Earn Up to 7,500 Bonus Points or Miles Through New Member Bonuses

AwardWallet receives compensation from advertising partners for links on the blog. Terms Apply to the offers listed on this page. The opinions expressed here are our own and have not been reviewed, provided, or approved by any bank advertiser. Here's our complete list of Advertisers.

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 round-up of the hotel and airline loyalty programs currently giving bonuses for new members.

Qatar Airways New Member Bonuses

You can't be blamed for ignoring the Qatar Privilege Club before now. For the past few years, Qatar offered sub-par award rates and high fees. But then, Qatar slashed award rates by up to 49% and ditched fees. Now you can book business class awards to the Middle East for 70,000 Qmiles or to the Maldives for 85,000 Qmiles and minimal fees.

Even if you aren't quite ready to transfer Citi ThankYou Points to Qatar Privilege Club to book these awards, now is a great time to sign up for the program. There are two different new member bonuses available:

Get up to 7,500 Bonus Qmiles (fly by June 30)

The first offer gives you 2,500 bonus Qmiles just for signing up. Then, take a Qatar Airways flight by June 30, 2021 to earn another 5,000 bonus Qmiles plus 50 bonus Qpoints toward elite status.

  • Enroll using code OAT3SMQ121 by April 30, 2021 to earn 2,500 bonus Qmiles
  • Travel by June 30, 2021 to earn 5,000 bonus Qmiles and 50 bonus Qpoints
  • Flight bonus will be deposited within 30 days
  • Flight must be operated and marketed by Qatar
  • Full terms and conditions found here

Get up to 5,000 Bonus Qmiles (fly by September 30)

Not planning to fly by June 30 but hoping to fly by September 30? The other offer gives you 1,000 bonus Qmiles just for signing up. Then, if you complete a flight on Qatar Airways by September 30, 2021, you'll earn another 4,000 bonus miles.

  • Enroll through this link by April 30, 2021 to earn 1,000 bonus Qmiles
  • Earn an additional 4,000 bonus Qmiles by taking a flight on Qatar
  • Your first flight must be completed by September 30, 2021
  • Flight must be operated and marketed by Qatar
  • Tickets must be booked through Qatar Airways' website or mobile app to be eligible

Hilton Honors New Member Bonus

New Hilton members can earn 5,000 bonus points on each of their first two stays. At least that's how it's advertised on Hilton's homepage:

Hilton new member bonus

Unfortunately, we can't find any terms and conditions for this offer. This banner links you to this sign-up page which doesn't mention the bonus. We've reached out to Hilton to try to get more details — such as how long new members have to complete these stays and any limitations.

If you want to play it safe, you can earn 5,000 bonus points after joining the program and completing your first two stays within 6 months of enrollment:

Key Terms

  • This offer is only open to new members of the Hilton Honors program.
  • You must enroll by December 31, 2021.
  • Receive 2,000 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, the 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.

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.

Marriott Bonvoy New Member Bonus

The Marriott new member bonus isn't quite as generous as Hilton. 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 date by which you must complete 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.

Alaska Airlines New Member Bonus

Update: This offer required joining by February 5, 2021. If you did, you still have until May 31, 2021 to meet the flight requirements.

Alaska Airlines New Member Bonus Info

Ahead of its merge with Oneworld Alliance, Alaska Airlines has announced a bonus for new members signing up before February 5, 2021.

  • You need to join the Alaska Airlines New Mileage Plan as a new member with this link before February 5, 2021.
  • Receive 2,500 bonus points after completing 2 flights (potentially just 1 round-trip) with Alaska before May 31, 2021.
  • Receive an additional 2,500 bonus points after completing 2 more flights (i.e. 1 round-trip flight) with Alaska before May 31, 2021.
  • To qualify, the flight must be eligible to earn Mileage Plan miles and must be credited to the new Mileage Plan account.
  • Travel is valid on Alaska Airlines flight 1-1999, 2000-2999, and 3300-3450.
  • Codeshare flights and flights with partner airlines do not qualify.

[Expired] Singapore Airlines 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).

If you aren't a member yet, you can sign up for a new KrisFler account using promo code 500JOINKF to earn 500 bonus miles. But, you'll have to act fast. This promotion is only available for new members through March 31, 2021.

Final Thoughts

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. Some of the rewards can be great!

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

**You may receive 5 bonus AAdvantage miles for leaving a comment (Details/FAQ)

Comments

  • Avatar

    i tried the qatar airways bonus but never received it.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    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!

  • Avatar

    Muy buena información para mantenerse actualizado de los programas de beneficios para viajeros. Ojalá volvamos a volar pronto.

