Score Hotel Bonuses and Free Nights


Through Dec. 10, HHonors members who complete one stay of at least two nights at any of 3,600-plus Hilton family hotels will earn a combination of Delta redeemable miles and elite-qualifying miles, depending on their earning preference. They can get either one bonus mile plus one elite mile for every dollar spent on qualifying stays, up to a maximum of 10,000 elite miles; or 500 bonus miles plus 500 elite miles per stay.


With the Great 10K promotion, Hyatt Gold Passport members who stay five nights at Hyatt family hotels through Dec. 15 will earn 10,000 bonus points.

The bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times during the promotion period.


Through Dec. 31, Priority Club Rewards members can choose to earn either a free night after every two stays, up to a maximum of five free nights after 10 stays; or double Priority Club points or airline miles after the second stay at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express hotels, and starting with the first stay at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Stays at InterContinental's Asia-Pacific hotels do not count toward earning free nights.

Priority Club members must register for the promotion by Dec. 20, indicating their choice of bonuses. Those who choose free nights will not earn base points, miles or elite points during the promotion period.


Between now and Jan. 15, 2011, members of Marriott's Rewards program can earn one free night after the second paid stay charged to a Visa card. A maximum of two free nights can be earned during the promotion.

Free nights may be taken at Category 1 through Category 4 hotels, through May 31, 2011. Awards are not transferable.

Registration is required, and must be completed by Oct. 31.


Through Dec. 15, Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn double points for up to nine qualifying nights, and triple points for 10 or more nights, including the first nine.

There's no limit to the number of points one can earn during the promotion period.

Registration is required by Oct. 31.


Wyndham has a slew of double-miles and -points offers for stays completed by newly enrolled Wyndham Rewards members between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.

Examples: double Southwest credits for stays at Days Inn hotels; double US Airways miles for stays at Howard Johnson hotels; double Delta miles for Ramada stays; and so on.

Tim Winship is editor at large for SmarterTravel , as well as the editor and publisher of, and a frequently quoted expert on frequent flier programs. SmarterTravel provides expert, unbiased information on timely travel deals, the best value destinations, and money-saving travel tips.

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