Le Club Accorhotels Airline Offers: Air Canada Aeroplan, Delta SkyMiles & Lufthansa Miles & More

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Le Club Accorhotels has three airline related bonus offers going on at the moment. These are all valid until October 31, 2012. Please note that in most cases you need to switch your earning preference for automatic airline deposit to take advantage of these.

Air Canada Aeroplan – Triple Miles

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You can earn triple Aeroplan miles under this offer until October 31, 2012. You need to switch your account preference to Aeroplan miles.

To take advantage of this great offer, follow these easy steps:

1. Sign up to become Le Club Accorhotels member
2. In your Le Club Accorhotels membership profile, select “Aeroplan” as
your preferred loyalty program
3. Enter your Aeroplan Number
4. Get your Aeroplan Miles deposited into your account every time you stay
at an Accor hotel

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles – Quadruple Miles

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By crediting to Delta’s SkyMiles you can earn quadruple miles until October 31, 2012. Again, you need to switch your earning preference to Delta.

     – Earn Quadruple miles with the Delta SkyMiles program for eligible stays at 2,500 hotels worldwide
– A huge variety of hotels… From luxury to economy, when you’re traveling on your own or with the family
– Exclusive hotel & partner offers
– Receive miles bonus offers throughout the year
– Special access to member offers

Lufthansa – Miles & More

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You can earn 1000 for each stay until October 31, 2012. If you are not a member yet, you can also earn 1000 bonus miles just for singing up.

Conclusion

These are relatively good offers if you are not interested in collecting Le Club Accorhotel points and participate to any of these three airline programs

Here are the terms and conditions of the Aeroplan offer:

1. Between September 1st and October 31st, 2012 new and current Le Club Accorhotels members can earn Triple Aeroplan® Miles by staying at any eligible Accor hotel.
2. This offer is valid every day for stays with check-in between 9/1/12 and 10/31/12 at participating Accor hotels.
3. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply to the “Earn triple Bonus Miles with Aeroplan®” offer.
4. In order to benefit from this bonus, the member must have activated Aeroplan as the preferred conversion option ahead of the stay.
5. You must provide your Le Club Accorhotels loyalty card or member number when making your reservation, and present your card at the reception desk of your hotel when you check-in for your stay
6. A member can only benefit from this offer as many times as they book a stay from 9/1/12 to 10/31/12.
7. Reservations that include several rooms covered by the same member during his or her stay are only counted as one stay.
8. This offer may not be combined with other current offers or advantages and does not apply to groups.
9. The bonus will be credited in Le Club Accorhotels points and converted into Aeroplan miles according to applicable conversion rule.
10. Bonus Le Club Accorhotels points are only credited once the member has stayed at least one night in an eligible Accor hotel.
11. ®Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aeroplan Canada Inc

Here are the terms and conditions of the Delta offer:

1. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply to the “Quadruple SkyMiles” offer.
2. This offer is valid for every stay with an arrival date between 9/1/12 and 10/31/12 for stays booked during the same time period.
3. This offer entitles Le Club Accorhotels Loyalty and la carte ibis members, regardless of their status, to benefit from this offer.
4. You must book your stay ahead of time online (on accorhotels.com and participating brand websites), or via the Call Center to benefit from this offer.
5. You must provide your loyalty card number or member number when making your reservation, and present your card at the reception desk of your hotel when you check-in for your stay.
6. The bonus will be credited in Le Club Accorhotels points and converted into SkyMiles according to applicable conversion rule.
7. In order to benefit from this bonus, the member must have activated Delta Air Lines and SkyMiles as preferred conversion option ahead of the stay.
8. Reservations that include several rooms covered by the same member during his or her stay are only counted as one stay.
9. This offer may not be combined with other current offers or advantages and does not apply to groups.
10. This offer is subject to availability.
11. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, visit delta.com/memberguide.  Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer.
12. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice.

Air Canada Introduces New Name for Its Top Tier Program – Air Canada Altitude

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It is the time of the year when hotels and airlines are starting to inform about changes to their program in the coming year. Air Canada was doing market research earlier this year about possible new names and designs to its program. Now, Air Canada has unveiled the program and the benefits associated with various tiers.

