Saturday, August 31, 2013

LAST DAY: US Airways: Up to 100% Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy/gift miles

Today is the last day to take advantage of the non-targeted bonus for buying and/or gifting Dividend Miles . Of course buying at the highest level provides you with the biggest bonus. Here are the bonus levels:
Buy 10,000 - 19,000 miles, get a 50% Bonus
Buy 20,000 - 29,000 miles, get a 75% Bonus
Buy 30,000 - 50,000 miles, get a 100% Bonus

The promo allows you to buy up to 50,000 miles (so 100,000 in total with the bonus) at 3.5 cents per mile (effective rate is 1.75 cents per mile) plus taxes of $131.25 for total of $1881.25. Considering that can get you a business class ticket between North America and Europe or Asia that can cost a lot more than that, this is a good deal! Since US Airways allows 3 day holds on award tickets you can always find the award flights you want before you buy the miles and therefore you don't have dole out a hefty chunk of change just in case you cannot find availability for your preferred award flights.

This also a good way to get American AAdvantage Miles as Dividend Miles will  be integrated into the AAdvantage program if the lawsuit from the DOJ fails to stop the merger.

Earn 100% Bonus US Airways Dividend Miles when you buy miles Aug 1 - 31, 2013!

Friday, August 30, 2013

LAST DAY: Avianca LifeMiles 100% bonus on buying miles

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Avianca LifeMiles 100% bonus on buying miles promotion.  The LifeMiles offer basically doubles any amount you buy up to 75,000 miles for a total of 150,000 miles (or 1.5 cents per mile). Remember you are only allowed to buy up to 150,000 miles in a calendar year.


Avianca is now a member of the Star Alliance. So while before I used to tout this offer as a way to get Lufthansa business class from North America to Europe for $1800, you can now use the miles on any Star Alliance airline. The program also offers one way rewards at exactly half the round trip cost and does not charge fuel surcharges on award tickets.

With business class tickets to Europe going for 105,000 miles and Asia for 125 - 130,000 miles you can travel 'luxuriously' for a lot less with this deal. What used to be a decent feature of LifeMiles is their Cash + Part Points option but that was recently devalued. This option only requires that you have 40% of the points for a reward (so buy 40% during this 100% bonus period) and then you can buy the rest of the miles (the other 60%) at about 1.56 cents per mile (used to be 1.25 cents!).

What's the catch? You had the have been a LifeMiles member as of Augsut1 to take advantage of it. If you are not, I would recommend joining anyways and wait for the next 100% bonus to appear.

For complete details on the Avianca TACA LifeMiles 100% Bonus or to buy the miles please see here

Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 29 Bonus Offer Highlight: Voila Hotel Rewards

This is the last day of updates until Sep 3 as we are taking an extending Labour Day long weekend. Truly there were no stand out offers added today other than the two that already had their own posts today. So which one one do we give the highlight to? The elite status match one is the one! If you don't have status in any hotel program just wait for one of the many Le Club accorhotels Platinum status sign up offers to come around and then you can parlay that into Centaurus Status (that has got to be the coolest elite status name out there) Other bonuses of note are the AAdvantage Hawaii award sale offer we mentioned early today, a first class award ticket discount from Garuda Indonesia and a lot of car rental bonuses.

Voila Hotel Rewards
Elite Status Match - Send VHR proof of the elite status earned in a competitor’s reward program (either a screenshot, or a scan, of your current card) to support@vhr.com and they’ll reward you with corresponding status in VOILA. Full details Until Dec 31, 14




All the Bonus Offers added today:
American AAdvantage
- Save 5,000 AAdvantage Miles when you book a reduced MileSAAver Off-peak Economy Class award for only 15,000 miles each way when flying between the contiguous U.S. or Canada and Hawaii on American Airlines. More... Book by Sep 13 for travel Sep 11 - Dec 17, 13

Avianca LifeMiles
- Double LifeMiles on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
- Receive a 30% GFF Miles Discount on First Class award ticket redemptions for select Garuda Indonesia routes. More... Book by Oct 20 for travel Sep 1 - Jan 15, 14

