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New member bonuses are a great way to earn bonus points and free nights when signing up for airline and hotel programs. This includes new offers from ITA, Virgin Red, Delta, Qatar, and Sonesta Hotels. Here's a roundup of the hotel and airline loyalty programs that are currently giving bonuses to new members.
- Airline Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
- Hotel Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
- Recently Expired Promotions
- Final Thoughts
Airline Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
Delta Airlines is the newest airline to offer a new member bonus.
Use this link to join SkyMiles and automatically get 1,000 SkyMiles credited to your account. There is no end date listed for this promotion and you don't have to take any flights to earn the miles. In other words, this is one of the best airline new member bonus offers.
American Airlines AAdvantage [Targeted]
If you aren't already an American Airlines AAdvantage member, you might be able to earn up to 5,000 miles by signing up, booking and flying two eligible flights, and earning miles with two partners.
- Within 30 days of signing up for a new AAdvantage account, go to the promotions tab in your account and register for this promotion.
- Book two eligible flights within three months of registering to earn 2,000 bonus miles.
- Earn miles with two eligible partners within three months of registering and receive an additional 2,000 bonus miles. Eligible partners are:
- AAdvantage Dining
- AAdvantage Shopping
- Avis Budget Group
- If you achieve both bonuses above, you will receive another 1,000 bonus miles, for a total of 5,000 bonus miles.
Terms and Conditions
- This promotion seems to only be available to members who received an email from American Airlines.
- Make sure to register before booking your flights or earning miles with partners.
- Offer only applies to eligible flights marketed by American and operated by American, American Eagle®, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, JetBlue, Finnair, Japan Airlines, or Qantas.
- Flights marketed and/or operated by other codeshare partners, or which don’t earn AAdvantage® miles are ineligible.
- Airline partners are excluded from the partner requirements of this promotion.
- Miles earned with American Airlines AAdvantage® credit cards, Buy Gift Transfer, Boost & Renew or miles earned from customer service bonuses, won’t count towards this promotion.
- Bonus points could take up to 6-8 weeks to post to your account.
Alaska Mileage Plan
Most new member bonuses offer bonus miles. However, that's not the case with this promotion. Alaska recently launched a promotion to offer new members $25-50 off an Alaska ticket purchase as an incentive to enroll in Alaska Mileage Plan.
- California and Hawaii residents will get $50 off. Here's the link to enroll.
- Residents of all other states besides California, Hawaii, and Alaska get $25 off. Here's the link to enroll.
- The discount code is only valid for tickets purchased within 28 days of enrollment.
- Valid for travel within 90 days of Mileage Plan enrollment.
- Must enroll by December 31, 2023.
- Flights must be on Alaska Airlines or flights operated on behalf of Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air and SkyWest.
- Not valid on flights to or from Prudhoe Bay (SCC)
Earn 25,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points for referring your company to the Southwest Business program. You can repeat this promotion for a total of 125,000 Rapid Rewards points.
- Enroll via this link by December 31, 2023.
- Your business will need to do one of two things:
- Enroll in SWABIZ, which is a corporate booking tool to manage travel bookings, then fly a paid round-trip flight within 90 days.
- Enroll in a managed relationship with Southwest
Qatar's Privilege Club recently offered a new sign-up bonus for new members, but you needed to book and fly a paid flight to earn the miles.
Earn up to 5,000 miles
- Register here with the promo code JOIN0323
- Travel on Qatar Airways by June 30, 2024 to earn bonus miles:
- 3,000 bonus miles for an economy flight
- 5,000 bonus miles for a business or first class flight
- Enrollment with this code ends December 31, 2023
[Enrollment closed] Earn up to 6,000 miles
- Register here with the promo code PCSEA22
- Receive 2,000 miles for booking a flight on qatarairways.com or the Qatar Airways mobile app.
- Travel on Qatar Airways by July 31, 2023, to earn additional bonus miles:
- 2,000 bonus miles for an economy flight
- 4,000 bonus miles for a business or first-class flight
- Enrollment with this code ends December 31, 2022
Remember that Avios only expire after three years of no activity, so you won't need to worry about these miles for a while.
With no announced end date, this appears to be an ongoing promotion. Simply enroll for an account and get 500 free miles. Sign up here.
TAP Miles & Go
Simply sign up and get 200 free miles. It's not much, but 200 free miles are better than nothing. Sign up for an account with this Star Alliance partner here. This is an ongoing benefit with no end date or activity requirements to earn the bonus miles.
