Miles & Points: The Week's Best Frequent Flyer Deals
Following is our regular summary of the best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.
If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.
Members of Southwest's program have their choice of bonuses for renting from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty.
The best bonus may not be the best deal, however, as Tim Winship's value breakdown shows.
Travelers who book and complete a weekend stay of two or more nights at InterContinental hotels by April 29, 2012, will receive a $100 rebate on an airline ticket
It's a juicy incentive, but you'll have to jump through hoops to get it.
Through December 30, the price to purchase Starwood Preferred Guest points, either for a member's own account or as a gift to another member, will be reduced by 20 percent.
Through December 31, Delta SkyMiles members can earn up to 1,000 miles for downloading the SkyMiles Shopping Assistant and spending at least $250 at participating online merchants.
Let the holiday shopping, and bonus-earning, begin!
Enter Hyatt's "Million Points" sweepstakes by December 9 for a chance to win one of 10 prizes of 100,000 Gold Passport points each, enough for 20 free nights.
Somebody has to win, right?