There are many, many promotions. But there are only a few really, really good ones.
In this monthly roundup, we highlight the five most lucrative offers currently available to members of airline and hotel loyalty programs.
(Promotions are listed in alphabetical order.)
1. Triple American Miles for Boston Flights
Members of American's AAdvantage program can earn triple miles for every flight between Boston and Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego completed between March 2 and May 31. Register prior to travel with promotion code BOS3X. (Nonstop service between Boston and San Diego begins on April 7.)
Because this offer is at least in part a response to new or increased Boston flights by three discount carriers—JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America—American is also under pressure to offer very competitive ticket prices. So this is an unusual opportunity to both pay less and earn more frequent flyer awards.
2. Bonus Points for Amtrak Trips
Between March 16 and May 8, members of Amtrak's loyalty program, Guest Rewards, will earn double Rewards points for the first four Amtrak train trips, and triple points for the fifth and subsequent trips. For travel on National Train Day, Saturday, May 9, they'll earn quadruple the normal points.
The bonus applies to trips on all trains, on all routes. Registration is required.
3. Bonus for Combining Delta, Northwest Accounts
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In all, the promotions from these nine hotel groups include bonuses at more than 20,000 hotels, at every price point, all over the world.
5. Earn Up to 10,000 Midwest Bonus Miles
Through March 31, Midwest is offering up to 10,000 bonus miles for flights on Midwest and Midwest Connect—2,000 bonus miles for the first round-trip, 3,000 for the second, and 5,000 bonus miles for the third round-trip. Program members must register before flying to earn the bonuses.