Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan 31 Update: Last day for old MileagePlus redemption rates, 2x Aeroplan Miles for Bearskin flights, Triple Points for Hertz rentals

Last day of updates for January

News, Tips & Tricks
Last day to book United MileagePlus Award tickets at the old rates! Find the details at here

Today is also the last day (in fact you only have about 3.5 hours at time of posting this) to get in on the 2,000 FREE Lindner Nights points. Click here for details.


Hilton will begin offering faster Wi Fi at their extended brand hotels Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and Home 2 Suites for a fee. Regular Wi Fi will still be free but if you want the faster We Fi you'll have to pay on average $3.95 per day. (Source: USA Today)




Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you fly Bearskin Airlines on all Flex or Liberty fares between Thunder Bay and Sudbury Timmins Sault Ste Marie North Bay; Ottawa and Sudbury Timmins Kitchener Waterloo Sault Ste Marie North Bay More... Until Feb 28, 14

Air Miles (Canada)
- 80 Bonus Air Miles for every reservation made on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western branded hotels n the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands. More... Feb 1 and Mar 31, 14

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
- Triple Gold Plus Rewards Points on minimum two-day paid rentals at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I., United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand only.  More... Feb 1 - Apr 15, 14 Valid for Residents of Canada and the U.S. only

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay three nights or more Sunday-Thursday at the Fairfield Inn Anaheim Disneyland. Earn up to a maximum of 5,000 bonus points per stay. More... Until Mar 2, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when you stay Thursday - Sunday (Friday or Saturday night stay required) at the Courtyard or Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square. More... Until Mar 3, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when you stay Thursday - Sunday (Friday or Saturday night stay required) at the Courtyard or Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park.More... Until Mar 3, 14

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca, Rome, Shanghai and Baku on the 'Double Miles & More' rate. More... Until May 31, 14
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at all participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 14
- Earn up to Triple Miles & More Miles on Hertz rentals Worldwide. Rent for 1-6 days to earn double miles or 7+ miles to earn triple miles More... Book by Feb 28 for rentals until Apr 30, 1

WestJet: 5x WestJet Dollars on select WestJet Encore Flights

Back in November we brought you the news of WestJet Rewards' bonus for their new Encore routes to Terrace and Ft. St John and we are glad to tell you those bonuses have been extended (looks to be in reply to Air Canada's current 75% Bonus Aeroplan mile offer on the same routes sans YYC). The bonus is also being applied as a Route Launch bonus for the Encore routes between Winnipeg and God's Country Regina or Saskatoon.

Here is offers as they will appear on our WestJet Rewards Bonus Dollars  page later today:

Earn 5x WestJet Dollars when you fly on the following WestJet Encore routes:
Winnipeg to/from Regina (*New non-stop flights only*)
Winnipeg to/from Saskatoon (*New non-stop flights only*)
Terrace to/from Vancouver (offer extended)
Fort St. John to/from Vancouver (offer extended)
Fort St. John to/from Calgary (offer extended)
Full details.  Until Apr 30, 14

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our
WestJet Rewards Bonus Dollars  page for other flight,  hotel, car rental and other mileage bonuses!

Air Miles: 80 Bonus Air Miles for Best Western stays in Canada, U.S. & the Caribbean


The current Air Miles bonus for stays at Best Western's is 60 bonus Air Miles for booking via various channels but this new one is even better as it is for 80 miles per stay that are booked online at BestWestern.com. To qualify for the bonus miles you must register for the promotion first and also ensure that Air Miles  is your earning preference within your Best Western Rewards profile.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our Air Miles Bonus Miles page today:

80 Bonus Air Miles for every reservation made on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western branded hotels n the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)  Feb 1 and Mar 31, 14
Valid for residents of Canada,  only

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Air Miles Bonus Miles page for dozens of other bonuses!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jan 30 Update: 4x Air Miles at Rona, Up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on Hertz rentals, Double Asia Miles in Premium Economy from YYZ & YVR

The slow down in loyalty program news continues to dwindle as the month end is upon us, the opposite is true for bonus offers!