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- 20% JetPrivilege Miles Discount when you redeem JPMiles online at jetairways.com for Jet Airways and JetKonnect flights. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- 25% JetPrivilege Miles Discount when you redeem JPMiles online at jetairways.com for an Award ticket in Economy on select Gulf and ASEAN sectors. More... Until Mar 31, 14


JetBlue TrueBlue
- Double TrueBlue Points on qualifying rentals of 1 day or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Triple TrueBlue Points on qualifying rentals at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 13


Saudia Alfursan
- Triple Alfursan Miles on Avis rentals of 5 days or more in Saudia Arabia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Austria, UK & United States More... Until Sep 30, 13
- Double Alfursan Miles on Budget car rentals in the KSA, Egypt or Kuwait. More... Until Sep 30, 13
- Quadruple Alfursan Miles when you rent a Hertz Prestige Collection car in Europe and North America for 5 days or longer. More... Until Sep 30, 13


Voila Hotel Rewards
- Elite Status Match - Send VHR proof of the elite status earned in a competitor’s reward program (either a screenshot, or a scan, of your current card) to support@vhr.com and they’ll reward you with corresponding status in VOILA. More... Until Dec 31, 14


Do you know of a bonus offer, discounted reward offer or any other promotion that hasn't been posted to FFB? Email it to me at info@frequentflyerbonuses.com

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Voila Hotel Rewards now matching status of other hotel reward programs


Voila Hotel Rewards is the latest hotel reward program to offer a status match to elite members of other hotel programs. It seems to be much like Best Western's Status Match No Catch offer where all you have to do is send them proof of the elite status earned in a competitor’s reward program (either a screenshot, or a scan, of your current card) to support@vhr.com and they’ll reward you with corresponding status in VOILA. For complete details see here.

Here is the list of programs they status match to and the corresponding status in VHR


American AAdvantage: Save 5,000 Miles on MileSAAver award tickets to Hawaii

Here on FFB we don't only track bonus mile and point offers but as you may very well know we also keep track of discounted awards/rewards from the 160+ programs we track. One destination that many of our readers redeem for is Hawaii so when an award ticket discount comes around for Hawaii it deserves mention, even if it is only a 5,000 mile one! Here is the offer as it will appear on FFB's AAdvantage page later today:

Save 5,000 AAdvantage Miles when you book a reduced MileSAAver Off-peak Economy Class award for only 15,000 miles each way when flying between the contiguous U.S. or Canada and Hawaii on American Airlines. These awards normally run 17,500 miles each way. Full details. Book by Sep 13 for travel Sep 11 - Dec 17, 13




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aug 28 Bonus Offer Highlight: Delta SkyMiles

The Bonus Offer Highlight for today is one of those no brainer ones if it fits your travel and program plans. Basically if you are SkyMiles member and are planning to rent a car from Hertz you should register your SkyMiles number via this promotion to earn a one time 500 SkyMiles bonus. It doesn't matter if the rental is 1 day or 10 days, as long as it is an eligible mileage earning rental you will earn this bonus. From the other bonuses added today take note of another buy miles offer, this time from Icelandair Saga Club, a new IHG Rewards bonus points package for Hotel Indigo stays and a new offer for the rarely mentioned Transaero Privilege program.

Delta SkyMiles
- 500 Bonus SkyMiles on your next Hertz Rental Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Register and book Sep 30 for rentals until Dec 31, 13 




All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 3,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles if you enroll in Flying Blue now and fly on Air France or KLM by October 19. More... Join by Sep 19 and fly by Oct 19, 13 Residents of Lebanon only

Delta SkyMiles
- 500 Bonus SkyMiles on your next Hertz Rental Worldwide. More... Register and book Sep 30 for rentals until Dec 31,13

Icelandair Saga Club
- 20% Bonus Saga Club Award Points when you buy or gift Saga Club points. More... Until Sep 30, 13

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 Bonus Priority Club Points plus complimentary breakfast at Hotel Indigo locations Worldwide. More... Until ?

