Saturday Recap: Bonuses On Purchasing AAdvantage and Alaska Miles, 5,000 Mile Bonus From Rocketmiles, Etihad Offers 3X Miles & More

May 10, 2014

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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week:

Book a 3+ night stay in Mexico on Rocketmiles and get 5,000 bonus points
Book a 3+ night stay in Mexico on Rocketmiles and get 5,000 bonus points.

Rocketmiles Offers 5,000 Bonus Miles For 3+ Night Stays In Mexico: You can earn 5,000 bonus miles by booking a stay of three nights or longer on Rocketmiles for hotels in Mexico. You must book by May 12 and check out by August 31, 2014. You must stay for three consecutive nights to get the bonus, and the limit is one per customer. The offer is valid for both new and existing Rocketmiles customers.

Get bonus points with Marriott's Getaway promotion.
Get bonus points with Marriott’s Getaway promotion.

Targeted Marriott Rewards Getaway Bonus Points Promotion: Targeted customers can earn up to 25,000 bonus points with the Marriott Rewards Getaway promotion. You must register by July 31, 2014, and then on stays from June 1-August 31, 2014 you can earn double points after your second paid stay, with a maximum of 25,000 bonus points. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel. Other options for bonus points with this promotion are:

  • 25,000 bonus points after 15 paid nights plus another 10,000 points after 20 paid nights for a total bonus of 35,000 points.
  • 20,000 bonus points after 12 paid nights plus another 10,000 points after 18 paid nights for a total bonus of 30,000 points.
  • 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights plus another 10,000 points after 25 paid nights for a total bonus of 45,000 points.

This promotion first appeared in targeted emails, but it seems that some can register for the offer on the website here.

British Airways has India flights on sale for the 'Visit Mum' campaign.
British Airways has India flights on sale for the ‘Visit Mum’ campaign.

British Airways Launches New Videos And Offers Sale For Its ‘Visit Mum’ Campaign: After British Airways had major success last year with touching ad campaign featuring a young man, Ratnesh, visiting his mother in India, “A Ticket To Visit Mum“, they have now  launched another video ‘Visit Mum‘, which three more videos coming soon. The videos feature some ‘mums’ speaking and telling heartfelt stories about their sons. British Airways will support the campaign to get people get home to ‘visit mums’ by having flights from the US to India on sale until May 22, 2014.

Get bonus points when purchasing Hyatt Gold Passport points
Get bonus points when purchasing Hyatt Gold Passport points.

 

Up To 20% Bonus Points For Purchasing Hyatt Gold Passport Points: Hyatt Gold Passport is offering tiered bonuses of up to 20% on the purchase of points. The bonuses are tiered with amounts below:

  • Purchase 1,000 to 19,000 points and receive a 10% bonus
  • Purchase 20,000 to 29,000 points and receive a 15% bonus
  • Purchase 30,000 to 40,000 points and receive a 20% bonus

This offer is valid until June 1, 2014. You may purchase Hyatt Gold Passport points in increments of 1,000 with a maximum of 40,000 points per calendar year.

Up to 30% bonus when you purchase AA miles
Up to 30% bonus when you purchase AA miles.

Up To 30% Bonus Miles For Purchasing AAdvantage Miles: American Airlines is offering tiered bonuses (up to 30%) on the purchase of AAdvantage miles until June 13, 2014. The bonus amounts are as follows:

  • Purchase 15,000-29,000 miles and receive a bonus of 3,000 miles
  • Purchase 30,000-44,000 miles and receive a bonus of 7,500 miles
  • Purchase 45,000-59,000 miles and receive a bonus of 13,500 miles
  • Purchase 60,000+ miles and receive a bonus of 18,000 miles

Note that AAdvantage accounts have to be least 14 days old to take advantage of this promotion, and points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t qualify as airfare spending for credit cards.

Get a bonus when purchasing Alaska miles
Get a bonus when purchasing Alaska miles.

Up To 35% Bonus For Purchasing Alaska Miles: Alaska Airlines is offering a tiered bonus of up to 35% for purchasing miles by May 25, 2014. The bonus amounts are as follows:

  • Purchase 5,000-19,000 miles and receive a 20% bonus
  • Purchase 20,000-34,000 miles and receive a 30% bonus
  • Purchase 35,000-40,000 miles and receive a 35% bonus

You can buy up to 40,000 miles per transaction, but you can make as many transactions as you like-there’s no limit to the number of miles that Alaska will sell you, or to the number of bonus miles you can earn with this promotion. Points purchases are processed by points.com, meaning they don’t qualify as airfare spending for credit cards.

Earn double/triple miles flying Etihad
Earn double/triple miles flying Etihad.

Etihad Guest Offers Double/Triple Miles For Flights In Business/First Class: Earn double miles flying Etihad Business class or triple miles flying Etihad First class. Tickets must be booked by May 30, 2014, and travel must take place before June 30, 2014. Bonus miles are offered only on Etihad operated flights and not on redemption flights. The bonus miles earned will be Etihad Guest Miles and not tier Miles, and will be credited for every eligible flight flown during the promotion period.

Get 5,000 bonus points to celebrate the opening of the Park Hyatt Vienna.
Get 5,000 bonus points to celebrate the opening of the Park Hyatt Vienna.

Get 5,000 Bonus Points At The New Park Hyatt Vienna: To celebrate the June 2, 2014 opening of the new Park Hyatt Vienna, Hyatt is offering 5,000 bonus points per two night stay at the hotel between June 2-August 31, 2014. The new hotel will have 143 guest rooms, The Bank Restaurant, two bars and the Arany Spa, plus a fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Make sure to enter the promo code “VIENNA” when booking. You can earn this bonus an unlimited number of times, but only once per stay. Book by August 30, 2014.

Qantas to launch A380 route Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth
Qantas to launch A380 route Sydney-Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas Launching New A380 Route Sydney-Dallas/ Fort Worth: Qantas will launch A380 service to DFW starting September 29, 2014. This will be the longest A380 route in the world, and tickets will go on sale May 14, 2014 for this route. The service will operate six times per week (daily except for Tuesdays), and will replace the daily 747-400 service currently offered on that route.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 50,000 bonus miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants in the first three months of card membership.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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