Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Miles & More: Earn up to Quadruple Miles on Hilton stays Worldwide


After a crazy last quarter of airline bonus miles offers for Hilton stays, the first quarter of 2015 isn't shaping up to be the same with only a half dozen or so promotions running until the end of January or February (see our list of all the airline mileage offers here) However some new promos are trickling out such as Asiana's offer we posted last week and now the release of this offer for Miles & More members. If you have lots of Hilton stays (4 or more) planned for Q1 this could be a very lucrative offer for you as the bonus jumps to 4x miles on your 4th stay and every stay after that.

Offer Details
Earn up to Quadruple Miles & More Miles on all stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worlwide. Earn double miles for your second stay, triple miles with your third stay and quadruple miles with the 4th stay and every stay after that within the offer period. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15

Be sure to also check out our Miles & More Bonus Miles page for many more bonuses that you can take advantage of!

Earn 8x Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays in Canada, the U.S. and Caribbean


We see the return of the 8x Aeroplan Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels in the New Year.  Last seen in the summer of 2014 this offer is one of the best airline mileage earning offers for BW stays.  Offers like these are always useful if Best Western is not you main choice for hotels and hence don't have a use in collecting Best Western Rewards points!

Offer Details:
8x Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stay at any Best Western® branded hotel in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15

Can't make use of this offer? Be sure to visit our Aeroplan Bonus Miles page for many more offers!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Choice Hotels: Earn Triple Privilege Points on mid-week stays Worldwide


Choice Hotels has released the details of their Winter promotion which launches today. The offer is for Triple Points on Mid Week stays which means your stay has to include a Sunday to Thursday night to earn the bonus points. This does not fully exclude Friday or Saturday as if you are completing a multiple night stay that is Thursday and Friday or Saturday and Sunday you'll get the bonus points. Like many of Choice Hotels promotions this one is limited to members residing in the U.S. and Canada only.

Offer Details
Earn Triple Privileges Points for every qualifying stay that includes a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. Stay must be booked
via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Maximum of 30,000 bonus points awarded. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)
Dec 29 - Feb 18, 15

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 22 - 28, 2014

Last week 35 new offers were added to FFB from 16 different airline, hotel and rail programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week(s):

Bonus Offer for Flying
Virgin America Elevate - Double Elevate Points between New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Boston and Las Vegas or New York and Palm Springs. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Asiana Club - Earn up to Triple Club Miles on all stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

Le Club accorhotels - Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Nov 30, 15

Bonus Offer for Driving

Avianca LifeMiles - OFFER EXTENDED Earn up to 6x LifeMiles on Hertz rentals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and Puerto Rico. More...  Until Mar 31, 15

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
IHG Rewards Club - 60,000 IHG Rewards Club Points with your first purchase on the IHG Rewards Club Premium Visa Credit Card. More...  UK Residents Only Until Mar 31, 15

Bonus Page Updates: December 22 - 28, 2014

The following 16 programs had new offers added to them last week on FFB:

December 24:
Air China Phoenix Miles
airbaltic PINS
airberlin topbonus
Best Western Rewards
Marriott Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest
Virgin America Elevate  
December 23:
Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
IHG Rewards Club
Le Club accorhotels
Thai Royal Orchid
VIA Rail Preference 
December 22:
Asiana Club
Avianca LifeMiles
Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
United MileagePlus

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Winter Award Sale - Award Flights as low as 5,000 miles (Book by Jan 8)


Alaska Airlines is running another award flight sale! The offer this time is good for bookings made by January 8 for travel between January 6 and March 5, 2015. Flights start as low as 5,000 miles one way plus applicable taxes. Some of the stand out offers are Seattle to Oakland or San Francisco for 5,000 miles, Seattle to Las Vegas for 7,500, Oakland to Maui for 12,500 and San Francisco to Palm Springs for 5,000. Find out more and/or book this offer here.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24 Bonus Offer Highlight: Virgin America Elevate - Double Points on select Sun Routes


This will be our last Bonus Offer Highlight for 2014 as we take some time off until the New Year.  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holiday and more!  As always any breaking news or amazing bonuses will be posted right here on the FFB blog, Facebook and Twitter during this period.

