Free 500 Le Club Accorhotels Points – Discovery Tour Game 4th Week

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This is the fourth and the last week when you can get 500 Le Club Accorhotels points just for matching ten hotels with correct cities. You can access the game here.

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Accor has a new line up of hotels and a world map for you to match them. I just went through the hotels and matched the locations – very easy 500 points

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You can find above the hotels and correctly matched cities for the last week.

Conclusion

They really should have paid more attention to the map. The location of Rio de Janeiro is off by couple of thousand kilometers and, according to the map, Chiang Mai (Thailand) is somewhere in Myanmar!

November Hotel Promotions Update

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Here our monthly blog post about hotel loyalty promotions. You can now find an updated list just by clicking the “Hotel Promotions” tab. This will be updated throughout the month when promotions expire and new ones are announced.

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You can forward emails about promotions that you receive from hotels and airlines to john@loyaltylobby.com. Most of the promotions are open to all, but sometimes well hidden.

Make sure that you take advantage of cashback rebates that you can get for booking your hotel stays online.

Getting Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings

Accor Hotels – Le Club

Le Club Accorhotels members can earn triple points for weekend stays until December 30, 2012. You need to make the booking by November 25.

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Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for Weekend Stays Worldwide

You can get instant Platinum status with Le Club Accorhotels just by signing up to the program.

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Accor A-Club / Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Status for New Accounts

Le Club Accorhotels has a Facebook game for total of 2000 free points over four week period. You only need to match 10 hotels with correct cities on the map.

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Get 2000 Le Club Accorhotels Points for Matching Properties with Cities

Best Western Rewards

Best Western’s fall promotion for double/triple points is starting on September 23rd and ends on November 18th, 2012. You can read more about this promo by following the link.

Best Western Rewards Fall 2012 Promotion Double or Triple Points

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

Club Carlson has a global “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points” promotion for up to 120K bonus points for 20 nights. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Club Carlson 4th Quarter Bonus Point Promotion “Stay More Nights – Earn More Points”

You can get a free night voucher for every two night stay at the Country Inns & Suites locations in the United States and Canada. This offer is valid from October 1 to November 30, 2012.

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Country Inns & Suites Bonus Offer: Stay for Two Consecutive Nights and Get a Free Night Certificate

You can get triple points + 2000 bonus points by booking a breakfast package. This promotion is valid until December 31st, 2012 at selected Radisson & Radisson Blu locations.

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Book Breakfast Package Rate & Get Triple Gold Points at Select Radisson & Radisson Blu Hotels

You can get triple American Airline miles (1500) for Radisson/Radisson Blu stays worldwide until December 20th, 2012.

Triple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for Radisson/Radisson Blu Stays

Club Carlson is offering award at 50% off at select hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa. This offer is valid until March 31, 2012.

50% Off Award Sale at Select Club Carlson Hotels in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Here are few other interesting posts about the Club Carlson program:

There is an elite offer for 2 for 1 and 4 for 2. You need to be a Gold or Concierge member to take advantage of these discounts that are valid in Europe, Middle East Africa.

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 2 Pay 1

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

You can get a Club Carlson Gold through a status match or being a shareholder:

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Club Carlson Gold Status for Rezidor Shareholders

If you have a friend or family member working for any Carlson hotel, you maybe eligible for the Friends & family discount:

Carlson Hotels Friends & Family Discount

Choice Privileges – Choice Hotels

Choice’s fall 2012 promotion is valid until November 14th, 2012. You will earn at the minimum 8000 points for every two stays.

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Choice Hotels Fall 2012 Promotion for Maximum of 8000 Bonus Points for Every Two Stays

Choice also has a promotion for Southwest Rapid Rewards points. You can earn 1200 Rapid Rewards points per stay. This offer is valid until November 15, 2012.
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1200 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points per Stay at Choice Hotels

Hilton HHonors

Hilton’s next chainwide 4th quarter “1,000 Reasons” promotion kicks of on November 1 and ends on December 31, 2012. You will get 1000 bonus Hilton HHonors points per night for Thursday to Monday nights.

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Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Promotion Registration Now Open

Hilton HHonors “1,000 Reasons” 4th Quarter Bonus Points Promotion for November – December

Hilton offers number of airline related bonus offers in the 4th quarter of 2012. I have summarized them all in one post.

Hilton HHonors: Second Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012. This offer is available at select hotels.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Hilton is offering double points for Air Canada Aeroplan members until the end of December, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus points for Hilton hotel stays worldwide until December 31, 2012.

Triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Miles at Hilton Hotels Worldwide

You can also earn triple Asiana Club miles for Hilton stays until November 30, 2012.

Triple Asiana Miles at Hilton Family of Hotels Worldwide

You can earn up to 3000 bonus Avios (for BA Gold member) for a Hilton stay by December 31, 2013.

Up To 3000 Bonus Avios (British Airways) for a Hilton Family Hotel Stay

Hilton has a special “Be Yourself” package for Conrad resorts. Gold/Diamond members will receive 5000 bonus points per stay.

Conrad Hotels “Be Yourself” Offer of Breakfast/Room Upgrade or 5000 Bonus Points

Hilton is offering instant Gold status until 2014 and bonus points/miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin American frequent fliers. This offer is targeted.

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Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status Until March 2014 for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin America Frequent Fliers + Bonus Points & Miles (Targeted?)

You can get free 500 Hilton HHonors points for liking Hampton Inn on Facebook.

Get 500 Free Hilton HHonors Points by Liking Hampton Inn on Facebook

Here are some other important posts:

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hilton HHonors Gold VIP Fast Track Offer Through MVP Program. Gold Status After Four Stays or Nine Nights During 90 period

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders

It can make sense to use Virgin Atlantic as Double Dip partner and then transfer the miles back to Hilton. You can read more about this here:

Hilton HHonors Double Dip Strategy with Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt’s fall 2012 promotion is valid from September 1st to November 30th, 2012. You will earn 5000 bonus points after 5 nights and 10000 bonus points for every additional five nights for maximum bonus of 65000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Autumn “Imagine the Possibilities” Promotion

Here are couple of other important posts:

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

Sometimes it makes sense to use Hyatt Stay Certificate instead of paying. You can read about more of them here:

Hyatt Stay Certificates – Way to Save Money On Hyatt Stays

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

The beauty of Priority Club is the onslaught of ongoing overlapping promotions that you can triple/quadruple dip.You can read about my average Priority Club point earnings when all the promotions are factored in here. I have also written about different type of Priority Club promotions here and what you can expect to earn for your first stay if you sign up for an account here.

