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Amazing new welcome offer for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard - Up to 100,000 points with first year free! (Quebec gets 130,000 points with fee)

HSBC has just come out with their biggest and best offer yet for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard and in fact the bonus for Quebec resident...

Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30 Update: Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards and 8 new bonuses in total

These last few days of June have sure been slow! Once again not too much to bring you today...

News, Tips & Tricks
The biggest and best news to bring you today are the latest set of Air France KLM Flying Blue promo awards as Montreal is once again offered in the mix at 50% off in Business Class. Read more here.

Travel Deals
Summer can be a very expensive time to fly to London but there are always the 'charter airline' options and some of the best pricing for those flights are available via Canadian Affair. Right now they have flights in July and August for as low as $879 including all taxes and fees. Find out more here

Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier
- Double Club Premier Kilometers on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More...  Until Sep 5, 14

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Save up to 50% with Promo Awards Save 25% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More...  Book by Jul 31 for travel between Sep 1 and Oct 31, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Double IHG Rewards Points and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Marriott Rewards
- Double Rewards Points and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. More...  Until Sep 30, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. Bonus also awarded on 3rd and 4th stays. More...Until Sep 5, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. Bonus also awarded on 3rd and 4th stays. More... Until Sep 5, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Flying Club Miles and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas. More... Until Sep 30, 14


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Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards - Save 50% on Business Class award tickets between Montreal & Europe for Sep/Oct Travel

The latest set of Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards are out and it is nice to see Canada back on the list even though it is only for one of our cities served by Air France KLM. The latest set of offers will be bookable as of July 1st and are good for award travel over late summer/early fall in September and October!  The offers this time is for 50% off Business Class between Montreal and Europe on KLM. This is a great deal considering this is for award travel during end of peak and shoulder season when other airlines will be typically charging higher amounts of miles if they have the availability.  Don't have the miles? You could always consider transferring Starpoints earned via the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express to Flying Blue.

What are the promo awards? The promo awards are a discount of 25-50% off the regular Flying Blue mileage requirement for select AF KLM flights in select cabins.  Due to increases in the regular award mileage requirements last year the promo awards not as grand as they used to be but overall are they are still considered a great deal when compared to the regular mileage requirements. With the 50% this time the rates are slower than Aeroplan's 90,000 miles for a ClassicFlight Business Class ticket to Europe and pretty much any other airline's TransAtlantic biz class redemptions. To take advantage of this deal you must book your promo award ticket between July 1 and 31  for travel between September 1 and October 31. More details can be found here.
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Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27 Update: Free standby on AC Western Triangle flights, Accor Hotels increases points earning, Coast Hotels offers 2x Points at their newest hotel

Friday proves to bring us a bit more news and your usual slate of new bonus offers!

News, Tips & Tricks
According to this post on FlyerTalk, Air Canada is now allowing free early standby for flights on the Western Triangle Calgary-Edmonton-Vancouver much like they do on the Eastern Triangle.

Accor Hotels has made a positive change to their program that will start on July 1st. That change is increased points earning on all eligible Accor stays for Le Club accorhotels base members and Platinum members. Base members will now earn 5% back in points versus the previous 4% while Platinum members will move up to 8.5% from 8%. Learn more about Le Club accorhotels points earning here. (HT Loyalty Lobby)


Some bonus offers of note below, Coast Hotels has opened a new hotel in Canmore and is offering double points in July to celebrate, there is the huge Budget car rental bonus for Club Carlson members and also check out the Gold Passport offer for Hyatt stays in Hawaii!

Travel Deals
Summer can be a very expensive time to fly to London but there are always the 'charter airline' options and some of the best pricing for those flights are available via Canadian Affair. Right now they have flights in July and August for as low as $879 including all taxes and fees. Find out more here


Bonus Offers

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Double MilleMiglia Miles when you book a stay in one of the Italian Best Western Kids Hotels. More... Until Sep 15, 14
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating NH Hotels in Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Quadruple MilleMiglia Miles for stays at Star Hotels in Italy. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Double MilleMiglia Miles for stays at any UNA Hotel in Italy that is booked online. More... Until Jun 30, 14

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. Bonus also awarded on 3rd and 4th stays. More... Until Sep 5, 14

Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 8,250 Bonus Gold Points and save up to 20% when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
- Double Coast Rewards Points for stays at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre. More... Jul 1 - 31, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 25,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays of five or more consecutive nights at the Hyatt Regency Aruba More... Until Dec 19, 14
- 10,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points and a Free Night for stays at the at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa. More... Until Mar 31, 15
- 5,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach More... Aug 1 - Oct 31, 14

JetBlue TrueBlue (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 3,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points on your very first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Jul 20 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 5x TrueBlue Points on Hertz rentals at participating locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. More... Until Dec 31, 14

S7 Airlines Priority (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Priority Miles for stays at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre Sochi, Radisson Blu Paradise Resort & Spa Sochi, or the Radisson Hotel, Rosa Khutor. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- 1,500 Priority Miles for stays at the Radisson Resort, Zavidovo. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14


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Club Carlson Buy Points Flash Sale - 75% Bonus until 5:29pm EST on June 27


Club Carlson's Third flash sale for buying Club Carlson points that offers a 75% bonus is now live. It is good until 5:29pm EST on June 27th. The offer allows you to buy points at 0.4 cents per points before taxes and fees. This is a great deal on these points especially if you can use the points at more expensive Club Carlson properties in Europe (or Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago) An example is the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees in Paris, you can get a night there in October for 70,000 points (the max points you can buy with this offer) at the US$240 versus the best available non-cancellable rate of EUR470!

