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 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. http://www.bestwestern.com/rewards/offers/aapromo1.asp
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 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: 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
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 – 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 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 30% bonus points when you buy Gold Points by October 31, 2014. http://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/8600737
Club Carlson 25% off award nights at participating hotels September 1 through November 30, 2014. http://www.clubcarlson.com/offers/8577654. Book your next Award Stay using promotional ID POWERPTS at participating hotels.
Club Carlson Gold elites 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Loyalty Traveler post May 29.
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.
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
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
Hyatt Gold Passport promotions
Hyatt mobile app earns 1,000 points per booking Oct 1- Dec 31, 2014.
Loyalty Traveler Mobile apps for hotel discounts and bonus points: Hyatt, Club Carlson, Expedia, TravelPony (Oct 5)
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.
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 www.ihg.com/freenights. 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:
- Download and book on the IHG app = 500 points.
- Stay 3 nights at IHG hotels = 2,000 points.
- Book two stays using IHG mobile app or ihg.com = 2,000 points.
- Stay 2 Saturday nights at any IHG brand hotel = 4,000 points.
- 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 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 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 50,000 bonus points after 5 nights July 1 to October 31, 2014 (Note: registration for this offer was required by September 30, 2014).
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 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.
spg.com/triplecrave 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).
Participating restaurants can be found here. You do not have to be a hotel guest for this offer.
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.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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