ITA Airways Volare
The Italian airline is currently running a new promotion through March 31, 2023, to celebrate its birthday. New members will earn 2,000 bonus points for joining the Volare loyalty program.
- Anyone new who signs up for the Volare loyalty program until March 31, 2023, is eligible to receive this promotion.
- Once you have completed your registration, the welcome bonus amounts to 2,000 qualifying and non-qualifying points.
- The points will be accredited to your account before the last day of the month.
Virgin Red has launched a new refer-a-friend offer that allows both you and the new member to each earn 2,000 points. (Note: UK Members Only)
- This offer is valid for any referrals through March 31, 2023.
- Those who refer have 18 months to earn any points before the bonus is deposited to both members.
- Access this offer on Virgin Red’s website.
- Offer is good for referring up to 10 members in any calendar year (Bonus is cut by 50% for those referred after March 31, 2023).
- Both the Virgin Red Programme and Refer-a-Friend terms and conditions apply.
Hotel Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
Sonesta is the newest rewards program to offer a new member bonus. This offer is pretty simple. New members can sign up with this link and automatically earn 1,000 bonus points. You don't have to stay any nights to claim these points.
There's currently no expiration listed for this promotion, so we'll keep checking back to ensure it stays active.
New Hilton members can earn 4,500 bonus points after enrolling and completing two stays.
- This offer is only open to new members of the Hilton Honors program.
- You must enroll by December 31, 2023.
- Receive 1,500 bonus points after completing your first stay.
- Receive a further 3,000 bonus points after completing your second stay.
- To be eligible for the offer, both stays must be completed within six months of your enrollment date.
- A “stay” is defined as a consecutive number of nights at the same property regardless of check-in/check-out activity.
- Only paid stays count for the promotion — not award redemptions.
One thing to note with this promotion is that you need to complete your stays within six months of enrolling. Make sure to plan your stays and enrollment in advance to ensure that you hit the offer's six-month window.
Another way of boosting your Hilton Honors account balance is by getting a new Hilton Honors credit card.
The Marriott new member bonus isn't quite as generous as Hilton's bonus. Marriott is offering a promotion to earn 2,500 bonus points after your first stay.
- You need to join Marriott Bonvoy as a new member with this link.
- Receive 2,500 bonus points after completing your first stay.
- At this point, the promotion does not stipulate if there is any deadline for your first stay.
- A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Must book a points-earning rate to qualify.
Radisson Rewards Referral Bonus
Refer-a-friend bonuses can be a win-win situation. You earn bonus points for referring a friend or family member, and they also earn bonus points. And that's just what's on offer through the Radisson Rewards referral program.
Both you and the person you invite to the program will earn 1,000 bonus points after the first stay. All you need to do is share your personalized referral link that becomes available when you sign up for the Radisson Rewards program.
The person you refer into the Radisson Rewards program will also earn 1,000 bonus points for their first stay if done within the first year after you refer them into the Radisson Rewards program. You can earn up to a maximum of 50,000 bonus points through referrals every calendar year.
The points will be accrued on both accounts five business days after check-out.
Choice Privileges Referral Bonus
Choice Privileges doesn't have a new member bonus, per se. But, new members can earn 500 bonus points by signing up for the Choice Privileges program through a referral link and completing their first stay. If you don't have a friend that can refer you, you can sign up through this referral link, which might get you the 500 bonus points.
In most cases, the 500 bonus points should post within 72 hours of completing your first stay. However, allow up to 20 days after check-out for international hotels.
Recently Expired Promotions
The following promotions have expired. But, we are listing them for reference in case you're able to find something similar.
Cathay Pacific [Expired, but Still Live on Website]
The newest airline to offer bonus points when joining is Cathay Pacific.
From now until the end of December 31, 2022 (11:59 p.m. Hong Kong Time), anyone who doesn't already have one can sign up for the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles program and automatically earn 1,500 bonus miles. That's it. Unlike most of the other airline new member bonuses, you don't have to take a flight to earn bonus miles.
Make sure to sign up with this link. You won't get your bonus miles if you sign up through another channel or if you've joined before. Bonus Asia Miles will be credited to your account within eight months of joining.
Free Spirit Points
Note that the terms and conditions of this promotion state it expires on December 31, 2022. However, the promo page is still active, so it's worth checking to see if you can still claim your bonus miles.
