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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week.
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Offers 50% Bonus Miles and 25% Off Awards: The Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Program has two offers for flights taken in February 2014. You can earn 50% bonus on award miles on select domestic and international flights, and Turkish Airlines also has select destinations discounted to 25% off when purchased with miles. You must fly between February 1-28, 2014. This offer is also applicable to all upgrades, one-way, round trip award tickets and companion tickets.
Marriott Rewards Offers 2,000 Bonus Points For Referrals: Marriott Rewards has a bonus for referring new members to their program. Both the referrer and the new member will receive 2,000 bonus points for each of the first five stays that the new member makes within 365 days after joining to the program through the referrer’s link. As a referrer, you can get bonus for up to five new members in a calendar year. So if you refer 5 new members, and each new member completes 5 stays within the year, you could obtain 10,000 points per new member, and 50,000 bonus points maximum.
5,000 Point Bonus for IHG Elite Members: If you are an elite IHG member, you can get 5,000 bonus points after your next paid stay at participating IHG hotels. You must register here for the promotion with promo code 4047, and if you are eligible, you must book your stay within 60 or 90 days after registering. There isn’t a lot of information regarding this promotion, like when it expires or other details, but you most likely need to be an IHG Rewards Club Gold or Platinum member to take advantage of this offer.
The Lucky 7 Bonus and 2x Points On Jet Blue: JetBlue is running a Lucky 7 Bonus promo where, if you fly 7 roundtrip flights with JetBlue in one calendar year, after your 7th flight, you’ll receive an additional 7,000 TrueBlue points. This will happen automatically after you take the 7th flight. Just remember to enter your True Blue Flying number when you book your flights. Flights must be flown January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014 to qualify and award flights do not count. The Lucky 7 bonus can only be earned once a year and Lucky 7 bonus points do not count towards earning Mosaic status. And don’t forget, right now you can earn double points when flying one-way and roundtrip flights on Jet Blue. Simply register, book and fly by March 3, 2014, and you’ll earn 2X the points.
The High Five Bonus on Jet Blue: Jet Blue is coming out with all sorts of bonuses for 2014. With the High Five bonus, you can earn 5,000 bonus points when you purchase and fly 3 roundtrips in 2014. This will happen automatically after you take the third flight, just remember to enter your True Blue Flying number when you book your flights. Flights must be flown January 1, 2014-December 31, 2014 to qualify and award flights do not count. The High Five bonus can only be earned once a year and High Five bonus points do not count towards earning Mosaic status.
Reminder: Maximize Elite Benefits, Upgrades, and Perks Exchange Forum: Remember, many elite benefits and upgrades are going to expire soon, and you may not have use for them. So if you have a benefit to trade or give away, leave a comment on my post about exchanging benefits with what perks you have–systemwide upgrades, suite upgrades, lounge passes, drink certificates, etc.that you can gift to others who can use them along with your email address. If someone posts a benefit that you’re interested in, you can email them directly and give a quick reason why you need it and make sure you include your travel dates and class of service to make sure you are eligible for the upgrade. Please do not email me specific benefits you are trying to get since I have no way of procuring them for you. I am not encouraging anything illicit and I want to state very clearly that I do not condone or allow selling benefits which could have all kinds of negative consequences for both the buyer and seller including having their benefits taken away if not their entire mileage or point account deleted for good.
Reminder: Hilton HHonors Launches Weekend Rewards Program: Hilton HHonors has just opened registration of its first 2014 promotion. The “Weekend Rewards” promo runs February 1 – April 30, 2014. Members will earn 1,000 bonus points for every night they stay and an additional 5,000 bonus points for every weekend stay of two nights or more. The offer is valid for eligible stays completed between February 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 at any participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. To qualify for the bonus, you must first register for the promo prior to check-out of your stay within the promo period (so previously booked stays should count, you just have to register prior to check-out). Bonus points will only be awarded for portions of stays within the promo period. With this promo,“weekends” are defined as Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Bonus points do not count toward elite status qualification. Just be aware of which hotels are participating; here is a list of non-participating hotels.
Rocketmiles Makes Your Valentine’s Day Extra Special: Book a hotel over Valentine’s Day via Rocketmiles and the Rocketmiles concierge will arrange a little something special for you and your loved one. According to Rocketmiles, “It could be flowers, wine, chocolate, garlic fries, live mariachi, or some other surprise – just leave it to us and enjoy the special night”. Only valid for stays within the USA.
Win A Trip For Two To Paris with Jetsetter: You could win a romantic trip to Paris courtesy of Jetsetter and Philosophy. In honor of Philosophy’s new fragrance, “Love Swept,” they will be giving out one grand prize trip and also prizes to some runners up. The grand prize includes a 4-night stay for two at the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe, two airline tickets to Paris, airport transfers to the hotel, and $1,000 in spending money. Runners up will win products from Philosophy. There are three ways to enter the contest, and you can do all three for three chances to win. Enter the sweepstakes via Facebook, and follow the links and instructions to create a comment of romantic significance that includes the hashtag #loveswept, and complete and submit the registration form, including your valid email address. You can enter via Twitter and tweet a message that includes your love message (including the hashtag #loveswept), and a photo related to your Love Note. Finally, enter via Instagram and upload a photo that fits the Love Note theme, with the hashtag #loveswept, and post it to your feed. In order for your entry to be valid, your Instagram profile must be public and thus viewable by the Sponsor and its agents. You have until February 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST to enter.
Win a Two-Night Trip to Las Vegas: Win a trip to Las Vegas that includes a two-night stay in a Strip View Room at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, dinner for two at Veranda and two tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE show at the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Simply sign up for the Johnny Jet newsletter and you have the option for additional entries via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You have until Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to enter. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.