Just a word of warning. Some of these promotions may require an address to be in a specific country/area like United States. I take absolutely no guarantees what will post to your Priority Club account.  They may also conflict with a promotion that you have already signed up for and just return an error message.

There is an interesting “Roles To Rooms’ promotion for total of 15K bonus points for four stays. This promotion appears to be geographically targeted to Asia Pacific region.

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Priority Club “Roles to Rooms” Promotion: 15000 Bonus Points for Four Stays

Here’s an update about the “Roles to Room” promotion:

Priority Club “Roles To Rooms” Promotion Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Here’s second update about this promotion:

Priority Club “Roles to Room” Promotion Second Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Complimentary Intercontinental Ambassador Status After Three InterContinental Nights

You can get complimentary InterContinental Ambassador status that normally costs $200 for staying 3 nights at InterContinental properties by the end of November

Priority Club Candlewood & Staybridge Suites Promotion for 5000 Bonus Points

You can get 5000 bonus Priority Cub points for staying two consecutive nights at Candlewood or Staybridge Suites property in the United States by December 30th, 2012.

Triple Priority Club Points in Spain & Portugal – Need to Book IKTB2 Rate

Triple points for stays at select properties in the Iberian peninsula. Valid until the end of December.

Quarter 4 Stay Bonuses

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These are valid from October 1st to December 31st, 2012. You should sign up for 5K, 10K or 15K variation of this offer depending how many IHG nights you are planning to have on the 4th quarter.

Priority Club has a bonus offer for Meeting Planners that book a qualified meeting by February 28, 2013 for January 1 to March 31, 2013.

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Priority Club “50 Meetings” Meeting Planner Bonus of 50K Bonus Points for San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and New York

Priority Club “Sweetheart Deal” $100 Visa Prepaid Debit Card for Each 3 Night Stay within 90 Day of Wedding

Priority Club is offering a $100 rebate for every stay of 3 nights or longer within 90 days of your wedding, This promotion is valid until the end of 2012.

Priority Club $25 Gift Card Offer for Booking Directly Online

You can get up to five codes that you can redeem for various gift card by booking online or mobile on any of IHG branded websites.

Priority Club Meeting Rewards Offer of Triple Points

You can get triple Priority Club points for meetings by switching your account to Priority Club Meetings Reward member.

Priority Club Surveys for 2000 Points or More

There are number of surveys that you can do in number of different languages for a quick 2000 Priority Club points, if you haven’t done any of them earlier. This is a quick way to get some points. My points posted immediately.

Priority Club Welcome Survey for 1000 Bonus Points

Not sure what is going on with this promotion, but you can try to see if it works for you.

Install (Not Required) Priority Club Shopping Toolbar & Get 300 Points

You can get easy 300 points by installing a Priority Club shopping toolbar.

You can register for the following promotions at priorityclub.com/register. You need to have the email address associated with the Priority Club OR the Priority Club account number available AND the four digit code associated with the promotion.

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102 – 1000 Bonus Points

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 8108 – 1000 Bonus Points

You will receive 1000 bonus Priority Club points per stay for the next 60 days after registering for this promotion. Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221 – 3000 Bonus Points

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 7489 – 3000 Bonus Points NEW

This is another 3000 bonus points for an elite member. It posts for sure if you are Platinum but might work for a Gold account as well. You need to do the stay within 90 days of registering for this offer.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120 – 1500 Bonus Points

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107 – 1500 Bonus Points

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109 – 1500 Bonus Points

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500 Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

Weekend Stay Bonus – 3136 – 5000 Bonus Points

This should be open for all. You will get 5000 Priority Club bonus points for a two night weekend stay. Weekend is typically defined Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights. The stay must occur before the end of 2012. This promotion may require your Priority Club access to be in the United States. The promotion did post for me after a while. This promotion can be done several times.

Platinum 5000 Bonus – 3168 – 5000 Bonus Points

You need to be a Priority Club Gold or lower member and do the required number of stays to get the Platinum status + bonus points.

We’re pleased you have continued to stay with us and are now even closer to earning exclusive Platinum Elite benefits and 5,000 bonus points. All you need to do is register and stay with us 5 more nights before 30th November 2012. It would be our pleasure to reward your loyalty with exclusive Platinum Elite benefits. Keep staying with us and you’ll soon be there. We look forward to helping you make it to the top: Platinum Elite status!

Marriott Rewards

Marriott has their usual fall MegaBonus starting on September 15th and ends on January 15th 2013. You need, however, register for the promotion by October 31st, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards Fall 2012 MegaBonus

Update on Marriott Fall 2012 MegaBonus Choices

You can earn triple airline miles tarting on your second stay on Marriott’s MegaMiles promotion that ends on October 30th, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion – Earn Triple Airline Miles

Here are three other posts about Marriott Rewards:

You can get Southwest Rapid Rewards points for Marriott Gift card purchases.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Marriott Gift Card Purchases

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Status Match Silver, Gold & Platinum – Taste of Silver, Gold or Platinum

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton has an offer for 30K bonus points for a stay of four nights or longer. This offer is valid until October 15th, 2012.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Extraordinary Returns – 30000 Bonus Points for a Four Night Stay

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood’s next promotion Better By The Night begins on October 1st and ends on December 20th, 2012. You will receive double Starpoints for stays of 1 to 2 nights and triple points for stays of 3 nights or longer.

You can take advantage of four different promotions during this period. I have revisited the promotion after the bonus for FourSquare check ins was introduced.

Starwood’s “Better By The Night” 4th Quarter Promo Revisit

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SPG Better By The Night Autumn 2012 Promotion for Double or Triple Starpoints

You can get 500 bonus points for booking made on the iPhone SPG app or 250 points for bookings made on spg.com.

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SPG Better By The Night Online & iPhone Booking Bonuses

You can now get 500 bonus points for making the booking using the SPG Android app just like if you had done it using the iPhone one.

SPG “Better by the Night” Promotion Just Got 500 Starpoints Better for Android Owners

You can get another 250 bonus points for FourSquare check ins during the promotional period.

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SPG’s “Better By The Night” Promotion Getting Better – 250 Extra Points for FourSquare Check Ins

Starwood has a promotion with Air Canada’s Aeroplan for maximum of 8000 bonus miles. This is in addition to the Starpoints that you earn. Promotion is valid from September 10 to December 9, 2012.