The highlight is this flight bonus from Virgin America for their new seasonal sun routes out of New York and Boston. Simple to earn double points if you plan on flying on these routes. Other bonuses to check out include the next set of targeted SPG bonus offers, an airberlin bonus for Intercity hotel stays and some great Marriott Rewards bonuses in Germany, Chicago and more.

Virgin America Elevate
Double Elevate Points between New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Boston and Las Vegas or New York and Palm Springs. Register Online (Registration is required) 
Until Feb 28, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at participating Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City Worldwide.More...  Until Feb 28, 15
- Earn up to Triple Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

airBaltic PINS
- Double PINS for stays of 2 or more nights at paticipating World Hotels locations Worldwide that are booked at least 20 days in advance. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

airberlin topbonus
- Double topbonus miles for stays at select Intercity Hotels in Germany and Austria. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards points for stays at the BEST WESTERN Zaan Inn. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when staying Sunday - Thursday nights at the Residence Inn Chicago Wilmette. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 13, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Thursday - Sunday at the Courtyard Ottawa Downtown. More...  Until Mar 8, 15
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Hamburg Marriott Hotel or Renaissance Hamburg Hotel. More...  Until Mar 8, 15
- 3,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Friday-Sunday at the Berlin Marriott Hotel or the Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center. More...  Until Mar 8, 15
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the JW Marriott Chicago and Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. More...  Until Mar 6, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Elite Qualifying Nights, Gold Status or up to 7,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at Starwood Hotels Worldwide with the SPG Member Select Exclusive offers.  More...  Targeted offer - May not work for everyone Until Mar 1, 15

Virgin America Elevate
- Double Elevate Points between New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Boston and Las Vegas or New York and Palm Springs. More... Until Feb 28, 15





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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23 Bonus Offer Highlight: Starwood Preferred Guest - Double Starpoints at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort

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Starwood Hotels is opening up a new resort in Samoa called the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort! They have a great grand opening offer with rates from $209 per night with Double Starpoints and breakfast for two in a Deluxe Ocean view room which is our Bonus Offer Highlight for today! Other worthwhile bonuses added today included IHG's Double Airline miles offer and SPG's bonus offer for Four Points stays in Australia.

Starwood Preferred Guest
Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort. Includes Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two. Full Details and online booking Jan 15 - Jul 15, 15



All the Bonus Offers added today:
Garuda GarudaMiles
- Double GarudaMiles on flights between Surabaya and Manado. More...  Until Jan 31, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- Double Airline Miles for stays at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. More...  Register by Apr 30 for stays Jan 7 - Apr 30, 15
- 60,000 IHG Rewards Club Points with your first purchase on the IHG Rewards Club Premium Visa Credit Card. More...  UK Residents Only Until Mar 31, 15
- 30,000 IHG Rewards Club Points when you apply for the IHG Rewards Club Visa and make your first purchase. More...  UK Residents Only Until Mar 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 3 or 4 nights at Sofitel, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis hotels in Budapest. More... Until Apr 5, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and save 20% for stays of 2 or more nights at Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Australia. More...  Book by Jan 31 for stays until Feb 28, 15
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey's Resort. Includes Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two More...  Jan 15 - Jul 15, 15

Thai Airways Royal Orchid
- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid Plus Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.S. Middle East , Africa, Australia or New Zealand. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Royal Orchid Plus Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Thailand. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15

VIA Rail Preference
- 20% Preference Points Discount for youth reward travel. Youth aged 12-25 receive a 20% discount on Preference Reward tickets. More...  Ongoing




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Check your email for 500 FREE Elevate Points from Virgin America


Virgin America is sending out a little Christmas gift to their Elevate members, 500 FREE Elevate points. Be sure to check your email for this offer and register for it by December 31st or try this link here

Excerpt from the T&Cs:
Guests must be enrolled with an active account in the Elevate frequent flyer program and claim their bonus by correctly entering their Elevate number online on or before December 31, 2014.  Only one bonus points award will be credited per Elevate member account.  Eligible Elevate members will receive their bonus reward points up to 3 weeks after submitting their claim.  Bonus reward points do not qualify towards Elevate Silver or Elevate Gold status

IHG Rewards Club: Double Airline Miles on all IHG stays Worldwide (Jan 7 - Apr 30)


