Intelligence – September, 24 2004

Intelligence – September, 24 2004
  • American Airlines has added 30 retailers to the AAdvantage eShopping mall, bringing the total number of merchants to more than 80. The mall offers members the opportunity to earn miles while shopping with new retailers such as Brooks Brothers, DirecTV.com, Apple.com and LLBean.com…
  • Hilton HHonors has teamed up with “City of Hope,” a comprehensive cancer center, to help fight breast cancer. Every HHonors member who registers online to participate in a Walk for Hope (a family-oriented walk and run — including 5k and 10k timed events and a leisure walk) will receive 5,000 Hilton HHonors points…
  • Amy Ceriani-Nelson, formerly marketing manager at America West FlightFund, has moved on to become loyalty programs manager for InterContinental Priority Club. Ceriani-Nelson’s tenure at America West was punctuated with two consecutive Freddie Awards for Best Elite Level. She has been and remains a friend and supporter of this magazine and its readers, and we congratulate Priority Club on their choice…
  • ShareBuilder is Delta SkyMiles’ newest partner. Members can earn 2,000 miles when opening a new ShareBuilder account and purchasing a security. Members can also earn 500 additional miles each quarter when actively subscribed…
  • Alaska Mileage Plan members can now earn miles when they obtain a mortgage to purchase or refinance a home, or open a home equity line of credit through Bank of America. Members earn 1,000 miles for every $10,000 borrowed on a first mortgage, or 2,500 miles with a new home equity line of credit. Miles will only be earned by calling (888) 345-2632…
  • Fortune magazine has named Rewards Network (formerly iDine) the 27th fastest-growing company in the nation…
  • Choice Hotels has entered into a partnership with Air Canada Aeroplan, making Air Canada the 10th airline partner in Choice’s Privilege program. Aeroplan members can earn 250 miles per eligible stay at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion and MainStay Suites hotels throughout the United States and the Caribbean, or 150 miles per eligible stay at Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn hotels in the U.S. Consumers staying at any Choice Hotel in Canada will earn 250 miles for each eligible stay…
  • Points International (points.com) is now facilitating the online exchange of HawaiianMiles. HawaiianMiles members now have the opportunity to consolidate their other loyalty currencies into HawaiianMiles or exchange their HawaiianMiles for the currencies of other loyalty programs…
  • The northeast Ohio supermarket chain, Heinen’s, announced that it is teaming up with Continental Airlines to start a new program in which customers can earn frequent flyer miles. “The Great Getaway Program” allows people who have both a Heinen’s Preferred Customer card and a Continental OnePass card to receive one mile for every $2 spent at Heinen’s…
  • AwardPlanner travel agent LaDonna Epler was named among the “World’s Most Amazing Travel Specialists” in the August issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. This marks the fifth year that Conde Nast Traveler has recognized the best travel specialists, and the first year that a frequent flyer specialist has been included in the list.
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