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wilde Horse Pass have exciting bonus points opportunity. Stay once at both properties and earn 10000 bonus Starpoints.

Stay at Westin Kierland & Sheraton Wild Horse Pass for 10000 Bonus Starpoints

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood has been offering bonus points or free night certificate for new accounts that haven’t had stays

SPG Bonus Beginnings: 3K Bonus Starpoints or Free Night Award

Starwood has a Redeem & Rewards promotion for  30% to 50% discount on the number of points needed for a free night at 21 of their properties in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. You need to register by November 30, 2012.

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SPG Redeem & Reward Promotion: Save 30% to 50% of Starpoints Required for an Award

Here’s a post about Starwood status match opportunity:

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham’s promotion for 16K bonus points for a stay at any one of their 20 new properties in the United States has returned. You can earn this bonus maximum of 3 times. The promotion is valid until December 31, 2012.

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Wyndham Opening Special (Rerun) – 16000 Bonus Points per Stay for Up To 3 Stays

Wyndham’s autumn promotion is extra points or miles for second and fourth stay before November 30, 2012.

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Wyndham Rewards Fall 2012 “Bonus Earnings” Promotion 11K Bonus Points or 2K Bonus Miles

Conclusion

You should always carefully all the promotion opportunities out there. I will have a new post up tomorrow for my personal top picks for November.

Le Club Accorhotels Discovery Tour Game 3rd Week (500 Free Points)

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This is the third week that you can get 500 Le Club Accorhotels points just for matching the ten hotels with correct cities.

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Accor has a new line up hotels and a world map for you to match them. I just went through the hotels and matched the locations – again very easy 500 points. I didn’t always agree with the Accor’s world map, but they didn’t have any mistakes on the map this week like they did week ago.

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Le Club Accorhotels Discovery Tour Week 3

You can find above the hotels and correctly matched cities for the second week. I haven’t stayed at any of the hotels that are featured this week, but I spent a weekend at Yogyakarta two weeks ago. Indonesian city well worth visiting

Conclusion

Le Club Accorhotels Discovery Tour game is a great way to collect couple of thousand points. Unfortunately, there system is periodically down and there are sometimes other glitches as well.

Le Club Accorhotels Discovery Tour Game 2nd Week & Problems

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Last week, Le Club Accorhotels launched their Discovery Tour game that gives you 500 points per week for matching hotels and their locations. This game goes on for four weeks so you can get 2000 points out of this. Please note that you do not need to be a Facebook member or like Le Club Accorhotels to be eligible to participate to this offer.

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Now, Accor has a new line up hotels and a world map for you to match them. I just went through the hotels and matched the locations – very easy 500 points. You can find below the hotels and correctly matched cities for the second week. I have stayed at one of the hotels on this week’s list – Pullman Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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There was a problem with this map earlier, when there was a mistake done with two of the locations that resulted some to get only 400 points instead of 500. Accor has promised to credit the full 500 points to those that were affected by the glitch.

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Then there is a problem with signing up for the promotion. Trying to sign up on my own account only results “wrong email address” error message and you cannot continue past that. The account number and email address are both correct. There are others that have been affected by this glitch too.

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Conclusion

Le Club Accorhotels Discovery Tour game is a great way to collect couple of thousand points. Unfortunately, there system is periodically down and there are other glitches as well. If you can, you probably should try to get the points during the week, but not on Monday.

Accor’s “Hidden” Private Sales for October 23 to 29

Accor has number of ongoing private sales that somehow managed to disappear from their website. These offers are valid for bookings made between October 23 and October 29, 2012. The stay by dates varies by the country/region specific offer.

Note that these “Private Sales” or “Flash Sales” don’t always offer the lowest available rates. Sometimes there are “Red Hot Deals” that offer even lower rates. So, you should always compare the rate. Also, bear in mind that these rates are prepaid, non-changeable, and non-refundable. Only book them if your plans are FIRM.

EDIT: Accor now has a link to these sales on their website as well. You can access the list here.

 Asia

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Get 40% off as you discover Asia! Offer valid for stays in Asia from 1 February 2013 to 30 April 2013 & from 25 October 2012 to 15 December 2012 in India.

Terms & conditions: The special discount of 40% is valid in participating hotels and resorts only. The special discounts are based on the best unrestricted rate.

Accor Advantage Plus members enjoy an additional 10% off discount, which is 50% off the best unrestricted rate.

This offer is bookable from 23 October 2012 – 29 October 2012 for *stays from 1 February 2013 – 30 April 2013, booked on accorhotels.com.

*With the exception of hotels and resorts in India. For hotels and resorts in India, the offer is bookable from 23 October 2012 – 29 October 2012 for stays from 25 October 2012 – 15 December 2012.

The payment of the stay is entirely deducted upon booking. No cancellations or changes are permitted.
Offer subject to availability of participating hotels. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer(s).

Le Club Accorhotels members can cumulate points if they book this offer.

France

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Get a head start on your Christmas shopping in Paris or catch the last rays of summer in Marseilles! A truly fantastic offer for stays between 26 October and 11 November 2012.

The 50% discount is only valid in participating hotels.
Offer valid subject to availability in participating hotels. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers.
Offer valid from 23rd October 2012 – 29th October, 2012 for stays from 26th October – 11th November 2012, booked on accorhotels.com only.
The 50% discount is based on the lowest unrestricted rate.
The total cost of the stay is debited upon booking.
The booking cannot be changed or cancelled.
All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card that is valid on the first date of your stay.

UK

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Plan your escape to the United Kingdom and save 40% off for your hotel stay! Valid for stays from 26 October 2012 – 13 January 2013 at more than 160 hotels.

When booking one of these deals, the customer agrees to have read and accepted the conditions below:
– The 40% discount applies to public rates at the time of booking. Payment must be made online by credit card at the time of booking.
– Booking cannot be changed, cancelled or exchanged, and it cannot be combined with other discounts or special offers .
– Offer valid in participating Accor hotels and subject to availability for this promotion, excluding any black-out dates set by a participating hotel. There are a limited number of allocated rooms (determined by each participating hotel) and on some days there will be no allocation.
This offer is valid from 23rd – 29th October 2012 for stays from 26th October 2012 – 13th January 2013, booked on accorhotels.com.

