Hyatt has just launched a very nice promotion in which it's offering a 10% rebate on all World of Hyatt award bookings for stays this summer. Unfortunately, the promotion is limited to holders of Hyatt's Chase co-branded credit cards so if you don't have one of those your luck is out.
Up until yesterday, Chase had just two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards in its portfolio and only the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card was still open to new applicants. Now a new card has been introduced to the market - the Marriott Bonvoy Bold credit card - and it comes free of charge.
Hyatt has been running its current points promotion for over a month but tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the 40% bonus that's on offer to anyone buying a minimum of 10,000 points. Hyatt's non-targeted 40% bonus promotions don't come around all that often so now's a good time to stock up on points if the math works for you.
Over the past year we've seen Hyatt announce significant expansion of its own brands (like on the West Coast and in Canada), we've seen it incorporate brands like Joie de Vivre and Thompson into its portfolio, we've seen SLH Hotels added to the World of Hyatt program in their hundreds and we've seen a nice new partnership forged with American Airlines. Things have been looking good at Hyatt of late and now the hotelier has announced a further new partnership to keep World of Hyatt loyalists interested. This partnership is with Lindblad Expeditions.
IHG Rewards has just launched a flash sale which will run for 6 days and which is offering a 100% bonus for anyone willing to buy a minimum of 25,000 points. The loyalty program has also increased the annual purchase limit by 50% to 150,000 points.
American Express issues three personal co-branded Hilton Honors credit cards and two of those three credit cards are about to see a change put through in the next few weeks. One change is purely cosmetic while the other represents a small devaluation to the credit card's offering.
Hilton has been running its current points sale since early April but today is the last day to make the most of the bonus offer that sees points being sold at just 0.5 cents each.Historically, 0.5 cents is the lowest cost we see Hilton Honors points sold for so if you need to top up an account this may be a good time.
Radisson's latest points promotion is now live and, as points promotions go, this one shows potential. Between now and 31 August 2019 Radisson Rewards members can earn 3,000 points per night at all Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites properties worldwide.
In April 2017 Hilton revamped its Honors loyalty program and, as part of the revamp, Hilton added a points pooling feature which is remarkably easy to use. There's no fee to pool Hilton Honors points and up to 11 people can participate so this is definitely something all Hilton Honors members should be aware of.
Marriott recently ran its first ever points sale but, while this was a big change from the Marriott Rewards of old (and probably something it has taken on from Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program which it merged into Marriott Rewards to create Marriott Bonvoy), there was one big issue with the sale - it only allowed Marriott Bonvoy members to buy up to 50,000 points.