News, Tips & Tricks
No news but some of the new bonuses you should check out today are the Air Canada Bonus AQM offer between Canada & California (see our post from yesterday) plus two new relatively good Aeroplan offers for Best Western stays and Hertz rentals (5,000 Bonus Miles for 3+ days renting a car is quite good!) and Cathay Pacific's new Double Asia Miles promotion for flying in their Premium Economy cabin, which is available on both of Cathay's Canadian routes from Toronto and Vancouver. You can find the details on these bonus offers below.

If you have home renos or maintenance to do this weekend try to make your way to Rona to earn 4x Air Miles until Feb 2. You can get the coupon here.





Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn 750 Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles for every round trip (or two one way segments) flown between Canada and California. More... Book between Jan 29 and Feb 28, 14 and travel between Feb 1 and Apr 13, 14
- 8x Aeroplan Miles for every reservation made on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western branded hotels n the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands. More... Feb 1 - Mar 31, 14 Valid for residents of United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands only
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on qualifying Hertz rentals in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. More... Until May 15, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles when you register and fly in Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy Class Worldwide. More... Feb1 - Mar 31, 14
- Up to Triple Asia Miles for stays at participating Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International, or Hotel JAL City Worldwide. More... Feb 1 - Apr 30, 14
- Triple Asia Miles when you book and stay at any Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ property for three consecutive nights or more. More... Feb 1 - Jun 30, 14

Frontier Early Returns (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Wilmington and Atlanta. More... Apr 29 - May 29, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Wilmington and Detroit. More... Apr 29 - May 29, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Wilmington DE and Ft. Myers. More... Until Feb 28, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton/Princeville and St. Augustine.More... May 2 - Jun 2, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton/Princeville and Cleveland. More... Feb 13 - Mar 13, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton/Princeville and Nashville. More... Apr 30 - May 30, 14
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton/Princeville and Indianapolis. More... Apr 29 - May 29, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Save up to 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles for various Japan Airlines International Award tickets Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 1,500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Cologne. More... Apr 7 - May 5, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the Portland Marriott City Center. More... Feb 21 - May 11, 14
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Sunday through Thursday stays at the SpringHill Suites Hershey. More...   Feb 17 - May 9 , 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including a Friday or Saturday night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chincoteague Island. More... Feb 18 - May 9, 14

Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- Double Safar Flyer Miles when you Royal Air Maroc between London and Marrakech. More... Until Feb 28,14

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)

- Double Elevate Points every time you fly with Emirates out of the U.S. More... Register and book between Jan 28 and May 15 for travel between Feb 15 and May 25, 14
 

Air Canada: 8x Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays in Canada, U.S. & the Caribbean


The current Aeroplan bonus for stays at Best Western's (750 bonus Aeroplan Miles) ends tomorrow but don't fret as another one kicks in right away on February 1st. This one is even better as it is for 2,000 miles per stay (8x the base miles) that are booked online at BestWestern.com. To qualify for the bonus miles you must register for the promotion first and also ensure that Aeroplan is your earning preference within your Best Western Rewards profile.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our Aeroplan Bonus Miles page today:

8x Aeroplan Miles for every reservation made on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western branded hotels n the United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required)  Feb 1 and Mar 31, 14
Valid for residents of United States, Canada, or the Caribbean Islands only

Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our  Aeroplan Bonus Miles page for dozens of other bonuses!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Air Canada: 750 Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles between Canada and California


Here is the latest Air Canada promo to come our way!

Earn 750 Altitude Qualifying Miles for every round‑trip (or two one‑way segments) flown on the following routes on any fare:


  BETWEEN  
  Toronto Los Angeles  
  Toronto San Francisco  
  Toronto San Diego  
  Montreal  Los Angeles  
  Montreal  San Francisco  
  Vancouver Los Angeles  
  Vancouver San Francisco  
  Calgary Los Angeles  

This exclusive bonus applies when you register and book between January 29 and February 28, 2014 and travel between February 1 and April 13, 2014.

