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Archive for June 2011

Star Mega Do 3

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At View From the Wing, Gary Leff unveils all the great details of the Star Mega Do 3. The complete details are found at Milepoint. The sponsors of the program are United, Lufthansa, and Hyatt. The European portion of the program begins on September 5, 2011, and it has the option to start in New York City, fly the A380 to FRA, and then visit the Lufthansa facilities at Munich airport. Then return to the US with Lufthansa to Chicago(ORD). The LH flights earn actual EQMs flown and cost $900 in coach(S class) and $2400 in Business(Z class). The North American section takes place from September 7 though September 10, 2011. For those wishing to only travel within the US, the program starts in Chicago, goes to Montreal, and ends in Denver. Air travel is by a chartered CO 737 which earns a minimum of double EQMs for coach travel costing $750 and up to quadruple EQMs for first class travel costing $1675. A great benefit to the program is that three one night stays at the official Hyatt hotels of the program will earn the person Diamond status through 2013.

The direct link for registration is at this address:


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June 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

Enterprise Airport Location Rental Category Upgrade

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Enterprise rental car is offering a free upgrade for Economy and Standard rental categories at select airport locations. The rental period must begin on or after August 19 and bookings must be completed by July 31. You can find the discount booking information here.

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June 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

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Hilton Quarter 3 Double Points or Miles Promotion Registration is Now Open

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The registration for Hilton’s Quarter 3 promo of double HHonors bonus points or double miles for stays between July 1 and September 30, 201 is now live here:

The full terms and conditions are as follows.

There is a fairly long list of excluded hotels, mainly Hamptons, HGIs, and Embassy Suites, but I am surprised to see the Hilton San Francisco Union Square not participating in this offer as it is corporate owned by Hilton. These are the exclusions.

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June 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

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Daily Steals World Travel Adapter Set only $4.99

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Here is a great deal on a set of world travel adapters via the mobile daily steals website. You get a set of three adapters for free and only pay $4.99 shipping per set. Airports often charge up to $10 just for one adapter, so I think this is a great deal. From the time of this posting, there is only 12 hours remaining to make the purchase, so it expires at 10:00 pm Eastern Standard time. I recommend paying via PayPal which now allows one to use their credit card as payment source rather than only being able to take payment from a bank account. This offer serves as a reminder to check their site more often and daily, as they have some past offers for very good deals on digital cameras and unlocked cell phones. Here is the link to their website below.

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June 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

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Grand Hyatt Kauai $239 September 1 thru December 23

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Due to a TravelZoo offer, the Grand Hyatt Kauai is offering an excellent rate of $239 per night from Sept 1- Dec 23, and a $249 rate from Aug 5- Aug 31. This rate is fully pre-paid and cannot be changed or canceled and provides an upgrade to a courtyard and pool view room. A direct upgrade to an Ocean View room is available for $70, but Hyatt Diamonds will receive this type of upgrade due to their elite status.This offer must be booked by June 24, 2011. The hotel completed its full renovation in April of this year. This offer is also available as a Limited Time Offer rate from Hyatt. I recommend booking the LTO rate category as it is the same as the TravelZoo rate, and it will make certain to earn Gold Passport points and credits for the stay. I have stayed at this hotel myself, and I find it to be one of Hyatt’s best properties in the US. The grounds are beautiful, and the amenities in the resort are excellent. The direct booking page for the Grand Hyatt Kauai is found here.

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June 16, 2011 at 11:40 am

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Hilton’s Quarter 3 Promo: Double HHonors Bonus Points or Double Miles

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It appears that a Flyertalk sleuth was able to unearth information on Hilton’s Quarter 3 promotion which is double bonus points. or miles as described in this post. This is far better than the Quarter 2 1000 bonus points per night. Registration should open for Gold and Diamond elites for this this promo on June 22 and June 28 for all others. The time period for the offer is July 1 through September 30, 2011:

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June 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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Current Hilton Golds & Diamonds Earn 5000 Bonus Points For Free

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I posted about the fast track offer to Hilton HHonors Gold for Visa Signature cardholders. For current HHonors Golds and Diamonds whom do not acquire their status through this promotion, you can still enter your Visa Signature card number and Hilton account information to register for the promo. After entering the information, you will receive a message thanking you for being an existing elite member and informing you that you will be awarded 5000 HHonors points. This is a pretty quick and easy way to earn 5000 HHonors points! The registration page is here.

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June 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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