Using Marriott Rewards Points for Hilton Awards

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Usually transferring points between competing programs through a third party is a losing proposition. There is, however, a workaround for transferring Marriott Rewards points to Hilton HHonors at competitive rate by going through the Travel Package route. You can read more about Marriott Travel Packages here.

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You can redeem a Marriott Travel Package that comes from 50K to 120K Virgin Atlantic miles. For example the category 1 to 5 Travel Package costs 270K Marriott Rewards points if you choose 120K Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles option.

After the miles have shown up on Virgin Atlantic, you can transfer them to Hilton HHonors at the rate of TWO Hilton HHonors points per ONE mile.  Your 120K Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles just turned to 240K Hilton HHonors points.

Hilton HHonors inspirational properties

Hilton has properties in many locations that are desirable and rather expensive by paying. Marriott doesn’t have properties in French Polynesia, Maldives, Bali (Courtyard doesn’t count although I have stayed there), Seychelles etc. Also, best value Hilton HHonors award redemptions are at these locations.

What you can do with 240K Hilton HHonors points?

Hilton HHonors offers VIP awards for Gold & Diamond members and it is very easy to get Gold status.

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Here’s an example for staying 6 nights at the Conrad or Hilton in the Maldives. Six nights stay using points costs 225K Hilton HHonors points.

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You can also use Hilton HHonors points in Moorea and Bora Bora in French Polynesia at the same 37500 points per night when you book a six night stay.

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Hilton HHonors has a very nice Conrad property in Bali where I have been several time. It is far better than the nearby only Marriott property on the island the Courtyard. The Conrad is only 26250 points per night if you do a six nights stay. Total of 157500 points for six nights stay.

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Seychelles properties are both at the 37500 level for 6 nights stay also. Total of 225K for a nice stay.

Getting Hilton HHonors Gold/Diamond status match

Hilton’s Gold status is comparable to Marriott’s Gold, but includes a complimentary breakfast even at resort properties. If you are planning to do a swap for Hilton points, you should at least arrange a Hilton Gold status. There are quite a few shortcuts to it.

Hilton offers instant Gold status for Visa Infinite card holders in Asia. You need to move your address to Asia and find usable Visa Infinite number to apply for the account upgrade.

Other option is to  do a Gold via MVP program for just four stays.

Hilton also emailed an instant Gold offer for number of different airline program elites.

I have written a piece how to do a “traditional” Hilton HHonors Gold/Diamond status match.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Decide if this is something that you would like to do

2. Redeem a Travel Package and choose Virgin Atlantic Flying Club as the airline

3. Once the miles are in your Flying Club Account, you need to call Virgin Atlantic and make the transfer

4. You cannot book awards with Hilton before the points are in your account

5. Consider doing one of the Gold status match/fast track options above.

6. Hilton award stays are status qualifying

7. Book the award and enjoy

Conclusion

If you want to stretch your Marriott Rewards points to the fullest, you should always redeem for travel packages. Also, this transfer option via Virgin Atlantic is fantastic for those aspirational Hilton properties in locations where Marriott is nonexistent.

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

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Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand is also offering airline related bonuses this fall. You will earn 1000 bonus miles per night with American, United and US Airways or 500 points per night with JetBlu and Virgin America. Please note that this bonus is per night not per stay. All these offers are valid until December 31, 2012, and you need to register for the offer before your stay and have the double dip option set to fixed/variable miles.

American Airlines – Registration Link

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JetBlue – Registration Link

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United Airlines – Registration Link

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US Airways – Registration Link

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Virgin America – Registration Link

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Conclusion

Hilton has lots of airline related bonus offers this fall. You need to decide if choosing the points & miles is the best option for you.

Then you need to decide if the best option is fixed miles (500 miles per stay with AA, UA & US or 250 points with VX) vs variable miles of 1 mile per dollar spend (AA, UA & US) or 1 point for every 2 dollars (B6 & VX).