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Air Canada Altitude Status Requirements

I think that introducing five different elite tiers is going bit overboard. The main difference is the withdrawal of Star Alliance Gold status from those flying less than 50K elite qualifying miles.

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There are quite a few changes at various levels. Mainly those that fly less than 75K will lose and those that reach the 75K or 100K level will retain/gain some.

If you are Air Canada member, you should familiarize yourself with the new program and what these changes mean for you. Those eupgrade credits come handy if you are flying a lot on Air Canada and prefer upgrading. Those that fly mainly in business class should consider if the Air Canada’s program is right for them.

Conclusion

I think that the Air Canada’s program is going way overboard by introducing five different elite levels. It is even hard for me to distinguish all the benefits at various levels. Simplicity is usually the key to success.

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

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Starwood has teamed up with Air Canada’s Aeroplan by offering up to 8000 bonus Aeroplan miles. All you need to do is to have an Aeroplan account and sign up for this promotion. You don’t have to change your earnings from Starpoints to miles to be eligible for this offer. You can combine this offer with Starwood Better by The Night promotion that offers double/triple points for stays and online booking bonuses.

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Here’s the breakdown this promotion:

– You will receive 3000 bonus miles if you stay total of 3 nights during the promotional period

– If you stay total of 5 nights or longer, you will receive 5000 bonus miles. Note that the nights do not have to be consecutive.

– If you have at least 3 nights at Starwood properties in Canada, you will receive an additional 3000 bonus miles.

This promotion is valid from September 10 to December 9, 2012. Note that you need to register for this promotion prior to your stay.

Conclusion

If you are going to have any Starwood stays during this promotion period, there is absolutely no downside for registering for this promotion. These Aeroplan miles are in addition to the Starpoints you will earn from your stays as you don’t have to change your earning preferences.

Redeeming Aeroplan miles is rather expensive nowadays. They charge fuel surcharge on redemptions so redeeming for anything else than business or first class doesn’t make too much sense.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

  • Aeroplan Bonus Miles are offered to eligible Aeroplan members who stay a minimum of three to five nights paying an Eligible Rate at participating Starwood properties during the promotional period. Advance reservations are required and bookings are based on availability. Black out dates may apply . Offer not applicable to groups. Reservations must be made directly with Starwood (by phone, www.starwoodhotels.com, or specific Starwood property website) or via a travel agent. Bookings via third-party online retailers and other wholesalers are not eligible for this bonus offer promotion. You must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest Program and have registered for this promotion. Membership in the SPG program is free. Please visit www.spg.com. All Starwood Preferred Guest terms and conditions apply. Please allow six to eight weeks after the promotion ends for Aeroplan Miles to be posted to your Aeroplan account.
  • An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of Eligible Rates can be found at SPG.com under program terms and conditions. See Section 1.4 for the complete definition of Eligible Rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com and orbitz.com) are not Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.
  • Qualifications and Starwood Terms: All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and not to groups. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Sheraton, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law.

Sign Up For Le Club Accorhotels Membership And Get 500 Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

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You can now get 500 Air Canada Aeroplan miles just for singing up for Le Club Accorhotels membership and choosing Air Canada Aeroplan as your preferred loyalty program. There doesn’t seem to be a requirement even to have a paid stay.

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If you already have an account with Le Club Accorhotels, all you need to do is to change the loyalty program partner to Air Canada Aeroplan. There is currently similar offer with Delta Air Lines as well.

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This offer is valid from June 1st to August 31st, 2012.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. Between June 1 and August 31, 2012 new and current Le Club Accorhotels members can earn 500 bonus Aeroplan Miles by choosing Aeroplan as their preferred loyalty program.
2. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply to the “Earn 500 bonus miles with Aeroplan ” offer.
3. This offer entitles Le Club Accorhotels Loyalty, la carte ibis, Favorite Guest and Accor Favorite Guest Business loyalty members, regardless of their status, to benefit from this offer.
4. The bonus will be credited in Le Club Accorhotels points and converted into Aeroplan miles according to applicable conversion rule.
5. This offer may not be combined with other current offers or advantages and does not apply to groups.
6. This offer is subject to availability.