To qualify, the flight segments must be travelled in the eligible fare options (booking classes) indicated: To/From Canada and San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego: Tango (S,T,L,A,K,F), Flex (M,U,H,Q,V,W,G) Latitude (Y,B); Business Class Lowest (D,Z); Business Class Flexible (J,C).

Jan 29 Update: Two days left to redeem MileagePlus Miles at old rates, Air Canada 15% off Biz Class to Asia, 20% Bonus for Diners Club to Flying Club Transfers

This last week of January is really slowing down in the world of travel rewards (outside of bonus offers of course!)

News, Tips & Tricks
A little over 2 days remain in being able to redeem your United MileagePlus miles at the old redemption rates (primarily for International travel on partner airlines). The new, more expensive award rates kick in on February 1st. For more details on this please see our post:
Huge devaluation of the United MileagePlus program - what does it mean for Canadian MileagePlus members?


Travel Deals
Air Canada
is offering up to 15% off International Business Class fares to Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul for travel from June 22 until September 5. Book by Feb 4! Full Details and online booking




Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 1,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you shop online via the AAdvantage eShopping portal. More... Until Feb 14, 14

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at participating Best Western Hotels in Portugal or Spain. More... Various dates in 2014
- Double Rewards Points for stays at the Hotel Spirgarten, Z├╝rich. More... Feb 1 - Mar 31, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn 5x Le Club accorhotels points on your next stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Register and book by Feb 18 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- 400 Bonus Le Club accorhotels points when you join the Le Club accorhotels program.  More... Until Feb 28, 14
- Triple Le Club accorhotels points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in the Middle East. More...Until Feb 28, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when staying two nights or longer at any one of over 25 participating locations in Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam. More... Feb 17 - May 12, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points when staying two nights or longer at any one of 5 participating locations in San Antonio. More... Mar 1 - May 24, 14

SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for Budget rentals of 3 or more days in Europe. More... Until Oct 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 1,500 Bonus Starpoints when you stay in a Deluxe room at the Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Triple Starpoints when you stay in a Towers room at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers Bangkok. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. More... Until Apr 15, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

- 20% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you convert Diners Club Club Rewards points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. More... Until Feb 28, 14 Valid for Canadian and US Residents Only

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How ‘Rewarding’ Will 2014 Be?

In its annual Global Business Travel Forecast , American Express claims 2014 will see modest increases to the cost of business travel. By and large airline prices should remain flat and in some cases even drop as low cost carriers expand their business travel offering — forcing more competitive pricing.

Conversely, hotel bookings could rise as much as 3-6 per cent in some regions across North America.  

Regardless, business travel costs are expected to reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars for many companies and managing this expense will be a top priority.

So what’s in store for frequent travellers who count on their reward points to fund leisure getaways?   For one thing, a glut of airline miles being issued and more demand for award nights as hotels fill up with paid travellers will continue to force unfavourable program changes as noted when United Airlines announced tweaks to their MileagePlus program late last year and when Aeroplan announced increases to certain International award flights not to mention Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest all increasing room redemption rates during the year. 



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Further proof can be gleaned from a recent letter to members of Delta Hotels’ Privilege program.  In his letter, CEO Ken Greene spoke of some improvements (less stays to qualify for Gold status) but also a number of unfortunate cuts including scrapping the popular late check-out option for basic members of the program. This at a time when many hotel programs tend to be adding benefits at the basic level with the premise that they can glean more information about these travellers from the data trail they leave when joining a program to take advantage of those free benefits.


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Perhaps most revealing (and encouraging to the glass half-full types) is the promise to strengthen the reward program in the fall of 2014.  What this means is anyone’s guess, but you have to believe the popular Canadian hotel chain recognizes the important role these programs play in attracting business travellers.

