Friday, April 20, 2018

Further details to the combination of the Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Programs

 On Monday we brought you the majority of the details of the unification of the Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs. Some details were not provided to us in advance which are now on Marriott's website that outlines everything.

Sarah McLaughlin at the Marriott announcement
event at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Monday
First off, the award night category chart that was provided to us by Marriott last week was tweaked by the time the announcement came out and it appears that newer version of the chart only made it to the U.S. bloggers beforehand. We updated the original post with the new chart but here it is as well:
Another concern is how often will standard pricing be available for awards or will all hotels try to price at Peak pricing. According the Head for Points, they asked the question at the U.K. press conference and it doesn't look too bad if this is what they go with:
"The plan is that hotels will approximately set 20% of their days as peak, 20% as off-peak and 60% as standard."
I also read somewhere that Marriott is exploring what award rates will be applied for the Suite only hotels, ultra-luxury resorts etc. These are the ones from Starwood that were allowed to charge more than what was stated on the award chart. It does appear that select locations will be able to move away from the award chart and will be able to charge more. We should know sometime in June where these and in fact all hotels will fall into in the new award chart.

We also have the details now on how your Elite Status will line up in the new program. Here it is for Marriott Rewards members:
And for Starwood Preferred Guest members:

Marriott Gold members should be excited as you are getting bumped up a level come August for at least the remainder of the elite year. The news is mixed about those who have SPG Gold from the Platinum Card from American Express that of course was then matched to Marriott Gold. Some Marriott reps state that you'll be Platinum as of August (per the new elite tiers) however David Flueck told The Points Guy this is not the case - matched SPG Gold status will remain at Gold in the new program. David is the point man in all this news and we would tend to go with what he has to say so this is definitely not the news many Platinum Card holders were wanting. As you can see after August the benefits for the new Gold level have been downgraded from the current offering. No more lounge access, no more breakfast, and only a 2pm late check out.

One question that also wasn't answered prior to the announcement but that we know of now are the Lifetime Elite Status requirements, benefits etc.:
Starting in August, you’ll be able to qualify instantly for one of our three Lifetime tiers:
Lifetime Silver Elite, Lifetime Gold Elite and Lifetime Platinum Elite.


You can qualify for Lifetime status based on your combined Rewards and SPG nights and Elite years. If you achieved Elite status in both SPG and Rewards in one year, you’ll receive credit for two Elite years. You can also qualify via the existing criteria through December 31, 2018. When your current Elite status is higher than your Lifetime status, you’ll receive the higher-status benefits for that year.

And if you’ve previously achieved Lifetime Elite status in Rewards or SPG, you will have that Lifetime Elite status in the new program.


If you currently have lifetime Status with Marriott here is what your new Lifetime status will be come August
If you have SPG lifetime status here is how it will map out in the new program:


I know the latter for SPG members with lots of nights will bring disappointment as there is no opportunity for lifetime Platinum Premier, see this comment from our post on Rewards Canada:

1,100 nights and you are not being recognized for it? Seems like a call to Marriott is in order for Mark to see if Marriott will bend the rules and award Platinum Premier on case by case basis.

The Crossover Rewards program that SPG runs with Delta SkyMiles will come to an end on July15 while the programs with China Eastern and Emirates will continue to run but only for those members who have already registered for them.

Lucky at One Mile at a Time also reports that multiple room bookings will follow Marriott's policy come August. That is you'll earn elite credit only on one room and points for up to three rooms. Starwood was more generous in this regard that you could earn both elite credit and points for up to three rooms. This is one that hits home personally as over the past year or so our family has begun to book two rooms whenever possible for our travels so only earning elite credit on one is not something we were hoping for.

Let us know what you think and if you have any other unanswered questions - we'll try to answer them for you or get the answer from Marriott!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19 Bonus Offer Highlight: American AAdvantage - 25% Bonus Miles when you convert points from select hotel programs


Transfer bonuses from hotels to airlines have been a plenty for the last month or so and today's highlight is another one of those! This time American AAdvantage members can take aadvantage of a transfer bonus of 25% and Starwood is included so 20,000 Starpoints will actually give you 31,250 AAdvantage miles. Other bonuses added today that you should check out are Hilton's systemwide double points, IHG Rewards Club buy points bonus and the extension of the United MileagePlus Hertz rental bonus.