Le Club accorhotels

- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 2 or more nights at Novotel Hotels in France, Germany, the UK or Sweden. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Olympic Air Travelair Club
- Double Travelair Miles for Olympic Air flights between Santorini and Mykonos or Heraklion. More... Until Sep 15, 13
- Double Travelair Miles on Hermes Yacht rentals. More... Book by Sep 30, 13

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid Miles on Avis rentals in Asia, US, Canada, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Sep 30, 13


Transaero Privilege
- 5x Privilege Points for stays at the Rixos Premium Belek, Rixos Sungate or Rixos Premium Bodrum. More... Until Oct 1, 13




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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27 Bonus Offer Highlight: Best Western Rewards

Tuesday brought us 8 new offers on FFB, many of which are quite good depending on where in the world you are traveling or the programs you belong to. The Highlight for us is this Best Western offer for multiple stays in South America. Also worthwhile is a confirmed link for the 50,000 AAdvantage Mile sign up bonus from Citi, a new Hertz Gold Plus reward bonus and JetBlue's bonus offer for Emirates new JFK-MXP flight.

Best Western Rewards
Double Rewards Points when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at any Best Western hotel in South America. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 13



All the Bonus Offers added today:
American AAdvantage
- Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles with the Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard® after $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of cardmembership. More... Residents of the U.S. only

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points when you complete 3 separate qualified stays at any Best Western hotel in South America. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Buy 2 nights get 1 free for 3-night stays when you check-in on a Thursday and check-out on a Sunday at any participating Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Park Inn by Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. More... Until Oct 27, 13


China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Double Dynasty Flyer Miles when you rent for 3 days or longer in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain Mainland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More... Book between Aug 31 and Sep 30 for rentals until Mar 31, 14


Emirates Skywards
- Quadruple Skywards Miles and a complimentary room upgrade when you stay at any Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts property in Europe. More... Sep 1 - Nov 30 , 13


Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
- Triple Gold Plus Rewards Points at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I., United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand only. More... Sep 1 - 30, 13 Valid for residents of the U.S. and Canada only


Iberia Plus
- Double Avios when you fly Iberia between Madrid and Accra, Malabo, Nouakchott, Paris, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, San Jose de Costa Rica, Sao Paulo or Lagos. More... Register Sep 1 - 15 for travel Sep 1 - Oct 31, 13


JetBlue TrueBlue
- Double TrueBlue Points when you fly a nonstop roundtrip Emirates flight from New York (JFK) to Milan. More... Book by Sep 10 for travel Oct 1, 13 - Mar 31, 14


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PointsHound: Double Miles/Points on all bookings until August 31

As we mentioned on our Twitter feed yesterday you could expect PointsHound.com to launch a double miles/points campaign sometime today for all bookings made via their website until August 31. Well that promotion is now live so if you like to use PointsHound for some or all of your hotel bookings now is the time to do so! The promotion doesn't state when you have to complete the stay by so I asked PointsHound to let us know if there is such an end date.


If you have not joined PointsHound yet you can earn a 250 mile bonus on your first booking made after signing up via our referral link. Just so you know, I will also earn a 250 miles bonus on that first booking of yours for referring you. I thank everyone in advance who joins via my referral link!

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26 Bonus Offer Highlight: IHG Rewards Club

Alright, we know that many of the last few posts on the FFB blog have been about IHG and really we wanted this post to be different but in reality, out of the new bonuses we added today, IHG stands out above the rest. So, here it is once again, IHG Rewards Club's The Big Win is front and center. Other bonuses that you should keep an eye on include BA's offer of 3x Avios for Waldorf Astoria stays (this bonus has been around since April but was only added to BA's site this past weekend...) the Hawaiian Airlines offer for Joie de Vivre stays and a new route bonus from Qatar Airways.

