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3 Etihad Guest bonus miles promotion you must sign on with today!

Etihad Guest is out there making a lot of waves with big sales (like the 35% off global sale) and also various promotions they launch from time to time. For the moment, these are the promotions you should absolutely sign on for, regardless of the fact that you may have plans to fly Etihad next few months or not. 1000 bonus miles for signup If you don’t have an Etihad Guest account, you should sign up for one with this promotion by March 31, 2015 and when you make your first transaction (including sending some credit card points to Etihad), you get 1000 bonus miles. The Economy & Business Double Bonus Miles promotion (registration till March 3, 2015) You will…

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Vistara offering 2x Club Vistara points to try out Premium Economy

Vistara launched a new product in the Indian domestic aviation market, which is the Premium Economy cabin, and was never seen in Indian aviation before. However, initial feedback has not seen enough great reviews and the travellers have found it to be a glorified Economy Plus rather than Premium Economy. You can read my review of the inaugural flight here. To encourage more people to try out the Premium Economy offering, Vistara is now offering 2x points on Club Vistara to passengers who fly on Premium Economy between February 5, 2015 to March 5, 2015. Here is how Club Vistara earning and burning works. All Premium Economy flights across the network are eligible for the offer, and the promotional bonus…

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Hyatt Gold Passport offering 2500 bonus points per stay in India

Hyatt is out there pushing their business in India. They have done a couple of 50% off sales last year, and another promotion is now active to promote the Gold Passport program across the country. For all stays that are materialised between December 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015, which have the offer code India at the time of booking, you get a 2500 point bonus from Hyatt Gold Passport. Here are the details of the promotion as per Hyatt. The offer code is valid for all the 21 Hyatt properties around India. Last month, when the promotion was announced, I was under the false impression that the application of this promocode would inflate the rates for the stay. However,…

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Club Carlson Promo: 15K bonus for 2-nights & 30K bonus for 3-nights (+10K targetted)

Club Carlson is known to have one of the richest promotions history out there. They’ve frequently come out with 50K bonuses for one night promotions, so their Q12015 promotion is no less spectacular. This one is called “Extend Your Stay”, and is valid for stays between 12 January 2015 to 29 March 2015. Club Carlson is offering a 15,000 Club Carlson points bonus in case you have a 2 night stay on eligible rates with one of their many hotels around the world. In case you have a 3 night stay, you get 30,000 Club Carlson points as bonus. You need to register here. How much is that worth? Club Carlson redemption stays start at 9,000 points per night for…

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IHG’s “Set Your Sights” promotion for Jan-Apr 2015 live

IHG is really the first one off the bat with their 2015 promotion, which is very similar to their customised promotions these days such as the Big Win. I gave a miss to their 2014 “Into the Nights” promotion as I focussed on getting my Hyatt Diamond status lined up for 2015. In hindsight, maybe it was good because IHG had problems executing the program at least in the period September – December 2014 with the Into the Nights promotion. Now, the next customized promotion is live for the first trimester of 2015, and it is called Set your Sights, and it is already live for registration. This time as well, everyone gets a promotion which is customized as per…

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A shot at winning 10,000+ JPMiles/Membership Reward Points during GOSF

The Great Online Sale Festival is Google’s initiative to promote e-commerce in India, where they offer promotions from various e-commerce vendors. This year, there are discounts from Jet Airways, Indigo and GoAir, amongst others (full list at www.gosf.in). Now, American Express is offering an opportunity to win 10,000 (or more) JPMiles/Membership reward points by using your American Express cards at the following e-commerce websites, to get a shot at the draw. www.flipkart.com www.snapdeal.com www.amazon.in www.jabong.com www.ebay.in www.infibeam.com www.myntra.com www.shopclues.com All you need to do is to do transactions worth INR 5,000 or more (in one go) during the duration of GOSF to be participating in the draw for miles. The prizes: 10,000 JPMiles/MR for 10 winners on 10th December 2014.…

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Only today: Club Carlson 20,000 points for $70

Club Carlson is offering a 24 hour promotion on the occassion of CyberMonday in the USA, where members can purchase Club Carlson points for 0.35 cents per point instead of the usual 0.70 cents per point. This promotion is only valid for the purchase up to 10,000 Club Carlson points, which usually cost $70, and you get a bonus of a matching number of Club Carlson points up to 10,000 points credited to your account. Why does it make sense for my Indian readers to buy these points? Because there are about 50-70 Club Carlson hotels in India, and these are located across the country. Sometimes, it can make sense to use points over cash to stay at one of…

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Etihad Guest offers 20% bonus on Amex & Citi points to miles conversion

Etihad Guest is the loyalty program of Etihad Airways, and I am trying to get a hang of it ever since they have been associated with Jet Airways. The thing is, Etihad is not such a great program on its own for mileage earning and burning, because the burn on Etihad’s own flights is dynamic and too darn expensive. However, Etihad Guest offers some hidden gems for those of us in India. Etihad, just like for all their Etihad partners, offers a redemption chart of Etihad Guest miles on Jet Airways as well. Here is the chart in PDF for Domestic and International Routes. This can be a pretty useful chart since you get to travel with lesser number of…

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Go Air & Yatra now earn Extra Membership Rewards on Amex

Membership Rewards is the currency you earn for spending on your American Express Credit and Charge cards across the world. The value of the Membership Rewards points is different around the world, so lets focus on India here, because we are discussing the Indian Membership Rewards points right now. In terms of airline miles conversion, 2 Membership Reward points convert to 1 JPMile, Avios, Flying Returns miles and so on. American Express awards you 2 MR points per INR 100 spent on most cards, and 2.5 MR points per INR 100 spent on your Platinum tier American Express cards such as the Platinum Charge Card and the Platinum Reserve Credit Card. American Express also runs a program called Extra Membership…

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