Related:
Extensive Cornell analysis shows real impact of hotel loyalty program - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/articles/Cornell-analysis-shows-impact-of-hotel-loyalty-programs/#sthash.UcrFEu7E.dpuf

While we all know economic conditions have been tough for everyone including those in the travel industry, it’s my hope that reward program operators will do more to engage with their most active members.  Give us a chance to offer feedback before pulling the plug on features or switching up redemption rules.  After all, we’re deeply invested in these programs and make travel plans with point accumulation in mind. 

For our part, RewardsCanada.ca and FrequentFlyerBonuses.com will continue to track the best bonus offers and point to the strongest card offerings. You can also count on us to give you the scoop on what program changes mean and how to avoid some of the hassles.  Check back frequently and here’s to a ‘rewarding’ 2014!

Accor Hotels: 5x Le Club accorhotels Points on your next Accor stay Worldwide (5th Anniversary Bonus)


To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Le Club accorhotels loyalty program, Accor Hotels has launched a promotion that awards 5x the points on your next stay between today and the end of the year.

Here is the offer as it will appear on our Le Club accorhotels Bonus Points page tomorrow:

Earn 5x Le Club accorhotels points on your next stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide.  Register Online (Registration is required) Register and book by Feb 18 for stays until Dec 31, 14


Can't make use of this promotion? Be sure to visit our Le Club accorhotels Bonus Points page for dozens of other bonuses!

Jan 28 Update: Virgin Atlantic to Hilton transfer ratio devalued, Air Miles bonus for National Emerald Club members and 17 other bonuses

Tuesday the 28th proves to be a bit quieter here in the Rewards Canada world:

News, Tips & Tricks

Virgin Atlantic has announced that as of February 6th their Flying Club Miles conversion ratio to Hilton HHonors points will go from 1:2 to 2:3 or essentially a 25% reduction. Definitely not good news as this was one way of getting a decent amount of HHonors points especially if you didn't use Flying Club miles for flights. Find out more here. (HT One Mile at a Time)



Travel Deals
Hyatt Hotels
are running a multiple night seasonal sale where you can save 20% off stays of 2 nights or more or 25% and 30% off stays of 3 nights or more. Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are all included in the sale. Full Details and online booking
Book by Feb 28 for stays until May 30, 14


Bonus Offers

Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Miles when you buy your Air Mauritius tickets online. More... Ongoing

Air Miles (Canada)
- 50% Bonus Air Miles Reward Miles for National Emerald Club members on rentals with National at participating locations in Canada and US. More... Until Dec 31, 15

airberlin topbonus
- Quadruple topbonus Miles on Hertz rentals of 1 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles for stays of two nights and more that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Finnair Plus
- Double Plus Points for stays at all participating Maritim Hotels Worldwide. More... Feb 1 - Apr 30, 14

Japan Airlines MileageBank
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles for stays on the JAL Double Mileage Special Room Package at The Sharwood Taipei. More... Feb 1 - Dec 25, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday on the Sika Dining Experience package at the Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collecton. More... Until Mar 13, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa. More... Apr 21 - Jun 14, 14
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points when yoju stay on Friday or Saturday night at the Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel. More... Apr 9 - Jul 1, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay when you stay in a Sea View room at the Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli. More... Apr 1 - May 31, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you arrive on a Thursday evening for either one or two nights on the £99 bed and breakfast rate at the St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club. More... May 22 - Jul 18, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay on Sunday – Thursday nights when you book a premium room at any one of 8 Marriott hotels in the Atlanta area. More... Booking Mar 30 - Jun 19, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights at the Courtyard Nashville at Opryland. More... Apr 1 - Jun 22, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights at the Courtyard Nashville at Opryland. More... Jun 23 - Sep 14, 14

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points on Avis rentals of 5 or more days in New Zealand. More... Until Feb 28, 14
- Double Frequent Flyer Points on Budget rentals of 15 or more days in New Zealand. More... Until Feb 28, 14

