Oct 31, 13 for stays between Sep 9 - Nov 30, 13
Bonuses are as follows:
Stay           Earn                                       Total Bonus Points Earned
5 Nights      5,000 bonus points                   = 5,000
10 Nights    additional 10,000 bonus points    = 15,000
15 Nights    additional 15,000 bonus points    = 30,000
20 Nights    additional 20,000 bonus points    = 50,000

October 31 Bonus Offer 'Howl'light: Hyatt Gold Passport

Happy Halloween everyone! Let's start it off with a fun vine making the rounds here thanks to our Creative Director Monique!

Today was a decent day of new offers added to FFB. There weren't any real stand out offers other than the addition of the 5th oneworld airline offer for Qatar Airways flights (Cathay Pacific) So why not feature a hotel opening bonus for once? Hyatt's Andaz brand recently opened a location in Maui and has another tropical location opening up in Costa Rica late December and they have a nice longer stay promotion to celebrate its opening! Other bonuses to check out today include what could be the last large bonus offer from CIBC for Aeroplan in Canada, a double Avios offer for BA members in the UK who book via BA Holidays and a Japan Airlines bonus for Hong Kong based Asia Miles members.

Hyatt Gold Passport
5,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points, 5th Night Free and $150 Resort Credit for stays of 5 or more nights at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. Full details and online booking Book by Dec 31 for stays Dec 20 - Apr 30, 14

All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 3x Aeroplan Miles when purchasing your Air Canada flights at and paying with your CIBC Aerogold® Visa Infinite™ or CIBC Aerogold® Visa™ card. More... Until Nov 26, 13

airBaltic BalticMiles
- Earn up to 6,000 Baltic Miles Points for stays at the IDW Esperanza Resort near Vilnius. More... Until Apr 1, 14
- 12,600 Baltic Miles Points when you buy a special collection sofa from Muzas istaba. More... Until Nov 30, 13

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points for stays at any one of 14 participating Best Western locations in Australia. More... Until ?

British Airways Executive Club
- Double Avios per £1 spent on any flight + hotel or flight + car holiday with British Airways Holidays. More... Book by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 13 Residents of the UK only

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you fly on Japan Airlines between Japan and Honolulu, San Diego and Boston. More... Nov 1 - Feb 28, 14 Valid for residents of Hong Kong only
- Earn Double Asia Miles on all eligible flights with Qatar Airways Worldwide. . More... Nov 15 - Dec 19 & Jan 6 - 31, 14
- Earn up to 30,000 Asia Miles with the American Express Cathay Pacific Corporate Card. More... Until Mar 31, 14 For Taiwan based companies only

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 5,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points, 5th Night Free and $150 Resort Credit for stays of 5 or more nights at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays Dec 20 - Apr 30, 14
- 2 Free Nights and up to a $150 Resort Credit for stays at the Andaz Maui at Wailea. Stay 4 nights and Get 2 nights free + $75 resort credit Stay 5 nights and get 2 nights free + $150 resort credit. More... Until Jan 8, 14

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Triple QMiles when booking any room category at selected Langham properties worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- 500 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Fall into Savings package at The Buena Vista Suites Orlando. More... Until Dec 24, 13
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Thanksgiving Shop & Dine Package at the Caribe Royale Orlando. More... Until Dec 2, 13
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for Sunday-Thursday stays at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, Pismo Beach More... Until Nov 27, 13

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Cathay Pacific: Double Asia Miles for flying on Qatar Airways Worldwide

Number five today! This is the fifth offer from a oneworld airline to come out for the Double Miles celebration of Qatar Airways joining the alliance. Just like those prior to this one, the bonus is relatively simple: Fly Qatar Airways in an eligible fare class and earn double miles!

Here are the details of the offer as it will appear on FFB's Asia Miles Bonus Miles page later today:

Earn Double Asia Miles on all eligible flights with Qatar Airways Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Valid for travel Nov 15 - Dec 19 and Jan 6 - 24, 13
This offer is only applicable to travel booked in subclasses F, P, A (First Class), J, C, D, I (Business Class) and Y, B, H, K, M, L and V (Economy Class) on flights marketed and operated by Qatar Airways. There is no limit to the number of Bonus Asia Miles that can be earned during the promotion period.

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Asia Miles Bonus Miles page for dozens of other flight,  hotel, car rental and other mileage bonuses!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shangri-La Hotels: Earn up to 1,200 GC Award Points for FREE (enough for a free night or other rewards)

Earlier in the week we got an email from Shangri-La Hotels announcing a game to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their Golden Circle frequent guest program. Over the next 6 weeks you can play the game and get  up to 200 GC Awards points per week (Week 1 ends tomorrow so jump on this ASAP to make sure you don't miss out on the points for Week 1). Each week you complete the game you will 100 GC Award Points but they will also give a code for 100 more points that you must input via their mobile app (obviously to get people to download and use it). Its that easy!For complete details and to play the game click here. If you are planning on staying at any Shangri-La hotels be sure to visit our Golden Circle Bonus Points page to see if you can earn even more points for your stay!

