Monthly Archives: May 2013

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Double Points For One Midweek Stay In Europe

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IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion for double points for ONE midweek stay at participating properties in Europe between Jun 17 and August 31, 2013, that is booked by July 31.

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You need to register for this promotion on IHG’s website here or using promotion code 8922 at https://www.ihg.com/priorityclub/rewards/us/en/offers/promoreg/. Remember to check the participating properties before your stay here.

Club Carlson Terms And Conditions Changes (June 1)

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Club Carlson has new terms and conditions up on its website that take effect on June 1, 2013. The only change that I found comparing the previous terms and conditions (still available on Google’s cache) and the the ones is the transferability of Gold Points between accounts.

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Until now, you have been able to transfer points between accounts freely by just contacting the Club Carlson’s customer service.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Now Available In First Class (La Premiere)

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Air France-KLM just changed (upped) the number of miles required for award tickets in premium economy, business and first class tickets by up to 60%. You can read my take about this devaluation here and the before/after combined award charts here.

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Now Air France has a promotion for 50% discount on number of miles required for first class award tickets (La Premier) on all other than North America routes for travel between July 1 and September 15, 2013, that are ticketed between June 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access Flying Blue’s web page for promo awards here.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways Out For The First Two Weeks

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The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways has just released the list for available items for the first two weeks; June 10 to 14 and June 17 to 21.

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As usually, you can save extra 10% by paying using an American Express credit card. You can access U.S. Travel Association’s website fr Daily Getaways here.

Competition: How Many Priority Club Points Does This One Night Stay Earn?

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In the past few days, I have written about quite a few IHG Rewards Club promotions. Some of them are new on-going and some one time bonuses.

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So, here’s a quiz for you. How many Priority Club points does $100 tax inclusive rate earn at limited service IHG property for a new member that has signed up for program, done a status match to Platinum and registered for all the current bonus offers?

Marriott Rewards Promotion: 1000 Bonus United Miles At Select Properties Between May 30 – August 30

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Marriott Rewards has a new promotion for those that collect United Airlines Mileage Plus miles. You can earn 1000 bonus miles per stay for up to 10,000 bonus miles for stays between May 30 and August 30, 2013, that are booked by July 15.

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Note that you need to choose United Mileage Plus as you preferred earning preference instead of Marriott points and register for this promotion. You can access Marriott’s web page for this promotion here.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Elite Member Next Stay Bonus Of 3000 Points (2nd!)

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IHG Rewards Club has a new onetime bonus of 3000 points for Elite Member that is valid for 90 days after registration for this promotion. You can earn this bonus offer once.

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Now, you may wonder that didn’t I write about this promotion the other day (see here)? Good news. There are actually TWO separate offers for 3000 bonus points for a stay that are combinable with each other.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Double Points Or Miles Starting On Second Stay June 1 to July 31

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IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion about to start for double points or miles for hotel stays between June 1 and July 31, 2013, starting from your second stay.

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You will earn double points starting on your first stay at Candlewood or Staybridge Suite hotels.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: New Member Bonus Of 1550 Points

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IHG Rewards Club has a new onetime bonus of 1550 points for a stay by “new” member (works for existing ones as well). The stay needs to be within 90 days after registration for this offer to earn the points. You can earn this bonus offer once.

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You can register for this promotion here or use promotion code 4648 at https://www.ihg.com/priorityclub/rewards/us/en/offers/promoreg/.

Qatar Airways Double Or Triple Qmiles For Hotel & Car Rental Transactions

Qatar Airways has a new promotion for double base Qmiles for hotel or car rental transactions and triple miles if you have both (car & hotel) between June 15 and August 15, 2013.

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You can access Qatar’s website for this promotion here, although there is no registration requirement for this offer. The double or triple Qmiles should post within 30 days after the end of the promotion period that should be around mid-September.

TripAdvisor’s Guide To Hotels: How To Get Unfavorable Reviews Removed

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The other day, I wrote about the Accor APAC executive that had left some not so glowing reviews of competing properties on TripAdvisor (you can access the piece here).

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a copy of PDF that TripAdvisor sends to hotels about removal of negative reviews.

The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali (Marriott Autograph Collection) – Review Of My Stay

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This was my first ever stay at Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. I am not 100% sure what this hotel brand stands for, but I would imagine it to be  something too different and bold to be branded as Marriott or Renaissance.

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There is another Marriott chain hotel in Bali – Courtyard that is located in the most southern part of the island called Nusa Dua.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Elite Member Next Stay Bonus Of 3000 Points

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IHG Rewards Club has a new onetime bonus of 3000 points for Elite Member that is valid for 90 days after registration for this promotion. You can earn this bonus offer once.

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Note that this is a new promotion. If you participated to one of these offers in 2012, you are again eligible. It is unclear, whether this offer only applies for Platinum members or if it is open for Gold members as well.

LifeMiles Acknowledges Award Chart Changes After The Fact

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Last week, I wrote about the social media lesson that LifeMiles was getting on it’s Facebook page and it wasn’t pretty (read my piece here).

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LifeMiles changed its award chart unannounced (read here), changed the price of purchased miles during the ticketing process (read here) and, when LifeMiles members complained about these changes on Facebook, claimed that there hadn’t been any changes to its program.

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