Priority Club January To April 30 Stay Bonuses Now Extended To May 31?


It seems that IHG Rewards Club is not sure about the expiry date of the Stay bonuses that were launched on January 7 (my post here) that were later shown to expire on August 31st instead of April 30th, 2013 (my post here).


Now, the expiry date that is shown on the front page of the Priority Club rewards web page and on the online promotion tracker has changed again. This time to May 31, 2013.

SPG Double Take Promo Registration Now Open

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The registration is now open for SPG’s Double Take promotion that is valid for stays between May 1 and July 31, 2013. You can register for this promotion here by June 30th.


The promotion is for double Starpoints at participating properties. Remember to check the non-participating locations for this promotion at the end of the article.

JetBlue TrueBlue 30% Redemption Discount

JetBlue just launched a two day 30% redemption discount for bookings made by 11:59PM ET on April 26, 2013. You can access JetBlue’s web page for this offer here.


This offer is valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between May 2 and June 26, 2013. The discount is not valid for travel between May 23 and May 27, however.

Air France KLM Flying Blue Award Chart 2013 Pre & After Devaluation


Earlier today, Air France KLM Flying Blue announced their new award structure starting June 1, 2013. You can read my take about it here.


At the time, I didn’t have access to the new award charts. Flying Blue has not published award charts on their website for a while.

You were required to use the Miles Finder or the actual award booking search engine to find the number of miles required for economy, premium economy, business, and first class on any given route.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Award Chart Changes: Reduced Fuel Surcharges + 25% to 33% Rise In Miles Required For Premium Economy, Business And First Class Awards


Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue is reducing fuel surcharges it charges for economy awards and charges only the long haul fuel surcharge for premium economy, business and first class awards that include connections. You can read more about this on Flying Blue’s website here.

Edit Apr 25: The current and the new award charts are available on my post here.


There is no change in number of miles required for base level economy awards. There is, however, rise of 25% to 33% in number of miles required for premium economy, business and first class awards.

Up To 16% Cash Back For Accor And 12% For Expedia Hotel Bookings


There seems to be a cash back sale going on at the TopCashback’s UK site that you can access here. I was just looking for Accor and Expedia and both had the cash back rate for hotel bookings temporarily raised to 16% to 10%.


Note that TopCashback UK pays out using PayPal, so there shouldn’t be obstacles to utilize this sale for those of us that are outside of the country. (Edit: There could be requirement for having an UK address or bank account to utilize TCB UK’s cash back offers.)

IAG Buys Vueling, Etihad Invests To Jet & Singapore Airlines Ups Its Share Of Virgin Australia


It has been quite a 24 hours in the airline acquisition market; IAG ups its share of Vueling to 91% (read more here), Etihad buys 24% share of Jet Airways of India (read more here), and Singapore Airlines doubles its stake on Virgin Australia to 19.9% (read more here).


IAG’s Purchase Of Vueling

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: IHG Rewards Club – Burning Points


Now that we have established the number of points that you earn on average based on the spend as IHG Rewards Club Gold or Platinum member (see here) and as an Ambassador or Royal Ambassador member (see here) at IHG family of hotels hotels, it is time to have a look at the number of points that is required to get a free night/number of points earned per dollar.


Spend Requirement For A Free Night As IHG Rewards Club Gold & Platinum

IHG Rewards Club Anniversary Bonus Offer Of 1000 Bonus Points Per Stay For 90 Days


IHG Rewards Club has just launched a new Anniversary Bonus Offer of 1000 bonus points per stay for 90 days after registering. You can earn this bonus unlimited number of times.


The promotion code for this offer is 4644 and you can register for this offer here. You can combine this offer with other IHG Rewards Club bonus offers.

Marriott Losing Plaza Hotel In Buenos Aires


The new owner of the Plaza Hotel (Sutton Group) in Buenos Aires has paid $5 million termination penalty to Marriott to terminate the management agreement that the previous owner had. You can read more about this on Spanish website here.


Marriott Plaza is an iconic hotel in Buenos Aires that is in desperate need of renovation. I have stayed there several times and last time in July/August in 2012.

American Airlines 2013 Elite Rewards – ELTA3

American Airlines has just launched the 2013 version of the elite rewards. You can choose between number on rewards for hitting certain milestones. You need to register this promotion by December 31, 2013, using promotion code ELTA3. You can access American’s website for this promotion here.


You can participate to this promotion at all American Airlines AAdvantage status levels. You can collect these rewards throughout the year.

Holiday Inn Resort Up To $100 Travel Gift Card Offer


IHG Rewards Club has a new offer for up to $100 airline, gas or train gift card for stays of 2 to 5 nights or longer at participating Holiday Inn Resorts between April 15 and June 30, 2013. You need to register for this offer here.


This offer is valid for IHG Rewards Club members in 50 US States, Canada (excluding Quebec) and Mexico. The promotion code for this offer is 5677.

AviancaTaca LifeMiles Purchase Offer Double Miles + 2000 Mile Bonus


LifeMiles just sent me an email for an offer for double miles (that is currently on going – you can read more about it here) + 2000 bonus miles for buying minimum of 3000 miles by April 30, 2013.


This offer has the following registration link for the bonus miles that may work for others as well. You need to change the yourlifemilesnumberhere to your actual LifeMiles number before clicking the link.

Global Hotel Alliance April Flash Sale Up To 30% Off

GHA just sent out an email about their April 3-day flash sale that is likely to end on 25th. You can get discounts up to 30% off at participating properties. You can access this sale here.


Here’s price display for Pan Pacific in Jakarta for this coming Friday:

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