Here are the terms and condition of the American Airlines offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Waldorf Astoria hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 AAdvantage® miles night of your stay, you must (1) select American AAdvantage® program as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online hhonors.com/waldorf/american before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please 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 American AAdvantage® program rules apply.

Here are the terms and condition of the JetBlue offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Waldorf Astoria hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 500 TrueBlue Points night of your stay, you must (1) select JetBlue as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online hhonors.com/waldorf/jetblue before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please 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 TrueBlue program rules apply.

Here are the terms and condition of the United Airlines offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Waldorf Astoria hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 bonus award miles per night of your stay, you must (1) select United MileagePlus as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online hhonors.com/waldorf/united before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for points to be credited to your account. This offer may be combined with other offers and/or promotions. All MileagePlus program rules apply. Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account. The MileagePlus program, including accruals, awards and bonus mile offers, are subject to change without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not account or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to www.united.com.

Here are the terms and condition of the US Airways offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Waldorf Astoria hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 Dividend Miles night of your stay, you must (1) select US Airways as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online hhonors.com/waldorf/usairways before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for points to be credited to your account. This offer may be combined with other offers and/or promotions. All Dividend Miles program rules apply.

Here are the terms and condition of the Virgin America offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Waldorf Astoria hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 500 Elevate Points night of your stay, you must (1) select Virgin America as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online [landing page URL] before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. [insert any airline-specific restrictions] Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please allow up to six weeks after qualification, and after promotion has ended, for points to be credited to your account. This offer may be combined with other offers and/or promotions. All Virgin America Elevate program rules apply.

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

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Hilton HHonors is offering 1000 bonus miles per NIGHT until December 31, 2012, if you choose American Airlines, United Airlines, or US Airways your fixed/variable miles double dip partner. You need to register for this promotion prior to your stay.

American Airlines – Registration Link

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United Airlines Registration Link

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US Airways – Registration Link

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Conclusion

This is a nice offer if you have a multiple night stay coming at Conrad hotels. If your hotel folio is more than $500, you should choose Variable Miles double dip option and fixed in case your folio is less. The base miles regardless of the length of the stay for these three airlines is 500 for fixed and 1 point per dollar spend for variable miles collectors.

Here are the terms and conditions of the AA offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Conrad hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 AAdvantage® miles per night of your stay, you must (1) select the American AAdvantage® program as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online at hhonors.com/conrad/american before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please 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 American AAdvantage® program rules apply. To review the American Airlines full Terms & Conditions please

Here are the terms and conditions of the UA offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Conrad hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 bonus award miles per night of your stay, you must (1) select United MileagePlus as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online at hhonors.com/conrad/united before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please 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 United MileagePlus program rules apply. Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles to post to your account. The MileagePlus program, including accruals, awards and bonus mile offers, are subject to change without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not account or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to www.united.com.

Here are the terms and conditions of the US offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between September 1 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating Conrad hotels or resorts. Specific discounted rate plans, offers or promotions may also be ineligible for bonusing. To be eligible to earn 1,000 Dividend Miles per night of your stay, you must (1) select US Airways as your Double Dip® earnings partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) register online hhonors.com/conrad/usairways before your first stay, (3) book an eligible stay online through any Hilton Worldwide website or Hilton Worldwide central reservations; and (4) complete your eligible stay(s) at a participating hotels between September 1 through December 31, 2012. Registered HHonors members will only receive the selected bonus for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Please 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 US Airways Dividend Miles program rules apply. To review the US Airways full Terms & Conditions please

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.

Unintended Feature of Hilton’s New Website: Award Reimbursement Rates Shown

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Hilton has one of the more dysfunctional hotel websites as of late. I probably need to log in from anywhere 4 to 5 times when trying to complete a reservation. Now, Hilton has at least revamped the graphic layout the site, but I am not sure if they have touched the back end at all.

