Friday, May 27, 2016

Last Day to get up to 30,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

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Today is the last day to take advantage of this offer!

Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and a 100% rebate off your first year annual fee when you apply for and receive the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card.  15,000 Bonus miles awarded on first purchase, 10,000 after 90 days and 5,000 for adding an authorized user. Full details Apply by May 27, 16

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card
• Receive a Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan Miles with  your first Purchase
• You could receive another 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you keep your Account open and active for 90 days after Account approval                                            
• In addition, you could receive 5,000 Aeroplan Miles when you add an Authorized User to your Account by May 27 (Authorized User must call and activate their Card by July 15, 2016)                                                       
• Annual Fee Rebate for the first year(Primary Cardholder only) – that’s $120 in savings!
• Offer Valid until May 27, 2016
• Earn 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery, drugstore and aircanada.com Purchases made with your Card.
• Earn 1 mile for every $1 you spend on all other Purchases on your Card.
• Earn miles twice when you pay with your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and with 100 online retailers
• Your Aeroplan miles will not expire as long as you are a TD Aeroplan Credit Cardholder                                                                                                
• Enjoy an extensive suite of travel insurances8 for peace of mind on your next getaway.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26 Update: WestJet dollar earn rates for flying on Qantas, minimum spend increased for the Amex Gold Rewards Card, Air France Flash Sale!

News, Tips & Tricks
Earlier in the week we told you about the new WestJet and Qantas frequent flyer partnership. At the time WestJet did not have the earn details for flying on Qantas out yet. They have now been published and you can earn anywhere from 3 to 22 WestJet dollars on Qantas flights. 22 WestJet dollarsmay not seem like a lot for flying Qantas first class over 4,000 miles but if you are someone who doens't fly on Qantas frequently but do on WestJet then it probably makes sense to credit to WestJet Rewards. If you are frequent traveller on Qantas then you are better off crediting to QFF (including your WestJet flights). Simply frequent flyer program knowledge here. Here is the complete earn chart:


We hate seeing changes like this but American Express has changed the minimum spend requirement on the American Express Gold Rewards Card. The card which is ranked #1 overall by Rewards Canada now requires $1,500 in spending in the first three months versus the old $500 to earn the 25,000 Membership Rewards points. Not a good change but overall this card is still the strongest most flexible card in Canada. Most people shouldn't have a problem putting $500 per month on the card for those first three months to get the bonus and remember it has no annual fee in the first year.

As of June 1st the number of Aeroplan miles you earn for flying on Turkish Airlines is changing in select fare classes. (Source Aeroplan)
1. Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 125% in new booking class Z.
2. Effective for travel June 1, 2016, booking class U will no longer be eligible for accumulation. Earn 110% until May 31, 2016.
3. Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 100% in booking class A. Earn 110% until May 31, 2016.
4. Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 70% in booking class O. Earn 110% until May 31,  2016.
5. Effective for travel June 1, 2016, earn 25% in new booking class V. 

Air Canada Maple Leaf lounge memberships are on sale until June 9th. You can save 10% off the regular price if you buy or renew by that date. Find out more here.


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Travel Deals
Air France
has a Flash Sale running for departures from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to France. Fares start as low as $679 for travel until the end of June. Simply book by May 31.
Book online at airfrance.ca

Air Canada has teamed up with Travel Alberta to offer 25% off Tango fares for anyone wanting to fly to Alberta (Is our economy hurting that much here??) Book by May 28 for travel June 1 - September 6th. Great deal for summer travel! Find out more here.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 3,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you rent a vehicle for 5 or more days at participating Hertz locations in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. More... Until Aug 31, 16
- 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you rent a vehicle for 28 days or more at Hertz in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S.. More... Until Aug 31, 16

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you fly on American Airlines between Los Angeles and Auckland. More... Register by Oct 31 for travel Aug 15 - Oct 31, 16

Copa ConnectMiles
- Double ConnectMiles on all Copa Airlines flights if you complete flight to 2 out of 3 of their new cities: Holguin, Chiclayo, or Rosario.  More... Fly to 2 of cities until Aug 31, double miles on flights Sep 15 - Oct 31, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- 300 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 2 or more nights at ibis hotels of Belgium, The Netherlands and the Luxembourg. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays Jun 1 - Aug 31, 16
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Novotel New York Times Square or the Sofitel New York. More... Until Aug 31, 16

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two nights or more Friday - Monday at the Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel. More... Until Aug 5, 16



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British Airways Executive Club: Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Avios for flights between Canada and the U.K. or Europe


Hallelujah it is finally here. Just like their partners American Airlines, Finnair & Iberia, British Airways has now launched their transatlantic flight bonus for those of us here in Canada. Same promo as the others only different in that it will earn Avios in British Airways Executive Club. Happy earning!!!

