Free Accor A Club Platinum Status

View From The Wing pointed out today that Accor Hotels A Club Platinum Status is back. The offer is “targeted” but there doesn’t seem to be anything stopping non-targeted people from signing up. By signing up for this offer, you will get Accor Platinum Status for free!


As I had pointed out last time this offer was available, even if you don’t ever plan on staying at Accor Hotels in the future, these types of free offers are great for doing status matches to programs that you do stay at like Marriott & Starwood!




Targeted: AA Double Miles + Fast Track Elite Status

A FFU reader sent me this tip today, so I thought I’d share.

It looks like American Airlines has sent a targeted promotion to some people with an offer for Double Miles and fast track Elite Status.

Fly 10,000 miles for Platinum Status and 25,000 for Executive Platinum status.

The email clearly says that it is targeted but I tried using the code and I got a confirmation that I was registered so we will see.

Simply go to AA Offers and enter promo code HVCAA

The Email:

“At American Airlines, we value your business and want to see more  of you. That’s why we’re offering two exciting promotions, exclusively for you.

First, you can earn double American Airlines AAdvantage® miles on all purchased, published fares for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection® carrier between February 8, 2012 and  May 31, 2012.

Second, we’re offering you the opportunity to qualify for AAdvantage Platinum® or even AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status at an accelerated rate.

Between February 8, 2012 and May 31, 2012, simply fly the required number of base miles as outlined below on American Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection carrier. Elite-status membership earned through this special promotion will be valid through February 28, 2013.

We know you’ll appreciate the unique privileges of AAdvantage Platinum or AAdvantage Executive Platinum status, including:

AAdvantage Platinum
• 72 hour upgrade window
• 100% mileage bonus on select elite-qualifying flights
• Priority Baggage Delivery

AAdvantage Executive Platinum
• Unlimited complimentary upgrades confirmed at 100 hours pior to departure (subject to availability)**
• Eight (8) one-way Systemwide Upgrades+
• Expanded MileSAAver® award availability for you and one companion
• Waived ticketing service charges and AAdvantage change and reinstatement charges

For complete details on all AAdvantage elite-status benefits, visit

Simply click the button below to login and register for this promotion using the Promotion Code HVCAA prior to travel and by 11:59pm CT on February 29, 2012.

This is an exclusive offer only for members who receive this email from American Airlines and register online to participate

Bottom Line:

Since it is free to sign up and the offer seems to be working at the moment, there is no harm in at least signing up. If this offer is in fact valid, it is a fairly lucrative offer because to normally earn this status it would take almost 50,000 or 100,000 depending on the level. Just for the benefits that come with this status, it would almost make sense to do a mileage run to take advantage of this promotion.


Free Hilton HHonors Gold Status Still Live

I am honestly surprised that Hilton hasn’t pulled this promo yet but Online Travel Review points out that the Hilton HHonors which I posted about here is still working!

Besides getting an Elite earning bonus, you also get FREE BREAKFAST & FREE INTERNET!

These are the two most important things in my book, as I can’t stand luxury hotels that nickel and dime you for internet access when Holiday Inn gives you free internet and a free Continental Breakfast!

This Gold status also applies to reward stays!

As I also pointed out earlier, you may be able to use this status to get a status match at other hotels.