Hotel loyalty promotions October 2017 update

Major hotel loyalty promotions for hotel stays over the next few months.

All major hotel loyalty programs, except Club Carlson, have released fall 2017 promotions for October hotel stays.

Loyalty Traveler October 2017 Hotel Promotions Guide

October 2017 – January 2018 hotel loyalty promotions

Best Western Rewards: Best Western 2x points Sep 18-Nov 30 + Free Night for 10K Points Nov 1-Jan 31, 2018

Choice Privileges 8,000 points every two stays Aug 31-Nov 11, 2017

Choice Privileges: Canada 3-night stay Choice Privileges 5,000 bonus points

Choice Privileges reward rates increased in Europe for Fall 2017 dates

Choice Privileges: Choice Privileges 1,000 Aeroplan miles per stay Sep 4-Nov 30, 2017

Club Carlson: Buy Club Carlson points $5.38 per 1,000 Sep 5-Oct 5, 2017

Club Carlson: Free Friday Night every two stays or 10K points July 1–Sep 30

Club Carlson: Club Carlson 10,000 MegaPoints rates at 78 hotels

Club Carlson: 3,000 points Mobile App booking April 3-Dec 31, 2017 (one time bonus).

Hilton Honors: Double Points Sep 1-Dec 31 + Diamond members earn 10,000 bonus points every 10 nights.

Hilton Honors: mobile app booking 500 bonus points (may be earned on all 2017 stays booked with app).

Hilton Honors: Buy points $5 per 1,000 to Oct 5 offer for good value redemptions

World of Hyatt:  Hyatt Globalist fast-track for 20 nights Sep 1-Dec 30, 2017 does not entice me

Hyatt Visa: Oct 2, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018: $50 credit card statement credit with $300 in spend at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House.

Enjoy a $50 statement credit

Here’s how it works:

1. Register your Hyatt Credit Card by October 31, 2017

2. Spend $300 or more on your Hyatt Credit Card at Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotels in the U.S. by January 1, 2018

3. Enjoy a $50 statement credit.

IHG Rewards Club: IHG Accelerate Sep1-Dec 31, 2017 registration open – IHG Accelerate fall 2017 guarantees each member can earn 30,000 bonus points by fulfilling the member’s individually targeted tasks. My offer can be completed with two hotel nights.

IHG Rewards Club: PointBreaks 5,000 Points Rewards Nights original hotel list for stays to Oct 31, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club: 2017 hotel category changes analyzed. About 640 IHG hotels change reward category with 80% hotels going up in points (Jan 5, 2017).

Marriott Rewards: Megabonus Sep 15-Jan 15, 2018 Earn one free reward night, up to category 5 worldwide, after two stays . Limit one free night during promotion.

Marriott Rewards: Free night Marriott MegaBonus and weak SPG Fall 2017 offers Sep 12-Jan 15, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest: Free night Marriott MegaBonus and weak SPG Fall 2017 offers Sep 12-Jan 15, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest: SPG 2x-3x points in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards accounts can be linked (September 2016) and points transferred between programs at ratio of 1 Starpoint = 3 Marriott Rewards points.

Wyndham Rewards: 15,000 points for two Masterpass paid stays by Oct 31, 2017

Wyndham Rewards + Caesars Total Rewards loyalty program partnership with reciprocal elite benefits.


USA Hotel Rewards Maps

SF hotel rewards map

Here are some hotel loyalty program reward rate maps I created in September 2017:


Europe Hotel Rewards Maps

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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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  1. For the Marriott Mega bonus promotion, does a single night stay counts as a “stay” or it needs to be more than one night?

  2. Single night counts as a stay. All consecutive nights at a hotel count as one stay.

    For promotions like these, when I want to stay several nights in the same city, I sometimes book a couple a nights at the hotel, stay at a different hotel for one night, then return to the original hotel. That counts as two stays.

    The other aspect of Marriott is many locations have two different Marriott brand hotels next to each other like a Residence Inn and a Courtyard. Stay two consecutive nights with one night at each hotel and that counts as two stays.

    When traveling with my wife I have booked one night in my name and next night in wife’s name. I check in and check out for our first night and she checks in and checks out for second night. We each earn one stay toward the promotion.

    Repeat at a different hotel.

    In 2003 we each earned 50,000 bonus Starwood points doing that for 10 consecutive nights at 5 hotels in Melbourne, Sydney and Noosa, Australia.

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