Club Carlson Gold/Concierge Elite Member Offer – Stay 4 Pay 2

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Club Carlson has had this elite offer going on for couple of years for weekend stays.

4 for 2 Nights – Promotion code RSGP2P2

You need to stay for Wednesday and Thursday or Thursday and Friday, and you will get Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday for free. This offer is valid at participating Club Carlson locations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Here’s a search that I made for Dubai for checking in on 23rd of May for four nights:

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The only available property was the Radisson Blu resort in the neighboring Sharjah. This is only 20 to 30 minutes away from Dubai in a cab. Just did the ride couple of weeks ago.

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As you can see from the rate details, the charge is 300 AED per day for the first two days and the day 3 and 4 are free. The average daily rate is only 150 AED.

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This 300 AED rate is not the lowest as the hotel is offering rates that are discounted by 10%. But it is definitely not a bad deal.

There are quite a few hotels in Dubai where this rate is not available at all. Then there are hotels where it is available, but just not during the dates I was looking at. You can pull up the rate calendar and instantly see the dates when the rate is offered.

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Conclusion

This is a fantastic discount offer for Club Carlson Gold and Concierge level elite members. You can save a significant amount of money by saving over the weekend. Also, the rates that the discount is given are not inflates as is often the case with some other chains like InterContinental.

I wrote apiece about getting a status match with Club Carlson if you have a status with a competing chain.

Priority Club Summer Promotion + 2 Weeks Early for Facebook Fans

Priority Club is launching their summer promotion starting on June 1st, 2012 for 1000 extra Priority Club points for each qualifying night until September 3rd, 2012. The maximum number of points you can earn is capped at 20K. The link for registering this promotion is www.priorityclub.com/bonus20000. (It is activated on June 1st, 2012)

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There is a twist to this promotion as well. You will earn extra 250 Priority Club points per stay up to five stays, if you book online at any of the IHG family of websites.

If you like Priority Club on Facebook, you can register for this promotion two weeks early and start earning bonus points on May 14th, 2012.

Note that you can combine this promotion with number of other promotions that the Priority Club is having i.e. these six, current stay bonuses & some bonuses for InterContinental stays.

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus 50% off Award Sale

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Bangkok Airways is offering all their routes at 50% off during this apparently yearly award sale. You can make the booking between May 10th to July 10th, 2012 for travel between May 25th and July 15th, 2012. This discount applies both oneway and return flights.

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Bangkok Airways have had this same sale in previous years as well, although I am not sure if I could call this a yearly feature of the program.

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The good thing is that they have reduced the price to half on all of their routes. I don’t see a point to redeem for their domestic flights in business class though. The seating is 2-2 instead of 3-3, but there is no alcoholic beverages served on domestic flights.

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Most of the domestic destinations are quite cheap due to competition from Thai Airways and Air Asia. The Koh Samui is different, however, as the Bangkok Airways owns the airport. Redeeming for Koh Samui makes sense.

There are international routes like Siem Reap and Maldives that tend to be rather expensive due to lack off lights from Bangkok. Especially flying to Maldives for 200 points oneway in business is a very good deal.

I will most likely redeem for an oneway to Sieam Reap or return to Koh Samui before this promotion is over.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • The 50% discount is only applicable for online redemptions booked through bangkokair.com/flyerbonus between May 15 and July 10, 2012
  • The valid travel period is between May 20 and July 15, 2012. Ticket validity extensions are not permitted in any case.
  • The 50% discount is applicable for both one-way and round-trip online award redemptions
  • The 50% discount is applicable for all FlyerBonus Members and Family & Friend nominees
  • The 50% discount is applicable only on the number of points required for an award ticket. Taxes and fees are charged separately and are not subject to any discounts.
  • Not valid with any other discount and promotion
  • All ticket redemptions are subject to seat availability at the time of booking
  • Award Tickets must be issued within 5 days of the redemption date. If award tickets are not issued and/or payment not completed within the allotted time limit provided on confirmation, the reservation(s) will be automatically cancelled.
  • Cancellation on airline award redemptions and point re-depositing are not allowed
  • Unless otherwise stated above, other Terms and Conditions of FlyerBonus apply
  • Bangkok Airways reserves the right to change any conditions without prior notice

Forced HKD to USD Currency Conversion by Citibank ATM at HKG Airport

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Just arrived to Hong Kong earlier yesterday. I needed to get some cash to buy a local SIM card. It is often a “battle” to find a normal ATM at the airport that doesn’t charge excessive fees for withdrawing money, or try to force you to a currency conversion done by the ATM owner. I wrote about my troubles with the Travelex ATM’s in London Heathrow and the often forced DCC’s (Dynamic Currency Conversion) in China.

