Compiled List of Q4 Hotel Bonuses

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With all the hotel promotions, which one should you stay at, and which one will give you the biggest bonus? Here is a compiled list of the various promotions:

  • Starwood:
    • Dates: October 1 through December 20
    • Promotion: Receive double points on all stays of 1-2 nights  and triple points on all stays of 3+ nights. Receive 250 bonus points on all stays booked online through spg.com or 500 bonus points on all stays booked through the SPG iPhone app. Receive an additional 250 points for “checking in” with Foursqaure (link your Starwood account to Foursquare here).
    • Registration Info: Must register by November 30
    • Other Info: Here is a list of non-participating properties – you can learn more about this promotion in this prior blog post
  • Hilton:
    • Dates: November 1 through December 31
    • Promotion: 1,000 bonus points per night when you stay on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Tuesday and Wednesday night stays will not earn any bonus points)
    • Registration Info: Must register prior to your stay
    • Other Info: Here is a list of non-participating properties; you can also earn a bunch of airline miles when staying at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria hotels
  • Hyatt:
    • Dates: September 1 through November 30
    • Promotion: Earn 5,000 bonus after 5 nights and 10,000 points after every 5 nights thereafter.
    • Registration Info: Must register for this promotion by October 31
    • Other Info: The total number of points you can earn is 65,000 points, however, if you have the Hyatt Visa credit card, you can earn a 20% bonus on points earned – you can learn more about this promotion in this prior blog post
  • Marriott:
    • Dates: September 15 through January 15
    • Promotion: Megabonus promotion where most people will typically earn one free night at a category 1-4 hotel after 2 stays (up to a maximum of 3 free nights) – check your account to see which offer you were targeted for (offers cannot be changed) – learn more about the various offers in this prior blog post
    • Registration Info: You must register by October 31 (make sure you are signed into your account prior to registering)
    • Other Info: The 3x miles after your second stay is still going on through October 31, you can opt for this promotion instead of the Megabonus promotion by earning miles instead of points – you can learn more about this specific miles promotion in this prior blog post
  • Priority Club:
    • Dates: October 1 through December 31
    • Promotion: Select one of three different promotions to register for: 1) Stay 3 nights and earn 5,000 bonus points (registration link); 2) Stay 7 nights and earn 10,000 bonus points (registration link); 3) Stay 15 nights and earn 15,000 bonus points (registration link)
    • Registration Info: Must register prior to your stay
    • Other Info: You can only sign up for one of these offers, so choose accordingly; Also make sure to look at some of the other bonus point offers on the Priority Club Insider website
  • Club Carlson:
    • Dates: Make your reservation by October 31 and stay by December 31
    • Promotion: Stay at any Radisson in the US, Canada, or Caribbean and get a free night certificate to use by December 31, 2013.
    • Registration Info: Must register prior to your stay – limited to the first 50,000 people who register
    • Other Info: The free night stay is limited to one per account – learn more about this promotion in this prior blog post
  • Wyndham Rewards:
    • Dates: Through November 26
    • Promotion: Stay twice and receive 5,500 bonus points – you can do this twice for a total of 11,000 points
    • Registration Info: Must register for this promotion prior to your stay
    • Other Info: Instead of earning points, you can opt for airline miles and earn 1,000 bonus miles (although you will earn more miles by earning points and then transferring to miles) – learn more about the promotion in this prior blog post

Personally, none of these promotions are really wowing me, but free points is free points so I cannot complain. If you have any desire to stay at an expensive Radisson hotel, such as the Radisson Blu Chicago, Radisson Aruba, or Radisson Blu St. Martin, I’d suggest registering a few accounts for this promotion and earning your free night certificate. I am also a personal fan of Marriott’s MegaBonus promotion where I can earn a free night at a category 1-4 promotion. I know that limits the usage of the free nights, but I’ve always found some great redemption opportunities for them – such as the Courtyard Marriott in Marina del Rey. Other than that, the Starwood promotion can be a winner since you can automatically get an extra 750 points per stay on top of the 2x or 3x points. And the Hyatt promotion is good for those who have 5, 10, 15, etc. nights. The Starwood and Hyat promotion are pretty equal in my book so stay at the one where you prefer to redeem their points.

Make sure to register…NOW!

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