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.


Great Getaway Europe Sale

American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Targeted Fast Track Offer


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.


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


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.


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)


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).


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.


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


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.


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

Best Western Rewards Promotion: 1000 Bonus Points For Booking Internet Only Rate

Best Western Rewards has a promotion for 1000 bonus points per stay that is booked on BestWestern.com at the “internet only rate” between June 10 and September 2, 2013, and consumed between the same dates.


There is no registration required for this promotions, as it is tied to the rate plan. You can earn this bonus unlimited times during the promotional period. You can access Best Western’s web page for this promotion here.

Expedia Rewards Hotel Price Guarantee


Expedia has been tweaking its Expedia Rewards program throughout this year and has now launched exclusive Hotel Price Guarantee-program.


If you are Expedia Rewards member this hotel price guarantee applies to your reservation up until 11:59PM local time the day before arrival. Expedia will refund the difference or issue a credit, if you can find a lower price from any other US based website and fulfill the terms and conditions of the program that you can find at the end of this article.

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) June Flash Sale

GHA has their June flash sale going on for 20% to 40% off of Best Available Rates (BAR). Note that these rates are prepaid, non-refunable and non-cancelable.


This sale is going on for 3 days and is likely to end on June 27, 2013. There are no terms and conditions associated with this offer, but you can access GHA’s web page for this offer here.

PointsHound 500 Miles Hotel Booking Bonus Through June


PointsHound just sent out an email about the 500 bonus miles that they are offering per hotel booking through out the end of June.


There is no promotional web page for this offer, but you can see a banner on the website at the time of booking about the 500 bonus miles. You can access PointsHound’s website here.

Marriott Rewards Newest Airline Partner Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines)

Marriott Rewards has just added a new airline partner in the Middle East: Saudia that is also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines that is a member of the SkyTeam alliance.


You can now earn Saudia’s Alfursan miles for all your Marriott family of hotels stays. You can read more about this partnership on Marriott’s website here.

Le Club Accorhotels Mercure Brand’s 40th Anniversary: Up To 40% Discount & 2300/2000 Bonus Points In Europe


Le Club Accorhotels Mercure brand has turned 40. To celebrate this Le Club Accorhotels members can get up to 40% discount, breakfast and 2300 bonus points for stay in the UK (enough for 40GBP voucher) or 2000 bonus points for a stay in Europe (enough for 40 euro voucher).


This offer is valid at participating properties for a stay between July 12 and September 8, 2013, that is booked between June 22 and August 18. You can earn the bonus points only once.

SPG Starpoints To LAN Kilometers Conversion Change From 2 to 1.5 – Other Airline Changes Coming?


Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has changed the conversion ratio of Starpoints to LAN’s LANPASS from 2 to 1.5 per Starpoint. This change was done unannounced on June 25, 2013.


LAN uses and rewards LANPASS Kilometers (KMS) instead of miles. There have been some advantages to transfer Starpoints to LAN and then use them for award trips within South America, where LAN often has award sales.

Marriott Rewards American Airlines Offer: 500 Bonus Miles Per Stay Between July 15-August 15


Marriott Rewards and American Airlines announced reintroduction of their partnership, which ended abruptly few years ago, earlier this month. You can read my piece about it here.


Marriott is now offering 500 bonus airline miles for stays that are credited to American Airlines for stays between July 15 and August 15, 2013. You can earn this bonus unlimited times and there doesn’t seem to be a requirement to register for it.

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