While programs like Hilton Honors, the World of Hyatt and even IHG Rewards have all been running year-end promotions for some time, Marriott Bonvoy has only just announced its offer for the last few weeks of the year (and the first two weeks of next year) and it really wasn't worth waiting for.
In August Marriott finally gave us some long-awaited news about the new Marriott Bonvoy program and amongst the changes announced was a change to the way Marriott's very useful Points Advance program works. The changes to Points Advance bookings were supposed to only affect new reservations made from 14 September 2019 but that doesn't appear to be the case and it looks like you'll probably have to call Marriott to get things straightened out.
Choice Privileges Rewards has launched its latest promotion in which it's offering members a mystery discount of up to 30% when they purchase a minimum of 5,000 points by the beginning of November.
Earlier this week I wrote about a great way to generate "cheap" miles with which you can then book American Airlines premium awards at a very good rate (assuming you can find the awards you need), and now it looks like it's possible to do something similar with United MileagePlus.
I have to hand it to Hyatt, they've been doing an exceptional job of incorporating properties from the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio into the World of Hyatt and today sees another 49 such properties join the program taking the overall total of participating SLH hotels to over 250.
In the normal course of events I usually find myself having to chase up various loyalty programs to ensure that my accounts are credited with the miles and points I'm due, but right now I'm a little unsure as to why one hotely loyalty program has just credited my account with a nice chunk of points.
A few years back Hilton Honors decided that the practice of publishing award charts was a bad idea as it gave customers a lot more information than Hilton wanted to them to have, and although that's certainly not how Hilton framed their award chart elimination, that's certainly why you'll no longer find them on Hilton.com.
IHG Rewards is back with another points sale almost exactly two weeks after the last sale ended. Sadly, while the last sale was a good opportunity for some to top up their IHG Rewards accounts, this is a sale that the overwhelming majority of readers should be giving a wide berth.
In May 2019 Hilton Honors and Lyft launched a new partnership under which Hilton Honors members can earn points towards future stays when they use the Lyft ridesharing service. Now Hilton is back with a new offer to tempt guests to link their Honors and Lyft accounts.
A number of airline and hotel loyalty programs run dining programs that allow their members to earn bonus miles/points when they eat out (these are points earned in addition to any earnings they get from the credit cards they use) but, up until now, Marriott Bonvoy hasn't been one of the participants. Marriott's new "Eat About Town" program changes all of that and Bonvoy members can now earn points towards a future stay just by eating out at a participating eatery