The Free Spirit Program recently launched a new member bonus.
Until December 31, 2022, sign up for the Free Spirit program and then register here to claim 500 Free Spirit points. What makes this promotion different from other new member bonuses is that existing members can also claim the bonus by registering their Free Spirit number and email.
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- You need to join Infinity MileageLands as a new member with this link.
- Receive 500 bonus miles after enrolling.
- You can receive another 500 bonus miles after completing your member profile.
- Enrollment period for the bonus runs through December 31, 2022.
- New members also receive 1,000 redeemable miles and 1,000 status-qualifying miles after each eligible flight during the promotion period.
- Existing members can receive the “each flight” bonus, as well, but at 500 instead of 1,000 in each category.
There's a lot to like about the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program.
AwardWallet members average 2.49¢ per KrisFlyer mile on recent redemptions. In addition, KrisFlyer is a transfer partner of all major transferable programs (Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, Marriott Bonvoy).
Singapore KrisFlyer recently launched a new refer-a-friend campaign that offers both the referrer and the new member 800 bonus miles. To take advantage of this offer, you'll need to have your friend or family member's KrisFlyer number and enter the code KFFRIEND.
- Sign up by September 1, 2022.
- Must enter a friend or family member's KrisFlyer number.
- Enter promotion code KFFRIEND.
- Make a qualifying transaction by November 30, 2022.
- If completed, the referrer and new member will each earn 800 bonus miles.
The following activities qualify as qualifying transactions:
- Accrual or redemption on Singapore Airlines or Scoot
- Accrual from eligible partners
- Conversion of reward points from eligible partner programs to KrisFlyer
- Accrual via KrisShop transactions
- Accrual via Pelago bookings
- Miles accrual via Kris+ partners, subsequently transferred to KrisFlyer account
Radisson Rewards Americas [Enrollment window closed, stays still eligible until March 31, 2023]
- You need to enroll as a new member of Radisson Rewards Americas at this link.
- Enroll at any time in 2022.
- Receive 3,000 bonus points after your first paid stay.
- Receive 7,000 bonus points after your second paid stay.
- Stays must be completed within three months of enrollment.
- Discounted rates may not be eligible for bonus earnings.
- Minimum stay of one night in each booking to be eligible for the bonus.
- Travel agents and event planners who join Radisson Rewards for Business Americas are also eligible for this bonus.
IHG One Rewards
IHG recently revamped its loyalty program. It's incentivizing new members to sign up with 1,000 bonus points. All you need to do is enroll in the program through this link by September 5, 2022.
- Enroll by September 5, 2022.
- Receive 1,000 bonus points.
If you're not already a member of these programs, now is a great time to join and get the bonus miles and points.
It's always a good idea to check for sign-up bonuses like these when signing up for a new mileage/point account. Sometimes it's a paltry number of points, but some of the rewards can be worthwhile!
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Thanks for the writeup. Always good info.
Thanks so much for the summary! It is very handy and free miles are always good to have !
Información más que útil. Probablemente me una nuevamente a Hilton Honours ! Muchas gracias
Nice! Those tips will help a lot my next vacations! Thanks.
It’s always good to check out new member bonuses, you can pile up some points quickly
We’ve used both the Delta AMEX and the United Explorer card welcome bonuses with a lot of success. We’ve signed up both me and my wife. You just have to pay attention to the details of the offer and spend the required amount by the required date. We earned 70,000 miles for me this year and 80,000 for my wife in 2019 on Delta by only spending $2,000 in the first 3 months. Once we spent the $2,000 to donate to a charity we had already planned to give to, and another time we used it to pay for a car repair. It’s not that hard; you just have to keep track closely. And 70,000 miles is certainly worth it! When you sign up, it’s best if you don’t put your spouse as an additional card member because that might make them ineligible to receive the bonus miles when they sign up since they give the bonus only for new cardmembers. Also, beware of the annual fees. Often they will give you a statement credit to offset the first annual fee or waive it for the first year. But then you need to remember to cancel at the one year mark to avoid being charged the annual fee again. Just read the terms carefully, but if you make a little effort, you can be rewarded!
A free night is a nice, little bonus. Maybe I can join again 😀
Just tried signing up for Qatar but said the offer code FLYQR21 is no longer valid…
Thanks for the heads up on that. I flagged it as expired.