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So, when I got to the City ATM at the airport, and tried to withdraw money, I was sure that Citi was trying to give me a ride. I was going to withdraw money from a THB nominated account in Hong Kong. The ATM, however, showed a currency conversion from HKG to USD instead.

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At this point, I was sure that Citi was trying to screw me on the foreign exchange, but it wasn’t actually the case. I run the exchange on XE.com and it was within 4 cents that the Citi’s ATM quoted. To be frank, I was really surprised by this. I still believe that they do make money by doing the HKG to USD exchange.

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Hilton The Great Getaway Sale 2012

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Hilton is offering again prepaid rates that are non-cancelable/refundable for Hilton family of hotels worldwide. The offered discount off the BAR varies by region from America’s 20% to Europe’s 40%.  These rates are bookable from May 10th to July 23rd for stays up to September 30th, 2012 with the exception of Europe where the discount is valid on weekends until the end of the year.

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As you can see from the charts below, these offers really vary from regions to region when it comes to the dates offered and the booking window i.e. 3 or 7 day advance purchase requirement.

The offered discount in the America’s isn’t that great considering that you need to give up a lot in flexibility. I would probably stick to AAA or MVP rates that should offer similar, if not lower, prices with more flexibility i.e. cancelable until 4PM on the day of arrival.

Other offer to keep in mind is the PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”. This can often yield similar discounts as the Great Getaway Sale. The PR13CB is often, if not always, excluded from promotions like the current double points or miles. It does qualify for the regular points/stay credit, however.

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Here is a rate display for Conrad Bangkok. The sale rate is almost the same as the “Corporate benefits Employee Offer”.

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Here’s one example from the United States. Hilton Miami downtown doesn’t have this sale rate loaded at all. They do, however, have advance purchase rate and the MVP one available. As the Americas sale is up to 20% off, the MVP rate would be equal to it and doesn’t require 7 day advance purchase.

Middle East and Africa regions: Participating hotels are offering a 25% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate.

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Europe: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 40% discount. Participating Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 40% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. 7-day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days from July 27 through August 30. Discount applies only to weekends (Friday through Sunday) unless otherwise specified. Some hotels may extend this offer to stays that include a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday night regardless the day of arrival. The discount applies seven days a week from July 30 through September 9, 2012.
Booking period extends through September 30, 2012; stay period extends through December 30, 2012.
***Discount does not apply from July 14 through August 12, 2012 the following hotels: Hilton London Park Lane, Hilton London Metropole, Hilton London Paddington, Hilton London Euston, Hilton London Olympia, Hilton London Kensington, Hilton London Green Park, Hilton London Hyde Park, Hilton London Islington, Hilton London Tower Bridge, Hilton London Canary Wharf, Hilton London Docklands Riverside, Waldorf Hilton, The Trafalgar, Wembley Plaza, DT West Minister, DT Tower of London.
***Discount does not apply at the following hotels on the dates listed next to them:
Hilton Manchester Deansgate, DT Piccadilly Manchester, Hilton Manchester Airport – 26, 28, 29, 31 of July and 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 of August.
Hilton Newcastle – 25, 26, 28 of July through 4 of August inclusive
Hilton Cardiff – 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 of July and 1, 3, 4 and 10 of August
Hilton Glasgow – 14 of July through 3 of August inclusive
Hilton Coventry – 24, 25, 26 and 27 of July

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Asia Pacific region: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 33% discount. Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand are offering a 33% discount on the Best Available Rate and Bed & Breakfast Rate. Otherwise, participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts are offering a 25% discount on Best Available Rate. Participating Hampton by Hilton™ properties are offering a 15% discount on Best Available Rate. At some participating hotels, 7 day advance purchase requirement is reduced to 3 days.