Offer details:
Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Avios when you fly American, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia or OpenSkies between the U.S. or Canada and U.K. or Europe. Bonus can be earned a maximum of two times.  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jul 31, 16

Bonus Avios earned for one round trip transatlantic flight
Cabin Bonus Avios
First/business class 25,000                      
Premium economy or full-fare economy 15,000                      
Economy (selected) 2,000               

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25 Update: Marriott Rewards testing non-stay points earning, WestJet & Qantas expand relationship, 8 new bonuses

News, Tips & Tricks
United Airlines
is dropping service on the following Canadian routes: Edmonton to Chicago & San Francisco; London to Chicago and Montreal to Houston. (Source Airlineroute.net)

Marriott Rewards is now testing non-stay points earning for dining/drinking at their hotel restaurant and bars. This is similar to what SPG already has so this could be seen as another sign of Marriott Rewards adapting to appease SPG members when the time comes for the two programs to merge. The program is being tested at 21 hotels in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area and we would assume it will be expanded after this pilot project. (Source USA Today)

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Bonus Offers
airberlon topbonus
- Double topbonus miles when you fly airberlin between the U.S. and Germany. More... Register and book by May 31 for flights until Jun 30, 16
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus topbonus Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia. More... Until Aug 31, 16

Hilton HHonors
- Earn 50,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you stay four nights or more in 90 days at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone Until Jul 10, 16

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Triple JPMiles for stays at over 2,800 Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Jun 13 - Aug 31, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Mercure hotels in Spain & Portugal. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays Jun 15 - Aug 31, 16

Marriott Rewards
- Earn up to 12,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Sep 5, 16

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 35% Discount when you buy Starpoints online - Valid only for SPG Credit Card Holders. More... Until Jun 3, 16

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles when you stay a minimum of two nights at PortoBay Hotels in Brazil. More... Until Jul 31, 16


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WestJet, Qantas unveil reciprocal frequent flyer agreement

Exciting news from WestJet today that we hinted at sometime ago! WestJest and Qantas announced an expansion to their partnership by offering reciprocal frequent flyer benefits. WestJet Rewards members can immediately earn WestJet dollars when flying on Qantas and in 2017 will be able to redeem dollars for Qantas! The same goes for Qantas Frequent Flyer members who immediately can earn QFF Points on WestJet flights and can already redeem points for Qantas code share flights flown by WestJet! This is exactly what WestJet needed to do to further grow their program into a true frequent flyer program and has just added value to WestJet Rewards!

WestJet, Qantas unveil reciprocal frequent flyer agreement
Agreement expands on existing code-share relationship

CALGARY, May 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Today WestJet and Qantas Airways (Qantas) announced a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement where members of the airlines' frequent flyer programs can earn their choice of WestJet dollars or Qantas Points when travelling on flights of either airline. This agreement expands on the existing code-share relationship between Qantas and WestJet announced in 2014.

"We are thrilled to team up with Qantas to bring significant benefit to guests of both airlines," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "We are confident that our members are going to love earning WestJet dollars while flying on the Qantas global network, and we are equally excited to welcome Qantas frequent flyers aboard and offer them a new opportunity to earn Qantas Points everywhere WestJet flies.

"This will be a significant improvement to our reward program value proposition," Cummings continued. "Our research showed that global travel is a significant aspirational attribute that our program needs. We have come a long way with our rewards program and airline partnerships since launching in 2010, and will continue to add value to our guests through these vehicles going forward. Adding these capabilities to our rewards program and working with our airline partners are all part of our long-term strategic plan."

Effective May 24, 2016 Qantas Frequent Flyers can also redeem Qantas Points on Qantas code-share flights operated by WestJet, giving Qantas Frequent Flyers access to numerous WestJet destinations throughout Canada and the USA when connecting to or from a Qantas international service. WestJet and Qantas are currently working on plans to introduce fully reciprocal redemption for both airlines in 2017, so WestJet members will be able redeem on Qantas flights and Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to redeem on WestJet flights.

"Not surprisingly, travel is the number one interest of Qantas Frequent Flyers so we know our members will be excited about being able to earn and use their points when travelling with WestJet," said Lesley Grant, Qantas Loyalty CEO. "Qantas Frequent Flyer has more than 50 airline partners and affiliates, which gives our members access to over 1,200 destinations and this partnership with WestJet opens up even more new routes for them to fly while earning and using their Qantas Points."

Marriott Rewards 2016 Global Promotion - Earn up to 12,000 Bonus Points for stays this summer

Marriott's newest systemwide promotion was released today. It is similar in vain to MegaBonus however it appears it is only bonus points + sweepstakes entries in this version called "2016 Global Promotion" It appears that everyone gets the same base promotion of 2,000 bonus points on every stay starting with the second stay up to a maximum of 10,000 bonus points. It then appears that certain members will get an additional bonus for either holding a Marriott Rewards Credit Card or being active in RewardsPlus to earn 2,000 more points on your 6th stay. The sweepstakes side will award 100,000 points to 100 members. Each stay after your register counts as an entry.
 