Priority Club Air Canada Aeroplan Offer – 5000 Bonus Miles for a Stay

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Priority Club has a bonus offer for Aeroplan members that have a stay at any InterContinental Hotels Group property in Canada. You will get 5000 Aeroplan bonus miles for one stay that must occur between June 1st and September 30th, 2012.

To get the bonus miles you need to register for this promotion by using promotional code 7997 at priorityclub.com/register. You need to switch your point earnings for miles for this one stay for the bonus to kick in.

Please note that the communication implied that this offer is valid only for targeted recipients, but that has not typically been the case with Priority Club promotions. When I signed up for this promotion, it didn’t show up on My Promotions at Priority Club’s website. I am going to be in Canada later this summer and will have one stay at IHG property to find out if this works or not.

To earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay between June 1 and September 30, 2012, register for this promotion at priorityclub.com/register and enter promotion code 7997 where prompted.

You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register your Aeroplan Number in advance to participate in this amazing promotion.

Only the recipient of this communication is eligible for this promotional offer. This offer is not transferrable. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register for this promotion at priorityclub.com/register and enter promo code 7997 where prompted. Earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay at a qualifying rate. Most business and leisure rates qualify. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member with a preferred alliance to Aeroplan in order to earn miles. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable bonus miles. No retroactive miles will be awarded for nights prior to registration. Subject to standard Priority Club® Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. For details on Priority Club® enrolment, miles earning structure and complete Priority Club® Rewards Terms & Conditions visit www.priorityclub.com.

Air Canada Offering to Match BMI Diamond Club Status

BMI Diamond Club Silver and Gold members were able to take advantage of the Star Alliance wide status benefits until the end of May.  Also, if you have a Silver or Gold status with BMI Diamond Club, British Airways is doing a status transfer to similar level on their Executive Club.

Now that there are no Star Alliance benefits extended to Diamond Club members, it is time to explore status match opportunities with the Star Alliance carriers. I have already written about SAS offer for China/Hong Kong for Eurobonus Silver or Gold status that is valid until 2014. This is not limited to just BMI, but open to all. I used my Emirates Skywards Gold status.

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There hasn’t been a Star Alliance status match offer for only BMI Diamond Club members before today. Canada’s Air Canada just started a status math program to their Aeroplan.

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You have from June 15th to July 15th, 2012 to submit the required proof of your BMI Diamond Club status to Aeroplan by email to statusmatch.canada@aeroplan.com. Here are the instructions from Air Canada:

Submit your request between June 15 to July 15 2012, by email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your current Diamond Club membership number
  • Your Aeroplan number. Don’t have one? Sign up now.
  • A scanned copy of your current bmi Diamond Club membership card. Please make sure the name, status and expiry date are clearly visible.
  • Your consent to the Terms and Conditions related to this offer.

The drawback is that the status is only going to be valid for the current membership year per the terms of this offer. To maintain the elite status with Air Canada you also need to have either 5 segments or 10K elite qualifying miles flown on Air Canada. The threshold for Star Alliance silver is at 25K EQM’s and for Star Alliance Gold 35K EQM.

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You can read more about Air Canada’s program on their website. I am going to put my status match in later today and will keep you updates about the process.

Best Western Rewards Aeroplan Bonus Offer – 2000 Miles Per Stay for up to 3 Stays

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Best Western has two promotions now going on. The main one is a for a free night certificate after three stays that I have already written about. The other one is this Aeroplan bonus offer of 2000 Aeroplan miles per stay for up to three stays between June 17th and August 19th, 2012. The promotion code is AEROSUM12.

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Please note that you need to choose between the free night certificate or bonus Aeroplan miles. You cannot earn both.

Here are the frequently asked questions by the Best Western about this promotion:

Q. What is the current promotion offer for Best Western’s partner Aeroplan®?

A. Best Western Rewards members who have chosen Aeroplan as their earning preference and have registered for the promotion who stay at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide between June 17th and August 19th, 2012 will earn 2,000 Aeroplan Miles for each stay (up to 3 stays).  Bonus miles earned will be 1,750 per stay in conjunction with the standard earning structure of 250 miles per stay.

