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What are the best hotel bonus point promotions for August?

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Welcome to our (used to be) regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.

After a four month hiatus, I have brought back this monthly recap.  Let’s hope I am not tempting fate too much.  There is at least something to write about now that most global hotel brands have bonus point offers running.

All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on each hotel scheme.  However, a positive response from readers – especially our 15,000 email subscribers – means I am running this monthly article as a handy summary of what is going on.

best hotel loyalty points offers this month

Where should you credit your stays for August?

This is what you have to choose from:

Hilton Honors is offering 2,000 bonus points on all stays until 7th September, with an additional 10,000 points for every 10 nights.  You can register here.

IHG Rewards Club has brought back its 4x promotion.  It starts slowly with double points on your first two stays but by your 4th stay you will be earning 4 x standard base points.  You can register here.  You must book and stay by 8th September.

Radisson Rewards is running a very simple and generous offer.  You will receive 5,000 bonus points, which I value at around £17, on ALL stays until 31st December.  It even pays out on reward stays.  You can register here.

World of Hyatt has the most generous offer, especially for high value stays.  Until 15th September, you will receive triple base points per stay, plus any elite bonus.  This only kicks in from your 2nd stay after registration, unfortunately.  You can register here if a base member and here if an elite member

Accor Live Limitless and Marriott Bonvoy are not offering any global promotion at present.  Accor is offering a European promotion – see below for details.

What bonuses are currently running when you buy hotel points?

Hilton Honors – get a 100% bonus on points purchases until 20th September – click here 

IHG Rewards Club – get a 100% bonus on points purchases until 14th August – click here 

IHG Rewards Club promotions

IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Indigo, Staybridge Suites etc):

What is the current IHG Rewards Club bonus offer?

IHG has brought back the ‘4x’ offer which has run twice before.  This is the most generous version, however, as you hit the maximum bonus of 4 x base points in just four stays.

‘4x’ started on 12th June and runs to 8th September.  Existing bookings count OK.

You MUST register in advance via this link.  After that, you will:

Earn 2 x base points on stays 1-2

Earn 3 x base points on stay 3

Earn 4 x base points on stay 4

This could work out very well if you can commit a lot of stays to IHG over the next month, although it doesn’t offer a lot to the casual guest.  Note that rewards nights do not count as a stay.

Our full article on 4x is here and you can register here.

The IHG home page for bookings is here.

Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc):

What is the current Hilton Honors bonus offer?

Hilton has extended its Spring offer, called ‘Points Unlimited’, until September.  You can register here.  Our full article on ‘Points Unlimited’ is here.

You will earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors base points for every stay between 6th January and 7th September.  There is an additional bonus of 10,000 points for every 10th night.

I value a Hilton Honors point at 0.33p so the bonus is worth £6.66 per stay with an additional £33 for every 10th night.

Existing bookings count.  Reward stays count.  There is no minimum stay rule and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part.

Hilton is still status matching too.  If you have status with another hotel programme, Hilton will match you to Gold for 90 days with a stays target for getting Gold or Diamond until 2022 – I explain how to do get a Hilton status match in this article.

The Hilton booking page is here.  Remember to register for ‘Points Unlimited’ here.

Radisson Rewards (Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson RED):

What is the current Radisson Rewards bonus offer?

Radisson Rewards is currently running what I consider to be the most lucrative offer for one-off stays.  Even better, it runs for the rest of 2020.  I put my money where my mouth is and booked my brother’s family into a Radisson Rewards hotel in London last weekend purely on the back of this offer.

The promotion is called “5k For Every Stay”.  It started on 1st July and runs to 31st December.

This is, I’m pleased to say, an idiot-proof offer.  ALL Radisson Rewards hotels are taking part.  ALL stays count, even your first stay after registration.  Existing bookings count.  Even reward nights count, so you are basically getting a 5,000 point rebate on all reward bookings.

I value a Radisson Rewards point at 0.33p so this is a £17 rebate per stay, on top of your base points.

Here is our main article on the Radisson Rewards 5,000 bonus poinst per stay offer.

You MUST register in advance which you can do by clicking here.

World of Hyatt promotions

World of Hyatt (Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt etc):

World of Hyatt has brought back the ‘Bonus Journeys’ promotion which also ran last Autumn and this Spring.

It is VERY generous if you have any expensive stays coming up.  You receive triple base points, starting with your second stay after registration.  If you have elite status, you will receive 2,500 bonus points on your first stay.