The Highlight:
American AAdvantage
25% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you convert select hotel loyalty points to AAdvantage miles. Full details Until May 31, 18
Participating hotel programs:
Best Western Rewards
IHG Rewards Club
Marriott Rewards
Radisson Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:
American AAdvantage
- 25% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you convert select hotel loyalty points to AAdvantage miles. More... Until May 31, 18

Hilton Honors
- Earn Double Points on all Hilton family of hotels stays Worldwide. More... May 1 - Aug 31, 18

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 80% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. More... Until May 31, 18

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Double JPMiles for stays at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore or the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 18
-1,000 Bonus JPMiles when you make your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles. More... Book by Jun 30, 18
- 20% Bonus JPMiles when you buy JPMiles online. More... Until Apr 22, 18
- Double JPMiles when you rent a car for 3 or more days at participating Hertz locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More... Until May 31, 18

Le Club AccorHotels
- 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at new Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jul 15, 18
- Earn up to 2,300 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Italy. More... Book by May 20 for stays until Jul 31, 18

United MileagePlus
- Earn up to 70% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you buy miles online. More... Until May 2, 18
- OFFER EXTENDED 1,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you book a mid-size or larger car with Hertz. More... Until Jul 31, 18

Travel Deals

Jet Airways Save up to 30% on Jet Airways flights between India and Europe. Book by Apr 30 for travel Oct 10 - Dec 15 Find out more here



Hilton Receive a free night on the Another Day in Paradise package at participating hotels in the Continental US, Caribbean, Latin America and Hawaii. Find out more here.
Book a 3 night stay, and get your 4th night free for resort stays in the Continental U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America or Book a 4 night stay, and get your 5th night free for resorts stays in Hawaii




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Le Club AccorHotels - 4x points for stays at their new hotels

Accor has released their latest 4x the points offer for stays at their new hotels. This batch has 22 new hotels around the world where you can earn the bonus.

Le Club accorhotels

- 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at new Accor Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required)  Until Jul 15, 18


Participating hotels:
Rixos President Astana, Hôtel Mercure Rochefort La Corderie Royale (Opening April 2018), Mercure Albury (Opening March 2018), Rixos Pera Istanbul, Mama Shelter Belgrade, Mercure Civitavecchia Sunbay Park Hotel - New Opening, Mercure Argentario Hotel Filippo II (opening March 2018), ibis Styles Genève Carouge, The Galata Istanbul Hotel - MGallery by Sofitel, ibis Styles Warszawa City, SO/ BERLIN Das Stue, ibis Styles Vitória da Conquista (Opening February 2018), ibis Cali Granada (opening February 2018), ibis Barranquilla (Opening February 2018), ibis Lorena (Opening February 2018), Le Grand Amman - Managed by AccorHotels, Novotel Melbourne South Wharf, Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort (Opening April 2018), Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3

Find many more Le Club AccorHotels bonuses here!

Hilton Honors - Double Points on all stays around the world from May 1 to August 31 (Registration now open)


Last week we brought you the initial details of Hilton Honors next promotion of Double Points on all stays. The registration link is now open so you can go ahead and register right away even if you don't have any stays planned or booked.

Offer details
Earn Double Points on all Hilton family of hotels stays Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) May 1 - Aug 31, 18

  • For every $1 spent on stays, you’ll earn 10 Base Points, plus an additional 10 Bonus Points (5 Base Points plus 5 Bonus Points at Home2 Suite by Hilton and Tru by Hilton). Silver, Gold & Diamond members will earn their Elite Tier Bonus on top of that. 
  • Excludes Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Mainland China.
You can still take advantage of the Points Unlimited Promotion offering 2,000 bonus points per stay until April 30th!

Find many more Hilton Honors bonuses here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 17 Bonus Offer Highlight: IHG Rewards Club - 500 to 30,000+ Bonus Points with the next Accelerate offer!


