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Best Current Hotel Loyalty Promotions

Today October 11 is last day to book this Marriott offer.

Marriott Weekend Stays Free Breakfast and $100 Bonus Bucks at Marriott, Renaissance, JW Marriott

  • Stay October 14 to January 2, 2011, Continental U.S. and Canada hotels only
  • Book this special offer between September 24 and October 11 (today) for arrival on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
  • Stay just one night on Friday or Saturday and earn a $100 Marriott Bonus Bucks certificate for a two-night stay between Thursday and Sunday within 90 days. $100 bonus bucks may be used for room rate on future weekend stay.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/09/25/marriott-weekend-stays-oct-14-jan-2-free-breakfast-and-100-bonus-bucks/

Carlson Hotels – Country Inn & Suites

October 3 – November 21, 2010; U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama

  • 15,000 bonus points for one-night stay on a Sunday through Thursday. (Limit one bonus per member)
  • 3-day advance reservation required. Promo code = 15000PTS.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/09/28/country-inn-suites-one-night-stay-for-15000-goldpoints/

 

SPG Nights and Stays Count Double at Starwood’s Four Points, Aloft and Element brand hotels.

  • October 1 – December 31, 2010 

(This is basically the offer for fast-track Platinum or for an SPG member who is already just a couple of stays away from SPG Gold Elite since the other offer gives Gold elite after 4 stays.) 

SPG Fast-Track to Gold elite after 4 stays at Starwood’s Four Points, Aloft and Element brand hotels.

  • October 1 – January 31, 2011 

There are about 200 hotels in these three Starwood brands, mostly in U.S.

Gold elite status good through February 2012 and earns a 50% elite bonus points. This is a great time to grab cheap elite with SPG.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/10/04/spg-stays-count-double-oct-1-dec-31-2010-aloft-element-and-four-points-brands-only/

Hyatt 5,000 points for two-night stays at 27 West Coast hotels.

  • September 25 – December 30, 2010, use Special Offer Code 5000GP
  • 5000GP rates are reasonable and do not appear to have a mark-up like most special offer rates.

Combinable with Great 10K offer for 10,000 bonus points every 5 nights. You can potentially earn 35,000 bonus points after 10 nights. This is a good deal. Two reward nights at high-end Category-5 hotels will cost 36,000 points. 35,000 points will get 7 free nights at a category-1 hotel. And unlike other hotel loyalty programs, you will find lots of Hyatt category-1 hotels 

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/10/07/hyatt-5000-points-for-2-night-stays-at-27-west-coast-hotels/

2010 Hotel Reward Distribution Hyatt vs. SPG

 

IHG Priority Club Sweet Dilemma Free Night offer

  • September 20 – December 31, 2010
  • Earn one free night for every two stays. Five night maximum earning limit.
  • Free nights must be used December 1 – May 31, 2011

This offer is the equivalent of earning 40,000 Priority Club points if free night used for high-tier InterContinental Hotel. Hopefully it does not become a trend to exclude earning base and elite bonus points for the entire promotional period when choosing a free night offer. 

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/08/30/priority-club-free-nights-or-double-points-sweet-dilemma/

 

Marriott MegaBonus Free Night after Two Stays (Earning Limit = 2 free nights)

  • September 15 – January 15, 2010
  • Must register for this promotion by October 31.
  • Free nights restricted to Marriott Rewards category-1 to category-4 hotels.

This Marriott offer is potentially worth the equivalent 40,000 points after 4 stays. A category-4 hotel reward night is a 20,000 points value.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/08/19/marriott-megabonus-registration-live-today/

 

Hilton Double Points and 4x Sundays  

October 12 – December 30, 2010

Stay Sunday night and the entire stay earns a bonus equivalent to quadruple base points. Elite base points are earned at regular rate of 10 points per $1. 4x Bonus ends up being 30 bonus points per $1.

http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2010/10/08/hhonors-double-points-and-stay-sunday-for-4x-points-2010-q4/ 

A summary of other hotel loyalty program promotions can be found on this Loyalty traveler page.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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