Top Five Miles and Points Deals for September 2008

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. Double Amtrak Points

Amtrak Guest Rewards members can earn double points for every Amtrak trip completed between September 15 and December 12.

After registering, up to two qualifying trips per day will earn double points.

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2. More Delta Miles for American Express Cardholders

Through December 31, Delta SkyMiles members can earn 1,000 bonus miles for every round-trip Delta flight charged to an American Express card and booked online at delta.com.

A maximum of 25,000 bonus miles may be earned during the promotion period.

3. Fall Hotel Promotions

Throughout the fall, bonus points are on offer from a host of hotels, including aloft, Best Western, Choice, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Marriott, and Sheraton.

Before booking a fall hotel stay, be sure to check out our roundup of promotions and plan your travel accordingly.

4. Double Miles on All Midwest Flights

Between September 8 and November 19, Midwest Miles members will earn double miles on all Midwest flights. Registration is required, citing promo code MA2X2008.

5. From Northwest: Mountains of Miles

Through January 31, Northwest's WorldPerks members can earn up to 100,000 bonus miles by completing transactions with various WorldPerks partners, including hotels, rental car companies, etc.

For those in a position to aggressively pursue such incentives, there's a kicker: "The top three point-earners in each WorldPerks tier will earn travel prizes valued at up to $10,000."

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