Choice Hotels Offering $50 Restaurant Gift Card for Stays of Three Days or Longer in Selected Markets.

Choice Hotels is offering a $50 restaurant gift card for stays of three days of longer in the following markets: Anaheim, CA; Ft. Myers, FL; Miami-Hialeah, FL; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; Sacramento, CA; Sarasota-Bradenton, FL; Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL or the following Caribbean destinations: Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos.

Choice Hotels $50 Restaurant Gift Card For 3 Night Consecutive Stay

You need to book the stay at ChoiceHotels.com between November 16th and December 7th, 2011 and stay by January 15th, 2012. Then you need to submit the rebate form with the hotel receipt by January 31ts, 2012. The limit is one gift card per stay, but there doesn’t seem to be a limit how many stays one can have.

The restaurant gift card will work at the following establishments: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Long Horn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, or Seasons 52.

Here’s the link for the offer page: http://www.choicehotels.com/valueadd and the rebate form: http://www.choicehotels.com/download/DecValueAddFinalRebateForm.pdf.

Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:

* Must book at ChoiceHotels.com between November 16 and December 7, 2011 and stay must be completed by January 15, 2012 to be eligible for this offer. Return rebate form and copy of hotel receipt to the address above after the stay. Submission must be postmarked by January 31, 2012 to qualify and will not be acknowledged or returned. You will receive the gift card within 4-6 weeks. Only one gift card can be earned per stay; a stay is defined as three (3) or more consecutive nights at one hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs. Incomplete, late, lost, misdirected or undeliverable submissions are invalid. You must maintain a U.S. address (including U.S. territories) to be eligible for this offer.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. is not affiliated with Darden Restaurants, Inc. The services, products, or activities of Choice Hotels International, Inc. are neither endorsed nor sponsored by Darden Restaurants, Inc.

United Airlines Mileage Plus Online Shopping Holiday Bonus – 1000 Bonus Miles for Combined Purchase of $250 or More.

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United Airlines has pretty simple holiday online mall shopping bonus. You need to have cumulative spend of at least $250 between 11/18-12/31 to be eligible for 1000 bonus miles. This is in addition to the miles you earn from actual purchase(s). Apparently, there is even no need to register for this.

United Airlines Mileage Plus Online Shopping Holiday Bonus

You can visit United’s online shopping mall at https://www.mileageplusshopping.com/promo____.htm.

Aeroplan Conversion Offer – Get 20% to 25% Bonus When You Convert Partner Points to Aeroplan Miles.

Now that Aeroplan has instituted fuel surcharges on most awards, they have announced a promotion for transferring points from partner programs that are converted to Aeroplan miles.  Depending  on the number of miles received after conversion Aeroplan is offering a 20% to 25% bonus. The maximum number of bonus miles per partner transfer is 25000. You can earn the maximum number from multiple partners. This offer is valid for transfers from November 21st, 2011 and December 12th, 2011.

Aeroplan Conversion Offer

Does it make sense to convert? Well, it depends. If you have something specific in mind redemption wise and don’t mind paying the fuel surcharges, it probably does. Air Canada’s Aeroplan still offers quite relaxed routing rules for awards issued using their points. If you happen to have 80000 Starwood Star Points they would transfer to 125000 Aeroplan miles using this promotion.

The link for this offer is http://www2.aeroplan.com/promotions/promotion_details.do?promotion=promo_prj101340_Aeroplan.

Club Carlson ‘Redeem Points, Earn Points’ Redemption Promotion – Receive 9000 Points Back per Award Stay.

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During the last two weeks I have written about Club Carlson’s promo for 50000 bonus points for a one night stay, 4500 bonus points for opening a new account, and 15000 bonus points for staying at a certain brand. Now Radisson is also having a promo  ‘Redeem Points, Earn Points’ for redeeming award nights. You can get 9000 bonus Gold Points per stay up to five award stays that are completed between December 1st, 2011 and January 31st, 2012.

Club Carlson Redemption Promo - Get 9000 Gold Points Back

American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Mall Holiday Bonus – 500 Miles for $500 Spent or 1000 Miles for $1000 Spend

It is the time of the year again when quite a few of the airline associated online malls are offering double miles and/or bonuses based on dollar amount spend. Just received an email from American Airlines where they are offering 500 bonus miles for total purchases of $500 to $999.99, or 1000 miles for total purchases exceeding $1000. The link for this offer is https://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/HolidayConfirmationInterstitial2.aspx.

American Airlines Eshopping Holiday Special

Some of the retailers are also offering double the number of usual miles. When I am making online purchases, I normally check what is the straight cash back rebate using EBates, Fatwallet Cash back, or BigCrumbs and then compare it to the airline malls. During the holidays and when the airline malls are offering threshold bonuses they are typically a better deal.   