I know we have already posted about the next IHG Accelerate offer but out of all the bonuses added to the main FFB site today it is the best one and no harm in highlighting it again! The offer like all the past Accelerate offers is customized to each member and depending on the offer you receive you get earn up to 30,000 points or even much more as some members see offers in the six figures. Other bonuses also added today to check out are Ethiopian's offer for their Geneva flight, Eurowings Hertz offer and SATA Imagine's offers for Altis hotels

The Highlight:
IHG Rewards Club
IHG Rewards Club Accelerate: Earn 500 to 30,000 or more Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you complete stays at IHG Hotels Worldwide. Bonus varies by member  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) May 1 - Jul 31, 18

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:
Aeroflot Bonus
- Double Bonus Miles for stays at the Brighton Hotel Moscow. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Jun 14, 18

Binter Canarias BinterMas
- Double BinterMas points for stays at Barcelo Hotels in the Canary Islands. More... Until Apr 30, 18

Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- Double ShebaMiles when you fly Ethiopian between Addis Ababa or Milan and Geneva. More... Jun 2 - Aug 1, 18

Eurowings Boomerang Club
- Triple Boomerang Miles on rentals with Hertz Worldwide. More... Book by Apr 30 for rentals until Jun 30, 18

IHG Rewards Club
- IHG Rewards Club Accelerate: Earn 500 to 30,000 or more Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you complete stays at IHG Hotels Worldwide. Bonus varies by member. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 18

SATA Imagine
- Double Imagine Miles for stays at participating Altis Hotels. More... Book by Aug 31 for stays until Sep 11, 18
- Double Imagine Miles for special treatments at Gspa (Altis Grand Hotel) and Bspa (Altis Belem Hotel & Spa) More... Book Sep 1 - Oct 31 for spa visits Sep 1 - Dec 30, 18

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- Double GC Award Points for Family Fun Package stays at the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu. More... Until Jun 30, 18

Travel Deals


Orbitz: Save 15% on hotel stays with promo code JUSTLIKETHAT. Book by April 22 for stays until Sep 30. Find out more here.

Save 20% on Marriott stays in the Middle East and Africa when you book via a Samsung Galaxy phone. Find out more here. Until Sep 30, 18


Save 20% on Starwood stays in the Middle East and Africa when you book via a Samsung Galaxy phone. Find out more here. Until Sep 30, 18



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Monday, April 16, 2018

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest come together with the announcement of one set of benefits

There have been lots of rumours and some spoilers floating around the frequent traveller blogs and forums about today's announcement from Marriott International. Some of those rumours are true while some others are not. Invites went out to select people including ourselves for the multiple events running tonight around the world including the Ritz-Carlton Toronto which will see FFB and Rewards Canada's Jeff Fredericks attending and reporting back later! It all surrounds the combination of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. Marriott is giving us some lead time before it happens this August so that we can all get ready for the changes, customers and employees alike for the newly combined program. As is expected there will be some give and take with the unification of the two loyalty programs but in general the give side seems to win out!

Now onto to the good news, the press release that is coming out the same time as this post lists a lot of the details of the newly unified program but not all. Last week I had a chance to interview David Flueck, Senior Vice President of Global Loyalty, Marriott International, about all the changes and he revealed even more details to us. What follows is a combination of everything we know from the press release, the media details provided to us by Marriott and from our interview with David.

Unification of three programs
First off, David said they are thrilled to one program with one set of benefits and we have to say that we are thrilled as well! The combination of the three programs will see one program with 110 million members who will be able to seamlessly book, earn and redeem at over 6,500 hotels Worldwide from 29 brands in 127 countries. Even though it is one unified program, the three separate programs will continue to run under this one set of unified benefits until the new name for the program is released sometime in 2019. This means you will continue to use Marriott.com, the Marriott app, Ritz-Carlton.com, SPG.com, the SPG app and all associated booking channels until that point but all of the channels will show the entire portfolio of 6,500+ hotels. Yes that's right, you can book a J.W. Marriott on SPG.com if you like.

What happens to my Starpoints?
This will be just as we have become accustomed to since Marriott bought Starwood and allowed you to link your SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts in that you'll get 3 Marriott Rewards points for every Starpoint you have. Come August it means whatever Starpoints you have will be tripled into the unified program.

Earning Points
Members from all three programs will earn ten points for every dollar spent at all brands except for Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Element which will be five points per every dollar spent. With bonuses, elite members will earn even more for stays, see the chart below. In August, all members will begin earning points for food and beverage and qualifying incidentals on their folio, rather than just the room rate.  David stated that on average, members will earn 20% more points per dollar spent then they currently do. That number most likely comes from the higher earn rate that will be seen at Starwood Hotels (currently base level is 2 Starpoints per dollar which equates to 6 points) and for Marriott Rewards members earning on those non room rate charges. Once earned you will still be able to transfer points between accounts for those who live at the same address.