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North and South America regions: Participating hotels are offering a 15% – 20% discount on Best Available Rate seven days a week EXCEPT that from September 1 – 30, 2012 discount applies only to weekends (Thursday through Sunday). Some hotels may extend this offer to stays that include a Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday night regardless the day of arrival.Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts properties are offering a 20% discount. Participating Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, Home2 Suites by Hilton™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ properties are offering a 15% discount. NOTE: Participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton™, and Home2 Suites by Hilton™ hotels require a three (3) night minimal length of stay for Tuesday arrivals and a two (2) night minimal length of stay for Wednesday or Thursday arrivals. At participating Hilton Grand Vacations, a three (3) night minimal length of stay for Thursday arrivals and a two (2) night minimal length of stay for Friday or Saturday arrivals is required.

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Here are the Terms and conditions of this rate promotion:

General Terms:

Offer is subject to availability at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, offer details stated herein, and the selected hotel’s booking terms and conditions. Applies to stays on select days of the week/weekend, which vary by location as detailed below. Book between May 10, 2012 and July 23, 2012 and stay between May 17, 2012 and September 30, 2012 (except in Europe, as described below). Offer not available at Embassy Suites by Hilton™. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Your credit card will be charged immediately for the total amount quoted for the entire stay as reserved and refunds or credits will not be issued unless otherwise indicated by local law. Charges cannot be applied to other stays, services or merchandise. Booking cannot be changed. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival, except as noted below.

Each hotel has a policy addressing cancellations and/or blackout dates that may apply. Offer not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other offers. Unless otherwise stated, quoted rates are per room per night, based on double occupancy and do not include taxes, gratuities, resort fees or incidental charges. The Hilton Minibreaks offer, which includes a second room for children at half-price, cannot be combined with this offer.

Carlson Hotels – Club Carlson Status Match

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Club Carlson is offering direct status matches up to the Gold-level in their program. I have previously covered Starwood Preferred Guest, Hilton HHonors, Marriott, and Hyatt Gold Passport status match procedures. If you are Rezidor shareholder, you qualify for Gold status as a shareholder benefit.

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Club Carlson matches to their Silver or Gold level only. The highest status with the Club Carlson is Concierge, but this is, at least officially, off-limits when it comes to matches status. Club Carlson matches Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group/Priority Club, Marriott and Starwood status.

Here’s what you need to do

1. Open a Club Carlson account if you don’t already have one.

2. Take a screenshot from your Hilton, Hyatt, Priority Club, Marriott, or Starwood online account statement that shows your status.

3. Send an email to goldpointsplus@carlson.com and include a copy of the screen shot, your Club Carlson account number, and a few words that you would like to get matched to Gold status with their program.

You should hear back from Club Carlson normally within one business day. I emailed my request during the weekend and heard back from them on Monday.

As you can see from the email I sent, I mistakenly requested a Platinum match. Club Carlson doesn’t have a Platinum status, but only Silver, Gold, or Concierge.

Changing Targeted Marriott Promotions

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Marriott tend to run their bigger promotions three times a year. Their winter Megabonus just ended, and the next one is starting at the beginning of June.

Marriott has one bonus offer that is available for their “base” members that sometimes is better than what is offered to their elites.

During the Marriott’s summer promotion the best offer is probably the free night certificate after every two stays for up to three certificates. These are capped at category 4 properties that are sometimes hard to find in the popular US destinations. I tend to use them in Asia and in the Middle East, where you can find very good properties even at category 4 or lower.

What to do if you like to switch the promotion?

If you like to switch the targeted promotions, there are few ways to do it. You might get shown down on your first try, so it doesn’t hurt to try again.

1. Call Marriott Rewards customer service number and tell them the offer that you would prefer to be signed up for.

There is no need to lie, but I prefer to say that a colleague of mine got offered a promotion that I wasn’t, and if they could switch mine to it.

2. Send an email to Marriott Concierge

You can use the following email address to send your request: marriott.concierge@marriott.com. Remember to include your account info and the promotions that you would like to sign up for.

