Oh boy! There are a lot of bonus offers right now. If you need a few extra points to top-off your hotel or airline frequent traveler accounts, there are some limited time offers you should know about!
Some of these promotions, like the US Airways 100% bonus, could be a very good deal for folks who would have otherwise paid for a Business Class ticket. In general, I wouldn’t buy points or miles unless you had a very specific need or needed to top-off your account for an award.
Others, like Southwest’s 40% bonus, are only worthwhile if you’re short on points for an award.
You’ll get a bonus or discount when you buy miles or points from:
Get a Bonus or Discount on Purchased Miles & Points for a Limited Time
Some of these offers are ending soon. Let’s see if they’re good deals!
Have you ever booked a hotel room and realized later that you could have gotten a better price elsewhere?
Did you know that most major hotel chains guarantee that you’ll find the lowest price for a room on their website? And if you find a lower rate somewhere else, they’ll match or beat the price (and sometimes give you other goodies, like a free night!).
Most Hotel Chains Guarantee They’ve Got the Best Price
I’ll be writing about each chain in depth individually, but for now, here’s a summary of the major chains’ Best Rate Guarantee policies.
1. 500 Free Starwood Points
Via euflyer, you can get 500 free Starwood points by updating your stay preferences by December 15, 2014.
Get 500 Starwood Points Without Spending Money or Making a Reservation
You have to register for Starwood’s “More For You” promotion before you update your stay preferences. Continue reading
If you collect American Express Membership Rewards points, check your account for targeted transfer bonus offers!
Until November 30, 2014, you could get a bonus of 33% to 50% when you transfer points to JetBlue, Virgin Atlantic, Starwood Preferred Guest, or Hilton.
But not everyone will get the same offers! You have to log-in to see if you’ve been targeted.
Check Your American Express Membership Rewards Account for Targeted Transfer Bonus Offers
I wrote about the 50% bonus Starwood Preferred Guest transfer (targeted to Platinum and Centurion cardholders) and the Virgin Atlantic 40% bonus. Let’s see if the other deals are worth it!
You can get free Wi-Fi at every Marriott hotel if you’re a Marriott member beginning January 15, 2015.
There is no cost or obligation to stay at Marriott to sign-up for their loyalty program. So everyone should sign-up just in case!
Starting January 15, 2015, All Marriott Members Get Free Wi-Fi at Marriott Hotels but Only When They Book Directly With Marriott