Last week we saw the World of Hyatt emailing members with a targeted offer in which 30,000 bonus points are on offer for every 10 nights consumed and which looks tailor-made for road warriors. Now we're hearing about another targeted offer that's out there in the wild in which fewer points are on offer but which will work a lot better for guests staying fewer nights.
Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new points sale promotion in which it is offering members the opportunity to buy points with a 45% bonus. This is the same bonus we saw the program offering most members back in September when a 'mystery' promotion was running and as long as you plan on using any points you buy before next year's devaluation, this sale may be able to save you some money.
Hotel elite status can be both vastly overrated and extremely useful depending on which level and which program we're taking about and people's opinions can vary quite significantly. But, as a rule, having status is better than not having status at all so a lot of people reading this blog will go to varying degrees of effort to maintain their hotel status from year to year. But wouldn't it be nice not to have to renew your status year in, year out?
Recently, I've shown how Bonvoy members can locate free night certificates in their accounts and how they can use those certificates to book single night stays. In this post, I take a look at how a Marriott free night certificate can be incorporated into a multi-night booking.
Hyatt appears to be targeting select World of Hyatt members for a promotion that could be very lucrative for anyone planning to enjoy quite a few nights at Hyatt properties in the next 10 weeks. The offer is being emailed to targeted World of Hyatt members but in case your spam filters are a little too aggressive, there's a link to the registration page in this post where you can check to see if Hyatt has chosen you for this offer.
IHG Rewards runs frequent points sales and the sales in which a 100% bonus is offered can offer an easy path to good savings. If, however, you combine a good points sale with a key benefit offered by the IHG Rewards Premier credit card or the IHG Rewards Traveler credit card, the savings can be fantastic.
Almost a week after the news quietly first appeared on its website, IHG Rewards has now started sending out emails to members to let them know that their elite status will be extended through February 2023. The emails also contain further good news so we now also know that select free night certificates will have their expiration dates extended and that two other IHG elite status programs will be extending select elite statuses.
In a post yesterday I showed how Bonvoy members can locate their free night certificates in the desktop site and the Bonvoy mobile app, and today I'm going to go through the simple process of making a single night reservation with a Marriott Bonvoy free night certificate.
On 26 October, seasonal pricing was introduced to the World of Hyatt program meaning that while no properties moved hotel categories on that date, Hyatt stays from March 2022 onwards can now cost up to 25% more than they currently do. With Hyatt's seasonal calendars now live, I've taken a look at a few regular Hyatt properties and a few well-known and higher-end Hyatt properties to see what the calendars show and to see if I can answer three key questions that have been on my mind.
Marriott Homes & Villas is now running a November promotion in which it's offering Bonvoy members double base points on all stays of 3 nights or more when the checkout date is on or before 31 December 2021. As this promotion can be stacked with the current co-branded credit card promotion and as Bonvoy elite members can earn bonus points relating to their status tier on Homes & Villas bookings, some people should be able to earn a lot of Bonvoy points from a pre-year-end Homes & Villas booking.