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There is a bonus war brewing for premium class transatlantic travel this fall & winter. American Airlines and British Airways both have a similar offer for the same period.

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Now, Delta is offering up to 50K bonus miles per round-trip that is booked on paid business (J/C/D/S/I) and high economy (Y/B/M) fares after October 1 and for travel between October 1 and January 31, 2013.  The offer is valid on KLM coded Delta operates flights as well.

Note that this offer is only valid on nonstop flights between United States and London Heathrow. You need to register for this offer by January 15 and only flights takes after registration are eligible for bonuses.

Here’s how many SkyMiles you can expect to earn:

– First round-trip: 15000 bonus SkyMiles

– Second round-trip: 35000 bonus miles

– Third and subsequent round-trips: 50000 bonus miles each.

Conclusion

There are lots of bonus miles to be earned on transatlantic travel this fall/winter IF you are flying on business/first class or on high economy booking classes.

Here are the full terms and conditions of this offer:

Eligibility:  To participate in this worldwide public offer, you must be a new or existing SkyMiles® member and first register at delta.com/london100k by January 15, 2013 (ending 11:59:59 PM, U.S. CST, on 01/15/13); then book and fly between October 1, 2012, and January 31, 2013. Promotional registration is required before taking flight and only tickets purchased on or after October 1, 2012, will qualify for this bonus; existing reservations made prior to October 1, 2012, will not qualify.

Bonus Offer:  Purchase and fly on Delta marketed/operated or KLM marketed/Delta operated nonstop round-trip flights between the U.S. and London/Heathrow in paid BusinessElite® (fare classes J/C/D/S/I on Delta-coded flights and J/C/D/I/Z on KLM-coded flights) or in paid full fare Economy Class (fare classes Y/B/M on Delta- or KLM-coded flights) and earn 15,000 bonus miles on your first round-trip flown flight, 35,000 bonus miles on your second flown round-trip flight, 50,000 bonus miles on your third flown round-trip flight, and 50,000 bonus miles on all subsequent round-trip flights flown. There is no limit to the number of bonus miles that may be earned with this promotion. Travel may originate or terminate in other cities, however bonus miles will be earned as long as travel is on one of the qualified Delta-operated nonstop flights to or from London Heathrow airport. Codeshare flights operated by carriers other than Delta or KLM are excluded from this offer. Bonus miles earned with this promotion do not count toward Medallion® or Million Miler(TM) status.

Travel Period: Travel must be between October 1, 2012, and January 31, 2013. All travel must be completed by January 31, 2013.

Award Travel: Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Travel seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets.

Promotional Fulfillment: Your bonus miles will appear automatically on your SkyMiles statement. Allow up to six weeks after promotion has ended for credit to appear (January 31, 2013).

Miscellaneous: All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers and benefits are subject to change without notice. Bonus miles apply only to the traveling SkyMiles member and do not count toward Medallion or Million Miler status. Certain unpublished fares are not eligible for promotional participation. You may visit delta.com for more details and specific restrictions. This offer cannot be combined with other Delta/SkyTeam® offers.

Promotional Reference Code: Please refer Delta customer service representative to 97062524.

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Hilton HHonors has partnered with Delta and offering (again) 250 MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) and double SkyMiles per stay of two nights or longer at select Hilton (check the participating locations below) family of hotels between October 1 and December 15, 2012. You need to register for this promotion.

EDIT: Hilton has moved the participating list of hotels for this promotion. All Hilton family of hotels worldwide should be participating.

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The number of SkyMiles that you can earn depends of your double dip choice of fixed or variable miles.

1. Variable Miles – You will earn 2 Delta SkyMiles per dollar spend at all other Hilton brands than Home2 Suites where the maximum number of miles you can earn is 100.

2. Fixed Miles – You will earn 500 bonus Delta SkyMiles (total 1000) at all other Hilton brands than Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites where you will earn 100 bonus miles. Home2 Suites properties will earn you up to 100 bonus miles.

All these will earn you 250 Delta MQM’s per two night stay.

Conclusion

This is a nice promotion if you need few hundred or couple of thousands Delta MQM’s. The list of participating locations is not that long considering the number of properties in the Hilton family of hotels.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) select Delta Air Lines as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles Partner in your Hilton HHonors account profile, (2) complete a minimum 2-night stay at a hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from October 1, 2012 through December 15, 2012, and (3) register online at HHonors.com/deltamqm prior to check-out. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn points and miles for hotel stays. Bonus Delta Mileage (Variable Miles Members): For qualifying stays at HOME2 Suites by Hilton hotels, earn up to 100 bonus miles per qualifying stay + 250 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs). For all other Hilton Worldwide brands, earn 1 bonus mile for every U. S. dollar spent on a qualifying stay + 250 MQMs. Bonus Delta Mileage (Fixed Miles Members): Earn 500 bonus miles per qualifying stay + 250 MQMs at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Grand Vacations. Earn 100 bonus miles per qualifying stay + 250 MQMs at Hampton Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton. Earn up to 100 bonus miles per qualifying stay + 250 MQMs at Home2 Suites by Hilton.

MQMs cannot be earned on bonus miles. Allow up to six weeks after promotion has ended for bonus miles and MQMs to be credited to your account. MQMs are used for Medallion Status qualification, and are based on calendar-year activity. For 2012 Silver Medallion status, members must earn 25,000 MQMs; 50,000 MQMs for Gold Medallion status; and 75,000 MQMs for Platinum Medallion status. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit http://www.delta.com/skymiles. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here’s the list of participating properties:

