Thursday, January 31, 2013

Great Marriott Rewards Bonus Points deals in Toronto and Ottawa

You may have seen these offers posted in yesterday's Bonus Offer Highlight but these are some pretty good offers that deserve a post of there own:
Courtyard Toronto Airport

Both the Courtyard Toronto Airport and Courtyard Ottawa Downtown are offering 5,000 Bonus Marriott Rewards points for stays between February 10th and April 30th. Unlike many hotel 'bonus point' offers that charge a higher rate than the best available rate (which can still be a good deal) the offers for both hotels are charged at the same rate as the BAR! There were only two other rates available that were cheaper in my random searches and they were the book in advance rate which I never personally book as payment up front is required and they are non-cancelable and non-refundable. The other was the AAA/CAA rate which is just as flexible as the BAR. Both of these rates price out 10% below the Best Available Rate for these locations.


Courtyard Ottawa Downtown
The Courtyard Toronto Airport was pricing out at $149 on most nights for the 5,000 point rate with the AAA rate at $134.10. A difference of $14.90.  What surprised me* was that The Courtyard Ottawa Downtown was significantly higher at $209 with the AAA rate at $188.10, a difference of $20.90.

So what's better? The AAA/CAA rate or the 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points Rate?  Most valuations of Marriott Rewards points range from .6 cents to 1.0 cents depending on your redemption. So if you take the in between value of .8 cents then the 5,000 Rewards points is worth $40. So in both pricing cases listed above the 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points rate represents a better value.

For more information on these promotions see the following:
Courtyard Toronto Airport. Full Details and Online Booking  
Courtyard Ottawa Downtown. Full Details and Online Booking

Also don't forget to register for this quarter's Marriott MegaBonus which further adds value to these stays:
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


* I stayed at this hotel in 2011 during a media tour and don't think it's worth that price but that's just me.

January 31 Bonus Offer Highlight: Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Shouts out to John at Loyalty Lobby for the heads up on today's Bonus Offer Highlight from Qatar Airways. The near-systemwide bonus is only for bookings made on one day, February 4 but is valid for travel until the end of the March. Also check out the latest set of flight bonuses from Belavia, a very short term buy points bonus from Hyatt and the next set of IHG individual hotel stay bonuses in Southeast Asia and Japan/South Korea (China and Australia/NZ have not been updated yet)

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Earn up to 18,000 Bonus QMiles on all long-haul return flight bookings made between Doha and Europe, North or South America, Asia Pacific, and select destinations in Africa. Tickets must be booked on Feb 4, 2013. Receive 6,000, 12,000 or 18,000 bonus Qmiles for long-haul bookings made in Economy, Business or First Class, respectively. Full details and online booking Book on Feb 4 for travel until Mar 31, 13



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles
- Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers and 20% off for stays at the Fairmont Beijing. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Traders Hotel or Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Belavia Leader
- Double Leader Points for Belavia flights between Minsk and Moscow; Ekaterinburg; Erevan; Riga; Stockholm; Helsinki; Rome; London; Frankfurt; Hannover. More... Feb 1 - 28, 13

Best Western Rewards
- Quadruple Rewards Points for standard rate stays at the Best Western Plus Silver Saddle Estes Park. More... Until Apr 30, 13
- Double Rewards Point for stays at the Best Western U. S. Inn Nashville. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Double Rewards Point for stays at the Best Western Plus Park Avenue Hotel Leonardtown. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Triple Rewards Point for stays at the Best Western American Heritage Inn Spooner. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Hyatt Gold Passport
- Earn up to 30% Bonus Gold Passport Points when you purchase Gold Passport Points online. More... Until Feb 6, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- Earn Double, Triple or up to 5,000 Bonus Priority Club points for individual hotel stays in Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- OFFER EXTENDED Save up to 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles for various Japan Airlines International Award tickets Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Points per stay at the JW Marriott Cannes. More... Feb 27 - May 14, 13
- 2,000 Bonus Points per stay of 3 or more nights at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa. More... Feb 22 - May 10, 13
- 2,000 Bonus Points per stay Thursday - Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta Vinings. More... Jul 28 - Sep 28, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Points per stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Knoxville East. More... May 26 - Aug 18, 13

Last Day to buy US Airways Dividend Miles with a 100% Bonus (Targeted)