IHG Rewards Club
The Big Win - Earn at least 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or at least 10,000 miles throughout the promotional period when you stay at any IHG hotel, including the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels or Candlewood Suites® Hotels brands Worldwide. Members will be awarded with 1,000 bonus points or 500 miles for their first night’s stay. Members will begin to earn when they register and stay between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. After the first stay, members will receive customized offers to earn at least 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles for stays during the promotional period. Full details, online registration and booking



All the Bonus Offers added today:
British Airways Executive Club
- Triple Avios, a complimentary room upgrade and a bottle of champagne (or alternative non-alcoholic drink) for stays at participating Waldorf Astoria properties Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13

China Southern Sky Pearl Club

- Earn up to 75% Bonus SkyPearl Kilometers when you fly on China Southern between Dalian and Toyama. More... Sep 25 - Oct 31, 13

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
- Triple HawaiianMiles when you at any Joie de Vivre and Resort. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double HawaiianMiles for stays at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Waikiki. More... Until Dec 21, 13

IHG Rewards Club
- The Big Win: Earn at least 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or at least 10,000 miles throughout the promotional period when you stay at any IHG hotel Worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Dec 31, 13

- 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 Oct 31, 13. More...

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

- Triple Mileage Bank Miles when you stay at selected Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and Rome. More... Until Dec 20, 13


Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles for Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Chengdu. More... Sep 3 - Nov 30, 13

- Double QMiles when you rent a car from Hertz for 3 days or longer Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 13

Via Rail Preference
- 20% Preference Points Discount when you book and travel an Eastern or Western reward tripon the Ocean, the Montréal - Gaspé, or the Canadian. More... Until Nov 30, 13


Do you know of a bonus offer, discounted reward offer or any other promotion that hasn't been posted to FFB? Email it to me at info@frequentflyerbonuses.com

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Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: August 19 - 25, 2013

The past week was much quieter here on FFB with only 37 new promotions added to 25 different airlineand hotel programs. Of those few new offers here are our Picks of the Week:

Bonus Offer for Flying
British Airways Executive Club: Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Avios when you fly between the EU, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Valid on all British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair marketed and operated transatlantic flights that are part of their joint business agreement.
Complete 1 return flight (2 sectors) in First or Club World to earn 30,000 Bonus Avios or in World Traveller Plus to earn 15,000 Bonus Avios
Full Details and Online Registration Until Dec 19, 13
Restrictions:
Valid only for residents of: Andora, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City State, Malta, Gibraltar, Albania, Russian federation, Tunisia, Turkey, Israel, Belarus, Iceland, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Uganda, Montenegro, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Botswana, Tome and principle, Seychelles, Senegal, Namibia, Sudan, Libya, Guinea


Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Delta SkyMiles: Triple SkyMiles for stays on the Bed & Breakfast Package for Two at participating Radisson & Hotels in North and South America. Full Details. Until Sep 30, 13

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Hyatt Gold Passport: 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.
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
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

Bonus Offer for Driving

Marriott Rewards:Earn up to 5,000 Rewards Points rent any car at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals of 2-4 days, 5,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals of 5 or more days. Use CDP #154080 and PC code 169680 when you book online at Hertz Until Dec 31, 13

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
Hilton HHonors:
10,000 Bonus HHonors Points an instant upgrade to elite Gold status with the Hilton HHonors Card from UniCredit. Full details
Restrictions
Valid for residents of Italy only

Bonus Page Updates: August 19 - 25, 2013

Aug 22:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
ANA All Nippon Mileage Club
China Eastern Eastern Miles
Hyatt Gold Passport
Le Club accorhotels
Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle

Aug 21:
American AAdvantage
British Airways Executive Club
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
Etihad Guest
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Aug 20:
China Southern Sky Pearl Club
Emirates Skywards
IHG Rewards Club
La Quinta Returns
Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
Turkish Miles&Smiles

Aug 19:
Air Canada Aeroplan
airBaltic BalticMiles
Delta SkyMiles
Garuda Frequent Flyer
Gulf Air FalconFlyer
Hilton HHonors
Marriott Rewards
Saudia Alfursan
United MileagePlus

Latest Priority Club PointBreaks Offers released (good to 10/31)

One of the best redemptions in the hotel loyalty program world is IHG's Priority Club PointBreaks and the latest set of offers are now out for stays until October 31st. 