Hotel Content HOTELNAME CITY STATE COUNTRYCODE
Arab Emirates
Hilton Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi AE
Hilton Baynunah Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi AE
Hilton Dubai Creek Dubai AE
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Dubai AE
Hilton Fujairah Fujairah AE
Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residences / Dubai / UAE Dubai AE
Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary / Northwest Calgary AB CA
Hilton Lac Leamy / Ottawa Valley Gatineau-Ottawa QC CA
Hilton Suites Toronto / Markham Conference Centre and Spa Markham ON CA
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / Vaughan Vaughan ON CA
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Winnipeg MB CA
Hampton Inn & Suites Kitchener / Ontario Kitchener ON CA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Mississauga / Ontario Mississauga ON CA
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / City Centre Toronto ON CA
Hilton Toronto Airport Mississauga ON CA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakville Oakville ON CA
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport / Ontario Mississauga ON CA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Vaughan Vaughan ON CA
Chile
Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport Santiago CL
Cameroon
Hilton Yaounde Yaounde CM
China
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Wuxi / Lingshan Wuxi CN
Doubletree by Hilton Shanghai / Pudong Shanghai CN
Colombia
Embassy Suites by Hilton Bogota / Rosales Bogota CO
Costa Rica
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiesta Hotel Puntarenas / Costa Rica Puntarenas CR
Hampton Inn & Suites Aeropuerto /San Jose / Costa Rica Alajuela CR
Algeria
Hilton Alger Alger DZ
Ecuador
Hampton Inn Guayaquil / Downtown Guayaquil EC
Hilton Colon Quito Quito EC
Egypt
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort 6th of October City EG
Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residence Cairo EG
Hilton Dahab Resort Dahab EG
Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort Hurghada EG
Hilton Luxor Luxor EG
Spain
Hilton Buenavista Toledo Toledo ES
Ethiopia
Hilton Addis Ababa Addis Ababa ET
United Kingdom
Hilton Belfast Belfast GB
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Colnbrook GB
Hilton London Canary Wharf London GB
Hilton London Green Park London GB
Hilton London Islington London GB
Hilton London Docklands London GB
Hilton London Tower Bridge London GB
The Bentley London London GB
Courthouse DoubleTree by Hilton London / Regent Street London GB
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester Chester GB
Italy
DoubleTree by Hilton Milan Milan IT
Jordan
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba Aqaba JO
Lebanon
Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Beirut LB
Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Beirut LB
Mauritius
Hilton Mauritius Resort Flic-en-Flac MU
Mexico
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro Colinas del Cimatario QUE MX
Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area Mexico City MX
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mexico City / Reforma Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico DIF MX
Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto El Salto JAL MX
Hilton Guadalajara Guadalajara JAL MX
Hilton Villahermosa Airport Villahermosa TAB MX
Hampton Inn & Suites Casa San Agustin/ Centro Historico Mexico City DIF MX
Hampton Inn Ciudad Victoria Ciudad Victoria TAM MX
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampico / Tamaulipas Tampico TAM MX
Namibia
Hilton Windhoek Windhoek NA
Netherlands
Hilton Amsterdam Amsterdam NL
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol NL
Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Leiden Netherlands Oegstgeest NL
Hilton Rotterdam Rotterdam NL
Hilton The Hague The Hague NL
Nicaragua
Hilton Princess Managua Managua NI
Puerto Rico
Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar / Beach & Golf Resort Dorado PR
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort Ponce PR
Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton San Juan PR
Caribe Hilton San Juan PR
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza San Juan PR
DoubleTree by Hilton San Juan San Juan PR
Embassy Suites San Juan Hotel and Casino / International Airport Isla Verde, Carolina – Sa PR
El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa Fajardo PR
Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan San Juan PR
Singapore
Conrad Centennial Singapore Singapore SG
Saudi Arabia
Hilton Jeddah Jeddah SA
Qasr Al Sharq Hilton Jeddah SA
Thailand
Conrad Bangkok Bangkok TH
Hilton Pattaya Pattaya Chonburi TH
Turkey
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul / Moda Kadikoy, Istanbul TR
Venezuela
Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia / Downtown El Vinedo, Valencia VE
South Africa
Hilton Cape Town City Centre Cape Town ZA
Hilton Durban Durban ZA
Hilton Sandton Sandton ZA
Alabama
Embassy Suites Hotel Birmingham Hoover Birmingham AL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Huntsville Huntsville AL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham / Downtown / Tutwiler Birmingham AL US
Hampton Inn Birmingham / Leeds Leeds AL US
Hampton Inn Birmingham 1-65 / Lakeshore Birmingham AL US
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Jacksonville AL US
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn / Opelika Auburn AL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Phenix City Phenix City AL US
Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville / Space Center Huntsville AL US
Hilton Garden Inn Montgomery / East Montgomery AL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Montgomery Montgomery AL US
Hampton Inn Troy Troy AL US
Arkansas
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Springdale Springdale AR US
Hampton Inn Bryant Bryant AR US
Hampton Inn North Little Rock / McCain Mall Area North Little Rock AR US
Hampton Inn Van Buren Van Buren AR US
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Springdale Springdale AR US
DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock Little Rock AR US
Arizona
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix / North Phoenix AZ US
Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix / Scottsdale Phoenix AZ US
Embassy Suites Tucson / Paloma Village Tucson AZ US
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Goodyear Goodyear AZ US
Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson East / Williams Center Tucson AZ US
Hampton Inn Phoenix / Scottsdale @ Shea Blvd Scottsdale AZ US
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale / North / Perimeter Center Scottsdale AZ US
Hilton Phoenix Airport Phoenix AZ US
Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa Mesa AZ US
Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa Sedona AZ US
Hilton Suites Phoenix Phoenix AZ US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix / Biltmore Phoenix AZ US
Hampton Inn Sierra Vista Sierra Vista AZ US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Avondale Avondale AZ US
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix West / Avondale Avondale AZ US
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix Phoenix AZ US
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale / North / Perimeter Center Scottsdale AZ US
DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson / Reid Park Tucson AZ US
Doubletree Hotel Tucson Airport Tucson AZ US
California
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Napa Valley / American Canyon American Canyon CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles / Westside Culver City CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Monrovia / Pasadena Area Monrovia CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego / Del Mar San Diego CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego / Golf Resort Hotel San Diego CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma / Wine Country Rohnert Park CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel La Quinta Resort / Spa and Conference Center La Quinta CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Ontario Airport Ontario CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Santa Ana / Orange County Airport / North Santa Ana CA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Goleta Goleta CA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Redding Redding CA US
Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo CA US
Hampton Inn San Diego / Del Mar San Diego CA US
Hampton Inn Visalia Visalia CA US
Hilton Los Angeles Universal City & Towers Universal City CA US
Hilton Newark / Fremont Newark CA US
Hilton Sacramento / Arden West Sacramento CA US
Hilton San Bernardino San Bernardino CA US
Hilton San Jose San Jose CA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Desert Palm Desert CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina Berkeley CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Irvine / Orange County Airport Irvine CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Brea / North Orange County Brea CA US
Hilton Los Angeles / Checkers Los Angeles CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Los Angeles / Arcadia / Pasadena Area Arcadia CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Lompoc / Central Coast Lompoc CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Napa Valley Napa CA US
Hilton Garden Inn Oakland / San Leandro San Leandro CA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Palmdale Palmdale CA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lancaster Lancaster CA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Lancaster Lancaster CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown San Diego CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego / La Jolla San Diego CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel San Rafael / Marin County / Conference Center San Rafael CA US
Embassy Suites Hotel San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo CA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana / Orange County Airport Santa Ana CA US
Colorado
Hampton Inn & Suites Colorado Springs / Interquest Park Colorado Springs CO US
Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO US
Valdoro Mountain Lodge Breckenridge CO US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO US
The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO US
