New Starwood SPG Benefit – Stay & Night Credits For Up To 3 Rooms At a Time

Starwood has done some terms and conditions changes lately that have gone largely unpublished. One was the “Global Personalization at Starwood” where Starwood can now “spy” you on your social networks like Facebook and LinkEdIn. But there are other changes made as well.

Apparently, you have been able to earn points, stay and night credits for up to 3 rooms at a time since March 1st this year. If you are an SPG member and book three rooms under your SPG account number for one night, you will receive both three night and stay credits. This is quite a change. Previously you were able to earn Starpoints for up to three rooms, but you wouldn’t get stay or night credits for more than one room at a time.

Is Starwood Spying Its Guests on Facebook and LinkedIn – Global Personalization at Starwood?

I was trying to find out this info from the updated terms and conditions dated March 15th, 2012. This information, however, is not explicitly listed there at all:


There are no mentions that one would also earn stay and night credits, but this was confirmed by the Starwood’s social media representatives recently on FlyerTalk:


So, if you play your cards right, you only need eight stays of 3 rooms + one stay to make a Platinum status with the Starwood. This really helps, if you are in need of mattress runs. You can do three stays in a one night when the rates are low i.e. during weekends and around the holidays.

Hilton HHonors 3rd Quarter “Triple Your Trip” 2012 Double or Triple Points Promotion


Hilton just unveiled their 3rd quarter of 2012 bonus points promotion. You will receive double Hilton HHonors bonus points for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday stays. Weekend stays of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will receive triple Hilton HHonors points. This promotion is valid from July 1st to September 30th, 2012.


You need to register for this promotion in advance for the bonuses to kick in. There is a list of 495 properties that have decided not to participate to this promotion that you can find at the end of this post or on Hilton’s website. The terms and conditions also refer to rates that don’t qualify for this promotion, but only links to generic Hilton HHonors terms and conditions page. One of my favorite rate that is normally not a qualifying one for any bonus points promotion, PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer, is not listed there. I would not expect it to qualify, however.

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Here’s how you calculate the number of bonus points that you would earn:

How will the Double and Triple points be calculated?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)


  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)


  • 8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

So, I am going to earn 30 Hilton HHonors points for my weekday stays and 40 points for weekend stays during the promotion period as a Hilton HHonors Diamond member that has set to the Double Dip earning option to points & points.

Just a reminder that it might make sense to have Virgin Atlantic as your double dip partner because you can later transfer the Virgin Atlantic miles back to Hilton HHonors points. This is very useful if you have relatively inexpensive one night stays. The other option is still to have BMI as you double dip partner.

Here are the frequently asked questions by Hilton regarding this promotion:

Q3 2012 ‘Triple Your Trip’ HHonors Promotion

What is the name of the Hilton HHonors™ promotion for the third quarter of 2012?
‘Triple Your Trip’

What is the promotion?
HHonors members will receive double points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday through Thursday nights of their stay and triple points for the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights of their stay completed during the Promotion Period.

What is the Promotion Period for the ‘Triple Your Trip’ HHonors promotion?
July 1, 2012 through September 30, 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

What does Double and Triple Points mean?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  “Triple Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to twice the number of Base Points earned on the average nightly folio for qualifying Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.  Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward tier qualification.  Please allow 6-8 weeks from completion of your stay for the Bonus Points to appear in your HHonors account.

How will the Double and Triple points be calculated?
For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay during the Promotion Period, divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay.

US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)


  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)


  • 8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

Do I have to change my Double Dip® Earnings Style Option in my HHonors account in order to receive Double and/or Triple Points for this promotion?
No. However, to maximize the number of points you can earn during the promotion, selecting HHonors Points and HHonors Points would be best.

Do I have to register for this promotion?
Yes. HHonors members must register for the promotion at

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 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

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

Are all rates included in this promotion?
No. A list of excluded rates can be found by clicking here.

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. Regardless of when a reservation was booked, any nights within the Promotion Period will receive the promotion bonus.

If I check-in before July 1, 2012 or check-out after September 30, 2012, do I still earn credit for that stay?
Registered HHonors members will receive a bonus only for the nights of an eligible 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.

Will I receive Double Points or Triple Points for any stays within the Promotion Period that I completed PRIOR to registering for the promotion?
No. Only members registered prior to check-out will receive Double and/or Triple Points for nights within the Promotion Period.

Will the Double and Triple points apply to all points received during the stay?
The offer applies only to Base Point earnings for the nights during the Promotional Period and does not include Elite tier bonus or other Bonus Points.

Can an HHonors member receive both Double Bonus Points and Triple Bonus Points with their stay?
Yes. HHonors members are awarded Double Points for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. A member will receive either Double or Triple Points for each night of their eligible stay within the Promotion Period. However, a member will not receive Double or Triple Points for the same night during the Promotion Period.

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.

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?
Yes. We can credit a maximum of 2 rooms.

Will members earn Double and/or Triple Points for Reward Stays for this promotion?
Members will earn Double and/or Triple 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 by Hilton. For a complete explanation see number 14 under Accrual of Points here.

Can I register for other promotions if I register for this promotion?
Yes, unless stated otherwise in the Terms and Conditions of other select promotions, a member can register for multiple promotions.

