Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3 Update: Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Redemption Increases, Triple SKYPASS Miles for Hilton Stays, Triple Avios for Accor Stays

This will be the second last day of updates for this week as I plan on taking Friday off. Here is what is going today in the world of travel rewards:

News, Tips & Tricks

Virgin Atlantic has added a lifetime Gold Elite Status feature to their Flying Club program. You can earn Gold for life if you earn 300 tier points on Virgin Atlantic flights and hold a Gold Flying Club member status for 10 consecutive years. Also you can get Gold for life plus an exclusive gift if you earn 1 million base flown miles on Virgin Atlantic flights. Full details

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards will be increasing point redemption rates for car rental rewards in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I. by 10-15% as of October 1st 2013. More...

Travel Deals
Qantas has launched a sale for flights to Australia out of Calgary and Toronto (with the partner airlines of course since Qantas doesn't actually fly to YYC/YYZ). Calgary to Sydney is $1,678 all in for travel Nov 1 - 30 and Toronto to Melbourne is $1,800 all in. Tickets must be booked by July 9. Full details

Save 20% on Air Canada flights from Canada to Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Seoul. Travel from July 10, 2013 until October 31, 2013. Book with promo code ASIASALE by July 10. Full details

Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles for American Airlines flights between Los Angeles and: Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) Indianapolis, IN (IND) Columbus, OH (CMH) Hartford, CT (BDL) or Northwest Arkansas (XNA). Earn an additional 5,000 bonus miles if you fly round-trip between Los Angeles and at least three different new nonstop destinations. More... Aug 27 - Nov 30, 13
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Round-Trip Travel on Iberia between Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Madrid. More... Until Sep 15, 13

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN Hotel d'Europe et d'Angleterre - Macon More... Until Sep 30, 13
- Double Rewards Points on all qualifying stays at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Paris Velizy - Velizy Villacoublay BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel de la Baie - Donville Les Bains BEST WESTERN PLUS Le Canard Sur le Toit - Colomiers More... Until Aug 31, 13

British Airways Executive Club
- Triple Avios for every stay of 2 or more nights at one of over 2,600 Le Club Accorhotels worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13
- 5x Avios for every £4 or €4 you spend at Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages. More... Until Aug 15, 13

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at The Langham, Chicago. More... Jul 10 - Sep 30, 13

Korean Air SKYPASS
- Triple SKYPASS Miles for stays at participating Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points for stays at select Best Western Hotels in Australia. More... Until ?

US Airways Dividend Miles
-Earn up to 100% Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy Dividend Miles. More... Until Jul 31, 13 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

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