3. Send a private message to the Marriott Concierge through FlyerTalk

Companies hate when they get negative publicity on FlyerTalk. You can also reach the Marriott Concierge by signing up for a FlyerTalk account and then sending them a request through a private message. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/marriott-concierge.html

How changing the promotion works?

These customer service people cannot change the promotion that you were originally targeted for, but they can notate your account that you were switched to another promotion. Then, once the promotion is over, they need to manually post the certificates or points to your account, and possibly remove what you have earned from the promotion that you were originally targeted for.

My advice would be to do it electronically so that you have a form of proof that this actually took place. If you decide to do it over the phone, make sure that you write down the name of the person and the date and time of the call.

Fairmont’s Latest Airline Partner Jet Airways

Now members of Fairmont’s Presidents Club can choose to earn Jet Airways miles for their stays as well. Normally you would earn 500 miles per stay regardless of the length, but from May 7th to August 6th you will earn 500 miles per night for up to 2000 JetPrivilege miles per stay. This is to kick start the partnership between these two companies.

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Fairmont has number of airline partners that you can credit your stays, but you will earn only 500 miles per stay regardless of the length. You cannot earn Fairmont points on their program, so you kinda have to choose one airline partner, where you would like to credit them.

Fairmont has partnerships with Air Canada, Alaska, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, United, and Jet Airways.

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Here’s a copy of the official announcement from Fairmont regarding this partnership:

TORONTO, May 7, 2012 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new marketing alliance with Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline. As part of the new partnership, guests and members of the luxury hotel brand’s guest recognition program, Fairmont President’s Club, will have the option of earning airline miles in Jet Airways’ frequent flyer program, JetPrivilege.

“India is a dynamic, international market, and with our burgeoning growth in Asia and entry into Southeast Asia with the upcoming opening of Fairmont Jaipur, we see this as both a timely and strategic addition to our roster of airline partners”, said Serge Simard, Regional Vice President, Africa and India. “We’re very excited to be teaming with a respected and influential international carrier like Jet Airways and giving our frequent guests another mileage option to choose from.”

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Sudheer Raghavan, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Guest delight is at the core of Jet Airways’ strategy to offer better value creation for its JetPrivilege members. This partnership positions us among the leading airline frequent flyer programs in India with the high value it offers members and the wide range of product choices. This is an effort to create an exceptional experience and this new marketing alliance with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will allow JetPrivilege members to enjoy several unique benefits in select cities across the globe.”

Based in Mumbai, Jet Airways operates flights to 24 international and 52 domestic destinations and the carrier’s commitment to delivering exceptional service has garnered the airline many awards and accolades, making it a natural partner for Fairmont. The airline also services a number of international markets which Fairmont calls home including London, where The Savoy has reopened following one of the most ambitious restorations in British history, and New York City, which lays claim to one of the world’s most legendary hotels, The Plaza.

To kick of the new partnership, Fairmont is extending a launch offer to its guests. From May 7 – August 6 2012, guests on qualifying stays will have the opportunity to earn triple miles based on 500 miles per night to a maximum of 2,000 miles per stay. Following the welcome offer, frequent guests of Fairmont will have the ability to earn 500 frequent flyer miles per qualifying stay.

With an eye on international growth, Fairmont is working on a number of exciting developments, including many in Asia and Southeast Asia, such as the soon-to-open Fairmont Jaipur, a 199-room city center hotel, located in Rajasthan in the northwest of India. Other hotel openings in Asia include Fairmont Makati, Manila, Philippines (2012), Fairmont Nanjing, China (2013), Fairmont Taiyuan, China (2014) and Fairmont Chengdu, China (2014).

Fairmont President’s Club provides frequent guests with special benefits and privileges designed to reflect individual travel preferences and offer an enhanced level of service. Personalized travel profiles afford members customized stay experiences while in-hotel benefits include complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet, Fairmont Fit athletic gear, a members-only reservations line, expedited check-in and check-out, and access to exclusive vacation offerings. Enrollment is free and guests can join at any Fairmont location worldwide, online at fairmont.com/fpc or by contacting Fairmont’s global reservation center at 1-800-441-1414.