United MileagePlus
- Triple MileagePlus Miles and 3rd night free for stays of 3 or more nights at The Savoy London, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Dec 31, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 30% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you convert Tesco Clubcard points to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club. More... Until Mar 31, 14

Monday, January 27, 2014

Increased sign up bonus of 60,000 Points for the IHG® Rewards Club World MasterCard® from Capital One®

http://www.capitalone.ca/IHGcreditcard
Last Friday we let you know via our Facebook and Twitter feed that Capital One®  has increased the sign up bonus for the  IHG® Rewards Club World MasterCard® from Capital One® to 60,000 points from the previous 30,000.  This 60,000 bonus points offer could be enough points for up to four reward nights at many Holiday Inn® hotels, but could also be redeemed for even more reward nights if you book via IHG's PointBreaks offers that run at 5,000 points per night. Ironically we just posted the latest PointBreaks list this morning for reward stays until March 31.

IHG® Rewards Club World MasterCard® from Capital One®  benefits and features include:

·         60,000 first purchase bonus points
·         5 points per $1 spent at any IHG hotel
·         2 points per $1 spent on everything else
·         Plus, 5,000 bonus points for every $10,000 spent
·         Platinum Elite Status guaranteed for the life of the account
·         Valuable World MasterCard benefits, including Travel Emergency Medical insurance and Trip Cancellation Insurance

IHG® Rewards Club points never expire and there are no blackout dates for Reward Nights. Plus, customers can reward themselves even faster by combining their points with cash.

Cardholders can redeem their points at any hotel within the IHG family of hotels, including:
·         InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts
·         Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
·         Hotel Indigo®
·         Even Hotels®
·         Holiday Inn®
·         Holiday Inn® Express
·         Staybridge Suites®
·         Candlewood Suites®

Apply online


“The interest rates, fees, rewards details, benefits and other details of the Capital One product(s) described in the article may have changed since the time of publication. Please consult the product information pages on the Capital One website for accurate product details. In the event of any conflict between the product details in this article and the Capital One website, the details on the Capital One website shall prevail.”

Aeroplan changes mileage accrual rates for flights on United Airlines

Aeroplan announced last Friday that the miles earned for flying on United Airlines is changing.  The changes, while not huge, will impact many Aeroplan members negatively as discounted economy class tickets move from 100% miles to 50% miles as of April 1st. Here are all the changes:

The good news, for the few that do so,  is that you'll earn more miles for flying in full fare economy or business class. For most Canadians (ie those that don't their employers buying full fare tix and/or those whole only travel a few times a year) this isn't good news. Ultimately this aligns the earning on United flights with the Aeroplan miles earned on Air Canada's Transborder flights.

Here is the Aeroplan mileage earning chart for flying on United:

As usual we'd love to hear what your thoughts are on these changes!

Jan 27 Update: 100 Free Hyatt Gold Passport points, IHG PointBreaks released, Voila Hotel Rewards Facebook contest

The last Monday of January proves to be one filled with lots of news and bonuses!

News, Tips & Tricks


The Rewards Canada crystal ball is telling us that next week an exciting loyalty program/hotel booking partnership will launch that will be of interest to Canadians. It is also telling us of another new travel rewards credit card launching in March. As always stay tuned right here on the Rewards Canada blog and/or or our Twitter/Facebook feeds for all the details!

 

Congrats to Phil and Bale who won the two Air Canada OnBoard vouchers we were giving aways. As before thanks to our reader Leo G. for donating them!

Voila Hotel Rewards
is running a contest for liking them on Facebook. Grand prize is 250,000 VHR Points and there are weekly prizes of 10,000 points. Enter here.

IHG Rewards Club
will in fact offer free Internet to all their members Worldwide as of this July. As we previously reported the terms of the offer stated that only Elite status members would get free Internet in Europe but that will change this July as the offer is expanded to all IHG Rewards Club members.