Find out more and/or buy points here!

Club Carlson - 8,750 Bonus Gold Points (9,000 total) for Budget rentals of 3+ days


One of the best car rental bonus point offers over the past few years that comes out once or twice per year (including right now) has been Club Carlson's offer of 8,250 Bonus Points (9,000 total points) for Avis rentals of 3+ days. That 9,000 points can easily be used for a free Club Carlson Award night and now the good news is that Club Carlson and Budget have released the same offer for Budget rentals. Previously the Budget offer wasn't as rich at 6,750 bonus points so the additional 1,500 points is a nice bonus on top of that bonus for the remainder of 2014. At this time there is no word if the same offer for Avis rentals will be extended beyond June 30th.

Offer Details
8,250 Bonus Gold Points and save up to 20% when you rent a Budget vehicle for 3 or more consecutive days at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Simply use BCD #U106509 along with your Club Carlson member number to receive your discount and points when making your advance reservation online at Budget.com

Can't make use of this offer? Be sure to visit our Club Carlson Bonus Points page for many more offers

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26 Update: First steps in choosing a travel credit card, Hyatt summer sale, 11 new bonuses

Not sure if its because school is ending and summer vacation is coming about but this week has been really quiet for travel rewards outside of bonus offers of course!

News, Tips & Tricks
Today we posted another article in our series of features in helping Canadian's pick the right rewards credit card. This article covers the very first steps in picking a card and somewhat holds true for loyalty programs in general. Read more here.


Travel Deals
Hyatt Summer Sale - Save between 20 and 30% on multiple night stays in the Americas depending on the location. The offer is good for stays until September 4th, 2014 and as usual with sales like these are fully prepaid and non-refundable so only book if you know you can make your stay! Full details and online booking can be found here

Bonus Offers

Aeroflot Bonus
- Double Bonus Miles for stays at participating Rixos hotels on the Aegean coast. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards points for stays on the "Seurat op de Veluwe" package at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Gieling. More... Until ?

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- 500 Bonus JetPrivilege Miles per stay at more than 20 participating Marriott hotels across India. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- 400 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Pullman hotels in Paris and Versailles. More... Book by Aug 16 for stays until Aug 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Fairfield Inn St. Petersburg Clearwater. More... Until Aug 1, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night at the SpringHill Suites Columbus. More... Until Aug 1, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay Friday-Sunday nights at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel and Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel. More... Until Aug 1, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including a Friday or Saturday night at the Courtyard Parsippany. More... Until Aug 1, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night at the Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel. More... Until Aug 2, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Double Dividend Miles and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating Hertz locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double Dividend Miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport Hertz location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. More... Until Jul 31, 14



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The First Steps in Choosing a Travel Rewards Card

Whether you’re new to the whole travel rewards or loyalty program world or have been playing the points-chasing game for years, when it comes to getting a card that has a loyalty program attached to it, there are some fundamental steps you should follow. After reading through these four steps, be sure to consult our “Guide to choosing a travel rewards credit card” for tables and tools to further help the selection process.

What are your spending habits?
Do you currently or do you plan to spend very little on cards or do you put every possible purchase on your card? Do you run a business and put tens of thousands of dollars on your card each month? Do you eat out a lot? Do you have high grocery, drug store and gasoline purchases?  These and other questions will help determine which card to choose. A low spender will want to look at a card typically with a lower or no annual fee, while mid to high level spenders will want to look at a card with an annual fee as they could earn many more points than what the annual fee costs (not including the benefits that come with those higher end cards) A low spender may go for an annual fee card but one where you don’t need a lot of points to start redeeming, some programs like American Express’ TripFlex rewards feature of the Membership Rewards program only requires 1,000 points or as little as $500 in spending* to be able to redeem. Also look at category bonuses that come with cards. A select few of them include 1.5 or 2x the points when shopping for groceries, at drug stores or putting gas in your car. I personally put all my gas, grocery & drug store purchases on my American Express Gold Rewards Card since it offers 2 points per $1 on eligible purchases at these locations...not to mention on Travel too!
* - based on 2 points per $1 category spending

How do you want to be rewarded?
Knowing how you want to be rewarded can make or break a program for you. Are you looking for that dream trip by flying in First Class to Asia or are you looking for economy class tickets for a family of five to Disney World in Orlando? Do you want to be able to use your points as you wish towards any travel at anytime? Do you want a card that can tie into another loyalty program you participate in? Do you want merchandise or cash back rewards? These are questions you should ask yourself and answer before you choose a rewards card program.

At a minimum you have to look at these first two steps together. Not all programs are created equally. You need to look at how many points or miles you can earn with your spend combined with how many points or miles it will take to redeem for rewards. With card spending it is quite easy to figure out your rate of return. In terms of travel in economy class, you should be able to get a 1 to 2.5% return on your spending. While business class you could see returns in the 4 to 10% range (but this also requires a lot of spending on your card(s))

Related: Remember People, It’s all about the Earn and the Burn

Are you looking for additional benefits?
Do you rent cars when you travel? Do you need out of province medical insurance? Trip cancellation on your mind? Again, just some of the questions you need to ask yourself when picking a card. Most rewards cards that have an annual fee offer decent benefits like Car Rental CDW Insurance, and Purchase Protection & Extended Warranty while remaining benefits like Travel Medical Insurance, Trip Interruption, Flight and Baggage Delay Insurance (and numerous others) are offered on a handful of cards. To see all of the current travel rewards cards in Canada and the benefits they provide see our Credit Comparison Chart.