Elite Status
First off there were some rumours of multiple elite levels having a spend requirement and David clarified those were not true. It is only the Platinum Premier 100 night Ambassador level that includes a spend requirement. The combined program will have five elite levels over and above the base level. Stay 10 nights in a year and Silver status is yours, 25 earns you Gold, 50 for Platinum while 75 gets you Platinum Premier. Surpass 100 nights and have $20,000 in spend and you'll have Platinum Premier Ambassador status. Lifetime status members will continue to have their status recognized.
The breakfast offering for Platinum and Platinum Premier members will be expanded to 23 participating brands, including Courtyard, AC Hotels by Marriott, Protea and Moxy, as well as all resorts. For certain brands, members will receive free breakfast or an on-property food and beverage credit for breakfast or other dining options.



Redeeming Points 
There will be one award chart for all the hotel brands across the three chains. The new award chart sees eight categories ranging from a low of 7,500 points to a maximum of 85,000 points for a standard one night redemption. This chart will be in place come this August and all redemptions will be at the standard level for the remainder of the year. Then sometime in 2019 they will be adding Peak and Off-Peak awards that will cost 20% more or 20% less than the standard redemption amount. All of this can be seen in the chart below (we have also added the old charts for comparison) There will not be any dynamic pricing that surfaced in the rumours over the past week however others were correct with the Peak and Off-Peak rewards. What we don't know today is what categories all the 6,500 hotels will fall into as the old Marriott Rewards chart had 9 categories, Ritz-Carlton had 5 tiers and SPG had 7 categories. They will continue to offer no black out dates for points redemptions at all their hotels and also continue with the 5th night free benefit.

UPDATE: April 16 10:41PM MT  
Marriott provided us initially with an award chart that apparently was modified between last week and today but they forgot to send us the new one. Thanks to @barrychoi for catching this for us and letting me know! Here is the correct chart:
The current SPG chart which will disappear in August
Outside of the select Starwood locations that can charge up to 140,000 Starpoints per night we can see that many category 7 hotels should be cheaper come August as they will only be 60,000 points and potentially move up to 85,000 when category 8 is released. We don't know at this time what those select 'don't have to abide by the award chart' Starwood locations will be charging - will they be following the chart or will they be able to continue to charge more?


The current Marriott Rewards chart which will disappear in August
This is where we may possibly see the worst news. Seeing that the best of the best Marriott Hotels are only 45,000 points right now there is a good possibility some of them will jump to 50,000, 60,000 or even 85,000 points for one standard night. Not to mention when Peak pricing kicks in they'll be a lot more than that.

The current Ritz-Carlton Rewards chart which will disappear in August
Even the Ritz-Carlton side could potentially see some increases when that 85,000 point level kicks in. For the remainder of 2018 however you'll be able to get those top end Ritz locations for 10,000 points less since the new chart peaks at 60,000 for this year.

What was explained to me by David is that more hotels will actually be moving down in points cost than up. He promises there is lots of good news in the new chart and what categories hotels will fall into. One could expect the top end Ritz-Carlton locations to be at that top 60,000 point level. 

Airline Transfers
Great news here! Marriott has kept the much coveted SPG airline transfer ratios and by combining the two programs there will be many more airlines (over 40) to choose from one account owning to the fact they did have some different airline partners. The transfer rate to most airlines will be 3 points to one mile (the same as the old SPG 1:1 since Starpoints convert 1:3 to the new program) They are also retaining the bonus for transferring more points. This means if you transfer 60,000 Points to airline miles they will throw in an additional 15,000 points so that you get 25,000 airline miles. So 60,000 points gets you 25,000 miles which is the same as the old SPG 20,000 points to get 25,000 miles.

Hotel + Air Packages 
There is no info on Marriott's very popular Hotel+Air packages in the press release or media materials but David did tell me that they will continue. We'll have to wait to see what the redemption rates will look like with the new categories and of course the different airline redemption rates over Marriott Rewards.

