Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26 Update: Via Rail Preference Reward Sale, Le Club accorhotels Platinum Status Offer, IHG's The Big Win Promotion

Welcome to another short week on Rewards Canada (updates Mon-Thu only)

News, Tips & Tricks

In case you missed some of our 'late night' posts from last night: IHG has released their next systemwide promo called The Big Win and the other was news from Capital One that the Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard will now offer priority boarding on Delta and Delta Connection flights.

In other Capital One news, you may have noticed a few months ago we removed the Capital One Aspire Cash World MasterCard from our Cash Back comparison chart and also pulled our post on Making the Most of Canada's best Cash Back credit cards. That is because we had received advance notice that Capital one was going to discontinue this card and we can sadly say that it is official now.

Via Rail Preference has launched a reward ticket sale, see the bonus offers section below for details!

Air Canada will be expanding their Toronto-Sydney Nova Scotia service from summer seasonal to year roud service as of Dec 18. This good news for AC flyers in Sydney NS! (Source Airline Route Updates)

Every month there is a new Le Club accorhotels Platinum status offer that good ol' John at LoyaltyLobby posts about and this latest one also gets his credit. The link is here and remember when you sign up for this offer you have to use an email address that is not being used for a current or past Le Club accorhotels account. Also once you sign up with this link do not call customer service and ask them to join any other account you may have with them as this will get your account closed. If you have points in another account use them up and then focus on your new Platinum account. That Platinum status can also be used to get a status match with Best Western Rewards.

Reader Question:
One of our Twitter followers posted this question in regards to IHG's The Big Win promotion
"How would I register a stay I have already booked?"

Since the T&Cs don't mention anything about when a stay needs to be booked any and all stays during the promotion period should count regardless of when it was booked. The only potential miss I see is if you got something similar to: "Book with us: Book 2 separate stays through an IHG® hotel website or mobile device to get our best price guarantee and receive 2,000 Points" that I got. If that is the case check to see if you can cancel and rebook your stay online (always check the new rate before you cancel however to ensure you don't end up paying more)

Bonus Offers

British Airways Executive Club
- Triple Avios, a complimentary room upgrade and a bottle of champagne (or alternative non-alcoholic drink) for stays at participating Waldorf Astoria properties Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13

China Southern Sky Pearl Club

- Earn up to 75% Bonus SkyPearl Kilometers when you fly on China Southern between Dalian and Toyama. More... Sep 25 - Oct 31, 13

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles (on only)
- Triple HawaiianMiles when you at any Joie de Vivre and Resort. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double HawaiianMiles for stays at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Waikiki. More... Until Dec 21, 13

IHG Rewards Club
- The Big Win: Earn at least 50,000 IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or at least 10,000 miles throughout the promotional period when you stay at any IHG hotel Worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Dec 31, 13
- 5,000 points per award night - Priority Club Point Breaks Redeem only 5,000 points for stays at select hotels Worldwide. Offer and participating hotels are subject to change at any time, valid for stays thru Oct 31, 13. More...

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

- Triple Mileage Bank Miles when you stay at selected Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts in Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and Rome. More... Until Dec 20, 13

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles for Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Chengdu. More... Sep 3 - Nov 30, 13
- Double QMiles when you rent a car from Hertz for 3 days or longer Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 13

Via Rail Preference
- 20% Preference Points Discount when you book and travel an Eastern or Western reward trip on the Ocean, the Montréal - Gaspé, or the Canadian. More... Until Nov 30, 13

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  1. Link didn't work for club accor status. I signed up through link and was given classic status. Is there another link that works or a promo code you missed?
    Jay T

    1. I have updated the link but it entirely possible that the offer is dead already

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  3. someone has another code that has expired? =/

    1. Keep an eye out everyday as new codes come and go quickly. Hopefully there will be another one soon

  4. I just booked my VIA Preference reward trip on the Canadian this morning. You state 20% fewer points ... it is actually 25%! The 25% Fall Reward Sale is redeem 25% fewer points for a reward trip in Eastern or Western Canada between August 27 and November 30, 2014.

  5. HI Pat,

    Thanks for your comment, we do have the 25% offer on our Preference page right now! The 20% was from last year (this post is from August 2013)