Here is a round up of some of the current Hotel Promotions.
IHG – Set you Sights
IHG’s current promotion “Into the nights” will end on Dec-31-2014. This is a very lucrative promotion to earn 2 free nights at any IHG hotels worldwide.
What is “Set Your Sights” promotion?
IHG has announced their next promotion “Set Your sights” that starts from Jan-01-2015 to Apr-30-2015. This promotion is also similar to “Into the nights” where each member will be given custom tasks to finish before Apr-30-2015.
How to register from this promotion?
Once you register for the promotion, you will be given custom tasks that needs to be finished before Apr-30-2015.
Here are some of the custom tasks given to our team.
Marriott MegaBonus Q1-2015
Marriott is running another MegaBonus promotion for stays between Feb-01 and Apr-30-2015. you must register for the promotion before Mar-31-2015. You can register here
Each member is given a specific offer and according to this thread, there are at least 9 offers. In the past, I was able to call Marriott Customer Support and switched to an offer I am comfortable with. It cannot be guaranteed that you will have same result, but it is certainly worth trying if you don’t like the offer.
Club Carlson – Extend Your Stay, Earn30K
Club Carlson is running “Extend your Stay, Earn 30K” Promotion for stays between Jan-12-2015 and Mar-29-2015. With this promotion you could earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points for each Eligible Stay of 3+ nights or 15,000 bonus Gold Points for each 2-night Eligible Stay at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide.
There is also a targeted offer (mostly for Elites) if you register for the Extend Your Stay, Earn 30k promotion by January 12, you will be awarded with an additional 10,000 bonus points after your first Eligible Stay of two or more nights between January 12 and March 29, 2015.
If you hold “Club Carlson Visa Card” the value of these points can be doubled due to the exclusive benefit “Bonus Award Night” – When you redeem Gold Points for 2 or more consecutive Award Nights, your last night is free.
SPG – Double Play
Starwood just announced their Double Play Promotion, where members can earn double Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more consecutive nights between January 5, 2015, and April 15, 2015.
Registered members can also receive 1,000-Starpoints bonus for every eligible five nights between January 5, 2015, and April 15, 2015. The five nights do not need to be consecutive and it can be earned up to 4 times (4,000 bonus Starpoints maximum)
Are these promotions really worth?
Irrespective of whether or not you plan on completing the tasks, I would recommend signing up for the promotions as you could earn some bonus points even for not completing a stay (like Download the IHG app.)
Whether this is a good deal or not depends on your future travel needs. I would not recommend going out of the way just for this promotion.
I personally do not plan on completing any of the promotions as my travel needs are limited, only promotion that may force me to think twice is the “Club Carlson – Extend your stay, Earn 30K” as there is potential to earn around 50K points (being a Club Carlson Credit card holder).
I would sign up for these promotions what ever may be the travel plans are.
Hyatt is expected to roll their promotion ” Stay More Play More” shortly, let us see what Hyatt brings to the table.
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