Credit Cards
Marriott and its credit card partners JPMorgan Chase and American Express will offer new and refreshed co-branded credit cards in the U.S. later this year that will provide card members with more benefits across the entire loyalty portfolio. On May 3, Chase will launch the new Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card, and in August, American Express will introduce the new Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card. These new products will offer valuable perks and more ways to earn points when using the cards to pay for stays worldwide.

The new Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card will give card members six Marriott Rewards points per dollar spent at participating hotels, two points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases, an anniversary free-night certificate for any property up to 35,000 points, guaranteed elite status and much more.

The new Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card will offer card members six points per dollar spent at participating hotels, three points per dollar spent on airfare and at U.S. restaurants, and two points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases. Card members will also receive $300 annually in statement credits for on-property purchases, a free night award up to 50,000 points, automatic Gold elite status, a $100 fee credit for Global Entry, Priority Pass Select membership and more.

Members can choose to keep their current cards, or they can apply for, or upgrade to the new cards.  Card members with the existing consumer and small business Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card, the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, and the JPMorgan Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card can continue to enjoy the benefits of their current cards and the exciting changes that will be announced soon. Finally, they will be announcing changes to cobrand cards in Canada, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates at a later date.

I asked David if they were actively pursuing a new partner in Canada to replace the Chase card that just left that market so that Marriott would have a Visa or Mastercard option to compliment the Amex portfolio and he said they are but there is no news on that front yet.

Marriott & SPG Moments
Marriott will be growing the experiential offers they provide from Marriott Rewards and SPG Moments. The 110,000 new Moments experiences in 1,000 destinations can be purchased with cash and are in addition to the 8,000 exclusive, member experiences that only can be redeemed with points on Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments.  In the future, all Moments experiences will be available to be redeemed with points.

Marriott is also announcing Moments Live, a collection of premiere musical and culinary events powered by Marriott’s partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG) and its newest partnership with LITV Entertainment Group. The series kicks off with a selection of:
  • VIP access and exclusive performances throughout Keith Urban’s recently announced Graffiti U World Tour.
  • Access to intimate, thoughtfully crafted events with superstar chefs and well-known musicians in picturesque settings.
  • Exclusive, VIP access to music and culinary themed events in Napa Valley, such as private festivals Live In The Vineyard and Live In The Vineyard Goes Country.
  In the coming months, Marriott will provide members with information about how and when in August they can begin combining their loyalty accounts.

Final thoughts
The hotel portfolio that you will be able to seamlessly book, stay, earn and redeem at is pretty extraordinary. You will have over 350 luxury hotels, 150 beach front hotels and almost 350 over water bungalows not to mention every other type of option from small town hotels, big city high rises and more. Can't complain about that and considering they are continuing with the black out date rule you may have some good chances at scoring some amazing stays with this program.

To sum it all up, you are really get the best of both of the big programs in the new program. The only unknowns at this time are what categories the hotels will fall into in the new chart and what the air+hotel packages will look like. Those could make or break the good news but we have faith in what David told us that overall the program is getting richer and more hotels will go down in categories than up. It really looks like Marriott has done their homework and listened to members of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest - and more so to the latter as it has been the SPG members who have been the most vocal and most worried about what could happen to one of the best programs out there.

Now let's hear from you, tell us what you think about today's news in the comments below!

Friday, April 13, 2018

100 FREE Copa Airlines ConnectMiles


Copa Airlines ConnectMiles ran a contest sometime ago to win a trip and the four winners are now featured in a small video series. Now that those videos are posted ConnectMiles is asking members to vote for their favourite one and the video that gets the most votes will see that person win another trip. The good news is that you'll get 100 ConnectMiles for voting! This is a super easy way to earn some extra ConnectMiles.

Find out more here and vote for your favorite video!


And be sure to check out our ConnectMiles Bonus Offers page for more ways to earn bonus miles!

Details of Hilton's next systemwide promotion revealed - Double Points for all stays May 1 - Aug 31


Hilton Honors has shared the details of their next systemwide promotion that will launch on May 1st with us. They are going back to the promotion that did so well for them for all of 2017 and that is Double Points on all stays with virtually no limitations other than the stay must be made on an eligible rate!

