Friday, August 9, 2013

Aug 9 Update: The CIBC/Aeroplan/TD speculation and positioning continues, Air Miles Shops bonus, 250 Free Flying Club miles

First things first: Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife!!

Second, here is what's happening in the world of Rewards Canada:

News, Tips & Tricks

The big news in the Canadian loyalty space continues to be speculation on what is going to happen today with the whole CIBC/Aeroplan/TD love triangle. RBC sent out a press release stating that they believe their RBC Avion card will be the big winner when and if the change to TD happens. The Montreal Gazette ran a piece this morning about while other media outlets will likely have coverage today as well. I don't think we'll here anything until late tonight but more than likely earyl next week. Stay tuned though as we here at Rewards Canada will keep you up to date on this story.

With Back to School shopping now on many peoples minds check out some of the online shopping bonus offers below, in particular the Air Miles shops bonus and the free miles from Virgin Atlantic.

Travel Deals
is offering $5 off per day, up to $25, on Weekend or Weekly Rentals of Economy – Full-Size vehicles or Small SUV at participating Hertz airport and off airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico, excluding NY Metro, Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket locations. Simply add PC# 190164 to your rentals through 9/30/13 at

Bonus Offers

Air Miles Rewards Miles
15X Air Miles Reward Miles on qualifying purchases of $20 CDN or more, excluding shipping, duty and taxes, made in a single transaction plus earn 100 Bonus Air Miles Reward Miles when you make a single qualifying online purchase of $50 CDN or more excluding shipping, duty and taxes. More... Until Sep 9, 13

airBaltic BalticMiles (on only)
- Double BalticMiles Points for stays at the Dome Hotel & Spa. More... Until Nov 30, 13
- Double BalticMiles Points for stays at the Vihula Manor Country Club & Spa. More... Until Sep 30, 13

airberlin topbonus
- Double topbonus Miles and 2 free days on 7 day Hertz rentals Worldwide (Book 7 pay for 5) More... Until Sep 30, 13

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the BEST WESTERN Hamilton Lakeside Motel More... Until ?

Delta SkyMiles
- Triple SkyMiles for early booking stays at one of over 2,600 Le Club Accorhotels worldwide. More... Booking Book by Sep 2 for stays until Oct 2, 13
- Earn up to 4,500 SkyMiles for stays at the Langham Place, Fifth Avenue New York. More... Until Sep 2, 13
- Earn up to 2,500 Bonus SkyMiles when you shop online via SkyMiles shopping. More... Until Aug 31, 13

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles (on only)
- 1,000 Bonus HawaiianMiles per stay at any Red Lion Hotel. More... Until Dec 30, 13
- 200 HawaiianMiles per day and save up to 35% on any rental at participating airport and off airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. More... Until Dec 31, 13

JetBlue TrueBlue (on only)
3,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points on your first booking with RocketMiles service when you choose JetBlue as preferred earning partner. - More... Book by Sep 6 for stays unitl Dec 31, 13

Miles & More
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at any Best Western Hotel in Italy. More... Sep 1 - Oct 31, 13
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca, Rome, Baku, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Shanghai. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Radisson Blu or Park Plaza Hotels. More... Until Aug 31, 13
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at participating Steigenberger Hotels. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on only)
- Double Rapid Rewards Points for qualifying stays at the Bellagio, ARIA, Vdara, The Mirage, or Luxor. More... Book by Sep 8 for stays Aug 25 - Oct 3, 13
- Earn up to 12,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points when you purchase Marriott Gift Cards online. More... Until Sep 26, 13
- Earn up to 800 Rapid Rewards points when you shop online via Rapid Rewards Shopping. More... Until Aug 28, 13
- Triple Rapid Rewards Points and save up to 30% on qualifying National® rentals of a midsize vehicle or larger for two days or longer at any participating location in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Nov 15, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel when you stay in a Club Room. More... Until ?

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 250 Bonus Flying Club Miles when you download the Download the ShopsAway toolbar. More... Until ?

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