Hat tip to Doctor of Credit who posted about Groupon introducing a new loyalty program. Through the program you can earn miles with Groupon on various airlines or choose to earn hotel loyalty points instead.
To kick off the program, they are offering a one-time bonus when you sign up for the program (it’s completely free) and make a $30 Groupon Local purchase. You can earn a bonus 1,000 airline miles or 2,000 hotel points PLUS additional points per dollar as noted below. I did not see an end date for this offer.
Participating airlines include:
Participating hotel loyalty programs include:
- IHG Rewards (Holiday Inn, EVEN, InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, etc.)
- Choice Privileges Rewards
- La Quinta Returns
Here is the breakdown on what you can earn for airlines aside from the initial bonus:
- Local – 5 miles per dollar spent
- Getaways – 4 miles per dollar spent
- Goods – 3 miles per dollar spent
Here is the breakdown on what you can earn for hotels aside from the initial bonus:
- Local – 10 points per dollar spent
- Getaways – 8 points per dollar spent
- Goods – 6 points per dollar spent
How to Sign up for the Groupon Loyalty Program
Visit www.groupon.com/programs/loyalty and sign into your Groupon account or create one if you don’t have one. From there, you’ll select from which program you’d like to earn miles or points. I chose American. Then, they will give you a promo code (AMERICAN for American) that you’ll need to remember to enter at check-out in order to get your miles and points.
They say to allow up to eight weeks for the points to credit your loyalty account. Groupon also says they plan to add additional hotel or airline brands in the future.
Honestly, I had not used Groupon in ages but when I went to look at what they had, there was a good selection of local items. This is a pretty good deal, as I’m sure there’s a Groupon I can purchase that will save me money versus what I would have been spending anyway at a local restaurant or attraction.
What do you think of the new program? Will you sign up.
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