Daily Archives: Jan 11, 2013

Priority Club Double Points or Miles Between January 7 and April 30 (New Accounts Only?)

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Priority Club is offering double points or miles worldwide for stays between January 7 and April 30, 2013, for new Priority Club members that sign up for the program. They will be automatically sign up for this program. You can access this promotion here.

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There are options for collecting some retailer specific vouchers for members signing up in Europe. This offer is not available for members in the Greater China.

Expedia Rewards Reimagined (and Re-Devalued?)

Expedia just sent an email about the changes coming to the Expedia Rewards program in 2013 in several phases. Expedia is apparently joining the Expedia Rewards and Elite Plus programs. You can read more about this change here.

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Not sure, what this is exactly going to mean. The Expedia Rewards program is already so watered down that I don’t even take it into consideration, when I am making bookings. I do continue to book on Expedia, however. But I would do it with or without this

Club Carlson Reactivation Bonus

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Club Carlson sent out bunch of emails yesterday with account balances etc. Some of you got an email with an offer for 10K Club Carlson bonus points for a stay by March 27, 2013. Note that this offer is only available for those that received the email.

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It is not uncommon for hotel loyalty programs to send out offer for members that have not used their chain for a while. Starwood is especially active on this front. It must be cheaper trying to get an already member to start staying again compared trying to woo a new member.

Priority Club Gold & Platinum Qualification on Steroids – Buy Bonus Points Packages

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Priority Club changed on January 1st, what points activity qualifies for status renewal or qualification. Previously all points earned from various promotions and elite bonuses applied. From January 1st onwards, only specified activity qualifies towards elite qualifications.

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Base points earned from Qualifying Rates paid for hotel stays, points collected from partner transactions, PCR Bonus Points Packages and Meeting Rewards are considered Elite Qualifying Points and counted towards membership elite status.

Bonus points packages to the rescue

Triple Air Canada Aeroplan Miles at Accor Hotels Until April 15

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Accor has a new offer for Air Canada Aeroplan members. You can earn triple miles for all of your stays between January 1 and April 15, 2013, at all Accor hotels worldwide. You can access this offer here.

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There is no need to register for this offer, but you have to choose Air Canada Aeroplan as your preferred loyalty program and the miles will be deposited automatically after each of your Accor stay to your Aeroplan account.

Emirates Skywards Awards Now Available on Alaska Airlines

Emirates and Alaska signed a frequent flier agreement last year. The members of Emirates’ and Alaska’s frequent flier programs have been able to earn both elite and redeemable miles on each others metal since March 1, 2012.

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Redeeming Emirates miles on Alaska has not been available, however. This will change in January 16, 2013.

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