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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dec 11 Update: IHG Elite Qualification changes, Hilton 50% off sale, Cathay Pacific 2x Asia Miles out of YVR/YYZ

I am slowly getting caught up on my backlog of offers and news that accumulated while I was on vacation. I also have a huge backlog of emails and requests to get to, I promise to get to them as fast as I can so please be patient (Gerald B. that includes your request!)

News, Tips & Tricks
In case you missed it, I posted another Rewards Canada Special Feature, this time its about maximizing your mileage and point earning for holiday shopping. Check it our here.

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
will be making changes to how status points are earned in the program as of January 1st 2013. Currently any and all Priority Club points earned count towards elite status within the program, which has made it really easy to make it to the various levels. Now that being said, Priority Club's elite program is one of the weakest from all the major chains so perhaps the upcoming change is insight to possible changes coming to their elite program. What are the changes? Well according to IHG's Chinese website their will now be Status and Non-Status points (much like we see from airlines etc.) Basically Status points will come from qualifying room stays and partner points earned from qualifying activities.Non-status points will cover promotional points (this is the big change as there are always so many Priority Club bonus points to be earned), point vouchers, point purchases, transfers and deposits. Source: FlyerTalk

Travel Deals
Hilton is running a friends and family sale that can let you save up to 50% off the Best Available Rate at participating hotels and resorts throughout the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. The sale is valid for stays between December 14 and January 7. Visit Hilton for more details

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- OFFER EXTENDED Triple Aeroplan Miles on qualifying rentals of two or more days in Canada, U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and Europe. More... Unitl Apr 30, 12

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you fly round-trip on Cathay Pacific in Premium Economy Class between Hong Kong and Australia, Europe, India, the Middle East, South Africa, Canada and the US. More... Jan 1 - Apr 30, 13
- Double Asia Miles when you book an Everyone's an Original winter rate at participating Fairmont Hotels Worldwide. More... . Until Apr 30, 13
- Double Asia Miles when you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at the Best Available Rate or Corporate Rate at any of over 70 Shangri-La hotels or resorts, Traders hotels or Kerry hotels worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Earn up to Quadruple Asia Miles when you rent a car at participating Hertz locations in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus SkyMiles on Hertz rentals in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada or Europe. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays of two nights or more at participating Marco Polo hotels in Asia Pacific. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- Double Skywards Miles and 15% off on rentals with Budget in Poland. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Skywards Miles and up to 10% off on Sixt rentals worldwide. More... Book by Dec 30 for rentals until Feb 28, 13

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles and a 3rd night free when booking a minimum of 2 nights at the Fairmont Makati Manila. More... Dec 15 - Jan 31, 13
- Double Miles & More Miles for all stays booked online at participating Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 13

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 25% Miles&Smiles Miles Discount on award tickets to Buenos Aires. More... Until Feb 28, 13
- 25% Miles&Smiles Miles Discount on all domestic award tickets in Turkey and 68 International cities. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days in Turkey. More... Until Dec 31, 12 & Jan 1 - 31, 13
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels in Turkey. More... Until Dec 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn 3,000 Preferred-qualifying miles when you buy or renew an annual membership by December 13, 2012 plus get two free months in the US Airways Club. More... Until Dec 13, 12

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