Q. Do Best Western Rewards members need to be REGISTERED for the Aeroplan promotion to be eligible to earn the bonus miles?

A. Yes.  The Best Western Rewards member must be REGISTERED for the Aeroplan promotion, prior to their stay (reference promotion code:  AEROSUM12).

Q. When will my bonus miles be posted after my completed qualified stays?

A. Bonus miles for Aeroplan members will be posted approximately 2-3 weeks after each qualified completed stay. There is a maximum of 5,250 bonus miles during the promotion period.

Q. Can a Best Western Rewards member earn the bonus miles for the Aeroplan summer offer AND the free night voucher for the summer promotion?

A. No.  Best Western Rewards members can only earn the bonus miles OR the free night voucher for the summer promotion, they cannot earn both awards.

Q. Why doesn’t Best Western automatically register all existing Best Western Rewards members into the seasonal promotions?

A. Asking customers to register for promotions engages them into our Best Western Rewards program and to our brand, and ensures that Best Western is in their consideration set.  It also helps us measure the effectiveness of our promotions allowing us to continue to promote some of the richest offers in the market today. We want you to have a choice.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Best Western Rewards® members residing in the U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands

who register for the Summer Promotion, have chosen Aeroplan as their earning preference and

complete a qualified stay* at any Best Western branded hotel worldwide between June 17, 2012 and

August 19, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) will earn 1,750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (“Bonus Miles”) for their 1st

qualified stay and each qualified stay* thereafter, up to three (3) stays, during the Promotion Period.

Maximum of 5,250 bonus miles during the promotion period.

TO QUALIFY, PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST QUALIFIED STAY YOU MUST: (1) BE AN

EXISTING OR NEW BEST WESTERN REWARDS MEMBER; (2) HAVE SELECTED

AEROPLAN AS YOUR EARNING PREFERENCE; AND (3) REGISTER FOR THE

PROMOTION.

*A “qualified stay” for the purpose of this Promotion is defined as one or more consecutive nights at the

same Best Western hotel at a rate eligible for earning miles through Best Western Rewards. Only one

check-in/check-out permitted per stay.

Offer is based on the standard earning structure of 250 Aeroplan Miles per stay. Other restrictions may

apply. Offer not valid with any other promotion or discount. Promotion is subject to cancellation or change without notice. Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for Bonus Aeroplan Miles to post after completed stay. All Best Western Rewards program rules apply. See www.bestwesternrewards.com for additional program terms, including the standard earning structure for Aeroplan Miles. Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Best Western and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All  rights reserved.

Air Canada Aeroplan Conversion Bonus Offer of 20% to 26.7%

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Aeroplan is offering bonus for transfers in from number of loyalty programs excluding US based Amex cards. There doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for this promotion in advance.

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The bonus is 20% for transfers at 5K, 20K, and 50K levels, 25% at 100K, and 26.7% bonus at 150K.

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My favorite program to transfer out is Starwood Preferred Guest. For transferring 80K SPG would eventually become 125K Aeroplan miles. SPG gives a 5K bonus for every 20K transferred so 80K transfer would actually be 100K when it hits the Aeroplan account. This then gets the additional 25% promotional Aeroplan bump.

Aeroplan used to be one of the favorites Star Alliance programs to redeem international business and first class flights. Award chart adjustment and starting to charge YQ’s (fuel surcharges) for number of redemption partners have made the program less attractive as of late. But if you have some miles sitting on your Aeroplan account and would need to top it, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Here is the list of eligible transfer partners:

CIBC Aventura®World MasterCard™ Card, CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa™, CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite™, CIBC Aventura® MasterCard™ Card, American Express Membership Rewards – Canada, BankAmericard® Power Rewards® credit card, Diners Club® Club Rewards®, Starwood Preferred Guest®, Hilton HHonors™, Marriott Rewards, Wyndham Rewards®, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges®, Coast Rewards, Club CarlsonSM, Le Club Accorhotels (Accor hotels), Golden Circle Award, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Points.com