Embassy Suites Hotel Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO US
Embassy Suites Hotel Denver / Southeast / Hampden Avenue Denver CO US
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver / Westminster Westminster CO US
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver / Tech Center Denver CO US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Valdoro Mountain Lodge Breckenridge CO US
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Denver CO US
Connecticut
Hampton Inn Rocky Hill Rocky Hill CT US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford Stratford CT US
District of Columbia
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington / Convention Center Washington DC US
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington DC Washington DC US
Hampton Inn Washington / Downtown / Convention Center, DC Washington DC US
Florida
Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach / Resort & Spa Deerfield Beach FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Fort Lauderdale / 17th Street Fort Lauderdale FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Jacksonville / Baymeadows Jacksonville FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Miami Airport Miami FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa / University South Florida / Near Busch Gardens Tampa FL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport. Hollywood FL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando / South Lake Buena Vista Kissimmee FL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Coast Palm Coast FL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota Airport Sarasota FL US
Hampton Inn Bonita Springs / Naples / North Bonita Springs FL US
Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale / Downtown Fort Lauderdale FL US
Hampton Inn Niceville / Eglin Air Force Base Niceville FL US
Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport Orlando FL US
Hampton Inn Tampa / Brandon Tampa FL US
Hilton Garden Inn Boca Raton Boca Raton FL US
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport Fort Myers FL US
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown / Southbank Jacksonville FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach Miami Beach FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive Orlando FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Seaworld Orlando FL US
Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Orlando FL US
Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place / Airport Melbourne FL US
Hilton Palm Beach Airport West Palm Beach FL US
Hilton Suites Boca Raton Boca Raton FL US
Hilton Tampa Airport / Westshore Tampa FL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville / Downtown / Southbank Jacksonville FL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens FL US
Homewood Suites Fort Meyers Airport Fort Myers FL US
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village Daytona Beach FL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Cruise Port Dania Beach FL US
Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach / Aventura Hallandale Beach FL US
DoubleTree Hotel Sunrise / Sawgrass Mills Sunrise FL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Fort Myers FL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Jacksonville / Airport Jacksonville FL US
Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Airport Orlando FL US
Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Orlando FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando / North Altamonte Springs FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach Miami Beach FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive / Orlando Orlando FL US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club @ Seaworld International / Orlando Orlando FL US
Embassy Suites Hotel West Palm Beach Airport West Palm Beach FL US
Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort Singer Island FL US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Sarasota Sarasota FL US
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport / Westshore Tampa FL US
Georgia
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / at Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Buckhead Atlanta GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Kennesaw Town Center Kennesaw GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Perimeter Center Atlanta GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Brunswick Brunswick GA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Camp Creek Marketplace East Point GA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Galleria Atlanta GA US
Hampton Inn Savannah / I-95 North Port Wentworth GA US
Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Conference Center Marietta GA US
Hilton Atlanta / Northeast Norcross GA US
Hilton Atlanta / Perimeter Atlanta GA US
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / North Point Alpharetta GA US
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / Northeast / Gwinnett / Sugarloaf Duluth GA US
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / Perimeter Center Atlanta GA US
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown Atlanta GA US
Hampton Inn Atlanta / Perimeter Center Atlanta GA US
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta / Windward Alpharetta GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Alpharetta Alpharetta GA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta / Galleria / Cumberland Atlanta GA US
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Atlanta / Galleria Atlanta GA US
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Galleria Atlanta GA US
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta / Duluth / Gwinnett County Duluth GA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta / Gwinnett / Sugarloaf Lawrenceville GA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta / Peachtree Corners / Norcross Norcross GA US
Hilton Savannah DeSoto Savannah GA US
Hampton Inn Savannah / Historic District Savannah GA US
Hawaii
Embassy Suites Hotel / Waikiki Beach Walk Honolulu HI US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu HI US
Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Waikoloa HI US
Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacation Club Honolulu HI US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa HI US
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa Honolulu HI US
DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Honolulu HI US
Hilton Waikiki Beach Honolulu HI US
Grand Wailea Resort on the Island of Maui Wailea HI US
Hilton Waikoloa Village Waikoloa HI US
Ho’olei at Grand Wailea Wailea HI US
Iowa
Hampton Inn Ames Ames IA US
Hampton Inn Council Bluffs at Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs IA US
Idaho
Hampton Inn Boise Boise ID US
Illinois
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago / Schaumburg / Woodfield Schaumburg IL US
Embassy Suites Hotel O’Hare / Rosemont Rosemont IL US
Hampton Inn Litchfield Litchfield IL US
Hilton Chicago / Northbrook Northbrook IL US
Hilton Lisle / Naperville Lisle IL US
Hilton Oak Lawn Oak Lawn IL US
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago / Aurora Aurora IL US
Hilton Chicago Chicago IL US
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Oak Brook IL US
Waldorf Astoria Chicago Chicago IL US
DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville / St. Louis Collinsville IL US
Indiana
Hampton Inn & Suites Brownsburg Brownsburg IN US
Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Richmond IN US
Hampton Inn Louisville / Clarksville Clarksville IN US
Hilton Fort Wayne Convention Center Fort Wayne IN US
Hilton Garden Inn South Bend South Bend IN US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Fort Wayne IN US
Indianapolis North Hotel Indianapolis IN US
Hampton Inn Elkhart Elkhart IN US
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis / Northeast / Fishers Fishers IN US
Embassy Suites Hotel Indianapolis / North Indianapolis IN US
Embassy Suites Hotel Indianapolis / Downtown Indianapolis IN US
Kansas
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City / Overland Park Overland Park KS US
Doubletree by Hilton Wichita Airport Wichita KS US
Hampton Inn Lawrence Lawrence KS US
Kentucky
Hampton Inn Louisville / I-65 Brooks KY US
Hilton Suites Lexington Green Lexington KY US
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville / Northeast Louisville KY US
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville Louisville KY US
Louisiana
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans Airport Kenner LA US
Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport Baton Rouge LA US
Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe West Monroe LA US
Hilton Lafayette and Towers Lafayette LA US
Hilton Shreveport Shreveport LA US
Hilton New Orleans Airport Kenner LA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Slidell Slidell LA US
Hampton Inn Natchitoches Natchitoches LA US
Hampton Inn Shreveport Shreveport LA US
Massachusetts
Doubletree Hotel Cape Cod – Hyannis Hyannis MA US
Embassy Suites Boston / Waltham Waltham MA US
Hampton Inn New Bedford / Fairhaven Fairhaven MA US
Hilton Boston / Back Bay Boston MA US
Hilton Dedham Place Dedham MA US
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston / Bedford Glen Bedford MA US
Hampton Inn Boston / Cambridge Cambridge MA US
Maryland
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia Columbia MD US
Hampton Inn Bowie Bowie MD US
Hampton Inn College Park College Park MD US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Bel Air Bel Air MD US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore / Washington International Airport Linthicum MD US
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Linthicum Heights MD US
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore / White Marsh Baltimore MD US
Doubletree Washington DC / Silver Spring Silver Spring MD US
Hilton Garden Inn Frederick Frederick MD US
Maine
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn / Riverwatch Auburn ME US
Doubletree Hotel Portland Portland ME US
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport Portland ME US
Michigan
Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Grand Rapids MI US
Hampton Inn Muskegon Muskegon MI US
DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit / Dearborn Detroit MI US
Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit / Livonia / Metro West Livonia MI US
DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit / Novi Novi MI US
