Here’s a recap of the top points and miles news from this week:
Reminder–Last Week of Daily Getaways: June 16-20 is your last chance to purchase Daily Getaways. They will be unveiled daily at 1 pm EDT, and will be available to any US resident age 18 or older to purchase throughout the promotion period until the limited inventory is sold out. All of the Daily Getaways have the added benefit that you can save an extra 10% by purchasing with an Amex card. This week’s deals include Club Carlson points, Las Vegas hotel packages, Fairmont hotel packages and Universal studio theme park passes.
Rocketmiles Extends 3,000 Bonus: Rocketmiles has extended their offer to earn a 3,000 mile bonus for all airline partners when booking a hotel stay. You must be a new member and book your stay by 11:59 pm CT July 4, 2014. The actual stay dates can be later, but the bonus is only earned if booked by July 4.
Free WiFi on JetBlue Flights: JetBlue is offering free internet on their flights per their Fly-Fi service on Fly-Fi enabled planes as they continue to work on improving the system. The current pricing plan includes a free option and a $9 per hour premium option that supports streaming media and other high-bandwidth applications. For now, this will continue until June 30th, 2014; however, it’s rumored to be free even longer and possibly forever as JetBlue explores sponsorship options.
Earn Up to 4x AAdvantage Miles for Shangri-La Stays: AAdvantage members can earn up to quadruple miles when staying at any Shangri-La, Traders, or Kerry hotels. Just book your stay at the “Best Available Rate” directly with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to enjoy the offer. The bonus earnings are as follows:
- A two night stay earns double miles (1,000 miles)
- A three night stay earns triple miles (1,500 miles)
- A four night stay or greater earns quadruple miles (2,000 miles)
Stay before August 31, 2014 to get the bonus, and make sure to provide your AAdvantage number at check-in. The offer is not valid at Shangri-La resorts.
IHG Offers Airfare Credit for Las Vegas Stays: IHG Rewards is offering up to $350 return airfare credit for staying two nights or more at the Venetian or Palazzo in Las Vegas and later returning. First register for the promotion, and then book a minimum stay of two nights before August 31. After your first qualifying stay you will receive an email on how to book the second. Once you book the second stay of three nights or more within nine months, you can redeem your credit. Credit amounts are as follows:
- Return within 3 months: $350 credit
- Return within 3-6 months: $200 credit
- Return within 6-9 months: $100 credit
15% Off Summer Hyatt Stays in Germany: Get 15% off with Hyatt’s “Sunny Summer Weekends” promotion for hotel stays between June 27 and August 31, 2014 in Germany. Free breakfast, WiFi and use of spa is also included in the promotion. You must arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights. Make sure to enter the promo code “SUMMER” during checkout to receive the discounted price. Book before August 29, 2014. The participating properties are listed below:
- Grand Hyatt Berlin
- Hyatt Regency Cologne
- Hyatt Regency Dusseldorf
- Park Hyatt Hamburg
- Hyatt Regency Mainz
Etihad To Stream World Cup Games On Flights: If you’re a soccer fan flying Etihad during any of the World Cup games, don’t worry–all 64 games will be shown live during flights through the airline’s in-flight entertainment system in all three classes of service. The airline will broadcast each game on the E-box screens on the back of every seat. Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial officer of Etihad Airways, says, “I hope that they sit back, relax and enjoy the great football action.”
Starwood Asia Pacific 50% Off Sale: Starwood Hotels Asia Pacific Starwood properties have a “Now or More” offer for up to 50% off rates for stays of two nights or more booked by June 29, 2014 and completed by October 31, 2014. These rates are prepaid and nonrefundable. Some (but not all) of the rates include breakfast.
British Airways 25% Transfer Bonus: British Airways Executive Club is offering a 25% bonus when you convert hotel points into Avios from any of 6 participating transfer partners (Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Club Carlson, Hyatt, and Shangri-La). The conversion rate for each brand varies. Transfer by July 13, 2014. Allow 10 days for requests to be processed.
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