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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
IHG 50% Off China Properties Every Friday
Every Friday until June 19, 2015, IHG will release list of participating hotels in China that you can book for up to 50% off, but you only have 24 hours to book. You must book with the Advance Purchase Rate at selected hotels in Greater China for stays before July 31, 2015, and you will receive a discount of up to 50% on room rates. In addition, IHG is launching their “Share Forever” Promotion, where you can earn 500 bonus points after one night at an IHG hotel anywhere in the world between May 1 and Sept. 7, 2015.
Reminder: Get up to a 60% Bonus for Buying IHG Rewards Points
IHG Rewards is offering a bonus of up to 60% for purchasing up to 60,000 points through May 8, 2015. The promotion is partially targeted, as the maximum bonus is only 50% for some members. Log in to your IHG account to see what bonus you’ve been offered.
Like past buy points promos from IHG, this is a tiered bonus that depends on how many points you decide to purchase:
- Buy 1,000-19,000 points, receive a 30% bonus
- Buy 20,000 – 29,000 points, receive a 40% bonus
- Buy 30,000 – 39,000 points, receive a 50% bonus
- Buy 40,000-60,000 points, receive a 60% bonus
Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000 at the following rates:
- 1,000-10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
- 11,000 – 25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 points
- 26,000 – 60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points
Earn Bonus AAdvantage Miles for Budget and Avis Rentals
You can earn 500 bonus AAdvantage miles per day or up to 2,500 bonus miles per rental, plus save up to 35% on airport rentals with Avis. Use AWD # K817165 and coupon # MUAA094 with your AAdvantage number when booking.
Also, you can earn up to 500 bonus AAdvantage miles per day or 2,500 bonus miles per rental with Budget. Use BCD # U072411, coupon # MUAZ051, and your AAdvantage number when reserving.
Both offers expire June 15, 2015.
Get 3,000 Bonus Hyatt Gold Passport Points for a Stay in Ahmedabad
To celebrate the opening of a new Hyatt Regency in Ahmedabad, India, the hotel is offering a bonus of 3,000 Gold Passport points for an eligible stay before June 30, 2015. Make sure to use the promo code AMD3K at the time of booking.
Priority Pass Removing United Club Access
Priority Pass members will no longer recieve access to United Club lounges effective May 15, 2015. This means that Priority Pass members will no longer have access to United Club’s 49 lounges (41 located in 26 airports in the US, and 8 at international locations). However, they have alternative lounges at 17 of the 34 airports that are affected by this change.
Targeted Amex Offers: Free $20 at Amazon
Head to your Amex Offers page to see if you’ve been targeted to receive $20 back when you spend $20 or more through Amazon by June 6, 2015. This offer may not be available to everyone, but it’s basically free money to those who get it, so it’s worth checking.
Rent With Silvercar at $49 Per Day
Silvercar only rents one kind of car: the Audi A4. Each car is loaded with free GPS, WiFi, and satellite radio, and Silvercar offers a fair and square fuel plan, meaning they will fill up your tank at market value plus a $5 refueling fee. Using the promo code Silver49, you can rent for $49 in April.
Earn Bonus Business Extra Points For AA Transcontinental Service
Fly transcontinental and earn triple Business Extra bonus points in First and Business Class, or double bonus points in the Main Cabin. You must first register for the offer using the promo code A32115 and travel before May 31, 2015.