Today is the last day to take advantage of the 100% Bonus on buying US Airways Dividend Miles. This time around the offer is targeted to those who bought miles in 2012. Don't fret if you didn't it shouldn't be too long before the offer comes back for everyone

100% Bonus US Airways Dividend Miles when you buy miles by Jan 31

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LAST DAY to book: Double Stay Credit & up to 40% off with Hilton's Any Weekend Anywhere sale


Today is the last day to book the following offer (except Asia Pacific is Feb 14)

Book between 19 November 2012 and 31 January 2013 (ends 14 February 2013 for Asia Pacific properties) and stay at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio between 22 November 2012 (24 November 2012 for Asia Pacific properties; 13 December 2012 for Americas properties) and 31 December 2013. For participating hotels in Europe, discount applies only for arrivals on Friday through Sunday, unless otherwise stated. Subject to availability. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. 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 where noted. * Discounts vary and range from 15% - 40% off select rates. Additional restrictions apply.

Double Stay Credit: For eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as outlined above, of at least 2 nights, and booked through Hilton Worldwide direct booking channels with valid HHonors membership number, HHonors members will receive a Double Stay Credit, which will count toward tier status only. No Bonus Points will be given. Offer not valid if other HHonors stay credit offer applies. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Full details and online booking

January 30 Bonus Offer Highlight: Alitalia MilleMiglia

Alright Italian FFB readers, the Bonus Offer Highlight for January 30th will appease to you since it is only available to Italians! To celebrate four years of partnership with Air France KLM, Alitalia is rewarding all of their Italian MilleMiglia members who fly on AZ, AF or KL between Italy and Amsterdam or Paris. Not Italian, well they have a bonus offer for their newest route to Fortaleza. Other bonuses that peaked my interest today was the newest BA Executive Club sign up bonus for BAA Worldpoints, 5,000 Bonus Marriott Rewards points offers in Toronto, Ottawa and Maui plus a big time bonus of 20K Starpoints for stays at the W Maldives, of course that offer will cost you $3,700 per night and you have to stay their for three nights!

Alitalia MilleMiglia
Earn 1,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you fly Alitalia or Air France KLM between:
- Milan, Genoa, Verona, Torino, Venice, Rome, Naples, Pisa, Florence or Bologna and Paris
- Milan, Venice, Rome or Bologna and Amsterdam
Full Details Until Feb 10, 13
Restrictions
Valid for residents of Italy only



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you fly Alitalia between Rome and Fortaleza. More... Feb 5 - Apr 30, 13

British Airways Executive Club
- 600 Bonus Avios when you enrol with WorldPoints and spend £30 in a single day before 15 March 2013. Points awarded as 500 bonus Worldpoints which converts to 600 Avios. More...

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Double Eastern Miles Points for stays at participating Regal Hotels in China. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios for stays at participating Abba Hotels in Europe. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Double Avios for stays at Hoteles Beatriz Albacete & Spa, Beatriz Rey Don Jaime (Valencia), Beatriz Toledo Auditorium Spa and Beatriz Playa Spa (Lanzarote) More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Triple Avios for stays at hotels Claris, Granados 83, Gran Derby Suite, Derby, Balmes and Astoria in Barcelona and Urban and Villa Real in Madrid. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Marriott Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Points per stay at the Courtyard Toronto Airport or the Courtyard Ottawa Downtown. More... Feb 10 - Apr 30, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Courtyard Calgary Airport, Residence Inn Calgary Airport or the Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf. More... Feb 14 - May 8, 13
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at anyone of 5 Marriott locations in Costa Rica. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Apr 26, 13
- 500 Bonus Points and an upgrade to deluxe corner room (subject to availability) per stay any night Thursday-Saturday at the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel. More... Feb 18 - Apr 30, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Points when you stay stay two consecutive nights Thursday to Sunday at anyone of over 50 Marriott locations in the U.K. More... Until Apr 28, 13
- 5,000 Bonus Points when you stay three consecutive nights at the Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport. More... Feb 10 - May 5, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 20,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays of 3 or more nights in a Seascape Escape or Ocean Haven suite at the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. More... Until Dec 25, 13
- Double Starpoints + Breakfast for two for stays of 3 or more nights at the W Retreat & Spa Maldives. More... Until Dec 25, 13