Last week we brought you the details of IHG Rewards Club latest systemwide promotion called Set Your Sights. That promotion offers members the chance to earn 50,000 or more IHG Rewards Club points. What happens though if you don't stay at IHG hotels very often and prefer to credit those stays to your favourite airline program? Double Up Miles happens! This is IHG's promotion for members who prefer to credit stays to airline programs rather than IHG Rewards Club and the bonus kicks in right with the first stay. You can earn Double Miles on all IHG stays up to a maximum of 10,000 miles (or 1,250 miles in the case of Canada's Air Miles coalition program) from January 7 to April 30.

Offer details:
Double Airline Miles for stays at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. Maximum of 10,000 bonus miles awarded during the promotional period. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Apr 30 for stays Jan 7 - Apr 30, 15

Participating airlines:

Starwood: 500 Bonus Starpoints and 20% off 2+ night stays at Four Points by Sheraton in Australia


We see the return of this offer that ran this past summer (well, Australian winter) that is now promoting the Southern Hemisphere summer! It is quite a simple offer of 500 bonus Starpoints and 20% off multiple night stays at Four Points by Sheraton locations in Australia. Four Points in Perth, Darling Harbour and Brisbane are participating.

Offer Details
500 Bonus Starpoints and save 20% for stays of 2 or more nights at Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Australia. Full Details and online booking Book by Jan 31 for stays until Feb 28, 15

Can't make use of this offer? Be sure to visit our well known SPG Bonus Starpoints page for many more offers!

Qatar Airways: Jan/Feb Easy Deals - up to 50% off select Privilege Club Award Tickets

As is usual we provide continuing coverage of Qatar Airways' Easy Deals on our Privilege Club Bonus Miles page as they are released every few months with different routes but since the latest offers were just released we thought we'd pass them along to you! There are a great mix of destinations for the Jan/Feb deals with some of the highlights being the business class discounts on flights to/from Zagreb and in particular Philadelphia yet again! The Easy Deals award flights are good for travel between January 1 and February 28 and already open for booking.

For more details or to book an Easy Deal for Jan/Feb see here.


Route Class Easy Deals discount to be enjoyed
Flights to or from Africa 1
Doha to Nairobi Business -10,000
Nairobi to Doha Business -10,000
Doha to Tunis Economy -6,000
Nairobi to Doha Economy -6,000
Flights to or from Asia 1
Doha to Clark Business -20,000
Doha to Singapore Economy -6,000
Doha to Yangon Economy -6,000
Flights to or from Asia 2
Doha to Chengdu Business -30,000
Doha to Chongqing Business -30,000
Doha to Chengdu Economy -9,000
Chengdu to Doha Economy -9,000
Flights to or from Europe 1
Doha to Larnaca Business -10,000
Doha to Athens Business -10,000
Athens to Doha Business -10,000
Sabiha Gokcen to Doha Business -10,000
Doha to Baku Economy -6,000
Ankara to Doha Economy -3,000
Athens to Doha Economy -3,000
Baku to Doha Economy -6,000
Flights to or from Europe 2
Doha to Budapest Business -10,000
Doha to Moscow Business -10,000
Doha to Paris Business -10,000
Doha to Warsaw Business -10,000
Doha to Zagreb Business -20,000
Moscow to Doha Business -10,000
Warsaw to Doha Business -10,000
Zagreb to Doha Business -20,000
Doha to Moscow Economy -6,000
Zurich to Doha Economy -6,000
Flights to or from Levant and North East Africa
Doha to Asmara Business -10,000
Doha to Djibouti Business -10,000
Asmara to Doha Business -10,000
Djibouti to Doha Business -10,000
Doha to Asmara Economy -3,000
Doha to Djibouti Economy -6,000
Asmara to Doha Economy -6,000
Djibouti to Doha Economy -6,000
Flights to or from Middle East
Doha to Shiraz Business -5,000
Mashhad to Doha Business -5,000
Shiraz to Doha Business -5,000
Doha to Abu Dhabi Economy -3,000
Doha to Bahrain Economy -3,000
Doha to Dubai (DWC) Economy -3,000
Doha to Dubai (DXB) Economy -3,000
Doha to Kuwait Economy -3,000
Doha to Muscat Economy -3,000
Doha to Salalah Economy -3,000
Abu Dhabi to Doha Economy -3,000
Dubai (DWC) to Doha Economy -3,000
Dubai (DXB) to Doha Economy -3,000
Muscat to Doha Economy -3,000
Kuwait to Doha Economy -3,000
Salalah to Doha Economy -3,000
Flights to or from South Asian Subcontinent 1
Doha to Islamabad Business -10,000
Doha to Lahore Business -10,000
Doha to Peshawar Business -10,000
Lahore to Doha Business -10,000
Peshawar to Doha Business -10,000
Flights to the Americas
Doha to Philadelphia Business -20,000
Flights from Australia
Perth to Doha Economy -9,000

