Monday, October 31, 2016

Now live! IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks - Over 120 hotels available for only 5,000 points


The participating hotels in this set of offers are now bookable as of Oct 31 for stays Oct 31 - Jan 31, 16 (subject to availability)!

Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates. Remember the new PointBreaks rules that a member can only book up to 2 reward reservations per hotel participating in the individual offer (ie 2 at Pointbreaks hotels and 2 at Last Minute Reward Night hotels).  My tip to get around this would be to book 2 reservations with one IHG Rewards Club account and then have your spouse book 2 more etc. Of course this is dependent on both accounts having enough points to redeem for these awards. Also be sure to book these ASAP as once the allotted nights are booked at certain locations those hotels will fall off the list.

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


What is even crazier is IHG is currently running a 100% bonus on buying IHG Rewards Club Points. With this bonus you can buy points at 0.575 cents each or $28.75 for 5,000 points. That means you can stay at any of the hotels listed below for only US$28.75! Including the one InterContinental hotel that is participating in Cali Colombia! You can take advantage of the 100% bonus on buying points here.


Here is the list of  hotels (pulled from the IHG blog)

Hotels in Asia and Australia:

China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Nepal

Hotels in Africa and Middle East:

South Africa

Hotels in South America:

Chile
Colombia
Uruguay

Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:

Honduras
Mexico
Panama

Hotels in North America:

Canada
Alberta

Ontario
United States
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Hotels in Europe:

France
Germany
Italy
Kazakhstan
Russia
Serbia
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: October 24 - 30, 2016

The past week saw 15 new offers added to FFB from 12 different airline and hotel programs. From those offers these are FFB's Picks of the Week:

Bonus Offer for Flying
American AAdvantage - Earn up to 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you fly nonstop between the U.S. and Australia or New Zealand on American or Qantas. More... Register by Dec 31 for travel Feb 1 - May 31, 17

Bonus Offer for Staying (Airline Miles)

United MileagePlus - 25% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you convert hotel loyalty program points into United MileagePlus Miles. More... Until Nov 30, 16

Bonus Offer for Staying (Hotel Points)

La Quinta Returns - Earn up to 500 Free La Quinta Returns Points when you connect with La Quinta on several social media channels. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Bonus Offer for Driving

Copa ConnectMiles - Triple ConnectMiles on rentals of 2 or more days at participating Avis locations in the contiguous U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 16


Bonus Offer for Other Activities

No offers

Bonus Page Updates: October 24 - 30, 2016

The following 12 programs had new offers added to them this past week on FFB:

Oct 25:
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
China Eastern Eastern Miles
Copa ConnectMiles
Delta SkyMiles
Le Club accorhotels
Miles & More
United MileagePlus

Oct 24:
Alitalia MilleMiglia
American AAdvantage
La Quinta Returns
Starwood Preferred Guest
Turkish Miles&Smiles

Friday, October 28, 2016

Free $50 Booking Credit for all current Club1Hotels Members for bookings made by Sunday

As you are well aware we have been letting you know over the past month or so about our Free Club1Hotels membership offer that saves you $675 in the first year of membership with this private luxury hotel booking service. Great news is that if you need to book a hotel right away you can $50 off that booking if you book a minimum 2 night stay by Sunday:

"As a token of appreciation for current members Club1Hotels are giving members $50 off their booking fees on any bookings made before Sunday at midnight. (This includes new members too who make a booking)"

If you haven't joined yet you can do so with our link to get the free membership and then use the booking code listed below to get your $50 credit.

IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks - Full list of hotels that will be available for booking on Monday


As you know yesterday we gave you a sneak peak of the newest IHG Point Break offers that will start on Monday. Well only a few hours after our sneak peak, IHG released the whole list of hotels which we are pleased provide to you here.  The participating hotels in this set of offers will be bookable as of Oct 31 for stays Oct 31 - Jan 31, 16 (subject to availability).

Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates. Remember the new PointBreaks rules that a member can only book up to 2 reward reservations per hotel participating in the individual offer (ie 2 at Pointbreaks hotels and 2 at Last Minute Reward Night hotels).  My tip to get around this would be to book 2 reservations with one IHG Rewards Club account and then have your spouse book 2 more etc. Of course this is dependent on both accounts having enough points to redeem for these awards. Also be sure to book these ASAP as once the allotted nights are booked at certain locations those hotels will fall off the list.

Why are IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks such a great deal? Because they offer reward nights at participating IHG hotels Worldwide for only 5,000 Rewards Club points. For those of you not to familiar with IHG Rewards Club , normal redemption rates for Rewards Club reward nights run from as low as 10,000 points for some Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations to 50,000 points for ultra-luxurious InterContinental locations and even these locations can participate in Point Breaks. So as you can see you can receive a discount of 50 to 88% off the regular redemption rates. You may be thinking that the high end hotels won't participate but they do depending on the time of year! Please note that like most loyalty promotions these offers are capacity controlled so I advise to book sooner than later to ensure you get the PointBreaks rate. These offers will be bookable via the primary Points Breaks page as of Oct 31st.


What is even crazier is IHG is currently running a 100% bonus on buying IHG Rewards Club Points. With this bonus you can buy points at 0.575 cents each or $28.75 for 5,000 points. That means you can stay at any of the hotels listed below for only US$28.75! Including the one InterContinental hotel that is participating in Cali Colombia! You can take advantage of the 100% bonus on buying points here.


