June 20 Update: Fast Track to SPG Gold Elite Status, Delta Hotels sale, Thai Airways discounted award tickets

I hope that everyone else in the YYC area are staying as dry as possible after our torrential downpour overnight and this morning. The sun is actually peaking through the clouds as I write this! Thoughts go
out to those in Canmore, Black Diamond, Turner Valley and High River
whose homes are being devastated by the flash flooding that is occurring.

News, Tips & Tricks

Yesterday LoyaltyLobby
passed along an offer for a fast track to Gold Elite Status with the
Starwood Preferred Guest program. Now the offer is meant for World Elite
and World MasterCard holders in the Asia Pacific region who register
and complete one stay at a Starwood Hotel in the Asia Pacific region.
However, similar to an offer from Hilton over a year ago you only need
to input the first 6 digits of the credit card and these can be found on
Google so there is a potential for anyone to take advantage of this new
SPG offer. I did take advantage of the Hilton offer and am now Gold
until early next year with the HHonors program, it worked for me but for
some others it didn’t. So if you have an upcoming stay in the Asia
Pacific region you can try the same thing with this SPG promotion. There
are no guarantees that it will work but it doesn’t hurt to try. Find
out more here.

Travel Deals

Delta Hotels is once again offering up to 35% off for stays at their locations across Canada. Rooms must be booked by June 23 for stays until September 2. Full details

Bonus Offers

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

– 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles for FTD purchases. More… Until Jul 31, 13

American AAdvantage

– Double AAdvantage Miles for stays at participating Golden Tulip locations Worldwide. More… Jul 1 – Aug 31, 13

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

– Double Asia Miles when you stay at participating Harbour Plaza Hotels
& Resort Worldwide for two consecutive nights or more in selected
room types. More… Until Sep 18, 13

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

– The Sherwood Taipei Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays on the the “JAL Double Mileage Plan” at The Sherwood Taipei. More… Until Aug 31, 13

– OFFER EXTENDED 1,000 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles on rentals of 3 or more
days at a participating Hertz airport or off airport location in the
U.S. or Canada. More… Until Oct 31 , 13

Le Club accorhotels

– Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for weekend stays at participating Mercure Hotels in the U.K. More… Until Sep 15, 13

SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus

– Earn up to Quadruple EuroBonus points on Hertz rentals of 7 or more days Worldwide. More… Until Aug 31, 13

– Double EuroBonus points for stays at the Gothia Towers Hotel Gothenburg. More… Until Sep 14, 13

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus

– 50% Royal Orchid Miles Discount on Thai Airways Award Tickets between Bangkok and select Thai destinations Worldwide. More.. Until Jul 31, 13

– Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid Miles Discount on Avis rentals in
Thailand. Earn Triple Miles (1,500 miles) for rentals of 5+ days or
Double Miles (1,000 miles) for rentals of 3-4 days. More.. Until Sep 30, 13