Monday, July 16, 2012

Rewards Canada Daily Update: July 16, 2012

News, Tips & Tricks
I hope everyone had a great weekend! On the news front I have seen from some of the U.S. frequent flyer blogs that the Bank of America Alaska Airline's credit cards in the U.S. will limit the $99 companion fare to coach class tickets only. I have not heard anything about the Canadian version of the card but would assume the same rules will apply. I have sent an email off to my contact at Mileage Plan to confirm. I will let you all know once he responds.

The news I broke to Canada about the changes to Capital One Delta SkyMiles MasterCard have become official this week as I got an email from Delta promoting the enhancements to the card. To see the what is offered see my post announcing the changes.

Finally check out the Iberia Plus offer below for 2,500 free Avios for getting your children to join their new Iberia Plus Kids program. While 2,500 Avios may not be much especially with the Iberia Plus program, you can transfer those points to British Airways Executive Club after those points have been in your kids Iberia account for 90 days. Of course, once those points are in your child's BA account you can create a household account where all the Avios points are shared by that family. So if you have a lot of kids (just think of 19 kids and counting or is it 20 now? ) this can be a good way to rack up a lot of free Avios points! Now, the sign up process is a bit convoluted in that you have to fill out a form and send it in via email, fax or post along with copies of your child(s) passport. But if you have 4 kids you can get 10,000 Avios which is enough for an award ticket between Toronto and New York once those miles are in your BA household account.


Travel Deals
Travelling to Asia this summer? You can get breakfast for 2 + late checkout or up to 25% off for stays at select W Hotels in Asia. More... .Book by Jul 31 for stays until Aug 31, 12

Air France and KLM  have launced a new seat sale for travel this fall and winter. Fall travel runs as low as $869 all in and goes down to as low as $769 for winter travel. To take advantage of these fares, tickets must be booked by July 25 at AirFrance.ca or KLM.com

Bonus Offers
Hyatt Gold Passport
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays on any eligible rate at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. More...Sep 1 - Dec 31, 12

Iberia Plus
- 2,500 Bonus Avios Points when you register your children for the Iberia Plus Kids Program. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Earn up to Triple Avios Points for stays at participating Melia Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays of 3+ nights at the Hotel Jerez & Spa, Hotel Villa Jerez & Hotel Guadacorte Park. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at the Beatriz Toledo Auditorium & Spa and Beatriz Atlantis & Spa. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Triple Avios Points for stays at the Beatriz Albacete & Spa and Beatriz Rey Don Jaime. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for stays at participating Abba Hotels in Europe. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for all Europcar rentals Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12
- Double Avios Points for all Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 12

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays on a Pride package at the W San Francisco. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the W Doha Hotel & Residences. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- Breakfast for 2 + late checkout or up to 25% off for stays at select W Hotels in Asia. More... .Book by Jul 31 for stays until Aug 31, 12

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2 comments:

  1. I can confirm that the Alaska companion ticket for the Canadian AS Mastercard has suffered the same fate as the US VISA. I received the letter on Thursday. I cancelled my card on Friday.

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    1. @Barry
      Thanks for the confirmation!

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