Mediterranean

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Sunny destinations at exceptional prices: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, and Turkey! Up to 50% off your stay between 23 October 2012 and 28 February 2013.

The special discounts (from 30% to 50%) are only valid in participating hotels. This offer can be booked from 23rd October – 29th October 2012 on accorhotels.com. For staying dates, see below each country’s sales conditions. The special discounts are based on the best unrestricted rate. The payment of the stay is entirely deducted upon booking. No cancellations or changes are permitted Offer subject to availability in participating hotels. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer(s). Le Club Accorhotels members can accumulate points with this booking.

Italy : 40% discount on all participating hotels for stays from 1st November – 28th December 2012

Turkey : 40% discount on Novotel participating hotels and 30% discount on ibis hotels. Available for stays from 1st December 2012 – 28th February 2013.

Morocco: 50% discount on all participating hotels. Available for stays from 23rd October 2012 – 20th January 2013.

Spain : 40% discount on Pullman participating hotels for stays from 16th November 2012 – 17th February 2013. 30% discount on Mercure participating hotels for stays from 1st November 2012 – 28th February 2013. 30% discount on ibis and Novotel participating hotels for stays from 1st November 2012 – 15th December 2012.

Portugal: 40% discount on Novotel and Mercure participating hotels and 30% discount on ibis participating hotels. Available for stays from 23rd October – 23rd December 2012.

Greece: 40% discount on Sofitel Athens and Novotel Athens for stays from 23rd October 2012 – 28th February 2013.

Canada

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Private Sales in beautiful Canadian cities: Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa up to 40% off!

This offer is valid from 23RD – 29TH October 2012 for stay dates from 1st November2012 to 30th April 2013 inclusive.
Save 40% off on a 4 night stay with Novotel Canada, minimum length of 4 night stay is required. Full deposit is not refundable even if the booking is cancelled or modified.
Full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time.
Client must provide credit card details to qualify for this promotion.
No change or cancellation can be made after booking.
Taxes not included. Surcharges apply for 3rd & 4th adults.
Other hotel conditions may apply.

Berlin

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Private Sale Berlin! Benefit from a 50% discount on your hotel stay!

GERMANY – BERLIN The offer Private Sale Berlin “50% discount on your hotel stay” is valid from 23rd October 2012 – 29th October 2012 for bookings of 2 up to 4 nights, bookable on all weekends and all bridge days/holidays until 7th April 2013, booked on accorhotels.com. Further, the following terms and condition apply: The full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time. Full deposit is non refundable, even if the booking is cancelled or modified. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer(s). This promotion is subject to availability in the participating hotels.

Eastern Europe

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Benefit from our 50% discount in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia & Romania. Find out more Offer valid for stays from 23rd November – 26th December, 2012.

The 50% discount is valid only in participating hotels.
Minimum stay – 2 nights.
This offer is valid from 23rd October – 29th October, 2012 for stays between 23rd November – 26th December, 2012, booked on accorhotels.com. The 50% discount is based on the best unrestricted rate, including breakfast.
The client’s credit card details are necessary to qualify for this promotion. No change or cancellation may be made after booking. Upon booking, the client accepts to be charged the full price of the stay. This amount is non refundable in the event of cancellation or changes to the dates of stay.
Offer valid subject to availability in participating hotels. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer(s). Offer not applicable to groups.
Prices shown were correct at the time of online publication. The rates shown are subject to change.

Switzerland and Austria

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Stay 2 weekend nights for the price of 1 in Switzerland and Austria! Find out more Offer valid for all weekend stays from 23rd October, 2012 – 7th April, 2013

Guests booking the “Stay 2 weekend nights for the price of 1 in Switzerland and Austria” accept the following conditions:

Offer valid for all bookings made between 23rd October – 29th October, 2012 at www.accorhotels.com for all stays of at least 2 consecutive nights (exclusively Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday) between 23rd October 2012 – 7th April 2013.

The discount is applied to the lowest rate, with no conditions for booking. Additional weeknights (Monday to Thursday) will be billed at the lowest rate, with no conditions for booking.

The full cost of the stay will be deducted from your credit card upon booking. Advance payments are non-refundable, and no changes or cancellations are allowed after booking. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Offer valid in participating MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and Adagio hotels in Switzerland and Austria, subject to availability.

Benelux

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Book now and get great discounts at more than 50 hotels in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg! Find out more Offer valid for stays from 1st November, 2012 – 28th February, 2013.

The special discount (50%) is only valid in participating hotels.
This offer is bookable from 23rd October, 2012 – 29th October, 2012 for stays booked on accorhotels.com from 1st November, 2012 – 28th February, 2013. The special discounts are based on the best unrestricted rate.
The payment of the stay is entirely deducted upon booking. Booking cannot be changed, cancelled or exchanged, and it cannot be combined with other discounts or special offer(s).
Offer subject to availability in participating hotels.
Le Club members are eligible to accumulate points with this booking.

Latin America

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50% discount in more than 50 hotels in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. Find out more Offer valid for stays from 5th November 2012 – 15th January 2013

Bookings must be made online between the 23rd – 29th of October 2012 at Accorhotels.com for stays from the 5th November 2012 – 15th January 2013.
Special offers are based on the lowest rate.
The stay must be paid in full upon booking.
The promotional rate is not eligible for changes or cancellation.
Offer subject to hotel availability.
Promotion cannot be combined with any other offers.
Le Club Accorhotels members are eligible to earn points with this booking.
No limit on the number of nights.
Breakfast not included.

Conclusion

Accor has these private sales every couple of months. Just make sure that the price that you book is competitive and your plans firm. These rates are prepaid, noncancelable, and nonrefundable.

Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for Weekend Stays Worldwide

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Accor has triple points promotion for Le Club Accorhotel members for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights) worldwide. You need to book your stay between October 16 and November 25 for weekend stays before December 30, 2012. You can access this offer here.

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There is no need to register for this promotion. You need, however, to use the specified link to make the booking and book the triple points rate code. It is annoying that the rate display doesn’t show any other rates than the “Members Special Offer” that is the triple points weekend rate.

Here’s the rate display for a hotel hat I was contemplating staying at this weekend:

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The triple points rate is clearly displayed, but all other rates are invisible.

Conclusion

I glad to take all the extra points that the loyalty programs are offering to me. I would have, however, preferred that the points earned wouldn’t have been tied to a certain rate code. Remember to check the rates with and without this offer. Also, there is probably other sales that offer lower rates than this offer.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply for “Members Special Offer” offer.

