Three Offers I Didn’t Have Time to Write About Yesterday (Outsourced Blog Post Edition)

  • As an alternative to earning a 100% bonus on purchased miles, US Airways also has an offer of 1000 elite qualifying miles for every 10,000 redeemable miles purchased, up to 5000 elite qualifying miles. The 100% bonus on redeemable miles is the more lucrative option, unless you know you will be a specific number of qualifying miles short of the next elite status level. (HT: Lucky.)

  • Airtran is offering $12 discounts. Book by September 30 for travel through December 16. (HT: Frugal Travel Guy)

  • Starwood’s fourth quarter promotion will be double points if you stay 9 nights during the promo period and triple points if you stay 10 or more nights, the bonus you earn will apply to all of your nights between September 8 and December 15. Registration will begin for the promo on September 8. (HT: Lucky)

    And for what it’s worth I hear that Hyatt will be coming out with an announcement next week, I’m guessing or hoping that it’s a return of Big Welcome Back nights (aka Faster Free Nights), stay twice and earn a free night anywhere in the world. It’s the best hotel promo around when they offer it, they seem to do so frequently, and I’m hoping to load up on a few of those..

  • About Gary Leff

    Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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