Friday, January 10, 2014

Jan 10 Update: Delta SkyClubs changes (affects The Platinum Card from Amex), Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Esso Speedpass, Coast Hotels Victoria bonus

Final day of the first full week of 2014 brings us the following:

News, Tips & Tricks

The TD Canada Trust Aeroplan Visa cards have been added to Rewards Canada's Credit Card Comparison charts. See how they compare on the following:
Most Popular
All Credit Cards
Also visit our post from last week which provides some more commentary on these cards.

Delta Airlines
is revising the access to their SkyClub Business Class lounges. The primary changes are for those who buy the memberships or for those who get access via a credit card.Here in Canada the only people affected on the credit card front are The Platinum Card from American Express cardholders who will lose the 'free guest' benefit.
The primary cardholder will still get free access but guests will have to pay:
Beginning May 1, 2014, all customers who receive complimentary Delta Sky Club access as a benefit of their eligible credit or charge card will no longer receive complimentary guest access. A $29 fee per guest will apply.
Full details can be found here.

Travel Deals
Austrian Airlines
is offering some great fares on flight to Europe from Toronto. Fares start as low as $839 including all taxes and fees and are good for travel until May, 2014. Visit for more details.

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- 400 Bonus Aeroplan Miles upon first use when you sign-up for Esso's Speedpass and link it to your Aeroplan Account. More... Until Apr 7, 14

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 15,000 AAdvantage Miles when you buy or gift AAdvantage Miles .More... . Until Mar 31, 14

Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
- Triple Coast Rewards Points for stays at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina. More... Until Mar 31, 14

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
- Double Infinity MileageLands Miles and save up to 33% when you rent from Hertz during their Global Sale for three days or longer in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain Mainland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. More... Book by Jan 26 for rentals until Jun 30, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Hyatt Times Square New York. More... Feb 3 - Mar 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Points per night at any one of 14 participating Marriott hotels in Canada. More... Jan 25 - Apr 19, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Points per stay at the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea. More... Until Mar 3, 14

SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for Sixt rentals in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden. More... Until Jan 31, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on only)
- 50% Bonus Rapid Rewards Points for every qualifying stay at any participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 20, 14

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus miles when you fly nonstop on United or United Express® between Topeka, Kansas, and Chicago, Illinois. More... Until May 31, 14
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles for stays at any one of five Marriott locations in Hawaii. More... Until Apr 30, 14

Wyndham Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points for Alamo rentals of 3 or more days in the United States and Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- Double Wyndham Rewards Points on Avis rentals of 2 or more days at participating airports in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Double Wyndham Rewards Points on Budget rentals at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points for National rentals of 3 or more days in the United States and Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 15


  1. The TD cards seem like a real letdown.
    The one Amex Aeroplan card I have the Aeroplan Plus Gold came with a 30,000 point sign up bonus!
    I thought they'd come out like gangbusters, but seems very lackluster.
    You think they will up the ante?

  2. TD has is offering FYF on the Infinite so they may think that is enough for now. We never really saw the CIBC Aerogold being increased during its main run so I'm thinking that TD will not up the ante beyond what they have offered until they see what the uptake is over a longer period of time.