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Hyatt 50% Off in China, Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards & More

by on August 30, 2014 · 2 comments

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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

Get a $50 Visa gift card for 3 night or more Holiday Inn stays

Get a $50 Visa gift card for stays of 3 nights or more at Holiday Inn.

Get a $50 Visa Gift Card For Holiday Inn Stays: If you stay three nights or more at a Holiday Inn Resort, you can get a $50 Visa Gift card via the Hold On To Summer promotion from IHG. You must first register for the promotion online and then book a stay of three nights or more at any participating Holiday Inn Resort. You have to register and stay by October 31, 2014. A digital $50 Visa gift card will be issued 2-4 weeks after your stay, (or a physical gift card will be issued after 4-6 weeks for IHG members who do not have a valid email address on file). A list of participating Holiday Inn properties is below:

  • Holiday Inn Resort Bar Harbor – Acadia Natl Park
  • Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach Oceanfront
  • Holiday Inn Resort Deadwood Mountain Grand
  • Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Beach House
  • Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
  • Holiday Inn Resort Lake George-Turf
  • Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Running Y Ranch
  • Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
  • Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Eagle Crest
  • Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach
Get an extra 600 bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points for Choice Hotel stays

Get an extra 600 bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points for Choice Hotel stays

1,200 Southwest Rewards Points For Choice Hotel Stays: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards members can earn 1,200 points for stays at participating Choice Hotel properties. The bonus is technically 600 points + the base earnings of 600 points for a total of 1,200. You can earn these points for stays at participating Choice Hotel properties in U.S., Canada, Europe (excluding  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden), the Middle East, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. The promotion is valid through November 15, 2014. 

Get up to a 40% bonus on purchasing Alaska Air miles

Get up to a 40% bonus on purchasing Alaska Air miles.

Reminder: Alaska Air 40% Buy Miles Bonus: Alaska Airlines is running a Buy Miles promotion through October 14, 2014, where you can buy miles with up to a 40% bonusIt’s a tiered bonus, and the amounts are as follows:

  • Buy 5,000 – 19,000 miles, get a 20% Bonus
  • Buy 20,000 – 34,000 miles, get a 30% Bonus
  • Buy 35,000 – 40,000 miles, get a 40% Bonus

You’d need to purchase between 35,000 to 40,000 miles in order to obtain the full 40% bonus. Each set of 1,000 miles costs $27.50 plus a 7.5% Federal Tax, so buying the full amount would total $1,182.50 for 56,000 miles (40,000 miles plus the 16,000 mile bonus), coming out to 2.1 cents per mile.

Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points

Shop via the Elevate Fly shopping portal and get 500 bonus points.

Virgin America Launches Elevate Fly Store With Bonus For First Purchase: Shop at the new Virgin America Elevate Fly online shopping portal before September 30, 2014 and get 500 bonus points for your first purchase. The bonus is a one time only offer, and there is no minimum spend to earn the bonus–you just have to buy something. The site has over 100 retailers, like Nordstrom, Apple Store, Target, Staples and more.

Get 50% Off second night stays at Hyatt properties in mainland China

Get 50% off second night stays at Hyatt properties in mainland China

Second Night 50% Off at Hyatt China Properties: Hyatt is offering 50% off second night stays for all mainland China Hyatt properties. The promotion is valid for reservations made by October 31, 2014 for stays between September 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. A discount of up to 50% off the Hyatt Daily Rate applies to every second night of bookings of two consecutive nights, so if your total booking is six nights, you will receive 50% off the rate on the 2nd, 4th and 6th nights. To make a reservation, make sure to use the promo code CHN50A. The participating hotels are listed below:

  • Grand Hyatt Dalian
  • Hyatt Regency Suzhou
  • Grand Hyatt Shanghai
  • Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai
  • Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai
  • Park Hyatt Shanghai
  • Grand Hyatt Beijing
  • Park Hyatt Beijing
  • Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa
  • Hyatt Regency Chongming
  • Hyatt Regency Tianjin East
  • Park Hyatt Changbaishan
  • Hyatt Regency Changbaishan
  • Grand Hyatt Shenyang
  • Hyatt Regency Chongqing
  • Hyatt Regency Qingdao
  • Hyatt Regency Jinan
  • Hyatt Regency Guiyang
  • Grand Hyatt Shenzhen
  • Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City
  • Hyatt Regency Hangzhou
  • Hyatt Regency Dongguan
  • Grand Hyatt Guangzhou
  • Hyatt Place Shenzhen, Dongmen
If you want to fly on AA, you won't be able to book on Orbiz. Image courtesy of Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock.

If you want to fly on AA, you won’t be able to book on Orbiz. Image courtesy of Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock.

American Airlines Fares No Longer Available On Orbitz: As of August 26, 2014, American Airlines fares have been withdrawn from Orbitz, and US Airways fares will be withdrawn starting September 1, 2014. All tickets previously purchased on these airlines via Orbitz remain valid, and availability on other online travel agencies will not be affected. Of course, you can purchase tickets on these airlines respective websites. *Update American and Orbitz have reached an agreement and you can now book on Orbitz again.*

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  • Matt

    “American Airlines Fares No Longer Available On Orbitz:”……….

    (Update)

    As of last night Orbitz and AA have reach a deal and you can now book AA flights on Orbitz once again.

  • John Pettinari

    American/Orbitz info is NOT up to date. Stale info from 8/26..

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