Note, BOTH Qatar Air bonuses are dead. Tried today, 10/28. Only the larger one is marked expired.
Thanks. It seems we had a bug that kept the post from being updated. It should be correct now.
Lots of points earning options and all easy to conquer. Come on guys. Let’s enjoy.
Are these bonuses also for those who have expired accounts or those with zero balances? Can I just create another account?
If your account has been closed for inactivity, you should be able to open a new one using a promotion code.
Nice promo from QR!
Quite a few choices for new members to take advantage of.
Free sign up miles like qatar airways are super friendly and welcome!
The QR bonus is transferrable to Accor after a few days with no restrictions, which gives it some use even if you never plan to use the QR account again.
Can these bonuses generate diminishing returns for the hotel chains? Just asking.
So if all new members are elite, that’s bad news for existing members. Anything preventing us from signing up again for example on Hertz?
The Qatar promotion using FLYQR21 has expired. It hasn’t lasted through May 31, 2022. Tried on 10/23/21.
Shoot! Thanks for the heads up. I marked it as expired.
Are there any perks to use in South America?
Most of the promos listed in this post should be available in South America. Double check the T&C before adjusting your travel plans though.
Thanks for these perks.
It would be great if long time members could benefit from some of the new offers.
Agreed. But loyalty programs seem really focused on growing their user numbers recently.
Excelente nota. Gracias por la información y por las muchas posibilidades que nos ofrecen de obtener millas a través de las mismas. Para lugares como Argentina donde la oferta de este tipo de beneficios no se encuentran, AwardWallet, The Blog, me permite enterarme de cada nueva oportunidad de recibir este tipo de obsequios. Genial.
just fyi that the Qatar Airways new sign-up bonus is only 3,000 miles for the promo code: JOINAMER21 instead of the advertised 5,000 miles. Still a great deal.
Thanks Jonathan! I tested it out and got the same result.
Ive never been a fan of these new member bonuses, longtime loyalty should be rewarded first.
As always new menmbers get more than old ones.
It is curious that you can complete the first stay whenever you want for the Marriott new member bonus.
Just by registering on the Hertz website can I get elite status? Really? (is too good to be true)
I´m really sad, when I signed up to IHG no offer was available
Same here. It was not so generous many years ago.
Too bad so many are restricted to new members, but I get it.
What does Qualifying Rate mean exactly for IHG? Is there any limitation as to when you can book the free night?
For this promotion “A Qualifying Stay is defined as a minimum 1-night stay booked under a Qualifying Rate, with total spend exceeding US $30 per night.” And generally speaking “Qualifying Rates include most business and leisure rates, such as Advanced Purchase rates, Best Flexible rates, Global sales negotiated rates (including but not limited to Corporate Gold rates), national/regional/local government rates, and specified leisure rates as confirmed by SCH’s reservation systems.”
The only limitation on the free night is that the night can’t cost more than 40k IHG points to book. Due to IHG’s dynamic pricing scheme, point rates can vary from one night to another. So, you just need to find a night at 40k or less.
Marriot is a best network. It’s a good incentive for new members.
The next few years are going to be very interesting in the miles and points game.
This is pretty unreal given the state of international travel. These programs risk death spirals of cutting benefits, forcing attrition.
Hmm … food for thought … always new useful opportunities to be found on this website. Wish I had known this sooner.
This are good to take advantage of if you have upcoming trips with these airlines and hotels and you are still not a member of their program.
I’m a member of most of these but I’ll let my children know so that they can time signing up just right when they go on vacation.
I had never heard that Airlines offered bonuses for enrollment in their programs! This is completely new information and is so valuable. It will help extend our ability to travel in the coming year.
It is incredible that Singapore offers this bonus, however small, as it is a very good airline.
I wish I’d seen this article earlier! I didn’t realise Qatar had improved their award rates as I generally ignore anything to do with Qmiles because they are (or maybe were) too pricey. Are their surcharges reasonable? Is there any way to find them out bar ringing Qatar if you don’t have a Qmiles account?
i tried the qatar airways bonus but never received it.
I’m already enroled in the majority of these programmes. Maybe a new coming programme in the future. Even though not a lot of interesting programmes have been created lately.
Something for loyal, existing members would certainly be welcomed. 🙁
I took advantage of the Singapore bonus offer. I’m not sure I’ll be flying Singapore any time soon but at least I now have an account so I can receive email offers. The 500 free miles is good too!