Monday, December 22, 2014

Emirates: Economy Class fare sale from the U.S. - Fares as low as $794 all in


Emirates has launched a new Economy Class sale on their flights out of the U.S.. Fares are as low $794 all in for travel for most of 2015! You simply need to book by January 16 at Emirates.com

Terms:
Savings are applied to the base fare and not to taxes or carrier-imposed fees.If the base fare for a sale destination is less than the sale amount, prior to the start of the sale, said destination will be omitted from the sale. Savings are valid only when utilizing scheduled round-trip Emirates non-stop transatlantic service (EK201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 215, 216, 221, 222, 225, 226, 229, 230, 231, 232, 236, 235, 237 and 238) to and from Houston (IAH), Washington DC (IAD), Seattle (SEA), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS) and Chicago (ORD). Sales period is from 00:01 (EST) on December 22, 2014 to 23:59 (PST) on January 16, 2015. Outbound travel shall be from January 1 through November 30, 2015. Travel must be completed by December 10, 2015.

December 22 Bonus Offer Highlight: Air China Phoenix Miles - up to 50% Bonus Miles on select flights in China


If you are planning any domestic flights within China over the next 5 weeks you might want to check out today's Bonus Offer Highlights. Air China's Phoenix Miles members flying to/from four cities in China can earn up to 50% bonus miles. Other bonuses add today that are definitely worthwhile are Asiana Club's new Hilton HHonors stay bonus, the return of Accor Hotels 2x points on all stays for nearly a year, and another targeted United MileagePlus systemwide flight bonus.

Air China Phoenix Miles
Earn up to 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Chengdu, Mianyang, Xichang or Dazhou and various cities in China. Full details Until Jan 31, 15



All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air China Phoenix Miles
- Earn up to 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Chengdu, Mianyang, Xichang or Dazhou and various cities in China. More...  Until Jan 31, 15

airberlin topbonus
- 1,000 topbonus miles for car rentals made via Rentalscars.com. More...  Book by Feb 28 for rentals until Apr 6, 15

Asiana Club
- Earn up to Triple Club Miles on all stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worlwide. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

Avianca LifeMiles
- OFFER EXTENDED Earn up to 6x LifeMiles on Hertz rentals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico and Puerto Rico. More...  Until Mar 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Nov 30, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night - up to 6,000 points, when you stay at anyone of 35 locations in San Francisco, Colorado, Utah, or the Pacific Northwest. More...  Jan 2 - Mar 28, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay of two nights Thursday to Sunday at one of 11 Marriott Hotel & Country Clubs in the UK. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 24, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Points when you stay two or more nights at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour. More...  Jan 1 - Mar 15, 15
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Friday through Sunday at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Saratoga Malta. More...  Jan 18 - Mar 17, 15
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points when staying two consecutive nights or more at the Courtyard by Marriott Amsterdam Airport. More...  Until Mar 11, 15

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
- Earn up to Quadruple Mabuhay Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More...  Until Feb 28, 15

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles on all United flights Worldwide. More...  Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone Until Jan 31, 15

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 15 - 21, 2014

Last week 52 new offers were added to FFB from 30 different airline and hotel programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week(s):

Bonus Offer for Flying
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles - Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip in Economy Class from Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong. More... Valid for residents of Canada only Jan 11 - Feb 19 & Mar 2 - 31, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

Icelandair Saga Club - 3,000 Bonus Saga Club Points on your first Rocketmiles booking. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