Whom may I contact if I have more questions?
If you have more questions about the Triple Your Trip promotion, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-HHONORS. Outside the United Stated and Canada, please dial + 800 44 45 86 67.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

The offer (“Triple Your Trip”) is valid for eligble stays completed between July 1 and September 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio (<click here for hotels who have chosen to not participate>). Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will receive the bonus 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. For the Triple Your Trip promotion, the Bonus Points you earn per night are calculated based on the average nightly folio of your total stay (average nightly folio is calculated by taking the total net folio of your stay divided by the total number of nights of the stay). Triple Your Trip Double Points are awarded for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in your stay. Triple Your Trip Triple Points are awarded for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in your stay. For a detailed explanation of how points are issued for Triple Your Trip, please see (<Frequently Asked Questions>). “Double Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to the number of Base Points earned during a stay. “Triple Points” means you will receive a bonus equal to double the number of Base Points earned during a stay. Bonus Points earned on Base Points do not count toward 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 is the list of the properties that have decided to not to participate to this promotion:

Hotels that Have Chosen to Not Participate with this Promotion

ALASKA Anchorage Embassy Suites Anchorage
Anchorage Hampton Inn Anchorage
Anchorage Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage
Anchorage Homewood Suites by Hilton® Anchorage
ALABAMA Birmingham Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive
Dothan Hampton Inn & Suites Dothan
Dothan Hilton Garden Inn Dothan
Huntsville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Huntsville-Village of Providence
Jackson Hampton Inn Jackson
Montgomery Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery-EastChase
Tuscaloosa Hilton Garden Inn Tuscaloosa
ARKANSAS Fort Smith Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Smith
Rogers Hampton Inn Bentonville/Rogers
Rogers Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bentonville-Rogers
ARIZONA Avondale Homewood Suites by Hilton® Phoenix-Avondale
Chandler Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center
Gilbert DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix – Gilbert
Phoenix Embassy Suites Phoenix – Biltmore
Phoenix Embassy Suites Phoenix – Scottsdale
Phoenix Homewood Suites by Hilton® Phoenix Airport South
Sedona Hampton Inn Sedona
Sedona Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa
Show Low Hampton Inn & Suites Show Low-Pinetop
Yuma Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma
CALIFORNIA Agoura Hills Homewood Suites by Hilton® Agoura Hills
Anaheim Embassy Suites Anaheim – North
Beverly Hills The Beverly Hilton
Burlingame DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport
Burlingame Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – Waterfront
Burlingame Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport/Burlingame
Carlsbad Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Carlsbad Homewood Suites by Hilton® Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Clovis Hampton Inn & Suites Clovis-Airport North
Clovis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fresno Airport/Clovis, CA
Downey Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Downey
El Segundo Hilton Garden Inn LAX/El Segundo
Folsom Hilton Garden Inn Folsom
Fontana Hilton Garden Inn Fontana
Garden Grove Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove
Glendale Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Ctr
Huntington Beach The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Irvine DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Irvine – Spectrum
La Jolla Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Los Angeles Embassy Suites Los Angeles – International Airport/North
Los Angeles Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Milpitas Embassy Suites Milpitas – Silicon Valley
Milpitas Hilton Garden Inn San Jose/Milpitas
Monterey Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
Napa Embassy Suites Napa Valley
Newark Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Fremont
Oxnard Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort
Oxnard Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor
Rancho Cordova Hampton Inn Sacramento/Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cucamonga Hilton Garden Inn Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga Homewood Suites by Hilton® Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
Roseville Hilton Garden Inn Roseville
Roseville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Sacramento-Roseville
Sacramento Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento/South Natomas
Sacramento Homewood Suites by Hilton® Sacramento Airport-Natomas
San Diego DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley
San Diego Embassy Suites San Diego – La Jolla
San Diego Embassy Suites San Diego Bay – Downtown
San Diego Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown
San Diego Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo
San Diego Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Hilton San Diego Bayfront
San Diego Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Jose Homewood Suites by Hilton® San Jose Airport-Silicon Valley
San Luis Obispo Hampton Inn & Suites San Luis Obispo
San Pedro DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Pedro – Port of Los Angeles
San Rafael Embassy Suites San Rafael – Marin County
Santa Ana DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana – Orange County Airport
Santa Clara Embassy Suites Santa Clara – Silicon Valley
Santa Clarita Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Santa Clarita
Seaside Embassy Suites Monterey Bay – Seaside
South San Francisco Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – South San Francisco
South San Francisco Hampton Inn San Francisco-Airport
South San Francisco Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North
Temecula Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
Tracy Hampton Inn Tracy
Tulare Hampton Inn & Suites Tulare
Universal City Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Valencia Embassy Suites Valencia
Windsor Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor – Sonoma Wine Country
COLORADO Aurora DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver – Aurora
Boulder Homewood Suites by Hilton – Boulder
Breckenridge DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge
Denver Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
Denver Embassy Suites Denver – International Airport
Durango DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Durango
Englewood Homewood Suites by Hilton® Denver Tech Center
Fort Collins Hampton Inn Ft. Collins
Fort Collins Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins
Fort Collins Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Collins
Glenwood Springs Hampton Inn Glenwood Springs
Highlands Ranch Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Highlands Ranch
CONNECTICUT Enfield Hampton Inn Springfield South Enfield
Farmington Hampton Inn and Suites Hartford/Farmington
Farmington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hartford-Farmington
Meriden Hampton Inn Meriden – Wallingford
