Pixie’s Picks: free hotel b-day night, $50 Best Western gift card, 500 Virgin miles, free hotel points!

I am on vacation in Palm Springs right now, so I haven’t been online much; instead I’ve been soaking up the sun (it’s HOT!) and enjoying poolside beverages and conversation with some good friends. However, there were a few great little deals around the web that caught my eye. In case you’ve missed any of these, here are a few goodies and freebies that might add a few miles to your accounts or cash to your wallet:

1. 500 free Virgin Atlantic miles

You can get 500 Virgin Atlantic Miles for free when you download their Mile Finder shopping portal toolbar by May 14, 2014.

Virgin Atlantic miles expire if you don’t earn or use miles in 36 months, so taking advantage of this deal is a good way to keep your Virgin Atlantic miles active another 3 years.

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Tip: download the toolbar on a browser that you don’t really use. That way, it won’t slow down your computer and you won’t have to worry that “they” are collecting any personal information about you and your shopping preferences, etc.

Miles should show up in 48 hours. Note that Virgin reserves the right to remove the download bonus of 500 miles if you uninstall the Mile Finder – another reason to simply install it on a browser you don’t use, then just leave it alone.

2. 12,000 free MeliáRewards points + a free night for your birthday

MeliáRewards, a hotel loyalty program based in Europe, is giving out 12,000 free points for opening a new account. The way it works is that you sign up for the program and get 2,000 points as a welcome gift. Then they give you an additional 10,000 bonus points.

While the terms state that you need to book a stay by April 30, some people are reporting that their accounts show that points will expire on April 30, 2015.

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Once you are a member of MeliáRewards, they will send you an email certificate good for a “buy one get one free” night for your birthday.

A nice perk!

3. Get a $50 gift card when you stay twice at Best Western.

This is perfect for those little spring road trips or long weekends!

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You can sign up for an account here if you aren’t already a member. Then you can register for the promo here.

The gift card is good until September 1, 2014.

Okay, that’s it for now! I’m heading back to the pool for more fun in the sun.

Hope some of you could use these deals. I’ll keep my eye out for more, and post when I see another batch of good ones!



  1. I dont know where Best Western hired their Loyalty manager from? They always come up with lousy promotions.

    Two stays to get a Giftcard for $50 which can be used only within the next 4 or 5 months. And this $50 cannot be used for discounted online rates. This can be used only for rack rates. This makes this promotion laugh-worthy.


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