IHG Rewards Club - Earn at least 50,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. Bonus points vary per member and are awarded for various stay and other activities. More... Register & book between Dec 15 and Apr 30 for stays Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15

Bonus Offer for Driving

Virgin America Elevate - Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Elevate Points on Silvercar rentals. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Bonus Offer for Other Activities
British Airways Executive Club - 40% Bonus Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club. More... Restrictions Residents of the U.S. only Until Jan 31, 15

Bonus Page Updates: December 15 - 21, 2014

The following 30 programs had new offers added to them last week on FFB:

December 19:
Best Western Rewards
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
China Southern Sky Pearl
Icelandair Saga Club
Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Starwood Preferred Guest
 
December 18:
Air Canada / Aeroplan
IHG Rewards Club
JetBlue TrueBlue
Marriott Rewards
Shangri-La Golden Circle
US Airways Dividend Miles
Virgin America Elevate
Virgin Australia Velocity
 
December 17:
Aeroflot Bonus
Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
La Quinta Returns
Orbitz Rewards
United MileagePlus

December 16:
British Airways Executive Club
Gol Smiles
Jumeirah Sirius
Leading Hotels of the World Leaders Club

December 8:
Air China Phoenix Miles
ANA Mileage Club
Miles & More
Saudia Alfursan
TAM Fidelidade

Friday, December 19, 2014

FFB News Round Up: Air Canada Zone Boarding, HHonors Lifetime Diamond Status, SPG Free Internet and more



Air Canada introduced a boarding by zone process on December 15. (Source Rewards Canada)

American AAdvantage has set out a year long premium class flight bonus for 2015. Depending on your AAdvantage/Dividend Miles status and/or the premium fare class you book you can earn anywhere from to 250 to 12,000 bonus AAdvantage miles on each and every flight you take in 2015. Find out more here.



Delta SkyMiles Medallion members will now get elite status with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards. Find out more here.


Apparently this launched on November 20th but we didn't find out about it until we got an email yesterday from WestJet. WestJet continues to grow the WestJet Rewards program as they slowly add more partners. Delta Airlines is now the second airline partner of the program after American Airlines that you can earn WestJet Rewards dollars on. At this time there is still no news about being able to redeem WestJet Dollars for flights on their partner airlines.

The Dollar earning for flights on Delta is the same as American Airlines and is based upon distance flown and the fare class your ticket is booked into. As you can see by the chart you will earn anywhere from 3 to 15 WestJet dollars per Delta flight.

It is nice to see more airline partners being added to the WestJet Rewards programs. The only thing we are waiting for is the ability to redeem WestJet Dollars on these partner airlines! If that becomes a reality then the almighty WestJet Dollar will becoming way more valuable since you'd have access to flights around the globe to redeem for. This new earning option is also a potentially good choice for disgruntled Delta SkyMiles members here in Canada because of all the negative changes happening to that program in 2015.

You can read more about earning WestJet Dollars on Delta flights here.

As of January 1st 2015 you'll be able to earn Delta SkyMiles on WestJet flights. We also didn't mention that techincally you can redeem your WestJet Reward dollars on certain Delta flights. Those flights are the ones where WestJet codeshares on and your ticket is actually issued as a WestJet ticket (not Delta). Here is the SkyMiles earning chart for flying on WestJet:



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Hilton HHonors will be rolling out Lifetime Diamond status in 2015. No real details are out yet however. (Source LoyaltyLobby)

If you look closely at the latest email from Hyatt Gold Passport you'll see that they are teasing members with their next systemwide promotion. Stay More Play More will launch on January 15 and we are guessing it will be similar to Endless Possibilities which ran last winter. Stayed tuned right here on Rewards Canada in January as we bring you the details of this new promotion!


InterContinental Hotels Group has agreed to acquire the Kimpton Hotels brand of boutique hotels. There are few details yet outside of the actual acquisition but one could assume that the Kimpton brand will become an IHG Rewards Club earn and burn option (well hopefully) but there may also be fears that the uniqueness of Kimpton and the services it provides may be diluted. Only time will tell. Find out more about the acquisition here. (Source: TravelBloggerBuzz)

Starwood Preferred Guest is following in Marriott Rewards footsteps and will begin to offer free Internet to all guests who are SPG members and book via spg.com, the SPG app or any of the nine Starwood Hotel brand websites. This new benefit will start on February 2, 2015. Find out more here.


