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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...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for Choice Hotels stays this Fall


The Triple Aeroplan Miles offer for Choice Hotel stays that we saw this past Spring has returned for the fall! Remember to earn the bonus miles you must be a Choice Privileges member and set your earning preference to Aeroplan

Offer details
Triple Aeroplan Miles for every qualifying stay at any participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Cambria Suites®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn® or Ascend Hotel Collection® location.** . Full Details and online Booking Sep 1 - Nov 30, 14

**Points cannot be earned in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden and including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. 

Aug 29 Update: Amex Air Miles Platinum sign up bonus increased, VIA Rail Preference Bonuses, Fall Best Western promo released

http://www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/am_dual_RTP_515_en.shtml?&cpid=100148755Here is our last update for August!

News, Tips & Tricks
Two of the American Express Air Miles cards were updated today. The American Express Air Miles Platinum has had its sign up bonus increased to 1,500 miles while the Air Miles Reserve has dropped from 2,500 to 1,700. Both cards still have the same spend requirements to earn those bonuses. Of course the Air Miles Platinum comes first year free so those 1,500 Miles are essentially 'free miles' as long as you use the card on spend that you were going to complete anyways. See the bonus offer section for more details.


The latest set of Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards are out but once again there are no offerings from Canada. Their are options out of Detroit and New York which are possibilites for those of you in Ontario/Quebec. You could drive to Detroit or fly to NYC on a 9,000 Avios British Airways Executive Club ticket (see here for more details on that latter option)


Bonus Offers

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 Sep 30 for travel between Nov 1 and Dec 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles per stay starting from your second stay at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. Maximum of 40,000 Bonus Miles awarded. More... Book by Oct 12 for stays until Oct 31, 14

Air Miles
- 5x AIR MILES reward miles when you shop online at over 175 stores via airmilesshops.ca. More... Until Sep 8, 14
- 1,700 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles when you charge a total of $3,000 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership with the American Express® Air Miles® Reserve Card. More... Until ?
- 1,500 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles when you charge a total of $500 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership with the The American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card More... Until ?

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points and up to 20% off when you book the Best Value or Web Special Rate at Best Western Hotels Worldwide. Best Western Rewards elite members get 1,500 bonus points. More... Sep 2 - Nov 23, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles and save up to 33% on rentals of 3 or more days at participating Hertz locations in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Czech Republic, mainland France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, mainland Spain or the UK. More...Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Dec 31, 14

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 3,000 Bonus Enrich Miles on your next Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Oct 31 for stays until Apr 30, 15

United MileagePlus
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles for rentals participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.More... Until Sep 30, 14

VIA Rail Preference
- Double Preference Points on all VIA Rail travel in Economy class. More... Until Sep 30, 14
- Triple Preference Points when you travel on the Ocean or the Canadian. More... Register by Sep 15 for travel until Sep 30, 14
- 25% Preference Points Discount for reward travel on the Ocean or the Canadian. More... Until Nov 30, 14

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 500 Bonus Elevate Points on your first purchase made at the Virgin America Elevate Fly Store. More... Until Sep 30, 14

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VIA Rail: Double Preference Points for travel in Economy Class in September

VIA Rail Preference is one of those programs we try to track here on Rewards Canada and haven't doesn't so well with doing so! We are trying to change that and that starts with this new offer of Double Points in their Preference program for travel in Economy Class during the month of September. With that said however there are also two promotions of Triple Points for travel on the Ocean or the Canadian until the end of September. So if you travels on VIA take you on either of those two be sure to register for them by September 15th.

This offer for Double Points also requires registration and when you click through the link below you may not actually see the offer until you log in upon which the offer should appear and have a registration button.

Offer Details
- Earn Double Preference Points on all VIA Rail travel in Economy class. Full Details Until Sep 30, 14

- Triple Preference Points when you travel on the Ocean or the Canadian. This applies whether you travel in Economy or Sleeper class. Full Details Register by Sep 15 for travel until Sep 30, 14

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Air Canada Earn Your Wings 3rd Edition - AC Altitude members can earn up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles


On Tuesday we brought you a quick synopsis of the newest version of Air Canada's Earn Your Wings promotion. This third incarnation of one of our favourite promotions for Canadian's sees eligibility tightened up as it is only available to Air Canada Altitude members. One could consider this a true frequent flyer promotion as almost all of the earning and bonus opportunities are for flying on Air Canada with a few select earning options from Fairmont and Avis. This is unlike the previous two versions which also appeased the frequent shopper portion of Air Canada and the majority of Aeroplan's membership base by offering many methods to earn 'Wings' which later translated into Aeroplan miles.

