Are You Going To Vegas Baby? Hyatt Mlife Partnership Launch Event In Las Vegas & Free Nights (Invitation Only) + Complimentary Mlife NOIR Status!

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LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email (you can always forward me emails that you receive from airlines & hotels) that he had received from Hyatt about the launch event of Hyatt Gold Passport’s and MGM Mlife’s program partnership in Las Vegas this July.

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Hyatt and MGM announced on June 5, 2013,  that starting on June 20 both Hyatt Gold Passport and MGM Mlife members would have reciprocal benefits at each others properties. You can read my piece about this partnership here.

Expedia Elite Plus 3-Month Trial

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Expedia Rewards just sent me an email about 3-month Expedia Elite Plus trial they had extended until September and offer to keep it until February, 2015, by booking 3 nights at any Vip Access Hotel.

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I recently booked twice one hotel in Bali and each time did a Best Price Guarantee to get $50 off of coupons for future stays. Then I used those coupons in Barcelona during the F1 week, when the hotel prices were through the roof. I also booked one dirt cheap hotel for a friend that week.

Aeroflot Ditches SkyTeam In Favor Of Star Alliance?

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There was an article on Reuters yesterday (read it here) that was referring to a Russian publication Kommersant about Aeroflot’s preference of Star Alliance over SkyTeam due to unfavorable agreements with i.e. Delta.

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The article also states that some board member had said that it was unlikely that they would drop the alliance unless there was a political reason to do so. The board member also continues that the airline would likely join the Star Alliance that would help it to become more competitive.

IHG Best Price Guarantee Reverts To Old Terms And Conditions (New Website Glitch?)

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InterContinental Hotels Group are readying to the introduction of the new IHG Rewards Club (just rename from Priority Club + some extras) on July 1st and have introduced some new design on the website.

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Currently, the Best Price Guarantee terms and conditions have reverted to the May 1, 2012 version from the October 22, 2012 one. You can find both at the end of the article.

Aeroplan Changes: Status Program “Distinction”, Award Chart Changes, Oneway Awards & 7-year Expiry Gone

Aeroplan is making some significant changes to its program starting in 2014. Aeroplan was originally founded by Air Canada in 1984 and partly spun off in 2005 by initial public offering. Air Canada’s parent sold rest of the Aeroplan in 2008. The company behind Aeroplan is called Aimia.

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Aeroplan has information about this change up on it’s website here. There is also press release from Aimia that has more detailed and financial information about this change that you can access here and shorter not as complete wire release here.

Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip”

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Hilton HHonors is about to launch their next promotion “Triple Your Trip” that is valid for stays between July 9 and September 30, 2013. You will receive double Hilton HHonors points for stays on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights and triple points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Edit (July 9): The registration for this promotion is now open and I have the list of non-participating properties available. See: Hilton HHonors Q3 2013 Promotion: “Triple Your Trip” Registration Now Open By Phone

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The registration for this promotion is required and you can do it at HHonors.com/Triple, once Hilton has the website up. There are properties that have opted out from this promotion, but I don’t have the list available yet.

Hyatt Summer 2013 Promotion: Targeted Offers Only?

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Hyatt Gold Passport has been sending out emails today with number of different targeted offers for stay(s) between June 27 and September 30, 2013.

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There is no promotional page for this offer and your account has been automatically registered for the promotion that they have emailed you about.

SPG Promotion: 1000 Bonus American Airlines Miles At Aloft, Element & Four Points Hotels

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SPG has a new offer for American Airlines AAdvantage members that stay at Aloft, Element or Four Points hotels in North America between June 1 and December 31, 2013, for 1000 bonus miles per stay and $10 F&B (food and beverage) credit.

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You must choose airline direct deposit and have American Airlines as the airline partner. You need to book SSBMILES rate offer to be eligible for the bonus miles. You can access SPG’s website for this offer here.

Hilton Great Getaway Sales: Europe, Middle East & Africa And Asia

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Hilton has three different Great Getaway sales going on at the moment with different times and discounts. There’s one for Middle East & Africa, another one for Europe and one for Asia as well.

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Great Getaway Europe Sale

American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Targeted Fast Track Offer

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American Airlines has sent out targeted offers for AAdvantage Gold status for less miles than what is usually required to qualify. There could be similar offers for Platinum and Executive Platinum status as well.

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This offer was sent to a targeted audience that have had some some activity this year and could now get Gold status for 4000 to 6000 flown miles or 4 to 6 segments after registering for this offer and keep the status until 2015.

IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks List Is Out – Valid Until August 31, 2013

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IHG Rewards Club just released their latest list of Point Breaks hotels that you can book for only 5000 points per night.  These hotels are available for booking now for stays between July 1 and August 31, 2013, but popular hotels will drop off from the list fast.

Edit: IHG Rewards Club updated the list of Point Breaks hotels since the original list was released. The IC Aphrodite Hills was suddenly nowhere to be found AND the IC Asiana Saigon is on the list but the Point Breaks is coming up for the IC Asiana Residences.

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You can access the list of Point Breaks hotels that you can find also below by going here

Choice Privileges Bonus Offer: Triple Airberlin Topbonus Miles (500 + 1000)

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Choice Privileges has a new bonus offer for Airberlin frequent flier for triple Topbonus Miles 1500 total (500 base + 1000 bonus) for stays between June 15 and August 31, 2013  September 30, 2013 (offer extended).

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There is no need to register for this promotion that you can access on Choice’s website here. You can earn this bonus unlimited number of times.

Update: Marriott Properties Excluded From The Weekend Breakfast Benefit (1000 Points Instead)

Marriott made an announcement in May about the breakfast changes at their North American JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, and Autograph Collection hotels starting on June 22, 2013. Gold and Platinum members are now eligible for continental breakfast 7 days week at non-resort locations. You can read my previous articles about this change here, here, and here.

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There were some properties that were excluded from this benefits and Marriott provided me a list about them:

American Airlines “Caught You Daydreaming” Promotion: Get 2500 Miles Award Rebate

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American Airlines has launched a new promotion called “Get caught daydreaming” that they just emailed about. American is trying to promote their AAdvantage Award Map (fairly useless for me) that you can use to plan your award trip. This map product was released earlier this year and you can read my take about it here.

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American is giving away 25,000 for one winner every day between June 26 and July 24, 2013.

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