Minnesota
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington / Minneapolis South Minneapolis MN US
Hampton Inn & Suites Rogers Rogers MN US
Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eden Prairie / Southwest Eden Prairie MN US
Hampton Inn Rochester Rochester MN US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis / New Brighton New Brighton MN US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Minneapolis / St. Louis Park Saint Louis Park MN US
Hampton Inn Duluth Duluth MN US
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Minneapolis MN US
Hilton Minneapolis Minneapolis MN US
The Marquette Hotel Minneapolis Minneapolis MN US
Missouri
Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City International Airport Kansas City MO US
Embassy Suites Hotel St. Louis / Downtown Saint Louis MO US
Hilton Kansas City / President Kansas City MO US
Hilton Kansas City Airport Kansas City MO US
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Saint Louis MO US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Airport Kansas City MO US
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis / Riverport Maryland Heights MO US
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Saint Louis MO US
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis / Chesterfield Chesterfield MO US
Hampton Inn St. Louis / I-270 Northwest / Airport Area Florissant MO US
Hilton St. Louis Airport Saint Louis MO US
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis / NorthPark Saint Louis MO US
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis / O’Fallon O’Fallon MO US
DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis / Chesterfield Hotel & Conference Center Chesterfield MO US
DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis / Westport Saint Louis MO US
Mississippi
Hampton Inn Jackson / North Jackson MS US
Hilton Garden Inn Hattiesburg Hattiesburg MS US
Hilton Jackson and Conference Center Jackson MS US
Hilton Garden Inn Jackson / Pearl Pearl MS US
Hampton Inn Memphis / Southhaven Southaven MS US
Hampton Inn Tupelo Tupelo MS US
Montana
Hampton Inn / Butte Butte MT US
Nebraska
Embassy Suites Hotel Omaha / Downtown / Old Market Omaha NE US
Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center La Vista NE US
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / Downtown Omaha NE US
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / La Vista La Vista NE US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha / Downtown Omaha NE US
New Hampshire
Hampton Inn Concord / Bow Bow NH US
New Jersey
Embassy Suites Hotel Piscataway / Somerset Piscataway NJ US
Hilton Hasbrouck Heights Hasbrouck Heights NJ US
Hilton Parsippany Parsippany NJ US
Hilton Woodcliff Lake Woodcliff Lake NJ US
New Mexico
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque / Journal Center Albuquerque NM US
New York
The Hilton Club New York New York NY US
West 57th Street by Hilton Club New York NY US
Nevada
Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center Paradise Road / Las Vegas Las Vegas NV US
Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester / Victor Victor NY US
Hilton Garden Inn Reno Reno NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo Las Vegas NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Las Vegas Las Vegas NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas NV US
Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas NV US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Reno Reno NV US
Hotel Albany Albany NY US
North Carolina
DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville / Biltmore Asheville NC US
Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte Charlotte NC US
Embassy Suites Hotel Charlotte / Concord / Golf Resort & Spa Concord NC US
Embassy Suites Hotel Fayetteville / Fort Bragg Fayetteville NC US
Embassy Suites Hotel Raleigh / Crabtree Raleigh NC US
Embassy Suites Raleigh / Durham Airport/Brier Creek Raleigh NC US
Hampton Inn Dunn Dunn NC US
Hampton Inn Raleigh / Capital Boulevard North Raleigh NC US
Hampton Inn Roanoke Rapids Roanoke Rapids NC US
Hampton Inn Sanford Sanford NC US
Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park Asheville NC US
Hilton Charlotte / Executive Park Charlotte NC US
Hilton Charlotte / University Place Charlotte NC US
Hilton Charlotte Center City Charlotte NC US
Hilton Durham Near Duke University Durham NC US
Hilton North Raleigh Raleigh NC US
Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville Fayetteville NC US
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham / Research Triangle Park Durham NC US
Hampton Inn Asheville / I-26 / Biltmore Square Asheville NC US
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte Charlotte NC US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh / Durham Airport / Research Triangle Park Durham NC US
Nebraska
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha / Downtown / Old Market / Northeast Omaha NE US
New Jersey
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport Newark NJ US
New Mexico
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque Albuquerque NM US
Nevada
Hilton Grand Vacations Central Strip Las Vegas NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo Las Vegas Las Vegas NV US
Hampton Inn & Suites Henderson Henderson NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas NV US
Hampton Inn & Suites Henderson / Saint Rose Henderson NV US
Hilton Grand Vacations Club Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas NV US
New York
Hampton Inn Binghamton / Johnson City Johnson City NY US
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton New York City / Times Square New York NY US
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan / New York City New York NY US
Hilton New York / Fashion District New York NY US
Hilton Club New York New York NY US
Millenium Hilton New York NY US
Hampton Inn New York City / Times Square New York NY US
Hilton Garden Inn Times Square / New York City New York NY US
Doubletree Hotel New York Times Square South New York NY US
Hilton Garden Inn New York / 35th Street New York NY US
Hilton Times Square New York NY US
West 57th Street by Hilton Club New York NY US
Ohio
DoubleTree by Hilton / The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland OH US
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati / Uptown / University Area Cincinnati OH US
Hampton Inn & Suites Dayton / Vandalia Dayton OH US
Hampton Inn Cincinnati / Eastgate Cincinnati OH US
Hampton Inn Columbus / I-70 East / Hamilton Road Columbus OH US
Hampton Inn Columbus International Airport Columbus OH US
Hampton Inn Marietta / I-77 @ SR7 Marietta OH US
Hilton Columbus North / Polaris Columbus OH US
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport Columbus OH US
Hilton Garden Inn Dayton / Beavercreek Dayton OH US
Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati / Northeast / Blue Ash Blue Ash OH US
Hampton Inn & Suites Dayton / Airport Englewood OH US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dayton / South Miamisburg OH US
Doubletree Guest Suites Dayton / Miamisburg Miamisburg OH US
Oregon
Homewood Suites by Hilton Medford Medford OR US
Pennsylvania
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West Plymouth Meeting PA US
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City / Convention Center Philadelphia PA US
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia / Ft. Washington Fort Washington PA US
Hilton Harrisburg Harrisburg PA US
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center Scranton PA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale Lansdale PA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA US
Rhode Island
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence / Warwick / Airport Warwick RI US
South Carolina
Embassy Suites Hotel Charleston / Convention Center North Charleston SC US
Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville / Duncan Duncan SC US
Hampton Inn & Suites Spartanburg / I-26 / Westgate Mall Spartanburg SC US
Hampton Inn Greenville / Haywood Greenville SC US
Hampton Inn North Charleston / I-26 / Exit 209 North Charleston SC US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia Columbia SC US
Tennessee
DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown Nashville TN US
Hampton Inn & Suites Mt. Juliet Mount Juliet TN US
Hampton Inn Knoxville / West at Cedar Bluff Knoxville TN US
Hampton Inn Nashville / Bellevue / I-40 Nashville TN US
Hampton Inn Sevierville Sevierville TN US
Hilton Knoxville Knoxville TN US
Hilton Knoxville Airport Alcoa TN US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville / Downtown Nashville TN US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport Nashville TN US
Texas
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown San Antonio TX US
Embassy Suites Dallas / DFW Airport North Outdoor World Grapevine TX US
Embassy Suites Hotel Austin / Downtown / Town Lake Austin TX US
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas / DFW Int’l Airport South Irving TX US
Embassy Suites Hotel McAllen McAllen TX US
Hampton Inn & Suites DFW Airport / West Hurst TX US
Hampton Inn & Suites Texarkana Texarkana TX US
Hampton Inn Dallas / Addison Addison TX US
Hampton Inn Dallas / Las Colinas Irving TX US
Hampton Inn & Suites Denton Denton TX US
Hampton Inn Seabrook Seabrook TX US
Hilton Americas / Houston Houston TX US
Hilton Austin Airport Austin TX US
Hilton Dallas / Southlake Town Square Southlake TX US
Hilton Houston / Nasa / Clear Lake Houston TX US
Hilton Houston Plaza Houston TX US
Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio TX US
Hilton San Antonio Airport San Antonio TX US
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa San Antonio TX US
Hilton Garden Inn Austin North Austin TX US
Utah
Home2 Suites by Hilton West Valley City West Valley City UT US
Virginia
Embassy Suites Hotel Tysons Corner Vienna VA US
Hampton Inn Gloucester Gloucester VA US
Hilton Crystal City at National Airport Arlington VA US
Hilton Springfield Springfield VA US
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Herndon VA US
Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach / Town Center Virginia Beach VA US
Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria Alexandria VA US
Vermont
Hilton Burlington Burlington VT US
Washington
Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma South Tacoma WA US
Wisconsin
Hampton Inn & Suites West Bend West Bend WI US
Hampton Inn & Suites Grafton Grafton WI US
Hampton Inn Milwaukee / Northwest Milwaukee WI US