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Releases Latest Round of Point Breaks – Discounted Hotel Awards for Only 5000 Priority Club Points Per Night – Rate Code IVAN

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These Points Breaks are one of the best aspects of the IHG’s Priority Club. They are highly discounted hotel awards, for the next couple of months, released four times a year. When IHG first introduced this program, it was promoted quite heavily. For the past couple of years not so.

InterContinental Hotels Group Points Breaks

So the deal here is that, regardless of the brand, the reward night only costs 5000 Priority Club point per night. This is exceptional value considering that some of the InterContinental hotels on the list normally go for 30000 Priority Club points per night or more.

Last Day to Redeem Expedia Rewards Points at Old Rates

Expedia Rewards LogoA week ago, I wrote about the changes coming to the Expedia Rewards. At that time it was still unclear how much the Expedia Rewards points would be worth after Expedia launches their new conversion rates. The info that the points would be worth less was buried in the announcement:

Our reward chart will also be changing effective November 22, 2011. To redeem your accumulated Expedia Points at the current conversion rates, please be sure to do so before this date.

Just got a reply back from Expedia what the new conversion rates would be. The old ones were very straight forward. One Expedia Rewards point was worth exactly one cent.

Wyndham Rewards Gift Me (USA) or Treat Yourself (Europe) Promotions – W11PROMO

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Wyndham Rewards just launched their Winter 2011 promotions (W11PROMO) that rewards every 2/4/6 stays. There are two versions of the promotions – one intended for  the US market and one for Europe. The promotions are slightly different. The qualified stays must occur between November 17th, 2011 and February 1st, 2012. The link for this offer is https://www.wyndhamrewards.com/trec/consumer/promoReg.action?promoRuleCode=W11PROMO&variant=.

Wyndham Rewards Gift Me 2011 Promotion

The US version of the promotion rewards 6500 Wyndham Rewards points or 1000 airline miles/rail points for every two stays. In addition, there is 1000 Wyndham Rewards online booking bonus, and 500 points bonus for using Wyndham Rewards Visa for the first three stays.

Accor Hotels Super Sale Is Back – Save Up To 50% Off

Accor Hotels is having their end of year super sale. Accor A Club members can save up to 50% off and non-members up to 40% off the best available rates when booked by this Friday 25th of November for stays between December 11th, 2011 and 12th February, 2012. A Club, Accor Hotels loyalty program, is free to join. The link for this offer is at http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/promotion/specials/crazyprices.shtml.

Accor Super Sale 2011

Discount is not available at all Accor hotels. List of available properties can be found at http://www.accorhotels.com/pdf/supersales-november-participating-hotels.pdf. Super sale rates are prepaid and non-refundable. If your plans are firm, it makes sense to check if you can save using this offer from Accor.

Double Elite Qualifying Qpoints With Qatar Airways Until The End Of The Year.

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Qatar is offering double elite qualifying Qpoints for all the flights on Qatar Airways between November 20th and December 31st this year . The number of Qpoints one earns depends of the fare class and route. Unlike most of the other airlines, their system is not based on actual flown miles but rather regions. This probably benefits fliers on shorter routes that earn the minimum number of Qpoints and penalizes fliers on longer ones.

Earn Double Qpoints on Qatar Airways

Apparently, there is no need to register for this offer. http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/privilege-club-offers.page.

Year End Holiday Bonuses Are Back For Buying Marriott Gift Cards.

Every year during the yearend holiday period Marriott has been running promotions for buying Marriott branded gift cards. Normally you have few choices like extra Marriott points for purchases, 10% discounts of the face value, or 10% more on the gift card that you can buy at original face value. This year is no different.

Marriott Gift Card Offer 10 Marriott Reward Points Per Dollar

All these Marriott gift card purchases earn 5 Marriott Rewards points per dollar charged when paid using Marriott Rewards Visa credit card. Also, you can earn cash back for purchasing these through online cash back websites. Currently Ebates is offering 1%, Fatwallet 2.5%, and BigCrumbs 4% for buying these by first linking to Marriott through their websites. Please refer each of the respective websites for more information about the cash back rates that may change.

InterContinental Hotels Group Friends And Family-Program.

InterContinental Friends And Family RatePretty much all the hotel groups have a friends and family program for the friends and family of the associates that work at the hotel. What differentiates InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) program is the fact that it is open for anyone.

With Marriott and Starwood the associate needs to fill out a form that is either given to the traveler or faxed to the destination hotel. With IHG, however, all you need is to have the printed rate voucher that you might be asked to present at the time of checking in.

Transferring American Airlines Or Virgin Atlantic Miles To Hilton HHonors Points.

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Hilton HHonors participating Airline PartnersIt is always good to have the possibility to transfer miles and points between programs. If you happen to need some (or even a lot) Hilton HHonors points, you can currently transfer in from number of programs including American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Most of the programs have transfer ratio of 5000 points/miles into 10000 Hilton HHonors points. The only two programs where this 1 mile/points to 2 HHonors doesn’t apply are American Airlines and CSA. With American, CSA, and Icelandair the transfer can be completed online. Others must be called in.

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