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Monday, October 21, 2013

Oct 21 Update: LAST DAY to vote for your fave credit card, United transfer bonus, Canadian Credit Card in GBP?

Today is the last day to vote for your favourite Travel Rewards Credit Card in Canada! You have until 11:59EST this evening to do so! You can vote at rewardscanada.ca/vote

We will be announcing the winner of our Aeroplan Distinction contest shortly so stay tuned!

News, Tips & Tricks

In the bonus offer section check out the United MileagePlus hotel/ca rental transfer bonust. Very similar to promos they have run in the past, this promo is best for those of you who may have stranded hotel points or know you won't be using your huge balance of hotel points for stays to increase the balance in your MileagePlus account. Totally forgot that the UA to SPG ratio changed awhile ago. Of course the best program to transfer from is SPG (only if you don't need those Starpoints!) with at least 20,000 Starpoints as SPG will kick in the additional 5,000 miles and then you'll 25% more on top of that from United. Aeroplan also runs a similar promo once or twice a year so if AP is primary program avoid the MileagePlus bonus.

Reader Question:

We received this question from one of our readers via email:

"Are you aware of a credit card available in Canada in GBP (British Pounds)"

Now this is one I didn't have an answer for as it is the first I have been asked it! I only know of HSBC offering a GBP savings account so I am reaching out to our readers (and bankers who read the site) whether any Canadian card issuer offers a GBP credit card?

Travel Deals
Auto Europe has boosted their typical discount of 20% to up to 30% for European Holiday car rentals! Full details and online booking Book by Nov 1, 13

Bonus Offers

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Best Western for stays in Central Europe (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia or Slovenia). More... Ongoing
- Double Rewards Points for Best Western for stays at select Best Western locations in Australia. More... Ongoing

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles when you fly between Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) or Las Vegas (LAS). More... Register and book by Dec 31, for travel until Oct 31, 14
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus SkyMiles on your Hertz Rentals Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31,13

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles on Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Los Angeles. More... Jun 1 - 30, 14

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Loyalty Club
- Double Loyalty Points when you book the Sky-High Weekends package at the ONE UN New York. More... Until Apr 30, 14

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Double Frequent Flyer Points for Best Western for stays at select Best Western locations in Australia. More... Ongoing

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on the KrisFlyer and PPS Club Triple Miles rate at participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in Dubai, London, Mallorca, or Rome. More... Until Nov 30, 13
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 3 or more nights at the Raffles Hainan. More... Until Nov 30, 13

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints, Up to 35% Off and 5th night free for stays in Hawaii, Tahiti or Bora Bora. More... Until Jun 30, 14

United MileagePlus
- 25% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you convert your hotel and car rental program points to MileagePlus miles. More... Until Nov 30 ,13


  1. SPG to UA is not 1:1.

  2. Thanks nabeelj! Totally forgot about that!