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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. Here's a roundup of the hotel and airline loyalty programs currently giving bonuses to new members — including new offers from American Airlines and Spirit.
- Airline Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
- Hotel Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
- Recently Expired Promotions
- Final Thoughts
Airline Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
Free Spirit Points (new and existing members)
The Free Spirit Program has just 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 any other new member bonus is that existing members can also claim the bonus by registering their Free Spirit number and email.
American Airlines AAdvantage [Targeted]
If you aren't already an American Airlines AAdvantage member, you might be able to sign up and 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
- Apparently, this promotion is only 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 toward this promotion.
- Bonus points could take up to 6-8 weeks to post to your account.
Qatar's Privilege Club is offering a new sign-up bonus for new members, but you'll need to book and fly a paid flight to earn the miles.
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
Alaska Mileage Plan
Most new member bonuses offer bonus miles. 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, 2022.
- 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.
- Enroll via this link by December 31, 2022.
- 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
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.
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.
Hotel Rewards Programs New Member Bonuses
Radisson Rewards Americas
- 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 3 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.
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, 2022.
- 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 6 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 the Hilton promotion is that you need to complete your stays within 6 months of enrolling. Make sure to plan your stays and enrollment in advance to ensure 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.
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.
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.
Singapore KrisFlyer New Member Bonus
There's a lot to like about the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. AwardWallet members average 2.49¢ per KrisFlyer mile on recent redemptions. And 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 just launched a new refer-a-friend campaign that offers both the referer 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 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 referer 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
IHG One Rewards New Member Bonus
- Enroll by September 5, 2022.
- Receive 1,000 bonus points.
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards New Member Bonus
With extremely long lines and car availability shortages, rental car elite status has never been more valuable. There are plenty of ways to get rental car elite status — including through credit cards and perks of airline and hotel elite status. But now, all you need to do is sign-up!
Now through June 30, 2022, all new members of Hertz Plus Rewards will automatically be upgraded to Five Star elite status. This status will be good through June 30, 2022.
Qatar Airways New Member Bonuses
Qatar's Privilege Club is offering two options for new members, both of which require paid flights to earn the maximum number of miles. However, both offer free miles just for signing up.
Earn up to 7,000 miles
- Register here with the promo code JOINPC1
- Receive 2,000 miles instantly
- Travel on Qatar Airways by September 30, 2022 to earn additional 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 April 15, 2022
Earn up to 7,500 miles
- Register here with the promo code FLYQR3
- Receive 2,500 miles instantly
- Travel on Qatar Airways by September 30, 2022 to earn additional bonus miles
- 5,000 bonus miles for a paid flight on Qatar Airways between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2022
- Enrollment with this code ends March 31, 2022
Remember that Avios only expire after 3 years of no activity, so you won't need to worry about these miles for a while.
Join Student Club for Access to Discounts
- Register here if you're enrolled in a college or university and aged 18-30
- Join the Qatar Airways Student Club by March 31, 2022 to receive the following discounts:
- 10% off your first purchased ticket from Qatar Airways
- 15% off your second purchased ticket from Qatar Airways
- 20% off your third purchased ticket from Qatar Airways
If you're not already a member of these programs, now is a great time to join and get the bonus miles/points. It's always good 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 great!
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