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December 19 Bonus Offer Highlight: Starwood Preferred Guest - Up to 2,000 Bonus Starpoints on Le Meridien stays in the Americas & French Polynesia


The last bonus offer highlight of the week comes to us from Starwood Preferred Guest and is for stays at one of their higher end brands, Le Meridien. The bonus is pretty decent at 1,000 bonus Starpoints on your 1st stay and then 2,000 bonus points on stays thereafter with no limit to number of bonus points you can earn. The only limitations are that it is only for Le Meridiens in North America, Latin America and French Polynesia.  Good news is that the T&Cs don't state anything about earning other bonuses as well so you could easily tie in the current SPG App booking bonus or other bonuses on top of this one.

Starwood Preferred Guest
Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at Le Méridien hotels and resorts in North America, Latin America and French Polynesia. Earn 1,000 Starpoints on your 1st eligible stay then 2,000 Starpoints on each following Le Méridien stay Full details, online registration and booking. (Registration is required)
Jan 25 - Mar 1, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points and 25% off for stays of 2 nights at Best Western Hotels in France when you book online. More... Book by Feb 1 for stays until Mar 1, 15
- Receive a 50EUR Best Western Travel Card when you complete two Best Western staysin Europe. More... Restrictions Valid for residents of Central Europe countries only(Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip in Economy Class from Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong. More... Valid for residents of Canada only Jan 11 - Feb 19 & Mar 2 - 31, 15

China Southern SkyPearl
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers when you fly on China Southern between Guangzhou and Sydney. More... Until Mar 1, 15

Icelandair Saga Club
- 3,000 Bonus Saga Club Points on your first Rocketmiles booking. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles for stays at participating Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus QMiles for Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Asmara. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Up to 50% QMiles Discount on Qatar Airways Privilege Club Award ticket redemptions for various routes via their "Easy Deals" offer. More... Ongoing
- Double QMiles for stays on the Winter Breaks rate at participating Kempinksi Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jan 15, 15
- Double QMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide on the Linger Longer package rate. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Triple QMiles for stays at the Rose Rayhaan by Rotana. More... Until Mar 10, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple QMiles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at Le Méridien hotels and resorts in North America, Latin America and French Polynesia. More... Jan 25 - Mar 1, 15


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Best Western: 50EUR Travel Card after two Best Western Europe stays (Residents of Central Europe only)


We just mentioned in our last post about regional offers from Best Western and brought you their France deal. There is also this offer for stays in Europe but it is restricted to residents of Central Europe only.

Offer Details
Receive a 50EUR Best Western Travel Card when you complete two Best Western stays in Europe. Full details and online Booking Jan 1 - Apr 30, 15
Restrictions
Valid for residents of Central Europe countries only(Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo)

Remember to check out our BW Rewards Bonus Points page for many more bonus offers if this offer doesn't work for you! 

Best Western: 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points and 25% off 2 night for stays in France (booked via bestwestern.fr)

Some hotel chains like Best Western for example, have different websites for each country or region they operate in. Of course you can find all their hotels on the main Bestwestern.com site however sometimes these regional sites have offers that you won't find on the main site so it is worthwhile to visit these regional pages especially if you know you are travelling to that area. One such offer is this bonus and discount for Best Western stays in France that have to be booked on the Best Western France website

Offer Details:
1,000 Bonus Rewards Points and 25% off for stays of 2 nights at Best Western Hotels in France when you book online. Full details and online booking Book by Feb 1 for stays until Mar 1, 15

Remember to check out our BW Rewards Bonus Points page for many more bonus offers if this offer doesn't work for you!

Marriott Rewards MegaMiles returns in February 2015 - Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Miles

Running at the same time as the next Marriott MegaBonus, the airline partner bonus from Marriott Rewards, MegaMiles is also set to return in February. The registration page is not working yet but should be very soon as the promotion is now being touted on some of Marriott's airline partner websites. The T&Cs say it is targeted but that has not usually been the case with MegaMiles and we believe they will be updated when the promo officially launches on the Marriott site.