Do you want the option of being able to convert points?
When you play the loyalty game, the trend nowadays is not to put all your eggs in one basket but participate in several programs. Why would you do this? The old school thinking, which in some ways still counts today, is to focus on one primary program because if you spread yourself too thin amongst many programs you will earn points here and some miles there, but not enough of either to redeem. That’s where cards with their own proprietary programs shine. You can put all your spend on the one card to rack up tons of points or miles then decide whether it’s best to redeem them via the card’s reward program or convert them to an airline or hotel loyalty program. This is one of the key features I love about my American Express Gold Rewards Card; I can, have and will convert those Membership Rewards points to Aeroplan and to British Airways Executive Club.

You can read more about the American Express Gold Rewards Card here.

I will always keep some of my points in Membership Rewards for the TripFlex rewards feature, which can be used to redeem for the charges that come along with the Aeroplan or Executive Club award tickets!

Related: Which cards can be used to cover award ticket fees

When you combine these steps along with many of the features on the Rewards Canada site, you should be able to make the right travel rewards card decision for you. If you still need help, have more questions or can’t make that final decision don’t hesitate to ask us! You can do so with a comment below or via our contact form if you don’t want it in the public domain.

Disclosure:This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25 Update: Just Bonuses today!

Yet another quiet day here on RC with only bonus offers to pass along!


Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles every time you fly round-trip between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong; Chicago and Shanghai; Dallas/Fort Worth and Shanghai.  More... Until Dec 6, 14

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Double Guest Rewards Points on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport Hertz location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico.More... Until Jul 31, 14

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards when you book ANY qualified rate on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 1, 14
- Double Rewards Points for stays at the Best Western Plus Hotel Beaulac, Neuenburg. More... Jul 1 - A\ug 31, 14

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Abuja. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. More... Aug 1 - Sep 15, 14
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Palace Hotel Tokyo. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
- Double Mabuhay Miles on Avis rentals of a Group C car or higher for 3 or more days in Asia, US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa or for 4 or more days in Australia. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14

United Mileage Plus
- Double MileagePlus Miles and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating Hertz locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double MileagePlus Miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport Hertz location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. More... Until Jul 31, 14


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Best Western: 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays that are booked online


Best Western has brought back their online booking bonus that we saw late last year and early this year. The bonus typically ranges from 1,000 to 1,500 bonus points with it being the lesser of the two for this version of the promotion.  The one thing we are not entirely sure about is whether these stays will also qualify for the current Stay 3 get a free night voucher promotion as the T&Cs for the 1,000 point state it cannot be combined with certain offers.

Offer details 
1,000 Bonus Rewards when you book ANY qualified rate on bestwestern.com for stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Sep 1, 14

Can't make use of this offer? Be sure to visit our BW Rewards Bonus Points page for many more bonus offers!

June 24 Update: Which credit card reward programs cover FFP fees & taxes, Ritz-Carlton Double Elite Qualifying offer, up to 10x Air Miles at Shell

An quiet day in the world of loyalty today!

News, Tips & Tricks
No news to pass along today, but our tip of the day goes back to an older post of ours that points out which Credit Card reward programs can be used to pay for the taxes and fees on Aeroplan and other frequent flyer program award tickets. 

Which credit cards can be used to cover award ticket taxes, fees and surcharges?


In the bonus offers section check out the Ritz-Carlton double elite qualifying offer for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards program. Super easy to take advantage of since there is no registration required but you do have to ensure you credit your stays to Ritz-Carlton Rewards not Marriott Rewards.



Travel Deals
Accor has launched their 1st Super Sale of the year: Save 30% to 40% off your summer stay + free breakfast in over 2,200 hotels worldwide! Hurry, book by June 27th, Midnight.

Bonus Offers

Air Miles (Canada)
- Earn up to 10x Air Miles on Shell gasoline purchases. More... Until Jul 20, 14

airberlin topbonus
- Triple topbonus Miles when you fly on airberlin or NIKI between Stuttgart or Vienna and Abu Dhabi. More... Register by Aug 31 for travel Nov 24 - Feb 18, 15
- Triple topbonus Miles when you fly on connecting Etihad flights out of Abu Dhabi. More... Register by Aug 31 for travel Nov 24 - Feb 18, 15

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. Bonus also awarded on 3rd and 4th stays. More... Until Sep 5, 14
- Double Mileage Plan Miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. More... Until Jul 31, 14

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles and Save up to 15% on qualifying Affordable Rate rentals of one or more days at participating locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand and St. Thomas More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double AAdvantage Miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Shanghai. More... Jun 25 - Jul 25, 14
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Kano. More... Until Jul 23, 14

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
(on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double GarudaMiles when flying Business or Economy Class between Jakarta or Surabaya and Singapore. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Ritz-Carlton Rewards
- Double Elite Stay Credit for each night stay at participating Ritz-Carlton hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 50,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay five nights between July 1 and October 31, 2014 at participating Ritz-Carlton properties Worldwide. Bonus can be earned a maximum of two times. More... Register by Sep 30 for stays until Oct 31, 14 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Club Carlson Buy Points Flash Sale - 75% Bonus until 8:59am EST on June 24


Club Carlson second flash sales for buying Club Carlson points that offers a 75% bonus is now live. nd is good until 8:59am EST on June 24th. The offer allows you to buy points at 0.4 cents per points before taxes and fees. This is a great deal on these points especially if you can use the points at more expensive Club Carlson properties in Europe (or Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago) An example is the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees in Paris, you can get a night there in October for 70,000 points (the max points you can buy with this offer) at the US$240 versus the best available non-cancellable rate of EUR470!