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When I was going through my past reservations earlier today, I realized that it was not only showing the rates that I had paid but also the rates that the hotels were reimbursed by Hilton HHonors for award stays. It appears that Hilton has now corrected the error, but I wrote down some values.

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Here’s what I found out:

Conrad Bali $36.30

Conrad Singapore 45.81 SGD

Conrad Macao 268 HKD

Conrad Hong Kong 256.82

Hilton Moorea FP 32 USD

Hilton Colombo Residence 38.08 USD

W/A Rome Cavalieri 40 Euros

W/A Shanghai on the Bund $35

As you can see, most of the basic reimbursements from the Hilton HHonors to the properties are about $40. This is inline what I have seen in some other hotels as well i.e. InterContinental Hotels Group.

Conclusion

Hotels get reimbursed very little for award stays unless the hotel is at capacity when they get close to the ADR (Average Daily Rate). Considering at what rates these programs are selling points to consumers and companies, the reimbursement to properties is very low.

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

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Hilton HHonors 4th quarter “1,000 Reasons” promotion starts on November 1 and ends on December 31, 2012. I already wrote about this promotion couple of days ago. Hilton was supposed to unveil this promotion on October 17, but the website is already up and running. You need to register for this promotion to be eligible for the bonus points.

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You will earn 1000 bonus Hilton HHonors points per Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. You won’t earn any bonus for Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Note that there is a list of non-participating properties for this promotion. Make sure that your stay is not at any of them. Cancel and rebook if needed.

Conclusion

This is bit of a letdown compared to the promotion that Hilton HHonors had for the same period of last year; free night certificate for every four stays. Of course, bonus points are better than nothing, but you should have a look at what other hotel chains are offering for the same period and act accordingly.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between November 1 and December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio click here for hotels who have chosen to not participate. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at www.HHonors.com/1000Reasons prior to check-out of first stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will receive the Bonus Points only for nights completed during the Promotion Period regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Registered HHonors members will earn 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points for each night stayed between Thursday and Monday nights during the Promotion Period. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period. Bonus Points do not count toward elite tier qualification. Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for points to appear in your HHonors account. Offer is not transferable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Hilton HHonors™ membership, earning of Points & Miles™ and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.

Here are the frequently asked questions about this promotion:

What is the name of the Hilton HHonors™ promotion for the fourth quarter of 2012?
‘1,000 Reasons’

What is the promotion?
Registered HHonors members will receive 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points for each qualifying Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night of their stay completed during the Promotion Period.

What is the Promotion Period for the ‘1,000 Reasons’ promotion?
1 November through 31 December, 2012 (‘Promotion Period’)

What is an eligible stay?
An eligible stay is defined in the HHonors Terms & Conditions under Accrual of Points number 3. Click here to read more http://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/terms.do#accrual_of_points

What type of points will HHonors members be issued for this promotion?
HHonors members will have the opportunity to earn 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points. Standard HHonors program terms and conditions apply. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that can be earned during the Promotional Period.

Is there a limit to the number of Bonus Points earned for an eligible stay??
For the 1,000 Reasons promotion there is no cap on the points you can earn for the stay; however, Standard HHonors program Terms and Conditions apply.

How do HHonors members register for the promotion?
HHonors members can access our registration page through www.HHonors.com/1000reasons

Do I have to register for this promotion?
Yes. To participate, HHonors members must register for the promotion at www.HHonors.com/1000reasons.

When I register for this promotion, can I use my user name and password to register?
Yes. You can use either your Hilton HHonors™ number or user name when you log in and subsequently enter either your PIN or password, just like you do when you log on with your account to make a reservation.

I am not an HHonors member; can I participate in this promotion?
Yes. You can join the HHonors program for free, register for the promotion and immediately be eligible to participate. Simply visit www.HHonors.com/1000reasons and follow the steps to join HHonors and register for the promotion simultaneously.

