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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Chef Michelle Bernstein to Create Miami Centurion Lounge Menu
The fifth Amex Centurion Lounge will be opening in the North Terminal of Miami International Airport (MIA) this summer. Chef Michelle Bernstein (who has also worked with Delta) will create menu items for the lounge, such as salads, appetizers and healthy main courses featuring lots of vegetables. Bernstein explains, “As always, I just want it to be consistent, bold in flavor and make someone feel sated but not too full to board a plane and still have a good, relaxing flight.” Bernstein will be another famous addition to the list of Amex Centurion Lounge chefs, which currently boasts Scott Conant in Las Vegas, Dean Fearing in Dallas, and Jim Meehan of New York’s PDT creating cocktails.
Get 1,000 HHonors Points For (Required) Password Change
Hilton HHonors members will be required to update passwords by April 1, 2015, because Hilton will no longer accept PINS. If you do so before March 25, 2015, you will earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points. Since you’ll have to do it anyway, you may as well do it now and earn the points rather than do it later and get nothing. To change your password:
- Log in to your account with your current username or Hilton HHonors membership number and existing password or PIN.
- On the left side under the My Profile section, click Personal Information.
- Select Change Password (new passwords must have a minimum of eight characters, and contain at least one upper case letter and at least one number or special character).
Take Part in Travel Rewards March Madness
Vote for your favorite travel rewards in the 2015 TPG Travel Rewards Tournament. To celebrate the NCAA tournament season, the TPG team has selected 16 of the top award travel benefits and matched them up in a winner-take-all bracket. The first round lasts through Sunday evening at 8pm ET, so get your votes in now!
Earn Up to 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles Between Canada & Europe
Earn up to 10,000 miles for every round-trip flight or two one-way segments (non-stop, direct flights) between Canada and Europe with Air Canada or Air Canada rouge. You can earn 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles for Tango, Flex and Latitude fares, and 10,000 bonus Aeroplan miles for Premium Economy, Premium Rouge, or Business class fares. You must register and book by April 5, 2015 and travel by December 13, 2015.
Earn Double Points on Amtrak this Spring
Amtrak is offering the Double Days promotion for Amtrak Guest Rewards members. With this promotion, you can earn double points on Amtrak travel through May 16, 2015 to over 500 destinations across the country. You must register for the promotion first. There is a limit of two qualifying one-way segments per day.
Double HHonors Points or Delta SkyMiles for Hilton Stays
You can earn either double Hilton HHonors points or Double Delta SkyMiles for Hilton stays until May 31, 2015. Choose carefully, because once you’ve registered your selection, you can’t change it.
Get a $20 Statement Credit for Best Western with Amex Offers
The Best Western offer gives you a one-time $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $100+ on all room charges, including room rate, at Best Western branded properties in the U.S., including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This offer is valid until May 18, 2015. Amex Offers are available in your online American Express account under the Offers For You tab. You’ll find a variety of other statement credit offers, and you can register by simply clicking Add to Card. You can also find this offer by syncing your Amex card to Twitter.
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||15.49%-19.49% Variable||$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.||0%||Excellent Credit|