Wallingford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Wallingford-Meriden
Windsor Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North/Bradley Int’l Airport
Windsor Locks Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hartford/Windsor Locks
DC Washington Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Washington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Washington
DELAWARE Newark Embassy Suites Newark – Wilmington/South
Newark Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Wilmington South Area
Wilmington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Wilmington-Brandywine Valley
FLORIDA Boynton Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach
Clearwater Hilton Clearwater Beach
Destin Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Ellenton Hampton Inn Ellenton/Bradenton
Fort Lauderdale Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport
Fort Myers Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Myers Beach/Summerlin Rd
Fort Walton Beach Hampton Inn Ft. Walton Beach
Jacksonville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville-South/St. Johns Ctr.
Key West Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
Lake Worth Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Lake Worth-Turnpike
Lakeland Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
Miami Hampton Inn & Suites Miami-Doral/Dolphin Mall
Miami Homewood Suites by Hilton® Miami-Airport/Blue Lagoon
Miramar Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar
Orlando DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Orlando Embassy Suites Orlando – Airport
Orlando Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Lake Buena Vista – Orlando
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-Nearest to Univ Studios®
Orlando Homewood Suites by Hilton® Orlando-UCF Area
Palm Beach Gardens Hampton Inn Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens
Panama City Beach Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Pier Park Area
Saint Augustine Hampton Inn St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
Seffner Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-East
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center
Tampa Embassy Suites Tampa – Airport/Westshore
Tampa Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon
Tampa Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
University Park Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/University Park
Wellington Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington
West Palm Beach Hampton Inn West Palm Beach Florida Turnpike
GEORGIA Alpharetta Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Alpharetta
Atlanta DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Galleria
Atlanta Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center
Atlanta Homewood Suites by Hilton® Atlanta-Galleria/Cumberland
Columbus Hampton Inn Columbus-Airport
Columbus Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus
Duluth Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta/Duluth/Gwinnett County
Savannah Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Historic District
Savannah Hilton Savannah DeSoto
Valdosta Hampton Inn & Suites Valdosta/Conference Center
Valdosta Hilton Garden Inn Valdosta
HAWAII Honolulu Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk
IOWA Ames Hilton Garden Inn Ames
Cedar Rapids Hampton Inn & Suites Cedar Rapids – North
Cedar Rapids Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cedar Rapids-North
Davenport Hampton Inn & Suites Davenport
Dubuque Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown
IDAHO Boise Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown
ILLINOIS Bedford Park Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Midway Airport
Des Plaines Hilton Garden Inn Chicago OHare Airport
Evanston Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
Forsyth Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth
Joliet Hampton Inn Joliet – I-55
Joliet Hampton Inn Joliet – I-80
Lake Forest Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
Lombard Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook
Oakbrook Terrace Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
Rockford Hampton Inn Rockford
Rockford Hilton Garden Inn Rockford
Schaumburg Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg
Schaumburg Homewood Suites by Hilton® Chicago – Schaumburg
Skokie Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie
Tinley Park Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Tinley Park
Warrenville Hilton Garden Inn Naperville/Warrenville
INDIANA Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
Bloomington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bloomington
Elkhart Hilton Garden Inn Elkhart
Fort Wayne Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Wayne-North
Indianapolis Embassy Suites Indianapolis – Downtown
Indianapolis Embassy Suites Indianapolis – North
Indianapolis Hampton Inn Indianapolis-Ne/Castleton
Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis Northwest
Indianapolis Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis-Downtown
Merrillville Hampton Inn Merrillville
Merrillville Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville
Plainfield Homewood Suites by Hilton® Indianapolis-Airport/Plainfield
South Bend DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel South Bend
South Bend Hilton Garden Inn South Bend
Warsaw Hampton Inn Warsaw
KANSAS Wichita Homewood Suites by Hilton® @ The Waterfront
KENTUCKY Covington Embassy Suites Cincinnati – RiverCenter (Covington, KY
Florence Hilton Cincinnati Airport
LOUISIANA Baton Rouge DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baton Rouge
New Orleans DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
New Orleans Embassy Suites New Orleans – Convention Center
New Orleans Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter/CBD
New Orleans Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans Homewood Suites by Hilton® New Orleans
Shreveport Hampton Inn & Suites Shreveport/South
Shreveport Hampton Inn Shreveport Airport
Slidell Homewood Suites by Hilton® Slidell, LA
West Monroe Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
MASSACHUSETTS Arlington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cambridge-Arlington
Auburn Hampton Inn Auburn
Boston DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
Boston Embassy Suites Boston – at Logan Airport
Braintree Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree
Canton Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Canton, MA
Holyoke Homewood Suites by Hilton® Holyoke-Springfield/North
Marlborough Embassy Suites Boston – Marlborough
Peabody Hampton Inn Boston/Peabody
Peabody Homewood Suites by Hilton® Boston-Peabody
Waltham Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham
MARYLAND Annapolis Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis
Bel Air Homewood Suites by Hilton® Bel Air
Bethesda Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
Frederick Hilton Garden Inn Frederick
Glen Burnie Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie
Hunt Valley Embassy Suites Baltimore – North/Hunt Valley
Linthicum Embassy Suites Baltimore – at BWI Airport
Silver Spring Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
MAINE Freeport Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown
Portland Hampton Inn Portland Downtown – Waterfront
MICHIGAN Ann Arbor Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-South
East Lansing Hampton Inn East Lansing
Grand Rapids Hampton Inn Grand Rapids-North
Jackson Hampton Inn Jackson
Kalamazoo Hampton Inn & Suites Kalamazoo-Oshtemo
Novi Hilton Garden Inn Detroit/Novi
