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Friday, November 23, 2012

Nov 23 Update: Emirates sale out of YYZ/SEA, free Accor Platinum Status, 500 AAdvantage Miles on Avis Rentals

End of the week brings a nice mix of news and bonuses to the Great White North:

News, Tips & Tricks
There is another instant/free Accor Platinum Status offer floating around when you register your Le Club number or join Le Club via this link. These Accor Platinum offers tend to be pulled pretty quick so be sure to sign up for it ASAP. If and when you get your status don't forget to use it for a status match from Best Western and possibly even Carlson Hotels Club Carlson.

If you are planning any travels to Seoul check out my City Bonus Highlight for ICN over on the Frequent Flyer Bonuses blog.

Avianca TACA's LifeMiles (one of the best programs for Star Alliance redemptions) is offering double LifeMiles for purchases made via their online shopping mile until November 26. More details can be found here

In cased you missed it yesterday, I'm giving away a $100 credit to which is good for $100 worth of gift cards. You can read the review of their reward program here or follow these instructions to enter:
1. Follow @RewardsCanada on Twitter 

2. Visit and find a gift card you think you would use the credit on

3. Tweet us the card you would pick, include @RewardsCanada @CardSwap and Hash tag #rewardscanada in your tweet 

Copy, paste and complete this to make it easier:

@RewardsCanada @CardSwap I would choose the (INSERT MERCHANT NAME) Gift Card #rewardscanada 4. Wait to see if you are chosen as a winner


Don't forget that tomorrow is Tangerine Saturday where all CIBC Aeroplan Cardholders will earn double miles on all eligible retail purchases. If you are doing online shopping via the Aeroplan eStore, make sure you do it this day to earn the double miles plus register via the Aeroplan Facebook page to earn 5x the Aeroplan miles if you shop at four or more retailers. So technically speaking you can earn 7x the Aeroplan Miles per dollar spent (depending on the online retailer)

And also don't forget that today only you can earn3x the Aeroplan miles for all eligible purchases made at

Travel Deals

Emirates is offering a savings of CAD 150 off round-trip Economy Class fares via Seattle (SEA) and savings of 25% off on Business / First Class via Seattle and Toronto (YYZ). Fares must be booked by Dec 2 for travel January 13 - May 9, 2013. Visit for more details. These fares are eligible for any Miles Accelerator offers that are available (totally free bonus miles irregardless the fare you pay). At the time of posting these are the current offers (please remember EK's Miles Acc. offers are dynamic and tend to change as each new month approaches):

Toronto - Dubai
4,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in Business Class for Jan/Feb
4,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in Economy Class for May

Seattle - Dubai
16,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in First Class, 8,000 in Business Class for February
16,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in First Class, 10,000 in Business Class for February
14,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in First Class for March
14,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in First Class, 4,000 in Business Class for April
6,000 Bonus Skyward Miles in First Class for May

Bonus Offers
American AAdvantage
- 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on rentals of 3+ consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Mexico the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Dec 31, 12

Avianca TACA LifeMiles:
- Double LifeMiles on purchases over US$50 made via the LifeMiles e-Store. More... Until Nov 26, 12

Le Club Accorhotels
- 5x Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any one of 18 ibis hotels, ibis Styles and ibis budget hotels in Indonesia. More... Until Dec 31, 12
- 300 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Cheras and the Ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Busines Park. More... Book by Nov 30 for stays until Dec 31, 12
- 1,000 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor hotels in the Middle East. More... Until Jan 16, 13
- Free Platinum Status when you register your Le Club number or join Le Club via this link (these usually don't last so sign up ASAP) More...

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles for Austrian Airlines flights between Vienna and Chicago. More... May 17 - Jul ?, 13
- Double Miles & More Miles when you fly on Brussels Airlines between Brussels and Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Malaga. More... Until Jan 31, 13

Virgin America Elevate
(on only)
- Double Elevate Points on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating Hertz airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada. More... Until Jul 31, 13


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