beVancouver $75 Amex Gift Card Per Stay Promotion

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beVancouver is run by the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) that consists of 37 hotels in the downtown Vancouver, BC. To trump the business during the slower winter months the association is now offering $75 Amex gift card per stay.


This offer is valid for stays until February 28, 2014, that are booked by December 31, 2013. Note that the rates offered on beVancouver websites are not prepaid and are completely cancelable per the cancellation deadline.

IHG InterContinental Weekend Escapes (Europe)

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IHG has InterContinental Weekend Escapes rates for stays at participating hotels in Europe that requires Friday or Saturday nights stay. The rate is discounted by minimum of 10% and includes a breakfast for two.


This offer is valid for stays until January 5, 2014.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Are Out For December (2013) To March (2014)


Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released the list of their promotional awards for December 1, 2013, to March 31, 2013, period.  The discount is from 25% to 50% from the usual number of miles required.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has instituted blackout dates of December 18 to 23, 2013, and from January 2 to 6, 2014.


Note that this is the second time that Air France-KLM has launched the Promo awards for FOUR month period and the display of these award types has changed as well. These promo awards need to be booked and ticketed by December 29, 2013. You can access Flying Blue’s web page for this award type here.

Hyatt Gold Passport ANA Mileage Club Promotion: Double Miles For Stays December 1-February 28

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Hyatt Gold Passport has a new promotion for ANA Mileage Club members for double miles (500 base +500 bonus) for stays between December 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.


There is no need to register for this promotion, but you need to use offer code AN660 at the time of making the reservation.

Southwest Rapid Rewards Online Shopping Mall Promotion: Get Up 1,000 Bonus Points

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Southwest’s Rapid Rewards Shopping-online mall has a new promotion for up to 1,000 bonus points for spending $400 or more between November 29, 2013, and January 5, 2014.


There doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for this promotion, but you can access the web page for this offer here.

Hilton HHonors Promotion For Citi Hilton Card Holders: 2,500 Bonus Points Per Stay


Hilton HHonors has a new promotion for Citi Hilton credit card holders that can get 2,500 bonus points per stay between November 25, 2013, and February 28, 2014.


Note that the bonus points are PER STAY and not PER NIGHT. You must register for this promotion (here) and pay using the Citi Hilton card to be eligible for the bonus points.

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

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Hyatt Gold Passport has decided to extend their promotion for buying points that was supposed to expired on November 29  to December 15, 2013. You can get up to 30% bonus on purchased points for buying exactly 40,000 points.


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

Marriott 30% Off United States & Canada Cyber Monday Sale

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Marriott is offering 30% off rates at over 300 participating properties for stays between December 20, 2013, and March, 31, 2014, on Monday December 2 only.


You can book using the links that you can find on Marriott’s website here or using promotional code 16C. Note that the discounted rates are not enabled yet.

Starwood Best Rate Guarantee: Case Aloft Bangkok


Starwood affiliated hotels are required to have their lowest rates available for booking on their own websites. Often, you can, however, find lower rates on third party websites and then the Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) kicks in.


I made a more comprehensive piece about BRG program this past spring and you can access it here.

American Airlines & US Airways Merger To Close On December 9


There was a development on the American Airlines and US Airways merger on November 27, 2013, when the bankruptcy judge approved the settlement that the airline had reached with the DOJ that was opposed to the merger.


Now, the airlines are expected to merge on December 9 and the new stock of American Airlines Group (AAL) will start trading on Nasdaq on the same day. You can read more about these recent developments on NY Times (here) and from Bloomberg (here)

Hyatt Gold Passport Emirates Skywards Double Miles Offer In EMEA + India


Hyatt Gold Passport has a new Emirates Skywards promotion for 1,000 miles (normally 500) for stays at participating hotels in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India between December 7, 2013, and January 31, 2014. You need to make the booking by January 24.


You need to request offer code EKWINT at the time of making the reservation and make sure that the property posts the stay as miles instead of Hyatt Gold Passport points.

Shangri-La’s Golden Circle Turns 3 Celebration 6th Week (Last Chance For 200 Free Points)


Shangri-La’s Golden Circle loyalty program’s 3rd anniversary celebrations are about to come to an end. This is now the last week for you to earn additional 200 free points.


You get 100 points by playing the game + another 100 points for depositing a price code using the mobile app.

IHG Rewards Club China “Points & Cash” Rewards Night Sale

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IHG Rewards Club has a new “Points & Cash” Rewards Night Sale promotion for 14 participating hotels in China.


You can book this sale for 7 days only from December 1 to 7, 2013, for stays from December 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.

IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Packages Europe (December 1 – March 31, 2014)


IHG Rewards Club has just released the bonus points packages for Europe for stays between December 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014.


Note that this requires you to usually purchase a higher rate than the lowest one available and it rarely makes sense from financial point of of view. If someone else is picking up the tap, then maybe.

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