Today is the last day of April, so that means it is the last day for some various promos and deals in the miles and points world. Here’s a quick rundown of what ends today, so that you don’t accidentally miss out on anything that is important to you! Last day to purchase AviancaTaca LifeMiles at 100% bonus, which comes to 1.5 cents per mile. You can use these miles… Read the Rest.
Yesterday kicked off the start of the second quarter Hilton HHonors promo and today Starwood Preferred Guest announced their next bonus points promotion. With the exception of Hilton, most hotel programs do not operate their promotions on a tight quarterly schedule. It is common to see gaps (sometimes a couple of months long) between promos. So, I am pretty pleased that the next SPG promo will start on May 1… Read the Rest.
Here are a few fast updates from the ever-changing world of miles and points…. As expected, American Airlines matched the British Airways promo that was announced earlier this week. If you fly in an eligible fare class from the U.S., Canada, or Mexico and Europe in First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fares* on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies flights then you get 20,000 bonus AAdvantage… Read the Rest.
If you are (or were) a fan of the Hilton HHonors program, then you are probably already familiar with the Citi HHonors Reserve Card that came out in the middle of 2012. If you are like me, you are also curious about what impact the recent HHonors changes are on this card since some of the benefits are tied to hotel categories that have now changed. Application Link: Citi® Hilton… Read the Rest.
Now Hilton HHonors has joined the list of hotel loyalty programs that are slicing and dicing a chunk of the value out of their programs. The short version is that some Hilton properties now top out at 95,000 points per night instead of 50,000 and they introduced “seasonal” pricing where properties can charge more at certain times of the year. It is a very, very bad devaluation since fancy (expensive)… Read the Rest.
In the miles and points game if you don’t keep up with the newest info on earning and redeeming miles and points you may quickly become a dinosaur. This is true in many areas of life, but our hobby is not exempt. Just yesterday we saw some leaked information that validates that Delta Airlines is indeed moving more toward a revenue based-system in 2014. We have already seen Southwest Airlines… Read the Rest.
Here’s a quick and dirty round of some things floating around in the miles and points world….. Today and tomorrow through 10:59AM Eastern you can get Hilton Hotels at up to 40% off and 2,500 bonus HHonors points per stay (up to a max of 10,000 bonus points through this offer). These reservations are non-refundable and you need to register for this very limited time promotion. If you want to… Read the Rest.
In case you have missed them, it is time to play catch up on several miles, points, and travel deals that are out there right now…. Really good Hilton (up to) 50% off sale: Hilton is offering a friends and family sale with up to 50% off stays between December 14 and January 7. There are rates at the Hilton New York in NYC for just over $100, and other… Read the Rest.
Here are a couple updates in the miles and points world that I haven’t had a chance to write full posts on…. Stay Two Get One Holiday Inn Resort Promo: This morning I received an email from Priority Club announcing a new promo where you earn a free night certificate to use for a free night at any Holiday Inn Resort in North America (except the Waikiki Beachcomber that seems… Read the Rest.
Thanks to a reader who emailed me this morning with some info regarding a new United promotion where you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for making hotel point transfers into the United MileagePlus program. At first the promotion sounded pretty interesting (especially for those who had been building hotel point balances in anticipation of the Grand Slam), but….the transfer rates are so miserable that even with up to… Read the Rest.