Traverse City Hampton Inn Traverse City
MINNESOTA Bloomington Embassy Suites Bloomington
Bloomington Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
Bloomington Hampton Inn Minneapolis/Bloomington (Airport Area)
Bloomington Hampton Inn Ste Minneapolis St Paul Arpt-Mall of America
Duluth Hampton Inn Duluth
Minneapolis DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
Oakdale Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale
Rochester Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester-North
Rochester Hampton Inn Rochester
Saint Paul Embassy Suites St. Paul – Downtown
MISSOURI Columbia Hampton Inn Columbia
Kansas City Embassy Suites Kansas City – Plaza
Kansas City Hampton Inn Kansas City-Airport
Kansas City Hampton Inn Kansas City-Liberty
Lee’s Summit Hampton Inn Kansas City-Lee’s Summit
Richmond Heights Homewood Suites by Hilton® St. Louis – Galleria
Saint Charles Hampton Inn St. Louis/St. Charles
Saint Louis Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park
Saint Louis Hampton Inn St. Louis-Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)
MISSISSIPPI Hattiesburg Hampton Inn Hattiesburg
Southaven Hampton Inn Memphis/Southaven
MONTANA Billings Hilton Garden Inn Billings
Bozeman Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
Kalispell Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell
Missoula Hilton Garden Inn Missoula
NORTH CAROLINA Asheville Hampton Inn Asheville – I-26 Biltmore Square
Asheville Hampton Inn Asheville-Tunnel Rd.
Asheville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Asheville-Tunnel Road
Cary Embassy Suites Raleigh – Durham/Research Triangle
Cary Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh/Cary
Charlotte DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Charlotte – SouthPark
Charlotte Hampton Inn Charlotte-University Place
Charlotte Hampton Inn Charlotte-Uptown
Charlotte Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown
Concord Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort & Spa
Fayetteville Home2 Suites by Hilton® Fayetteville, NC
Fletcher Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville-I-26
Holly Springs Hampton Inn & Suites Holly Springs
Jacksonville Home2 Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville, NC
Raleigh Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh-Crabtree Valley
Salisbury Hampton Inn Salisbury
Wilmington Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center
NORTH DAKOTA Fargo Hilton Garden Inn Fargo
Grand Forks Hilton Garden Inn Grand Forks-UND
NEBRASKA Omaha DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Omaha
Omaha Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Omaha Homewood Suites by Hilton® Omaha-Downtown
NEW HAMPSHIRE Portsmouth Homewood Suites by Hilton® Portsmouth
NEW JERSEY Cranford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newark-Cranford
East Rutherford Homewood Suites by Hilton® East Rutherford – Meadowlands, NJ
Jersey City DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
Mahwah Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mahwah
Mount Laurel Homewood Suites by Hilton® Mt. Laurel
Parsippany Embassy Suites Parsippany
Princeton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Princeton
Secaucus Embassy Suites Secaucus – Meadowlands
Somerset Homewood Suites by Hilton® Somerset
South Plainfield Hampton Inn South Plainfield-Piscataway
NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Homewood Suites by Hilton® Albuquerque Uptown
Las Cruces Hilton Garden Inn Las Cruces
Santa Fe Homewood Suites by Hilton® Santa Fe-North
NEVADA Reno Homewood Suites by Hilton® Reno
NEW YORK Albany Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road (Airport)
Albany Hilton Garden Inn Albany Airport
Buffalo Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown
Buffalo Homewood Suites by Hilton® Buffalo-Amherst
Cheektowaga Hampton Inn Buffalo-Airport Galleria
Cheektowaga Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Airport
Cheektowaga Homewood Suites by Hilton® Buffalo-Airport
Elmsford Hampton Inn White Plains/Tarrytown
Fishkill Hilton Garden Inn Poughkeepsie/Fishkill
Garden City Hampton Inn Garden City
Lake George Hampton Inn & Suites Lake George
New York Hilton New York
Newburgh Hilton Garden Inn Newburgh/Stewart Airport
Plainview Hilton Garden Inn Melville
Plainview Homewood Suites by Hilton® Long Island-Melville
Ronkonkoma Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
Saratoga Springs Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs
Westbury Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
Williamsville Hampton Inn Buffalo-Williamsville
OHIO Akron DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Akron – Fairlawn
Akron Hilton Akron/Fairlawn
Beachwood Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland-Beachwood
Beachwood Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland-Beachwood
Blue Ash Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati Blue Ash
Cambridge Hampton Inn Cambridge
Canton Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport
Cleveland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown – Lakeside
Columbus Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
Columbus Hilton Columbus at Easton
Dublin Embassy Suites Columbus – Dublin
Dublin Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus-Dublin
Fairborn Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn
Miamisburg Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dayton-South
Milford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cincinnati-Milford
Perrysburg Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg
Solon Homewood Suites by Hilton® Cleveland-Solon
Troy Hampton Inn Troy
Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland/Twinsburg
Westlake Hampton Inn Cleveland-Westlake
OKLAHOMA Lawton Hampton Inn & Suites Lawton
Lawton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Lawton, OK
Oklahoma City Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown
Oklahoma City The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
OREGON Beaverton Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hillsboro/Beaverton
Corvallis Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
Portland Embassy Suites Portland – Downtown
Portland Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Tigard Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square
PENNSYLVANIA Altoona Hampton Inn Altoona
Audubon Homewood Suites by Hilton® Philadelphia-Valley Forge
Breinigsville Hilton Garden Inn Allentown West
Coraopolis Embassy Suites Pittsburgh – International Airport
Glen Mills Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford
Hanover Hampton Inn Hanover
Johnstown Hampton Inn Johnstown
Kennett Square Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square
Malvern Homewood Suites by Hilton® Philadelphia-Great Valley
Mechanicsburg Hampton Inn Harrisburg-West
Monroeville Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Monroeville
Newtown Homewood Suites by Hilton® Newtown, PA
Philadelphia Hilton Philadelphia Airport
Scranton Hampton Inn Scranton At Montage Mountain
Wayne Embassy Suites Philadelphia-Valley Forge
SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston – Historic District
Charleston Embassy Suites Charleston – Historic Charleston
Charleston Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/West Ashley
Charleston Hampton Inn Charleston-Historic District
Mount Pleasant Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Isle Of Palms
Mount Pleasant Hampton Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Patriots Point
Myrtle Beach Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach-Oceanfront Resort
Myrtle Beach Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
