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

Get bonus AAdvantage miles with Avis rentals
Get bonus AAdvantage miles with Avis rentals.

Save up to 35% and Earn up to 3,000 AAdvantage Miles on Avis Rentals

You can save up to 35% on Avis rentals and earn up to 3,000 AAdvantage bonus miles on Avis car rentals through December 31, 2014. In order to obtain the discount and the bonus miles, you must rent an Avis vehicle for two or more consecutive days at participating airport locations. The bonus miles are issued as follows:

  • Earn 750 AAdvantage bonus miles on rentals of two days
  • Earn 1,500 AAdvantage bonus miles on rentals of three-four days
  • Earn 3,000 AAdvantage bonus miles on rentals of five or more days

Make sure to use the AWD number K817186 and coupon code MUAA077 when booking in order to get the discount and earn the bonus miles.

Get free breakfast and 200 Starpoints at the Four Points by Sheraton
Get free breakfast and 200 Starpoints at Four Points by Sheraton properties.

Get Free Breakfast and 200 Bonus Starpoints at Four Points by Sheraton

To celebrate its 200th hotel, Four Points by Sheraton is offering 200 bonus Starpoints plus free breakfast at participating Sheraton properties. When booking, you must use the Promotion Code FP200The offer is valid for stays booked and completed by December 31, 2014. 

The new IHG Rewards catalog
The new IHG Rewards catalog

IHG Rewards Club Launches New Global Redemption Catalog 

IHG Rewards has released its latest (and largest yet) Global Redemption catalog, and is offering a 15% discount until December 15, 2014 on certain items. The newest additions include:

  • Ipad Air 2 (WiFi, 16GB)
  • GoPro Hero4
  • Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker
  • Nest Learning Thermostat 2nd Generation

I generally don’t recommend using points for these kinds of redemptions, since you don’t get good value. However, if you have an abundance of IHG Rewards points and would rather save cash, they have a decent selection of hot retail items.

Get 20% off and 500 bonus Best Western points for booking online
Get 20% off and 500 bonus Best Western points for booking online.

Get 500 Bonus Points & 20% Off for Best Western Stays

Get 500 Best Western Rewards bonus points for booking your stay through the Best Western website. By selecting the Best Value or Web Special rate, you can also receive up to 20% off the participating hotel’s Flexible Rate. Register, book and stay by February 1, 2015. Check here for the list of participating countries, as the offer excludes most of Europe and Asia.

Save 20% during Hyatt's Flash sale
Save 20% during Hyatt’s Flash sale.

Save 20% With Hyatt’s Seven Day Flash Sale

You can save 20% during Hyatt’s seven day flash sale (extended to seven days from their usual 48 hour flash sale) using the promo code C48NOV. There is no list of participating hotels, but it seems as if most hotels within the US are included. The offer is valid for bookings made until December 1, 2014 and stays between December 1, 2014 – March 16, 2015. 

The Platinum Card® from American Express

While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
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