Why are Priority Club Point Breaks such a great deal? Because they offer reward nights at participating IHG hotels Worldwide for only 5,000 Priority Club points. For those of you not to familiar with Priority Club, normal redemption rates for Priority 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:


Europe

AUSTRIA
HOLIDAY INN VIENNA - SOUTH

CYPRUS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LIMASSOL

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN DÜSSELDORF AIRPORT - RATINGEN

GREECE
HOLIDAY INN ATHENS - ATTICA AV, AIRPORT W

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN SALERNO - CAVA DE' TIRRENI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS REGGIO EMILIA

LITHUANIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL VILNIUS

NETHERLANDS (HOLLAND)
HOLIDAY INN IJMUIDEN - SEAPORT BEACH

SLOVAKIA
HOLIDAY INN ZILINA

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID - ALCORCON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VALENCIA-CIUDAD DE LAS CIENCIA

TURKEY
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL BURSA

UKRAINE
INTERCONTINENTAL KIEV

UNITED KINGDOM
HOLIDAY INN WALSALL M6, JCT. 10
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BIRMINGHAM - SOUTH A45
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS COLCHESTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LIVERPOOL - KNOWSLEY M57,JCT.4
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ROTHERHAM - NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HARLOW
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SWINDON CITY CENTRE

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AHMEDABAD ASHRAM ROAD
HOLIDAY INN COCHIN

INDONESIA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL JAKARTA

THAILAND
HOLIDAY INN BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 22

CHINA(PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NANTONG XINGHU
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI MEILONG
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL CHONGQING RIVERSIDE
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL ZHENGZHOU
HOLIDAY INN SHIJIAZHUANG CENTRAL
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HANGZHOU GRAND CANAL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI WUJIAOCHANG

Middle East & Africa

JORDAN
INTERCONTINENTAL AMMAN (JORDAN)

ISRAEL
HOLIDAY INN ASHKELON

Central & South America

COSTA RICA
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SAN JOSE COROBICI

HONDURAS
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SAN PEDRO SULA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL SANTO DOMINGO

Mexico

HOLIDAY INN DURANGO
HOLIDAY INN TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL LEON, GTO

Canada

ALBERTA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES LLOYDMINSTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GRANDE PRAIRIE

BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VERNON

NOVA SCOTIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HALIFAX-BEDFORD

ONTARIO
CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL HAMILTON HOTEL & CONF CENTER
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES OAKVILLE @ BRONTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES KINCARDINE - DOWNTOWN

QUEBEC
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SAINT - HYACINTHE
United States
ARKANSAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES FORT SMITH

CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CORNING
HOLIDAY INN SELMA-SWANCOURT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS UNION CITY (SAN JOSE)

COLORADO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES GRAND JUNCTION NW

CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN DANBURY-BETHEL @ I-84

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN DOVER-DOWNTOWN

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES JACKSONVILLE
SOUTH - I-295


GEORGIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WARNER ROBINS/ROBINS AFB

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SHELDON

IDAHO
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BOISE-MERIDIAN

ILLINOIS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OFALLON, IL - ST. LOUIS AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PEKIN (PEORIA AREA)

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BEDFORD
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SOUTH BEND AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WABASH

KANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS JUNCTION CITY

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CAMPBELLSVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FRANKFORT

LOUISIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EUNICE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COVINGTON

MARYLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ABERDEEN-EDGEWOOD-BEL AIR
HOLIDAY INN CUMBERLAND-DOWNTOWN

MICHIGAN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DETROIT-TROY
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. JOSEPH/BENTON HARBOR
STAYBRIDGE SUITES DETROIT - NOVI

MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ALBERT LEA - I-35
HOLIDAY INN DETROIT LAKES

MISSOURI
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ST. JOSEPH
STAYBRIDGE SUITES OFALLON CHESTERFIELD

MISSISSIPPI
CANDLEWOOD SUITES PEARL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MCCOMB
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SOUTHAVEN (MEMPHIS INTL ARPT)

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BOZEMAN WEST

NORTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WILSON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GOLDSBORO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MURPHY




