The days of mattress-run worthy hotel promotions are long gone. Not since Club Carlson’s 50k summer promos has anything been worth writing about. Still, every once in a while a gem comes along, like Ritz Carlton’s current promotion.
Stay twice at a participating Ritz Carlton property between July 1-October 13, 2013 and receive a free night at a Category 1-3 property. Participants must register for the promotion by September 30, 2013, and can earn up to 2 free nights.
The terms define a stay as “consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity.” So, no sweet talking the front desk into letting you check in/out without switching rooms. Not that you should try something like that at a Ritz Carlton to begin with!
The terms also state that this is a targeted offer, though “new members who were not previously members of the Marriott Rewards program are eligible to receive this offer.”
The following properties are excluded from this promotion: The Ritz - Carlton, Millennia Singapore; Ritz - Carlton, Montreal; Phulay Bay; Dorado Beach; The Ritz - Carlton Destination Club; The Ritz - Carlton Residences; and partner hotels.
Citi Prestige® Card
- Annual Fee: $450 fee
- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Bank
The increase to 50,000 ThankYou points for the Citi Prestige card may be a signal that Citi wants back in the game, big time. The sign-up bonus has just been increased to 50K points from the previous 30K offer. An added benefit is a $250 annual air travel credit each calendar year -- so, if you sign up in April, you'll receive the credit this year, and again in January of next year -- which more than covers the $450 first year fee. When you add in lounge access for you and up to two of your guests, you’ve added another $400+ in value. One more benefit worth mentioning is the fourth night free for any four-night hotel stay booked through Wagonlit Travel. And lastly is the $100 statement credit when you sign up for Global Entry and pay for it using the Prestige card. Don’t forget the ever-growing number of airline transfer partners that work with the ThankYou points program.
- $250 Air Travel Credit each year
- Complimentary 4th Night for any hotel stay
- Earn 50,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after $3,000 in purchases made with your card in the first 3 months the account is open.
- Points are redeemable for an $800 flight on American Airlines or US Airways®, a $665 flight on any other airline or $500 in gift cards.
- Transfer points to a variety of travel loyalty programs from airlines to hotels.
- Earn 3x points on Air Travel and Hotels
- Earn 2x points on Dining at Restaurants and Entertainment
- 1 ThankYou® Point per $1 spent on other purchases