What are the Terms and Conditions of the promotion?
To make sure everyone has the most up-to-date Terms and Conditions, we have posted them on the website www.HHonors.com/1000reasons.

Which Hilton Worldwide brands are participating in the promotion?
All Hilton Worldwide brands are participating in the promotion: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites and Hampton. However, some hotels have chosen not to participate, you can view the list of non-participating hotels by visiting www.HHonors.com/1000reasons

Are all rates eligible for this promotion?
No. A list of ineligible rates can be found under the HHonors Terms and Conditions: Accrual of Points number 3. Click here to read more http://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/terms.do#accrual_of_points.

What if I already have a reservation, is it eligible for the promotion?
Yes, as long as the member is registered for the promotion prior to check-out of the stay and the reservation is for an eligible stay then regardless of when a reservation was booked, any nights within the Promotion Period will receive the promotion bonus.

If I check-in before 1 November, 2012 or check-out after 31 December, 2012, do I still earn 1,000 Bonus Points for each night stayed between Thursday and Monday nights?
Registered HHonors members will receive 1,000 Bonus Points each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night stay completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends.

If I have two rooms at the same time with my family, do both of those rooms count toward my promotion bonus if I am paying for them both?
No. You will receive a maximum of 1,000 Bonus Points each night stayed between Thursday and Monday nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of rooms in your reservation(s).

When will the Bonus Points post to my HHonors account?
Please allow 6-8 weeks from the completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

Do Reward Stays count towards this promotion?
Members may earn Bonus Points for incidental charges at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio during a Reward Stay, provided such charges are deemed eligible folio charges. This does not apply to incidental charges for stays at Hampton, Home2 Suites or Homewood Suites. For a complete explanation see number 14 under Accrual of Points under the HHonors Terms and Conditions or by clicking here.

Hilton HHonors & 4th Quarter Airline Promotions

There has been a lot of disappointment about Hilton not running a point related promotion this month. They do, however, have four airline related ones going on this month and continuing all the way up to December. The next chainwide promotion “1,000 Reasons” starts on November 1, 2012.

If you are NOT interested about airline miles at all, you should take advantage of the promotion that Hilton has with Virgin Atlantic. Five stays would earn you total of 20K Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles that you can transfer back to 40K Hilton HHonors points.

You can continue earning BMI Diamond Club miles until October 27, 2012. You warn 1000 miles per stay regardless of the Hilton brand and for up to 3 days. You can transfer BMI Miles to British Airways Executive Club. BMI Diamond Club will close on December 31, 2012.

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 only at select hotels.

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

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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.

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

Conclusion

If you are to do five stays during the promotional period, I would take advantage of the promotion with Virgin Atlantic and transfer the points back to Hilton HHonors once they have posted. The promotions with Emirates and Miles & More are good, if you are member of those programs and collect their miles. The Delta promotion is not really worthwhile unless you are in need of some MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles).

For multiple night stays, you should consider crediting the stays to BMI Diamond Club until 27th of October. You will earn 1000 miles per night for up to 4 nights.

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

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Hilton’s 3rd quarter promotion came to an end last week and we need to wait until November 1st for the next systemwide promotion for Hilton HHonors bonus points. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the four airline related promotions out there; Delta SkyMiles, Emirates Skywards, Lufthansa Miles & More and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

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Hilton HHonors will officially announce the new promo on October 17 and the promotion period will be from November 1 to December 31, 2012.

What I have learned from two independent sources is that the promotion is for 1000 bonus points per night for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. You won’t earn any bonus points for Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Conclusion

Last year, Hilton run a fantastic promotion for a free night certificate for every four stays that I took fully advantage of. Thousand bonus points for Thursday to Monday stays is of course better than nothing, but is not enough for me to move any stays to Hilton that wouldn’t have happened in the first place.

