Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coming Soon: Earn Aeroplan Miles at pet stores

Soon you'll be bale to earn Aeroplan miles at PJ's Pets/Pets Unlimited. Futura Loyalty Group who runs the RESP rewards program Futura Rewards and also has a contract with Aeroplan to administer retail partners announced that you will be able to earn Aeroplan miles or Futura Rewards at PJ's/Pets Unlimted 37 locations across Canada. The official launch date however has not been announced.

Source: Colloquy

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bonus Page Updates Jul 14 - 24

I apologize to those readers who come to the blog to see what programs have new bonus offers listed as I have not kept that up on the blog, so here is a quick list of the pages that have been updated:

Jul 24
United Mileage Plus
Jul 23
Air New Zealand Airpoints | British Airways Executive Club | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards | GoldpointsPlus | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | Thai Royal Orchid | US Airways Dividend Miles
Jul 22
Aeroflot Bonus | Asiana Club | JAL Mileage Bank
Jul 21
Accor A|Club | Aerosvit Meridian | Alitalia MilleMiglia | American AAdvantage | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Hilton HHonors | Hyatt Gold Passport | Marriott Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Jul 17
Brussels Airlines Privilege | Jumeirah Sirius | Priority Club
Jul 16
Air France KLM Flying Blue | Etihad Guest
Jul 15
Air Canada Aeroplan | Continental OnePass | Egyptair Plus |Northwest WorldPerks
Jul 14
Best Western Rewards

Exclusive online sale: Summer of deals from Air Canada - Week 5

WEEK 5: Jul 27 - Aug 2

15% off all fares

Valid between Canada and South America.
Valid on AC operated flights only.
Travel completed by Dec 10, 2009.
Enter AMMFYWD1 under Promotion Code.

Discount code will be valid until Aug 2, 2009.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Aeroplan: Increased fare eligibility for Top Tier Upgrade Certificates

Air Canada/Aeroplan have for a limited time increased fare eligibility for Top Tier Upgrade Certificates. Now elite members will be able to upgrade from Tango Plus (rather then latitude) using 2009 North American Upgrade certs or 2009 System-Wide upgrade certs. This offer runs until Sept. 7, 2009.

Full Details

Monday, July 20, 2009

Exclusive online sale: Summer of deals from Air Canada - Week 4

WEEK 4: Jul 20 - Jul 26

10% off all Economy class fares
15% off all Executive class fares

Valid for within Canada.
Valid on AC operated flights only.
Travel completed by Dec 11, 2009.
Enter P6NEH3H1 under Promotion Code.

Discount code will be valid until Jul 26, 2009.

Extended to Jul 28, 2009, new code: XC4NA741, same conditions as above.

Friday, July 17, 2009

WestJet, Air France and KLM announce launch of interline relationship

Effective yesterday, the interline agreement between WestJet and Air France KLM came into effect. Both European airline will offer interline connections to WestJet's Canadian network. The interline agreement allows Air France KLM passengers to seemlessly connect to WestJet flights with one itinerary rather then two. Initially the agreement will allow for connections from Calgary to Vancouver and Edmonton as well as Vancouver to Calgary and Edmonton.

The future should bring reciprocal interlining for WestJet and the possibility of code sharing on various routes.

Source: WestJet press release

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

BMO revamps its AIR MILES MasterCard credit cards

BMO today announced some enhancements to their AIR MILES line of MasterCard credit cards that will be effective August 3. In an apparent move to compete better with many no fee credit cards and American Express, BMO has sweetened the benefits and rewards surrounding two of their rewards credit cards. For the Gold version, BMO is now offering travel insurances which previously were optional for a yearly fee and a bigger discount on AIR MILES flights. The Silver and Bronze options for the AIR MILES MasterCard appear to be rolled into one card with no fee (formerly a Bronze feature) and it earns 1 AIR MILES reward mile for each $20 spent (formerly a Silver feature)

The changes to the cards are as follows:
BMO Gold AIR MILES MasterCard
- Exclusive 25% discount on the number of AIR MILES reward miles required to fly (increased from 20%)
- Built in Collision Damage Waiver – covers damage, theft and loss-of-use of rental car
- Travel insurances: lost document and ticket replacement, lost luggage assistance etc.
- Double AIR MILES reward miles at National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car locations worldwide
- The remainder of the features remain the same (Supplementary Card fee, double AIR MILES at Shell etc.)

- No Annual Fee
- Earn 1 AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 in card purchases
- 1.5x AIR MILES reward miles at National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car locations worldwide
- The remainder of the features remain the same (free Supplementary Cards, 1.5x AIR MILES at Shell etc.)

Bonus Page Updates Jul 9, 09

Air Canada Aeroplan | Czech Airlines OK Plus | Marriott Rewards | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | TAP Portugal Victoria

- Earn 250 bonus Aeroplan miles for Hertz rentals in Canada and the U.S.
- Earn up to 6,000 bonus OK Plus miles on 8 flights in and out of Prague
- Complete update of the Marriott Rewards page with dozens of new offers
- Earm 1.000 bonus QANTAS Frequent Flyer miles for Budget rentals in Australia
- Earn double Victoria miles for Accor Hotels stays worldwide

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Exclusive online sale: Summer of deals from Air Canada - Week 3

WEEK 3: Jul 13 - Jul 19

20% off all Economy class fares
10% off all Executive First class fares

Valid between Canada and Europe.
Valid on AC operated flights only.
Travel valid for Sep 8, 2009 - Dec 15, 2009.
Enter N4B4BA31 under Promotion Code.

Discount code will be valid until Jul 19, 2009.