Jet Airways becomes the latest addition to Fairmont’s collection of airline partners, a group that includes other top carriers such as United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines.

Radisson Big Night Giveaway Just Got Better

Yesterday, I wrote about the upcoming sequel to the last years Radisson Big Night Giveaway. This time, however, they are running a similar promotion with all of their three different brands, and according to their social media representative, you can sign up for all of them. (Hope that Dana is right!)

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So, if you manage to swing by and stay a night at each of these three different brands during the promotional period, you should earn 138000 Club Carlson bonus points. Highest category award nights require 50000 Club Carlson points per night, although redemptions start at 9000 points.

There is the Radisson & Radisson Blu version for 50000 Club Carlson points for a stay

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Another version is for Country Inns & Suites for 44000 Club Carlson points for a stay

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And yet another one for Park Inn properties for 44000 Club Carlson points for a stay.

The link for this specific website doesn’t seem to be up yet.

The Big Night Giveaway Promotion (“Promotion”) is available only to Club Carlson members. To be eligible for the Promotion, members must register online for the Promotion at http://www.radissonbignightgiveaway.com (“Promotion Registration”), provide their Club Carlson member number at the time of reservation or check-in of the Qualifying Stay, and then complete one Qualifying Stay at any Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel worldwide (“Participating Hotels”). Guest must check in for the Qualifying Stay on or after May 15, 2012 and check out must be completed no later than July 15, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). A “Qualifying Stay” is defined as a stay of one or more consecutive nights in the same room at a Participating Hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs on a rate for which Gold Points are awarded in accordance with the Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions.

Guest must be present at the Participating Hotel at both the time of check-in and check-out, enrolled in Club Carlson at or before the time of check-in, and registered in the Promotion no later than the time of check-out (to enroll in Club Carlson, visit www.clubcarlson.com). The first 100,000 guests who complete the Promotion Registration will receive 50,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of their Qualifying Stay. After the first 100,000 Promotion Registrations, every guest who completes the Promotion Registration will receive 15,000 Bonus Gold Points after the completion of his/her Qualifying Stay. These Bonus Gold Points are in addition to the standard Gold Points awarded for a stay. Only one Club Carlson account per Qualifying Stay will be credited with the Bonus Gold Points.

Maximum of one Bonus Gold Point award will be credited to a member with a Qualifying Stay under the Promotion regardless of the number of Qualifying Stays completed by the member during the Promotion Period. Allow 6-8 weeks for the Bonus Gold Points to post to the member’s account. The Promotion and Gold Points are subject to all Club Carlson Program Terms and Conditions. Rates for each night of a Qualifying Stay may vary.

Priority Club Las Vegas Award Flash Sale – 50% Discount at Venetian & Palazzo

InterContinental just tweeted about their Las Vegas award flash sale. You can get both Venetian and Palazzo at 50% discount of the usual number of Priority Club points required. The number of points required during this sale is 25K PC per night.

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The link that was on the twee didn’t originally work, but after sometime the special page for this promotion was up as well.

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The discounted point rates do show up on the search as well.

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Personally, I wouldn’t use 25K Priority Club points for a hotel costing $150 considering all the points that I would earn from that rate as well. (See here how many points I have earned on average on my paid PC stays this year. ) This offer might work better, if you choose more expensive weekend nights.

Air Canada Aeroplan Miles for Best Western Travel Card Purchases

Best Western is offering 1500 bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles for every $100 CAD Travel Card purchases through June 30th, 2012. If you are planning to stay at the Best Western hotels, it is really no cost way to acquire some Aeroplan miles in the process.

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These travel cards work like cash and they can be redeemed at all Best Western locations. This promotion is available for United States and Canada. According to the terms you would need to change your Best Western earning preferences, at least temporarily, to Aeroplan miles to get the bonuses.

The Best Western Travel Card makes the perfect gift – get a little bit extra for your gift giving.

  1. Choose any amount between $100 and $1,000 CAD.
  2. Send a personalized message with the Travel Card when you select a plastic card.
  3. Select the “virtual” Travel Card option for fast, easy delivery.
  4. ®Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aeroplan Canada Inc.

