Along the lines of obscure frequent flyer signup bonuses, the current issue of Inside Flyer carries an offer (subscription required) for elite status and 5000 bonus points when signing up for VOILÀ Hotel Rewards. Those bonus points can apparently be redeemed right away.
InsideFlyer readers who join VOILÀ Hotel Rewards at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?5075 will automatically receive Orion tier elite membership status and 5,000 bonus points. Orion members earn 25 percent bonus points and receive complimentary space available upgrades, early check-in and late checkout, complimentary WiFi and fitness center access, among other benefits. And 5,000 points can be redeemed for a hotel night award that is $49 or less, 555 Delta SkyMiles, digital music and ebooks or other awards.
Seems like a good enough reason to join, I’m not currently a member. I’m actually surprised at some of the places they have hotels, I’ve heard of the program but never paid it much mind previously.