2. The “Members Special Offer” offer is valid for the stays with an arrival date between 16 october 2012 and 30 December 2012 that are booked between 16 October 2012 and 25 November 2012 including at least one weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday ).

3. The “Members Special Offer” offer is valid in all Accor hotels participating to Le Club Accorhotels program in the world

4. This offer entitles Le Club Accorhotels Loyalty, la carte ibis, and Accor Favorite Guest Business program members, regardless of their status, to benefit from earning triple points at hotels participating in this offer

5. Le Club Accorhotels points X3 are calculated according to the points earned by the member based on “Classic” status, without point acceleration or linked to the possible elite status of the member.

6. You must book your stay ahead of time on-line (via www.accorhotels.com, via www.a-club.com or via the website of the participating brands) or via the Accor reservation center to benefit from this offer.

7. 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.

8. Bonus Le Club Accorhotels points are credited to the member’s account within 10 days following the check out date.

9. Reservations that include several rooms paid by the same member during his or her stay are only counted as one single stay.

10. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers running at the same time or benefits. It does not apply to groups.

11. This offer is subject to availability of the selected hotel.

12. Please check the Terms and Conditions of the rate to determine if it is possible to cancel, modify or pay in advance online.

Get 2000 Le Club Accorhotels Points for Matching Properties with Cities

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Le Club Accorhotels has an interesting “game” on their Facebook page. You can get 500 points per week for the next four weeks by successfully matching 10 hotels with cities on the world map. You can access the Facebook page here.

Edit: This post has been updated with correct link.

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You don’t have to Like Le Club Accorhotels on Facebook, but you do need to have your account number and email address on hand.

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Then you just need to drag the hotels to correct locations on the world map. If you don’t know, you can just use Google search to get them right.

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Once you have mapped all the hotels, you just submit the map. You will get 50 Le Club Accorhotel points per correct city for a total of 500 free points per week.

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Conclusion

This is an easy way to get 2000 Le Club Accorhotel points over the four week period. The getting the hotels to right spots on the world map is not difficult at all. If you are unsure, just use Google search.

Sofitel Private Sale 40% off

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Accor loves these private sales. Once you have sign up for the Le Club Accorhotels (and hopefully done the instant Platinum status as well) you will receive an email once a month regarding their latest sales. You can access this exclusive sale here.

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This offer is valid for bookings made between October 15 and October 21 for stays from December 1 to March 31, 2013.  These rates are prepaid and non-refundable/cancelable.

Sometimes these sales rates are the lowest, but sometimes they are not. Often some Red Hot Deals can beat these sales rates by wide margin. I don’t normally like rates that needs to be booked months in advance and are prepaid because my plans often change at very last minute. These can be very good for those that can plan in advance and don’t need flexibility.

Conclusion

Don’t book a prepaid rate if you need flexibility. Sometimes there might be other sales rates that can beat these private sales.

Here are the terms and conditions of this rate promotion:

Terms and Conditions (blackout dates as well as other restrictions may apply: please read the following). Guests booking Sofitel Exclusive Sales confirm they have read and accept the following conditions:

  • Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels and is valid for bookings made on http://www.sofitel.com/gb/exclusive-sales/index.shtml between for 15/10/2012 and 21/10/2012 for Sofitel newsletter subscribers, for stays between 01/12/2012 and 31/03/2013 inclusive.
  • The 40% reduction per night is calculated on the basis of the Premium rate (or the Best Flexible Rate for hotels that do not have the Premium rate). This offer is for accommodation only. The offer is for physical persons only and is limited to 7 rooms per booking.
  • The offer does not apply for groups (more than 7 rooms) The offer cannot be combined with any other special offers or advantages.
  • The pre-payment by credit card of the full amount of the stay will be debited at the time of reservation. The amount pre-paid is not reimbursable. Reservations can not be modified, canceled or exchanged.
  • Among participating hotels, some properties require a minimum stay of 3 nights. Moreover, some blackout dates apply. Click here to see the list of participating hotels and respective restrictions (minimum stay and blackout dates).

Getting Cashback for Your Hotel and Travel Bookings

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What would be better than getting cashback rebates for travel related bookings that you would be taking regardless? Sounds too good to be true? Actually, it is not. You are really leaving money on the table if you are not taking advantage of various cashback options for hotel stays and airline bookings.

Different type of cashback malls

1. Straight cashback malls

These are my personal choice as you normally get the cashback deposited directly to your PayPal account. It is easy to compare the cashback options because the payout is represented in percentage of the price. You just choose the cashback mall that is offering the highest payout at the time you do the booking/purchase.

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My favorites on this category are FatCash, BigCrumbs, eBates, MrRebates, TopCashback, Quidco & Upromise. There are number of others as well.

2. Airline/hotel related malls

There are few hotel chains like Hilton and Marriott that are offering a cashback mall where most of the major US airlines like Delta, United, American, and US Airways (and pretty much all the others) do have one. These tend to be run by Cartera.

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I normally only use these when they are offering a bonus for a bonus miles for hitting a certain thresholds. These are normally offered during the holidays and back to school periods.

3. Credit card/bank related malls

Credit card companies and banks have opened their own cashback malls as well. Citi, Chase, Discover, Bank of America etc. all have their own cashback malls.

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I used Citi’s Thank You Points-mall a lot when they were offering fixed price air awards. Now that the payout is only 1.33 cents per point on air fare, it hasn’t been that competitive.

Comparing cashback payouts

You can always just go through one provider or follow my advice and just open an account with all of them. You should then the cashback mall that offers the highest payout. The cashback amount varies vendor to vendor and can change sometimes weekly.

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There are various sites for checking out the cashback amounts. You can visit Evreward, RewardsDB, CashbackHolic, CashbackMonitor and NerdWallet. The latter is specialized for the credit card and bank cashback malls.

None of these is perfect, however. You should always check UK based Quidco as well that has offered very good cashback rates as of late and is excluded from most of these comparison sites due to its location.

Tracking transactions

There are sometimes problem with tracking the cashback from making the booking to getting the payout. I have made a simple Excel sheet that I use for this purpose. I record the date of the booking, the date of the stay (in case of hotels), the name of the merchant, name of the cashback mall, the confirmation number, and the expected cashback amount or percentage of rebate.

