Here’s my pick of the five most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage this month. I really like the IHG, Marriott and Hilton/Virgin Atlantic promotions:
1. IHG Rewards Club Double Points Promotion Combined With All The Other Promotions
I will have a comprehensive “IHG Rewards Club Summer 2013 Promotion Guide” article up here on LoyaltyLobby on Monday. You can earn bundle of points from your InterContinental Hotels Group stays this summer and get rebates in the process as well. You can access the list of current promotions here.
2. Marriott Rewards Summer 2013 “Unexpected Bonus” Promotion for free night certificates
Marriott has a new promotion for free night certificates or bonus points that is valid all the way to September. You can now earn Category 5 free night certificates as well.
3. Hilton’s Promotion For Quadruple Virgin Atlantic Miles In London & Scotland + Combining It With The Daily Grand
It is difficult to suggest participating to Hilton’s promotions after the huge devaluation last month, but combining these two promotions for stays in London & Scotland can earn you lot of points.
The beauty of quadrupling Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points is that the base earning of 1000 miles is higher than with most other airlines and that you can convert them back to Hilton HHonors at the rate of 1000 miles to 2000 points.
For a weekend one night stay, you would earn 8000 Hilton HHonors from the Virgin promo (4000 Virgin miles converted to 8000 Hilton points) + 2000 bonus Hilton points from the Daily Grand promotion. 10K points before Diamond amenity of points based on the actual spend.
4. Club Carlson Promotion For 10,000 Bonus Points For Stays Of Two Nights Or Longer
Club Carlson is offering 10,000 bonus points for stays of two nights or longer at all properties this summer. Club Carlson’s base earnings are the most lucrative in the hotel loyalty industry and now you can earn bonus points as well.
5. SPG’s Double Take promotion for double Starpoints + 500 bonus points per reservation booked used apps
Starwood has a promotion for double Starpoints at participating locations + 500 booking bonus for reservations that are made using SPG’s iPhone or Android apps that is valid at all SPG participating properties.
I am right here in Scotland right now working the Hilton & Virgin Atlantic promo and earning 4000 miles and 3000 to 4000 Hilton HHonors points per stay in the process.
The combinable InterContinental Hotels Group promos are very lucrative as well. They practically can pay for inexpensive stays over the weekend if you do the rebates as well.