Please note that while Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts may be converted into Aeroplan Miles, their conversion is not eligible for the bonus promotion.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Maximum 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles can be earned per Aeroplan Member. Bonus offer valid only on conversions made between May 21 and June 18, 2012 (11:59 EST). Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 5,000 and 9,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 10,000 and 19,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 20,000 and 49,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 50,000 and 99,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is between 100,000 and 149,999 Aeroplan Miles; OR 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be deposited into the member’s account when the total Aeroplan Miles earned by converting points from any combination of eligible partners programs during the promotion period is 150,000 or more Aeroplan Miles. Conversion of Membership Rewards® points from U.S. American Express Cardmember accounts into Aeroplan Miles are not eligible for this promotion. POINTS.com: Aeroplan Miles procured via a Trade transaction with another member on Points.com are not eligible towards the conversion bonus threshold. BONUS MILE CREDITING: Bonus miles are credited 7-10 days following successful receipt by Aeroplan of a conversion transaction from the partner. Note that some partners may take up to 2 weeks to submit point-to-mile conversions to Aeroplan. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Air Canada Aeroplan Offering Bonuses for Partner Activities

Earlier in the month Aeroplan launched a Star Challenge promotion that is still going on for more than a week. You can have some transactions to credit for both of these two promotions.

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Aeroplan has now a separate promotion going on until August 31st, 2012 where you can earn some bonus miles for up to 5 travel partner transactions for a total 2250 bonus Aeroplan miles.

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Personally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to qualify for these miles, but if you are crediting some stays for the program anyway, it makes sense to sign up for this offer as well. Just make sure that you read the small print regarding activity that qualifies for this promotion i.e. point transfers from hotel programs do not.

Here are the terms and conditions:

Members must register for the promotion in order to receive the bonus miles. A maximum of 2,250 bonus miles per member may be earned during the promotion period. Bonus miles will be credited for each of the five (5) possible transactions with Aeroplan Travel Partners to your account on the Sunday following transaction reception from the travel partner with whom you have made a transaction. Please note that some partners may take up to six (6) weeks to transfer the information to Aeroplan. Travel transaction activities such as flights, hotel stays, car rentals, vacation packages, cruise bookings and parking stays must be completed byAugust 31, 2012. Travel transaction activities made prior to registration but within the promotional period (May 7 to August 31, 2012) will be eligible if the member registers by August 31, 2012. A travel transaction activity refers to regular (base) miles that are earned for flights, hotel stays, car rentals, cruise bookings, vacation packages and parking transactions from the travel partner. The member is responsible for providing the travel partner with their Aeroplan Number at the time of booking or check–in, in accordance with the travel partner’s terms and conditions for earning regular (base) miles. For full details on how to earn miles with each partner, please visit aeroplan.com. Redeeming with Aeroplan Travel Partners does not qualify as an eligible transaction activity. Receiving Aeroplan Miles by converting hotel points during the promotional period does not qualify as a travel accumulation activity. To earn the additional bonus miles from the individual featured partner offers, follow the instructions provided for each partner’s offer.

Fare War Over the Atlantic: Most US/Canadian Cities to London in Business Class for Less than $2K RT

There seems to be a flash fare war brewing over the Atlantic. AA and BA were advertising Queen’s Jubilee two day sale and soon other carriers were matching as well. The last day to book these is today 17th of May.

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You can now find airfares to London on Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, United Airlines, Delta, Air France, American Airlines, Iberia, and British Airways and probably on few others as well for less than $2K return in business class.

Most of these fares have relatively tight outbound window from North America to Europe, but the return can happen within the ticket validity/fare rules.

These $2K fares out from the eastern seaboard are not that common during holiday periods. They are, however, rare from the west coast.

Air Canada Aeroplan Star Challenge

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Aeroplan launched interesting Star Challenge last week where you can earn up to 16500 bonus miles by completing number of transaction using their partners. Different partners/transactions earn different number of stars. This promotion started on May 1st and ends on May 28th, 2012. The valid promotional period is really short.

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There is no need to register for this offer. It is valid for only Aeroplan members that have their account address in Canada. If you happen to reside somewhere else, but have a friend in Canada, it probably would be best to find out if you can use their address.

There are quite a few ways to earn Stars rather cheaply. I am sure that you can figure the ways by having a look at the partner list.

