First up, what an amazing response to the Points community meetups! The Sydney event sold out in about 10 hours – thats ridiculous. Melbourne is coming along too. Can’t wait to meet those coming in a few weeks time.

Otherwise, there’s not been too much activity over the last couple of weeks in the world of points – here’s the roundup of the content and promotions that caught my eye.

AusBT’s Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold Status Guide

Qantas Gold is most definitely the sweet spot of the Qantas Frequent Flyer status family, offering lounge access, the ability to skip the worst queues, and decent priority seating access too. AusBT’s guide takes you through the details.

Creditflyer’s take on the American Express Business Accelerator card

Credit Flyer seems newly launched, and is cranking out some good content, picking up that the American Express Business Accelerator is the highest earning Membership Rewards card for the first $50,000 you spend each year, earning 2 points per $ – then coming down to 1 point per $ after.

InterContinental offering a 25% discount on bookings for Ambassador Members

For bookings made until 14th December, for stays up to 28th February. The promo page doesn’t list the discount, but it is 25% off for paid up Ambassador members, but unfortunately can’t be combined with an Ambassador weekend night certificate.

iSelect offering double Qantas points on Health insurance

Up to 2 points per $ spent, from the usual 1 point per $. I’ve had mixed results from iSelect – with a gas and electric quote earlier this year, they removed some of the more affordable and lower products from their comparison, so do check direct with the supplier against iSelect’s quote to be sure you’re not missing anything.

Starwood Discounted Resort Redemptions — 35% off the SPG standard rates at some select resorts

Starwood’s is running an ongoing promotion for 35% off select resort free night redemptions. One Mile at a Time has the full overview, and the included resorts include W Retreat’s in The Maldives and Koh Samui, along with Le Meridien Bora Bora and some others. This isn’t new, but worth checking if you’ve got a stash of Starwood points.

Link roundup for October 27th – 25% Intercon Ambassador discount, double Qantas points with iSelect and more was last modified: October 28th, 2014 by Keith