The premise of this and past Earn Your Wings promotions is to earn Wings by completing various earning actions.  In this third version you will receive 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for every 2,000 Wings collected.  The more 'Wings' you collect the more Aeroplan miles you earn with a maximum  of 750,000 Aeroplan Miles awarded per individual. If you end up in the top 20 Wings earners you will get an equal share of 10,000,000 Aeroplan Miles (500,000) over and above the miles you earn from the promotion.

Your first 500 Wings are super easy as they are awarded just for registering for Earn Your Wings.

Here are all the methods to receive wings with EYW:
  • Earn 500 Wings simply for having Air Canada Altitude status upon registration.
  • Earn a minimum of 100 Wings for every take off and for every landing on any Air Canada (including flights operated by Air Canada Express) and Air Canada rougeTM flight. This translates to a minimum of 200 Wings per flight segment. There are 62 airports that will earn a higher amount of Wings for every take off and every landing. Refer to the list of cities that will earn Destination badges.
  • Earn extra Wings by collecting badges (see Collect Badges).
  • Finish in the Top 20 and earn your share of 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles.
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To participate in Earn Your Wings you must be an Air Canada Altitude member and register online at: http://earnyourwings.aircanada.com/ by October 3rd. Flights booked between August 25th and October 3rd that are completed by November 30th will count towards earning your wings.

Here is the complete list of badges that offer additional Wings:

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Cross Channel badge

Pick which side of the Channel you like best – or try both! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 3 following airports: London Heathrow (LHR), Brussels (BRU), Paris (CDG).
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Palace badge

Feel like royalty every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 3 following airports: Paris (CDG), Milan (MXP), Madrid (MAD).
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Maple Leaf Lounge badge

Visit in the comfort and style of our Air Canada Maple Leaf™ Lounges and enjoy unmatched service and exceptional modern amenities. Whether at New York LaGuardia (LGA), or at our most recent lounges in Frankfurt (FRA) and... Read More
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Scenic Drive badge

From East to West, take the scenic route! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 3 following airports to earn this badge: Winnipeg (YWG), Quebec City (YQB), Halifax (YHZ).
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Happy Hour badge

A toast to you! Indulge in the sand and sun and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: Mexico City (MEX), Kingston (KIN), Montego Bay (MBJ), Bridgetown (BGI).
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Castle badge

Experience the regalia every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI).
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Canal badge

Visit these unique urban waterways and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: Manchester (MAN), Paris (CDG), Venice (VCE), Copenhagen (CPH).
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Pacific badge

Explore the great Pacific coastline and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 4 Pacific Coast airports: Sydney (SYD), Tokyo Narita (NRT), Tokyo Haneda (HND), Seoul-Incheon (ICN).
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Dulce de Leche badge

Satisfy your sweet tooth after earning this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 5 South American airports: São Paulo (GRU), Bogotá (BOG), Lima (LIM), Santiago (SCL), Buenos Aires (EZE).
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Prairie badge

From plentiful plains to the ‘Breadbasket,’ earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of the following 4 airports: Edmonton (YEG), Saskatoon (YXE), Regina (YQR), Winnipeg (YWG).
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Trillium badge

Travelling through the province of this emblematic flora? Earn this badge every time you take off or land at all 3 of these Ontario airports: Ottawa (YOW), Thunder Bay (YQT) and Toronto's island airport (YTZ).
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Biergarten badge

Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of the following 5 airports, located in cities famous for their local brew: Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Geneva (GVA), Zurich (ZRH).
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Citrus badge

Experience the zest of travel and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of the following 5 Sunshine State city airports: Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA), Fort Myers (RSW).
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Theatre badge

From West 42nd to the West End, earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of these 5 airports, located in theatre capitals: London Heathrow (LHR), Paris (CDG), Los Angeles (LAX), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Toronto's... Read More
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East Coast badge

Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of these 6 airports across North America’s ‘coast with the most’: Philadelphia (PHL), New York LaGuardia (LGA), New York Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Washington Dulles... Read More
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Sun Belt badge

Slap on your sunscreen and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of these 6 sun-soaked airports: Houston (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Phoenix (PHX).
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Mileage Run badge

