Category Archive: Hotel points

May 18

Starwood Launches Take Three Promo (And It’s Good)

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There’s a rule with promotion descriptions: the shorter the description, the better, and this one will be short. I’ve been disappointed in some of Starwood’s previous promotions, but the Take Three bonus* looks like a pretty good one. Here are the details: Take Three — Up to Triple Base Points On a standalone basis, Starwood’s …

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May 16

Win One Million Hilton Honors Points From E-Rewards

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For those of you who do E-Rewards, look out for a contest for a million Hilton Honors points. Win A Million It’s simple enough: Log in and complete two E-Rewards surveys by Friday night and you will be entered to win a million Hilton Honors points. They’ll email the winner within a week. And if you’re …

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Apr 28

InterContinental Reintroduces Accelerate Bonus

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My favorite hotel promotion of the year is InterContinental’s* (IHG) Accelerate offer, or whatever it calls the promo in any given quarter (They offer a similar program several times per year with different names.). The promotion isn’t always great, but it’s at least fun to game. Accelerate 2017 Accelerate is an individualized, action-based offer. IHG …

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Apr 27

Hilton Brings Back Double (Or Triple) Points

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Sometimes, simple is best. After a year of double points promotions, Hilton rolled out one last quarter that gave you an extra 2,000 points per night. It sounds good, but you get nothing extra for higher-priced hotels (Of course, you ended up with more bonus points under this promotion for cheaper hotels.). Go More Get …

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Apr 15

Club Carlson: 3,000 Points For A Mobile Booking

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It’s not big, but it’s something. Club Carlson is offering a one-time, 3,000 point bonus to book a stay through their mobile app. You have until the end of the year to do so and no registration is required, so there’s no rush. 3,000 Club Carlson Gold Points It’s not a well-known program, so the …

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Apr 03

Club Carlson Offering Triple Points (And Then Some)

I’ve often referred to Club Carlson as “the little program that could.” Club Carlson, the owner of brands such as Radisson, Park Plaza and Country Inn & Suites, does not have the world’s best-known hotels, but they tend to make up for it with some fantastic promotions. Their second quarter promotion for 2017 is no …

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Mar 31

Hilton Tells Us Just How Little Their Points Are Worth

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As I mentioned yesterday, loyalty programs love to sell points. Usually, they sell the points to merchants, who pass them on to you as rewards for purchases, but occasionally, they’ll sell to you directly. But there’s a problem, of course. Not for the company. For you, the consumer. Bottom Line: If they’re selling, you don’t …

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Mar 29

Hyatt Announces Second Quarter Promotion

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I’ve always felt that hotels’ promotions* were a good indicator of how business is. When promos are good, that means that the companies need to drive business. When business is good, there is no need to offer a decent promotion. Hyatt Double Points for Being You Clearly, things are going well at Hyatt because their …

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Mar 23

Hilton Brings Back Big Bonuses On Two Cards

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Yesterday, I wrote about increased sign-up bonuses on several credit cards, including a Marriott Rewards Credit card that is now offering 80,000 points. Today, we’ve got Hilton cards offering up to 100,000 points.* I’m not sure we’re quite ready yet for your first million point card, but who am I to rule it out? Just …

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Mar 22

60/70/80: Credit Card Offers Are Heading Up

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One of the benefits of intense bank competition is that they are willing to pay increasingly higher costs to acquire each new customer. In the case of credit cards, those acquisition costs include the sign-up bonuses that they will pay you when you get approved for the card and meet a minimal level of spending. …

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