Offer Details:
Earn up to 12,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Earn 2,000 bonus points per stay starting with your 2nd stay. Maximum of 10,000 bonus points awarded. An additional 2,000 more points may be awarded for Marriott Credit Card or RewardsPlus members on the 6th stay. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking ( Registration is required) Until Sep 5, 16

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19 Update: Hilton lets you see what room you'll get via Google Maps plus a Hilton sale offering up to 25% off Worldwide!

News, Tips & Tricks
Hilton HHonors
has added a great new feature to their mobile app! Now via the app you'll be able to see where you room is at in the hotel via Google Maps and have the ability to change the room (subject to availability) to a better view or quieter side of the hotel you are staying at. These new feature launched just over a week ago so there is the possibility some Rewards Canada readers have already tried it out. If so we'd love to hear what you think of it by commenting below! (Source Hilton)

To select a room, Hilton HHonors members can sign into their account via their mobile device, tablet or computer beginning at 6:00 a.m. the day before a booked stay. Upon selecting their arrival time, they are shown a floor plan of the hotel with a green circle denoting available rooms. Along with the enhanced maps, guests can view photos and details of their hotel room, ensuring the room they select matches their preferences. During digital check-in, Hilton HHonors members can also request a Digital Key at participating hotels and head straight to their room upon arrival, using their smartphone as their key.


Heard this on Sirius XM Backspin yesterday:
'We ride on 747s, not DC-10s'   Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Everlasting Bass
While the 747 is many people's favourite, the DC-10 holds a special place with me as my first ever flight as a kid was on a CP Air DC-10 back in the 70's!


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Travel Deals
Hilton Hotels: Save up to 25% at over 3,800 Hilton Hotels worldwide, across all brands, when you are or become an HHonors member & book direct at Hilton.com. Book by Sept 2nd! Find out more here.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly with Air Canada during the 5th edition of the Earn Your Wings promotion. More... Valid for Air Canada Altitude members only Register and book by Jun 30 for travel until Jul 31, 16

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you apply for and receive the Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum. More... Residents of Canada only Until Jul 15, 16

Etihad Guest
- Earn up to Triple Guest Miles when you fly Etihad or Virgin Australia between Abu Dhabi and Australia or Europe More... Register and book by Jun 6 for travel Jun 2 - Nov 30, 16

Finnair Plus

- 3,000 Bonus Plus Points on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Jul 31, 16

Icelandair Saga Club
- Double Saga Club Points when you rent with Sixt for 5 or more days in the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 16

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn Double EuroBonus Points for stays at participating Radisson Blu hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America, Quorvus Collection and Radisson RED hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. More... Jun 20 - Aug 14, 16
- Earn up to 7,000 Bonus EuroBonus Points for Avis rentals of 7 or more days in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA and Canada. More... Book by May 31 for rentals Jun 1 - Dec 31, 16



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18 Update: Fly Air France to Lyon from Canada for only $749, RBC Cathay Pacific Visa up to 30,000 bonus miles & AC Earn Your Wings Returns

News, Tips & Tricks
All of today's news is listed below!

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Travel Deals
Air France
is offering some great fares to Lyon from all of their Canadian cities. Fly there from $749 all in. Book by May 19 for departures from Canada before June 18th, 2016 or between September 11th and October 15th, 2016.
Book online at airfrance.ca


Bonus Offers airberlin topbonus
- Earn up to 5x topbonus Miles for stays at over 5,500 Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 15, 16

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 50% Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you buy miles. More...   Until Jun 18, 16

Delta SkyMiles
- SkyMiles Award Ticket Sale - Over 8,000 routes have been discounted when you redeem SkyMiles for domestic award flights. More... Book by Jun 7, 16

Saudia Alfursan
- Triple Alfursan Miles for stays at HMH Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. More... Until Sep 30, 16
- Triple Alfursan Miles for stays at the Shangri-La Bosphorus. More... Until Aug 31, 16

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Bristol Hotel San Diego. More... Jun 1 - 30, 16
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Georgian Hotel Santa Monica. More... Until Jun 30, 16
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Hotel AbRi San Francisco. More... Until Sep 6, 16
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Inn at Saint Mary's South Bend. More... Jun 1 - 30, 16
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Whitney Hotel New Orleans. More... Book by Sep 15 for stays until Sep 30, 16
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Magnolia Hotel St. Louis. More...Until Jun 30, 16

WestJet Rewards
- 15% Bonus WestJet Dollars when your convert RBC Rewards Points  to WestJet Rewards. More... Until Jun 19, 16



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