United Mileage Plus
- 5,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles when you book a United Vacations package to Hawaii. More... Book by Feb 28 for travel until Aug 31, 13

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
- Double Velocity Points for Hertz rentals at participating locations in Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Mar 5, 13

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29 Bonus Offer Highlight: Carlson Hotels Club Carlson

Today's Bonus Offer Highlight came down to two hotel offers: the newest edition of SPG's Double Starpoints in Hawaii and French Polynesia and Club Carlson's Diamond Package for stays in Europe. While the Hawaii offer may technically be better I felt highlighting the Club Carlson offer was warranted due to the short duration and the fact that you can win a £247 Diamond with your stay. Hindsight says that there may not be a huge amount of bookings for this package so the odds of winning one of the two diamonds may not be too bad. A third diamond is being given away as part of the promotion on Twitter. All details can be found in the link below. Other offers to look into include the aforementioned SPG Hawaii offer, a flight bonus on Frontier's new Denver-Cincinnati route and a new sign up bonus for SAS' EuroBonus program.

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
2,000 Bonus Gold Points and a chance to win one of three dazzling Gassan diamonds for stays on the Diamond Valentine Package at select Park Plaza Hotels and art'otels in Europe. Full Details and Online Booking Book by Feb 13 ,13 for stays Feb 11 - 16, 13
Participating Hotels
Park Plaza Leeds
Park Plaza County Hall
Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes
Park Plaza Riverbank London
Park Plaza Victoria London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Park Plaza Nottingham
Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Park Plaza Eindhoven
Park Plaza Utrecht
Park Plaza Wallstreet Berlin Mitte
Park Plaza Prenzlauerberg Berlin
artotel berlin city center west, by Park Plaza
artotel berlin kudamm, by Park Plaza
artotel berlin mitte, by Park Plaza
artotel cologne, by Park Plaza
artotel dresden, by Park Plaza
artotel budapest, by Park Plaza
Park Plaza Histria Pula



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Frontier Airlines Early Returns
- Double EarlyReturns Miles for every trip you take on Frontier Airlines between Denver and Cincinnati. More... May 16 - Jun 16, 13

Hyatt Gold Passport
- Double Gold Passport Points for weekday stays (Mon-Thu) at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. More... Until Feb 14, 13

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays of 2 or more nights on the Best Available Rate at PARKROYAL on Pickering. More... Feb 1 - May 6, 13

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles for stays at First Hotels, Lungarno Collection, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts, PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts and Shaza Hotels Worldwide. More... Feb 1 - Mar 28, 13
- Triple QMiles for stays at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts India. More... Feb 1 - Mar 28, 13

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- 100 Bonus EuroBonus Points when you join the EuroBonus program. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints, Up to 35% Off and 5th night free for stays in Hawaii, Tahiti or Bora Bora. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Monday, January 28, 2013

LAST FEW DAYS: 20% Bonus on Buying Melia International Mas Points

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the 20% bonus on buying Melia International Mas Points. One of the best redemption options to take advantage of with this offer is to transfer them to airberlin topbonus. In my post from December you can see that you can have significant savings on business class fights with airberlin by using this offer. What makes it even better is that airberlin is introducing a new business class cabin on their long haul aircraft that should be completed by the start of the 2013 summer season.

If you don't feel like reading my longer post detailing this offer here is quick example of a new flight search to show the savings by buying Mas Points

airberlin flight New York to Berlin on Mar 13, 13 costs US$1837.39 all in for the one way flight if you were to buy it outright. If you buy 80,400 Mas Points for EUR536 (~US$716) you can redeem those points by transferring them to airberlin (40,000 topbonus miles) and end up paying a total of about $897 for the same flight, or a savings of roughly 50%.  I'm sure there are even better options but I choose this one randomly as an example.



Reminder: 1 Month left to earn your Virgin Atlantic Sky high rewards


ONE MONTH LEFT TO EARN YOUR BONUSES!

This offer is closed for registration but wanted to re-post it as a reminder to those of you who did register and may have forgot about it or have not made your first or second VS flights yet.

Virgin Atlantic does not run too many bonus mile offers for their Flying Club members but when they do they are usually pretty good. Their newest offer released yesterdy is no different as it is a systemwide offering without many restrictions, runs into 2013 and not only does it offer bonus miles but it also offers bonus elite qualifying tier points.

