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.
Through August 31, new customers for the Virgin America Visa Signature credit card will receive 20,000 bonus points after the first charge, twice the normal bonus for this card.
Effective September 1, Delta SkyMiles members will earn fewer award and elite-qualifying miles for some tickets.
To promote National's inclusion in Southwest's Rapid Rewards program, members can earn 1,800 points and save up to 25 percent on rentals of three days or more through November 15.
This week, Hilton rolled out its new Shop-to-Earn Mall, a network of more than 1,500 online retailers that award HHonors points for purchases.
Through January 31, 2013, members of National Car Rental's Emerald Club will earn a free rental day after every two rentals of two or more days of a mid-sized or larger car. This is a promotion that does everything right.
Enter Carlson's "Global Giveaway" sweepstakes by September 24 for a chance to win one of five trips for two, including five nights' hotel, business-class air, and $5,000 cash.
Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.