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.
Throughout 2012, MileagePlus members with elite status from another airline can enjoy equivalent status with United for three months and retain that status for the rest of 2012.
If you've been considering a deeper relationship with United, and your elite status with a competing airline has kept you from making the switch, this may be the ideal opportunity to see what, if anything, you've been missing.
If you fell short of earning elite status during 2011, American is offering you a chance to close the gap after the fact.
It won't come cheap, though.
Between January 1 and March 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn bonus airline miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels in four airline programs.
Between February 1 and April 30, Marriott Rewards members can earn one free night after two paid stays, up to a maximum of two free nights.
Enter Dole's "Warm Up & Win" sweepstakes by March 31 for a chance to win a trip for four to Fiji, including air, six nights' hotel, and $500 per day in spending money.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.