Oct052014

Mobile apps for hotel discounts and bonus points: Hyatt, Club Carlson, Expedia, TravelPony

Hotels deals are motivating me to app my iPhone.

Mobile apps for hotel discounts and bonus points are the flavor of the season. This article shares current deals with Hyatt, Club Carlson, Expedia and TravelPony mobile apps.

 

Hyatt Hotels

Hyatt has a mobile app and you can earn 1,000 points for eligible bookings worldwide made from October 1 through December 31, 2014.

Book your stay at over 560 Hyatt hotels worldwide anywhere, anytime from the mobile app or mobile website. Rest assured that you’ll receive the best published rate with our Best Rate Guarantee, plus:

  • Search and view property details, photos and special offers
  • Book, edit or cancel reservations
  • Access weather, local time, maps and directions
  • Request a ride with Uber, direct to your Hyatt destination **NEW**
  • Check-in and check-out
  • Join Hyatt Gold Passport®, access your account details and track your points
  • Redeem Hyatt Gold Passport® points for free nights **NEW**
  • Book the Hyatt Gold Passport® My Elite Rate **NEW**
  • Add reservation and Hyatt Gold Passport® details to Passbook **NEW**

Hyatt Mobile app promotion page and download links

Hyatt is giving 1,000 points per mobile app reservation for the rest of 2014.

The combination of Hyatt mobile app 1,000 points bonus + my targeted Hyatt promo for 2,000 points per stay on three stays + 1,000 points Diamond member welcome amenity + 20% discount with My Elite Rate (available to both Platinum and Diamond members + 6.5 points per dollar on hotel spend + potential for 2,500 bonus points for a closed Regency Club Lounge means I can pull in nearly 8,000 points on a $100 room rate at the right hotel with a Club Lounge closure on weekends. Even 4,500 points on a $100 room rate with an open club lounge means I can book a Category 2 Points & Cash rate for 4,000 points + $55. Hyatt Hotels will certainly get some more hotel stays from me to finish off 2014.

Club Carlson app

Club Carlson is giving 3,000 points of mobile app bookings.

From September 8 to November 16, 2014, earn 3,000 bonus Gold Points for each stay booked through the Club Carlson mobile app.

With the Club Carlson app, you can:

  • Redeem Gold Points for stays at Quorvus CollectionSM, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels
  • Find hotels near your current location or in any city
  • Book a stay, or view or cancel an upcoming stay
  • Explore the area with interactive maps
  • Access your Club Carlson card

Download the Club Carlson app today in iTunes or the Android Market.

I took time this weekend to app out my phone. I have about 30 travel site apps now. I can now use Kayak on my phone. It didn’t work well the past year without the app. I have HHonors, Marriott, IHG, Club Carlson, Wyndham Rewards and Hyatt. Still need to load the Starwood app, but no hurry since 21 hotels in California opted out of the current SPG 2x/3x promotion. Hyatt and IHG are my go to hotels right now.

Expedia app

I downloaded the Expedia app. I have been seeing Expedia TV commercials frequently about their triple points app bonus. Also, save $25 on first hotel booking using the app.

Expedia App

 

Travelpony app for Lyft credits

TravelPony has a mobile app feature for a hotel deep discount daily offer. I have had a whopping two referral credits for $50 with TravelPony since I wrote about them earlier this year. Looks like that suite at the Fairmont San Francisco is not going to happen with my slow referral rate. I did find some Best Western and Shilo Inn hotels in Washington and Oregon I can book through TravelPony.

TravelPony mobile app

TravelPony also has a deal with car share service Lyft. Book a TravelPony hotel using the mobile app and you get a Lyft credit.

Travelpony and Lyft

 

What other deals are there for mobile app bookings?

There are likely several other mobile app booking specials available right now. Please share other deals and I’ll round them up for my October promotions update.

Mobile apps are almost as hot right now as the Monterey Peninsula where we are looking at the fifth consecutive day with temperatures topping 80F for the first time since October 2003. Really, summer is not that hot around this part of California. Factoid, October tends to have the highest temperatures of the year in central coast California. We (literally) sweated through 18 innings of the SF Giants 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals in the longest MLB post season game in history yesterday, sitting in our living room with our fan blowing hard as we watched the ball park fans in D.C. wrapped up in jackets and blankets.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

Loyalty Traveler shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out current hotel loyalty program offers across all the major chains in Loyalty Traveler’s monthly hotel promotions guide.

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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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