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Saturday Recap: Bonus United, Delta and Emirates Miles, 500 Free Hilton Points and Earning Bonus

by on October 6, 2012 · 6 comments

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Here’s a recap of interesting points and miles news and promos from the week.

15,000 Alaska Miles For New T-Mobile Contract: Now through March 31, 2013, potential cell phone customers who register with T-Mobile at this link will be eligible to earn 15,000 bonus Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Miles. This offer is open only to new T-Mobile customers, and they must sign up for a two-year contract on a qualifying 4G smartphone device and data plan. Only one bonus per T-Mobile account is available, the customer must have an active Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan membership number, and their account must be in good standing with T-Mobile for at least two months of service. Miles should be received within 90 days of activation.

Another 500 Free Hilton Points

Another 500 Free Hilton Points: Hilton and TopGuest have teamed up on this offer which is available to the first 40,000 Hilton HHonors members who link their HHonors and Facebook accounts here. Upon linking accounts, HHonors members will earn 500 HHonors Bonus Points. It can take six to eight weeks for bonus points to post into their HHonors account. Hilton had another 500 points offer earlier this week, so if you haven’t taken part of that one, both of these will get you 1,000 points closer to your next award stay.

Earn hundreds of Skymiles when renting with Hertz.

Bonus Delta SkyMiles with Hertz Car Rentals: Delta and Hertz have partnered up to offer Delta SkyMiles members bonus miles on upcoming car rentals. SkyMiles members normally earn 100 bonus miles per day, and Medallion members normally earn 200 bonus miles per day. However for reservations through December 31,2012, members can earn 500 additional miles for rentals of 1 to 2 days, 900 additional miles for rentals of 3 to 4 days, or 2,000 additional miles for rentals of 5 or more days. To be eligible, reservations must be made before October 31 using CDP #165385 & PC #170166. Full details can be found here on these bonus mile opportunities.

Earn 5,000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles when staying with Hilton.

5,000 Bonus Emirates Skywards miles with Hilton: Now through December 31, 2012, Hilton HHonors members can register to earn 5,000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles. The terms state that Hilton HHonors members choosing fixed miles awards with Emirates as their airline partner of choice will earn 500 base Skywards miles each for their first and second stays, then 4,000 bonus Skywards Miles after their second stay only. HHonors members choosing Variable Miles Double Dip awards, will earn one Skywards Mile per every dollar spent for the first and second stays, plus 4,000 bonus Skywards Miles after their second stay only.

1,000 Bonus Miles For Conrad and Waldorf Astoria Stays: Hilton is offering up to 1,000 bonus miles per night when staying at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels now through December 31, 2012. Hilton allows members to double dip and earn both miles and points in addition to the normal Hilton HHonors points you would earn. With Conrad, you have your choice of earning 1,000 miles per night with American Airlines, or 1,000 United Airlines miles per night. If you find yourself at a Waldorf  Astoria property, you can earn 1,000 American Airline miles per night1,000 United Airlines miles per night, or 500 JetBlue TrueBlue points per night. (Hat Tip: Deals We Like)

1,000 Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards For New Members: If you haven’t joined Southwest Rapid Rewards yet, now might be the time to do it thanks to a 1,000-point bonus for new members. You earn 500 points just for enrolling, another 250 for signing up for the Rapid Rewards Report email summary (a good idea anyway to help you keep track of your miles and offers) and an additional 250 points when you sign up for the Rapid Rewards email update. Normally you earn 6 points per dollar on Wanna Get Away fares, so the combined bonus is the equivalent of spending $167.

500 Aeroplan Miles With Coast Hotels: Coast Hotels is a small conglomerate of properties up the west coast of the US and Canada with its own loyalty program. Now when you sign up for Coast Rewards, you’ll earn 500 bonus Aeroplan miles, plus when you stay between now and December 31, you’ll earn triple Aeroplan miles (normally 1 per dollar spent). Even if you don’t plan on staying at a Coast Hotels property, might as well sign up to get the bonus. Or take your chances that they’ll offer a similar bonus with their other airline partner, Alaska.

Guess where Johnny Jet is and win some prizes.

Guess Where Johnny Jet’s Jetting and Win a $500 Overnight Bag and More: Johnny Jet is running a contest on his site this week where you can win a beautiful leather Captain’s Bag from Barrington (retails for $500) if you guess where this photo was taken. This 14 in x 21 in. bag  is great for a overnight trip and features inside and outside pockets and brass details. The winner will also receive a copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz. The contest ends today (October 6) at 1pm Pacific Time, so be sure to comment on his post in order to enter. He will be back next week with a new caption contest, so there are more prizes to be won.

Up To 11,000 Wyndham Rewards Points For Four Stays: Register with Wyndham Rewards for their current promotion, which includes two possible bonuses of 5,500 points each. When you book stays and check in now through November 26 and check out by November 30 will earn 5,500 points after their second stay, and an additional 5,500 points after their fourth stay for a total of 11,000 possible bonus points. Although each 5,500-point bonus is equivalent to a $25 gift card when redeemed by December 31, 2012 (after that you’ll need 6,500 points), a better idea is to transfer points to miles at a 2.5:1 ratio with airline partners including American, Delta, and United.

United 50% Mileage Bonus for Hong Kong Flights: United has launched a targeted promotion to earn 50% more award miles for travel between select U.S. cities and Hong Kong. This is valid when you fly on any  nonstop flight between Chicago O’Hare, New York/Newark or San Francisco and Hong Kong. Offer is valid for all booking classes for ticketing and travel from October 2 – November 30, 2012. In order to be eligible, you must register for this promotion. However, the bonus award miles do not count toward Premier status, and do not apply to class-of-service, Premier bonus miles or promotional Premier qualifying miles (PQM).

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  • David

    I tried to register for the United HKG promotion and it would not let me. The message indicated I was not eligible for the offer. Any suggestions

  • Schmenge

    Re: Hilton promo…”Your membership number is not eligible for this promotion.” Why isn’t my VALID HH# eligible?

  • Mitty

    Have you ever signed up for Topguest in the past and had your account suspended? I’ve found that users who have had their accounts suspended actually had their frequent flyer numbers (in this case, Hilton HHonors) blacklisted via Topguest.

    If you haven’t been w/ Topguest, then you should just contact their support team to troubleshoot it. Could just be a bug.

  • George

    I tried the Southwest enrollment link, but I only received 250 points.

  • Patsypat121

    I only received 250 points from Southwest. I thought the points were given automatically?

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