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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.

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Delta has a bad habit of making program changes without giving any announcements to SkyMiles members. Earlier this month, Delta tweaked their award chart and the changes were never published. Airlines usually tend to inform about the changes to their award charts few months before to let program members time to issue awards at old levels.

Now, Delta has quietly withdrawn the ability to use miles and upgrade instruments for upgrades on KLM on M-fares. You can still use them on Y and B fares. You were previously able to upgrade using miles or upgrade instruments from all of these three. There has been a change to Air France upgrades as well. You can still upgrade from YBM fares to premium economy, but the ability to upgrade from premium economy to actual business class has been discontinued.

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Delta’s website still happily lists the fare classes that are no longer eligible for upgrades as of today (September 27).

Conclusion                                    

Delta should really step up to the plate and have a proper communication about the changes to their SkyMiles program. Their website still lists wrong and outdated information about the fare classes that one can upgrade using Delta miles and upgrade certificates on KLM and Air France flights. There are simply no excuses for this.

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This past spring, I wrote about the coming changes to the SkyMiles program called Evolution of SkyMiles. The project has been delayed but will eventually be implemented. In the meantime, Delta has changed some award travel mileage requirements unannounced in September 1st.

FlyerTalk member GYEWorldTraveler noticed that some of the mileage requirements had changed. Then another member LedgeT posted the following list of the changes that had been made:

Between US & Europe, Y
Mid (Prev) = 45,000
Mid (New) = 47,500
Peak (Prev) = 62,500
Peak (New) = 65,000

Between US & Caribbean, Y
Mid (Prev) = 25,000
Mid (New) = 27,500
Peak (Prev) = 35,000
Peak (New) = 37,500

Between US & Mexico, Y
Mid (Prev) = 25,000
Mid (New) = 27,500
Peak (Prev) = 35,000
Peak (New) = 37,500

Between US & Southern S. America, Y
Mid (Prev) = 45,000
Mid (New) = 47,500
Peak (Prev) = 62,500
Peak (New) = 65,000

Between US & SE Asia, J
Peak (Prev) = 185,000
Peak (New) = 175,000

Delta hadn’t changed the LOW requirements but all these changes were done to either MID or Peak level awards.

Conclusion

Delta should be absolutely ashamed of devaluing the program and not giving any kind of heads up for their SkyMiles members about the coming changes. Airlines typically inform about the changes to their award redemption tables couple of months before so that people are able to use their miles at the old levels if they so wish.

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Apparently, Delta would love to see me transferring some SkyMiles out from my account and paying a fee of half a cent for doing so. They just emailed me the following offer that is valid until August 31st, 2012. You can try to see if the offer link works for you.

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Delta is charging half of the usual one cent and also waiving the $35 processing fee. The email states that the offer is targeted, but I am not sure if that is really the case.

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Conclusion

I would ONLY participate to this offer is the recipient is few thousand miles short of an award. You can always issue an award ticket from your SkyMiles account to another person if needed making transferring large amount of miles between accounts unnecessarily.

Spending money to move miles around makes very little sense to anybody else than Delta’s bottom line.

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Hilton HHonors has an exciting offer for AmericanDelta, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America frequent fliers. You will get an instant Gold status through March 14t, 2014 and bonus miles and/or bonus Hilton HHonors bonus points depending of the airline offer in question. This offer appears to be targeted to the recipients of this offer by email.

Sign up for our daily blog updates by email and follow us on TwitterFacebook to be first to know about exciting Hilton HHonors bonus points opportunities and program information.

Note that all the other offers are for FOUR STAYS during the promotional period but the United’s offer is for FIVE NIGHTS. There are various ending dates until which you have time to do the stays. Read the airline specific terms and conditions.

Friend of mine alerted me about this offer that was first posted on FlyerTalk.

Other Fast Track Offers for Hilton HHonors Gold Status

Hilton has an offer in the Asia Pacific region for instant Gold status for Visa Infinite card holders. There is a way around to get this offer even if you don’t have a Visa Infinite card. Hilton also offers fast track to Gold status only after four stays or nine nights over 90 day period via their MVP program.

Remember that you can double dip with Virgin Atlantic and transfer the miles back to Hilton HHonors. I wrote about this strategy recently.

American Airlines AAdvantage

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– 500 AAdvantage miles after your first stay by November 28, 2012¹.
– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more².
– 50,000 HHonors Bonus Points after your fourth stay by November 28, 2012³.

This is a good offer. I like the 50K bonus Hilton HHonors points after fourth stay.

Delta Air Lines SkyMiles

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– 500 miles from Delta after your first stay by November 29, 2012¹.
– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more².
– 50,000 HHonors Bonus Points after your fourth stay by November 19, 2012³.

Same offer as American’s. You will receive 50K bonus Hilton HHonors points after your fourth stay.

JetBlue TrueBlue

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– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more¹.
– 500 TrueBlue points after your first stay by November 22, 2012².
– 50,000 HHonors Bonus Points after your fourth stay between August 2 and November 22, 2012³.

Still the same offer. 50K Hilton HHonors bonus points is a nice amount.

United Airlines Mileage Plus

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– 6,000 MileagePlus bonus award miles after five nights stayed by November 25, 2012¹
– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more².

This offer gives you flat 6000 bonus Mileage Plus miles after five nights.

US Airways Dividend Miles

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– 500 miles from US Airways after your first stay by December 2, 2012¹.
– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more².
– 25,000 HHonors Bonus Points after your fourth stay by December 2, 2012³.

The bonus point offer is only 25K Hilton HHonors points compared to 50K on American, Delta and JetBlue offers.

Virgin America Elevate

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– 1,600 Elevate points after your fourth stay by December 12, 2012¹
– Instant HHonors Gold status through March 2014 and you can enjoy complimentary room upgrades, high-speed Internet access, breakfast and more²

Like on the United’s offer you won get any bonus Hilton HHonors points here. The bonus offer is 1600 Elevate points after fourth stay.

Conclusion

If you received the offer email for complimentary Hilton HHonors Gold status basically just for singing up, it makes perfect sense to take advantage of this it even if you don’t have any planned Hilton stays. The status will be valid until March, 2014.