  • Avatar

    The Alaska offer says by Feb 5th of this year…. Is that right?

  • Avatar
    Luis Correa Blanco says:

    This is a great deal. You get some extra miles and at the same time keep you informed about traveling information

  • Avatar
    Ross Thompson says:

    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!
    Thanks

  • Avatar

    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!)

  • Avatar
    franco macchegiani says:

    guau !!! excelente noticia para sumar puntos en Hilton, estaba programando mi proximo viaje alojarme alli, buen dato !!

  • Avatar

    Like the options for new members.

  • Avatar
    John D Donovan Jr says:

    What will count toward Platinum Pro in 2021 since Covid is artificially limiting travel?

  • Avatar

    I can imagine post-Covid the battle for loyalty will increase, as everyone tries to recoup their losses.

  • Avatar

    I would join Alaska Airlines and HIlton on this but apparently it is pass the date for Alaska Airlines.

  • Avatar
    Andrew Ibarrola says:

    Great summary! Thinking of joining the Hilton Honors as I will be traveling soon.

  • Avatar

    It is much easier to earn the hotel program new member bonuses because it is much easier to undertake regional / domestic travel.

  • Avatar

    Do you get part of the 5000 HHonors points for just 1 stay in 6 months? Asking for P2 who just opened an account.

  • Avatar

    great way to get some free points.

  • Avatar

    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

    • Avatar

      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.

  • Avatar

    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?

  • Avatar

    I’m a member of all of these already, would be curious how many signups of new travelers they will get during these times.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    I am a member of all of the ones mentioned. However I hope you will keep posting new ones. Thanks!

    • Avatar

      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!

  • Avatar

    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?

  • Avatar
    STEVE LYNCH says:

    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!!!

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    Unfortunately I am already a member of all these hotel programs.

  • Avatar

    I think the program has excellent Star Alliance award redemption rates.

  • Avatar

    wow i wished i signed up now rather than last year! this deal is so good for new customers

  • Avatar

    Aegean offer taken up points posted right away! 1 out of 4 ain’t bad

  • Avatar

    The Marriott free night promotion is a pretty good deal for new folks. Two stays in the next four months is very doable.

  • Avatar

    Not too good, too many requirements to complete.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar
    Pablo Quilis says:

    I don’ like Qatar program. I prefer other Oneworld program like AAdvantage

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    Thanks for the info. This is good motivation for me to finally sign up with Qatar Airways.

  • Avatar

    Nice, this is very clear for all the different sign-ups and suggestions, especially with hotel prices being a bit lower now. Thanks!

  • Avatar

    The IHG offer is VERY straightforward and accessible.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    Thanks for the post – A very useful list.

  • Avatar

    Great list for those new to the travel points world.

  • Avatar

    Big fan of these types of sing up bonuses that don’t cost you anything extra if you are already booking

  • Avatar

    Good offer. Always ahead in promotions I need to match my status with Bonvoy

  • Avatar

    Too much information all the time on award wallet, too much to digest and irrelevant in many cases

    • Avatar

      Hey there, we’re working on ways to deliver curated content that is relevant to you. For example, we’re looking at adding the option to receive only content related to loyalty programs you track with AwardWallet or to let our members pick from a list of topics they find useful. I’d love to know if you think that would be helpful.

      If you don’t mind, how do you normally follow our content? (RSS, check the website, mobile app/email notifications?)

      Thanks for your feedback!

  • Avatar

    These seem very generous!

  • Avatar

    Great airline among other NON US carriers

  • Avatar

    Hopefully someday Hilton will offer those juicy bonus for existing members. I’ve been a member for years …

  • Avatar

    Why do new members always matter more than the existing ones? Are the potential new members more loyal?

  • Avatar

    New members always get all the fun bonuses ☹️

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    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?

  • Avatar

    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 .

  • Avatar

    I am not sure that the offer from Qatar will win it any businesses and customers.

    • Avatar

      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.

    • Avatar

      They will have your data and a spot in your email intray/headspace for potentially years. That’s worth a lot to them!

  • Avatar

    The airline bonuses are not particularly attractive. Hopefully, more enticing offers will appear soon.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    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.

    • Avatar

      Exactly! The Qatar miles won’t expire until the end of 2023 so it’s worth grabbing the free miles now.

  • Avatar
    Ryan Hanna says:

    Will have to take Hilton up on that offer, maybe take a weekend getaway!

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    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.

  • Avatar

    Question: Who in the right mind is traveling these days and staying in hotels

  • Avatar

    downmarket = good for consumers. Every little bit helps!