One secret to maximizing your points and nights earning at hotels is to make sure you register for the promotions hotel loyalty programs periodically offer. Take a few minutes now to register for the following hotel promotions:
Hilton (register for Hilton HHonors here)
- Earn double Hilton points or double miles for paid stays between January 16 and March 31, 2013. Register for the promotion here.
Marriott (register for Marriott Rewards here)
- Marriott Megabonus promotion vary slightly depending on factors know only to Marriott. Sign in here and register for the promotion to see which version you're targeted for.
- Hyatt's spring promotion is for 3,000 Gold Passport points after every third stay, up to a maximum of 45,000 points (15 stays) between March 1 and May 31. Holders of the Hyatt Visa will receive a 20% bonus on their promotional points (600 extra points after every third stay). Register for the promotion here.
Starwood (register for Starwood Preferred Guest here)
- Starwood's spring promotion gives 2,000 bonus Starpoints for every 4 paid nights between January 15 and April 15, 2013, and an additional 10,000 Starpoints when you stay a total of 20 or more paid nights. Register for the promotion here.
Club Carlson (register for Club Carlson here)
- Earn triple Club Carlson points for paid stays between January 8 and March 31, 2013. Register for triple points here.
- Priority Club has a promotion for new members whereby you can earn double points or double miles, or a $50 gift certificate, on your second paid stay at all Priority Club properties except Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites, where you earn the bonus on your first paid stay. Register for Priority Club and this promotion here.
- The second current promotion offers bonus points after a certain number of paid nights between January 7 and April 30, 2013. There are several versions of this promotion, and you can choose the promotion that works best for you. Read about each version of the promotion over at Priority Club Insider, and register here.
Best Western (register for Best Western Rewards here)
- There are two Best Western promotions currently, but you can only register for one. The first, targeted offer is for one free night after one paid stay. You can attempt to register for that promotion here.
- If you're unable to register for that promotion, they have another publicly available promotion for one free night after three paid stays. If you couldn't register for the better promotion, register for this one here.