NORTH DAKOTA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES BISMARCK

NEBRASKA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LINCOLN SOUTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SCOTTSBLUFF-GERING

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MERRIMACK

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TOWER CENTER
NEW BRUNSWICK


NEW MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TRUTH OR
CONSEQUENCES


NEVADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FALLON

NEW YORK
HOLIDAY INN MIDDLETOWN-GOSHEN

OHIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS TOLEDO NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES NAPOLEON
HOLIDAY INN WILMINGTON
HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675

OKLAHOMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES OKMULGEE

OREGON
HOLIDAY INN PORTLAND- I-5 S (WILSONVILLE)

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FRAZER-MALVERN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LEBANON

SOUTH CAROLINA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES COLUMBIA-FT. JACKSON

SOUTH DAKOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ABERDEEN

TEXAS
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOUSTON IAH / BELTWAY 8
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LEAGUE CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CORPUS
CHRISTI-PORTLAND

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FALFURRIAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FORT WORTH
SOUTHWEST (I-20)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES UVALDE

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VERNAL -
DINOSAURLAND


VIRGINIA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ALEXANDRIA - FORT BELVOIR
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HAMPTON
HOLIDAY INN LYNCHBURG
STAYBRIDGE SUITES HERNDON-DULLES

WASHINGTON
CANDLEWOOD SUITES BURLINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA

WISCONSIN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WAUSAU-RIB MOUNTAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ANTIGO
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MILWAUKEE AIRPORT SOUTH

WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES CHARLESTON WEST

Sunday, August 25, 2013

IHG Rewards Club - The Big Win: Earn 50,000+ Bonus Points


While I was traveling on Friday IHG emailed me the details on their new promotion and while there was only supposed to be a sneak peek of the promotion until it officially launched tomorrow it appears they have let people register early and the promotion itself is customized for every member with only the first bonus on the first nights stay being the same for everyone. That bonus is 1,000 points or 500 airline miles. After that is where the customization kicks in for each member. Here is the offer as it will appear on our very large IHG Rewards Club Bonus points page tomorrow:

Earn at least 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or at least 10,000 miles throughout the promotional period when you stay at any IHG hotel, including the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels, Holiday Inn Resort® Hotels, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels or Candlewood Suites® Hotels brands Worldwide. Members will be awarded with 1,000 bonus points or 500 miles for their first night’s stay. Members will begin to earn when they register and stay between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. After the first stay, members will receive customized offers to earn at least 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles for stays during the promotional period. To find out what your customized offer visit ihgrewardsclub.com/win

Here is the offer I received:
Try One and Done: 1,000 Points
Stay More and Earn More: Stay a total of 4 nights and receive 4,000 Points
Explore our brands: Stay at 3 different IHG brands and receive 10,000 Points
Book with us: Book 2 separate stays through an IHG® hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 2,000 Points
Win in a Weekend: Stay 2 Saturday nights and receive 8,000 Points
Win Big: Complete all of your offers and receive 25,000 Points

My offers are pretty low as I hit only the 50,000 point mark whereas others are reporting offers that get them bonuses into the 70,000 point range. However this offer is easily achievable with as little as three stays with one of those stays being 2 nights long. I may just try for this offer even though most of my stays have been directed towards Starwood and Hyatt as of late since those 50,000 points would net me a stay at Category 9 hotel or even the possibility of 10 free nights using IHG's PointBreaks offer of reward nights for 5,000 points.

What offer did you receive? Feel free to share it with the FFB readership below and let us know if you are going to try for some or all of your offer.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22 Bonus Offer Highlight: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Despite only being available for California residents, today's Bonus Offer Highlight receives the spotlight because we haven't seen too many promos like this since the early to mid half of the last decade! What type of promo is it? One where you get a free flight after only completing several flights. One of the most famous free flight offers was United's Fly Three Fly Three promotion that ran in 2003 and 2004. This promo is not as lucrative as that one but is a great offer for California residents who fly Alaska Airlines. Other bonuses worth checking out today include ANA's version of the Seattle-Tokyo bonus we saw from United earlier in the week and the next system wide Hyatt promotion and