North Charleston Hampton Inn & Suites North Charleston-University Blvd
TENNESSEE Brentwood Hilton Suites Brentwood
Chattanooga Hampton Inn Chattanooga-Airport/I-75
Chattanooga Homewood Suites by Hilton® Chattanooga-Hamilton Place
Collierville Hampton Inn Memphis/Collierville
Dyersburg Hampton Inn Dyersburg
Franklin Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Brantford/Hamilton
Jackson Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson
Knoxville Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Turkey Creek/Farragut
Knoxville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Knoxville West at Turkey Creek
Memphis Hampton Inn Memphis-Poplar
Memphis Hilton Memphis
Nashville Embassy Suites Nashville – Airport
Nashville Embassy Suites Nashville – at Vanderbilt
Nashville Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville-Downtown
Pigeon Forge Hampton Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge On The Parkway
TEXAS Addison Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas/Addison
Allen Hampton Inn & Suites-Dallas Allen
Arlington Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-Arlington
Austin Homewood Suites by Hilton® Austin-Arboretum/NW
Corpus Christi Hilton Garden Inn Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Homewood Suites by Hilton® Corpus Christi
Dallas DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre
Dallas Embassy Suites Dallas – Love Field
Dallas Embassy Suites Dallas – Market Center
Dallas Hilton Dallas/Park Cities
Dallas Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Market Center
Duncanville Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Duncanville
El Paso Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso-Airport
Fort Worth Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center
Fort Worth Homewood Suites by Hilton® Ft. Worth-North at Fossil Creek
Frisco Hilton Garden Inn Frisco
Frisco Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-Frisco
Grapevine Hilton Garden Inn DFW North Grapevine
Grapevine Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-DFW Airport N-Grapevine
Houston DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport
Houston Embassy Suites Houston – Energy Corridor
Houston Embassy Suites Houston – Near the Galleria
Houston Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston Hilton Houston North
Houston Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston Near the Galleria
Houston Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston-Clear Lake
Irving Embassy Suites Dallas – DFW International Airport South
Irving Hampton Inn Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
Irving Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas
Lakeway Hampton Inn & Suites Austin – Lakeway
Lewisville Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville
Lewisville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Dallas-Lewisville
Pearland Hilton Garden Inn Houston-Pearland
Rockwall Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
Round Rock Hampton Inn Austin-Round Rock
Round Rock Homewood Suites by Hilton® Austin/Round Rock, TX
San Marcos Embassy Suites San Marcos – Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
Stafford Homewood Suites by Hilton® Houston-Stafford
Texarkana Hampton Inn & Suites Texarkana
UTAH Midvale Homewood Suites by Hilton® Salt Lake City-Midvale/Sandy
Moab Hampton Inn Moab
Saint George Hilton Garden Inn St. George
Sandy Hampton Inn Salt Lake City/Sandy
VIRGINIA Arlington Hilton Arlington
Fairfax Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax
Fredericksburg Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg
Hampton Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
Hillsville Hampton Inn Hillsville
Salem Hampton Inn Roanoke/Salem
Virginia Beach Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach Homewood Suites by Hilton® Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport
Williamsburg Embassy Suites Williamsburg
Winchester Hampton Inn Winchester N/Conference Center
Winchester Hampton Inn Winchester-University/Mall Area
Winchester Hilton Garden Inn Winchester
VERMONT Rutland Hampton Inn Rutland
WASHINGTON Bothell Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Bothell, WA
Issaquah Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Issaquah
Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities/Kennewick
Mukilteo Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett
Renton Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton
Seattle Hilton Seattle
Seattle Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle Downtown
Seattle Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle-Conv Ctr-Pike Street
Seattle The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Spokane DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
Tacoma Hampton Inn & Suites Tacoma-Mall
Tukwila Homewood Suites by Hilton® Seattle-Tacoma Airport/Tukwila
Vancouver Homewood Suites by Hilton® Vancouver-Portland
Yakima Hilton Garden Inn Yakima
WISCONSIN Appleton Hampton Inn Appleton-Fox River Mall Area
Brookfield DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee – Brookfield
Brookfield Hampton Inn Milwaukee/Brookfield
Green Bay Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
Kimberly Hilton Garden Inn Appleton/Kimberly
Madison Hampton Inn & Suites Madison-West
Madison Hampton Inn Madison East Towne Mall Area
Madison Homewood Suites by Hilton® Madison West
Middleton Hilton Garden Inn Madison West/Middleton
Milwaukee Hampton Inn Milwaukee-Airport
Milwaukee Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport
Oshkosh Hilton Garden Inn Oshkosh
Wausau Hampton Inn Wausau
WYOMING Jackson Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jackson
Laramie Hampton Inn Laramie
AUSTRALIA Perth Parmelia Hilton Perth hotel
BRAZIL Belem Hilton Belem
CANADA Calgary Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Calgary-Airport
Calgary Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
Edmonton Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Edmonton/West
Edmonton Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
Whistler Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Niagara Falls DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls
Oakville Homewood Suites by Hilton® Toronto-Oakville
Montreal Hilton Garden Inn Montreal Airport
UNITED KINGDOM London DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – West End
London DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London
London DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Westminster
London Hilton London Canary Wharf hotel
London Hilton London Docklands Riverside
London Hilton London Euston hotel
London Hilton London Green Park hotel
London Hilton London Hyde Park hotel
London Hilton London Islington hotel
London Hilton London Kensington hotel
London Hilton London Metropole hotel
London Hilton London Olympia hotel
London Hilton London Paddington hotel
London Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel
London London Hilton on Park Lane hotel
London London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
London The Trafalgar London
London The Waldorf Hilton, London
London Hilton London Wembley
IRELAND Dublin Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
ISRAEL Eilat Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel
ISRAEL Tel Aviv Hilton Tel Aviv
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH) Gyeongju Gyeongju Hilton
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF (SOUTH) Seoul Millennium Seoul Hilton hotel
MALDIVES Manafuru Island Waldorf Astoria Maldives
SAUDI ARABIA Riyadh Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya
THAILAND Pattaya Chonburi Hilton Pattaya hotel

