My Birthday Bonus Offers in 2018


Marketers rarely let an opportunity pass them by, and when it’s your birthday, they obviously want to be the good guys. And sell you something at the same time.

Nowadays, many loyalty programs send members somethings for the birthday. Sometimes a voucher, sometimes a bonus offer. Whatever it is, it is usually something to try an open your wallet and send some money their way.

So, to cut to the chase, my birthday falls in May. Given that, I though I might compile a list of offers that I was made this year.

So without further ado, here are the travel loyalty offers I received this year.


Of all the programs, Qantas gave the widest variety of offers. Offers were:

  • Triple Points on Qantas Flights.
  • $30 off Qantas Hotel Booking voucher
  • Double Points at Qantas Restaurants
  • $25 off Epiqure Wines

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has 1,000 Enrich Points up for grabs. I just needed to book and fly on a Malaysia Airlines service sometime during May.

Malaysia Airlines Birthday Offer

Unfortunately, due to timing, I was unable to take advantage of this offer.

IHG Rewards

Some people have reported getting bonus points just because it was their birthday. Not for me – my birthday gift came as part of the Accelerate promotion, and I had to actually stay to get the bonus.

No biggie, I’ve completed the task, and the points are safely in my account.

IHG Rewards Birthday Bonus

Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards gave an offer of a Free Elite Night Credit. This is not a free night, it is simply a credit that can reduce the number of nights you need to stay by one.

Marriott Free Elite Night Credit

A straightforward process. Click on the link, follow the instructions, and a day later my Elite Night tally had gone up by one.

Final Words

Interestingly, they all do their own thing. Each offer was unique to the program. Which, of course, makes things interesting – and difficult to compare.

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About Author

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.