The offer is as follows:
Earn 50% extra miles and 4 bonus tier points on your first round trip flight (or 2 bonus tier points on each leg). Earn 100% extra miles and 8 bonus tier points on your second round trip flight (or 4 bonus tier points on each leg).

The offer is good for flights until Feb 28, 2013 in Economy, Premium Economy or Upper Class (J,C,D,I,Z,W,S,K,H,Y,B,R,L,U,M,V,E,Q,X,N or O booking classes) on all Virgin Atlantic operated routes that are ticketed with a Virgin Atlantic prefix (VS).

The biggest restriction is that you have to register by October 15th otherwise you are out of luck. So even if you may not have any VS flights planned at this time it is better that you register now so you don't forget about this offer when it is too late.

You can check flights or book online at  Virgin-Atlantic.com

January 28 Bonus Offer Highlight: JetBlue TrueBlue

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. We have a pretty good start to the week with a nice set of new bonus offers as you can see below. The highlight comes to us from JetBlue who are offering a sizable bonus for simply buying three roundtrip flights in 2013. Some of the other bonuses to take note of include Bangkok Airways' revamping of their birthday flight bonus, double Best Western Rewards points on the Iberia Peninsula, the next set if IHG Point Breaks and a KrisFlyer bonus for Accor stays in India.

JetBlue TrueBlue
- 5,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points with the purchase of three roundtrip JetBlue flights in 2013. Full details Until Dec 31, 13.



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Triple Aeroplan Miles when you rent an Intermediate (Group C) or larger vehicle for 2 or more days at participating Avis locations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Triple Mileage Plus Miles on rentals for three days or longer at participating locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- Triple FlyerBonus Points for Bangkok Airways flights between Bangkok and Vientianne. More... Until Feb 28. 13
- 45 Bonus FlyerBonus Points when you take a flight with Bangkok Airways on your birthday. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double FlyerBonus Points when you take a flight with Bangkok Airways in your birth month. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double FlyerBonus Points for stays in double deck D’suite at dusitD2 baraquda Pattaya. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Earn up to 10x FlyerBonus Points for a minimum of 2 consecutive nights at The Tara Angkor Hotel. More... Until Aug 31, 13

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points for stays at 15 Best Western locations in Spain and Portugal. More... Various Dates in 2013

Emirates Skywards
- 250 Bonus Skywards Miles when renting any car type for three consecutive days or more at Dollar locations in the United Arab Emirates. More... Until Jun 30, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 5,000 points per award night - Priority Club Point Breaks Redeem only 5,000 points for stays at select hotels Worldwide. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru Mar 31, 13. More...
- 2,000 Bonus Priority Club Points (For Ambassador members only) for stays at 13 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until ?

Jumeirah Sirius
- Triple Sirius Points for stays of 3 or more nights at the umeirah Dhevanafushi or Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Sirius Points and 3rd night free for stays of 2 or more nights at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower or Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Points when you arrive on a Sunday or Monday and stay at least four nights for stays at the Residence Inn Detroit Pontiac/Auburn Hills. More... Until Apr 7, 13

Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Earn up to Triple EuroBonus points on all Budget rentals Worldwide. More... Until Mar 13, 13

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miless 25% Off, complimentary room upgrade, late checkout for stays at participating Accor Hotels in India. More... Feb 1 - Apr 30, 13

United Mileage Plus
- Triple Mileage Plus Miles wwhen renting a Compact car or larger vehicle for two days or longer at participating locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Velocity Points when spend $500 on the Card in the first three months of American Express Velocity Platinum Card membership. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Velocity Points when spend $500 on the Card in the first three months of American Express Velocity Gold Card membership. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Velocity Points when you spend $300 on the Card in the first three months of American Express Velocity Card membership. More... Until Feb 28, 13

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Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: January 21 - 27, 2013

Last week was quite big in terms of new offers added to FFB. Well over 70 new bonuses abound from 30 airline and hotel programs. For some areas the pick of the week was tough while others were quite easy and those picks are as follows:

Bonus Offer for Flying
airBerlin topbonus: Double topbonus Miles on select Finnair flights within Europe or to Asia. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 13
The following routes are eligible for double miles: all routes operated and marketed by Finnair (AY-flight number) except Beijing and Shanghai. Routes with flight numbers AY2100-2999 (routes operated by Flybe, marketed by Finnair)

