Best Bets – January, 17 2013

Best Bets – January, 17 2013
  1. American AAdvantage and United MileagePlus elite members can request a status match to Virgin America’s Elevate elite status, valid through April 30, 2013. United Premier Silver and Gold or American AAdvantage Gold and Platinum will be matched to Elevate Silver and United Premier 1K and Platinum or American AAdvantage Executive Platinum will be matched to Elevate Gold. For more information, visit
  2. Marriott Rewards members can earn one free night for every two paid stays at participating Marriott properties worldwide, up to a maximum of three free nights from Feb. 1 through April 30, 2013. Register at by March 15, 2013. Free nights can be redeemed at Category 1 through 4 hotels. Members may receive other targeted offers based on their stay history.
  3. Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn up to 18,000 bonus points through April 15, 2013. Register by Feb. 28, 2013 at and earn 2,000 bonus points for every four eligible nights, up to 8,000 bonus points after staying 16 nights. Earn an additional 10,000 bonus points after completing 20 nights, for a maximum of 18,000 bonus points.
  4. Amtrak Guest Rewards members can earn a free roundtrip ticket on Acela after completing three roundtrips between Jan. 7 and March 2, 2013. A maximum of four one-way vouchers may be earned and vouchers are redeemable for Acela business class travel from July 1 through Aug. 29, 2013. Register online at
  5. Club Carlson members can earn triple points for stays at Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide through March 15, 2013. Register at and earn triple points on all eligible stays at participating Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson properties.
  6. Choice Privileges members can earn triple points, up to 50,000 bonus points, for every qualifying stay after your second stay when making reservations at or (800) 424-6423 through Feb. 20, 2013. Elite Diamond and Platinum members can earn triple points when booking directly with a hotel and 100 bonus points when booking through Register at
  7. Through Feb. 28, 2013, Priority Club Rewards members who stay two consecutive nights at any of 17 Holiday Inn Resort locations can earn a free night at a resort for a future stay. Register for the promotion at – You can only get one free night certificate, which is valid for one year.
  8. Hilton HHonors members can choose to earn double points or miles for stays through March 31, 2013. Registration is required at – After choosing to earn bonus points or miles, you cannot change your earning preference for the promotion. Non-participating hotels can be found at

    Through Feb. 28, 2013, Red Lion R&R Club members can earn 5,000 bonus points per stay plus a 15 percent discount off the best available rate. Use promotion code MYRATE01. For more information, visit

  9. Free Night Award Offer:
    Sign up for the Choice Privileges Visa and earn up to 32,000 bonus points, the equivalent of up to four free nights. Earn 8,000 bonus points with first purchase and 24,000 bonus points when paying for a Choice Privileges stay with the card. Plus, earn 15 points per $1 spent with Choice Hotels, five points per $1 spent on Choice Privileges points or Choice Hotels gift cards and two points per $1 spent everywhere else. Cardholders also receive Gold elite status. The Choice Privileges Visa has no annual fee.

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