Hilton HHonors 25 Prizes in 25 Days

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Now that Hilton HHonors has decided not to have a chain wide point promotions this month, they have Miles & More/Emirates/Virgin Atlantic/Delta SkyMiles associated ones, you can still participate to their daily giveaways at http://hilton.promo.eprize.com/25days/.

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The prizes are actually very good, but the likelihood of winning is, of course, rather low. If you have time to spend, you can visit the site daily and plug in your email address. This promotions is valid for residents of United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.

Conclusion

Although Hilton HHonors doesn’t have “official” point promotion going on this month, you can take advantage of the Virgin Atlantic related promotion that could earn you 40K Hilton HHonors bonus points.

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

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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
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Top Hotel Promotions for October

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This is a new feature that I will do monthly after I have done the updated hotel promotions post. I will have a post about hotel promotions that I will take advantage of.

Yesterday, I made an updated post of hotel promotions for this quarter. Here are the five that I am taking advantage of and I think that you should too:

1. Marriott Rewards – Free night certificate after two stays for up to 3 certificates

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– This is an excellent promo for free night certificates. Only drawback is the categories where they can be used (category 1 to 4). Very useful in the Asia/Middle East but not so in the Americas.

2. Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Promotion for 15K Bonus Miles

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– Hilton apparently doesn’t have Hilton HHonors point promotion for this month, but you can make your own by taking advantage of this Virgin Atlantic one. If you have FIVE stays at Hilton HHonors properties (no Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, or Home2 Suites), you will receive 15000 bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles in addition to 5000 base miles. You can transfer Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles then to Hilton HHonors points and you will receive 40000 Hilton points for 20000 miles.

3. Priority Club Promotions here and here

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– There are number of promotions that you can always take advantage of. Some of these “unpublished” but I have listed them all here on LoyaltyLobby. I will do the Q4 stay promo combined with the Roles to Rooms. With other bonuses, I will earn in excess of 50K Priority Club points for 7 stays. You can do even better if you start with a “fresh” account.

4. Starwood Better By the Night + IOS Bookings Bonus + Air Canada Aeroplan Bonus

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You can actually combine all these promotions. The Better By The Night is lackluster but ok when you make the hotel booking using SPG’s iPhone app for 500 extra points per stay. You can combine these two with the Aeroplan bonus of 5K miles for 5 stays.

5. Radisson Free Night Promo: Stay One Night, Get One Night

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You can get a free night award just for staying for a night by December 31, 2012 at any Radisson/Radisson Blu property in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The free night award is valid until December 31, 2013.

Conclusion

It appears first that there are no truly outstanding promotions out there, but these four are definitely worth taking advantage of.

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

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

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Hilton HHonors has a new rate offer “Be Yourself” for select Conrad hotels. If you don’t have status with Hilton HHonors, you can choose between an upgrade or breakfast at check if. If you have Gold or Diamond status, you will receive 5000 bonus points for your stay as breakfast and upgrade are both part of Gold/Diamond benefits.

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Participating Conrad properties for this offer:

  • Conrad Algarve
  • Conrad Bali
  • Conrad Bangkok
  • Conrad Bangkok Residences
  • Conrad Beijing
  • Conrad Brussels
  • Conrad Cairo
  • Conrad Centennial Singapore
  • Conrad Chicago
  • Conrad Dalian
  • Conrad Dubai
  • Conrad Dublin
  • Conrad Hong Kong
  • Conrad Indianapolis
  • Conrad Istanbul
  • Conrad Koh Samui
  • Conrad Koh Samui Residences
  • Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
  • Conrad Miami
  • Conrad New York
  • Conrad Pezula
  • Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino
  • Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
  • Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay
  • Conrad Seoul

You need to book a rate code PBBEY1 to be eligible for this offer.

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Conrad Be Yourself Conrad Bangkok

It seems that this offer is tied to the Best Available Rate that is rarely the lowest available rate. At the Conrad Bangkok there are number of offers with breakfast included that have a lower price than this promotional rate. For the lowest rates, you may want to check out the rate code PR13CB as well.

