Here’s a quick round-up of points, miles, and deals:
300 Free La Quinta Returns Points: From now until October 31, you can receive 300 free La Quinta Returns points after watching a short video. The points should post within 72 hours. (HT: View from the Wing).
SPG’s Bonus Beginnings Promotion is Back: Be sure to check to see if you were targeted for the next round of SPG’s bonus beginnings promotion! My account unfortunately was not eligible for the offer, but I was stoked to see that Kevin’s account was targeted with a choice of either a free night certificate valid at any category 1-5 property [!] or 3,000 bonus points after completing just one stay at any SPG property between now and October 31. Last time during this promotion he received an offer of 2,000 bonus points after completing a stay, which I thought was great. He definitely received a fantastic offer this time around, and of course I chose the free night over the bonus points. Please share below what your account was targeted for as well. If you’re not eligible, remember that all accounts can earn double or triple points this fall through Better by the Night and if your stay includes 3 or more nights, you can also collect Aeroplan miles on top of that. Love it! (HT: New Girl in the Air).
Cheap Airfare Alerts:
EWR-SJO: Craving some Costa Rica this fall/winter? I just impulsively booked a December weekend in San Jose, Costa Rica because of the ridiculously-cheap fare of $284 ai round-trip from Newark on United. There’s still plently of availability on select dates through early December, and the trip will earn you 4,402 – 5,904 EQM depending on if you’re flying non-stop or connecting. I also booked my stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Jose, Costa Rica for just 9,000 Club Carlson points a night. Now that’s a great excuse for a mileage run, I mean, vacation!
Cheap Asia Fares: Still on an impulsive streak? Head on over to The Flight Deal to see how you can travel to Asia from almost any part of the US for as little as $511 round trip (NYC-Manila). The only specification is that your outbound flight MUST be either Sept 25 or 26. Hurry – these must be booked by September 21 (if they even last that long).