35 Stars will earn you 1500 bonus miles

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70 Stars will earn you 16500 bonus miles

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The number of stars earned is buried on the Terms and conditions of this offer.

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Le Club Accorhotels Offer of 1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

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Earlier in the week, I wrote about offer from City & Accorhotels for instant Platinum status for the Le Club. This offer was discontinued few days later. There is another offer of 500 bonus points for playing Facebook game (doesn’t require Facebook account) and triple points until June 10th, 2012.

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Now Accor also has a promotion with Delta and Air Canada for 1000 bonus miles for a stay until the end of May. The terms and conditions would indicate that this offer is valid only ONCE, but then the same terms also refer to STAYS. To be on the safe side, I would assume that this offer is only valid once.

Here are the terms of the Delta SkyMiles offer:

1. This offer is valid every day for stays with check-in between 04/01/12 and 05/31/12 at participating Accor hotels.
2. In order to benefit from this bonus, the member must have activated Delta Air Lines and SkyMiles as the preferred conversion option ahead of the stay.
3. You must provide your Le Club Accorhotels loyalty card or member number when making your reservation, and present your card at the reception desk of your hotel when you check-in for your stay.
4.The bonus will be credited in Le Club Accorhotels points and converted ino SkyMiles according to the applicable conversion rule.
5. Reservations that include several rooms covered by the same member during his or her stay are only counted as one stay.
6. This offer may not be combined with other current offers or advantages and does not apply to groups.
7. This offer is subject to availability. General sales terms and conditions apply for reserved public rates specific to each hotel.
8. General A|Club terms and conditions apply to this offer.
9. A member can only benefit once from this offer between 04/01/12 and 05/31/12.
8. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, visit delta.com/memberguide. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice.

Here are the terms of the Air Canada Aeroplan offer:

1. Between April 1st and May 31st, 2012 new and current A|Club members can earn 1,000 Aeroplan® Miles by staying at any eligible Accor hotel.
2. General A|Club terms and conditions apply to the “Earn 1,000 Bonus Miles with Aeroplan®” offer.
3. In order to benefit from this bonus, the member must have activated Aeroplan as the preferred conversion option ahead of the stay.
4. A member can only benefit once from this offer from 4/1/12 to 5/31/12.
5. The bonus will be credited in Le Club Accorhotels points and converted into Aeroplan miles according to applicable conversion rule.
6. ®Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aeroplan Canada Inc.

Hyatt Gold Passport Discontinues Partnerships with Air Canada (Aeroplan), Alaska Airlines, Frontier & US Airways

Hyatt announced today that they are discontinuing partnership with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and US Airways on March 15th, 2012. You cannot earn miles based on your stay or exchange Hyatt Gold Passport with these partners after that date.

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It is always sad to see partners go because sometimes transferring miles from a hotel program is the best way to hit a promotional offer that airline partner is running i.e. US Airways. Discontinuance the partnership with Aeroplan is somewhat surprising considering that they were recently running a promotion.

Here’s the list of partner’s as of today:

Airline Partner You Earn
Aeromexico® 1,000 Kilometers
Aeroplan (Air Canada) 500 Miles
Air China 800 Kilometers
Air France / KLM 500 Miles
Alaska Airlines 500 Miles
All Nippon Airways 500 Miles
American Airlines 500 Miles
Amtrak 500 Miles
Asia Miles Airways 500 Miles
Asiana Airlines 500 Miles
British Airways 500 Points
China Airlines 500 Miles
China Eastern Airlines 800 Points
Continental Airlines® 500 Miles
Delta Air Lines® 500 Miles
Emirates 500 Miles
Etihad Airways 500 Miles
Frontier Airlines 500 Miles
Hawaiian Airlines 500 Miles
Japan Airlines 500 Miles
Jet Airways 500 Miles
Korean Air 500 Miles
LAN Airlines S.A. 1000 Kilometers
Lufthansa 500 Miles
Qantas Airways (600 or 1,000 Points)2
Qatar Airways 500 Miles
Royal Brunei Airlines 500 Miles
Singapore Airlines 500 Miles
South African Airways 500 Miles
Southwest Airlines® 600 Points
Thai Airways International 500 Miles
Turkish Airlines3 500 Miles
United Airlines® 500 Miles
US Airways® 500 Miles
Virgin Atlantic Airways 750 Miles

February Hotel Promotions Update: Carlson, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott/Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood

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It is time for February hotel promotion update. All the hotels have their promotions up and running again and some like Hilton and InterContinental Hotels Group have several concurrent promotions that you can take advantage of.

