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News You Can Use – 50% to 100% off Marriott Hotels, 5,000 United Miles for United Credit Card Holders, 1,000 Free Hilton Points, 2,500 US Air Miles, & Free MegaDo Seats

News You Can Use – 50% to 100% off Marriott Hotels, 5,000 United Miles for United Credit Card Holders, 1,000 Free Hilton Points, 2,500 US Air Miles, & Free MegaDo Seats

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 1.   50% to 100% off Marriott Hotels.   Travel By Points brilliantly explains how you can stack 5 different Marriott hotel promotions to end up with 50% to 100% off Marriott hotel stays!

You can even ask for a Marriott Gold or Platinum elite status challenge and earn Gold status after 6 stays and Platinum status after 9 stays.  The status will be valid up to February 2014.

 2.   5,000 United Miles for United Credit Card Holders.  Mommy Points and Million Mile Secrets reader Jake report that you can earn an extra 5,000 United miles if you’ve spent $1,000 on your United credit card between August 1, 2012 & October 31, 2012.

Register here to earn 5,000 United miles after spending $1,000 before October 31, 2012.

The terms say that you have to be an existing United cardholder as of August 1, 2012.  This means that you likely won’t get the bonus if you applied and were approved for the card after August 1, 2012.

You have to enter your United frequent flyer number in the registration page, so I suspect that you should be able to get the bonus even if you have an old Continental credit card.

It is unclear to me if spending before registering will count or if you have to spend $1,000 after registering.

Edit:  The terms have been updated to include United cards issued outside the US, so I don’t think this offer will work.

3.   1,000 Free Hilton Points.   Deals we Like writes about a way to earn 1,000 free Hilton points.

4.   2,500 US Air Miles.   Mile Nerd points out that you can get 2,500 US Air miles by opening a Sharebuilder account.  If you don’t plan on using Sharebuilder, you could just buy a cheap stock for a few dollars just for the miles.

The terms say ” Limit one per unique customer” so you many not qualify if you already opened an account during last year’s US Air Grand Slam promotion.

5.   MegoDo Seats.   View from the Wing writes that United has launched their own contest for the StarMega DO and that United CEO Jeff Smisek will attend the event as well.

Live From a Lounge has compiled a list of all the Boarding Area blogs which are running a contest to win a seat next to Randy Peterson on StarMega DO as well.

My favorite contest is hosted on Rapid Travel Chai who simply asks “How have you helped a traveler you did not previously know?”  I love reading the responses to this question!

I’ll be running my own contest soon, so stay tuned!

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Just got my card. have to spend 1000. so crossing my fingers to see if I will get the points since I did not have the card as of august :(. Did register my card . Only time will tell!

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@leslie – I wouldn’t count on it, but you should get the sign-up bonus!

I signed up for the 5,000 United Miles for United Credit Card Holders on 10/6. It did not say it is only eligible for BAM.

I even received an email from united.com saying that:

You are now registered for the following offer:

Earn 5,000 bonus award miles when you use your MileagePlus Credit Card

Promotion Code: TB4M52

MileagePlus Number: JCW98964

Registration Date:Sun., Jul. 1, 2012

Additional Offer Information:

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@Joe – Thanks for confirming! The offer is for $100 now, but after spending $1,000.

@gocong – Depends on where you use them! Could be ~$80 at a cheap Hyatt Place or $800 at the really expensive Park Hyatt hotels.

The page says the following for the promotion of the $1000: eligible credit cards for this promotion are only BAM – Guatemala, Bancolombia – Colombia, Banco General- Panama, Banco Popular – Dominican Republic, HSBC – Panama, HSBC – Costa Rica, ITAU – Uruguay, PacifiCard – Ecuador, Santander- Puerto Rico, Standard Bank – Argentina. Other credit cards are not eligible for this offer.

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@Jimmy @TravelByPoints – You’re welcome!

@Josinei – Aaaargh. Thanks for the update.

Thank you, Daraius, as always, for your kind introduction. Rapid Travel Chai’s contest question/answers were my favorite, too! Looking forward to hearing about your own contest.

This is a working link for the US airways 2,500 mile offer: http://content.sharebuilder.com/mgdcon/jump/partner/airlines/?pc=usairmilesnf

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@Dave Q – Thanks! I’ll check out the site.

@mulbry @Grant | – Thanks! I updated the link.

@Gary Steiger
– Thanks for sharing!

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