A little over a week ago American Express published a targeted offer which allowed select holders of SPG co-branded credit cards to earn bonus points when they hit specific spending thresholds on their cards. I hold the regular (non-premium) version of the Amex SPG co-branded credit card and my account wasn't targeted for the bonus.....but...
Hilton's latest promotion will be starting in a few days time so, as its likely to be one of the better hotel promotions this fall and as it's free to sign up, you should make sure you're registered for it whether or not you think you'll be staying at Hilton properties this fall.
The latest IHG Rewards promotion is called "Get Double Points plus more" and runs from 16 September through 16 December 2018. The promotion appears to be the hybrid of a regular double points promo (like we often see from Hilton) and a tailored offering like we have been used to seeing with IHG's Accelerate promotions.
Hyatt is one of the hotel chains that has recently published a promotion for stays this fall but, like most things Hyatt seems to be doing nowadays, the promotion is very much skewed towards those who will put a lot of stays Hyatt's way in the coming weeks.
IHG may offer the more interesting points earning opportunities when it releases its quarterly Accelerate promotions but Hilton is definitely the chain which offers the greatest points earning opportunities year-round – compared to Marriott, Starwood and Hyatt Hilton is the chain that just keeps giving.
I was slowly happily making my way towards Marriott Lifetime Platinum status before the Marriott/Starwood merger was announced but a combination of not knowing what the combined loyalty program would look like and the fact that I was reasonably close to hitting the Platinum Lifetime milestones saw me intensify my efforts.
Hyatt is teasing its World of Hyatt members with its latest points promotion as it's not giving away what bonuses are available until you login to you account. From what I've seen so far it looks like the best bonus on offer is 40% while the more common bonus appears to be 30%.
IHG has now released the list of hotels and resorts which are participating in its latest PointBreaks promotion. These hotels are bookable from as little as 5,000 points per night while the more popular properties on the list cost either 10,000 or 15,000 points per night.
It feels like we’ve been waiting for Marriott to complete the merger of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs for ever but at last the end is in sight. Marriott will have one unified loyalty program from 18 August 2018.
Starpoints will cease to exist when Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest merge in August so this is genuinely the last chance you'll ever have to buy Starpoints at a discount. It may even be the last chance you get to buy discounted points which you can use at Marriott properties because, traditionally, Marriott...