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Club Carlson is offering triple points for all stays. Note that you will receive 2000 bonus points for online bookings.

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Club Carlson “Triple Points – Faster Nights” Promotion – Triple Gold Points Worldwide

Hilton HHonors

Hilton has the most promotions running that you can combine together. You should sign up for the two promos below. Even if you are Diamond with Hilton, you can still get 40K HH for four Hilton stays.

Register Your Visa and Get 1000 Hilton HHonors Points + 4000 Bonus for Spending $100

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders + 40K HHonors Points After Four Stays (For All?

You can choose one of these airline promotions as your double dip earnings partner. My personal favorite still is BMI that would earn 1k per night and up to three nights regardless of the Hilton brand.

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Triple ANA and Double Emirates Miles for Hilton Stays Until March 31st

Airline Promotions for Air Canada Aeroplan, US Airways Dividend Miles, Lufthansa Miles & More and American Airlines AAdvantage

Earn 2012 Bonus Delta SkyMiles per Two Night Hilton Stay

These are the two main promotions for the time. More Points promotion for extra points for each nights and more for weekend stays, and free night certificates for longer resort stays.

Hilton HHonors 1st Quarter 2012 “More Points” Promotion

‘Resort Escapes’ Promotion – Free Night Certificate After Five Nights and Two After Ten Nights

Hyatt Gold Passport

Last month Hyatt didn’t have any promotions running besides the AA one that ended in the middle of the month. Hyatt’s latest promotion just started today. You can earn up to 44K extra points for 16 stays during the promotional period. That is extra 2750 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night.

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Hyatt Announced Spring 2012 Promo – Earn up to 44000 Bonus Points

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

The first promotion for double points starting from your second stay and the 5/7/15 stays for 5K/10K/15K bonus points are combinable. The first one runs until the end of April and the second until the end of March. Note that you need to choose the bonus after 5, 7, or 15 stays. If you don’t meet the threshold, you won’t get the associate bonus.

Priority Club 1st Quarter 2012 Promotion Announced – Double Points or Miles – 2X More

Priority Club Bonus Points Promo for 1st Quarter 2012

There is Anniversary bonus that you can combine with these two promotion. It is extra 1000 Priority Club points for every stay for 90 days after you register. Do not register before the date of your first stay to maximize the promotional period. The promotion code is 6102 and you need to register at http://www.priorityclub.com/register. Please note that I cannot guarantee if this specific promotion will work for your Priority Club account. It never hurts to try, right?

Marriott Rewards / Ritz-Carton Rewards

Remember that you can have only Marriott or Ritz-Carlton Rewards account. You cannot have both. You can, however, switch between accounts as often as you wish just by calling the rewards customer service.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards – Earn Free Night Certificate After Two Stays Promotion

Note that you can only register for the MegaBonus or MegaMiles promotion. There are number of different MegaBonus thresholds. Pick up the ones that fits you best, and call the Marriott Rewards customer service if you need to switch your targeted promotion to something else.

Marriott Rewards Spring 2012 MegaBonus Announced – Few Variations of the Offer

Earn Up To 50000 Virgin America Elevate Bonus Points During Marriott’s MegaMiles Promotion

Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion – Earn Up to 50K Bonus Miles

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood has two different promotions that are both exclusive. The Better By the Night is valid in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The list of non-participating properties is rather long. Note that this is NOT valid in the Asia-Pacific region that has their own promotion.

Starwood Preferred Guest 1st Quarter 2012 “Better by the Night”–promotion

Starwood Preferred Guest Asia Pacific Promotion

The following promotion is valid in the Asia-Pacific region for two free night certificates after 9 stays. Must use MasterCard to pay.

‘Two Days of Happy’ – Stay 5 Nights Get One Free Night Certificate – Stay 9 Nights Get Two Free Night Certificates – 4MCFN

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