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UPDATE: The Starwood American Express credit card offers in this post are no longer available, but check Hot Deals for the latest offers!
1. Double Starwood Points + 500 Points on 3+ Nights
Via Pizza in Motion, when you stay at participating Starwood hotels for 2+ consecutive nights this fall, you can earn double Starwood points. Plus, you’ll get 500 Starwood bonus points on stays of 3 or more nights.
To earn the bonus points, register from September 23, 2015, to December 6, 2015, and stay from October 1, 2015, through December 20, 2015. There’s NO limit to the number of Starwood points you can earn with this promotion.
And don’t forget, you’ll earn another 2 Starwood points per $1 spent on your stay with the AMEX Starwood personal and small business cards.
There’s a list of Starwood hotels that are NOT participating. It will be released on September 23, 2015.
2. 2X to 3X Hilton Points
Hilton also has an upcoming promotion were you can earn bonus points for your stay!
You’ll earn triple Hilton points on weekend stays (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) and double Hilton points during the week. You can earn this bonus on up to 2 rooms at the same time.
You must register before checkout to earn the extra points. This deal is good for stays from September 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015.
The double and triple Hilton points are calculated based on the average nightly base points during your stay. See the FAQ page for examples of how this works and for more details about this promotion.
What I like about this promotion is ALL Hilton hotels are included and you can combine it with other Hilton promotions.
And if you want more points towards Hilton award stays, see my list of all the ways to earn Hilton points.
This is a great deal for folks who stay at Hilton hotels. And it’s free to register, so it doesn’t hurt to sign-up just in case!
3. 3X Hertz Points
Heels First Travel writes, you can earn 2X Hertz points on your 1st car rental and 3X Hertz points on all other rentals from September 8, 2015, to December 15, 2015.
All rental classes qualify.
Your account must be set to earn Hertz points, to earn the bonus with this promotion.
This deal is good for Hertz rentals in:
- US (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)
- New Zealand
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
See the FAQ page or more details about how to earn the Hertz bonus points.
4. Free Admission to US National Parks for the School Year!
I’ve written about the US National Park Service’s Every Kid in a Park program, where 4th graders and their families can get into National parks for free through August 31, 2016. And now we have all the details!
Educators such as teachers, camp directors, home-school leaders, after-school leaders, and religious organizers also qualify for free passes.
To get their free pass, 4th graders answer 2 multiple choice questions about what they would do on a trip to the park.
Once they’ve completed the test, they’ll receive a printable US National Park pass.
Educators will need to complete a form with their full name, address, and work email address to get their free pass.
Here’s how the pass works:
- The pass is good for 4th graders and their friends & family
- An educator pass gives free entry to teachers and each of their 4th grade students
- Passes waive your entry fee only – camping, boats, tours, etc. are NOT included
- If the site charges vehicle fees, the pass is good for all children under 16 and up to 3 adults.
- Present your pass at the gate or place it on the windshield of your car
- Electronic versions of the pass are NOT accepted, you must have a printed copy