There is small but free Hyatt Gold Passport points offer that has been making the blogosphere rounds since last week but we wanted to test it first to make sure it works as it is supposed to be targeted. Good news is the points posted for us so go ahead and try for yourselves! The offer is slated to end on Feb 15 but I would jump on it sooner than later as once these go viral they tend to be pulled early. See our bonus offer section below for the details.

The 100 points posted to our account
 


Travel Deals
Hyatt Hotels
are running a multiple night seasonal sale where you can save 20% off stays of 2 nights or more or 25% and 30% off stays of 3 nights or more. Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are all included in the sale. Full Details and online booking
Book by Feb 28 for stays until May 30, 14

Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights on the "Linger Longer for Less" package at any Langham property in Canada, North America or the United Kingdom. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Double Asia Miles for stays of two nights and more that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays on the e Great Value Package at participating IHG hotels in Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. More... Until Apr 30, 14

Hilton HHonors
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus HHonors points for stays at participating Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts or Conrad® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone
- 2,000 Bonus HHonors points for every night you stay at participating Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts or Conrad® Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  More... Until Dec 31, 14 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 100 Bonus Gold Passport Points when you provide your Hyatt Gold Passport membership number to celebrate the Year of the Horse. More... Until Feb 15, 14 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 points per award night - IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Redeem only 5,000 points for stays at select hotels Worldwide. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru Mar 31, 14. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for your next weekend (Fri+Sat or Sat+Sun) stay Worldwide. Stay must be made within 90 days of registering. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

Qantas Frequent Flyer (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to 24,000 Bonus Frequent Flyer Points when you redeem for an international Qantas Classic Award flight from Australia. All Qantas operated international flights with a QF flight number on the ticket (from QF1 to QF199) are included in this offer. More... Register and redeem by Feb 28 for travel until Mar 31, 14

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 20,000 Bonus QMiles for Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Philadelphia. More... Apr 2 - Jun 30, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Chancellor Hotel Fayetteville. More... Until Feb 28, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points and $150 resort credit per night for stays at The Gateway Canyons Resort. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Apr 11, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points and $40 meal credit for stays at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak Manitou Springs. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points and 15% off Best Available Rate for stays of 3+ nights at the Hotel Le Maraisl New Orleans More... Until May 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the SHOREHAM Hotel New York. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Fairport. More... Until Feb 13, 14

Latest IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Offers (Valid Jan 27 - Mar 31, booking starts Jan 27)


One of the best redemptions in the hotel loyalty program world is IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks and the latest set of offers have been revealed on the IHG Rewards Club Community site for stays January 27 to March 31st.  These offers will be bookable on Monday via the primary PointsBreaks page or via the individual hotel links below.

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 Priority 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 Point Breaks rate. These offers will be bookable in the next few hours via the primary PointsBreaks page or via the individual hotel links below.

Here is the list of hotels participating this time (taken from the  IHG Rewards Community, only some of the U.S. hotels have been listed, we'll update more of those as they are released). As you can see only 5 locations in Canada are participating in this round of offers:

Canada
Holiday Inn Express Fort Saskatchewan
Holiday Inn Express Slave Lake
Holiday Inn Osoyoos
Staybridge Suites Guelph
Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa Plz Chaudiere

Asia & the Pacific
People’s Republic of China
InterContinental Beijing Beichen
Crowne Plaza Shenzhen Longgang City Centre
Crowne Plaza Yichang
Holiday Inn Changbaishan
Holiday Inn Nantong Oasis International
Holiday Inn Taicang City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Jinsha
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Fudan
Holiday Inn Datong City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Tianjin City Centre

Cambodia
InterContinental Phnom Penh

India
Holiday Inn Jaipur
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini

Indonesia
Crowne Plaza Semarang

Japan
ANA Wakkanai
Holiday Inn Sendai

Vanuatu
Holiday Inn Vanuatu

Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Holiday Inn Sandton-Rivonia Road
Holiday Inn Express Pretoria-Sunnypark