It runs from 15th June to 15th September.  You must register by 31st August.

The only aspect which spoils the deal is the loss of any bonus, unless you an elite member, for your first stay.  If you have a very expensive Hyatt stay coming up, it might make sense to do a mattress run in one of the two cheap Hyatt Place hotels near Heathrow.

Our full article on Hyatt’s Bonus Journeys promotion is here.  The registration link is here for base members and here for elite members.

Accor Live Limitless current promotions

Accor Live Limitless (Fairmont, ibis, Mercure, Novotel, Pullman, Raffles, Sofitel etc):

What is the current Accor Live Limitless bonus offer?

Accor Live Limitless does not have a global promotion running at the moment.

There ARE two Accor promotions worth 500 bonus points, worth €10, on stays in the UK and selected European countries.  You can find full details, and the registration links, in this article.

Current Marriott Bonvoy promotions

Marriott Bonvoy (Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Westin, W, Aloft, St Regis, Luxury Collection, Moxy etc):

What is the current Marriott Bonvoy bonus offer?

Marriott Bonvoy does not have a global promotion running at the moment.

And finally …..

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Comments (19)

  • Harry T says:

    I currently estimate that Marriott Bonvoy will unveil a promotion the day after I finish spaffing money at their properties for my summer holidays.

    • mvcvz says:

      What’s “spaffing”?

      • Harry T says:

        Some word Boris Johnson likes to use for spending money wantonly. Not that I’m a fan of BoJo but I find the term humorous.

        • Anna says:

          I think it’s got a more biological meaning – aren’t you a doctor?!

          • ankomonkey says:

            That’s the definition I know for that word too, Anna! I’m originally from Merseyside. Maybe it’s a north west-only definition!

          • Anna says:

            Lol, I am not that far from Merseyside but thought it was a public school term given that Boris uses it!

          • Harry T says:

            Lol a brief trip to Urban Dictionary was enlightening!

    • MT says:

      Its for this exact reason my holiday plans are not with Marriott this year. My money is going elsewhere!

      • Harry T says:

        I’d do the same but I want to stay in some of their hotels and it’s become a lot easier to hit Platinum this year.

        • Lady London says:

          Plus as you’ve mentioned IIRC @Harry T, the Marriott Amex can be very rewarding if used carefully

  • Andy says:

    Can Emyr negotiate good rates for long-term stays (eg 1-2 months)? If not, who is the best person to contact at a property?

    • Rob says:

      If it’s a luxury hotel where he probably knows the team then yes. For standard places, eg a Holiday Inn, you should go direct – for a start, cutting out the agent commission will make a big difference to what they quote.

    • Genghis says:

      Reservations.

      I once tried to arrange 4 person x 2 week stay at a hotel in New York directly but their best price was much more than hotels.com. Oh well – at least I had the evidence that it was cheaper to also collect over 50 nights…

      • Lady London says:

        The people in hotels that are worth calling first for odd-shaped requests where there is a highish spend are the hotel’s conferences/events/celebrations department (be sure to call it what the hotel themselves calls it, online – it will vary by hotel. If you’re asking at Cliveden di not ask for the groups/conference dept, find out who could quote, for example, for a small wedding party with a few people staying. This is the department that may well be able to listen to your request and might have a rate they will release for it at their fingertips.

        Otherwise it’s via the manager or somewhere that’s a generic sales dept. Catch the people above 10am-4pm (not around lunchtimes).

  • Nik says:

    I saw this on my IHG MasterCard account when I logged in today;

    As a Mastercard® holder you can access 15% off IHG Hotels & Resorts in Europe when you book with your Mastercard. Plus, with our IHG® Clean Promise and commitment to cleanliness – when you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you.
    • Save: 15% off Best Flex Rate in Europe
    • Book by: 31 December 2020, with a Mastercard®
    • Stay by: 30 June 2021
    • Must book at least three days in advance
    • Cancellation: minimum 3 days prior to arrival without penalty

    • TGLoyalty says:

      it used to be 20% / 30% depending on the brand before.

      Though you had to book 6 weeks rather than 3 days in advance

  • Uklzk says:

    Does anyone know if IHG is going to put their premier credit card back in market?

    • Rob says:

      Given that Creation has pulled ALL of their cards, including their own-label ones, except two, it seems they aren’t keen to increase their exposure at the moment. I’m more interested in why they didn’t chop the free card.