IHG Rewards Club: Buy Points & Get 50% Bonus

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IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion for buying points between November 25 and December 2, 2013, and getting maximum of 50% bonus on purchased points.

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When you purchase more than 26,000 points at a time, you get the price of $11.50 per 1000 points. The maximum number of points, excluding bonus points, that you can purchase in a calendar year is maxed at 60,000. You can be gifted another 60,000 points.

IHG Rewards Club UK/Europe Christmas Sale €25-€125

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InterContinental Hotels Group is having a 48-hour sale for 25,000 rooms in Europe for stays between December 16 and January 26, 2014. This sale will end on November 26 or when the 25,000 rooms under this offer have been sold.

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You cannot book this offer online, but you rather have to call your local IHG phone number and quote “CHRISTMAS”. Edit: You can now book online using the link here.

Compensation Clinic: Hyatt Place New York Midtown South ADA Room Problems

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LoyaltyLobby reader had reserved an ADA room at the Hyatt Place New York Midtown South due to wife’s recent knee surgery and hotel had failed to honor the reservation as booked.

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The guest had stayed at this property previously and had had problems with the “late check out request” that had not been on available and was in touch with the property before this latest stay to confirm both the ADA room and the late check out.

Le Club Accorhotels Platinum Sign Up (November Special) + Super Sale Reminder

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We now have a new public link for instant Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status. Even if you have no use for Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status, you can always use it to status match to i.e. Club Carlson or Best Western.

EDIT: THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED. YOU CAN STILL REQUEST A PRIVATE SIGN UP LINK BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

Once this public link no longer works, I have the private Platinum status sign up link by request available.

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If you already have an Le Club Accorhotels account OR you have A Club account, please read the following three pieces:

Hyatt 20% Discount For China UnionPay Holders At Select Hotels Worldwide

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Hyatt is offering 20% off of Hyatt Daily Rate at 54 participating Hyatt hotels for China UnionPay cardholders for stays between October 1 and January 7, 2014, that are booked by December 31.

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You need to use the promotion code HTCUP (special offer code-field) at the time of making the reservation for the discount to show up.

American Airlines November (2013) Buy Miles Offer: Up To 30% Bonus

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American Airlines has a new offer for buying AAdvantage miles and this time offering 30% bonus, when buying the maximum allowed per account during the calendar year that is 60,000 miles.

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This offer is valid for purchases made up to December 31, 2013, and you can access it here.

Room Upsell Email: Case InterContinental Hong Kong

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Sometimes, prior to your stay, you may receive an email from the property offering you room upgrades for cash. As an elite member with most of the chains, I rarely receive these, as the upgrades are processed complimentary based on the status.

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Few days ago, I received an email from an InterContinental hotel that I had not stayed at previously. I was using China Dream award nights ( read more here) and some hotels go by the book with Royal Ambassador benefits on these (basically none).

Hyatt Gold Passport Buy Points Promotion: Get Up To 30% Bonus

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Hyatt Gold Passport has a new promotion for buying points that is valid until November 29, 2013. You can get up to 30% bonus on purchased points for buying exactly 40,000 points.

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The price of a point purchased at the 30% bonus level is 1.85 cents each. You can access this offer here.

Starwood Asia Pacific Holiday Sale (Red Hot Deals)

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Starwood is now advertising the Red Hot Deals as a Holiday Sale in Asia Pacific. This offer is valid for stays booked by December 15, 2013, and consumed by March 31, 2014.

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The copy offers up to 50% discounts and you need to use an offer code Daily50 or DALY50 to pull up the rates, although they are likely come up automatically on the rate search.

Choice Privileges American Airlines Promotion: 1,000 Miles For 1,000 Stays

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Choice Privileges has an interesting promotion for those that collect American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

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The first 1,000 qualifying stays with a check out date of November 25 – December 23, 2013, earn total of 1,000 miles (750 base + 250 bonus).

Shangri-La’s Golden Circle Turns 3 Celebration 5th Week (Another 200 Free Points)

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Shangri-La’s Golden Circle loyalty program turned 3-years old. To celebrate this milestone you can get up to 1,200 free points by signing up for the program, if you are not already a member, and playing a game on computer and depositing a prize code using an Android or iOS mobile app (or on the web) each week for seven six weeks.

Note that it is still possible to get 400 points by playing the game for the last two weeks. 

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You can get 100 free points per week for the next two weeks and additional 100 points for depositing the prize code by using one of the mobile apps.

Etihad Double & Triple Bonus Miles Offer From US Gateways (+ Status Match Info)

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Eihad Guest is offering double miles in economy and triple miles in business & first for travel from US gateway cities of New York, Chicago and Washington to any destination on EY’s network.

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Note that this offer is only available from the three above mentioned cities for travel between November 22 and December 20, 2013 that are ticketed 11/20-12/15.

SPG Cyber Monday Sale (November 25 – December 6)

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Starwood will launch a Cyber Monday sale next Monday (November 25) that will last until December 6 for stays between November 25, 2013 and January 26, 2014. The offer is valid at resorts until April 27, 2014.

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The offer is valid at participating hotels in North and Latin America and offers discount up to 40%.

Hyatt Diamond Status For The Lifetime Of The Card Honored

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Last Thursday, I wrote a piece about an offer that Hyatt had emailed to some Diamond members offering “permanent” Diamond status for the duration of holding the Chase affiliated credit card (read more here).

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On Friday, Hyatt claimed that it was an error and gave very non-committal answer how the situation would be handled (read more here).

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