Author: Mark

Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.

Hilton has expanded its luxury hotel portfolio adding nearly 400 properties from the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection to its booking channels. This follows the announcement earlier this year of the new partnership between the two companies. It’s good news for Hiton Honors members. As a result of the partnership, Hilton Honors members will be able to earn and redeem points for SLH stays. In addition, Hilton are promising exclusive benefits at SLH properties booked through Hilton channels. Hilton Honors Benefits As part of the partnership, Hilton Honors members are being offered some of their standard benefits…

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Macquarie Bank has announced that it will stop issuing Qantas Points on its credit card portfolio. In addition, Qantas Points will no longer be on offer if you have a Macquarie home loan product. Credit Cards The first product that this affects is credit cards. Macquarie stopped accepting applications for Macquarie Credit Cards with Qantas Rewards on 21 July 2022. However, existing customers retained the ability to earn Qantas Points. When will this happen? If you have a Macquarie credit card that offers Qantas Points, you will be able to earn Qantas Points up until 21 October 2024. Macquarie say…

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Qantas has introduced a new ‘Flexible’ membership plan for those that might want to access the Qantas Club. The new option allows you to pay for 28-day access to the 30 Qantas branded lounges. On the plus side, the new Qantas Club Flexible option allows you to access the key perks of the Qantas Club. On the downside, not all of the perks are included (and it can end up being expensive). The cost of Qantas Club Flexible As with the Qantas Club annual memberships, there are two costs with the Flexible option. Firstly, there is a ‘one-off’ joining fee…

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GHA Discovery is offering members the opportunity to purchase Discovery Dollars (aka D$). Through to the end of August, you will also be able to purchase these at a discount, with the discount varying depending on your status tier. The discount on offer varies between 10% and 15%, as per the following scale: Silver Members: 10% Gold Members: 12% Platinum Members: 14% Titanium Members: 15% Value of a D$ Under the GHA Discovery a program, a D$ is pegged to the US Dollar. As such one D$ has the same value as 1 US Dollar. With the discounts outlined above,…

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Over the last few years Hilton has run a ‘DIne Like a Member’ promotion offering Hilton Honors members up to 25% off food and beverage across Asia Pacific. The offer has been extended a few times, and it has now been extended to 30 December 2024. No registration is required in order to take advantage of the offer. You can take advantage of the offer by showing your digital card from the Hilton app at the time of payment. Dine Like A Member promotion The Dine Like a Member promotion offers Hilton Honors members a discount of up to 25%…

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Velocity offers members the opportunity to purchase points through the Velocity Points Booster program. The main reason you may want to buy points is to top up your points if you are a few points short of a reward. This week, Velocity is offering a discount of up to 40% when you buy points by 10 July 2024. In order to take advantage of the offer, you will need to buy between 1,000 and 250,000 points through the Velocity Points Booster website. This time around the discount is based on a tiered discount. Generally, the more points you buy, the…

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American Airlines has announced that Fiji Airways will join the AAdvantage┬« loyalty program in the coming year, This announcement follows the announcement that Fiji Airways will be joining the oneWorld alliance. As it stands, American Airlines and Fiji Airways have an existing partnership, allowing AAdvantage members to earn and redeem points on Fiji Airways flights. That said, what has been missing from the mix, is a full-blown program for Fiji Airways. While it has some pieces in the form of the Tabua Club, this did not have a points-earning side. The announcement takes this a whole step further. As Anmol…

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In common with many programs, Qantas allows members to buy points if they are short a few for a reward. While they are promoted as a way to top up your points they do have other uses, although it can be an expensive way to get points. This week, Qantas offers Frequent Flyers up to 50% bonus points when purchasing Top-Up Points. The current bonus offer runs until 30 June 2024. While you can buy 1,000 points or more, you must buy at least 60,000 points to be in line for the full 50% bonus. If you buy between 10,000…

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iQantas Hotels has launched a promotion offering triple points on its range of hotels worldwide. This means you could pocket 9 Qantas Points per dollar on hotel bookings. The offer is available for one week until 30 June 2024. The bonus is applicable for stays taken by 29 June 2025. There are some exceptions to the triple-point offer. Firstly, in the case of Accor hotels, bookings through Qantas Hotels normally earn 4 points per dollar. For Accor Hotels, you will receive 9 points per dollar under this promotion, rather than the 12 points per dollar that would be the case…

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TripADeal (and Qantas Tours) are offering Qantas Frequent Flyers double Qantas Points. As a result, you could be in line for 6 points per dollar when booking a holiday through TripADeal. In order to get the double points, new bookings need to be made between 12:01am Friday 21 June 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 28 June 2024 (AEST). TripADeal Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and burn points on a huge range of holiday packages through TripADeal. TripADeal is a company that curates and sells package holidays. Or to put it in their own words ‘Bucketlist experiences at unbelievable prices.’ Most of…

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