October 2018 Hotel Promotions Guide

This page highlights many hotel promotions for stays and points purchases currently offered in nine listed hotel loyalty programs.

  1. Best Western Rewards
  2. Choice Privileges
  3. Hilton Honors
  4. World of Hyatt
  5. IHG Rewards Club
  6. Marriott Rewards (Ritz Carlton Rewards/Starwood Preferred Guest combined August 18, 2018)
  7. Radisson Rewards
  8. Wyndham Rewards
  9. Le Club Accorhotels

October 2018 promotions for each major hotel loyalty program, along with major program information and news.

Most major hotel loyalty programs have promotions for September 2018 hotel stays.

134 Hotel Brands in Top 10 loyalty programs

October 2018 hotel loyalty promotions

Best Western Rewards

Best Western Rewards: Double Points September 17 – November 18, 2018 earn 20 points/$1 for stays worldwide. This promotion is targeted to North America members.

[expired]Best Western Rewards: May 21-September 3, 2018 Earn $20 Best Western Travel Card after first stay and 2,000 bonus points for every additional stay. Promotion registration required at bestwestern.com/summercombo2K.

Loyalty Traveler article.

Additional offers can be found at the bottom of the Best Western Earn Rewards page.

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges: earn 8,000 points every 2 stays Sep 12 – Nov 9, 2018

Commonly recurring promotion for 8,000 total points after 2 stays. This is equivalent to regular points earned from $800 in hotel spend. Promotion bonus adds bonus points to regular points 10 points per dollar earned from 2 stays for 8,000 total points. Spend $200 on Choice Hotels room rate on 2 stays and earn 2,000 regular points + 6,000 bonus points for 8,000 total points. There is a minimum level bonus of 5,000 points for members who spend more than $300 on two stays to earn over 3,000 regular points.

Choice Privileges: Buy 5,000 to 50,000 points for 40% bonus points through Sep 13. Rate drops from $11 to $7.86 per 1,000 points. Keep in mind that Points Plus cash reward stays allow members to buy points at $7.50 per 1,000 points.

[expired] Earn 8,000 points after 2 stays June 12-August 17

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

Choice Privileges: Reward Nights Comparison Nordic Choice Club to Choice Privileges


Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors: Sep 10-Jan 3, 2019 Double Points-Triple Points

2x points (20 points/$1) at hotels worldwide with 3x points (30 points/$1) at Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria and other participating resorts.

Hilton Honors: Aug 1-Oct 31 earn 2,500 miles in Miles&More for each stay. This offer can be combined with Double/Triple points global offer.

Hilton Honors: Restore Expired Hilton Honors points $0.0025 cents/point

Hilton discount rate: Hilton Long Weekender often best rate deal

Hilton Honors: Hilton Honors April 2018 changes benefit high elites, devaluation for other 70m members


World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt September 1 to November 30, 2018Make Your Travel Add Up to More” autumn 2018 promotion for nights stayed. Stay 5 nights and earn 2,500 bonus points. Stay 40 nights in the 91 days and earn 60,00 bonus points.

Yawn! Fall Hyatt promo 5 nights earn 2,500 bonus points (Aug 29, 2018).

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club: Sep 16-Dec 16, 2018 IHG Double Points and More (Accelerate-like).

Targeted tasks for a minimum 15,000 bonus points. My promotion requires stays in 3 different brands to earn 38,400 bonus points, in addition to double points worldwide.

IHG Rewards Club: Pointbreaks reward nights at 5K, 10K and 15K   July 23-Sep 30, 2018

IHG Rewards Club: IHG PointBreaks restructured to 5, 10 and 15,000 points (Jan 28, 2018).

IHG Rewards Club: 2018 IHG Rewards Club 691 hotels category shift analysis

IHG Rewards Club: IHG 2018 reward changes and why I don’t care

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

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

Marriott Rewards: MegaBonus Sep 26-Jan 31, 2019 earn up to 3,000 bonus points per stay with 2,000 bonus points for 2-night or more stays beginning with first stay. Earn an additional 1,000 bonus points for each stay in a different Marriott brand (29 brands), beginning with second different brand during promotion.

Marriott Rewards 2018 hotel reward category changes:


Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards: August 30 – November 30, 2018 earn 2,500 Aeroplan miles per stay in USA and Canada. Maximum 5,000 Aeroplan bonus miles may be earned.

Radisson Rewards: through Sep 30, 2018 Buy Points 30% Bonus reduces the purchase price from $7.000 per 1,000 points to $5.38 per 1,000 points. Regular points purchase limit of 60,000 points annually increases to 78,000 points with this sale.

[expired] Radisson Rewards Double Points July 9-August 31 on stays of 2 nights or more.

[expired] Radisson Rewards Dream Deals June 25-Sep 2 earn 5,000 bonus points per stay (eligible stays must be booked by July 8).

Radisson Rewards – NOWOPEN promotion for 1,000 bonus points at new hotels in Americas.

Radisson Rewards: 2018 reward category changes March 1, 2018 at 124 hotels


Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program merged into Marriott Rewards August 18, 2018.

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


Wyndham Rewards

[expired] Wyndham Rewards: Wyndham Rewards earn 7,500 bonus points per stay for Masterpass payment on up to 2 hotel stays by September 1, 2018.

Wyndham Rewards Masterpass payment 7,500 bonus points per stay

Wyndham Rewards: Program devaluation – Wyndham Rewards GoFast copay now pegged to room rate

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

(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.


Hotel redemption values I found in my 2017 stays across 9 loyalty programs.

Loyalty Traveler – 2017 Hotel Points Value in 9 programs

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


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