I haven't written about either of the two big brand hotel promotions launched earlier this week in part because the entire miles and points community were writing the same thing, and I wanted to see if there were any other interesting features of the promotions.
Unfortunately they're pretty bland as promos go. Given the amount of hotels opting out too, you might be forgiven for not even bothering with this quarter's offerings.
Hilton HHonors – Earn twice the rewards
Read here for my beginners' guide to Hilton Hhonors
For stays between between 1st May – 31st July 2014 you can earn double points (actually a bonus equal to the number of base points) or double miles. Here is the link to register, which you will need to do before your first check-out during the dates above.
Be careful because you need to set your Double Dip earning preferences to be either points or miles to match your selection.
Here's the list of hotels opting out of the promotion. Thankfully there aren't that many outside USA opting out, but I still find it annoying that several establishments across the same brand still choose so freely.
Starwood Preferred Guest
Read here for my beginners' guide to SPG.
The Q2 promotion for SPG is called “Earn Away“, which runs between 1st May – 31st July 2014. You will earn double SPG points for all stays, except if it includes a Sunday (Saturday for Middle East) which will then earn triple SPG points.
The list of non participating hotels is once again long, but is more evenly spread across the world.