Details we know so far:
  • Registered Hilton Honors members earn Double Points on every stay
  • For every $1 spent on stays, you’ll earn 10 Base Points, plus an additional 10 Bonus Points (5 Base Points plus 5 Bonus Points at Home2 Suite by Hilton and Tru by Hilton). Silver, Gold & Diamond members will earn their Elite Tier Bonus on top of that. 
  • Promotion Stay Period May 1 – August 31, 2018 
  • Offer available at over 5,000 hotels worldwide 
  • No caps and no minimum stay requirement 
  • The registration page for the promotion isn't live yet but will be sometime next week!
In the meantime you can still take advantage of the Points Unlimited Promotion offering 2,000 bonus points per stay until April 30th!

Find many more Hilton Honors bonuses here.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate returns for Spring 2018 - Earn lots of bonus points for your IHG stays!


The Winter Accelerate bonus isn't over yet as it goes until the end of April but if you don't have any IHG stays planned until May or later  don't fret as the latest Accelerate offer for the second quarter of 2018 has been released! As we have seen each Accelerate promotion they come out with new personalized offers for each member. The total bonus available per member ranges from a minimum of 30,000 points to well past 100,000. You can register for Accelerate here.

We brought you the initial details of the new IHG Accelerate offer yesterday but the registration page was glitching and not showing all the Accelerate offers you need to achieve to reach your various bonuses. That's has now been fixed and you'll be able to go into your accelerate page to see what is being offered for you.


 

Once again based on what I believe our travels will be during the promotional period I am not going to go out of my way to achieve the whole amount. Even staying 5 nights in total for 5,000 points would be tough. In all likelihood I'll maybe achieve the stay once bonus of 1,000 points and that's about it.

Let us know what offer you get in the comments below!

Offer details
IHG Rewards Club Accelerate: Earn 500 to 30,000 or more Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you complete stays at IHG Hotels Worldwide. Bonus varies by member  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) May 1 - Jul 31, 18

Find many more IHG Rewards Club offers here!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 12 Bonus Offer Highlight: Avianca LifeMiles - 25% Bonus Miles when you convert hotel loyalty points


Another hotel to airline transfer bonus to let you know about! This one is for the Avianca LifeMiles program and is a nice 25% bonus on all eligible conversions including SPG! The last few transfer bonuses we've seen from other programs have been excluding SPG so this is good news as 20,000 Starpoints will convert to 25,000 LifeMiles and then you'll get the 25% on top of that! Despite many changes over the years to LifeMiles it is still one of the better Star Alliance programs out there so this is definitely an offer you'll want to check out. Other bonuses added today to also look at are Sonesta Hotels' systemwide double points offer,  Ethiopian Airlines' Chicago flight bonus and JAL's bonus for Hyatt stays!

The Highlight:
Avianca LifeMiles
25% Bonus LifeMiles when you convert hotel loyalty points into LifeMiles. Full details Until May 6, 18

Other posts since our last Bonus Offer Highlight
All the Bonus Offers added today:
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you sign up for a new Costco membership. More... Until May 13, 18

Avianca LifeMiles
- 25% Bonus LifeMiles when you convert hotel loyalty points into LifeMiles. More... Until May 6, 18

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- 100% Bonus Sheba Miles when you fly Ethiopian between Addis Ababa and Chicago. More... Jul 9 - Aug 7, 18
- 1,500 Bonus Sheba Miles when you fly Ethiopian to/from Johannesburg. More... Until Apr 30, 18

JAL Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at participating Hyatt Hotels in Asia, Australia and Hawaii. More... Until Jun 30, 18
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for your hotel stays booked via Kaligo. More... Book by May 14 for stays until Dec 31, 18

Le Club AccorHotels
- Quadruple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any participating Rixos Hotel Worldwide. More... Register and book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 17, 18

Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass
- Double Travel Pass Points for stays at participating Sonesta Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by May 15 for stays until Jun 30, 18
- Double Travel Pass Points and free valet parking for stays at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore. More... Until ?


Travel Deals

Etihad Airways Fly from the U.K. for as little as 332GBP! Book by Apr 24 Find out more here



Orbitz: Save 15% on hotel stays with promo code JUSTLIKETHAT. Book by April 22 for stays until Sep 30. Find out more here.



Hertz Save 15% off the base rate* of your next weekend rental. Offers valid on rentals NOW through April 15, 2018. Find out more here.

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