Eight Priority Club Promotions to Sign Up For – June Update


This is a monthly update of Priority Club one time promotions that are valid. These are all combinable with other promotions as long as they are not conflicting. If the code doesn’t work for you, you have signed up for the same or variant of the same promotion previously.

These eight promotions should work for all. The Elite member next stay bonus probably requires a Gold or higher status with Priority Club, however. The weekend 5K bonus points may require an address in the United States.Remember to sign up for the other on going Priority Club bonus points offers that you can find here.

You can register for these promotions at

Anniversary Bonus Offer – 6102

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 earnings.

1000 Bonus Points for 60 Days – 8108

You will receive 1000 bonus Priority Club points per paid stay for the next 60 days after registering for this promotion.

Edit: These two bonuses above are combinable.

Elite Member Next Stay Bonus – 5221

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.

Welcome Back Bonus – 2120

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

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

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

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. Please note that I have had two weekend stays at InterContinental hotels after registering for this promo, but I have not received these bonus points. They might post later.

Edit: It is very likely that you need to have your Priority Club address in the United States for this promo to work. It did post to my recent weekend stay two weeks later after I had switched my address back to the States. It didn’t post to a previous weekend stay, when my address wasn’t in the States. 

Platinum 5000 Bonus – 3168

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!

InterContinental Bonus Offer: 15K Bonus Points, Gold Status, 10% off for Staying 6 Nights and Paying Using Amex


InterContinental has had this promotion already since May 1st and it is valid until the end of July. You will get 15K bonus Priority Club points for staying 6 nights in the Americas and Caribbean (excluding the InterContinental Alliance resorts), & Gold status with Priority Club rewards.


You can register for this promotion at by inputting the promotion code 2933.

If you are going to have 6 stays at InterContinental hotels, it would make sense to sign up for the Ambassador Program and get Gold status and other benefits immediately. InterContinental Royal Ambassador status

You can also get 10% discount off of the Best Available rate by booking the IDICH rate code and paying using an American Express card. I am going to be in South America in July for couple of weeks, and planning to spend few nights at the InterContinental properties in Buenos Aires.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotions that appears to be somewhat contradictory. The promotion is for 6 nights and not 3 etc.

Offer valid when you register, book and pay with any American Express Credit or Charge Card. Registration can be completed at Fulfillment of the offer is the sole responsibility of the participating American Express merchant. Offer is not redeemable for cash, is not valid on previous stays or existing bookings and cannot be combined with any other promotions/offers/savings. Limit one offer per Cardmember. Offer valid based on single occupancy in a standard room. Offer does not include tax or resort fees. POINTS: Must be a Priority Club Rewards member and must register member number in advance to participate in this promotion. Bonus points will be awarded after the three qualifying nights between 1 May and 31 July 2012, at InterContinental locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and Latin America (excluding InterContinental AllianceSM Resort properties). Three qualifying nights do not have to be consecutive. 5,000 bonus points awarded after three qualified nights. A stay is qualified when paying qualifying rates, which include most business and leisure rates. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable bonus points. No retroactive points will be awarded for stays prior to registration. You must be a points collector with a preferred alliance in order to collect points. Only points will be awarded for this bonus point promotion. No other frequency/partner credits will be issued for the bonus points. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards Membership terms and conditions and earning structure, which can be obtained by visiting This exclusive offer is valid for original recipient only. 10% off Best Flexible Rate at InterContinental properties: Some restrictions apply and rate is for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and Latin America (excluding InterContinental Alliance Resort properties). American Express Rate Code IDICH must be used at time of booking in order to secure 10% off Best Flexible Rate. Specific discounts may not be available at all hotels. Offer does not apply to negotiated rates for groups of 10 or more, travel industry rates or employee rates. The rate offer does not qualify for InterContinental’s Best Price Guarantee. Program terms and hotels subject to change without notice. ©2012 InterContinental® Hotels Group. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and/or operated. POID ABOH:0001

Priority Club Air Canada Aeroplan Offer – 5000 Bonus Miles for a Stay


Priority Club has a bonus offer for Aeroplan members that have a stay at any InterContinental Hotels Group property in Canada. You will get 5000 Aeroplan bonus miles for one stay that must occur between June 1st and September 30th, 2012.

To get the bonus miles you need to register for this promotion by using promotional code 7997 at You need to switch your point earnings for miles for this one stay for the bonus to kick in.

Please note that the communication implied that this offer is valid only for targeted recipients, but that has not typically been the case with Priority Club promotions. When I signed up for this promotion, it didn’t show up on My Promotions at Priority Club’s website. I am going to be in Canada later this summer and will have one stay at IHG property to find out if this works or not.

To earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay between June 1 and September 30, 2012, register for this promotion at and enter promotion code 7997 where prompted.

You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register your Aeroplan Number in advance to participate in this amazing promotion.

Only the recipient of this communication is eligible for this promotional offer. This offer is not transferrable. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member and must register for this promotion at and enter promo code 7997 where prompted. Earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your next stay at a qualifying rate. Most business and leisure rates qualify. You must be a Priority Club® Rewards member with a preferred alliance to Aeroplan in order to earn miles. Only one room per member per stay will be awarded the applicable bonus miles. No retroactive miles will be awarded for nights prior to registration. Subject to standard Priority Club® Rewards Membership Terms and Conditions. For details on Priority Club® enrolment, miles earning structure and complete Priority Club® Rewards Terms & Conditions visit

Hyatt June Edition of the 48 Hour Sale – C48JUN

Hyatt is having their monthly 48 hour sale where you can save 15% to 30% off of best available rates (BAR). Sometimes you can save quite a bit of money and sometimes you cannot. These rates are valid at selected US, Canada, and Caribbean hotels from the end of June to September. The promotional dates for individual properties vary.


Sometimes it is actually better to book an AAA rate that might include some extras like a complimentary breakfast. AAA rates are also normally not prepaid and cancellable.

