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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
Registration Now Open for Starwood’s Take Two Promotion: Registration is now open for Starwood’s “Take Two” fall promotion. You’ll earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays from September 1 through December 15, 2013. In addition, you’ll earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights you stay — up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 nights. While there are over 1,000 properties participating, do check out the non-particiapting hotel list to make sure your upcoming stay is not on there. As a a reminder, you must be on a paid stay meaning both award stays and Cash & Point stays are not eligible for this offer.
Earn Up To 50,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points with Hyatt: Earlier this week, Hyatt announced their new fall promotion, where you can earn up to 50,000 bonus points with them. To participate your stays must be between September 9, 2013, and November 30, 2013. You’ll earn 5,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 5th night, an additional 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 10th night, an additional 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 15th night, and an additional 20,000 Hyatt Gold Passport bonus points after your 20th night for a possible grand total of 50,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. You must register prior to your stays and registration is expected to open on September 9 through October 31st.
Get 250 Bonus US Airways Dividend Miles With Your MasterCard: Use your MasterCard to book a flight with US Airways and get 250 bonus miles for each reservation. You simply have to follow these instructions after registering your information here. You must purchase a ticket through USAirways with your MasterCard anytime until October 31, 2013 for travel through December 31, 2013. At least one segment of your booking must include a US Airways or US Airways Express operated flight. Award travel and travel with our airline partners does not qualify, and miles will be awarded 6-8 weeks after travel is completed.
Save 15% When You Stay 2 Nights or Longer with Days Inn: Days Inn, part of the Wyndham Hotel Group, is a running a special offer where you can save 15% off you next stay of 2 nights or more. Days Inn offers a complimentary Daybreak Breakfast, free high-speed Internet, and you can even rack up some Wyndham Rewards points while staying with them. This offer is valid for stays booked through September 2, 2013 and completed by December 31, 2013 at participating hotels in the U.S. and Canada, for reservations booked by September 2, 2013.
Send Your Food Photos For A Chance To Win 140,000 Hawaiian Airlines Miles: Hawaiian Airlines is celebrating the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival by offering the chance to win 140,000 miles from now through September 2, 2013 11:59 p.m. HST. Click ‘like’ on their Facebook page and then select your best foodie photo of a dish highlighting one of the chef-approved ingredients to be entered into a drawing. Pick some ingredients such as ahi or lemon, upload your photo and name the dish. There is no purchase necessary and the offer applies only to coach class round-trip tickets. For the official rules, click here.
Earn Double TrueBlue Points when Flying Emirates to Milan: JetBlue partner Emirates, is launching new nonstop service from New York (JFK)- Milan beginning October 1, 2013. To celebrate this new route, JetBlue is offering double TrueBlue points on tickets purchased on the new flight. To qualify, you must book a nonstop roundtrip flight on Emirates from New York (JFK) to Milan, Italy between now through September 10, 2013 for travel between October 1 and March 31, 2014. You must provide your TrueBlue number at booking and the double points will only be earned on the base amounts, meaning class of service bonuses would not be counted. Allow 4-6 weeks for the points to post to your account. I still find it interesting that Emirates decided to launch this route, and only time will tell how successful this will be for them, but if you’re planning on flying it, might as well earn double the points.
Register for M Life/Hyatt Gold Passport Status Match: As part of the new partnership between Hyatt and MGM Resorts, which began in June, the two programs now allowing Hyatt Gold Passport members to have their status matched to the equivalent in the M Life program. Simply opt-in here and then you can either login to your M Life account, or create an M Life account if you don’t have one, and your new status will be updated. Hyatt Gold Passport general members will receive M Life Sapphire status, Hyatt Platinum members will receive M Life Gold status, and Hyatt Diamond members will receive M Life Platinum status. As a reminder, all of your stays at MGM properties in Las Vegas will count towards Hyatt Gold Passport night and stay credits when you link your accounts and present both your membership numbers when checking in.
American Airlines Take Off With Extra Miles Promotion: American Airlines is offering Europe-based AAdvantage members who a return transatlantic trip in First or Business Class on American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies to earn an additional 30,000 AAdvantagebonus miles. If you fly in World Traveler Plus on British Airways, you’ll receive an extra 15,000 bonus miles – all in addition to the AAdvantage miles you normally earn for your flight. The offer is open on travel from September 1-December 19, 2013, if you register here using the promo code EU30K. There’s no limit to the number of AAdvantage bonus miles you can earn – the more you fly the more you’ll earn.
The biggest catch is that the offer is only open applies only to AAdvantage members registered in the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State. The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.