Offer Details
Earn 2,500 Bonus Miles  with every second paid stay starting with your second stay at participating Marriott Hotels Worldwide. Maximum bonus of 50,000 miles.  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required - link not working yet) Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

MegaMiles T&Cs:
Registration is required. Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by 31st March  2015, will earn 2,500 bonus miles with every second paid stay, starting with their second stay—up to a total of 50,000 bonus miles, between 1st February 2015 and 30th April 2015, at participating Marriott properties. A ‘stay’ is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay. The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted and the offer is not transferable. Members electing to earn Marriott Rewards points are not eligible for this promotion. This Marriott Rewards promotional offer is valid only for qualifying stays you personally make at participating Marriott® brand hotels. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit. Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit. Allow 4 to 6 weeks after promotion ends for miles to be posted to your airline/miles preferred program account. Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift. Participating brands include JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, AC Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Moxy Hotels® and Marriott Vacation Club®. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply. Visit MarriottRewards.com or call your local Marriott Rewards Customer Support office for complete details. (this sentence cannot be deleted) © 2015 Marriott International, Inc.

Icelandair: 3,000 Bonus Saga Club Points on your first Rocketmiles booking


Rocketmiles keeps adding to their roster of airline partners! The latest is Icelandair Saga Club and as with all new program launches with Rocketmiles their is a first time booking bonus! Like most of the launch bonuses this one is only for first time bookings made via Rocketmiles and is for 3,000 bonus points. This is a nice bonus to enjoy if you a Saga Points collector.

Offer Details
3,000 Bonus Saga Club Points on your first Rocketmiles booking booked via the special promotion page at www.rocketmiles.com/icelandair-3k-bonus. The bonus can only be earned once per member. The bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Jun 30 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18 Bonus Offer Highlight: Virgin America Elevate - Up to 3,500 Bonus Points on Silvercar rentals


Silvercar has been making some inroads in the rental car market in the United States with their all Audi fleet, free GPS, and they even drop the car off for you right in front of terminal. They are only in a few cities so far but their service is raved about so why not take the opportunity to not only get great car rental service with them but earn bonus points on the rentals with today's Bonus Offer Highlight. The offer is for Virgin America Elevate members and offers bonuses right from your first rental with them to the third rental and you have until the end of 2015 to earn those bonuses! Other bonuses added today that you should take note of include another Elevate, this one for double points at the very first Virgin Hotel in Chicago, the extension of some IHG and JetBlue car rental bonuses and of course the latest Marriott MegaBonus.

Virgin America Elevate
Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Elevate Points on Silvercar rentals. Earn additional bonus of 500 Elevate points after booking and completing 1st rental. Earn another additional bonus of 1000 Elevate points after booking and completing 2nd rental, and an additional 2000 bonus points after booking and completing 3rd rental. Full details. Until Dec 31, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to Quadruple Aeroplan Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- Triple IHG Rewards Club Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more, at participating Avis locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. More... Until Jun 30, 15

JetBlue TrueBlue
- 5x TrueBlue Points on a rentals of 3 days or more at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Marriott Rewards
- Marriott MegaBonus: Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. More... Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle

- Double GC Award Points for stays in a Horizon Club Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. More... Until Mar 15, 15
- Double GC Award Points, third night free and an upgrade to the next room category for stays of 3 or more nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. More... Dec 22 - Feb 28, 15
- Double GC Award Points, third night free and an upgrade to the next room category for stays of 3 or more nights at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. More... Dec 22 - Feb 28, 15

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Triple Dividend Miles on a rentals of 3 days or more at participating Budget airport locations in the in the U.S. and Canada (excluding Alaska). More... Until Jun 30, 15

Virgin America Elevate
- Double Elevate Points for stays at the Virgin Hotel Chicago. More... Jan 15 - Mar 31, 15
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Elevate Points on Silvercar rentals. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Virgin Australia Velocity
- Earn up to Quadruple Velocity Points for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15



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Etihad Airways: 5,000 Bonus Guest Miles and other perks for using moonlight check in at AUH


Here is an interesting offer from Etihad Airways that is being billed as a way to ease congestion at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).  To get guests to check in early and/or during slow hours Etihad is offering bonus miles, additional baggage weight allowance and free parking. This offer began two days ago and only runs until Christmas Eve (December 24) and can be used up to 24 hours before your flight!

