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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
United and Marriott Team Up to Launch RewardsPlus Partnership: As a recap from earlier this week, United is following in the footsteps of the Crossover Rewards partnership between Delta and Starwood, and is teaming up with Marriott to offer elite members from both programs benefits with the other one. To participate, you can register at either the Marriott Registration Page or United Registration page. The program, which will be called RewardsPlus, will offer Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite and Platinum Premier Elite will receive complimentary MileagePlus Premier Silver status. On the flip side, it also gives United Global Services, Premier 1K, Premier Platinum and Premier Gold members all of the benefits of Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status. The status offerings will be effective until January 31, 2014.
Free Langham Voyager Status for Visa Infinite Cardholders: Langham hotels, whose U.S. locations include Pasadena, CA, and Boston, is offering complimentary elite status to Visa Infinite Cardholders. Langham Voyager status normally requires 5 stays within 12 months. To enroll as an 1865 Voyager member, just enter “453826123” as the invitation code. Voyager status includes 6pm late check-out, complimentary fruit and bottled water upon arrival, express check-in and check-out, a luggage tag and free internet access. The original Langham in London is a gorgeous historic property, and the chain has properties in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia as well, so though they’re not overwhelmingly present in the Western Hemisphere, when you’re traveling across the Pacific, you should be able to take advantage of your new status. Hat Tip: Canadian Kilometers
Discover IHG Promotion: IHG launched their #discoverIHG Instagram Sweepstakes this week. For your chance to win a million IHG Rewards Club points – which could add up to 20 nights at the waterside Intercontinental Bali Resort Hotel, or more than 30 nights at the Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District – simply register here and then take a photo of an IHG hotel using Instagram and tag it with your location and #DiscoverIHG. For seven weeks from now through August 30, 2013, there will be a draw one weekly winner for 100,000 IHG Rewards Club points, and every photo you submit also earns you a chance to win the grand prize of a million IHG Rewards Club points. July saw the official launch of the IHG Rewards Club (formerly Priority Club) and to celebrate they are offering points that never expire and no black out dates on Reward Nights, beginning 2014 there will be complimentary WiFi in every InterContinental Hotels Group hotel.
Johnny Jet’s Competition To Win A Trip For Two To Hawaii: Fellow travel blogger Johnny Jet is offering readers the chance to win a trip for two to Maui using 80,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles for a roundtrip in Economy Class from any of Hawaiian’s US gateway cities and a four-night stay at the Grand Wailea resort. To enter, click here, fill out the form and follow Johnny on Twitter and Facebook for additional entries. You can also follow Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) and the Grand Wailea (@GrandWailea) on Twitter and tweet about the contest for even more chances to win. The contest runs from now through July 28th and all official rules apply.
1,500 Bonus Points With Hyatt in New York City: Now through August 31, 2013, at the Hyatt Union Square, Grand Hyatt New York, Hyatt 48 Lex, Andaz Wall Street and Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, you can earn 1,500 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus pointson eligible stays. To participate in this deal, make sure you request offer code NYC15 at the time of your reservation and check-in to receive bonus points. You must book an eligible rate which is pretty much any rate booked on Hyatt’s site. The bonus points can take up to 6-8 weeks after travel is complete to post to your account.