Hilton HHonors Gold status is good for a complimentary breakfast and/or lounge access, some extra points, complimentary internet access, room upgrades, and you will be eligible for VIP only awards.

Hilton HHonors Gold is probably the best mid-tier hotel chain status.

You can combine this offer with other current Hilton promotions.

Terms and conditions of the American Airlines offer:

¹To earn 500 AAdvantage miles, you must complete one stay between August 8 and November 28, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for AAdvantage miles to appear in your AAdvantage account. AAdvantage miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage program. Go to www.aa.com/aadvantage for complete details. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months notice. Any such changes may affect your ability to use the awards or mileage credits that you have accumulated. Unless specified, AAdvantage miles earned through this promotion/offer do not count toward elite-status qualification or Million MilerSM status. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies.

²If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by November 28, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

³To receive 50,000 Bonus Points, all qualifying stays must be completed between August 8 and November 28, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stays for points to appear in your HHonors account. Hilton HHonors points required for a free night range between 7,500 HHonors points for a Category 1 hotel and up to 80,000 points for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. 50,000 HHonors points are enough for two free reward nights at a Category 1-3 hotel. Free nights (for standard room, double occupancy) are defined in the HHonors program Terms and Conditions. For information on reward stays, visit HHonors.com/Rewards. AmericanAirlines, AAdvantage and Million Miler are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

Terms and conditions of the Delta Air Lines offer:

¹To receive 500 miles, you must complete one stay between July 29 and November 19, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to appear in your SkyMiles account. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skymiles. Partner offers subject to the terms and conditions of each individual offer. Offers void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Offers subject to change without notice.

²If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by November 19, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

³To receive 50,000 Bonus Points, all qualifying stays must be completed between July 29 and November 19, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stays for points to appear in your HHonors account. Hilton HHonors points required for a free night range between 7,500 HHonors points for a Category 1 hotel and up to 80,000 points for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. 50,000 HHonors points are enough for two free reward nights at a Category 1-3 hotel. Free nights (for standard room, double occupancy) are defined in the HHonors program Terms and Conditions. For information on reward stays, visit HHonors.com/Rewards.

Terms and conditions of the JetBlue offer:

¹If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by November 22, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

²To receive 500 TrueBlue points, you must complete one stay by November 22, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for TrueBlue points to appear in your TrueBlue account. Offer available to TrueBlue members in good standing. The name and True Blue number provided must exactly match those listed in the TrueBlue account. Offer has no cash value, is not not redeemable for cash, is not valid for group stays, is nontransferrable, and cannot be combined with other offers. TrueBlue points may not be granted retroactuveky and will not be granted for any stays outside of the eligble offer dates. Offer may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice or liability. TrueBlue program Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit trueblue.jetblue.com for complete details.

³To receive 50,000 HHonors Bonus Points, all qualifying stays must be completed between August 2 and November 22, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stays for points to appear in your HHonors account. Hilton HHonors points required for a free night range between 7,500 HHonors points for a Category 1 hotel and up to 80,000 points for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. 50,000 HHonors points are enough for two free reward nights at a Category 1-3 hotel. Free nights (for standard room, double occupancy) are defined in the HHonors program Terms and Conditions. For information on reward stays, visit HHonors.com/Rewards.

Terms and conditions of the United Airlines offer:

¹To earn United Mileage Plus miles for your stays, simply stay at a Hilton Worldwide hotel, pay an eligible rate, and present your United Mileage Plus account number at time of reservation and at check-in. To receive 6,000 bonus award miles, all qualifying stays must be completed between August 5 and November 25, 2012. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the UMP program. United, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for bonus award miles to be posted to your UMP account. The UMP program, including accruals, awards and bonus, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the UMP program, visit www.united.com.

²If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by November 25, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions of the US Airways offer:

¹To receive 500 Dividend Miles, you must complete one stay between August 12 and December 2, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for Dividend Miles to appear in your Dividend account. US Airways is not responsible for products or services offered by Hilton. Airline miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of the Dividend Miles Program. Go to usairways.com/dividendmiles for complete details.

²If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by December 2, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

³To receive 25,000 Bonus Points, all qualifying stays must be completed between August 12 and December 2, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stays for points to appear in your HHonors account. Hilton HHonors points required for a free night range between 7,500 HHonors points for a Category 1 hotel and up to 80,000 points for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. 25,000 HHonors points are enough for one free reward night at a Category 1-3 hotel. Free nights (for standard room, double occupancy) are defined in the HHonors program Terms and Conditions. For information on reward stays, visit HHonors.com/Rewards.

Terms and conditions of the Virgin America offer:

¹To receive 1,600 Elevate Points, you must complete four stays between August 22 and December 12, 2012. Please allow 6-8 weeks for Elevate Points to appear in your Virgin America account. Virgin America is not responsible for products or services offered by Hilton. Points accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of the Elevate Points Program. Go to virginamerica.com/frequent-flyer/elevate-member-guide.html for complete details.

²If you’re already an HHonors member, please contact Hilton Reservations and Customer Care so your account can be updated to qualify for this offer. Offer is valid for the recipient of this email only and is non-transferable. You must update your account by December 12, 2012 to obtain Gold status, which will be valid through March 2014. Thereafter, standard requirements must be met to maintain Gold status. Gold status member may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability.

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Le Club Accorhotels had a promotion this past spring with both US Airways and Delta for 1000 bonus mile for one stay. Now, Accorhotels has a new promotion with Delta for 500 SkyMiles for new or existing Le Club Accorhotels members that choose Delta as their preferred partner on Le Club Accorhotels account preference by August 31t, 2012.

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To take advantage of this great offer, follow these easy steps before August 31st:

1. Sign up to become a Le Club Accorhotels member by clicking the link below
2. In your Le Club Accorhotels membership profile, select “SkyMiles” as your preferred loyalty program
3. Enter your SkyMiles membership number
4. Get your Delta Miles deposited into your account every time you stay at an Accor hotel – Earn 1 mile for every Euro spent

If you already are a member of Le Club Accorhotels, login to your account and follow steps 2 and 3 to earn your bonus miles.

It would appear, based on the wording used, that you only need to have Delta as your preferred partner to earn the 500 mile bonus. There doesn’t appear to be a requirement to have an actual point earning stay that would be converted to airline miles, in order to earn this bonus.

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I just changed my earning preference from Le Club Accorhotels points to Delta SkyMiles. The Accor’s website is very confusing.

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Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply to the “Earn 500 Bonus miles with Delta Air Lines” offer.
2.  Between June 1 and August 31, 2012 new and current Le Club Accorhotels members can earn 500 Bonus SkyMiles by choosing SkyMiles as their preferred loyalty program in their Le Cub Accorhotels profile.
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 SkyMiles 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. 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

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Hilton and Delta have teamed up offering triple Delta SkyMiles for stays at selected Hilton family of hotels from July 1st to September 20th, 2012. You need to register for this offer in advance and have Delta as your Double Dip airline partner. This offer is combinable with the current Triple Your Trip-promotion for double points for weekday nights and triple for weekend ones.

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The number of participating properties is around 316 of more than 3700 Hilton family of hotels worldwide. If you are planning to take advantage of this promotion, you should read the list of participating hotels very carefully.