Feeling adventurous? Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 9 of these 11 worldwide airports: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA), Edmonton (YEG), Saskatoon (YXE), Regina (YQR), Winnipeg... Read More
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Air Canada rouge badge

Explore the culture and cobblestones of Europe, enjoy the upbeat Air Canada rouge spirit, and you’ll see that Air Canada rouge is a new way to vacation. Earn this badge by taking off or landing at any 2 of the following 8 rouge™... Read More
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Emperor badge

The dynasty is gone but the splendour remains! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 3 following airports: Hong Kong (HKG), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG).
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YQB badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Quebec City, Quebec.
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YOW badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Ottawa, Ontario.
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YTZ badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Toronto’s island airport, Ontario.
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YWG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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YXE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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YQR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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YEG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Edmonton, Alberta.
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YQT badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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YHZ badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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LGA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in New York City – LaGuardia.
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EWR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Newark.
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LAX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Los Angeles.
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SFO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in San Francisco.
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BOS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Boston.
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IAH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Houston.
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SEA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Seattle.
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PHX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Phoenix.
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PHL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Philadelphia.
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LAS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Las Vegas.
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SAN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in San Diego.
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ORD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Chicago.
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DCA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Washington D.C. – Dulles.
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MIA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Miami.
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FLL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Fort Lauderdale.
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MCO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Orlando.
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TPA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Tampa.
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RSW badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Fort Myers.
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CDG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Paris.
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NCE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Nice.
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LHR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in London Heathrow.
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MAN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Manchester.
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DUB badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Dublin.
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EDI badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Edinburgh.
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FRA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Frankfurt.
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MUC badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Munich.
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BRU badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Brussels.
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GVA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Geneva.
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ZHR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Zurich.
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FCO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Rome.
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MXP badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Milan.
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VCE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Venice.
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MAD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Madrid.
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BCN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Barcelona.
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CPH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Copenhagen.
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LIS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Lisbon.
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ATH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Athens.
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SYD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Sydney.
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NRT badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Tokyo-Narita.
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HND badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Tokyo-Haneda.
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PEK badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Beijing.
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PVG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Shanghai.
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HKG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Hong Kong.
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ICN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Seoul.
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MEX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Mexico City, Mexico.
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GRU badge

Awarded when you take off or land in São Paolo, Brazil.
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BOG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Bogotá, Colombia.
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LIM badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Lima, Peru.
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SCL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Santiago, Chile.
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EZE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MBJ badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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KIN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Kingston, Jamaica.
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BGI badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Bridgetown, Barbados.
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Rest Up Badge

Sit back, relax, and earn the Rest Up badge (250 Wings) for every take off and every landing when you enjoy the benefits of flying in Premium Economy, Premium rouge, or Business Class to any eligible airport on the Destination... Read More
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Stretch Out! Badge

Lie back, relax, and earn the Stretch Out! badge (500 Wings) for every take off and every landing to any eligible international airport (Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America) on the Destination badge list, while basking in the ultimate... Read More
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Altitude badge

Earn 500 Wings simply for registering and having Air Canada Altitude status. You must register between August 25 and October 3 inclusively to earn this badge.
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Avis Badge

Earn 250 Wings for every 2 Avis car rental transactions with rental pickup date between August 25 and November 30 inclusively, regardless of booking date. You must provide your Aeroplan Number when booking with Avis and have... Read More
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Fairmont Badge

Earn 500 Wings for every 2 hotel stays with Fairmont with a check-out date between August 25 and November 30 inclusively. You must provide your Aeroplan Number when making your Fairmont booking and have earned Aeroplan Miles in... Read More
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Top 20 Badge

Congratulations on making it to the top! Earn your share of 10,000,000 bonus miles for landing in the final Top 20 of the leaderboard on March 16, 2015. This badge will be awarded on March 17, 2015.
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Shooting Star badge

Welcome to the start of something great! The first time you accumulate 10,000 Wings, receive this badge worth 2,000 Wings!
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Rising Star badge

More Wings, more miles! Receive this badge once you accumulate 25,000 Wings and earn 2,000 Wings!
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Mega Star badge

Reach for the top! Receive this badge once you accumulate 50,000 Wings and earn 2,000 Wings!
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New Badge #1

Watch this space and check your email for more details of a new badge offer.
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New Badge #2

Watch this space and check your email for more details of a new badge offer.
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New Badge #3

Watch this space for more details of a new badge offer.