It is really essential that you do this if you make number of bookings as it might get confusing really fast which mall you used and when. Also, the cashback amount/percentage can change. It is essential that you have recorded the amount that you should get based on the cashback rate at the time of booking/purchase.

Getting paid

The de facto payment form for the first set of sites is PayPal. Some sites pay out quarterly, some monthly, some require you to request a payment before it is processed and some may require you to have a minimum withdrawal amount of $10.

The airline/hotel related malls just deposit the miles/points that you have earned from your purchases to your account. The same goes for bank/credit card related ones as well.

Example booking an InterContinental Hotel

The cashback amount on IHG group of hotels varies a lot between the sites. I have come to realize that I really need to check them all when I am making bookings.

Last week MrRebates was offering 6%

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eBates 4.5%

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TopCashBack 6%

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And Quidco whopping 12%

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The booking was made using the cashback link on Quidco’s website.

Conclusion

Hotels tend to offer attractive cashback rates as they are trying to get more bookings through their websites and not having to pay 10% travel agent commissions. I have earned thousands of dollars cashback through these sites over the past ten years I have been using them.

It doesn’t matter if you are not located in the United States as these sites are paying out to PayPal account. Similarly, nothing prevents you taking advantage of sometimes generous rates that Quidco, based in the UK, is offering.

Note that LoyaltyLobby may get a referral fee if you join and use the cashback sites mentioned above.

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.

Hotel Promotions Update (October 2012) Le Club Accorhotels, Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club, Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest & Wyndham Rewards

Here our monthly blog post about hotel loyalty promotions. You can now find an updated list just by clicking the “Hotel Promotions” tab. This will be updated throughout the month when promotions expire and new ones are announced.

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Accor Hotels – Le Club

Le Club Accorhotels is offering bonus miles for Air Canada Aeroplan, Delta SkyMiles, and Lufthansa Miles & More members until October 31, 2012.

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

You can get instant Platinum status with Le Club Accorhotels just by signing up to the program.

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Accor A-Club / Le Club Accohotels Instant Platinum Status for New Accounts Still Available

Best Western Rewards

Best Western’s fall promotion for double/triple points is starting on September 23rd and ends on November 18th, 2012. You can read more about this promo by following the link.

Best Western Rewards Fall 2012 Promotion Double or Triple Points

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson

You can get a free night voucher for every two night stay at the Country Inns & Suites locations in the United States and Canada. This offer is valid from October 1 to November 30, 2012.

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Country Inns & Suites Bonus Offer: Stay for Two Consecutive Nights and Get a Free Night Certificate

You can get triple points + 2000 bonus points by booking a breakfast package. This promotion is valid until December 31st, 2012 at selected Radisson & Radisson Blu locations.

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Book Breakfast Package Rate & Get Triple Gold Points at Select Radisson & Radisson Blu Hotels

You can get triple American Airline miles (1500) for Radisson/Radisson Blu stays worldwide until December 20th, 2012.

Triple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for Radisson/Radisson Blu Stays

Club Carlson is celebrating 25 years of Country Inn & Suites by giving 25K bonus points for two night stays until October 14, 2012.

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Club Carlson: Country Inn & Suites 25 Years – Get 25000 Bonus Points For 2 Nights Stay

Here are few other interesting posts about the Club Carlson program:

There is an elite offer for 2 for 1 and 4 for 2. You need to be a Gold or Concierge member to take advantage of these discounts that are valid in Europe, Middle East Africa.

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 2 Pay 1

Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

You can get a Club Carlson Gold through a status match or being a shareholder:

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

Club Carlson Gold Status for Rezidor Shareholders

If you have a friend or family member working for any Carlson hotel, you maybe eligible for the Friends & family discount:

Carlson Hotels Friends & Family Discount

Choice Privileges – Choice Hotels

Choice’s fall 2012 promotion is valid until November 14th, 2012. You will earn at the minimum 8000 points for every two stays.

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Choice Hotels Fall 2012 Promotion for Maximum of 8000 Bonus Points for Every Two Stays

Hilton HHonors

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

Hilton has a special “Be Yourself” package for Conrad resorts. Gold/Diamond members will receive 5000 bonus points per stay.

Conrad Hotels “Be Yourself” Offer of Breakfast/Room Upgrade or 5000 Bonus Points

Hilton is offering instant Gold status until 2014 and bonus points/miles for American, Delta, JetBlu, United, US Airways, and Virgin American frequent fliers. This offer is targeted.

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Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status Until March 2014 for American, Delta, JetBlue, United, US Airways, and Virgin America Frequent Fliers + Bonus Points & Miles (Targeted?)

You can get free 500 Hilton HHonors points for liking Hampton Inn on Facebook.

Get 500 Free Hilton HHonors Points by Liking Hampton Inn on Facebook

Here are some other important posts:

You can read about getting a status match with Hilton HHonors:

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Status Match & Challenge & Fast Track Offer

Hilton HHonors Gold VIP Fast Track Offer Through MVP Program. Gold Status After Four Stays or Nine Nights During 90 period

Instant Hilton HHonors Gold Status for Visa Infinite Card Holders

It can make sense to use Virgin Atlantic as Double Dip partner and then transfer the miles back to Hilton. You can read more about this here:

Hilton HHonors Double Dip Strategy with Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club

Hyatt Gold Passport

Hyatt’s fall 2012 promotion is valid from September 1st to November 30th, 2012. You will earn 5000 bonus points after 5 nights and 10000 bonus points for every additional five nights for maximum bonus of 65000 Hyatt Gold Passport points.

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Hyatt Gold Passport Autumn “Imagine the Possibilities” Promotion

Here are couple of other important posts:

Hyatt also offers status matches/trials. You can read more about them here:

Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Status Match – Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge As Of 2012

Sometimes it makes sense to use Hyatt Stay Certificate instead of paying. You can read about more of them here:

Hyatt Stay Certificates – Way to Save Money On Hyatt Stays

InterContinental Hotels Group – Priority Club

The beauty of Priority Club is the onslaught of ongoing overlapping promotions that you can triple/quadruple dip.You can read about my average Priority Club point earnings when all the promotions are factored in here. I have also written about different type of Priority Club promotions here and what you can expect to earn for your first stay if you sign up for an account here.

Just a word of warning. Some of these promotions may require an address to be in a specific country/area like United States. I take absolutely no guarantees what will post to your Priority Club account.  They may also conflict with a promotion that you have already signed up for and just return an error message.

