Check Your Delta SkyMiles Customer Segmentation Info

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It is not news that companies we use can know a lot about us, but they don’t usually make accessing this information easy. You can now check, how Delta segments you and what your Mosaic consumer lifestyle segmentation is.

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Here’s what you need to do.

1. Log into you SkyMiles account

2. Plug the following URL (https://www.delta.com/databroker/bcdata.action) to the same browser and copy the text

3. Copy/paste it to your favorite text application

Update on Club Carlson Targeted Reactivation Bonus

At the beginning of January, I wrote about 10K bonus Club Carlson bonus points offer that they had emailed to a friend of mine. Yesterday, I received the same offer as well.

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The last stay that I had at Club Carlson property was on September 19, 2012. Seems that they sent out these offers to those that don’t have too many points in their account (I just moved mine to United) and haven’t had a stay for a short while.

OMNI Select Guest Program Changes

It is always “scary” when hotel or airline programs send emails about program updates and changes as those rarely benefit the program member.

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This is the case with the OMNI Select Guest program as well. They just sent an email regarding program changes. Of course, they forgot to mention what the previous requirements for a free night or the validity of the free night had been.

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus Birthday Bonus of 45 Points

Bangkok Airways has a new bonus offer in 2013 to celebrate the airlines 45th anniversary. You will not only get double points for all the flights taken in your birth month but also 45 bonus points for a flight taken in your birthday! You can read more about this offer here.

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I have written about Bangkok Airways previously. If you travel around Thailand and especially to/from Koh Samui (they happen to own the airport there), it is very difficult to avoid Bangkok Airways. They also have a half price award sale once or twice a year that is good deal for domestic flights (no fuel surcharges).

Up To 7500 Club Carlson Points for Budget Rentals Of 3 Days Or Longer

Budget also has an offer for 6750 bonus Club Carlson points for rentals of 3 days or longer for rentals starting by December 31, 2013. Avis has a similar offer. You can access Budget’s offer here. The number of base points that you earn per rental is 750.

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Budget offer is valid for rentals at participating locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, there is no way of getting a list of locations that do not participate.

Chris Elliott on “Stealing From An Airline” – Too Low Fares?

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Just came across Mr. Elliott’s latest essee about airline issues. Friend of mine had commented about this latest Huffington Post piece and posted a link to it on his Facebook. I have been contemplating about writing some of Mr. Elliott’s previous pieces because he often takes a contrarian view.

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This time, however, I couldn’t disagree with him more. You can read his article on Huffington Post here.

Priority Club Chinese New Year & 5 Day Sales at 50% Off

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InterContinental Hotels Group is having a Chinese New Year & 5 Day Flash sales for their Chinese properties. You can book them at up to 50% off. You can access Priority Club web page for this sale here.

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There are two separate offers:

Crediting Le Club Accorhotel Points to Iberia Avios

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Iberia is one of the better airline partners of the Le Club Accorhotels. The ability to choose Iberia Avios as your partner was recently put on hold, but is back up again.

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With most of the other airline programs (there are exceptions), you will earn ONE airline mile per TWO Le Club Accorhotels points. With Iberia this exchange rate is different, however. Every TWO Le Club Accorhotels points converts to FIVE Iberia Avios.

Using AviancaTaca LifeMiles for Hilton Hotel Stays

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AviancaTaca’s LifeMiles has a new partnership with Hilton HHonors that allows you to book Hilton hotels using your award miles. You can access this offer here.

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You need to use your LifeMiles account number and password to log in into Hilton’s website where you can see the number of miles required for your stay. I tried accessing the site using both Chrome and FireFox browsers but the site was not functional. It seems to work better using Internet Exploder, however.

Targeted Offers From American Airlines for Double Elite Qualifying and Award Miles & Evips

American Airlines had number of offers for double elite qualifying and redeemable miles in 2012. The airline also had a direct status match offer for Executive Platinum status for United 1K’s and later an expedited requalification offer as well.

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Now, American has sent number of offers for targeted audience for double elite qualifying miles, double elite qualifying points, double redeemable miles, and for couple of complimentary eVips. The promotional period for earning double miles is between January 22 and February 22, 2013.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Gold Status Match Campaign

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These status match offers from number of airlines come and go yearly. Last year, I took advantage of status match offers from Alaska, Etihad and SAS. They can come handy for extra miles, lounge access, and for matching with other airlines.

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Now, Air France-KLM has a status match campaign for Flying Blue Gold status from any alliance. Airlines don’t normally match within an alliance, but this would indicate matching from other SkyTeam airlines as well.

My Hotel Program Strategy for 2013

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The number of hotel nights that I have stayed at the hotels yearly hasn’t really fluctuated for close to ten years (as I have been living out of them). The hotel chains that I have frequented, however, has changed from year to year.

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At the top tier level, the hotel chains are interchangeable. What matters to me most, are the quality of the promotions that the hotel chain is offering i.e. if someone is running an unlimited free night promotions, I will move all of my stays for the promotional period there.

Starwood Third or Fourth Night Free Rate Promotions for Malaysia & Indonesia

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Starwood has a new third or fourth night free rate promotion for Starwood resorts in Bali, Langkawi and Lombok for stays by May 31, 2013, that are booked by March 31, 2013. You can access the Starwood’s page for this promotion here.

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As always with these rate promotions, you should check ALL the rates that are available for your dates and compare them. The promotion code for the third night free is Z3R and for the fourth night free Z4R.

Free and Bonus Points for Signing Up American Airlines AAdvantage Eshopping Mall

Over the years, I have made lot of purchases using airline related shopping portals during promotional periods. Now, American Airlines (or Cartera) is offering 100 bonus miles just for signing up, 300 bonus miles for any purchase, and extra 600 bonus miles for a purchase of $100 or more. You can access this offer here.

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This offer is only available for those that haven’t signed up for AA’s online shopping portal previously. These free miles will extend the validity of your American Airlines miles if you haven’t had or not going to have any activity for a while.

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