IHG Rewards Club Waters Down (Literally) InterContinental Ambassador Benefits


IHG has a separate paid InterContinental Ambassador recognition program for stays at InterContinental hotels where most (if not all) IHG Rewards Club Gold and Platinum benefits don’t apply.

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Ambassador Membership Benefit Downgrade Main

You get guaranteed room upgrades, guaranteed 4PM check out, a free weekend night voucher and a fruit welcome amenity.

Turkish Airlines 25% Off Miles&Smiles Award Discount On New Routes Between July 15 – December 31, 2014


Turkish Airlines is celebrating the launch of new routes by offering 25% discount on awards issued using Miles&Smiles miles for ticket issuance and travel between July 15 – December 31, 2014.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles New Routes 25 Percent Off Discount July 15 December 31 2014

The discount is applicable on economy, economy comfort and business class as well as companion and upgrade awards.

UPDATE: SPG “Select Member Exclusive” Promo: 3 Offers Explained (July 15 – October 15, 2014)


Last week, I wrote about (access here) very lucrative targeted SPG Select Member Exclusive promo for category 1-6 free night certificates just for few stays.

SPG Exclusive Rewards Update

I requested readers to send me links to the other offers under this same promotion and it seems that there are actually three different versions.

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Member Complimentary Breakfast Benefit Europe Update


Marriott has updated the program terms and conditions for Gold and Platinum member complimentary breakfast in Europe.

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Free Breakfast Update

Gold and Platinum members can now choose between a breakfast for 2 OR 750 points daily at JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance and Marriott Hotels in Europe if the lounge is not open.

Hyatt “Sale Away In The Sun” (July 2014) 48-Hour Sale – C48JUL

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Hyatt’s twice monthly 48-hour (June 2014) sale has returned this time under “Bask In Savings” tag line. You can save up to 20% off of best available rates (BAR).

Hyatt July 2014 48-Hour Sale

These rates are valid at select US, Canada, Caribbean and Latin America hotels for stays between August 6 and November 4, 2014. The promotional dates for individual properties may vary.

Le Club Accorhotels Airberlin Offer: Quintuple Topbonus Miles + 1,000 Bonus For Enabling Auto Conversion


Le Club Accorhotels has new quintuple (5X) miles offer for Airberlin Topbonus members for stays between July 1 – September 15, 2014, that are booked by August 15.

Le Club Accorhotels Airberlin Quintuple Miles Offer + 1,000 Bonus Miles

Airberlin is also offering 1,000 bonus miles for enabling the points to miles conversion from Accor.

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip Excluded Properties: 1,362 Hotels Or 33.4% Of All Hilton Affiliated Hotels


Hilton HHonors just released the list of non-participating properties for the upcoming Triple Your Trip-promotion. You can access my main article about this offer here.

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip Non-participating Properties

The list includes 1,362 properties that represent roughly 33.4% of all Hilton family of hotels (4,080 hotels open at the end of 2013).

Avianca LifeMiles Award Chart Changes October 15 (2014) Side-By-Side Comparison


Avianca sent out strangely worded out emails late last week about changes coming to its award charts on October 15, 2014, and I wrote about them here.

LifeMiles Award Chart Changes October 15 2014

It is extremely difficult trying to find the actual award charts on LifeMiles’ website, but they have now released the new chart as well that will be effective on October 15, 2014. This has allowed us to do a side-by-side comparison about the differences.

How Many Is Too Many? Case Garuda Indonesia Jakarta To Hong Kong


Last week, I took a Garuda Indonesia flight in economy from Jakarta to Hong Kong. The price was right and the schedule fit my needs (close to midnight departure and 6AM arrival).

How Many Is Too Many Case Garuda Indonesia

I have previously flown Garuda twice; Bali to Jakarta years ago and Hong Kong to Jakarta back in June.

UPDATE: Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip Promo: Double & Triple Points August 1 – October 31, 2014 (Q2/Q3) (Registration OPEN)


Hilton HHonors is bringing back Triple Your Trip promotion for stays between August 1 and October 31, 2014, and has now again enabled the required sign up for the promotion.

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip 2014 U

You earn double points for weekday nights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and triple points for weekend ones (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

Le Club Accorhotels Australia Triple Points Promo For Stays At Four Previously Non-participating Hotels Between July 15 – September 30, 2014

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Four previously non-Le Club Accorhotels participating Accor hotels in Australia are now part of the program and offering triple points for stays between July 15 – September 30, 2014, that are booked by August 31.

Le Club Accorhotels Australia Triple Points

The bonus triple points are calculated based on the non-status member earnings. Elite bonuses are not tripled.

Marriott eBreaks For July 24 – 27, 2014 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

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Marriott has number of properties each week on eBreaks list that is valid for the upcoming weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

Marriott eBreaks July 24-27 2014

These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

Starwood Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam Up To 50% Off “Red Hot Deals” For Stays Until March 31, 2015


Starwood has launched a separate “Red Hot Deals” for Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam that are up to 50% off of the BAR. This sale is valid for stays until March 31, 2015, and should be booked by August 3.

Starwood Asia Pacific Red Hot Deals Thailand Cambodia Vietnam

Note that the maximum discount is 50%, but in reality is often much less. These rates often pop up as the lowest, however.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador 2,000 Bonus Points Packages (Ongoing)


IHG Rewards Club has 2,000 Bonus Points Packages at select InterContinental Hotels that are available for Ambassador members.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Bonus Points Package

You must book specific “Bonus Points Package” rate and will earn 2,000 bonus points for the stay regardless of the number of nights.

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