IHG Rewards Club BA/IB Avios Earnings Update Mix Up (Reverted)


Last week, I wrote about changes that IHG Rewards Club had done to stays credited to British Airways and Iberia Avios (read more here).


Turns out that this was a mistake on IHG’s part. Seems that the airline had updated the old version of the BA & IB Avios earnings, when adding Hawaiian Airlines to its partner airlines.

Hilton Japan & Korea 48-Hour 50% Off Flash Sale


Hilton is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Japan and offering 48 hour flash sale at participating properties in Japan and Korea.


You must book these rate between by 1PM January 17, 2014, Japan time. The offer is valid for stays between January 16 and June 30, 2014.

Marriott Rewards MegaMiles 2014 Promotion: Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus Miles (Targeted?)


Marriott Rewards has a new MegaMiles promotion for up to 50,000 bonus miles. You earn 5,000 bonus miles for every second stay between February 1 and April 30, 2014.


The text on the MegaMiles site indicates that this offer would only be available for new Marriott Rewards members that choose miles as their earning option.

Hilton HHonors Status Bar Woes! (What My Status Is Come April 1st?)


Just before the new year , my Hilton HHonors status bar disappeared due to “updating to reflect 2014 program status”-message. I wrote a piece at the time that you can access here.


The status bar has gone through two iterations since that (you can see then above):

US Airways Buy & Gift Dividend Miles 100% Bonus January 2014 (Targeted)


US Airways has a new 100% bonus for buying or gifting Dividend Miles by January 31, 2014. This offer seems to be targeted to those that purchased miles in 2013.


You can access US Airways web page for buying miles here, where you can check your eligibility for this offer.

Marriott Elite Buy Back Promotion 2014 – Buy Back Your 2013 Elite Status


Marriott is the only hotel loyalty program that allows you to buy back the status that you had the previous year for a set number of points. This Elite Buy Back Promotion has again returned.


You can buy back the status you had in 2013 through April 1, 2014. The number of points requires is dependent of the status level that you wish to maintain.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: 3,000 Points “New Stay Bonus” Offer (2014)


IHG Rewards Club has a “New Stay Bonus – Test Market Offer” promotion for 3,000 bonus points for one stay.


You can earn 3,000 bonus points once and need to do it within 60 or 90 days after registering for this promotion.

United Selling PQM’s/PQS’s Towards 2014 Status

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United has been sending out an emails yesterday to MileagePlus members that are within 15,000 PQM’s or 15 PQS’s of reaching higher level or renewing their status.


You can access this offer on United’s website here.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: 1,000 Bonus Points For One Stay (2014)


IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion for 1,000 bonus points for a stay within 60 days after you sign up for it.

Edit: This offer maybe only for one stay and not for unlimited number of stays.


You can earn this 1,000 bonus points unlimited number of times during the 60 day period.

Bangkok Shutdown Day Two


In 2013, I spent two to three months in Bangkok and consider it my “home” in Asia. Right now, I am watching the developments far away from the Society Islands.


The demonstration is now in their second day and the demonstrators have blocked seven major traffic intersections in central Bangkok.

Marriott Rewards Tennessee Promotion: Up To 8,000 Bonus Points Per Stay (December 1 – February 23, 2014)

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Marriott Rewards has a promotion for ten participating properties in Tennessee for stays between December 1, 2013, and February 23, 2014.


The number of bonus points that you earn per stay is tied to the number of nights spent:

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Buy/Gift/Share Miles Get 25% Bonus


Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has a promotion for buying, gifting and sharing miles between January 13 and February 10, 2014. The airline is offering 25% bonus.


You can access this offer on Virgin Atlantic’s home page here.

Airbnb Free Night For New Accounts (Minimum Two Nights)


Airbnb is a service that allows people to rent their apartments or rooms over the internet and it has gathered quite a following.


Now, Airbnb is offering a free night maximum value of $300 when you make your first reservation for minimum of two nights.

SPG & Caesars “Take A Spin” Game


SPG and Caesars Entertainment announced their partnership back in in December (read more here). SPG members can earn and redeem Starpoints at Caesars affiliated properties and vice versa.


Now, SPG has launched “Take A Spin” game with Caesars that you can access here and play daily until February 7, 2014. You can win free SPG and Caesars nights and Starpoints. 

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