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Earn a free flight when you register and fly two round trips (4 qualifying nonstop flights) between San Diego(SAN) and Boise(BOI), Boston(BOS), Fresno(FAT), Honolulu(HNL), Kahului(OGG), Lihue(LIH), Los Cabos(SJD), Monterey(MRY), Orlando(MCO), Portland(PDX), Puerto Vallarta(PVR), Santa Rosa(STS), or Seattle(SEA). Register online (Registration is required) Complete flights by Nov 20, 13
Free flight is offered as a discount code and is valid for a round trip flight to any Alaska Airlines city served from San Diego. Discount Code must be ticketed by January 31, 2014. No changes are allowed once ticket is issued. Travel is valid from January 7, 2014, through November 15, 2014.
Restrictions:
For Residents of California only


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Earn a free flight when you register and fly two round trips (4 qualifying nonstop flights) between San Diego(SAN) and Boise(BOI), Boston(BOS), Fresno(FAT), Honolulu(HNL), Kahului(OGG), Lihue(LIH), Los Cabos(SJD), Monterey(MRY), Orlando(MCO), Portland(PDX), Puerto Vallarta(PVR), Santa Rosa(STS), or Seattle(SEA). More... Complete flights by Nov 20, 13 For Residents of California only

ANA All Nippon Mileage Club
- Earn up to 100% Bonus Mileage Club miles when you fly on non-stop flights marketed and operated by United Airlines or All Nippon Airways (ANA) between Seattle and Tokyo, Narita. More... Until Nov 30, 13

China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 2,000 Eastern Miles Points for stays at participating Langham properties in China. More... Sep 1 - Dec 31, 13
- Double Eastern Miles Points for stays of 2 or more nights at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Nov 30, 13

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 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. More... Register between Sep 9 - Oct 31, 13 for stays between Sep 9 - Nov 30, 13

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels for stays at the Novotel Yogyakarta More... Until Oct 31, 13

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle
- Triple GC Award Points for stays of four or more nights in a signature suite at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris. More... Sep 1 - Nov 30, 13

Hyatt: Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays Sep 9 - Nov 30, 13

Hyatt's Gold Passport program was one of the few hotel programs that did not run a systemwide promotion over the summer months although some members were targeted with select offers. Well the wait is over for all Gold Passport members as they have announced their next systemwide promotion called "Discover New Possibilities".  To earn any bonus points you have to stay at least 5 nights with Hyatt during that time period. Registration for the promotion does not open until September 9. For those of you who don't have too many nights planned this fall you may be better off taking advantage of SPG's Double Take or Marriott's MegaBonus. Here is the offer as it will appear on FFB's Hyatt page later today:

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.
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
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


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21 Bonus Offer Highlight: British Airways Executive Club

Today on FFB it was all about bonus offers for flights! It was very busy around here so we only got to adding six new offers but they are all flight related. The Highlight of the day could really be any number of them but we think the British Airways offer deserves the highlight spot (Thanks to Raphael for forwarding it to us). Other bonuses worth a look are the American AAdvantage offer that is just like the BA one, the new Alaska Airlines multiple flight bonus and I must make note of the short time available for the Singapore Airlines offer for Australia residents.

British Airways Executive Club
Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Avios when you fly between the EU, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Valid on all British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair marketed and operated transatlantic flights that are part of their joint business agreement.
Complete 1 return flight (2 sectors) in First or Club World to earn 30,000 Bonus Avios or in World Traveller Plus to earn 15,000 Bonus Avios. Full Details and Online Registration  Until Dec 19, 13
Restrictions:
Valid only for residents of: Andora, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City State, Malta, Gibraltar, Albania, Russian federation, Tunisia, Turkey, Israel, Belarus, Iceland, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Uganda, Montenegro, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Botswana, Tome and principle, Seychelles, Senegal, Namibia, Sudan, Libya, Guinea



