Category Archives: Bonus

US Airways Dividend Miles- Get 50% More Miles for Converting Hotel Points

I don’t find this to be such a great offer or value but some might find this useful to top off their US Airways account or to get rid of leftover hotel points.
US Airways is offering a 50% bonus to convert your hotel points to US Airways miles. This offer sounds great at first but when you see what the conversion rates are you will definitely think twice.
Here is a list of the conversion rates which DO NOT include the 50% bonus:
  • Best Western Rewards: 5,000 points for 1,000 miles
  • Choice Priveleges: 5,000 points for 1,000 miles
  • Club Carlson: varies
  • Hilton Honors: 10,000 points for 850 miles
  • Hyatt Gold Passport: varies
  • Marriott Rewards: varies
  • Priority Club: 10,000 points for 2,000 miles
  • Starwood Preferred Guest: varies
  • Wyndham Rewards: varies
  • La Quinta: 6,000 points for 1,000 miles or 10,000 points for 2,000 miles
* I didn’t do much reading into the hotel programs that have a variable transfer rate. However, I read that transferring SPG 20K points will become 37,500 US miles which seems like a pretty good deal.
Miles must be transfered between March 11- March 31, 2012 to earn the bonus
Hotel bonus miles do not count towards preferred status
To find out more info about this offer and find out the conversion rates for programs that vary, click here

Hilton HHonors- Last Chance For More Points Bonus

March is the last month to earn thousands of extra HHonors Bonus Points with the More Points Promotion.

You need to sign up for this bonus offer and can earn:
  • 1,000 Bonus Points per night
  • An additional 5,000 Bonus Points for every weekend stay of 2 nights or more.
Some of the rules:
  • A weekend stay is 2 or more consecutive nights between Thursday and Sunday
  • There is no limit to the amount of Bonus Points you can earn
  • Bonus Points do not count towards elite tier qualification
  • Offer ends March 31, 2012
Sign up for the Hilton HHonors More Points Promotion here

American Airlines: AAdvantage Dining- Get Ahead Bonus

American Airlines AAdvantage Dining is running a generous offer:
The Get Ahead Bonus lets you earn 2 AAdvantge bonus miles per dollar and dine at a higher level
To earn the bonus miles you need to:
  • Register for the Get Ahead Bonus
  • Spend $75 at program restaurants by 3/31/12 & complete dining reviews within 30 days of visit
  • Earn 2 AAdvantagebonus miles per dollar for each subsequent dollar spent dining through 4/30/12 (and continue completing dining reviews within 30 days of each dine)
  • This offer is open to all AAdvantage Dining members. If you are not a member you can earn a 1,000 mile sign up bonus. (sign up here)

*The $75 dine does not have to be at one restaurant, it can be any combination of dines at participating restaurants.

Sign up for the Get Ahead Bonus,  Click Here

US Airways: Last Chance for 100% Bonus When Buying Miles

US Airways is running a promo that gets you a 100% bonus when you buy miles.  The miles are not cheap but this promo makes it a decent deal. If you need to top off your account for an award, this might be the time to buy some miles.

The minimum amount  you can buy is 1,000 which costs $35 but you will also get an additional 1,000 miles as a bonus. The maximum bonus is 40,000 miles so you will get that bonus regardless of buying 40,000 or 50,000 miles which is the most you can buy.

40,000 miles cost $1400 which doesn’t sound like such a bad deal when you add the 40,000 miles bonus. Each mile will cost you around $.017 each.

This offer expires 12/31/11.

To buy miles, go to US Airways Buy Miles

American Airlines Reaching Gold Status- Bonus Choices

I reached AA Lifetime Gold about a month ago. For reaching Gold status I was given 8- 500 Mile Upgrades. It seemed like it may have been better to wait until after the new AAdvantage program changes to cross the million mile mark. Starting December 1 2011 AA will be giving 35,000 miles as a bonus.

I definitely value 35,000 miles more than the 8 upgrades so I decided to call the AAdvantage customer service desk and ask if anything could be done. I was transferred to another operator that was more than happpy to switch the upgrades for miles!
She said to wait 24-48 hours for the miles to post.
I checked my account when I woke up and was happy to see the miles in my account less than 10 hours after I had called!
Now that is service!

American Airlines eShopping Bonus Miles Promo

From now until 12/31/11 AA eShopping is offering a holiday bonus for shopping with any online retail partner:

  • Spend $500 earn 500 bonus miles
  • Spend $1000 earn 1000 bonus miles 
  • You can also earn double AAdvantage miles for shopping from a list of select retailer

This isn’t the most generous bonus offer but extra miles are always nice if you can reach the required spend on purchases you planned to make anyways…

Click here to register for the AAdvantage eShopping mall:

US Airways Dining- Sweeten The Deal Bonus

US Airways Dining is running a bonus promo but it is by invitation only. You can earn an extra 3 miles per dollar.

Sweeten The Deal Bonus:
How to earn the bonus-
1-you must register to start earning towards the promotion
2-Spend $125 dining at program restaurants by 12/31/11
3-Complete reviews within 30 days of dining

This is a pretty nice deal if you eat out a lot. For spending $125, you would earn 500 US Air Dividend Miles.