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Best of October 2014 hotel promotions

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

Best Western Rewards: Fall14 promotion earn 1,000 bonus points per stay, elites earn additional 500 points per stay from September 2 to November 24, 2014. Best Western Fall14 Promotion Registration

Best Western Fall 2014 promotion FAQ

Best Western Fall 2014 promotion Terms and Conditions

Best Western 1K bonus points sep-2-to-Nov-23-2014

Best Western Rewards: 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles per stay Sep 15 to Nov 30, 2014. Earn 1000 miles per stay with 250 base miles + 750 bonus AA miles per stay. Registration required and earning preference must be set to AAdvantage miles.

Best Western AA miles 9-15-to-Nov-30-2014

Best Western Rewards: 1,000 Aeroplan miles per stay Sep 15 to Nov 30, 2014. Earn 1000 miles per stay with 250 base miles + 750 bonus Aeroplan miles per stay. Registration required and earning preference must be set to Aeroplan miles.

Best Western Aeroplan Sep-15-to-nov-30-2014

Best Western Note: You can only earn Best Western bonus points if your earning profile is set to points and miles bonus if your earning profile is set to miles for the hotel stay.

Choice Privileges: Stay 2 times and earn 8,000 total points Sep 4 to Nov 12, 2014. There are some good deals in Europe like Comfort Hotel Diana in Venice for 10,000 points per night through January 31, 2015 and $500 per night suites in Norway for 16,000 points. Registration link for 8,000 points offer.

Choice Privileges 8K-Sep4-Nov12-2014

Choice Privileges: Earn 1,200 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points for each stay at any brand from August 14 -November 15, 2014. Loyalty Traveler post: Earn 1,200 Southwest points for Choice Hotels stays Aug 14 to Nov 15, 2014

Choice Southwest 2x


Club Carlson Promotions

Loyalty Traveler – Hotel stay examples stacking Club Carlson promotions to rack up points and miles (September 22)

Club Carlson Earn 3,000 points per Carlson mobile app booking Sep 8 to Nov 16, 2014. Bonus may be earned three times for 9,000 bonus points.

Loyalty Traveler – 3,000 points for Club Carlson mobile app booking Sep 8 to Nov 16, 2014 (Sep 22)

Club Carlson mobile app 3k bonus Q3-2014

Club Carlson – Take Off with More Miles: Earn 7,500 miles with American Airlines AAdvantage or Aeroplan after two Radisson Hotel stays Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2014. This offer is a double dip that allows members to earn points and earn miles. Warning Note: Do not change your Club Carlson earning preference to miles or all points in your account will be converted to miles.

Club Carlson 7,500 AAdvantage or Aeroplan miles Sep 15-Dec 15, 2014 (Sep 22)

Club Carlson Take Off with More Miles

Club Carlson BIZTIME rate Triple Points for stays Sunday to Thursday nights to November 30, 2014. This is a rate offer bonus and you need to compare the BIZTIME3 rate to the otherwise lowest rate for your stay to determine if the extra 40 points/$1 is worth the higher rate.

Loyalty Traveler analysis: Club Carlson Triple Points BIZTIME3 rate for weekday nights to Nov 30 (Sep 22)

Club Carlson BizTime 3

Club Carlson 30% bonus points when you buy Gold Points by October 31, 2014.

Carlson buy points 30percent to 10-31-2014

Club Carlson 25% off award nights at participating hotels September 1 through November 30, 2014. Book your next Award Stay using promotional ID POWERPTS at participating hotels.

Carlson PowerPoints

Club Carlson Gold elites 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Loyalty Traveler post May 29.

Carlson 2-for-1 Gold rate

Hilton HHonors Promotions

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip 2x/3x August 1 to October 31, 2014 (nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide not participating with most hotels opting out in USA). Loyalty Traveler: Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip 2014 Q3 Promotion fully loaded.