Zimbabwe
Holiday Inn Bulawayo
Crowne Plaza Harare-Monomotapa

Egypt
Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort

Lebanon
Staybridge Suites Beirut 

Europe
Czech Republic

Holiday Inn Prague Airport


France
Holiday Inn Mulhouse
Holiday Inn Toulouse Airport

Germany
Holiday Inn Berlin City E-Landsberger

Slovakia
Holiday Inn Trnava

Spain
Holiday Inn Express Algeciras

Turkey
Crowne Plaza Ankara

United Kingdom
Holiday Inn Barnsley M1, JCT .37
Holiday Inn Express Braintree
Holiday Inn Coventry-South
Holiday Inn Northampton West M1, JCT 16
Holiday Inn Express Shrewsbury
Holiday Inn Express Swindon City Centre
Holiday Inn Walsall M6, JCT. 10
Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner
Holiday Inn Express Leicester-Walkers Stadium

Americas


Argentina
InterContinental Mendoza

Brazil
Holiday Inn Sao Luis

Chile
Holiday Inn Express Puerto Montt

Colombia
Crowne Plaza Suites Tequendama Bogota

Guatemala
Crowne Plaza Guatemala

Honduras
Holiday Inn Express San Pedro Sula

Paraguay
Crowne Plaza Asuncion

Mexico
Holiday Inn Mexico Buenavista
Crowne Plaza Villahermosa, Tab.
Holiday Inn Express Nuevo Laredo
Holiday Inn Orizaba
Holiday Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez

United States
Alabama
Candlewood Suites Birmingham/Homewood
Arkansas
Holiday Inn Express El Dorado
Holiday Inn Express Hope
Candlewood Suites West Little Rock
Holiday Inn Express Pine Bluff
Arizona
Holiday Inn Express Florence
Holiday Inn Express Green Valley
California
Holiday Inn Express Carlsbad Beach
Staybridge Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas
Holiday inn Express Santa Nella
Holiday Inn Express West Sacramento-Capitol Area
Colorado
Holiday Inn Express Lamar
Connecticut
Crowne Plaza Southbury
Florida
Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville-Blount Island
Hotel Indigo Miami Lakes
Georgia
Hotel Indigo Athens-University Area
Holiday Inn Express Douglas
Staybridge Suites Atlanta Airport
Iowa
Holiday Inn Express Le Mars
Holiday Inn Express Sheldon
Idaho
Holiday Inn Express Boise West-Meridian
Illinois
Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
Holiday Inn Effingham
Candlewood Suites Peoria at Grand Prairie
Indiana
Holiday Inn Express Aurburn-Touring Dr
Candlewood Suites Louisville North
Candlewood Suites Indianapolis
Holiday Inn Express Logansport
Kansas
Candlewood Suites Emporia
Candlewood Suites Kansas City-Overland Park
Kentucky
Holiday Inn Express Campbellsville
Louisiana
Holiday Inn Express Amite
Candlewood Suites Lake Charles-Sulphur
Massachusetts
Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside
Maryland
Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen-Chesapeake House
Michigan
Candlewood Suites Kalamazoo
Holiday Inn Express Lapeer
Staybridge Suites Detroit-Utica
Mississippi
Staybridge Suites Jackson
Montana
Holiday Inn Express Belgrade
Holiday Inn Express Browning
North Carolina
Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport
Crowne Plaza Hickory
Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough (Durham Area)
Holiday Inn  Express Plymouth
Nebraska
Holiday Inn Express Lincoln South
New Hampshire
Crowne Plaza Nashua
New Jersey
Holiday Inn Budd Lake-Rockaway Area
Staybridge Suites Cranbury-South Brunswick
Holiday Inn Express Haskell-Wayne Area
Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick
New Mexico
Holiday Inn Express Belen
New York
Holiday inn Middletown-Goshen
Ohio
Holiday Inn Express Dayton-Huber Heights
Holiday Inn Mansfield-Conference Center
Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport
Oklahoma
Candlewood Suites Bartlesville East
Holiday Inn Express El Reno
Candlewood Suites Tulsa
Crowne Plaza Tulsa-Southern Hills
Pennsylvania
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Bucks County
Holiday Inn Express Selinsgrove
Holiday Inn Express West Chester
South Carolina
Holiday Inn Express Spartanburg-North
Tennessee
Holiday Inn Express Alcoa (Knoxville Airport)
Holiday Inn Express Millington-Memphis Area
Texas
Holiday Inn Express Alvarado
Candlewood Suites Amarillo-Western Crossing
Holiday Inn Express Center
Candlewood Suites Corpus Christi-Spid
Holiday Inn Express Elgin
Holiday Inn Houston Energy Corridor Eldridge
Candlewood Suites La Porte
Holiday Inn Express Austin NW-Lakeway
Holiday Inn Express Rio Grande City
Staybridge Suites Midvale
Virginia
Holiday Inn Petersburg North-Fort Lee
Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg North
Washington
Holiday Inn Express Tacoma South-Lakewood
Wisconsin
Holiday Inn Express Beloit
Candlewood Suites Milwaukee Brown Deer
Crowne Plaza Madison
Holiday Inn Express St. Croix Valley
West Virginia
Holiday Inn Express Logan

