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Miles & Points: The Week’s Best Frequent Flyer Deals

Following is our regular summary of the top travel stories and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

The Year in Review: Top 10 Reader Favorites for 2012

Of Tim Winship’s almost 1,000 posts, here are the 10 stories readers turned to most often, including some surprises.

Buy More, Get More Virgin America Points

Through January 31, members of Virgin America’s Elevate program can earn up to 50 percent more points when purchasing direct from the airline. Deal or no deal?

Bonus Southwest Points for Best Western Stays

Between December 20, 2012, and January 31, 2013, Best Western Rewards members can earn 600 Southwest Rapid Rewards bonus points for one Best Western stay.

United Cuts Elite Miles for Partner Flights

Without notice, United has cut back the elite-mile bonus for premium flights on 18 Star Alliance partner airlines.

For a Price, American Elites Can Extend Status

Through May 15, American AAdvantage members who had elite ststus during 2012 but failed to requalify for 2013 may pay to have their status reinstated.

Hilton Begins 2013 with Double Points, Miles

Between January 7 and March 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn double points or double miles for stays at participating Hilton family hotels.

Win a Trip for Four to the Super Bowl

Enter the Bud Light “Super Bowl Experience” sweepstakes by January 21 for a chance to win one of five trips for four to New Orleans to watch Super Bowl XLVII.

Somebody has to win, right? Might as well be you.

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