HHonors 2014 Q3 2x-3x promotion

Hilton HHonors August 11 to November 30, 2014 – 4x Avios Points London and 3x points for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Loyalty Traveler post: Hilton HHonors earn 4x Avios points 11 Aug to 30 Nov 2014

HHonors BA 4x 8-14

Waldorf-Astoria Driving Experience Sep 30 – Dec 7, 2014 offers the opportunity to learn driving from a professional race car driver and drive several luxury sports cars at different USA Waldorf-Astoria Hotels. Loyalty Traveler: Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience Sep 30-Dec 7, 2014

Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience


Hyatt Gold Passport promotions

Hyatt mobile app earns 1,000 points per booking Oct 1- Dec 31, 2014.

Hyatt Mobile app promotion page and download links

Loyalty Traveler Mobile apps for hotel discounts and bonus points: Hyatt, Club Carlson, Expedia, TravelPony (Oct 5)

Hyatt mobile app

Hyatt Gold Passport Sep 1 – Nov 30 has at least 8 different offers targeted for member stays. One of the big offers is 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights. My offer was 2,000 bonus points on next three stays. Loyalty Traveler post lists eight different offers. It has been reported that Hyatt Gold Passport has let members change their targeted offer to a different version.

Hyatt Gold Passport Earn up to 3,000 Hyatt bonus points for every three Las Vegas Mlife nights to Dec 31 2014. Registration required by October 15.

Hyatt-MLife Las Vegas 3K to 12-31-14


IHG Rewards Club has Promotion Deal of the Season

IHG Fall promotion for 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles September 4 to December 31, 2014. Registration for the “Into the Nights” promotion begins on Sept. 4 at Once registered, members will receive their tailored set of offers and begin earning IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or bonus airline miles when they stay at any IHG®-branded hotel between.

My offer looks like the basic offer for new members and infrequent guests:

  1. Download and book on the IHG app = 500 points.
  2. Stay 3 nights at IHG hotels = 2,000 points.
  3. Book two stays using IHG mobile app or = 2,000 points.
  4. Stay 2 Saturday nights at any IHG brand hotel = 4,000 points.
  5. Stay at two Holiday Inn brand hotels = 2,000 points.
  • Complete 3 of 5 tasks and earn 25,000 points or one free night.
  • Complete 5 of 5 tasks and earn 25,000 points or one free night.

This can be achieved with as few as two Saturday night stays at a Holiday Inn booked using mobile app. to complete task 1, 3, 4, and 5, then stay one more night, any night of the week at any IHG brand hotel worldwide to complete all five tasks. Three paid nights earn two free nights at any IHG hotel worldwide, valid for one year.   Loyalty Traveler – My IHG Rewards Club Into the Nights offer (September 5).

IHG Into the Nights tasks

IHG 50% off reward nights for Mexico and Caribbean Beach Resorts. Book by Sep 6 for stays through October 31, 2014. Loyalty Traveler post: Mexico and Caribbean 50% IHG Reward Nights Sep 1 to Oct 31 (Aug 18, 2014)

IHG PointBreaks Hotels for 5,000 points reward nights for stays by November 30, 2014. Loyalty Traveler – IHG PointBreaks Sep 29-Nov 30 now bookable

Marriott Rewards Promotions

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus targeted offers Sep 15-Jan 15, 2015 Loyalty Traveler post August 13, 2014

  • Version 1: Earn double points with every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.
  • Version 2: Earn 2,500 bonus points on every stay, starting with your second paid stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.
  • Version 3: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 12 paid nights, plus an additional 5,000 points after 18 paid nights, up to 30,000 bonus points.
  • Version 4: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 15 paid nights, plus an additional 15,000 points after 20 paid nights, up to 40,000 bonus points.
  • Version 5: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus and additional 15,000 after 25 nights, up to 50,000 bonus points.
  • Version 6: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus an additional 2,000 for every additional paid night, up to 55,000 bonus points.

Marriott Rewards points + 1,000 United Miles per stay, up to 5,000 miles July 23-October 31, 2014 – Earn United miles and Marriott Rewards points July 23-Oct 31, 2014 (July 26, 2014). This is another double dip opportunity for earning both Marriott Rewards points and miles for five stays.