What can the 1,200 GC Award points get you?
A free night at any of the following hotels
  • Mainland China
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Beihai
  • Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu
  • Traders Hotel, Shenyang
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Wuhan
  • Golden Flower Hotel, Xian
  • Malaysia
  • Putrajaya Shangri-La
  • Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia
  • Traders Hotel, Penang
  •  Philippines
  • Traders Hotel, Manila
  • Taiwan
  • Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan

or the following:

Latest IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Offers released (good to 1/31/14)

One of the best redemptions in the hotel loyalty program world is IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks and the latest set of offers are now out for stays November 1 to January 31st. 

Why are IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks such a great deal? Because they offer reward nights at participating IHG hotels Worldwide for only 5,000 Rewards Club points. For those of you not to familiar with Priority Club, normal redemption rates for Rewards Club reward nights run from as low as 10,000 points for some Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations to 50,000 points for ultra-luxurious InterContinental locations and even these locations can participate in Point Breaks. So as you can see you can receive a discount of 50 to 88% off the regular redemption rates. You may be thinking that the high end hotels won't participate but they do depending on the time of year! Please note that like most loyalty promotions these offers are capacity controlled so I advise to book sooner than later to ensure you get the Point Breaks rate.

Here is the list of hotels participating this time (taken from the  IHG Rewards Community, we'll update USA as they are released):

South Africa
InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers      Holiday Inn Express Durban-Umhlanga
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Crowne Plaza Muscat

Saudi Arabia
Crowne Plaza Madinah


People's Republic of China
Holiday Inn Express Shenyang Golden Corridor     Hotel Indigo Tianjin Haihe
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Crowne Plaza Zhenjiang                                             Crowne Plaza Xishuangbanna

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Crowne Plaza Lanzhou                                               InterContinental Kunming
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InterContinental Shanghai Rujin                               Hotel Indigo Xiamen Harbour
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Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake                    Crowne Plaza Tianjin Jinnan
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Crowne Plaza City Centre Changsha                      Crowne Plaza Jinan City Centre
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Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong                              Holiday Inn Express Hefei South
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French Polynesia/Tahiti
InterContinental Resort Tahiti

Crowne Plaza Kochi                                                     Crowne Plaza Bengaluru Electronics City
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Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill                                Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
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ANA Yonago


Holiday Inn Brussels Airport                                        Holiday Inn Express Gent
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Czech Republic
Crowne Plaza Prague                                                

Holiday Inn Paris-Marne La Vallee                            Holiday Inn Express Saint-Nazaire
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Holiday Inn Zwickau                                                     Holiday Inn Frankfut Airport-Neu-Isenburg
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Crowne Plaza Padova

Netherlands (Holland)
Holiday Inn Express Arnhem

Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport

Holiday Inn Madrid-Las Tablas                              Holiday Inn Madrid-Calle Alcala
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Holiday Inn Express Bilbao                                    Holiday Inn Express Madrid-San Sebastian D/L Reyes
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Holiday Inn Express Istanbul-Altunizade

United Kingdom
Crowne Plaza Liverpool-John Lennon Airport   Holiday Inn Express Birmingham-Star City
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Holiday Inn Ashford-North A20                             Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, JCT. 7
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Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-John Lennon Airport

Holiday Inn Peterborough-West                          Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton
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The Americas

Holiday Inn Express Timmins                                Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
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Holiday Inn Express Woodstock South                 Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conf Center
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Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conf. Center       Holiday Inn Toronto-Mississauga
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Featured Properties in the United States:
In the interest of space, I am only listing ten of the 143 U.S. properties  on the list. On November 1st, when hotels are avialable for booking, you'll find the full U.S. list  here.

Holiday Inn Salem Roanoke (VA)                             Holiday Inn Express Tacoma (WA)
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Staybridge Suites San Antonio Sea World (TX)     Holiday Inn Express Knoxville West (TN)
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Candlewood Suites Harrisburg-Hershey (PA)      Crowne Plaza Charlotte (NC)
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Candlewood Suites Indianaplis E. (Indiana)        Holiday Inn Chicago NW Crystal Lake (IL)
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Hotel Indigo College Park (GA)                             Holiday Inn Express Colorado Springs-First & Main (CO)
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Central/South America

Holiday Inn Santa Fe, Argentina

Holiday Inn Express Concepcion

Holiday Inn Express Medellin                

Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport

Crowne Plaza Panama

InterContinental Maracaibo

Holiday Inn Express Queretaro                            Hotel Indigo Veracruz Boca Rel Rio                
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Holiday Inn Express CD. Del Carmen                Holiday Inn Morelia

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  Crowne Plaza Acapulco                                      Holiday Inn Express Tolucia Galerias Metepec                
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Holiday Inn Acapulco La Isla