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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31 Update: Link your Club Sobeys to Air Miles for a chance to win 5,000 Miles, new low cost carrier Jetlines hopes to break into the market

Wow a day where the news almost outnumbers the bonuses offers!

News, Tips & Tricks
Just in case you missed this email, Club Sobeys sent out a notice for linking your Air Miles account to your Club Sobeys account. The main reason you would want to do this is for the chance to win 5,000 Air Miles for doing so and also for a few days of auto conversion of Club Sobeys points to Air Miles. The points convert at a rate of 14 Club Sobeys Points to 1 Air Mile which means without bonuses your earning 1 Air Mile for every $14 spent. This auto conversion will start on September 12th and I assume will run until Club Sobeys is wound down at which point you'll just provide your Air Miles card when you shop at Sobeys. Find out more here

Jet Airways is making some slight changes to the earning structure for flights in their JetPrivilege program. They will now award a minimum amount of miles for flights under 500 actual flights miles. In most cases this should work out better for members as the previous earning schedule was strictly a percentage of the miles based on the fare paid. For example a flight between Chennai and Bangalore will now earn 500 miles on Jet Airways or 375 miles fon JetKonnect whereas under the old earning structure you could earn no more than 168 miles. Find out more here.

Jetlines has been quiet since November of last year (see our post here) but the new ultra low cost carrier has it sights on flights within Western Canada when it plans to launch next spring. Chances are it won't have a reward program initially (or ever) but if they do launch the good news for those of us who do like our Frequent Flyer programs we should see some heavy discounting from Air Canada and WestJet to compete with this new airline. (Source Global News)

Two more new Air Canada routes to let you know about: Montreal - San Salvador, Bahamas and Ottawa-Samana. Both are winter seasonal routes. (Source Airlineroute.net YUL | YOW)

Today is the last day to register for Marriott's Getaway Bonus where you can earn up to 45,000 bonus points or free nights for your Marriott stays. See more on our Marriott page

And finally a reminder of our Redemption Stories post from yesterday on how we got 4 flights on WestJet totally for free.

Bonus Offers

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 500 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you make a purchase of $150 at Mileage Plan Shopping. More... Until Aug 6, 14

JetBlue TrueBlue (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 400 TrueBlue Points when you join Points for Surveys and complete your first survey. More... Until ?

United MileagePlus
- Double Premier Qualifying Miles on all qualifying roundtrips on United. More... Targeted Offer - May not work for everyone Until Sep 30, 14

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Triple Elevate Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Triple Elevate Points on a qualifying rental of 2 or more consecutive days at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Earn up to Quadruple Flying Club Miles for stays at any Shangri-La hotels, Kerry hotels or Traders hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Double Flying Club Miles on all Sixt Car Rentals Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Triple Flying Club Miles on all Sixt Car Rentals of 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Sep 14, 14

- Double Flying Club Miles on all No.1 Traveller lounge bookings when you book their lounge in Edinburgh and one of their London lounges. More... Until Aug 16, 14

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  1. donna katan-macdonaldAugust 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    airmiles to clubsobeys.com/link

  2. Yes the link is in the first paragraph but thanks!