Marriott points and United miles 2014

Marriott Rewards Plus Points social media campaign May 8-Nov 8, 2014. This is the promotion that changed from earning 250 points per Twitter ‘Follow’ to 25 points two months into the promotion. Earn 2,000 free points every 30 days (LT post on original offer) Marriott Rewards Plus Points now need 80 actions to earn 2,000 points (July 15, 2014) for connecting Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts to Marriott Rewards Plus Points. Then, ‘Follow’ hotels and brands, use hashtags in social media and post geotagged photos. Easy and quick to simply follow a different hotel for 25 points, up to 100 points per day to max out 2,000 points every 30 days offer.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton Rewards 50,000 bonus points after 5 nights July 1 to October 31, 2014 (Note: registration for this offer was required by September 30, 2014).

Ritz-Carlton 50K promo


Starwood Preferred Guest

SPG More For You double and triple points promotion for stays of two or more nights from September 15 to December 15, 2014. SPG More for You promotion registration is required by October 31.

Earn double points (total 4 points/$1) for weekdays and triple points (total 6 points/$1) for weekends. The definition of weekends depends on what region of the world you are staying.

Loyalty Traveler – My opinion on weak SPG More for You Double and Triple Points promotion Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2014 (Sep 8)

SPG More for You

SPG Triple Crave Dining Bonus Points September 1 to December 30, 2014

SPG Triple Crave 3x points for Dining Sep 1-Dec 30, 2014 offers members the chance to earn triple Starpoints (6 points/$1) for dining charges of $50 or more at 1,451 participating restaurants worldwide for weekday dining Mondays through Thursdays. registration for SPG Triple Crave promotion is required by November 30, 2014.

Loyalty Traveler – SPG Triple Crave 3x points for Dining Sep 1-Dec 30, 2014 (Sep 8).

SPG Triple Crave

Participating restaurants can be found here. You do not have to be a hotel guest for this offer.

Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards 10th anniversary promotion July 1 to October 31, 2014 for 2,000 bonus points per stay. The bonus may be earned for five stays for 10,000 bonus points. Registration is required.

Wyndham 10th for 2k-7-1-to-10-31-14


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

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  • Carl P October 9, 2014

    Where are you getting the 9,000 bonus limit on the Club Carlson mobile app promotion? I only see “Members may earn multiple bonuses during the Promotional Period”. Maybe I’m missing it.

  • Ric Garrido October 9, 2014

    Carl P – You are right. I am making it up. I went back and checked my original data and there is no mention of 9,000 bonus points limit. The bonus can be earned unlimited times.
    I have not been booking any Carlson hotels or I would have caught my mistake by now.

    Thanks for the comment. I have corrected the promotion details.

  • dale m October 9, 2014

    I’d urge caution on the IHG promo — I have a screen shot of their secure website and my account plainly logged in on-screen, showing one set of points and tasks, but now when logging in I see a completely different (ridiculous) set. This after staying one night (that I didn’t really need) towards the promo. Don’t I (also) recall some negative buzz recently about them behaving badly in regard to promos people supposedly weren’t qualified to participate in, but they had somehow been allowed to register?

    Sounds like a program to avoid to me.

  • Carl P October 9, 2014

    I have two one night stays in (Radisson) to get the AA miles, etc. A few more are scheduled. I was almost ready to reconsider some reservations when I saw the 9,000 part.

  • Ric Garrido October 9, 2014

    @dale m – in your case with receiving two different promotions, I might be more cautious.

    The issue of IHG Rewards Club allowing people to sign up for multiple promotions has been the case for years. I interviewed Don Berg, VP of IHG loyalty programs last year. I asked him point blank why IHG allows people to earn bonus points from multiple promotions. He said it was a technology issue. They could not stop it. He said at that time if members were smart enough to use the loophole, then fine. It is only recently the wording was put out warning people not to sign up for multiple targeted promotions or risk having their account closed.

    I personally have earned over 15,000 bonus points on a single $100 stay. It was great while it lasted.

    On a purely objective basis, the IHG promotion is the highest value return on a small investment of a few hundred dollars. This is the one promotion this season that I plan to complete since two free nights at IHG are two nights I can get a $600 return on a $300 investment for three paid nights.

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