Saturday Recap: 25% Virgin Atlantic Award Discount, 50% American and US Airways Miles Bonuses, 2X Miles with Rocketmiles and More
Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week.
25% Percent Off Economy Awards With Virgin Flying Club: Almost all routes are discounted by 25% on Virgin Atlantic when you redeem your Virgin Flying Club miles for economy travel by January 27, 2014. Blackout dates are between April 4-21,2014 and July 16-September 2, 2014. The airline is also running a 25% buy miles bonus through February 10, but remember, you can convert American Express Membership Rewards points to Virgin – these transfer immediately as long as your Amex and Virgin accounts are already linked.
2X Miles with Rocketmiles: To celebrate the culmination of the NFL season, Rocketmiles is offering members who book a premium hotel room in Boston, Denver, San Francisco or Seattle by 11:59pm CT today double miles for travel through May 1, 2014. Limited to one bonus per customer and one stay. Only new reservations count, and reservations longer than 7 days do not count.
Jet Privilege Offering 2,500 Miles For New Account Sign Up: If you are not already an existing member, you can earn 2,500 JP miles when you sign up for Jet Privilege, Jet Airway's frequent flyer program. Jet Airways flies both domestic and international routes mainly from India, and you can sign up for the program here.
Get 300 La Quinta Bonus Points: Simply submit your name and membership number to obtain 300 La Quinta Returns points. You also have to watch a short video. You must be an existing La Quinta Returns member at time of participation, and you can sign up for an account here. Allow at least 72 hours for points to be posted to account. You have until February 15, 2014 to participate.
Reminder - Earn 50% More AAdvantage Miles on US Airways Flights: As a little perk of the ongoing American and US Airways merger, you can earn 50% More AAdvantage Miles on US Airways flights you credit to your AA account, and vice versa when you travel between January 13 and March 2, 2014. The two airlines begin phase one of their codesharing on January 23, 2014. You can register here and make sure to use the promo code: AAUSM. You must just register before flying (even if your flights are already purchased, they will count as long as you register before travel) and they don’t have to be the new codeshared flights.
Reminder - Get Double Base Points On Jet Blue: JetBlue is offering double base points for flights purchased and flown between now and March 3, 2014. That means instead of the usual 3X points per $1 you earn on JetBlue fares, you’ll earn 6X points. Base points count toward qualifying for Mosaic, the airline’s elite status program, so that means you’ll only have to spend half as much to earn the same amount of points you normally would. You must register prior to booking qualifying travel, and unfortunately, all travel booked prior to this offer (or previous travel that you change after registering) will not earn double points – only those flights purchased and booked during the promotion period.
Reminder - Targeted US Airways 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles Through January 31, 2014: You can earn a 100% bonus on purchased miles now through January 31, 2014. That means you can buy US Airways miles for the bargain price of just 1.88 cents each. Not only that, but if you use them before March 30, 2014, you can redeem for Star Alliance awards, whereas on March 31, or after, you can use them for Oneworld awards, so there are some great opportunities here. This also might be a cheap way for some of you to buy miles that will eventually become American miles once the AAdvantage and Dividend programs are merged.
Purchase PQMs Or PQSs To Qualify For Higher Status In 2014: Any MileagePlus members that are within 15,000 PQM’s or 15 PQS’s of reaching a higher level or renewing their status can purchase Premier Qualifying Miles or Premier Qualifying Segments in order to reach the next level of status. You have until February 28th, 2014 to purchase the miles. Buying those PQM's can be an expensive proposition with prices starting at about $200 per thousand, but if you're close to the threshold at a high tier, it could be worth it for you.
Get 3000 IHG Bonus Points For A Night Stay: Earn 3,00 bonus points for a one-night stay at participating IHG hotels. You must first register for the promotion and your hotel stay must occur within 60 days after registering (in some cases 90 days). The promotion code is 3157. This offer is continuing for the time being with no clear expiration date and seems to be targeted, so all accounts might not be eligible.
Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles With United: Marriott has teamed up with United to offer 15,000 bonus United miles when you stay at one of these five Marriott resorts in Hawaii: The Wakiki Beach Marriott, JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort, Kaua'l Marriott Resort, Waikoloa Beach Marriott, and the Wailea Beach Marriott. The offer includes:
- 10,000 bonus miles when you stay four nights
- 15,000 bonus miles when you stay five nights or more
- $50 dining credit at select resort restaurants
You must book this offer and complete your stay before April 30, 2014 and use Promo Code M12 to book.
Save 20-30% On Hyatt Hotel Stays: You can save 20% on two-night stays or 30% on three-night stays at participating Hyatt Hotels in the Americas using the Promo Code WHSALE. You must book your stay by February 28, 2014. and must complete your stay by through May 30, 2014. Keep in mind this offer is prepaid, non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Rocketmiles Offering 3000 Bonus United or US Airways Miles When You Book A Hotel: To qualify for the either the United offer or the US Airways miles offer, you must be a first time customer and complete a booking through Rocketmiles by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2014 and complete the hotel stay associated by July 1, 2014. Limit 1 bonus per person. Rocketmiles bookings made after 11:59 on February 28, 2014, no-show reservations, and bookings cancelled prior to check-in will not be eligible for the bonus.