Hilton Extends Elite Status, Suspends Points Expiration Due to COVID-19
Hilton is continuing to do the right thing for its customers. Hilton recently extended the terms of free weekend night certificates. Now, Hilton has announced even greater flexibility for Hilton Honors members in three categories: status, points, and reservations.
Choice Hotels Suspends Points Expiration, Provides Flexible Cancellation Policies
COVID-19 continues to create chaos in the travel world. To help, Choice Hotels is offering travelers flexible cancelation policies—both for existing and new reservations—and pausing points expiration. However, there’s no word yet on how the hotel loyalty program will adjust elite status for 2020.
Airline, Hotel Programs Begin Limiting Non-Travel Redemption Options
Three loyalty programs have now suspended the ability to redeem points for most non-travel-related rewards, blaming circumstances resulting from COVID-19. More airline and hotel loyalty programs may follow suit with similar restrictions in the coming days/weeks as travel companies try to preserve cash.
Activate 5% Cash Back Earnings on Your Chase Freedom Now
You can now activate your 5% quarterly bonus category with the Chase Freedom card. Starting April 1, you’ll earn 5% cash back at grocery stores, fitness clubs, and gym memberships. But, to take advantage of the promotion, you need to activate your card.
Hyatt, American Airlines Offer Reciprocal Shortcuts to Elite Status
Hyatt and American Airlines have launched a new round of reciprocal fast track elite challenges. With this promotion, elites of both programs will have the opportunity to quickly earn elite status with the other by completing qualifying activity.
Hilton Extends Free Night Certificate Validity Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
Hilton is extending all active free weekend night certificates as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. While you wait for the all-clear to start traveling again, here’s how to plan to double (or triple) up on free weekend nights once things return to normal.
Hyatt Suspends Points Expiration, Delays Peak Award Pricing, Provides Cancellation Options
Hyatt is rolling out policy changes that can help with existing travel plans and provide flexibility around future reservations. Peak and off-peak pricing is postponed, most category changes are on hold, and some World of Hyatt elites are getting a status extension.
Bonus Journeys is Back – Earn 2X Points on Hyatt Stays
Hyatt has a new promotion named Bonus Journeys, and it can help you earn more points and achieve status at a lower cost than ever before! Register by March 31, 2020 and earn 2X points on stays through May 15, 2020. Plus, Hyatt credit cardholders can also earn 1,500 bonus points on weekend stays.
Ending Soon! Buy Marriott Points With A 50% Bonus
Act quickly to take advantage of a 50% bonus on Marriott Bonvoy points purchases through March 25, 2020. Buy between 2,000 and 100,000 points at under 0.9 cents apiece as part of this limited-time promotion. Take advantage of fifth night free on award stays to further maximize your points.
Great New Member Offers From Hilton and Marriott
Both Hilton and Marriott are offering new members generous bonuses for enrolling in their loyalty programs. Hilton is offering up to 5,000 bonus points after completing two stays within six months, while Marriott is offering a free night certificate (worth up to 25,000) after completing 2 stays by July 29, 2020.