Find out more and/or buy points here!

Free Internet, Free Breakfast and 15% off Air Canada flights for Starwood Hotel stays in Canada


Starwood Canada passed along this promotion to us and it is one to definitely take note of for your summer travels within Canada. The offer is for a full Canadian breakfast for one person from the property restaurant per room per eligible night; complimentary in-room internet access per room per eligible night, and complimentary water, and a discount code for 15% off an Air Canada Flex Fare code. The rate is slightly higher than most of the hotel's daily flexible rate (we checked a few hotels and found it $10 more) which covers the breakfast and internet (for non-elites at least) and the 15% Air Canada discount is a bonus. Granted the AC discount code is only for Flex and Latitude fares which in some cases may make a Flex Fare cheaper than the going Tango rates. This offer must be booked August 15th for stays that are completed by August 31, 2014. Stays may also count towards any bonus Starpoints earning with SPG's Earn Away Get Away promotion except for the 5 Canadian properties not participating (register by June 30th for stays until July 31)

Full details and online booking for the promotion

Discount code details
This offer is available on new bookings only for travel on Flex or Latitude fares within Canada between September 2, 2014 and February 11, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by September 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. local time from your city of departure within Canada. A 14-day advance purchase may apply. Blackout dates: December 15, 2014 to January 6, 2015. The discount applies exclusively at aircanada.com on all Air Canada-published fares for travel from any airport in Canada served by Air Canada on flights within Canada operated by Air Canada, and Air Canada ExpressTM carriers (Jazz Aviation LP, Central Mountain Air, Sky Regional Airlines Inc., Air Georgian or Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd.). Codeshare flights are excluded. The promotion cannot be combined with any other discount offer.  Maximum 9 passengers per booking. The 15% discount applies to the base fare only and all other air transportation charges, including surcharges, and applicable taxes and fees are not discounted. This promotion code is valid on one way and round trip flights, not valid on multi-city itineraries.

June 23 Update: US Airways to fly YEG/YVR-LAX, Accor Hotels Super Sale, Marriott Rewards bonus in Victoria

A relatively quiet start to the week:

News, Tips & Tricks
Air Canada will operate a Ottawa to Ft. Lauderdale route over the summer, typically this route is only seen in the winter months. (Source Airlineroute.net)

Good news for oneworld members: US Airways will be launching new service from Edmonton and Vancouver to Los Angeles in October. Edmonton will be once daily service while Vancouver will see twice daily service. (Source: Airlineroute.net)


Travel Deals
Accor has launched their 1st Super Sale of the year: Save 30% to 40% off your summer stay + free breakfast in over 2,200 hotels worldwide! Hurry, book by June 27th, Midnight.




Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- Triple LifeMiles for stays at any participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Aug 16 for stays until Sep 30, 14
- OFFER EXTENDED Earn up to Triple LifeMiles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days in U.S., Canada, EMEA, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios on a qualifying rental of 3 or more consecutive days, maximum 7 days of a Group C car or higher at participating Avis locations in Spain ( except Balearics) and Europe. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Triple Avios when you rent a convertable at participating Sixt locations Worldwide.More... Until Jul 31, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any participating Accor Hotels property in Africa. More... Book by Aug 15 for stays Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points and Breakfast for 1EUR for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania or Slovakia. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Indonesia. More... Until Aug 10, 14
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at ibis and ibis Styles hotels in Sweden. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Quadruple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Novotel London Brentford. More... Until Aug 31, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Enrich Miles for stays at any of Dorsett’s four newest hotels in London, Kuala Lumpur, Lushan or Hong Kong. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for stays at the G Tower Hotel Kuala Lumpur. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at the G Hotel Penang. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for every qualifying stay at participating InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Resorts in Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Africa. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles on stays of 2 or more nights at participating Mandarin Oriental Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Earn up Triple Enrich Miles for stays at Melia Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, London, Rome, Vienna and Dubai. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for bookings and stays at Pan Pacific properties in Singapore, Perth, Ningbo, Suzhou, Xiamen, Jakarta, Bali, Whistler, Seattle, Manila and Dhaka. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for bookings and stays at PARKROYAL properties in Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam and Australia. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles for stays at the The Danna Langkawi. Earn Double Enrich Miles for stays of 2 nights and Triple Enrich Miles for stays of 3 nights or longer. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at the Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali · Gaya Island Resort, Sabah. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Triple Enrich Miles for the use of the business lounge, meeting room and video conferencing at the Menara IGB, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur Menara CIMB, Kuala Lumpur or Gurney Paragon, Penang lounges. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Points per night for stays at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 4 or more nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Fairfield Inn Boca Raton. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including a Sunday or Monday night at the Courtyard Brunswick. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays on the Grand Opening offer at the Le Méridien Cairo Airport. More... Until ?

Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up 1,500 Bonus Golden Lotus Plus Miles for flights between Hanoi and Tokyo Haneda or Danang and Tokyo Narita. More... Jul 1 - Oct 31, 14


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rocketmiles: 1,000 Bonus Miles/Points for stays above the 59th Parallel (Book by June 22)



Another one of these crazy Rocketmiles bonuses has made its way out. To celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and those locations that will see a full 24 hours of sun (well 18 hours 30 minutes if you are right at the 59th Parallel) Rocketmiles has launched this promotion for stays at hotels above the 59th Parallel! This of course limits you to stays in Northern Canada, Alaska, Northern Russia, Estonia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Scotland's Orkney Islands

Offer Details:
1,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the Rocketmiles partner program of your choice when you book a stay at any participating hotel Worldwide that is North of the 59th Parallel. Stay must be booked via the special promotion page at www.rocketmiles.com/midnight-sun-6-21-14/. The bonus can only be earned once per member. 

Qualifying Activity: To be eligible for this promotion, the hotel reservation must be booked with Rocketmiles using this promotional link (rocketmiles.com/midnight-sun-6-21-14/) before 11:59PM CT on 26 June 2014 and checkout date must occur before 22 August 2014. Only bookings in locations above the 59th parallel will be eligible for bonus miles.Limit one per customer. Limit one per stay. Promotional offer cannot be applied to existing bookings or retroactively applied to bookings not made using the link above. This promotional offer cannot be combined with any other offers, including a sign-up from referral bonus. Rocketmiles reserves the right to retract a bonus at any time if it detects technical errors, cancel/rebooking activity (defined by identical search criteria), or any deceptive behavior attempted to circumvent the limits expressed above including multiple accounts. If Rocketmiles is not contacted directly about reservation modifications until after miles/points have already posted, any approved refund amount may be reduced by the full retail value of the reward. Rewards that cannot be posted due to incorrect or incomplete information may become ineligible after 12 months and no customer response to our e-mail outreach. See www.rocketmiles.com/terms for full terms, or call Rocketmiles concierges at 1-855-355-7625 with questions of eligibility or for any other assistance. Please contact your loyalty program directly for information about redeeming miles/points, or for questions about earning miles/points for past flights.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20 Update: KLM updates checked baggage policy for FB members, Cathay Pacific celebrates 20 years in YYZ with a Premium Economy sale

A nice mix of news and bonuses today! Thanks for joining us for another week! See you all back here on Monday.

News, Tips & Tricks

If you are a member of Air France KLM's Flying Blue program and happened to fly KLM within Europe (not connecting from Canada) you'll know that your membership in their FFP waived checked luggage fees. That is all changing on October 1st of this year. Unless you hold elite status with FB this is what you'll be paying for checking luggage on those Intra-Europe flights (Source KLM)
For bookings on or after 1 October 2014, Ivory members will receive a 50% discount on the first piece of check-in baggage when travelling within Europe on a KLM Economy Class ticket.

What’s new?
  • Ivory members can book one bag for €7.50 (one-way) by arranging it before arrival at the airport. The fare for checking in baggage at the airport without booking in advance is €15 (one-way)
  • In line with all the extra flight options KLM provides, check-in baggage can also be paid in Miles:
    • 1,500 Miles when purchased through My Trip on KLM.com
    • 3,000 Miles at the airport
In addition, this revised policy does not apply to:
  • European Economy Class tickets booked and issued before 1 October 2014
  • Fully flexible tickets (booking class Y or B) within Europe
  • European Economy Class tickets booked with Award Miles (award tickets)
  • Flights to Belarus, Georgia, Italy, Russia or Ukraine
  • Passengers travelling on and/or transferring to KLM intercontinental flights
  • Flying Blue Elite members, who will continue to benefit from a baggage allowance of two items


Delta SkyMiles has changed the amount of miles you earn Hertz Rentals. Previously it was 100 SkyMiles per day now the earn rate is 500 SkyMiles per rental. Good news for those of you who rent for short periods and of course not so good news on those weekly or longer rentals you credit to SkyMiles. SkyMiles Medallion members will now earn between 1,000 and 1,250 per rental. (not entirely sure when this change happened, could be old, might be new but anyways we thougth we'd pass along the news!)\

Travel Deals
Cathay Pacific is celebrating 20 years of service to Toronto with a premium economy seat sale. Fares start at $2,086 all in for travel Sep 2 - Nov 30 and must be booked by June 27. Full details


Bonus Offers

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- 300 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles on Maggiore rentals in Italy. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- 200 Bonus SkyMiles per day on rentals at participating Hertz locations Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays in a Club Room at the Le Méridien Dubai. More... Until Sep 30, 14

Hilton HHonors
- 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for stays that include a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach. More... Until Dec 19, 14

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios when you fly on Iberia between Madrid and Brussels, Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Venice.  More... Register by Jul 15 for travel until Aug 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at any one of 20 participating Marriott Hotels in the Shanghai and Ningbo. More... Until Jul 19, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Friday through Sunday at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Friday or Saturday night at the Doha Marriott Hotel. More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights Monday-Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center. More... Until Jul 17, 14
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two nights or more Thursday-Sunday (Friday or Saturday required) at the AC Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection More... Until Jul 16, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night for stays Thursday - Sunday at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Warner Robins. More... Until Jul 18, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard Baton Rouge Acadian Thruway/LSU Area. More... Until Jul 17, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at he Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown. More... Until Jul 18, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at he TownePlace Suites Beaumont Port Arthur More... Until Jul 16, 14

United MileagePlus
- 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you spend a cumulative amount of $250 online through MileagePlus Shopping. More... Until Jun 30, 14
- Triple MileagePlus miles on all qualifying roundtrips on United. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19 Update: Reader Questions on Amex to BA Transfer bonus, Starwood Canada summer sale, 12 new bonuses

#RackUpRewards twitter chat, Cathay Pacific Upgrade Auction and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
The one question I have been asked the most over the past few months via email, the blog, twitter and more has been "Do you know when the Amex bonus for transferring Membership Rewards Points to British Airways will return?"

