Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 7 Update: 2 New Travel Credit Cards, Aeroplan bonus for new Delta Privilege members, Voila Hotel Rewards systemwide bonus

Here is what Tuesday offers of up in the world of travel rewards in Canada!

News, Tips & Tricks

A couple of new travel rewards credit cards are out now in the Canadian market:

Thanks to long time Rewards Canada reader Jean-Pierre H. for letting me know about the BMO® IGA AIR MILES®† MasterCard® for residents in Quebec. The primary features of the card are:
  • 2 AIR MILES reward miles for every $20 spent at IGA
  • 1.25 AIR MILES reward miles for every $20 spent at Shell service stations
  • 1 AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 spent everywhere else
  • Plus, get a Welcome Bonus of 140 AIR MILES reward miles with your first card purchase2.
  • Enjoy all of this for NO ANNUAL FEE5.
  • Automatic AIR MILES GOLD cardholder status for the first year you have the card6.
  • 2 AIR MILES reward miles for every $35 spent on your card at a Club Voyages®◊ agencies

The other card is an enhancement to an existing card and that is the new CUETS CHOICE REWARDS® World Elite® MasterCard®. From what I can tell it slightly enhances the offering of the already great CUETS Platinum Class MasterCard. The enhancements are that you redeem via the Choice Rewards program rather than the Platinum Class program (from what I can tell the value of your points is exactly the same) plus the addition of Price Protection and Concierge Services seen with most World Elite MasterCards. Finally it appears the limit of 400,000 points per year seen on the Platinum Class card are gone with this card

I will be adding these two cards to Rewards Canada credit card comparison charts and of course they will be in the running for our 5th Annual Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card feature!

Just in time for gardening and renovation season comes another short term Aeroplan bonus. This time its for shopping at Home Hardware, members can earn 3x the miles on Home Hardware purchases from May 8 to 18.  Full details

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you join Delta Privilege and complete stays at Delta Hotels and Resorts across Canada. More... Until Aug 31, 13 Valid for new Delta Privilege Members only

British Airways Executive Club

- 1,000 Bonus Avios for Avis rentals from London Heathrow's Terminal 5. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Stash Hotel Rewards
- 500 Bonus Stash Rewards Points for stays at the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Naples, FL. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays Jun 1 - Sep 30 , 13
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays on the Cruise Control Package & more at The James Chicago Chicago, IL. More... Until May 31 , 13
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 4 or more nights at Hotel at WaterWalk Wichita, KS. More... Until May 31 , 13

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles on rentals of three or more days at participating Hertz locations Worldwide. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Dec 13, 13

Voila Hotel Rewards
- 50% Bonus VHR Points for stays at any VOILĂ€ network hotels Worldwide. . More... Until Jul 31, 13

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