All the Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles on qualifying paid nonstop flights between Seattle(SEA) and Boston(BOS), Las Vegas(LAS), Los Angeles(LAX), Philadelphia(PHL), or San Francisco (SFO), and between Portland(PDX) and Atlanta(ATL), Chicago(ORD), Dallas(DFW), Las Vegas(LAS), Los Angeles(LAX), or San Francisco(SFO). More... Until Nov 12, 13

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you fly a return transatlantic trip on American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies. More... Sep 1 - Dec 19, 13 Valid for residents of Continetal Europe only

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Avios when you fly between the EU, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico. More... Until Dec 19, 13
Valid only for residents of Continetal Europe and Africa only

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia miles when you register and fly one-way or round-trip in First, Business or Premium Economy Class on Cathay Pacific from Canada to Hong Kong. More... Sep 1- Nov 30, 13 Valid for residents of Canada only

Etihad Guest
- Earn up to Triple Guest Miles on all Etihad flights Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13 Valid for members whose accounts are connected with an Etihad BusinessConnect account only

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- 8,000 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles when book return flights on singaporeair.com from Australia to Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong or Taiwan. More... Book by Aug 29 for travel until Dec 7, 13 Valid for residents of Australia Only

SPG's "Take Two" - Double Starpoints + 2,500 Bonus Starpoints for every 5 nights - Now open for registration

Starwood's latest systemwide promotion called "Take Two" is now open for registration. Here are the details on the promo along with the registration link:

SPG Take Two: Double Starpoints + up to 10,000 Bonus Starpoints on all eligible stays at participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Double Starpoints are awarded on all eligible stays plus earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Oct 31 for stays Sep 1 - Dec 15, 13


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20th Bonus Offer Highlight: Hyatt Gold Passport

The Bonus Offer Highlight for today comes to us from the Hyatt Gold Passport program for stays in the Atlanta area. The offer is only one of a few regional or individual hotel bonuses from the program. If you don't have stays planned in Atlanta be sure to visit our Gold Passport page for these other bonuses. Other bonuses added that we think are worth mentioning up here are the new Triple Skywards offer for Jumeirah stays, the previously mentioned in another post IHG Free Night offer in China and another buy points offer, this time from La Quinta Returns. Be sure to see FFB's complete listing of buy miles/points offers here.

Hyatt Gold Passport
1,500 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at any of 15 participating hotels in Atltanta. Use promo code ATL15 at the time of reservation and at check-in. Full details Until Nov 30, 13
Participating Hotels:
Hyatt Atlanta Midtown, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest, Hyatt Place Atlanta Downtown, Hyatt Place Alpharetta/Windward Parkway, Hyatt Place Atlanta Johns Creek, Hyatt Place Atlanta/Cobb Galleria, Hyatt Place Duluth/Gwinnett Mall, Hyatt Place Atlanta Buckhead, Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-South, Hyatt Place Atlanta/Norcross/Peachtree, Hyatt Place Atlanta/Perimeter Center, Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport-North and HYATT house Atlanta/Cobb Galleria.


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Earn up to 3 Mileage Plan Miles per dollar spent when you use GroundLink car services. More... Until Sep 30, 13

China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 2,000 SkyPearl Kilometers for stays at participating Langham properties in China. More... Sep 1 - Dec 31, 13
- Double SkyPearl Kilometers for stays of 2 or more nights at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotel Worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Nov 30, 13

Emirates Skywards
- Triple Skywards Miles for at all Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30 , 13

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 1,500 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at any of 15 participating hotels in Atltanta. More... Until Nov 30, 13

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to Four Free Nights for stays at any of IHG Greater China hotels when you stay sequentially at 2 IHG brands worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Dec 31, 13Valid for residents of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mongolia only

La Quinta Returns
- Get up to a 25% Discount when you buy La Quinta Returns Points. More... Until Aug 25, 13

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- Double Safar Flyer Miles on Europcar rentals in France and Morocco. More... Until Sep 30, 13
- Earn up to Triple Safar Flyer Miles on Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 500 BonusMiles&Smiles and a free upgrade to the next room category for stays on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night on the Best Available Rate at the Movenpick Istanbul. More... Sep 1 - Dec 29, 13