Mobile bookings are the flavor of the month with Club Carlson, Hyatt and IHG offering mobile booking bonuses. This Loyalty Traveler page summarizes the best hotel loyalty promotion offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of October 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.
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Loyalty Traveler October 2014 Hotel Promotions Guide
There are dozens of bonus points and miles hotel loyalty promotions and many hotel rate discount offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of July 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.
The first section of this page lists the major promotions from each hotel program. The remainder of the post has a more extensive list of promotion offers and hotel rate discount articles from Loyalty Traveler covering some of the important offers and hotel program news for the major global hotel chains.
Summer 2014 Hotel Loyalty Promotions
There have been so many changes to hotel loyalty programs in the past three years that I needed to check again to see which hotel programs count award stays for elite membership.
Redeeming points for award stays while earning elite membership credit comes in handy when you are trying to reach 25 to 30 stays or 60 to 75 nights in your favorite hotel chain in a calendar year.
Hotel Stays and/or Nights completed in a calendar year qualification for high hotel loyalty program elite membership.
Ramada Hotels with 826 hotels worldwide is one of 12 primary brands in Wyndham Rewards hotel loyalty program. Ramada has the primary global presence for the Wyndham Rewards hotel members with Ramada Inn locations in 59 countries outside the USA. The average daily room rate reported for the Ramada brand was $80 per night in the last Wyndham 2014-Q1 financial report.
Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine are places where you are hard pressed to find another major hotel chain. You can cuddle with a pillow in the comfort of your Ramada room when the streets outside might be scary at night. Besides current and former war zones, Ramada hotels complement tourist countries with locations like seven hotels in Switzerland, seven hotels in Romania, four in Peru, 35 Ramada hotels in Germany, 14 in Turkey and 35 in the UK. New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Brazil, Mongolia, Thailand and Tunisia are among the 59 countries outside the USA with Ramada Hotels.
Some of these foreign locations offer hotel award nights at 10,000 points or less per night.
Ramada Plaza Gevgelija, Macedonia is the only western brand hotel around town for 70EUR per night or 8,000 Wyndham Rewards points.
Wyndham Rewards launched the ‘Unpack Your Bonus’ summer promotion offering from 2x to 10x points for hotel stays from July 1 to September 15, 2014.
Members must register and then select one out of ten suitcases to ‘unpack your bonus’. The result will be the points multiplier of 2x, 4x, 5x or 10x for the first four hotel stays during the promotion.
There are still Wyndham Rewards points available for purchase at discount rates through U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways website. Points are available for purchase until July 4, 2014 or until sold out.
The market has spoken and consumers do not perceive sufficient value in Wyndham Rewards points to make purchases even at a highly discounted rate of $5.40 per 1,000 points when paying with American Express or $6.00 per 1,000 points with another credit card.
Personally, I find there are decent savings with Wyndham Rewards points. If St. Regis and Park Hyatt are your style, then a Wyndham brand probably is slumming it. If Sheraton, Hyatt Regency or Hilton are your choices, then there are comparable Wyndham brand hotels in some places.
This week I have been drafted as a surrogate first grade teacher for the last week of school. A couple of promotions and offers for free and discount points are out there to remember and consider.
Marriott Plus Points
Marriott has an offer where you can pick up 250 points per day, up to 2,000 points per every 30 days from now until November. This means remembering the deal for 8 days in a 30-day period maxes out the monthly offers.
I am terrible at remembering daily promotions. I received two emails this week that I had 250 points posted for 500 free points to my Marriott Rewards account for the Twitter and Facebook follow and like from last week.
It is still possible to pick up around 10,000 points with this offer.
Here is my post from last week on Marriott Plus Points social media promotion.
Daily Getaways leftovers
This post summarizes dozens of hotel loyalty promotion offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of June 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.
Last update: June 3, 2014
Please send me an email at email@example.com if you know of a good hotel promotion not listed here.
Summer 2014 Hotel Loyalty Promotions
The Mills House Charleston, South Carolina is centrally located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. The hotel dates to 1853, yet all modern comforts are available at this Wyndham Grand property including restaurant with indoor and outdoor courtyard dining, outdoor swimming pool and a multi-level parking garage connected by walkway to the hotel.
The first day of 2014 Daily Getaways deals on Monday, May 19 are sets of Wyndham Rewards points for $6.00 per 1,000 points or $5.40 per 1,000 points when paying with American Express. This post explains why I think buying Wyndham Rewards points are a decent deal and why there will be far less competition to buy these points through Daily Getaways in 2014 compared to the past three years.