Best Bets – March, 12 2013

Best Bets – March, 12 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. Hyatt Gold Passport members can earn up 3,000 bonus points after every three eligible nights at any Hyatt hotel worldwide between March 1 and May 31, 2013, up to 45,000 bonus points. Hyatt credit cardholders can earn an additional 20 percent bonus points. Register by April 30, 2013 at
  3. Through May 15, 2013, Southwest Rapid Rewards members who register at can earn double points and double Tier Qualifying Points on every Southwest Airlines flight you take. Also through May 15, 2013, AirTran A+ Rewards members can receive double credits for all AirTran Airways flights. Visit to register.
  4. Choice Privileges members in the U.S. and Canada can get enough points to redeem for a free night after your second qualifying stay at a Choice hotel with arrival between Feb. 28 and May 15, 2013. Elite Diamond and Elite Platinum members can earn 100 additional points when booking through Members must register at before their arrival.
  5. From March 18 through May 18, 2013, members of Amtrak Guest Rewards can earn double points on all qualifying Amtrak travel. You must register at to participate in the bonus offer.
  6. Club Carlson members can earn 7,500 Gold Points (750 base points and 6,750 bonus points) on Budget rentals of three or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand through Dec. 31, 2013. Must use BCD #U106509 to receive bonus points offer. Visit to learn more.
  7. United MileagePlus members can earn 100 percent bonus award miles on nonstop roundtrip flights between San Francisco and Taipei in United Global First, United BusinessFirst or full-fare economy or earn 50 percent more bonus award miles in discounted United Economy fare classes. Register at, book by June 30, 2013 and complete travel between April 9, 2013 and June 30, 2013.
  8. Air France/KLM Flying Blue members can redeem Promo Awards at a 50 percent discount. Through April 30, 2013, all flights between European destinations and Detroit, New York (JFK), Toronto or Washington, D.C. are half price. Visit to book Promo Awards.
  9. VOILA Hotel Rewards members can earn 25 percent more points on every qualifying stay completed between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2013. There is a maximum 25,000 bonus points allowed for this promotion. Visit to register for the promotion.
  10. Free Flight Award Offer:
    Sign up for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier Card and receive 50,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 within the first three months, enough for two roundtrip flights. You’ll also receive 6,000 bonus points on your cardmember anniversary, two points per $1 spent on Southwest and AirTran and hotel and car rental partners and one point per $1 on all other purchases. Cardmembers also receive 1,500 Tier Qualifying Points for every $10,000 spent. The card has a $99 fee. Visit to apply.

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