I talked to Amex and their response is "there are no transfer bonuses in the works." What this means is anyone's best guess. I personally don't think we'll see one in the short term ( 1-3 months) but who knows I could be wrong! I'm hoping they haven't killed the bonus as like many of you I'm sitting on a lot of points waiting to be transferred to BA. I recently took advantage of the Diners Club Club Rewards 30% transfer bonus to BA for a small transfer (4 - Avios 9,000 RT flights) but that bonus just nets out a little above an Avios per dollar whereas the Amex transfer with a 50% bonus would net out closer to 3 Avios per dollar for me. Here's to keeping our fingers crossed that it will be around sometime this year! On another Amex question note, some readers have asked when and if the 20K sign up bonus for the SPG Amex will return and same answer, no plans at the moment for that bonus. We usually see it twice a year so my guess is that it will be sometime this fall.

Travel Deals
Save up to 20% off the best available rates at participating Starwood hotels and resorts in Canada if you book by July 1 for stays until Septemebt 1st. Full details and online booking


Bonus Offers

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you fly on Japan Airlines between Tokyo and Jakarta. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14 Valid for members in American, Europe/Middle East/Africa or Asia/Oceania regions
- Receive up to 20,000 Mileage Bank Miles back when you redeem for Mileage Bank Award Tickets for travel between Tokyo and Jakarta. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14 Valid for members in American, Europe/Middle East/Africa or Asia/Oceania regions
- Receive up to 5,000 Mileage Bank Miles back when you redeem for Mileage Bank Award Tickets for travel between Tokyo and Bangkok. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14

JetBlue TrueBlue
(on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to 50% Bonus TrueBlue Points when you buy or gift TrueBlue points. More... Until Jul 15, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points for stays at all First Hotels in Norway, Sweden and Denmark More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 2,000 EuroBonus Points for Budget rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jul 15, 14
- 7,000 Bonus EuroBonus Points when you subscribe to the Economist. More... Until ?

Scandic Hotels Friends
- 1,000 Bonus Scandic Friends Points per night for stays at any one of the six Rica Hotels in Sweden that are now Scandic Hotels. More... Until Aug 17, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays on the Grand Opening offer at the Aloft Atlanta Downtown. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Plus (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Golden Lotus Plus Miles for stays at the Fortuna Hotel Hanoi, or Saigon Phuquoc Resort. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Golden Lotus Plus Miles for stays at the New World Saigon Hotel. More... Until Oct 30, 14

Wyndham Rewards
- Earn up to 20% Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points when you buy or gift Wyndham Rewards points. More... Until Jul 21, 14



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18 Update: mbna Choice MasterCard update, Thai Airways decimates their award flights, Starwood Asia Pacific sale

#RackUpRewards twitter chat, Cathay Pacific Upgrade Auction and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
We reached out to TD mbna for some clarification on the end of their partnership with Choice Hotels for the mbna Choice Privileges MasterCard to see what happens to those cardholders who have the card or just applied by June 9th to get the larger sign up bonus. The good news is that it looks like you can keep the card until Sep 27 and also get the larger sign up bonus as long you meet the minimum spend by July as was requried int he promotion.
"Choice Hotel customers will have all the same benefits of the program up until the 27th of September. Any regular or bonus points they incur will be added to their account. All customers will receive a notification of the termination by August. This notification will explain the termination and what will be happening to their Choice Hotel points. The notification will also cover the terms and conditions of their new rewards program."

Thai Airways is making some drastic, negative changes to their Royal Orchid Plus flight awards this September. I know there aren't that many Canadian's using Royal Orchid Plus but for those of you who are should look at cashing out your miles before September 1st as many award flights are going up in price (as much as double, for example Bangkok-Los Angeles in First Class goes from 230,000 ROP miles to 460,000 ROP miles!) Source: Loyalty Lobby


Travel Deals
Save up to 50% off the best available rates at participating Starwood hotels and resorts in Asia Pacifc if you book by June 29 for stays until Oct 31st. Full details and online booking


Bonus Offers

airBaltic PINS (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 1,000 Bonus PINS on round trip economy or business class tickets with airBaltic from Moscow and St.Petersburg. More... Book by Jun 30 for travel until Jul 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay for two consecutive nights or more at any participating Ascott, Citadines or Somerset serviced residence in key cities including Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Paris, Shanghai and Singapore. More... Jul 1 - Aug 31, 14
- Double Asia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights on the “Club and Suite Retreat” offer at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide More... Book by Sep 15 for stays until Sep 21, 14

Hilton HHonors
- 5,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you stay 3 or more nights at the new Hilton Okinawa - Chatan Resort. More... Valid for stays Aug 1 - Dec 27, 14