There is an interesting “Roles To Rooms’ promotion for total of 15K bonus points for four stays. This promotion appears to be geographically targeted to Asia Pacific region.

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Priority Club “Roles to Rooms” Promotion: 15000 Bonus Points for Four Stays

Here’s an update about the “Roles to Room” promotion:

Priority Club “Roles To Rooms” Promotion Update: 15K for 4 Stays

Complimentary Intercontinental Ambassador Status After Three InterContinental Nights

You can get complimentary InterContinental Ambassador status that normally costs $200 for staying 3 nights at InterContinental properties by the end of November

Priority Club Candlewood & Staybridge Suites Promotion for 5000 Bonus Points

You can get 5000 bonus Priority Cub points for staying two consecutive nights at Candlewood or Staybridge Suites property in the United States by December 30th, 2012.

Triple Priority Club Points in Spain & Portugal – Need to Book IKTB2 Rate

Triple points for stays at select properties in the Iberian peninsula. Valid until the end of December.

Quarter 4 Stay Bonuses

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These are valid from October 1st to December 31st, 2012. You should sign up for 5K, 10K or 15K varation of this offer depending how many IHg nights you are planning to have on the 4th quarter.

5000 Bonus Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for a Stay

This is a nice bonus for a stay in Canada. You need to have the stays by December 30th, 2012 to be eligible for the bonus miles.

Priority Club “Sweetheart Deal” $100 Visa Prepaid Debit Card for Each 3 Night Stay within 90 Day of Wedding

Priority Club is offering a $100 rebate for every stay of 3 nights or longer within 90 days of your wedding, This promotion is valid until the end of 2012.

Priority Club $25 Gift Card Offer for Booking Directly Online

You can get up to five codes that you can redeem for various gift card by booking online or mobile on any of IHG branded websites.

Priority Club Meeting Rewards Offer of Triple Points

You can get triple Priority Club points for meetings by switching your account to Priority Club Meetings Reward member.

Priority Club Surveys for 2000 Points or More

There are number of surveys that you can do in number of different languages for a quick 2000 Priority Club points, if you haven’t done any of them earlier. This is a quick way to get some points. My points posted immediately.

Priority Club Welcome Survey for 1000 Bonus Points

Not sure what is going on with this promotion, but you can try to see if it works for you.

Install (Not Required) Priority Club Shopping Toolbar & Get 300 Points

You can get easy 300 points by installing a Priority Club shopping toolbar.

You can register for the following promotions at priorityclub.com/register. You need to have the email address associated with the Priority Club OR the Priority Club account number available AND the four digit code associated with the promotion.

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102 – 1000 Bonus Points

This is most lucrative of the offers. You will get additional 1000 Priority Club points per stay for 90 days after your sign up.  Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 8108 – 1000 Bonus Points

You will receive 1000 bonus Priority Club points per stay for the next 60 days after registering for this promotion. Just enroll just before your first stay to maximize the earning period.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221 – 3000 Bonus Points

This works for sure if you are a Platinum member, but could work for Gold’s as well. Doesn’t hurt to sign up, right? You will get 3000 bonus Priority Club points for your next stay. You will need to have the stay within 90 days after signing up. You can only earn this once.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 7489 – 3000 Bonus Points NEW

This is another 3000 bonus points for an elite member. It posts for sure if you are Platinum but might work for a Gold account as well. You need to do the stay within 90 days of registering for this offer.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120 – 1500 Bonus Points

You will get 1500 Priority Club bonus points for one stay after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days.

New Member Bonus – 3107 – 1500 Bonus Points

This is a new member bonus, but works for existing members as well. You will get onetime 1500 Priority Club bonus points after signing up. You need do stay within 90 days after registration.

Next Stay Bonus – 5109 – 1500 Bonus Points

This should be open for elite and non-elite members. You will get onetime bonus of 1500 Priority club points after a paid stay. The stay must be within 90 days after registration.

Weekend Stay Bonus – 3136 – 5000 Bonus Points

This should be open for all. You will get 5000 Priority Club bonus points for a two night weekend stay. Weekend is typically defined Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights. The stay must occur before the end of 2012. This promotion may require your Priority Club access to be in the United States. The promotion did post for me after a while. This promotion can be done several times.

Platinum 5000 Bonus – 3168 – 5000 Bonus Points

Not sure exactly how this works, but here’s the info about this offer: We’re pleased you have continued to stay with us and are now even closer to earning exclusive Platinum Elite benefits and 5,000 bonus points. All you need to do is register and stay with us 5 more nights before 30th November 2012. It would be our pleasure to reward your loyalty with exclusive Platinum Elite benefits. Keep staying with us and you’ll soon be there. We look forward to helping you make it to the top: Platinum Elite status!

Marriott Rewards

Marriott has their usual fall MegaBonus starting on September 15th and ends on January 15th 2013. You need, however, register for the promotion by October 31st, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards Fall 2012 MegaBonus

Update on Marriott Fall 2012 MegaBonus Choices

You can earn triple airline miles tarting on your second stay on Marriott’s MegaMiles promotion that ends on October 30th, 2012.

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Marriott Rewards MegaMiles Promotion – Earn Triple Airline Miles

Here are three other posts about Marriott Rewards:

You can get Southwest Rapid Rewards points for Marriott Gift card purchases.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Points for Marriott Gift Card Purchases

Marriott also offers status matches or taste of Platinum/Gold. You can read more about the procedures of getting one here:

Marriott Status Match Silver, Gold & Platinum – Taste of Silver, Gold or Platinum

If you haven’t been targeted to any of the promotions or you would like to change to another one, you can follow the instructions to get the promotion fixed for you.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton has an offer for 30K bonus points for a stay of four nights or longer. This offer is valid until October 15th, 2012.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards Extraordinary Returns – 30000 Bonus Points for a Four Night Stay

Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood’s next promotion Better By The Night begins on October 1st and ends on December 20th, 2012. You will receive double Starpoints for stays of 1 to 2 nights and triple points for stays of 3 nights or longer.

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SPG Better By The Night Autumn 2012 Promotion for Double or Triple Starpoints

You can get 500 bonus points for booking made on the iPhone SPG app or 250 points for bookings made on spg.com.

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SPG Better By The Night Online & iPhone Booking Bonuses

Starwood has a promotion with Air Canada’s Aeroplan for maximum of 8000 bonus miles. This is in addition to the Starpoints that you earn. Promotion is valid from September 10 to December 9, 2012.