Offer valid for bookings only between 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 19th and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday June 20th Central Daylight Time, for travel between Sunday July 1, 2012 and Sunday September 30, 2012  at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Park Hyatt and Andaz properties in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. Reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Offer is for a limited time only. Simply request offer code C48JUN when you book your reservation and pay the 48 Hour Sale rate. Discount is off the Hyatt Daily Rate for the room type requested at time of booking. Rate is per room, per night, excluding service charges, taxes and other incidental expenses. Rate is based on double occupancy. Additional guests may be subject to additional hotel charges. Additional charges apply to room-type upgrades. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this promotion. Full, non-refundable, Prepayment due at time of reservation. No changes, amendments or cancellations allowed. Changing to a different property is considered a cancel and re-book, and is non-refundable. Canceled reservations and no shows will forfeit the full prepayment. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply, including, but not limited to, minimum length of stay and day of week restrictions. Offer may not be combined with other offers or discounts. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® encompasses hotels managed, franchised or leased by subsidiaries and affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. The trademarks Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House™ and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2012 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved

Starwood Coming Up With a New Logo?

Starwood (Preferred Guest, Inc.) has filed a trademark registration back in February for the following trademark:


It somehow reminded me of a BP logo that has a similar star device:


Even if Starwood has filed for this trademark, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will use it in the future. When Starwood introduced the new benefits levels back in January, they had filed for trademarks for them previously.

United Airlines Mileage Plus – 30% Discount When Buying Miles


UPDATE: Seems that United has had problems with their website. It has been down for the day.

I received an email offer from United over the weekend for 30% discount on bought miles that is going to end up later today.


United doesn’t run these as often as US Airways does that is currently offering a 100% bonus on bought miles. You can use miles from both programs for redemption tickets on Star Alliance carriers. United allows one-ways and US does not. There are other small differences as well.

LoyaltyLobby: Get 100% bonus when buying US Airways Dividend Miles

If you need some miles to top off your account for an international first or business class ticket on partner airline, now is probably right time to buy them.

Here are the terms of this offer:

  • Offer expires June 18 at 11:59pm CDT
  • Buy Personal Miles or Give Miles for $24.50 per 1,000 miles plus a 7.5% excise tax
  • Purchase up to 100,000 MileagePlus Personal miles or Give Miles per account per calendar year
  • Credit card will be billed immediately for purchase
  • Mileage rates and other applicable fees are subject to change
  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000
  • Minimum purchase 2,000 miles
  • Allow 48 hours for miles to post to MileagePlus account
  • Personal Miles and GiveMiles are non-refundable
  • Purchased miles do not count toward elite qualification (TB8874/TB8875)

Starwood Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Rate Promotion

Starwood has launched a new rate promotion for Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. There are several options from a third night free to 25% discount of stays of five days or longer that vary from hotel to hotel.


Sometime these rates are good and sometimes they are not. These discounts are based on the Best Flexible Rate that can be rather high at times. It always pays to check ALL the rates before making the reservation. Apparently these rates are prepaid, non-cancellable and non-changeable. So, only book if your plans are FIRM.


Here’s a rate example from Royal Orchid Sheraton hotel in Bangkok. I chose the third night free option, and for the dates that I was looking at it was indeed the lowest rate.spg-thailand-vietnam-cambodia-ros-rates

Here are terms and conditions of this rate promotion:

  • Offer is valid for stays booked and completed by December 31, 2012.
  • Offer is subject to availability.
  • Minimum and Maximum length of stay varies by Hotel/Resort. Credit Card is required at time of reservation.
  • Consecutive night stay for paid nights and a free night is required.
  • Offer is valid for new bookings only. Consecutive reservations for this offer will not be honored.
  • These offers are based on Starwood’s best available unrestricted retail rates.
  • Basic room rates do not include additional per room per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes.
  • Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability.
  • A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates and additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
  • Blackout dates are applicable and vary differently from city to resort properties.
  • Offer not applicable to groups or with other special offers.
  • Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
  • Void where prohibited by law. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions.
  • Starpoints, SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.

United Airlines Million Miler Welcome Pack


Once my United Airlines Mileage Plus and Continental Onepass accounts were merged back at the beginning of this year, I became a one million miler on United. There are certain benefits associated with this status, although they were somewhat watered down during the merger process, like the lifetime Premier Gold. Regardless of my future United activity, my Mileage Plus status won’t be lower than this. The main benefit for me is the lifetime Star Alliance Gold status.

So, I was eager to find out what was the United’s Million Miler package like. I had previously received 1 and 2 Million Miler packages from American Airlines that didn’t blew me away. United’s was better, but could have been somewhat more substantial.

The One Million Miler box came by UPS Express


There was a personalized One million miles-leaflet inside.


Another set of drink coupons and the Premier 1K call instructions


Leaflet explaining the Premier 1K benefits


Personalized 1 Million Miler Premier 1K-card and luggage tags


Overall, it is nice that United keeps recognizing their fliers that have reached this significant milestone. The first one million has been a somewhat bumpy ride with first the bankruptcy and then the merger with Continental.

What got me hooked on United was the Let’s Kill The Independence Air-promotion back in the 2004. I loved that promotion and got Star Alliance around the world in business class ticket out of it.

Hilton Be My Guest Certificate


Earlier in the year, I had less than satisfactory stay at the Hilton Narita hotel. I wrote a quick email to Hilton Diamond desk about it and requested that they forward the matter to Hilton Guest Assistance department for resolution.

How to write a good hotel complaint letter? Read more.

Apparently the Hilton Narita didn’t reply to the file that the Guest Assistance department opened and they decided to send me a “Be My Guest” certificate that is valid at any Hilton property worldwide. I have received couple of these certificates in previous years, but they were valid only at domestic properties in the United States. These new certificates are valid worldwide.


The certificate itself says that it is valid at “Hilton Worldwide” and “… valid at any Hilton Hotel Worldwide”. This is somewhat confusing because the chain is called Hilton, but includes number of other brands as well i.e. DoubleTree & Conrad. Supposedly these are only valid at the brand listed on the certificate.


I was going to go Koh Samui and burn a last free night certificate from a promotion that Hilton had the previous year. There are actually two Conrad properties in Koh Samui; Conrad Koh Samui and the Conrad Koh Samui Residences. You cannot use a free night certificate at the residencies as apparently they don’t have any “standard” rooms. I decided to book the residences using the “Be My Guest” certificate.