Moonlight
check-in: All Etihad Airways guests who check in during moonlight hours will be allowed to check in an additional 5kg baggage, receive a complimentary 5,000 bonus Etihad Guest Miles voucher, and be provided with one hour’s free parking at Skypark to complete the check-in process.

Located in the terminal entrance of the Skypark Level 3, and open daily between 1am and 6am, and 1pm and 6pm, the Moonlight check-in counters will be manned by trained check-in staff and baggage porters.

Moonlight check-in will be available up to 24 hours prior to departure for all guests except those booked to travel to the United States who require U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance.


Find out more about this initiative here

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus - Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Points for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15


Marriott is giving ample notice for the latest MegaBonus promotion. You have well over a month to plan out your Marriott stays to get the bonuses that are assigned to you. Just like all other incarnations of this offer each Marriott Rewards member may get a different offer and for some it is well worth it to go after the bonus while for others it may not be. This MegaBonus appears to be essentially the same as this past Fall's version which is in fact running until Jan 15, 15.

Offer Details
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn up to 55,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking ( Registration is required) Register by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 15

Some of the Offer Variations (Source: FlyerTalk):

  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay that includes a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday — up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 9 stays over weekend day)
  • Earn 3,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 9 stays)
  • Earn 2,500 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points (maxes out after 11 stays)
  • Earn 2,000 points on every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 13 stays)
  • Earn 10,000 points after 10 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 24,000 bonus points (maxes out after 17 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 15,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points with every additional night, up to 35,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 45,000 bonus points (maxes out after 25 nights)
  • Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights plus 2,000 points after every additional night, up to 55,000 bonus points (maxes out after 30 nights)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Limited Time: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points or Miles on your first PointsHound booking (Book by Dec 31)

Here is a nice Christmas present from the crew at PointsHound! They are offering 1,000 bonus points or miles on your first booking made by December 31st, 2014 for stays right through to the end of 2015.  This offer is for anyone who hasn't signed up with PointsHound yet and is a 'referral bonus' which means you'll get 1,000 bonus miles/points in the PointsHound program of your choice and we'll also receive 1,000 miles/points.

If you haven't joined PointsHound yet you can do so via our referral link to get this bonus on your first booking

* - The normal bonus is 250 miles for referrals via most referrers save for a few other bloggers who have also been extended this increased referral bonus offer from PointsHound.  To get the 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points simply make your first booking before the end of the year after you signed up via our referral link.

You can earn miles and points in the following programs:

December 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles - Double Miles between Jakarta and China, Japan or Korea


Today's Bonus Offer Highlight is nice flight bonus for those flying between Asia and Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia has released a bonus that covers almost the first third of 2015 for flying with them between Jakarta and five major cities in Asia. Other bonuses added today you should check out include the return of Bangkok Airways birthday flight bonus for 2015, Orbitz Rewards bonus for flying on Qatar Airways and United jumps on the Shangri-La Bonus offer bandwagon.

Garuda Indonesia
Double GarudaMiles on flights between Jakarta and Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka or Seoul. Full Details.
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 15


All the Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Double Bonus Miles for stays at all Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts worldwide. More... Jan 1 - 31, 15

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- Triple FlyerBonus Points when you fly with Bangkok Airways on your birthday or 5 bonus points if you fly with Bangkok Airways during the month of your birthday. More... Jan 1 - Dec 31, 15
- Double FlyerBonus Points when you book the juicy credits package at dusitD2 Phuket Resort. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you book a flight online to any Cathay Pacific destination Worldwide. More... Valid for residents of Japan only Until Feb 28, 15

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- Double GarudaMiles on flights between Jakarta and Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka or Seoul. More... Jan 6 - Apr 30, 15
- Double GarudaMiles on flights between Batam and Bandung or Surabaya More... Until Jan 31, 15

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until Jan 8, 15

Orbitz Rewards
- Double Orbucks when you book any Qatar Airways flight via Orbitz. More... Book by Jan 15, 15

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles when you book the Linger Longer rate at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple MileagePlus Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15



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