Marriott Rewards Aeroplan Bonus Of Up To 2000 Bonus Miles Per Stay


Marriott has a new offer for stays at participating properties in Canada between June 1 and August 31, 2013, for up to 2000 bonus miles per stay (500 bonus miles per night for up to 4 nights). You can access Marriott’s web page for this offer here.


Note that there is no need to register for this offer, but you have to make sure that you are staying at participating property. Also, there is no need to book any other than points qualifying rate and you can earn this bonus unlimited number of times.

Southwest Double Points & Double Tier Qualifying Promotion Extension & Route Specific Bonuses

Southwest just sent out an email announcing the extension of their nationwide double points and double tier qualifying promotion to June 15, 2013. You can still register and take advantage of this promotion here.


Southwest also announced three new route specific promotions:

J.D. Power 2013 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

J.D. Power released its annual North America Airlines Satisfaction 2013 Study yesterday and you can access the full report here.


There is really nothing earth shattering on the survey results, but I don’t think that there is still a distinction between traditional and low-cost airlines. They are all the same.

Quadruple Hilton HHonors Points At Tropicana This Summer


Hilton HHonors has been sending out emails for quadruple points at the newly Hilton affiliated Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas for stays this summer between May 1 and August 31, 2013.


You need to request rate plan PK1, when making the reservation at It won’t automatically bring up this rate otherwise. You can access Hilton’s web page for this promotion here.

Park Hyatt Opening In Jamaica On May 21 (Ritz-Carlton Reflag)


Park Hyatt is replacing the Ritz-Carlton brand as the operator of the Jamaica property. The last day the hotel operates as Ritz-Carlton is May 20th and the Hyatt should take over on 21st. You can read more about this change on The Jamaica Gleaner’s website here.


It is not atypical for the hotels to be reflagged, but you should expect some disturbances for few months as all the Ritz-Carlton affiliated management personnel will leave on 20th and the park Hyatt affiliated will step in on 21st. Likely most of the customer facing staff will remain.

US Airways Dividend Miles 50% Hotel & Car Bonus

US Airways has a new promotion for car rentals and hotel stays that are credited to Dividend Miles between May 1 and July 31, 2013. You will get 50% bonus on these transactions. You can learn more about this promotion and register for it here.


Note that this bonus does not apply for hotel points conversions to Dividend Miles, but only for transactions that are directly deposited to US Airways miles.

Cheaptickets $50 Off $200 Or 15% Off + 10% Cash Back For Hotel Bookings


Cheaptickets has a nice promotion for booking hotels on their website. You can get a $50 discount on hotel purchase of $200 or more. Alternatively, there is an offer for 15% off of hotel bookings made on Cheaptickets. You can access the $50 off $200 offer on Cheapticket’s website here and it expires on May 19.


What makes this deal even better, is the fact that you can get 10% cash back for hotel bookings made via Cheaptickets if you click through via TopCashback’s cash back website.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Program Terms And Conditions Changes


SPG tweaked some terms and conditions of the program last time on January 17, 2013, and just made some updates earlier today. You can access the current terms and conditions here.


Eligible stay

US Airlines Collected $3.5 Billion In Baggage & $2.55 Billion In Change Fees In 2012

There was an interesting piece on Chicago Tribune yesterday about the baggage and change fees that the US airlines had collected in 2012 that was released by DOT (Department of Transportation) on Tuesday. You can access the piece here.


The amount of changes fees that i.e. United collected in 2012 doubled from 2011.

IHG Rewards Club Winback Promotion For 10,000 Bonus Points After Three Stays


IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion for stays between May 1 and August 31, 2013, for maximum of 10,000 bonus points after 3 stays. Note that this promotion is based on STAYS and not on NIGHTS.


You will earn 2000 bonus points after 1st stay, 3000 bonus points after second stay, and additional 5000 bonus points after 3rd stay.

AviancaTaca LifeMiles Award Chart Changes – Number Of Miles Required Up By Up To 50K


AviancaTaca  has just changed their LifeMiles award chart effective immediately without giving any prior notice to program members.


The change is not huge, but will obviously have an effect on some routes that go up by maximum of 50,000 more miles required for a return trip in first class.

Hyatt May (2013) 48 Hour Sale – C48MAY

Hyatt is having their monthly 48 hour sale where you can save up to 20% off of best available rates (BAR). Sometimes you can save quite a bit of money and sometimes you cannot. Always remember to check the other discount rates that you are eligible for such as AAA or AARP. You can access the Hyatt’s web page for this promotion here.


These rates are valid at select US, Canada, and Caribbean hotels for stays between May 24 and August 27, 2013. The promotional dates for individual properties may vary. You need to book this offer by 11:59PM CDT on May 15, 2013.

Qatar Airways June Easy Deals Are Out – Awards Up To 50% Off

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Qatar Airways just launched their June 2013 Easy Deals. Every month Qatar Airways will have number of destinations at up to 50% off of the usual number of miles required both in economy and business class. You need to pay the usual taxes/fees and fuel surcharges. You can access this offer here.


You need to register for this promotion at least 24 hours prior making the award booking. The booking window is open from May 15 to June 30  for travel from June 1 to June 30, 2013.

Last Call For Marriott Awards At Current Levels Until Wednesday Night


Marriott Rewards announced the yearly category creep on February 11, but the new hotel award categories won’t go into effect before May 16, 2013. You have until May 15th to book at the current point levels. I have already written two pieces about this devaluation that you can access here and here.


Here’s a quick reminder:

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