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)
Air Canada Aeroplan: Double Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stays at Best Western branded hotels worldwide. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Feb 11 - Apr 15, 13
Valid for residents of the U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands only

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Best Western Rewards: 5 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. Maximu
m bonus of 1,000 points
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Feb 11 - Apr 15, 13


Bonus Offer for Driving
Air France KLM Flying Blue: Earn up to 6x Flying Blue Miles on rentals at any Sixt location worldwide. Earn 300 AwardMiles with your first rental, 600 after your second and 900 Award Miles once you’ve rented a car three times. Full Details Until Apr 30, 13

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Melia International Mas Rewards:
OFFER EXTENDED 20% Bonus Mas Points when you buy or gift Mas Points online. Full Details Until Jan 31, 13

Bonus Page Updates: January 21 - 27, 2013

Jan 25: Air Canada Aeroplan | Best Western Rewards | Etihad Guest | IHG Priority Club | Marriott Rewards | Qantas Frequent Flyer | Starwood Preferred Guest

Jan 24: airberlin topbonus | Air China Phoenix Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle | US Airways Dividend Miles | Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards

Jan 23: Air Baltic Baltic Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | El Al Matmid Club | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Frontier Early Returns | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | La Quinta Returns | Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Jan 21: Gulf Air Falconflyer | Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings | JetBlue TrueBlue | Melia Mas Rewards | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay | South African Airways Voyager

Friday, January 25, 2013

Phoenix Miles members can get a free Suite Upgrade at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport



You can receive a free upgrade to a suite (of course subject to availability) at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport when book the best available rate just for being an Air China Phoenix Miles member. Members will also enjoy complimentary access to the Executive Lounge. This offer is good until March 31 and cannot be combined with any other offers except for the current Double Points/Miles promotion. Details on the offer can be found here or you can book direct with the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport here, make sure you show your Phoenix Miles membership at check in.

City Bonus Highlight: New York City (JFK, EWR, LGA)

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 one of the most vibrant cities in the world: New York City.

Past 2013 City Bonus Highlights: Moscow






Route Bonuses for JFK, EWR, LGA
The New York City area airports have a nice selection of bonus offers at this time to many destinations worldwide:

From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
New York Boston up to 18,000 Miles US Airways Dividend Miles Until Jan 31, 13
New York Canada up to 15,000 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Mar 24, 13
New York Charlotte Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
New York Dubai up to 14,000 Miles Emirates Skywards Feb 1 - 28, 13
New York Europe Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles American AAdvantage Sep 25, 12 - Jan 31, 13
New York Europe Up to 100,000+ Bonus Avios British Airways Executive Club Until Jan 31, 13
New York Europe Up to 100,000+ Bonus Avios Iberia Plus Until Jan 31, 13
New York Hong Kong Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
New York Italy up to 400 Bonus Miles Alitalia MilleMiglia Until Mar 31, 13
New York London Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
New York London Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
New York San Francisco Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
New York Tokyo up to 4,009 Bonus Miles ANA All Nippon Mileage Club Oct 28, 12 - Mar 31, 13
New York Toronto Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
New York Washington DC up to 18,000 Miles US Airways Dividend Miles Until Jan 31, 13
Boston New York up to 9,000 Points JetBlue TrueBlue Until Feb 13, 13
Boston New York up to 18,000 Miles US Airways Dividend Miles Until Jan 31, 13
Canada New York up to 15,000 Bonus Miles Air Canada Aeroplan Until Mar 24, 13
Charlotte New York Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
Dubai New York up to 14,000 Miles Emirates Skywards Feb 1 - 28, 13
Hong Kong New York Double Miles Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
Italy New York up to 400 Bonus Miles Alitalia MilleMiglia Until Mar 31, 13
London New York Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles Delta SkyMiles Until Jan 31, 13
London New York Up to 100,000+ Bonus Miles United Mileage Plus Until Jan 31, 13
San Francisco New York Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
Toronto New York Double Miles South African Airways Voyager Until Feb 28, 13
Washington DC New York up to 18,000 Miles US Airways Dividend Miles Until Jan 31, 13
 
Hotel Bonuses for the New York area 
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the New York area:

Best Western
Receive a Free Night Voucher when you complete three (3) separate qualified stays at Best Western branded hotels worldwide. Feb 11 - Apr 15, 13
- 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
The registration page for this offer is not live yet however you can register for it when you log into your account on bestwestern.com . and click on "Register for special offers" on the left hand navigation bar.

