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

Club Carlson bonus points for online bookings
Earn Club Carlson bonus points for online bookings.

Club Carlson Launches Online Booking Bonus

Club Carlson is giving members the opportunity to earn 2,000 Gold Points per night for reservations made through the Club Carlson website, mobile app or any Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group website at the more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor properties worldwide. The promotion is valid until September 27, 2015 for all members of Club Carlson who register and stay during that time period.

As a reminder, Club Carlson members can still get 5,000 bonus Gold Points each night at select Radisson hotels throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. This offer ends August 31, 2015. In addition, you can save 25% on Club Carlson award night bookings at participating properties in the Caribbean, Mexico, and both Central and South America if you book by July 31, 2015. 

Earn bonus miles and get 15% off when buying AA miles
Earn bonus miles and get 15% off when buying AAdvantage miles.

Get a Bonus and 15% Discount When You Purchase AAdvantage Miles

You can save 15% when buying or gifting AA miles and earn up to 27,500 bonus miles. The bonus amounts are as follows:

  • Buy 1,000 – 15,000 miles, receive 15% off.
  • Buy 16,000 – 30,000 miles, receive 5,000 bonus miles and 15% off.
  • Buy 31,000 – 45,000 miles, receive 10,000 bonus miles and 15% off.
  • Buy 46,000 – 60,000 miles, receive 15,000 bonus miles and 15% off.
  • Buy 61,000 – 75,000 miles, receive 20,000 bonus miles and 15% off
  • Buy 76,000 – 100,000 miles, receive 27,500 bonus miles and 15% off.

You must purchase before July 13, 2015 to earn the bonus and save.

Make sure to pack one of these travel rewards cards in your suitcase this summer! Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Make sure to pack one of these travel rewards cards in your suitcase this summer! Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Reminder: Get These Ten Travel Cards for Summer Travel

In case you missed it, here’s our list of the top travel rewards cards for this summer. Our picks were based on a variety of factors, including bonuses, usefulness overseas (thanks to EMV chips and no foreign transaction fees), insurance coverage and waived checked bag fees. Here are the cards that made the cut:

Check out the full post for more information on how each card can help you this summer.

Earn 4x and 3x Sri Lankan miles for HHonors stays
Earn 4x and 3x Sri Lankan miles for HHonors stays

Earn Bonus SriLankan Miles with Hilton HHonors Stays

You can earn 4x miles from SriLankan Airlines when you stay at participating Hilton properties in Singapore, Malaysia and The Maldives, and 3x miles everywhere else.

To earn up to quadruple SriLankan miles, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Hilton HHonors member.
  • Be a SriLankan FlySmiLes member.
  • Register for this promotion.
  • Select SriLankan Airlines as your preferred Double Dip partner.
The new award prices for Flex Business and First Flying Blue awards
The new award prices for Flex Business and First Flying Blue awards

Air France Increases Flying Blue Awards 

With no prior warning, Air France has increased its Flying Blue Flex Awards for first class and business class by 25%. The chart above lists some sample redemptions with the new award prices. However, it seems that when you call to book an award, you can request the pre-devaluation award prices until August of 2015 (this is not posted anywhere on the website, but H/T to Points to Be Made).

Boost your SkyMiles account with flower purchases from FTD.com this month.

Earn 25 SkyMiles per Dollar at FTD.com for Summer Flower Purchases

You can earn 25 SkyMiles per dollar spent on summer flowers at FTD.com until July 31, 2015. Make sure to enter your Delta SkyMiles number when purchasing to ensure you receive your miles.

Get discounts on the W Hotels bed and bedding.
Get discounts on the W Hotels bed and bedding.

$500 off W Hotels Beds at the W Hotels Store

If you’re dying to purchase your very own W Hotels bed, you can get $500 off, plus a 25% discount all bedding, bath accessories and more. There is no specific promo code, and the sale is available to all. There doesn’t seem to be a specific expiration date, so buy while supplies last.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer
5.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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