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Jan 23 Update: up to 50% off Starwood stays in Hawaii/French Polynesia, 75% Bonus Aeroplan miles on select AC routes, 17 other bonuses

Today proves to be a relatively quiet day in the world of travel rewards!

News, Tips & Tricks

No news to pass along today!

Travel Deals
Starwood Hotels
is offering up to 50% off Ocean View and other select premium rooms in Hawaii and French Polynesia. Full Details and online booking
Until Jun 30, 14


Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn 75% Bonus Aeroplan miles when you fly Air Canada or Air Canada Express on select routes in Canada. More.... Register and book by Feb 17 for travel until Apr 30, 14

Air Jamaica 7th Heaven Rewards
- Triple 7th Heaven Miles on Hertz rentals of 1 or more days in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 14

Asiana Club
- Double Club Miles for stays of two nights and more that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Fast Track to Gold Status + 50,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you book one BusinessElite® ticket and fly within 60 days of registration. More... Until Mar 31, 14 Targeted offer - May Not Work for everyone

Gulf Air Falconflyer (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Triple Falconflyer Miles for stays at the Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana. More... Until Mar 31, 14
- Double Falconflyer Mile and save up to 33% when you rent from Hertz during their Global Sale for three days or longer in participating countries Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 31 for rentals until Jun 30, 14


Hilton HHonors
-  Earn up to 9,000  HHonors points for Thursday to Sunday stays at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. More...  Feb 1 - Apr  30, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the “Le Club Exclusivity” offer at participating Sofitel hotels in United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy. More... Until Feb 28, 14
- 400 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays in a Suite at participating Novotel Hotels in France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Luxembourg, Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia . More... Book by Feb 28 for stays until Mar 31, 14
- 400 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the “MGallery Gourmet Morning ” offer at participating MGallery hotels in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Swizterland, Hungary and Austria . More... Book by Feb 9 for stays until Mar 30, 14
- 400 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 2 nights or more at participating Pullman hotels in Europe. More... Book by Feb 21 for stays until Mar 16, 14
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 3 nights or more at participating Sofitel hotels in Canada or the U.S. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in France. More... Until Apr 30, 14
- 150 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays on the Ready for Business offer at participating Mercure Hotels in Sweden,The Netherlands and in France. More... Until Mar 14, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Grenoble. More... Until May 11, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Novotel Roma La Rustica. More... Book by Jan 28 for stays until Mar 31, 14
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge. More... Book by Feb 17 for stays until May 5, 14

United MileagePlus
- 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you join MileagePlus Dining for free and create an online profile then Spend $30 or more on a single dine at a participating restaurant, bar or club within 30 days and complete a review within 30 days of dining. More... Until Dec 31, 14