The number of Delta Air Lines SkyMiles that you earn from your Hilton stays is dependent of the brand in question. The table below is the fixed mile option. You can also choose variable miles that is one mile per eligible USD spent before promotion is factored in.

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You may want to consider crediting to Virgin Atlantic, if your earning preference is to maximize  Hilton HHonors points. You can read more about this strategy here.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) select Delta Air Lines as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles™ Partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) complete a stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from July 2, 2012 through September 30, 2012, and (3) register online at www.HHonors.com/DeltaTriple prior to check-out. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays.

Triple Delta Air Lines Miles (Both Fixed and Variable Miles members): Earn triple miles with the Delta SkyMiles® program per qualifying stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. There is no cap on the miles that may be earned during the promotion period. Miles are not eligible to earn Medallion Qualification Miles. Allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for miles to be credited to your account. This offer may be combined with other offers and/or promotions. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the Delta SkyMiles full Terms & Conditions please visit delta.com/skymiles. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of Points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here is the list of participating properties:

Hotel Content HOTELNAME CITY
Arab Emirates
Hilton Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Hilton Baynunah Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
Hilton Dubai Creek Dubai
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Dubai
Hilton Fujairah Fujairah
Hilton Jumeirah Beach Residences / Dubai / UAE Dubai
Canada
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary / Northwest Calgary
Hilton Lac Leamy / Ottawa Valley Gatineau-Ottawa
Hilton Suites Toronto / Markham Conference Centre and Spa Markham
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / Vaughan Vaughan
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Winnipeg
Chile
Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport Santiago
Cameroon
Hilton Yaounde Yaounde
China
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Wuxi / Lingshan Wuxi
Colombia
Embassy Suites by Hilton Bogota / Rosales Bogota
Costa Rica
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiesta Hotel Puntarenas / Costa Rica Puntarenas
Algeria
Hilton Alger Alger
Ecuador
Hampton Inn Guayaquil / Downtown Guayaquil
Hilton Colon Quito Quito
Egypt
Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort 6th of October City
Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residence Cairo
Hilton Dahab Resort Dahab
Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort Hurghada
Hilton Luxor Luxor
Spain
Hilton Buenavista Toledo Toledo
Ethiopia
Hilton Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
United Kingdom
Hilton Belfast Belfast
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 Colnbrook
Hilton London Canary Wharf London
Hilton London Green Park London
Hilton London Islington London
Hilton London Docklands London
Hilton London Tower Bridge London
Jordan
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aqaba Aqaba
Lebanon
Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Beirut
Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Beirut
Mauritius
Hilton Mauritius Resort Flic-en-Flac
Mexico
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro Colinas del Cimatario
Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area Mexico City
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mexico City / Reforma Colonia Tabacalera, Mexico
Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto El Salto
Hilton Guadalajara Guadalajara
Hilton Villahermosa Airport Villahermosa
Namibia
Hilton Windhoek Windhoek
Netherlands
Hilton Amsterdam Amsterdam
Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Schiphol
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Delta should do better targeting to whom they are sending these offers. I find it highly unlikely that someone like me, who has close to 800K SkyMiles sitting on their account, would buy more regardless of the bonus offer.

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Anyway, I received the following offer couple of hours ago. Delta is offering a 50% bonus for buying miles for up to 60K purchased miles – 90K after the bonus has kicked in. The price of a mile purchased through this offer is 2.5 cents.

Transaction Terms:

  • Minimum/Maximum mileage purchased per transaction: 2,000 / 60,000
  • Mileage increments: 2,000
  • Rate per mile: $0.035
  • Applicable Taxes. Visit terms and conditions page for details.

Personally, I wouldn’t pay 2.5 cents for a SkyMile, but there could be unusual circumstances where it might make sense. I have never had a problem using my United Mileage Plus or American Airlines AAdvantage miles. I have, however, when trying to use Delta SkyMiles

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According to the terms and conditions this offer is targeted. You can always, however, follow the link to see if the bonus offer shows up for you as well before making the actual purchase.

www.delta.com/skymiles/buy_transfer/buy_lto_exclusive50.jsp

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Terms and Conditions:
Eligibility: This offer is open only to the recipients of original email. Offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offers. Transaction must be completed by July 31, 2012, to receive the 50% mileage bonus. The 50% mileage bonus offer expires at 11:59 pm CST on July 31, 2012. Offer does not apply to miles purchased under the SkyMiles Gift Miles program or miles transferred under the SkyMiles Transfer Miles program. The 50% mileage bonus will post to the account within 24 hours of purchase.

Buy Miles may only be received into SkyMiles accounts that have been established for at least 10 days and have earned at least one mile since enrolling in the SkyMiles program. This program may not be available in all markets or geographic areas.

Taxes and Fees: Miles may be purchased for $0.035 USD per mile (minimum 2,000 miles) plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax. An additional 5% GST and/or other applicable taxes apply to purchases by Canadian residents. Purchased miles are not refundable and are applicable toward all SkyMiles Awards.

Award Travel: Taxes and fees for Award Travel are the responsibility of the passenger and must be paid at the time the ticket is booked. Award Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Purchased and bonus miles do not count toward Medallion® qualification or Million Miler™ status.

Miscellaneous: All Delta SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, please visit Membership Guide & Program Rules. Offers, prices and rules are subject to change without notice. Offers void where prohibited by law. Additional restrictions may apply.

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There is competition brewing over Frontier’s frequent fliers in Wisconsin. Frontier has drastically cut their flying activity from Milwaukee and as a result made an offer for EarlyReturn members to transfer their frequent flier miles to Delta’s SkyMiles program.

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This offer was launched on June 5th and EarlyReturns members that had their account address in Wisconsin on June 4th are eligible for the offer. This offer is valid until August 31st, 2012 and Delta is offering Frontier’s elite members a status challenge as well.

Things quite didn’t go as planned. Southwest launched a counter offer on June 20th, 2012 for Frontier’s frequent fliers. Southwest would match the number of miles that Frontier’s frequent fliers would donate to EarlyReturn charitable program participants. Southwest would also match EarlyReturn status on their program. Members were only required to email a copy of the statement that would show the number of miles donated to Southwest.

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Frontier probably didn’t see this coming, but they were able to suspend the mileage donation program in just couple hours.

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Then on June 26th Southwest extended another offer for EarlyReturn members. Southwest would match their mileage balance for up to 50K miles until August 31st, 2012. The status match campaign is valid until that date as well.

Here are the instructions from Southwest to take advantage of their offer:

To take advantage of this one-time offer, Wisconsin EarlyReturns members should take the following steps:

  • If they haven’t done so already, enroll in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program.
  • Submit a copy of their Frontier EarlyReturns statement that denotes their current account balance along with their name, Rapid Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com.

To take advantage of this status-matching offer, EarlyReturns Ascent and Summit members should take the following steps:

If you have a Frontier frequent flier account, you should absolutely take advantage of the Southwest offer. There is absolutely no downside.

