Hotel Promos

Earn 1000 AA Miles for Hyatt House or Hyatt Place stays

American Airlines and Hyatt are teaming up to allow you to earn 1000 miles for each stay at a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House property between February 20 and June 30, 2018. You must register by this Monday, April 30th. The date of your stay is determined by your checkout date.

When you check into a Hyatt Place or Hyatt House, you must choose one of these options:

  • Earn 1000 AAdvantage® bonus miles plus the standard 500 AAdvantage® miles for your stay OR
  • Earn 1000 AAdvantage® bonus miles + World of Hyatt Base Points for your eligible spend

The terms and conditions further state:

Back-to-back stays within one 24-hour period at a single participating hotel are considered one stay. Only one (1) check-in/check-out permitted per stay. Please allow four to six weeks after your qualifying stay for bonus miles to be posted to your American Advantage account.

If you didn’t get the email about this promotion you can register on the World of Hyatt website.

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Register for Marriott’s Newest MegaBonus

Marriott has a new targeted MegaBonus promotion for stays between April 16 (Monday) and July 20, 2018. Beginning with your third paid night’s stay during this timeframe you’ll earn 750 bonus Marriott Rewards points per night, up to a maximum of 36,000 points. You must book via the Marriott website or the Marriott app to earn the bonus points.  You must register by June 30 to be eligible.  The T&C do not state that you must register before staying to earn your bonus points but don’t take a chance – go ahead and register today even if you have no plans for a Marriott stay.  It’s free and it can’t hurt!

Only one room per hotel will be counted toward the member’s nights or stay and if you’re choosing to receive airline miles instead of hotel points on your stay then there’s no bonus. Ritz-Carlton stays DO country for this promotion.

If you were targeted for this offer you should have received an email about it but you can always check the MegaBonus site to be sure.

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Earn 2x Starpoints in Early 2017

Earn 2x Starpoints on your first three stays at ANY hotel in the SPG program from January 16 through April 15, 2017.

Once you register you’ll get a special offer tailored just to you.

As you can see, mine was to earn an additional 10,000 Starpoints.  This would be a fantastic offer if I had planned paid stays for the first few months of 2017.  Unfortunately I doubt I’ll be able to take advantage of this offer.

What was your special offer?

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Hyatt will refund redeemed points

Today Hyatt announced a way to get 10% back on redeemed points to those who carry its co-branded credit card. Just register for the promo by August 31 and complete a stay by October 31. Once your stay is completed 10% of the points you spent will be returned to your Gold Passport account! And this works on both points-only and cash+points stays.2016-07-11 Hyatt Points Back Promo

If you hold the Hyatt credit card from Chase, check your email for a registration link.

Nice job by Hyatt!

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Earn 5000 Bonus Point Per Stay at Hilton

2015-06-17 Hilton PromoToday Hilton announced a limited-time offer where you can earn 5000 bonus HHonors points for each stay between now and July 6. You must register for this promotion before you check out of your first eligible stay.

2015-06-17 Hilton Double Points Double Miles
When you stack this with the Double Points/Double Miles promotion, you can really rack up the miles quickly!

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Free 1000 Club Carlson Points

2014-03-05 Hashtag Hotel PromoClub Carlson will be running a Twitter promotion on March 19th called their #HashtagHotelPromo.  They’ll be giving away prizes including cameras, headphones and tables.  You must be following Club Carlson to participate.  To give you an incentive to sign up early, if you connect your Gold Points account with Club Carlson today you’ll get 1000 bonus points. This is limited to the first 5000 people to sign up, so do so quickly!  You can connect to the promotion page HERE.

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Hilton Double Points or Miles Promo

2015-02-27 Hilton PromoHilton is currently offering a targeted promo where you can elect to receive double points or double miles on stays at participating hotels between March 1 and May 31, 2015.  Not all hotels are participating in this promotion so be sure to check this list if you have your eye on a particular hotel property for an upcoming stay.  You must register your choice prior to checking out for your first stay during this period.

Hilton is the only hotel chain that allows you earn both hotel points and airline miles for a single stay.  You can choose which of their airline partners you’d like to credit your stay to or you can choose to score double points on each stay.  Besides the flagship Hilton brand, the Hilton family includes Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Canopy, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2Suites and Hilton Grand Vacation Club.

Check your email to see if you’ve been targeted for the promotion and make your choice before your first stay.

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Hyatt 20% Points Rebate Promo

2015-02-19 Hyatt PromoIf you hold the Hyatt Visa credit card, now is a terrific time to book award stays. Register on the Hyatt site and you’ll get a 20% rebate on your points within 4-6 weeks after your stay.

The great part about that is that if you already have a stay booked during the promotion period (February 17 – July 31, 2015) all you have to do is register – you don’t have to rebook!

The rebate applies to award stays, points + cash awards, suite upgrades and dining and spa activities. Your entire stay must be completed within the promotion period.

Sadly I don’t have any award stays planned during this period – but I’m hoping they’ll run another similar promotion for this fall because I’ll have several stays in October and I’d dearly love to get points back from those stays!

If you don’t have the Hyatt card, now is  a great time to get it.  One of the fantastic benefits is that if you spend $1000 within the first three months after applying, you’ll get two award nights good at any Hyatt anywhere in the world.  Be sure to use those for a special trip, like to the Park Hyatt Sydney or the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris, where rooms go for well over $500 per night.  You can sign up for the card HERE.


(Note: I have no affiliation with Chase and do not receive any compensation from them.)

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Free Hilton Weekend Stay with New DirecTV Subscription

If you’ve been thinking about changing to satellite TV and looking for an incentive, perhaps this is the offer you’ve been waiting on. If you switch to DirecTV between now and January 5, 2015 you can get two free weekend nights at one of many Hilton properties.2014-12-19 Hilton DirecTV Promo

There’s no equipment to buy and no installation costs for up to four receivers though there is a monthly fee for the receivers. Packages start at just $29.99 per month though a 24-month agreement is required. Click HERE to go to the web page. Be sure to find out about all the fees involved before agreeing to anything.

Not all Hilton properties are included but I was surprised at how short the list really is. The list includes many All-Inclusive properties and many Distictive properties but, for example, while the Conrad Koh Samui Residences in Thailand is on the list, the Conrad Koh Samui hotel is not. Rooms there can go for over $630 USD per night! So while it’s not worth changing your TV provider just for the rooms, if you were already considering this here’s the nudge you’ve been waiting for.

Excluded Properties (click for a larger version)

Excluded Properties
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IHG Set Your Sights Promo

2014-12-16 IHG Set Your Sights Promo

The Intercontinental Hotel Group has a new promo where you can earn up to 50,500 points. That’s enough for 10 hotel nights if you choose to use your points with the IHG Rewards Club PointsBreaks hotels. Each quarter a number of hotels around the world are on the PointsBreak list and you can get one night’s lodging for only 5000 points. Naturally these aren’t aspirational properties but there are loads of Holiday Inns, Holidan Inn Expresses and Candlewood Suites here in the US and even a few Crowne Plazas abroad!

Sadly, you can’t book more than two PointsBreaks Reward Nights per hotel during the special offer period (current period ends 28 Feb 2015) but it’s great for a weekend getaway!

To get your offers you must first register for the promotion. Here are the bonus categories I got:

2014-12-16 IHG Set Your Sights Details

Downloading the app is an easy 500 points and I will definitely do that. If I had any upcoming travel plans I would defintely book directly with IHG. I won’t get the 25,000 bonus points for completing all the activities as I simply have my upcoming travel all set and don’t really have an opportunity to add more, which is a shame.

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