The holiday season, with all its travel, is almost upon us. Thankfully, some of your favorite loyalty programs are offering packages, specials and steals for holiday travel and other holiday costs so you can get the most miles- and points-earning potential as possible out of this season.
Le Club AccorHotels
Explore the beautiful Christmas markets of Germany and beyond when you book a stay with AccorHotels over the holidays. Le Club AccorHotels is offering 500 extra bonus miles to Lufthansa Miles & More members who book before Nov. 30 for stays through Dec. 31.
You do have to activate the automatic earning option in order to convert your Le Club AccorHotels points into Miles & More miles. While it appears at first glance that this deal is only targeting stays in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, it actually applies to all AccorHotels-branded properties worldwide. You can take advantage of the offer no matter where you’re headed!
However, AccorHotels does have a geographic-specific offer for the month of December, targeting Christmas time visits to France.
Christmas at Gaylord Hotels
Marriott is offering specials on stays at Gaylord Hotels. You’ll save at many of the Gaylord properties.
Additionally, Marriott Rewards members receive 25-percent off on ICE.
If you’re looking to earn some Marriott Rewards points, the Marriott Vacation Club is offering quite the variety of holiday packages. You can convert your Vacation Club Points for Marriott Rewards points.
These particular holiday deals are only available at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse properties, which are located in San Diego, Washington, D.C., South Beach, Boston, and New York City.
Getting the Most from Your Holiday Shopping
If you don’t plan on traveling anywhere for your holiday celebrations, but you do want to earn some extra miles from the season, you can do so with Alaska Mileage Plan or United MileagePlus. Both are offering shopping bonuses when you do some Christmas shopping on their online shopping portals.
If you spend before Nov. 18 at MileagePlus Shopping, you can earn up to 5,000 bonus miles. Earn 500 bonus miles when you spend $150, 2,500 miles when you spend $750, and 5,000 bonus miles when you spend $1,500.
Likewise, shop through Nov. 18 at the Mileage Plan Shopping portal and receive 300 bonus miles when you spend $150, 750 bonus miles when you spend $300, and 1,500 bonus miles when you spend $500. And don’t forget to use one of the best credit cards for international travel to increase your earnings.
Taking a fun play on “Festivus,” Frontier Airlines launched its “No-Stress-Tivus” promotion, along with a giveaway. On Frontier Airlines flights taken Nov. 29–Dec. 15, you’ll earn triple miles.
The giveaway includes a cute holiday-themed quiz and then you’re prompted to enter your basic details (name and email) and will be entered to win 100,000 miles plus Elite 100k Status for 2019.
Targeted Thanksgiving Offer from Hilton
Lastly, there’s a new targeted Thanksgiving offer from Hilton. Through Nov. 30, if you are a Hilton Amex cardholder, you could earn 10,000 Hilton Honors points after spending $200 at supermarkets. The “Stock Up for Thanksgiving” offer will arrive in your inbox if you qualify with a pretty blatant headline so you can’t miss it.
Now, there is a registration page for this offer, but, again, if you’re not targeted, it won’t work.
In the fine print, you’ll notice that only purchases at supermarkets are included in this deal. Superstores (Super Wal-Mart, Super Target, etc.) won’t qualify, and neither will warehouse clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club.