Starwood Aeroplan Offer: Up To 8000 Bonus Miles

Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wilde Horse Pass have exciting bonus points opportunity. Stay once at both properties and earn 10000 bonus Starpoints.

Stay at Westin Kierland & Sheraton Wild Horse Pass for 10000 Bonus Starpoints

You can get 1000 Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for booking a special (expensive) rate plan.

1000 Bonus Delta SkyMiles or US Airways Dividend Miles for Sheraton Club Bookings

Starwood has been offering bonus points or free night certificate for new accounts that haven’t had stays

SPG Bonus Beginnings: 3K Bonus Starpoints or Free Night Award

Here’s a post about Starwood status match opportunity:

Starwood doesn’t offer straight status matches, but they can offer you a challenge:

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status Match – Platinum Challenge

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham’s autumn promotion is extra points or miles for second and fourth stay before November 30, 2012.

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Wyndham Rewards Fall 2012 “Bonus Earnings” Promotion 11K Bonus Points or 2K Bonus Miles

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Hotel, Indonesia – Review of My Stay

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This hotel has quite a name – Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana. I have been to Bali few times but hadn’t stayed at any of the Accor chain hotels there previously. I have stayed at one Pullman hotel previously in Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire.

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Location

The location of this hotel may or may not work for you. It is entirely dependent what are you coming to Bali for. If you are looking for a serene environment with a semi private beach, this hotel is not for you. It is in a very commercial sector in Bali and close to nightlife venues and all the shops and cafes. The beach in front of the hotel is very popular but is not suitable for swimming.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Location
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Location

The hotel is quite close to the airport but the traffic in Bali is horrendous at times. You can just take one of the fixed taxis from the airport that are reasonably priced. There are no metered taxes from the airport to hotels. You can take a metered taxi from the hotel to the airport, however.

Resort

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana View of the Signage from the Road
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana View of the Signage from the Road

It is located in a very busy area of Legian as I pointed out earlier. You have two pools in the property; an infitity pool on the roof with a view of the beach and a ground floor one. The hotel has a nice inner courtyard and the buildings are surrounding it.

Check In

I had made the reservation earlier in the morning for the same day arrival. I was coming from the bali Hyatt at Sanur and wanted to make to the hotel before the sunset.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Lobby
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Lobby

To my surprise they had everything ready by the time we arrived to the hotel. An upgrade had been processed based on my Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status. The check in area had a separate desk where you could sit down for elite guests. Overall, the check in process was good.

Room 2226

This was some kind of deluxe room about 30% bigger than the normal ones based on the floor plan on the back of the door.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Balcony View From
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Balcony View From

The room had a view of the courtyard from the balcony.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Bathroom Entrance
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Bathroom Entrance

The bathroom was quite spacious.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Platinum Amenity
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Platinum Amenity

The Platinum amenity was a fruit display that was over packed.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Bed & TV General View
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Room 2226 Bed & TV General View

Overall, I liked the design of the room.

Pools

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Pool
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Pool

The property had two pools; one on the ground floor and one infinity pool on the rooftop.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Rooftop Pool Beach View
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Rooftop Pool Beach View

The rooftop pool was more of my style and was better suited for adults.

Fitness Center

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Fitness Center Machines
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Fitness Center Machines

Fitness center was located on the ground floor and consisted of the usual array of cardio equipment and weights etc.

Check Out

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Lobby View from the Entrance
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana Lobby View from the Entrance

One of the managers came to meet me during the check out. She was French (what a surprise) and had been working for other Accor properties in the Asia Pacific previously. She was eager to find out what I was thinking about the property overall.

Conclusion

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana View of The Buildings from the Rooftop Pool
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana View of The Buildings from the Rooftop Pool

I really liked the design of the hotel, although there was nothing Balinese in it. It was done in a modern not overly stuffy style. The location was perfect for my weekend activities of going out. Be aware of that this is in very busy and commercial part of Bali.

Most of the rooms at this hotel do not have any kind of sea view, but rather view of the hotel’s courtyard.

I wouldn’t hesitate of going back to this hotel if I am able to score a good deal during Accor’s frequent sales.

Accor A-Club / Le Club Accohotels Instant Platinum Status for New Accounts Still Available

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Accorhotels has had number of promotions for a complimentary Platinum status in their Le Club-program. These offers are targeted, but if you sign up using the right offer, you will get the complimentary Platinum status too.

Please note that this offer is still available. If you think that you might need Platinum status in the next 12 months, it would be better to sign up now.

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You can read about my Platinum experiences at Mercure Nadi in FijiNovotel Suva Lami Bay in Fiji, and Hotel Muse in Bangkok. I recently stayed at the Pullman hotel in Bali and have uploaded the review video on YouTube.

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Last time, after I had the offer up, it was all over the internet in couple of hours and the sign up offer was disable in less than a day. This time I am trying to preserve this offer longer for LoyaltyLobby readers.

Here’s what you need to do get the sign up link:

1. Sign up for the blog email updates and just reply to the welcome email that you would like to get the Accor Platinum sign up offer.

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2. Follow us on Twitter and send me a tweet. I will follow you back and send the sign up link using a direct message.

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3. Like us on Facebook and send me a message for the link.

Please note that I am sending the links manually. You may get it almost instantaneously or it may take up to 12 to 14 hours.

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If you have an old A-Club account, you need to make a decision whether opening a new account is worthwhile for you. Please note that you cannot use an existing email address that is on file with A-Club for signing up a new account.

Here is a quick look at the Le Club Accorhotels Platinum benefits:

A|Club Platinum status

With 60 nights or 25,000 A|Club points.

– 100% A|Club points bonus for every stay
Exclusive benefits at Sofitel*, Pullman and MGallery hotels.
– Welcome drink and gift
– Room upgrade**
– Late check-out up to 4:00 pm**
– A room always available if you reserve at least 3 days before your arrival.
– A Thalassa sea & spa Institute beauty and treatment product when you stay at Sofitel Thalassa sea & spa
– A welcome gift for any stay of 10 nights or more at Adagio, plus late check-out**
– Dedicated customer service

* Except Thalassa sea & spa
** upon request, and subject to availability

Conclusion

If you are planning to stay at an Accor property in the next 12 months, there is really no downside to take advantage this offer. You may be able to use the status to do a status match with a program like Club Carlson also.

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