Hyatt Gold Passport Reactivation Bonus Of 1,000 Or 2,000 Bonus Points

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Hyatt Gold Passport sent out emails this week reminding people about the Discover the Possibilities promotion for up to 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights (you can read more about this promotion here).

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On the same email, Hyatt had an activation offer for 1,000 or 2,000 bonus points after a stay that is targeted for those without Hyatt stays for a while.

IHG Rewards Club Awards Flash Sale: 25% To 75% Off (Monday September 30 Only)

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IHG Rewards Club will have a 24 hours award sale on Monday September 30, 2013, for 25% to 75% off at select properties for stays between October 8 and November 8, 2013.

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The following properties will be bookable at the flash sale rate sometime on Monday:

Pilots Sleeping In Cockpit On Virgin Atlantic Flight

According to UK aviation authority (CAA) both Virgin Atlantic pilots had been sleeping in cockpit on a long-haul Airbus A330 flight back to UK. The airplane had been on an auto-pilot during the incident.

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It is quite unbelievable that UK aviation laws allow someone to have a nap while in a cockpit, but obviously not all the cockpit members should be napping at the same time.

PointsHound Promotion For First Hotel Booking: 1,000 Bonus Miles

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PointsHound is offering 1,000 bonus miles for first booking that is done by October 4, 2013, in addition to the usual miles that you earn using their service.

You can access PointsHound’s website here.

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PointsHound is a hotel booking portal that awards you airline miles for reservations that you do. The service also offers rate that are eligible for hotel points and stay/night credits (read more here).

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Elite Member Next Stay Bonus Of 5000 Points (Second!)

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IHG Rewards Club has a new (second) one-time bonus offer of 5000 points for Elite Member that is valid for 90 days after registration for this promotion. You can earn this bonus once.

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You can sign up for this promotion here or use the promotion code 1037 on here.

SPG Platinum Requalification Dilemma

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My journey with SPG didn’t start before 2007 and I have had more than 400 nights with the chain ever since. This year would be my sixth year as a Platinum member and I would be on my way to lifetime Platinum in four years time.

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The problem I have had with SPG for the past two years is the lack of worthwhile promotions. The business has been good for the hotels in general and Starwood haven’t had the need to lure in guests using good promotions.

Le Club Accorhotels Spices Up Silver, Gold & Platinum Elite Benefits

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Le Club Accorhotels has decided that it is time to bring their program more inline with benefits offered by programs such as Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

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You can access Accor’s Le Club Accorhotels website for status benefits here.

Le Club Accorhotels Elite Benefit Changes:

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Welcome Back Bonus Of 3000 Points

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IHG Rewards Club has a new Welcome Back Bonus offer for 3,000 bonus points after qualifying stay within 90 days of registration. You can earn this bonus offer once.

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You can register for this promotion here or using promotional code 1023 here.

Le Club Accorhotels Points To Airline Miles Conversion Changes (Both Good & Bad)

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Le Club Accorhotels has been revamping its website and also made some unannounced changes to the conversion rates from points to miles that will likely upset many.

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You can access Le Club Accorhotels web page for airline conversions here.

Hilton HHonors “More Nights, More Points” Promotion For Up To Quadruple Points Q4 2013/Q1 2014

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Hilton HHonors next global “More Nights, More Points”-promotion is valid for stays between October 10, 2013, and January 31, 2014.

The registration for this promotion is now open. I have an updated piece about this promotion that you can access here.

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You earn regular points (no bonuses) for one night stays, double points for stays of two nights, triple points for stays of three nights, and quadruple points for stays of four nights or longer.

Whine Wednesdays: Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) Scam

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When you are checking out of a hotel, at a retail outlet or withdrawing money from an ATM, you may be asked if you would like to pay in the currency of your card instead of the currency of the country you are in.

This is called Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) and you should ALWAYS decline.

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The merchant is offering (read PUSHING) this service because the company that is providing this facility is splitting the 2.1% to 4% foreign exchange margin with them.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: New Member Bonus Of 3000 Points

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IHG Rewards Club has a new onetime bonus of 3000 points for a stay by a “new” member (these always work for existing members too). The stay needs to be within 90 days after registration for this offer. You can earn this bonus offer once.

I have update piece about this promotion that you can access here.

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You can register for this promotion here or use promotion code 1027 at here

Fairmont Aeroplan Fall 2013 Offer: 1000 Bonus Miles (1500 Total) & Gold Floor Upgrade

Fairmont has 1000 bonus (500 base + 1000 bonus = 1500) miles offer for Aeroplan member stays between September 6 and November 30, 2013.

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There is no information about this offer on Fairmont’s website, but you can access and register for it on Aeroplan’s website here.

Le Club Accorhotels Airberlin Promotion: Triple Topbonus Points

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Le Club Accorhotels has a new triple topbonus miles promotion for airberlin’s frequent fliers for stays between September 23 and December 31, 2013, that are booked by November 30.

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You need to enable direct conversion of Le Club Accorhotels points to airlines miles (read how here) and have airberlin chosen as the partner airline. Then points from each of your stay are automatically converted to airberlin miles and deposited to your account.

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