250 Bonus Rewards Points for any qualified stays in New York 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

600 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points with every qualifying stay at all participating Best Western locations Worldwide. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 31, 13

Carlson Hotels
Triple Gold Points for each eligible stay at any Carlson Rezidor hotels in New York. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Mar 15, 13

2,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Bed & Breakfast Package for Two at participating Radisson & Hotels in New York Full Details. Until Dec 31, 13

1,000 Bonus Gold Points for a booking a Radisson Business Class room at participating Radisson & Hotels in New York. Full Details. Ongoing

Double Rapid Rewards Points for eligible stays at participating Country Inns & Suites and Radisson locations in the New York. To receive Rapid Rewards Points for your stay, present your Rapid Rewards account number at checkin. Book online at at Country Inns & Suites, or RadissonUntil Mar 31, 13

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

Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at Fairmont Hotels in New York
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

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 Jan 7 - Mar 31, 13
For a list of excluded properties please see here

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

Hyatt
Triple Gold Passport Points for stays at the Hyatt 48 Lex New York. Simply request Offer Code 48NIW. Full details Until Feb 28, 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)
Until Apr 30, 13
* Valid for new Priority Club members only

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 27 - Apr 30, 13

La Quinta
1,250 Bonus SkyMiles per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Book online at La Quinta Until Feb 28, 13

Quadruple Mileage Plus Miles per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Book online at La Quinta Until Feb 28, 13

Triple Dividend Miles per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Book online at La Quinta Until Mar 31, 13

Le Club accorhotels
Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 3+ nights at the Sofitel New York. Full Details & Online Booking Until Jan 31, 13

Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at Accor Hotels Worldwide. Full Details & Online Booking Until Apr 15, 13

1,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles for stays at any participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. Full Details & Online Booking Until Feb 28, 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 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 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

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

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. 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 New York City. 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

Stash Hotels Rewards
Double Stash Rewards Points + Comp Wi Fi for stays at the Affinia Gardens New York. Full details Until Feb 28,13

5,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2 plus nights at the Affinia Manhattan New York Full details Until Feb 28,13

1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays at the NU Hotel Brooklyn Full details Until Mar 16, 13

Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Affinia 50 New York. Full details Until Feb 28,13

Double Stash Rewards Points for stays that include a Sunday night at The Strand Hotel New York Full details Until Feb 28,13

Taj Hotels Inner Circle
Triple SkyMiles per stay at the Pierre, New York. Full details Until Mar 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

January 25 Bonus Offer Highlight: Best Western Rewards

The final day of updates this week brings us the next systemwide bonus offer from Best Western and that offer is the highlight of the day. The 'official' offer page isn't live yet but you can access the offer from your BW Rewards account as detailed below. Other offers to make note of include the only airline version of the Best Western offer from Aeroplan, a nice bonus for stays in a suite at the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane and I have found the actual landing page of many of the 500 Bonus Starpoint offers that were posted individually on FFB's Starwood page.

Best Western Rewards
Receive a Free Night Voucher when you complete three (3) separate qualified stays at Best Western branded hotels worldwide. Feb 11 - Apr 15, 13
- 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
The registration page for this offer is not live yet however you can register for it when you log into your account on bestwestern.com . and click on "Register for special offers" on the left hand navigation bar.



Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stays at Best Western branded hotels worldwide. More... Feb 11 - Apr 15, 13 Valid for residents of the U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands only

Etihad Guest
- Earn up to Triple Guest Miles for stays at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 15, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- 4,000 Bonus Priority Club Points (For Ambassador members only) for stays at 10 participating InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until ?
- 10,000 Bonus Priority Club Points (For Ambassador members only) for stays at the InterContinental Doha - The City. More... Until ?