Terms and conditions of this offer:

Bonus Aeroplan Miles offer valid for Best Western Rewards® members (“Members”) who (a) reside in the United States or Canada; (b) have enrolled in the Best Western Rewards program; (c) have chosen Aeroplan Miles as their earning preference in their Best Western Rewards profile; and (d) have purchased a $100 USD/CAD Best Western Travel Card® (“Travel Card”) between April 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012 (“Promotion Period”). Qualified Members will earn 1,500 bonus Aeroplan Miles per $100 Travel Card purchased during the Promotion Period. No limit on the number of Travel Cards that may be purchased or the amount of bonus miles awarded during the Promotion Period (daily restrictions may apply). Promotion available only online at http://travelcard.bestwestern.com/aeroplanbonus12.

Travel Card is independent of the Best Western Rewards program and the login information may not be the same. A Travel Card login is required to purchase a Travel Card as part of this promotion. To obtain a Travel Card login, visit: http://travelcard.bestwestern.com/travelcard/login_form.jsp.

Other restrictions may apply. Offer not valid with any other promotion or discount. Promotion subject to cancellation or to change without notice. All Best Western Rewards program and Travel Card terms and conditions apply. See www.bestwesternrewards.com for Best Western Rewards program rules and links to Aeroplan PMiles program rules. See http://travelcard.bestwestern.com for complete Travel Card terms and conditions. Best Western® and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc. Each Best Western branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Radisson Big Night Giveaway Returns

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Last year Club Carlson run a similar promotion for 50000 Club Carlson bonus points for a stay at Radisson or Radisson Blu property by December 30th, 2012.

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This time the terms and conditions are not officially out there yet, but the details of the promotions should be as following:

1. Register for this promotion starting on 15th of May

2. Stay once at Radisson or Radisson Blu hotel by July 15th, 2012

3. Receive 50000 bonus Club Carlson points

If you don’t have an account with a Club Carlson yet, you should open it using an offer from e-Rewards to get 4500 bonus points.

You can also get a status match if you have a status with a competing chain. You can just email the request to goldpointsplus@carlson.com with a copy of an online account statement from the competing chain. When I did this back in February, I received a response from Carlson within one business day.

Club Carlson Sign up Bonus 4500 Points

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Club Carlson is again offering bonus points for signing up for their program. This offer was emailed to e-Rewards members, but you should be able to take advantage of it as long as the registration form includes the ERWD2012 promo code. I already posted about this offer back in March, but thought that it would be good time to remind about it now.

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There is a new Club Carlson promotion starting on 15th of May, and you probably should open up an account using this promotion to get additional 4500 points.

Terms & Conditions:

e-Rewards members must enroll in Club Carlson using the link provided via email by e-Rewards by May 31, 2012 (“Promotional Period”). This offer is limited to a maximum of 4,500 bonus Gold Points per person. Offer only valid for new Club Carlson members without an existing account.  Promotional bonus Gold Points will be posted to the member’s Club Carlson account within 6-8 weeks of enrollment date. The name on the e-Rewards program account and Club Carlson account must be the same.  Offer is valid only to the enrolled recipient, is non-transferable, may not be sold, and is subject to change or termination without notice.  By enrolling in Club Carlson and participating in this offer, you agree to the Club Carlson program terms and conditions.

Air Canada Aeroplan Star Challenge

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Aeroplan launched interesting Star Challenge last week where you can earn up to 16500 bonus miles by completing number of transaction using their partners. Different partners/transactions earn different number of stars. This promotion started on May 1st and ends on May 28th, 2012. The valid promotional period is really short.

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There is no need to register for this offer. It is valid for only Aeroplan members that have their account address in Canada. If you happen to reside somewhere else, but have a friend in Canada, it probably would be best to find out if you can use their address.

There are quite a few ways to earn Stars rather cheaply. I am sure that you can figure the ways by having a look at the partner list.

35 Stars will earn you 1500 bonus miles

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70 Stars will earn you 16500 bonus miles

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The number of stars earned is buried on the Terms and conditions of this offer.

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