Here is the list of  hotels (pulled from the IHG blog)

Hotels in Asia and Australia:

China
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Nepal

Hotels in Africa and Middle East:

South Africa

Hotels in South America:

Chile
Colombia
Uruguay

Hotels in Latin America and Mexico:

Honduras
Mexico
Panama

Hotels in North America:

Canada
Alberta

Ontario
United States
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Hotels in Europe:

France
Germany
Italy
Kazakhstan
Russia
Serbia
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sneak Peak of the next IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks that launch on October 31st


IHG announced the new IHG® Rewards Club Point Breaks list will be posted Monday, October 31, 2016 for stays through January 31, 2017 (subject to availability).

Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates.

Here is a sampling of the more than 100 properties that will be featured:
Holiday Inn Sandton – Rivonia Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
Holiday Inn Express Changzhou Lanling, China
InterContinental Cali, Colombia
Holiday Inn Express Kettering, United Kingdom
Holiday Inn Salerno – Cava de’ Tierreni, Italy
Crowne Plaza Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA
Candlewood Suites Minot, North Dakota, USA

Note that the link above still goes to the old list but will automatically update when the new list is revealed on Monday!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IHG Rewards Club: Up to a 100% Bonus when you buy or gift points


It is time for another IHG Rewards Club Buy Points offer! It comes just in advance of the next set of PointBreaks which should be released by next week. The offer varies by member, we received an offer of 80% bonus points while others are seeing as high as 100%

If you get 100% that brings the price of a point down to 0.575 of a cent. If you choose to buy the maximum number of points, 60,000, it will cost you US$690 but of course you'll end up getting 120,000 points. That's up to 24 nights at IHG hotels if redeeming via the PointBreaks option which works out to  only $28.75 per night!

Offer Details
Up to 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy or gift points online.  Full details. Until Nov 16, 16

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Air France KLM Flying Blue: 8,000 Bonus Miles on your first PointsHound booking of 2 or more nights


It may not be as lucrative as the offer we brought you at the start of the month that provided 12,000 bonus miles for the same type of stays but Air France KLM Flying Blue and PointsHound have a new offer that is meant for all Flying Blue members now.  The bonus drops from the 12,000 to 8,000 which is still a decent bonus if you can work your magic to find a relatively inexpensive two night stay. This offer also has a much longer booking window than the corporate offer we saw earlier in the month.

Please note that your hotel search must be initiated on the page we link to below to be sure to receive the bonus.

Offer details:
8,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles on your first hotel booking of 2 or more nights made via PointsHound. Full details. Book by Nov 30, 16

Find many more Flying Blue Miles bonus offers here!

Earn 500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles per night for Fairmont stays + it includes a donation to a local charity


Fairmont Hotels is launching their 19th Annual Trees of Hope campaign at many of their locations in North America. When you book the Trees of Hope package at participating locations not only will you get a discount on your room rate and 500 bonus MileagePlus miles per night, you'll be helping out a local charity as each still will see that hotel donate $10 (US or CAD) to it.

What is Trees of Hope?
It is "Lavishly decorated Christmas trees, sponsored by local businesses, will light up hotel lobbies with all event proceeds going to local charities. But that's not all - there will be festive feasts, grand galas and fun-filled activities to get you and your loved ones in the spirit of the season."

Here is a an example of the offer (This is the Fairmont Mayakoba)

Offer details
500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles PER NIGHT when you book the Trees of Hope Package at participating Fairmont Hotels in North America. Full details and online booking.  Until Jan 31, 17


Package Includes:

  • Up to 25% off the Daily Rate
  • A donation to a local charity
  • Resort credit at select resorts
  • 500 United MileagePlus bonus miles per night exclusively for members of Fairmont President's Club.    

October 25 Bonus Offer Highlight: Delta SkyMiles - Double Miles between Los Angeles or Minneapolis and Tokyo Haneda


Another TransPacific flight bonus offer to tell you about today! This latest is Delta's offering for their new Tokyo Haneda flights and offers Double SkyMiles for their flights out of Los Angeles and Minneapolis to HND. Other bonuses added today that you should also look into are the Club Carlson buy Gold Points bonus, China Eastern's new Hilton stay bonus and United's bonus for Fairmont Hotel stays.

Delta SkyMiles
Double SkyMiles when you fly Delta between Minneapolis or Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Register Online (Registration is required)
Register by Jan 12 for travel Oct 29 - Feb 28, 17

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 75% Bonus Gold Points when you buy points online. More... Until Oct 30, 16


China Eastern Eastern Miles
- Earn up to Triple Eastern Miles Points for stays at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Copa ConnectMiles
- Triple ConnectMiles on rentals of 2 or more days at participating Avis locations in the contiguous U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles when you fly Delta between Minneapolis or Los Angeles and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. More... Register by Jan 12 for travel Oct 29 - Feb 28, 17

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Novotel, Mercure, ibis & ibis style hotels in Italy and Greece. More... Until Nov 30, 16
- Earn up to 800 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor hotels in Switzerland. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Miles & More
- 4,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles when you book hotels via Miles & More Hotels. More... Book by Oct 31, 16

United MileagePlus
- 500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles PER NIGHT when you book the Trees of Hope Package at participating Fairmont Hotels in North America. More... Until Jan 31, 17


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