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Points per stay any night Thursday-Saturday at the Doha Marriott Hotel. More... Until Apr 20, 13
- 2,000 Bonus Points for stays at the Courtyard Jacksonville Butler Boulevard. More... Until Apr 12, 13
- 5,000 Bonus Points per night when you stay ina a Park Suite at the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane. More... Until Apr 9, 13

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- 20,000 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points when you apply, are approved for the HSBC Platinum Qantas credit card and make an eligible purchase within three months of applying. More... Until Mar 31, 13 Australia Residents Only NEW
- Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points with the Qantas American Express Discovery Card. More... Until May 31, 13 Australia Residents Only

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and receive 35%* off your stay for Thu-Sun stays at select Starwood locations in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest U.S. or Eastern Canada. Plus get daily breakfast for 2 or a food & beverage credit, and complimentary high-speed internet access. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24 Bonus Offer Highlight: airberlin topbonus

Third day this week that 10 or more programs had new bonuses added to them on FFB. Lots of good offers today with my highlight being the airberlin topbonus bonus mile offer for Finnair flights. Also check out the Aeroplan offer for Country Inn stays in Canada, a new Air China bonus for flights to/from Europe and new Best Western bonuses for stays in France.

airberlin topbonus

Double topbonus Miles on select Finnair flights within Europe or to Asia. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 13
The following routes are eligible for double miles: all routes operated and marketed by Finnair (AY-flight number) except Beijing and Shanghai. Routes with flight numbers AY2100-2999 (routes operated by Flybe, marketed by Finnair)


Other Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Air China Phoenix Miles
- 30% Bonus Phoenix Miles Kilometers for flights on Air China between Beijing and London Gatwick, Moscow, Milan, Düsseldorf or Paris. More... Until Mar 27, 13
- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays on the Bed and Breakfast or Best Available rate at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Jan 31 - Mar 31, 13

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN PARIS PORTE DE VERSAILLES - Issy-Les-Moulineaux, BEST WESTERN Hotel Windsor - Perpignan, BEST WESTERN Diva Opera Paris or the BEST WESTERN Allegro Nation - Paris. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Rewards Points (for Elite members) on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Atlantic Thalasso - Saint-Jean-De-Monts. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Rewards Points for stays at select Best Western hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. More... Until ?

Delta SkyMiles
- Triple SkyMiles per stay at any of the Taj hotels in the Unites States (The Pierre, New York, Taj Boston and Taj Campton Place, San Francisco) More... Until Mar 31, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- Complimentary Internet (For Ambassador members only) for stays at 13 participating InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. More... Until ?
- OFFER EXTENDED Triple Priority Club Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more, at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Quadruple Priority Club points on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days at participating Budget locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- 1,000 Bonus Priority Club Points and get up to 35% off when you rent any vehicle for one or more days, at a participating Hertz location in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays on the ''JAL Mileage Bank, Double Mileage Campaign' at The Okura Prestige Taipei and The Okura Prestige Bangkok. More... Mar 1 - May 31, 13

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays at the Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai. More... Feb 1 - May 31, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for Thu-Sun stays at the Westin Boston Waterfront. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for Thu-Sun stays at the Westin New York Grand Central. More... Until Mar 31, 13

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles wwhen renting a Compact car or larger vehicle for two days or longer at participating Dollar locations worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
- Double Velocity Points when you stay at participating Morgans Hotel Group. More... Book by Feb 28 for stays until Mar 31, 13
- Double Velocity Points when you stay at participating Park Regis and Leisure Inn Australia, Singapore and Dubai. More... Until Feb 28, 13

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hertz Global Sale: Double Miles/Points + up to 33% Off

Hertz is currently running a global sale that offers up to 33% off all rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide + Double Miles/Points with a variety of International airline frequent flyer programs.
The promotion is valid for rentals until Jun 30, 13  that are booked by Jan 31. Below I list all the airlines that I am aware of (so far) that are running mileage/point promotions:

Air China Phoenix Miles
Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 765388 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz

Czech Airlines OK Plus
Double OK Plus Miles and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 707495 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz

Emirates Skywards
Double Skywards Miles and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 716081 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz

Etihad Guest
Double Guest Miles and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 730225 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz

Hainan / Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings
Double Fortune Wings Kilometers and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 766952 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz

Iberia Plus
Double Avios and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 763203 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz


MEA Middle East Airlines
Double Cedar Miles and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 765388 and PC 178780 when making your booking at Hertz
 

Oman Air Sindbad
Double Sindbad Miles and save up to 33% of on all Hertz rentals Worldwide. Use CDP 748068 and PC 174123 when making your booking at Hertz