Conclusion

This offer can make sense IF there are no other rates than Best Available Rate available. I do think that it would be rather rare occurrence, however.

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

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Hilton HHonors has a special bonus offer for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members. You can receive up to 15000 bonus miles for five stays between September 26 and December 31, 2012. Registration prior to your stay is required to be eligible for this offer and you need to choose Virgin Atlantic as your Double Dip partner.

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Bonus miles per stay

1. Stay 1 – 1000 bonus miles

2. Stay 2 – 2000 bonus miles

3. Stay 3 – 3000 bonus miles

4. Stay 4 – 4000 bonus miles

5. Stay 5 – 5000 bonus miles

6. Stay 6+ – no bonus miles

Variable or fixed miles?

You can choose between variable or fixed miles when Virgin Atlantic is your double dip partner.

Variable miles are easy to understand. You will receive two Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles per USD spend.

Fixed miles are different. You will receive a set number of miles 1000, 200, or 100 depending of the Hilton brand you are staying at:

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At full service hotels you should choose fixed miles option as long as your folio amount is less than $500. If you folio amount is in excess of $500, the variable miles is better option.

You can transfer Virgin Atlantic miles back to Hilton HHonors points

I have written a piece about a strategy of choosing Virgin Atlantic as your double dip partner, even when you don’t really want to collect their miles, and later transferring the miles back to Hilton HHonors points.

If you earn the maximum number of bonus miles under this offer (15000) and the base fixed miles (5000) for five stays, you can then transfer these 20000 miles to 40000 Hilton HHonors points. You cannot do these transfers over the phone, but you have to call the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

Conclusion

This is a nice offer whether you collect Virgin Atlantic miles or Hilton HHonors points. If your preference is Hilton points, you would earn and additional 6K Hilton HHonors points per stays by going the Virgin route and moving them back to Hilton.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. To participate in the offer, you must be a Hilton HHonors™ member and register at http://www.hhonors.com/FCstaymore. Membership is free. You must have Virgin Atlantic Airways selected in your HHonors profile as your preferred airline, prior to booking your Hilton Worldwide stay. In order to earn bonus miles, HHonors members must select from two Double Dip® Earnings Style options: HHonors Points and Variable Miles or HHonors Points and Fixed Miles. 
2. Only stays completed after registration will be eligible for Flying Club miles award. Points cannot be retrospectively applied.
3. HHonors members choosing HHonors Points and Fixed Miles award will earn 10 HHonors Base Points per eligible U.S. dollar spent plus 1000 or 200 or 100 miles (as applicable) per stay. Please visithttp://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/points/earningmiles.do or ask at the time of booking for details of the fixed points awarded at your chosen hotel. Members will also be awarded the following bonus Flying Club miles per stay:

• 1st stay: 1,000 bonus miles
• 2nd stay: 2,000 bonus miles
• 3rd stay: 3,000 bonus miles
• 4th stay: 4,000 bonus miles
• 5th stay: 5,000 bonus miles
• From 6 stays and more – members will be awarded the standard stay miles only.

4. HHonors members choosing HHonors Points and Variable Miles award, will earn 10 HHonors Base Points plus 2 Flying Club base miles per 1 USD spent, plus the following bonus Flying Club miles per stay:

• 1st stay: 1,000 bonus miles
• 2nd stay: 2,000 bonus miles
• 3rd stay: 3,000 bonus miles
• 4th stay: 4,000 bonus miles
• 5th stay: 5,000 bonus miles
• From 6 stays and more – members will be awarded the standard stay Points and Miles only.

5. Up to a maximum of 15,000 Flying Club bonus miles can be claimed during this promotional period of 26 September September and 31 December 2012.
6. Flying Club Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to Flying Club Terms and Conditions
7. Offer is subject to availability at participating Hilton Worldwide Hotels & Resorts for stays completed between 26 September and

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