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Major hotel loyalty promotions December 2017 – February 2018

Major hotel loyalty promotions for hotel stays

December 2017 – February 2018.

Several programs had November buy points discount offers. SPG and Hilton have buy points discount rates to December 29, 2017.

Hilton Honors: Hilton Honors buy points 80% bonus to Dec 29, 2017

SPG Buy Points Discount to Dec 29, 2017: SPG points for $22.75 per 1,000 for low Category hotel rewards

Here is a quick summary of hotel redemption values I found in my 2017 stays across 9 loyalty programs.

Loyalty Traveler – 2017 Hotel Points Value in 9 programs

The Points Guy published a general 2017 best hotel loyalty programs ranking.

December 2017-February 2018 hotel loyalty promotions

Best Western Rewards: Best Western $10 travel card every stay Dec 1-Jan 31, 2018

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

Best Western North America 10,000 points reward nights to Jan 31, 2018

Choice Privileges: Choice Privileges Tap the App 10 million points sweepstakes Dec 11-Feb 9

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

[EXPIRED] Choice Privileges points $7.70 per 1,000 Nov13-17

Choice Privileges reward rates increased in Europe for Fall 2017 dates

Club Carlson: Club Carlson Nov1-Jan31 targeted offers: bonus points, 50% off or 2018 elite

Club Carlson: Club Carlson Extras Partners 3,000 bonus points first transaction by Dec 31, 2017.

Club Carlson: Free Friday Night every two stays or 10K points July 1–Sep 30 (redeem free nights by Jan 26, 2018).

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: Hilton Honors buy points 80% bonus to Dec 29, 2017

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).

World of Hyatt:  Hyatt Double Points Nov 15-Dec 31 is boring promotion

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.

IHG Rewards Club: Tourist attractions earn 3,000 IHG bonus points across USA

IHG Rewards Club: IHG Double Dip Mastercard Priceless Experiences and Accelerate. MasterCard Priceless Experiences earn $50 to $100 debit card with 3 hotel nights/2 stays.

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 adds new Accelerate bonus offers to existing tasks. New IHG Accelerate Tasks and targeted Points and Cash discount offer.

IHG Rewards Club: PointBreaks 5,000 Points Rewards Nights original hotel list for stays to Jan 31, 2018.

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

  • SPG 500 bonus points per stay Aloft, Element, Four Points
  • SPG 1,000 bonus points per stay other Starwood brands
  • SPG 10,000 bonus points after 25 nights.

SPG Buy Points Discount to Dec 29, 2017: SPG points for $22.75 per 1,000 for low Category hotel rewards

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: Wyndham Visa Checkout 3 stays earn 15,000 points Nov 1-Feb 28, 2018

Wyndham Rewards app $10 off Nov 1-Jan 31 beats AAA rates at some hotels

(expired) 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.


Wyndham Rewards Visa Checkout for 15,000 bonus points after 3 stays is a good value offer. A member can earn 18,000 points on 3 cheap hotel nights/stays. There are many Wyndham brand hotels where a GoFast rate at 3,000 points + copay of $25 to $75 still saves $80 to $100+ on prevailing hotel rates.

Wyndham Rewards is a program I have focused on recently due to its lucrative Wyndham Rewards 15,000 bonus points for 3 stays with Visa Checkout payment by Feb 28, 2018.