25 ways to maximise hotel points earnings in October 2017

Travel months are here again. So, here is a quick look at all the hotel bonus points and other promotions that you could make use of in October 2017.

Intercontinental Hotels Group – IHG Rewards Club

Dine & Earn 3000 bonus IHG Rewards Club Points

IHG Rewards Club Dining is currently running a promotion where members can earn up to 3,000 IHG Rewards Club bonus points when they dine at participating IHG restaurants.

5000 bonus points for IHG Rewards Club stays in China

IHG Rewards Club

This promotion is valid for stays between September 22 through October 31, 2017. This is a promotion to keep in mind if you have travel plans to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the next month or so. 5,000 IHG points can easily get us a night’s stay at a decent hotel under IHG PointBreaks.

Free 1000 IHG Rewards Points (No Win/No Stays required)

IHG Rewards Club Crowne Plaza is running a special promotion to award everyone 1000 IHG Rewards Club points in case you sign up for Business Rewards. These IHG Rewards Points are easy. Go get these 1000 points for registering.I already got mine.

40,000 IHG Rewards Club points just to register & stay 3 times! 


One of the most lucrative IHG promotions is the Book Direct promotion where you get 1,000 bonus points just for registering and then another 39,000 points for completing 3 paid stays through December 31, 2017.

71000 bonus points for 3 IHG Rewards Club stays [1000 points to register]

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club is offering 71K points for 3 stays. This a promotion that can be stacked on top of some other IHG Rewards Club promotions. 1000 points just to register.

IHG PointBreaks through October 2017 at over 100 hotels

IHG Rewards Club has released its list of hotels under the latest PointBreaks promotion. These are hotels which can be booked for just 5,000 IHG points per night and booking opened up on July 31, 2017, so there is a high chance that only a few hotels will be available at this time.

IHG’s Fall 2017 Accelerate promotion out now!

IHG Accelerate

IHG Rewards Club’s third Accelerate promotion for this year is now live. Registrations are now open and this promotion is valid for stays between September 1 and December 31, 2017.

Earn 10,000 bonus IHG Rewards Club points per stay at InterContinental hotels


Between now and December 31, 2017, all InterContinental Ambassador members will be rewarded an additional 10,000 IHG Rewards Club points for every Club InterContinental stay in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Get 1,000 Bonus Points from IHG Rewards Club on your Birthday

Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort & Spa

Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort & Spa

All you have to do is ensure that you have your birthday filled in your account so you can earn the extra points.

Marriott International – Marriott Rewards

Earn 50k Marriott Rewards points with referrals

Marriott Rewards

Here’s how Marriott Rewards members can earn up to 50,000 bonus points every year by referring family, friends & colleagues into the Marriott Rewards program.

Marriott MegaBonus free nights

Marriott Rewards has announced their Fall 2017 MegaBonus called Stay Twice Get a Free Night. This is their generous promotion, where two revenue nights get you a free reward night. Registration for this promotion is mandatory.

Earn a free night with Marriott Rewards after two stays in four months

Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards is running a promotion where new members will earn a free night stay after completing two stays at Marriott hotels within a four-month period.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Starwood Preferred Guest

SPG’s Explore More Promotion giving tonnes of bonus points

Under SPG’s Explore More Promotion, members will earn bonus points depending on their choice of hotel brands. In this case, not all hotels are participating so be careful to look at the list of participating hotels before you register and expect the bonus points.

Starwood’s Member Exclusive promotion


Starwood is running a member exclusive promotion where targeted SPG members are receiving various bonus points and stays offers. Good idea to log into your SPG accounts and check if you are eligible for bonus points or free night certificates. Ajay received an offer where he earns Double Elite Nights and Double Stay Credits for each stay. This has accelerated his run for SPG Platinum and he is more than halfway already there.

SPG & Emirates offering 5000 points for 3 stays

SPG Emirates

SPG + Emirates have a longtime association, where members registered for Emirates Skywards and Starwood get reciprocal benefits on each others’ network. Starwood is sending out customised offers to members who have registered to be a part of Your World Rewards. Ajay recently got an offer to earn 5000 SPG Starpoints over 3 stays. Time to check your bonus offer too.

Hyatt Hotels – World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt Globalist for 20 nights only!

If you work with certain companies, you may still be in luck to get your status to Globalist quickly. Hyatt is offering Elite Tier & Fast Track offers for many corporates and if you qualify then it’s totally worth getting the status for 20 nights.


Hyatt Credit Cardholders get World of Hyatt Globalist for 20 Nights Only

If you just have a Hyatt Credit Card, you could still get in as a Globalist this year with 20 nights only!

Hilton Hotels & Resorts – Hilton Honors

Half price sale on Hilton Honors points

Hilton Honors is running a point purchase promotion for another 2 days until October 5, 2017, where members can buy points at a 50% discount. A minimum of 5,000 points are needed to be purchased to get the discounted price.

Hilton Honors Gold in just 4 stays

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is presently running a new promotion named ‘Good as Gold’ where members can get status by completing just 4 stays within 90 days.

Earn 500 Bonus Points for Booking Through Hilton Honors App Hilton

Here is another offer that you should make a note of if you intend to stay at any Hilton hotel all through 2017.

Earn Double Points with Hilton Honors through December 31, 2017

Hilton Honors

Hilton’s Double Up promotion allows members to earn double points on all stays between September 1 and December 31, 2017. The good news is that there is no limit on the maximum number of bonus points that can be earned under this promotion.

Stay 3 nights at the price of 2 at Hilton’s Conrad, Waldorf Astoria & Curio brands until October 31, 2017

This offer is valid on weekend stays booked through September 30, 2017, where the stay period is up to October 31, 2017.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group – Club Carlson

Get free Club Carlson Elite status

Club Carlson

Club Carlson is presently offering a status match opportunity with its competitors.

Accor Hotels – Le Club Accor

Earn up to 6,000 reward points with Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels is currently running a global promotion where Le Club Accor Hotels members can earn up to 6,000 bonus points by completing 3 stays this year.

Choice Hotels – Choice Privileges

Stay Twice and Earn a Free Night at Choice Hotels Worldwide

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels are offering points for a free night when you complete 2 stays at their hotels through November 11, 2017. It is like buy 2 get a 3rd later free.


INR 2500/USD 39 discount for Airbnb stays with Amex

American Express and Airbnb have teamed up for a promotion. When you book your Airbnb stays and pay with your AMEX credit card, you are able to get a flat INR 2,500 discount on your stay through 2017.

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