The going rate for the night was in excess of 40K THB for the night using the Best Available Rate. There was a discounted rate as well, but it would have been prepaid. The hotel accepted the certificate and I spent the second night at the two bedroom pool villa. I will later post a review and a video that I took about it.

You may wonder why these certificates are called “Be My Guest”. That was the name of the book that was written by Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton hotels.

UPDATE: British Airways Executive Club BMI Diamond Club Tier Match

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British Airways announced back in April that they would tier match BMI Diamond Club members to BA’s Executive Club. You can also start transferring BMI Diamond Club miles and BA Avios between accounts starting early July. Later in the year BMI Diamond Club will most likely cease to exist and the Diamond Club miles will turn to Avios.

I had a dilemma back in May. My Diamond Club year was soon over, and due to uncertainty with the situation surrounding the BMI, I hadn’t credited that many flights into the program. My status was downgraded to Silver sometime earlier in the year. After BA announced the tier matching, I decided to credit enough flights to BMI to make it back Gold. Having BA Gold, which is the highest Oneworld alliance status, can come handy at times due to a first class check in and lounge access regardless of the ticketed cabin.

So, after I got my BMI Diamond Gold status back, I decided to do the tier match with BA. This was very straightforward. I just filled a simple form after being logged in to my BA Executive Club account.


It then prompted that it would take up to 21 days for Executive Club to confirm my BMI status, and another 28 days to receive my BA Gold credentials. Also, BA would email me about tier match success.


I am not exactly sure when the upgrade of my Executive Club happened, but when I logged in yesterday it already indicated the Gold status. The whole process took less than five days. No emails from BA, however.


As you can see, I haven’t really had too much activity on my Executive Club account lately. I had to convert one Hyatt stay from last year from points to BA miles to get the expired points reinstated once the stay hits my account.

Overall, this process was very easy. I am somewhat surprised, however, that it appears that BA gave the Gold status for basically two years. Great!

Air Canada Offering to Match BMI Diamond Club Status

BMI Diamond Club Silver and Gold members were able to take advantage of the Star Alliance wide status benefits until the end of May.  Also, if you have a Silver or Gold status with BMI Diamond Club, British Airways is doing a status transfer to similar level on their Executive Club.

Now that there are no Star Alliance benefits extended to Diamond Club members, it is time to explore status match opportunities with the Star Alliance carriers. I have already written about SAS offer for China/Hong Kong for Eurobonus Silver or Gold status that is valid until 2014. This is not limited to just BMI, but open to all. I used my Emirates Skywards Gold status.


There hasn’t been a Star Alliance status match offer for only BMI Diamond Club members before today. Canada’s Air Canada just started a status math program to their Aeroplan.


You have from June 15th to July 15th, 2012 to submit the required proof of your BMI Diamond Club status to Aeroplan by email to Here are the instructions from Air Canada:

Submit your request between June 15 to July 15 2012, by email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your current Diamond Club membership number
  • Your Aeroplan number. Don’t have one? Sign up now.
  • A scanned copy of your current bmi Diamond Club membership card. Please make sure the name, status and expiry date are clearly visible.
  • Your consent to the Terms and Conditions related to this offer.

The drawback is that the status is only going to be valid for the current membership year per the terms of this offer. To maintain the elite status with Air Canada you also need to have either 5 segments or 10K elite qualifying miles flown on Air Canada. The threshold for Star Alliance silver is at 25K EQM’s and for Star Alliance Gold 35K EQM.


You can read more about Air Canada’s program on their website. I am going to put my status match in later today and will keep you updates about the process.

US Airways Dividend Miles Summer Hotel & Car Promotion – 50% Bonus

US Airways Dividend Miles is offering a 50% bonus on all hotel and car partner activity from June 11th to August 12th, 2012. You need to register for this offer first. The bonus doesn’t apply for points conversions from hotel partners.


This is a very good offer for those that participate to Marriott’s promotion of 2000 bonus Dividend Miles per stay for up to 5 stays. Under this promotion you should earn more than 3000 US Airways Dividend Miles per stay. Rather unbeatable offer.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Eligibility: Registration required. Offer void where prohibited by law. Only miles earned after registration and between June 11, 2012 and August 12, 2012 are eligible (‘Eligible Activity Date’). Bonus miles do not count towards Preferred status. Earning bonus miles All Dividend Miles hotel and car rental partners are included in this promotion (‘Qualifying Partners’). Registered Dividend Miles members will earn a 50% bonus on all Dividend Miles earned directly from partners for hotels stays and car rentals (‘Qualifying Activity’). Please note: Hotel point conversions will not count toward a 50% bonus. In order to earn bonus miles you must request Dividend Miles from the partner when making your reservation, checking in or when requesting your points transfer. Bonus miles will post weekly beginning on July 1, 2012 and continue posting weekly until October 31, 2012. Eligible activity date Eligible Activity Date is based on the date the Qualifying Partner records the mileage transaction, and not necessarily the date on which the transaction occurred. US Airways assumes no responsibility for how qualifying partners record Eligible Activity Dates. The last date that activity from a qualifying partner can be received by US Airways for bonus miles consideration is October 30, 2012. General terms All Dividend Miles Terms and Conditions apply. You must be subscribed to US Airways e-Statement and Earn More Miles emails in order to register for this promotion. If you are not currently subscribed, we will automatically subscribe you using the email address you provide when registering. You may opt out of US Airways emails at any time. US Airways is not responsible for the quality or delivery of goods and/or services provided by Dividend Miles partners. All Dividend Miles partner terms and conditions apply. Partner offers are subject to change without notice. Hotel points transfers are subject to terms and conditions as stipulated in your agreement with your hotel program.

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