Posted by Ric Garrido

The earthquake disaster in Haiti is going to require billions of dollars for rescue, recovery, and rebuilding of lives and infrastructure. Juliana at Hotel Chatter posted today about the opportunity to donate Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards points for cash donations to the Red Cross. I just redeemed 4,000 Starpoints to donate $50 to the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross released $10 million dollars today for the Haiti relief effort.

Here is a list of hotel loyalty programs I found for donating your hotel points for cash donations to the American Red Cross.

Choice Privileges 1,000 point blocks = $5

Hilton HHonors 10,000 points = $25  (Jan 21 update: Hilton Worldwide is matching member contributions to $250,000)

IHG Priority Club 10,000 point blocks
Donation Value = $40

Marriott Rewards
American Red Cross 18,000 points = $50
33,000 points = $100
60,000 points = $250
180,000 points = $1,000

International Red Cross/Red Crescent 10,000 points = $25

Marriott donated $500,000 to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort.

Starwood Preferred Guest 4,000 point blocks = $50

(SPG is  matching donations from members through February 15.)

Wyndham Rewards 5,500 = $25; 10,500 points = $50; 20,500 points = $100.

Best Western Rewards World Vision donations: 5,000-12,500 points for supplies

Jan 21 update: Hyatt Gold Passport 5,000 points = $40 to Red Cross. email goldpassport@hyatt.com or call 1-800-228-3360 to donate.

 Most airlines also have an option to donate miles to charitable organizations.

7 Responses

  1. I “earned” 500 Amerian Airlines miles by donating $100 to the Red Cross.

    Link is on the AA homepage.

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  3. I’m pretty disappointed that Choice will not allow this donation without a recent stay. I can only redeem points for rooms. Sigh…

  4. What a great deal…. for the hotels.

    They make a token donation (in their own name) and get a nice tax break and good PR while simultaneously scratching loyalty reward obligations off their books for pennies on the dollar, saving themselves a ton of money.

    Don’t kid yourself. These businesses are doing this because it helps themselves more than it helps you or the people of Haiti.

    If you want to donate, donate directly to the Red Cross or other relief organization.

  5. [...] Gold Passport, IHG Priority Club There are some updates for hotel loyalty point donations from the post I made a week ago. WebFlyer has a page with links to the hotel programs and several airlines and credit card donation [...]

  6. [...] open two hotels in Haiti, allows loyalty program members to donate their points to the Red Cross. Other hotel franchises offering similar opportunities include Hilton, Wyndham and Intercontinental Hotels [...]

  7. [...] open two hotels in Haiti, allows loyalty program members to donate their points to the Red Cross. Other hotel franchises offering similar opportunities include Hilton, Wyndham and Intercontinental Hotels [...]

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