Here are the terms and conditions of the Southwest offer:

Offer only valid for Wisconsin residents who are Frontier EarlyReturns members.  EarlyReturns member must be a Member in the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards program and to participate in the Tier Status match, a member in the AirTran Airways A+ Rewards program.  The date reflected on the Frontier EarlyReturns Account Balance must be between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012.  Name on EarlyReturns account must match the name on the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards account and A+ Rewards account.  EarlyReturns member must submit Rapid Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012, to be eligible for Rapid Rewards Point match.  Any incomplete submission may delay and/or eliminate qualification for promotion.   All submissions will be verified before “match” processing occurs.  For every qualifying EarlyReturns mile in member’s account, Member will receive one matching Rapid Rewards Point up to 50,000 points.  EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members must submit proof of current, valid tier card or statement, name, Rapid Rewards account number, A+ Rewards account number, and phone number to RapidRewards@wnco.com between June 20, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2012, to be eligible for Elite Status match.  EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members who are granted Rapid Rewards A-List status will receive Tier status and benefits with an expiration date of Dec. 31, 2012.  EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members who are granted A+ Rewards Elite Status will receive Elite status and benefits with an expiration date of 365 days from processing.  This promotion is a limited, one-time offer; therefore, EarlyReturns member may only request point and Elite Status match once.  Rapid Rewards and A+ Rewards may terminate the promotion at anytime. Rapid Rewards may revert back to the rules of the June 21, 2012, promotion at any time. “Matching” Rapid Rewards Points will not count towards A-List, A-List Preferred, or Companion Pass qualification.   Please allow four to six weeks from the date of submission for matching Rapid Rewards Points and Tier Status to post to your account.   Rapid Rewards matching promotion may not be reversed once EarlyReturns member has submitted request to RapidRewards@wnco.com.  Promotion may not be combined with any other offer or promotion.  Members who were successful in donating their EarlyReturns mileage in accordance to the original June 21, 2012, Donation Match offer and submitted his or her request between June 20, 2012, and June 25, 2012, will only be eligible for the Donation Match offer and be subject to the Terms and Conditions set by that promotion. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.  All A+ Rewards Rules and Regulations apply.

Frontier, Frontier Express, and EarlyReturns are among trademarks and/or service marks owned by Frontier Airlines, Inc.  Frontier Airlines, Inc. is in no way affiliated with Southwest Airlines or this program and does not endorse this program or any other Southwest Airlines product or service.

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One way to save few bucks on Marriott family of hotel stays is to use gift cards that you buy prior to your stay from Marriott. There is typically an offer during the end of the year for discounts and extra miles for gift cards purchases.

You can use Marriott gift cards to settle your bill at all Marriott family of hotels locations. You cannot use them, however, to guarantee your stay or for authorization purposes. You can pay your stay when you check in and then leave a smaller hold by a credit card, and settle your incidentals again using the gift card when checking out.

Right now there are two ways to save if you need to purchase Marriott Gift Cards

1. TopCashBack is offering 5% cashback for Marriott gift card purchases. You need to sign up for the service and make the purchase using the link from TopCashBack. Then couple of months later you will receive the rebate by PayPal. (For full disclosure purposes I will get a $10 referral credit if you sign up using the embedded link)

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2. You can currently buy Marriott gift cards and earn TWO Delta SkyMiles per dollar for up to $5K in gift card purchases.

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Personally, I would rake 5% cashback over 2 SkyMiles per dollar loaded, but individual circumstances may vary of course. You could have recently purchases Marriott gift cards up to 21% discount during the Daily Getaways. I don’t think that we are going to see a very good offer before the holiday period at the end of the year.

Here are the terms and conditions of the Delta SkyMiles offer:

Delta SkyMiles Promotion Terms & Conditions

Marriott GiftCards, purchased in $250 increments earn 500 bonus SkyMiles, $500 increments earn 1,000 bonus SkyMiles or $1,000 increments earn 2,000 bonus SkyMiles allowing a maximum of 10,000 bonus SkyMiles to be awarded per Delta SkyMiles member during promotional period. Delta SkyMiles will be awarded to the account number specified during purchase. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. This is an online promotion only and not valid on Marriott GiftCards purchased on property, via 3rd parties or 1 800 813 GIFT. Shipping and handling fees apply. Promotion is valid June 3, 2012 through September 2, 2012 only.

The Marriott GiftCard can be used for all purchases and services charged to a Marriott guest room folio. If you are not a registered hotel guest and are planning to use this card at a spa, restaurant, retail store, or other outlet, please confirm in advance that the Marriott GiftCard is accepted. The Marriott Gift Card cannot be used to guarantee a room reservation or pay in advance, but may be used as payment at check-out. Gift Card purchases earning Delta SkyMiles are not eligible for return or refund. Marriott Rewards points will not be earned with the purchase of the GiftCards. While supplies last.

Please allow four to six weeks after date of purchase for points to post to your Delta SkyMiles account. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice. All Delta SkyMiles Program Rules apply. All Marriott Rewards rules and regulations apply.

See full Marriott Rewards Terms and Conditions

See full Marriott GiftCard Terms and Conditions

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The latest member of SkyTeam Saudia should be a SkyMiles partner at the moment, but is entirely missing on Delta.com. The future member of SkyTeam Aerolineas Argentinas, however, is a SkyMiles partner already. The two Indian airlines that are SkyMiles partners; Kingfisher and Jet Airways are both going away as partners on this coming October.

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Saudia joined the SkyTeam on May 29th, 2012. Delta SkyMiles SkyTeam wide status benefits, when it comes to priority check in and lounge access, should now apply for flights taken on Saudia. Also, earning and burning of SkyMiles should be possible, but Delta’s website doesn’t have any mentions of Saudia on its partner page.

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Saudia has a very good coverage in the Middle East and on the Indian Subcontinent. There are quite a few restrictions on transfers and whether you need a visa or not. This makes Saudia more complicated partner for transfer purposes. Always check Timatic first.

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Aerolineas Argentinas

Aerolineas Argentinas became Delta’s partner for earning and redeeming SkyMiles in May. Aerolineas Argentinas is also set to join the SkyTeam alliance later in the year, when all the benefits associated with the SkyTeam status would apply for Aerolineas Argentinas flights.

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There is a list of eligible fare classes for mileage accrual on AR that is divided between Domestic, Regional, and International. Lower fare classes earn very little on domestic and regional flights, but you might have better luck on international flights.

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Aerolineas Argentinas was renationalized back in 2008 and is till bleeding money. According to an Associated Press article the airline received $200 million in subsidies in the first quarter of 2012 alone.

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The airline flies to Miami and Mexico City in the North America, and Madrid, Barcelona, and Rome in Europe. This will help with using SkyMiles for travel to/from South America. The only drawback is that you need to call to make an award reservation if it involves AR.

Kingfisher & Jet Airways

Delta is terminating its partnership with Kingfisher on October 1st and with Jet Airways on October 15th. Normally you can make redemptions until the partnership ends as far in the future as the schedule is open.

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It is really not a surprise that Delta is ending the partnership with the Kingfisher. The airline has been in huge financial turmoil this year and has ceased all the international operations. They had few planes repoed at airports. Not nice. Right now they only operate in domestically in India using less than 20 airplanes.

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It is sad, however, to see that the partnership with Jet Airways is ending. It is one of the better Indian airlines and, although it is going through some financial difficulties, they are nowhere as bad as Kingfisher’s.

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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.