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Double JetPrivilege Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Jumeirah Sirius
- Triple Sirius Points for stays at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. More... Jun 28 - Jul 29, 14
- Double Sirius Points for stays at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Double Sirius Points for stays at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. More... Jun 28 - Jul 21, 14
- Double Sirius Points for stays at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. More... Until Sep 30, 14 Residents of GCC Countries only
- 2,000 Bonus Sirius Points when you book “Live the Suite Life” offer at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower or the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Sirius Points when you book a minimum two-night stay and register for the Fitness Retreat at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London. More... Jul 11 - 13 & Jul 25 - 27, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Enrich Miles when you rent a car from Avis for 3 days Worldwide. (4 days for Australia and New Zealand). More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Earn up to Quadruple Enrich Miles on Hertz rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- Double Enrich Miles when you shop at at any of the 9 Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Magnolia Hotel Denver. More... Until Sep 7, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Washington Court Hotel Washington, DC. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Sep 30, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Buena Vista Suites Orlando. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Aug 17, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at the Magnolia Hotel Omaha. More... Until Sep 16, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for Sunday-Thursday stays at the Inn at Great Neck. More... Jul 1 - 31, 14
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for mid-week stays at the The Essex Resort and Spa. More... Book by Jul 15 for stays until Sep 19, 14

World Hotels Peakpoints
- Double Peakpoints or Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at paticipating World Hotels locations Worldwide that are booked at least 20 days in advance. More.. Until Sep 30, 14



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Club Carlson Buy Points Flash Sale Bonus - 75% Bonus Points for the next 24 hours


Club Carlson has been tweeting that they will be running several flash sales for buying Club Carlson points that will offer a 75% bonus. The first just launched and is good until 11:59am EST on June 19th. The offer allows you to buy points at 0.4 cents per points before taxes and fees. This is a great deal on these points especially if you can use the points at more expensive Club Carlson properties in Europe (or Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago) An example is the Radisson Blu Champs Elysees in Paris, you can get a night there in October for 70,000 points (the max points you can buy with this offer) at the US$240 versus the best available non-cancellable rate of EUR470!

Find out more and/or buy points here!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 16 Update: Cathay Pacific Upgrade Auction out of YYZ, #RackUpRewards Twitter Chat, Lufthansa Seat Sale

#RackUpRewards twitter chat, Cathay Pacific Upgrade Auction and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Don't forget to join Rewards Canada and American Express Canada on Twitter in about an hour for our #RackUpRewards Twitter chat!

Cathay Pacific has launched a new program called "Enhance" where passengers booked in Economy or Premium Economy will be able to 'bid' for upgrades on their flights. It is in a trial period right now but we mention this to you as Toronto is included in the list 9 trial cities. Here is how 'Enhance' works:
During the trial period, we invite passengers booked on Economy Class and Premium Economy Class to place an offer for a chance to upgrade, with the following criteria:
  • Passengers travelling on 1 of our 9 selected routes: Perth, Toronto, Newark, Moscow, Paris, London, Surabaya, Cebu or Seoul.
  • Enhance is only available for selected flights and applicable fare classes on these routes where tickets are issued at specific countries/regions.
  • Bookings made after 12 May 2014, for travel between 20 June and 12 November 2014, on cathaypacific.com or dragonair.com, or with our local reservations office and hotlines.
  • Bookings must be confirmed.
  • Bookings with infant fares, waitlisted, redemption and prize tickets are not eligible.
After you book your Economy Class or Premium Economy Class ticket, you may be invited to participate in Enhance, based on various factors, including seat availability.
How to make an offer
  1. Book your ticket.
    • Book on our official website, and if you’re eligible you’ll receive an instant invitation on the booking confirmation page.
    • Book with your local reservations office, and if you’re eligible you’ll receive an email invitation 7 days before departure of the first sector of your flight booking.
  2. Follow the steps on the invitation, submit your personal information, and make an offer.
  3. If your offer was accepted, we will contact you 2-3 days before your flight to confirm the upgrade.
For more details, terms & conditions and more please visit Cathay Pacific

British Airways
has further delayed their YYC-LHR 787 service to August 19th. Sorry to pass on this news to our YYC readers who may have been looking forward to flying on this bird earlier in August (and even July as initially planned). Source: Airlineroute.net

Air Canada is planning to run one of their Boeing 777-200LRs between Toronto and Barbados during the winter season! This is great news for travellers booked or looking to book this route as currently it is flown by AC Rouge A319. (Source Airlineroute.net)

Travel Deals
Lufthansa is having 3 day sale on flights from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Flights start at $1089 all in. Full details here
Purchase by: 18.06.2014 Departure period: 11.09.2014 - 06.05.2015 Return period: 14.09.2014 - 06.06.2015 Not valid: 19.12.2014 - 21.12.2014 Advance Purchase Period: 7 days


Bonus Offers

Emirates Skywards
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Skywards Miles for stays at participating One & Only Resorts Worldwide. More... Book by Oct 31 for stays until Dec 19, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Enrich Miles on Malaysia Airlines flights between Kuala Lumpur and Paris or Sydney. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 30% Enrich Miles Discount on select Malaysia Airlines award flights in Asia. More... Until Jul 31, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 3,500 Bonus Rewards Points for Sunday night stays at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Marina del Rey Marriott, Manhattan Beach Marriott , Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel or the Torrance Marriott South Bay. More... Until Aug 10, 14
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per night on Thursday-Sunday stays at participating Courtyard, Residence Inn & TownePlace Suites in Chicago.More... Until Aug 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles when you fly on Austrian Airlines between Newark and Vienna. More... Valid for travel Jul 2 - Sep 30, 14
- 2,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you fly on a minimum of two paid qualifying Copa Airlines or Copa Airlines Colombia segments between any of the airline’s 69 destination in 30 countries. More... Until Jun 30, 14 Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards
(on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Velocity Points when you book a stay at any participating Pan Pacific hotels and resorts in Australia, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, the Philippines or Singapore. More... Until Aug 31, 14
Double Velocity Points when you book a stay at any participating PARKROYAL hotels and resorts in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. More... Until Aug 31, 14


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Join Rewards Canada & American Express Canada for the #RackUpRewards Twitter chat tomorrow!