Muy buena información para mantenerse actualizado de los programas de beneficios para viajeros. Ojalá volvamos a volar pronto.
The Alaska offer says by Feb 5th of this year…. Is that right?
This is a great deal. You get some extra miles and at the same time keep you informed about traveling information
Great summary, thanks! I’m very new to rewards programs like this as it isn’t as big a deal here in the uk (at least for non-business travelers). As I normally only fly on package trips in Europe or on budget airlines it never came up. When we were given compensation miles after a 3day (yes 3 day) delay flying back from Florida to Edinburgh in 2019 I became more interested. Lockdown over the last year has made me desperate to travel again so I might as well sign up for these programs now!
These are great, but i wish some of the loyalty programs would do more to for current-loyal customers! Not devaluing and extending the length of time would be appreciated! (I know some are doing that and it’s a tough time for everyone, but some of the biggest players could do a little more, or at least keep the playing field level!)
guau !!! excelente noticia para sumar puntos en Hilton, estaba programando mi proximo viaje alojarme alli, buen dato !!
Like the options for new members.
What will count toward Platinum Pro in 2021 since Covid is artificially limiting travel?
We dig into the details of 2021 AA elite status in this post: https://awardwallet.com/blog/american-airlines-aadvantage-elite-status/
AA has reduced (but only slightly) the requirements. But the good news is that you can spend on credit cards to get an EQD waiver up to Platinum Pro.
I can imagine post-Covid the battle for loyalty will increase, as everyone tries to recoup their losses.
I guess that an end to “devaluations” will really help.
I would join Alaska Airlines and HIlton on this but apparently it is pass the date for Alaska Airlines.
Great summary! Thinking of joining the Hilton Honors as I will be traveling soon.
It is much easier to earn the hotel program new member bonuses because it is much easier to undertake regional / domestic travel.
Do you get part of the 5000 HHonors points for just 1 stay in 6 months? Asking for P2 who just opened an account.
Yes, you should receive 2,000 bonus points after P2 completes the first stay.
great way to get some free points.
Is there a known deadline for the Marriott offer? I see that the date for the first stay is not specified, but I’m wondering if I should jump on the offer now or wait until I have specific travel plans first
There isn’t a known deadline for this offer. However, we have seen better new member promotions from Marriott. So, personally, I’d wait until you have travel plans to sign up.
Appreciate the heads up. Was going to create an account but will hold off for a better promotion.
I am not currently a member of Alaska airlines mileage program. Living in Chicago I will probably not fly them between now and May 31. Not sure if I should sign up anyhow?
I’m a member of all of these already, would be curious how many signups of new travelers they will get during these times.
I am wondering if the hotels are needing an infusion of new members or just get people to stay more right now. Are there more and more people getting into the points and miles game to do this? The average person probably wouldn’t know about the bonus. I wonder if they are having front desks mention it.
I believe the hotel chains and airlines are trying to incentivize more customers to stay / fly now.
I am a member of all of the ones mentioned. However I hope you will keep posting new ones. Thanks!
We will! We work to keep this post up to date with the latest offers that we find. Let us know if you find any we should add!
I signed up for Aegean with each of my family members. Then I tried putting them on AwardWallet. Mine is not a problem.
I can’t get the others to go through because of ” Aegean Airlines (Miles & Bonus) website is asking you to accept their new Terms and Conditions, until you do so we would not be able to retrieve your account information.”
I can’t find anywhere on the Aegean Airlines site to do that though. I can log in no problem. Just can’t find whatever Terms and Conditions I need to accept.
Any hints from those of you who needed to do this and did?
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How odd. No, I never did get it figured out. It must have taken care of itself somehow.
Thanks for looking at it!
Took advantage of the Aegean program for all family members. 6K miles bonus that can be transferred to other STAR Alliance accounts is a great deal. So glad I decided to join AwardWallet today and found this offer that I would never have known about otherwise. THANKS!!!
Woohoo! Glad to help!
I’m a member of Aeroplan frequent flyer program, it looks like Aegean is far better than Aeroplan. Can someone tell me if Aegean has the option of getting miles by doing surveys?
Can the bonus miles from the Aegean program be transferred to any other Star Alliance program?
I’ve done the Aegean one for my wife and myself, hoping to transfer to Accor. Don’t think I could get any value from the others though.
