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Saturday Recap: Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion, American Airlines Bonus on Purchased Miles, 600 United Miles for Joining Opinion Miles Club, Earn Bonus Elevate Points with Mandarin Oriental, 500 Free Rapid Rewards Points from Dish Network

by on July 13, 2013 · 12 comments

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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:

Registration is now open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip promotion.

Registration is now open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip promotion.

Registration Now Open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion: As a recap from earlier this week, registration is now open for Hilton’s Triple Your Trip Promotion. Like last year’s promo, which was essentially the same, this one isn’t too exciting, but at least there’s opportunity to earn triple points on weekend stays and double points on weeknight stays. This is valid for stays from July 9-September 30, 2013. To take part in this offer, you must first register prior to check-in. Hilton HHonors members earn triple points for stays on weekend nights (Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights), or double points for weeknight stays on Monday through Thursday nights. However, there is an extensive list of non-participating hotels so double check to make sure the property is participating.

600 United Miles for Joining Opinion Miles Club: Opinion Miles Club is a new survey website where you can earn bonus miles for participating in surveys. To kick things off, they are offering 600 bonus United Miles for those who join and complete their first survey. You do have to fill out a lot of your personal information such as birth date, education level, income level etc., so keep that in mind before signing up. The bonus miles should take 6-8 weeks to post to your United account.

Earn up to a 30% bonus on purchased AAdvantage miles.

Earn up to a 30% bonus on purchased AAdvantage miles.

Up to a 30% Bonus on Purchased AAdvantage Miles: Now, through August 1, 2013you can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles. You can purchase between 15,000-60,000 miles and you’ll earn a bonus of 2,000-15,000 AAdvantage miles. Ordinarily, American miles cost 2.95 cents each plus a $35 per-transaction fee. This bonus is hard-coded so there is no need to register. So if you were to buy 50,000 miles, you’d end up with 65,000 miles for a total of $1,513.13 or 2.3 cents per miles. As with any buy miles promo, do the math and figure out if the option to buy miles makes more sense than trying to rack them up any other way, and whether the redemptions you’re interested in using those miles for make sense in terms of value. Allow 72 hours for purchased AAdvantage miles to post to the designated AAdvantage account and up to 5 days for the bonus miles to post.

Save with InterContinental Hotels Group in the Caribbean: InterContinental Hotels Group is offering customers 25% savings when they book their next trip to the Caribbean or Latin America. This deal is available through their Discover Latin America & Caribbean package which includes a 25% discount, when booking at least 4 nights, buffet breakfast for two adults and children staying in the same room, and a 4 pm late check-out (based on availability). This offer is good for stays through September 15th that are booked by August 30.

Mandarin Oriental is Virgin America's newest hotel partner.

Mandarin Oriental is Virgin America’s newest hotel partner.

Earn Bonus Elevate Points with Mandarin Oriental: Virgin America has teamed up with Mandarin Oriental to offer Elevate members the opportunity to earn bonus Elevate points when staying with Mandarin Oriental. Now through August 30, Elevate members will earn 400 bonus points for each of their first two stays. To receive the points, make sure to include your Elevate number at check-in. The bonus points will post to your Elevate account within 6-8 weeks. Mandarin Oriental properties within the US include Las Vegas, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Boston and Washington D.C. You can also enter to win a weekend getaway at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas through their Facebook page.

500 Free Rapid Rewards Points from Dish Network: Dish Network has teamed up with Southwest Airlines to offer Rapid Rewards members the chance to earn some bonus miles. The main offer they have is 12,500 Rapid Rewards points when you sign-up for new service. However, they are also offering 500 Rapid Rewards points just for filling out their information form. The bonus points should post to your account within 8-10 weeks after submitting the questionnaire. While 500 points won’t get you a free flight, every point counts and they will keep your account active for another 24 months.

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  • Schemenge

    OK, so I join Opinion Miles club and it tells me that I’ve only earned 300 miles (versus 600)…and no I have never signed up previously…for completing my first survey. Is this in ADDITION to the 600 miles I’m supposed to get JUST for signing up AND completing my first survey? If it is I can’t find any indication other than the 300 miles mentioned above.

  • jonathan

    I also joined opinion miles and was ineligible for the short 15 minute survey…then they wanted me to take a 40 minute one. $12 worth of points for all this? Not worth it this time, unfortunately.

  • Benjamin Jimenez

    Opinion Miles Club is a JOKE. I wrote a formal complaint to both their staff and also to United about their disingenuous practices, who mentioned they would escalate the matter. Definitely not worth it, and I hope people avoid this “deal.”

  • Deneetro

    I’ve had no problems with Opinion Miles. My 600 miles posted within 24 hours.

  • [email protected]

    Do you have any status with United? Asking, because I found some nebulous statement on how many miles you get depends upon “your status”.

  • [email protected]

    If you’re not a status holder with UA or do not have a credit card with
    them you only get 300. Of course that’s never mentioned in the promo.
    Also, tried to take a survey and find one after another “closed”, then
    redirected to a never ending loop of closed surveys.

  • Deneetro

    No, I do not have status with United.

  • kestie

    Just spent a half hour in a never-ending loop of closed surveys. If it were not a lazy Saturday afternoon, I would not have spent this time. Never got to a real survey. Waste of time apparently.

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  • Lynne Steele

    Kestie said it very well – spent time in a never-ending loop of surveys, but they weren’t close ones – most of them said I did not qualify for the survey. One survey that I did qualify for and went through it to the end, had some weird error at the end that said I’d previously completed survey. Did not! So, gained zero points. Not sure I want to try another round of surveys at Opinion Miles.

  • seyoda

    Agree with the rest of the crowd, OpinionMiles is a total joke. The level of data they are asking for is worth well over 600 miles when they re-sell your consumer data to the likes of Experian. Additionally, the length of the surveys is absolutely ridiculous – While I appreciate the tip ThePointsGuy, you owe it to yourself and your readers to at least go through these promos prior to posting so you can at least caveat them in your write-ups.

  • icashootnstar

    I agree with most of the other feedback. Don’t waste your time with the Opinion Miles Club scheme!

    In August 2013 I signed up for the program and, tolerably, I
    did not qualify for the first survey I tried. I had only spent about ten minutes
    filling in the pre-survey questions to determine this. So, no harm, no foul.

    The second survey, however, I did qualify for. I spent
    almost half an hour completing it. At the end the site acknowledged that I had
    finished it but that I had to install some software on my cell phone. When I
    declined, it kicked me off the system!

    A subsequent appeal to customer service resulted in a
    completely canned “non-answer”. In the best tradition of lousy customer
    service, the answer was a long-winded “you’ll get the points in a few weeks”.
    Big surprise, but guess what? No points.

    Today (11/7/13) I logged on again to see if there was
    anything new. The site says that my email address isn’t even in their records.

    Bottom line- If you want to send your worst enemy on a fool’s
    errand, tell them to try out the Opinion Miles Club.

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