Rewarding Recap: A Few More Contests and More Club Carlson

Remember I said I was going to be cleaning out my in box? Well, this should be the last of it I hope. Otherwise there probably wouldn’t have been worth a post today. Let’s hope tomorrow sees a new wave of summer promos!

Point Me to the Plane shares another one-day sale from JetBlue and a four-day sale from US Airways. It’s worth noting that both have heavy restrictions. JetBlue’s offer is only valid for specific markets for travel through June 6, but fares are discounted up to 30%. US Airways, as is common for many carriers during the summer, is limiting its sale to air and hotel vacation packages. Personally I hate booking packages, but it’s an easy way to save $50-100 in many cases. Travel can be any time through December 20.

AAdvantage Geek announced the winner of the first 1,000 free AAdvantage miles today, but he’s continuing to offer more free miles in the future. Read up on the giveaway and what you have to do to win. He also shares that American Airlines has announced a new 2X RDM promo for select Alaska Airlines flights (though why anyone would want to fly SEA-MCI nonstop when it makes an excellent United mileage run is beyond me ;) ).

  • PDX-OAK/SFO/BUR/ONT
  • HNL-OAK/SJC
  • SEA-MCI
  • LAX-MMH

FlyMore contest ad image@alohastephen shared a deal on Twitter to earn 1,500 Hilton HHonors points after requesting a free insurance quote from Liberty Mutual. It’s not a terribly enticing deal since Hilton points are better valued by the hundreds of thousands rather than the tens of thousands. But if you’re in need a few more, here’s your chance.

dogplan shared a deal on FlyerTalk to win 200,000 free Aeroplan miles. It’s one of the strangest promotions I’ve seen in recent years. Just enter your Aeroplan number, and they’ll pick two names. You don’t even have to watch a video! We’re heading back to the good ol’ days.

drew47 shared a deal on FlyerTalk to win 1,000,000 Hilton HHonors points and a free trip to Hawaii. Are you going to go for the certain but measly promotion above, or the incredibly large but unlikely sweepstakes? Again, it’s pretty simple to enter, although I found it slightly more offensive than Aeroplan’s promo given that I had to look at another poster for Battleship. It makes John Carter look interesting. :P

Battleship poster image

Finally, in case you haven’t already heard, sign-ups for the final Club Carlson promotion went live this afternoon. This promotion is for Park Inn properties, and since many are in Europe, it make sense that the sign-up window would open so much earlier. Be one of the first 20,000 to register, spend one night in a Park Inn property, and earn 44,000 bonus Gold points (which, as I recommended earlier, you can convert to airline miles). Park Inn hotels located in the United States can be found in these cities:

  • Fresno, CA
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Dallas, TX (one each at Love Field and DFW)
  • Houston, TX
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Toledo, OH
  • Sharon, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA

Scott created Travel Codex after learning how to travel better on a budget during grad school. He now flies over 150,000 miles every year.
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  • Jeff G

    Did you try the 1,500 HHonors promotion? I went through the steps, and I never saw a point where I could enter my HHonors number… Perhaps they’ll match by email address? 

    • Scottrick

      I did not. My guess is you enter your information and someone will contact you to follow up, at which point they will take your HHonors number (only after they’ve had the chance to make their pitch). 1,500 didn’t do it for me, and I don’t really want to be spammed by someone looking to sell me insurance.