Unfortunately I am already a member of all these hotel programs.
I think the program has excellent Star Alliance award redemption rates.
wow i wished i signed up now rather than last year! this deal is so good for new customers
Aegean offer taken up points posted right away! 1 out of 4 ain’t bad
The Marriott free night promotion is a pretty good deal for new folks. Two stays in the next four months is very doable.
Not too good, too many requirements to complete.
I think that the bonuses award that give these hotels are a great deal because you can save money, buyt one think that they do not tell you are the restrictions that they say like except for weekends or holidays so you must take that in count ir order use the bonuses.
… and we wonder how many people actually travel for business during the week nowadays.
I don’ like Qatar program. I prefer other Oneworld program like AAdvantage
The pandemic makes the major & established loyalty programs more attractive in comparison.
I’m already a member of those programs other than Qatar which is a bad program even with a 5,000 mile bonus to sign up.
Yes, and I wonder what kind of people will actually sign up for AND use the program?
According to one of the earlier posters, I’m definitely not in my right mind! I am traveling as much these days as I used to but that’s because I’m an essential worker. I’ll probably join the Qatar program to get the bonus but I’ve been a member of the other programs for years. My travel doesn’t take me anywhere that Qatar flies so I’ll not be able to take full advantage of the bonus.
Thanks for the info. This is good motivation for me to finally sign up with Qatar Airways.
Nice, this is very clear for all the different sign-ups and suggestions, especially with hotel prices being a bit lower now. Thanks!
The IHG offer is VERY straightforward and accessible.
I like Marriott off which can be get one free Cat-4 level night after have 2 stay in hotels. But unfortunately i have registered a marriott account have not register this offer.
Thanks for the post – A very useful list.
Great list for those new to the travel points world.
Big fan of these types of sing up bonuses that don’t cost you anything extra if you are already booking
Good offer. Always ahead in promotions I need to match my status with Bonvoy
Too much information all the time on award wallet, too much to digest and irrelevant in many cases
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These seem very generous!
Great airline among other NON US carriers
Hopefully someday Hilton will offer those juicy bonus for existing members. I’ve been a member for years …
Why do new members always matter more than the existing ones? Are the potential new members more loyal?
New members always get all the fun bonuses ☹️
I am currently a member of Hilton, IHG and Marriott reward programmes.
For the programme of Qatar I don’t find it much interesting (at least from my point of view) and so the bonus miles would be useless for me.
Why they don’t do these kind of promos also for customers who have not stayed in the hotels of the chain or traveled with the airlines in the previous year? I understand that for the airlines would be more difficult because a person can use an airline and earn the miles in a partner programme.
The link says 8,000 bonus points, but the math adds up to 5,000 bonus points for the Hilton promotion. I followed the link and it confirms 5,000. Is there a hidden promotion to get the extra 3,000 (to add up to 8,000) points or is it a typo?
That’s definitely a typo. Fixed, and thanks for catching that!
I will be register a new member of Marriott Bonvoy Plan, just need have two stay at Marriott hotel, they have some of chip hotels but i can use free stay at a 25000 points hotels which is Cat4 level. It’s much more valuable than Hilton Honors plan .
I am not sure that the offer from Qatar will win it any businesses and customers.
Offering miles just for signup will certainly get them more loyalty program members. And, such initial, membership contact is a decent start to winning customers in the end.
They will have your data and a spot in your email intray/headspace for potentially years. That’s worth a lot to them!
The airline bonuses are not particularly attractive. Hopefully, more enticing offers will appear soon.
This is not a great time to fly but it is a great time to obtain the Qatar bonus for joining without having to do anything else.
Im a manner of all these programs except Qatar. I guess it’s a good time to join. Normally I would expect any bonus on joining a frequent traveler program so I can’t complain, even if I never use it.
Exactly! The Qatar miles won’t expire until the end of 2023 so it’s worth grabbing the free miles now.
Will have to take Hilton up on that offer, maybe take a weekend getaway!
It would be great to see Hilton step up to Marriott’s level on this. 5,000 Hilton points are a drop in the bucket towards a free night, even at their cheapest properties.
This is good for those with no existing accounts and have plans for travel in the next few months. I just wish that the pandemic is not still ever present with us.
Question: Who in the right mind is traveling these days and staying in hotels
downmarket = good for consumers. Every little bit helps!