Airberlin Topbonus Partner Promotion: 2000 Bonus Miles For Two Or 3000 For Three Partner Transactions


Airberlin has a very interesting Topbonus partner promotion. You can earn 2000 bonus points for two partner transactions and 3000 bonus points for three partner transactions. This offer is valid for partner transactions between June 15 and August 31, but you need to register by July 31 and you can do it here.


Airberlin’s Topbonus has number of partners and most of them are eligible for this bonus. Seems that you don’t need to have three different partners but merely three different partner transactions qualify:

Best Western Promotion: 5000 Bonus Points For Two Nights Stay (AARP)

Best Western has a promotion for AARP members that stay two or more nights by July 15, 2013, for 5,000 bonus points. This offer requires registration and you can do it here.


I recently wrote an article (read it here) about AARP and how anyone can become an associate member regardless of their age. AARP associate membership is cheap and you can easily save the $10 or so bucks by just using any of the hotel discounts once.

Airberlin Topbonus Sign Up Bonus: 1000 Miles + 500 For Email Subscription


Airberlin is offering 1000 miles for joining Topguest frequent flier program + 500 bonus miles for email account statements and member communication. This offer is valid until July 31, 2013, and you can access it here.


Airberlin in oneworld member airline based in Germany and partly owned by Etihad.

IHG Rewards Club Midyear Award Category Changes (UP!)


IHG Rewards Club introduced new award categories and made hotel awards more expensive in big cities in January this year. IHG decided NOT to release a list of properties changing in award categories, although they were honoring the old point requirement for more than two months (no logic here). You can read my article about this change here and access the IHG Rewards Club hotel award category list here that we did.


Now, IHG Rewards Club has changed the award categories of handful of properties midyear and unannounced. These changes are not drastic considering the number of properties in the InterContinental Hotels Group chain (4500+), but those that were planning to redeem their points in Tahiti or Moorea will find that they are in need of more points.

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program Changes & 10-15% Devaluation In North America


Hertz Gold Plus Rewards sent out an email about forthcoming changes to the program starting on October 1, 2013, that will lead to 10-15% devaluation on number of points required for free rentals in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.


Members have until the end of September 2013 to book using the old rates. The rates should go up only on the above listed four markets.

IHG Rewards Club Last Minute Reward Nights Out For July (2013)


IHG Rewards Club just released a list of last minute rewards nights for this coming weekend. You need to book them on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights this coming weekend. You can access the full list of hotels that I have listed below by following this link.


These last minute rewards nights are offered at 50% discount of the usual number of points needed. This time they have 37 hotels on the list of which three are InterContinental ones.

Le Club Accorhotels Q3 Promotions July 2013

Le Club Accorhotels rarely, if ever, has global promotions for double or triple points, but they do have a lot of local or brand specific promotions for bonus points and/or discounts.


I have now decided to do a once a month digest type of all of them that I am aware of. If I have missed any current one from the list below, don’t hesitate to drop me an email or leave a comment below with a link.

US Airways Dividend Miles Buy Miles 100% Bonus July 2013 (Targeted Offer)


Seems that US Airways has started to sent out these targeted buy/gift offers for bonus miles instead of running global promotions on their website. Last month, I got this very same offer for 100% bonus on bought/gifted miles and this time friend of mine did.


If you got the above email, you get 100% bonus (up to 50K miles) for buying/gifting US Airways miles between July 1 and 31, 2013.

Qatar Airways Readying For Oneworld Integration: New Booking Class Structure


Qatar Airways just announced that they are shuffling around the booking class alphabet structure on October 1, 2013, in anticipation of joining the Oneworld Alliance. You can read more about this on Qatar’s website here.


I wrote two weeks ago that Qatar representative had disclosed that the joining date would be sometime this coming October (you can read the piece here) and this change further proves that this is likely the case.

Club Carlson Program Devaluation Begins: Airline Conversions Cut By Up To 44%


Club Carlson has allowed  conversion of Gold Points to miles at a fixed scale of 2,000 points to 250 miles, 50,000 points to 8,000 miles and 100,000 points to 18,000 airlines miles. I wrote a piece about airline transfers in December (you can read it here), when I redeemed 300K Gold Points to 54K United miles + 15K bonus for hotel points conversion from United. So, I got 69K United miles for 300K Club Carlson points.


Now, Club Carlson has devalued the Gold Points to airline conversions by up to 44% and has not given any prior notice to program members. You can see the old rates on the left and the new conversion rates on the right. You can access Club Carlson’s web page for points to airline conversion here.

Etihad Airways Guest Gold Status Match July 2013 (Limited Time – First 500!)


Etihad just sent out an email about new status match campaign that is valid for the first 500 applicants that email the required documents to Etihad by July 14, 2013. Etihad will match competitors status (Gold or higher) to their Etihad Guest Gold.


This offer is valid for Guest members that have Gold or higher status with any other airline frequent flier program. There is no website for this offer, but you can access copy of the email sent here.

Etihad Guest 25% Off Flight Award Discount

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Etihad Airways is offering 25% off of the usual number of Guest miles that is required for award flights taken and ticketed between June 23 and July 31, 2013. This offer is valid for destinations that Etihad has listed on their promo page here.


This offer is valid only for bookings made on Etihad’s website (no call center) and you need to use the promotional code RWD25PCT to get the discount. This offer is not available for Miles + Cash bookings.

Hilton Great Getaway EMEA 13% Cashback & 5% For Other Bookings


Getting cashback for Hilton bookings hasn’t been too easy, as it seems that they are not available in most of the usual cashback websites. I wrote a piece last month, when TopCashback UK started offering 5% cashback for Hilton stays in form of Tesco Clubcard points (that you can later convert to BA Avios) that you can access here.


Now, UK based websites Quidco is offering 13% cashback for those that book the Hilton’s Great Getaway (you can read more about this sale here) rate plans for stays in EMEA by the end of this week for stays up until the end of the year. Note that you need to have a UK bank account, if the payment is more than 25 GBP. Payments less than that can be paid to your PayPal account.

Qatar Airways Double Qmiles At Select Countries During Ramadan

Qatar Airways is offering double Qmiles for Privilege Club members in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran and Iraq for flights between July 1 and 31, 2013.


You need to register for this offer at least on 24 hours before your trip begins and you can do it here.

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