Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sep 4 update: BMO Rewards World Elite Update, Aeroplan & Volvo partnership offers more than 250 free miles, more bonuses!

Here is what Wednesday looked like on Rewards Canada and the world of travel rewards in Canada

News, Tips & Tricks

I posed this question to BMO yesterday and got an answer from BMO Corporate (the helpful Jerry305 on Flyertalk was able to provide the answer even faster):
"With the changes made to the BMO World Elite MasterCard will existing cardholder's accounts be doubled for points earned up to August 31st"

The answer is yes! So contrary to my guess yesterday, if you did sign up for the World Elite MasterCard with the 15K/20K sign up bonuses and had those points posted by August 31st those will be doubled due to the new redemption rate enacted on September 1. Had they not done this all existing cardholders would have essentialy lost nearly half the value of their points but now they are actually roughly ~5% with the doubling.

Also if you missed it earlier, Aeroplan and Volvo announced a new partnership and I mentioned in the post that you can 250 free Aeroplan miles for test driving a new Volvo. Well I read the terms and conditions closely and you can actually receive the bonus once every 30 days so technically speaking you can test drive once a month and earn 3,000 Aeroplan miles in year.

Travel Deals
Air Canada has 15% off promo code for flights to South America as part of their promotion of the Amazing Race Canada. Flights need to be booked by Sep 9 for travel Sep 16-Dec 16. More details can be found here

Bonus Offers

airberlin topbonus
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus topbonus Miles for stays at Best Western hotels in Germany and Luxembourg. More... Until Dec 31, 13

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn 5x Aeroplan Miles (2,500 miles per stays) on every qualifying stay at IHG Hotels Worldwide. More... Sep 1 - Nov 30, 13 
- Earn 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum card. More... Ongoing Residents of Canada only
- Earn 20,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the American Express AeroplanPlus Gold card.More.... Ongoing Residents of Canada only

Air Miles
- Earn 1,200 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles with the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Card. More... Until Nov 30, 13

American Express
- Earn 25,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points with the American Express Gold Rewards Card. More... Ongoing

Germanwings Boomerang Club (on
- Double Boomerang Miles when you book and fly on a BEST fare on select Germanwings routes. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel until Nov 30, 13

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 6,000 Bonus QMiles for Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Addis Ababa. More... Sep 18 - Nov 30, 13

SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus points on all Budget rentals Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 13

Ural Airlines Wings (on
- Double QMiles when you rent a car for 4 days or longer at Sixt locations Worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 13

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patrick,

    I note that the Amex Aeroplan Gold refer a friend bonus is 30,000 points vs. 20,000 public offer. Can an Amex Gold Rewards cardholder refer the Amex Aeroplan Gold card? Thanks!