Whoever said the best things in life are free may have been right. Today brings yet another day with excellent news and opportunity to collect extra miles, earn status faster, get free hotel stays and maximize your travel. Here are the most important opportunities to take advantage of today…

1,000 Free Marriott Nights Giveaway…

Marriott are promotion their partnership with credit card partner Chase. Without signing up for their card, you can take advantage of their heavy promotion by registering for a chance to win one of 1,000 free nights being given away. You can enter by simply signing up for a free Marriott Rewards account (if you don’t already have one) and then filling out the short entry. It’s 1,000 free nights, which means someone doesn’t have to win, many people do. Let’s hope it’s you. Enter HERE.

Virgin America 50% Bonus On Status Points + Miles…

Virgin America is getting aggressive, trying to retain customers by making loyalty more achievable, points more valuable and rewards easier to attain. Sounds smart. In their latest charm offensive they’re offering a 50% bonus on status points and miles on select (mostly transcontinental) routes in the US. Most Virgin America members typically receive 5 miles or points per dollar spent. In the promotion you’ll receive 7.5. Easy enough. You’ll need to register HERE to grab your bonus points!

New Starwood Promotion. Many Ways To Earn…

Starwood has a solid new promotion coming out today offering three opportunities to earn bonuses on their extremely valuable points. You’ll earn 3x points on all Sheraton stays of two nights or more, double points on all stays of two nights or more on all brands and 1,000 bonus points if you stay two or more nights with a Friday or Saturday night included in your stay. You can register for the promo HERE. If it’s not taking registration when you click over, click back later today. Enjoy the points!

Amex Offering 30% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic 

Though this is perhaps a US only bonus, which would annoy many UK flyers, Amex are offering a 30% bonus on all transfers to Virgin Atlantic. In general Virgin Atlantic is not the best transfer partner because of the extortionate taxes and fees they add onto awards, but if you are looking to fly their awesome Upper Class cabin it’s a good value. In the promotion 10,000 Amex points would become 13,000 Virgin Atlantic miles. You can transfer however many miles you wish.