I am pleased to announce that I will be co-hosting (well actually taking over Amex Canada's Twitter handle) for a chat on Racking Up Rewards tomorrow!


The chat will take place at 2pm EST on Tuesday June 17, 2014. Be sure to follow @AmexCanada and @RewardsCanada before hand along with the hashtag #RackUpRewards to keep on top the chat, questions and responses from everyone participating. We'll be talking tips and tricks on how to Rack Up Rewards, hence the corresponding hashtag. We look forward to having you join us for the chat!

June 16 Update: British Airways Canada-India sale, US Airways 100% bonus on sharing miles returns with a twist, JAL discounted award tickets

Aeroplan refer a friend bonus, BA sale to India and numerous bonuses abound today!

News, Tips & Tricks
Last week Aeroplan began emailing some of their members (us included) with a new acqusition campaign called Aeroplan Connections. Read more about it here

In the bonus offers sections check out the US Airways Dividend Miles share miles promotion. No longer can you buy miles for 1.1 cents but still a decent offer at the 1.5 cents plus fees.


Travel Deals
British Airways is offering some great fares for travel from Canada to India. You can get there for as little as for $1181 all in for travel this fall and next Winter. Full details here




Bonus Offers

British Airways Executive Club
- 25% Bonus Avios when you convert points from select hotel programs to Britsh Airways Executive Club. More... Until Jul 13, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles for stays at all participating Martim Hotels Worldwide. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 14

Hilton HHonors
- Earn up to 125,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you refer friends and family to the Hilton HHonors program. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Receive up to 16,000 Mileage Bank Miles back when you redeem for Mileage Bank Award Tickets for travel between Tokyo and Paris. More... Jun 25 - Sep 30, 14
- Up to a 27% Mileage Bank Miles Discount for Mileage Bank Economy Class Award Tickets for travel on LAN Airlines. More... Until Oct 3, 14
- Up to a 27% Mileage Bank Miles Discount for Mileage Bank Economy Class Award Tickets for travel on US Airways. More... Until Oct 3, 14

SATA Imagine
- 2,000 Free Imagine Miles for children aged 2 to 11 who join the SATA Imagine program in June. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- OFFER EXTENDED 3,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points on your very first Rocketmiles booking. More... Book by Jul 4 for stays until Dec 31, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 100% Bonus Dividend Miles when you share your Dividend Miles with family or friends. Bonus is divided between the the giver and receiver at 50% each. More... Until Jun 30, 14


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Aeroplan Connections - Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for referring new members (Targeted offer, join the conga)

Last week Aeroplan began emailing some of their members (us included) with a new acqusition campaign called Aeroplan Connections. The offer is targeted but if for some reason you missed the email or it went to your junk mail folder here is the link.

https://connections.aeroplan.com/

Simply input your Aeroplan number and it will let you know if you were a targeted member or not.
Essentially this promo is a refer a friend bonus that awards the referred with bonus Aeroplan miles, up to 15,000 (enough for a short haul flight) for getting people to join Aeroplan and fly on Air Canada. If you were targetted, the first 1,000 miles is super easy, you'll get that for simply sending an email to friends or family asking them to join.

The next 7,000 miles are a little harder but not that hard if the people you refer have not joined Aeroplan yet as you'll get 1,000 miles per person who joins up to a maximum of 7 times. The final 7,000 can be much harder as you need those 7 connections you referred to complete flights on Air Canada to earn more bonus miles and those flights have to be booked by August 24th with all travel confirmed by November 30th. Happy referring!

If you were targeted why don't we try start a conga! Feel free to comment below with your bit.ly link offered in the Twitter link from your Aeroplan Connections dashboard. To our readers who are not Aeroplan members, use the latest bit.ly link and comment that you used that reader's link so that the conga can move on! I'm not sure how well it will work out as most of RC's readers are Aeroplan members but you never know so this is why we are giving it a shot!

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13 Update: Club Carlson Double Points in Caribbean, mbna & Choice Privileges split, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards bonus

Friday has been relatively quiet outside of the news of the mbna Choice Privileges divorce.....

News, Tips & Tricks
Only real news today was the split between TD mbna and Choice Hotels. The Choice Privileges MasterCard is no longer available. Read all about it here. If there was a category that stood NOT to lose a card it is the hotel category as there aren't too many option for Canadians. Now we could definitely use a thinning out of the Travel Points category but that is unlikely to happen, in fact it seems that it will only continue to grow.


Bonus Offers
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- Double Gold Points for stays at participating Radisson hotels in the Caribbean. More... Until Sep 30, 14



Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
- Double Gold Plus Rewards Points on weekly rentals of a Mid-Size or larger vehicle for 5 or more days at participating Hertz airport locations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. More... Until Aug 22, 14

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 500 Bonus Gold Passport Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Hyatt Place Miami Airport/Doral. More... Until Aug 31, 15
- 500 Bonus Gold Passport Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/Westshore. More... Until Aug 31, 15
- 500 Bonus Gold Passport Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Hyatt Place Las Vegas. More... Until Aug 31, 15

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. More... Until Jul 31, 14
- 500 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles PER NIGHT for stays at any participating Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts in Asia Pacific. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at over 160 participating World Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles on Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Book by Aug 15 for rentals until Aug 31, 14

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