Book online at Air Canada

Monday, July 13, 2009

Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2009

Today on we posted our first annual picks for Canada's top travel rewards credit cards for 2009. We have combed over 35 different credit cards offering travel rewards for Canadians and of those there are a few that really stand out. While it is practically impossible to give this question a perfect one card answer, we can breakdown the market of Canadian Travel Rewards credit cards into five major categories that these cards fall into. Without further ado, here are the top travel rewards credit cards for 2009 as picked by

Top Airline Credit Card
CIBC AeroGold Visa / AeroGold Visa Infinite

Top Hybrid Travel Credit Card
Diners Club Club Rewards MasterCard

Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee)
Capital One Miles Plus Platinum MasterCard with No Hassle Rewards

Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee)
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card

Top Hotel Points Credit Card
MBNA Starwood Preferred Guest MasterCard

For the complete article, details on each card plus runners up in each category please visit the full Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card for 2009 page on the Rewards Canada website

Care to comment on our choices? Want to voice your opinion on the good and the bad of all the Travel Rewards Credit Cards in Canada. Share you views and experiences by leaving a comment below.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Brussels Airlines Privilege Members must join Miles and More by July 31 to keep miles

As part of Brussels Airlines full integration into Lufthansa's Miles and More program, Privilege members who are carrying a mileage balance must register or link their account to Miles and More by July 31 to keep ensure those miles are equally converted (they guarantee this). It is not too clear what happens if you don't do it by July 31 but it looks like they may not guarantee that some or all of your miles will convert to Miles and More.

To complete the migration by July 31 visit the following page on Brussels Airlines website:

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

WestJet adds 11 new U.S. and international destinations

From the WestJet press release:

WestJet today unveiled its largest-ever seasonal non-stop flight schedule, featuring a record eight new international destinations and three additional U.S. destinations for the winter of 2009-2010.

By late fall 2009, WestJet will operate service to 66 cities in more than 10 countries, as compared to 51 cities in eight countries one year ago.

Beginning in late fall, WestJet and WestJet Vacations will launch seasonal non-stop service to Varadero, Holguin and Cayo Coco, Cuba; Ixtapa and Cozumel, Mexico; St. Martin; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Freeport, Bahamas; Lihue (Kauai), Hawaii; Miami, Florida; and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This new schedule also includes new, year-round service between Edmonton and Yellowknife and between Calgary and San Diego. WestJet launched both routes on a seasonal basis in May.

Source: WestJet Press Release

Bonus Page Updates July 7, 09

Aerosvit Meridian | Miles and More | Northwest WorldPerks | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Starwood Preferred Guest

- Earn bonus Meridian miles between Kiev and Baku
- Earn double Miles and More miles on flights between Saarbrucken and Hamburg
- Worldperks extends UK bonus mile offer
- Earn double EuroBonus points on flights to Lapland
- Earn 1,909 bonus Starpoints for stays at the Palace Hotel San Francisco

Monday, July 6, 2009

Exclusive Online Sale: Summer of Deals from Air Canada - Week 2

WEEK 2: Jul 6 - Jul 12

15% off all fares

Valid between Canada and Sun Destinations (Caribbean and Mexico)
Valid on AC operated flights only.
All travel must be completed by Dec 10, 2009.
Enter PGUGGT21 under Promotion Code.

Discount code will be valid until Jul 12, 2009.

See week 1 offer here

Bonus Page Updates July 3, 09

Air Canada Aeroplan | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Etihad Guest | TAP Portugal Victoria

- Earn up to 5,000 bonus Aeroplan miles when converting Hotel Points to Aeroplan
- Earn double Mileage Plan miles on Alaska flights between San Jose and Austin
- Earn triple Guest miles for stays at the Desert Islands Resort and Spa Abu Dhabi
- Earn 500 bonus Victoria miles when you check in online for flights departing from Johannesburg, Maputo, Dakar, S. Tome and Bissau

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fly Canada-Germany for 35,000 Miles and More Miles

Lufthansa is offering last minute discounted reward tickets on flights from Calgary, Toronto or Montreal to Germany. The flights can be had for 35,000 Miles and More Miles (regular redemption amount is 60,000 miles). Flights must be booked by July 16 for travel up to July 20 on Lufthansa metal only. Full details

Bonus Page Updates Jul 1, 09

Priority Club | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | US Airways Dividend Miles

- Earn 10,000 bonus Priority Club points on InterContinental Hotel stays this summer
- Double QANTAS Frequent Flyer points on flights between Tamworth and Brisbane
- Double Dividend Miles on Alamo car rentals in the U.S. and Canada

Bonus Page Updates Jun 18 - 30, 09

Jun 30,09
Air Canada Aeroplan | Brussels Airlines Privilege | Continental OnePass
Jun 25, 09
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Emirates SkyWards | Mexicana Go
Jun 24, 09
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Choice Privileges | Singapore KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest |VIA Rail Preference
Jun 23, 09
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Miles and More | Pakistan Awards Plus | Turkish Miles&Smiles | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Jun 19, 09
Aerosvit Meridian | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Best Western Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Marriott Rewards | Miles and More
Jun 18, 09
Executive Hotels Executive Rewards | Hawaiian HawaiinMiles | Hyatt Gold Passport

Thursday, July 2, 2009

[DEAL GONE] bmi: Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto - Moscow C$116+taxes

Looks like a mistake fare but currently bookable on bmi, all in it is $418-$425 depending on departing city. Click below to be taken to bmi website

C$116 Montreal/Ottawa/Toronto to Moscow
Thu-Sat Departures, example Oct 22-30 works ($424 with taxes)