Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oct 15 Update: Aeroplan and Rexall part ways, Double Starpoints in Tremblant, 5x Dividend Miles on Avis Rentals

We lose a good Aeroplan earning partner and lots of new bonuses today!

News, Tips & Tricks
Not so good news out of the Aeroplan camp today. They have announced that as of Oct 31 members will no longer be able to earn miles on their purchases at Rexall.  While the earning may have be relatively minor I am sad to see this partner go. There have been some great bonuses (remember the 800 miles for Adidas body wash?) and it was a good location to use for past Earn Your Wings promos (I still have some of the Rexall $1.09 bandage packages floating around from that promotion) plus at my most convenient shopping area in my community I used to have three places to earn Aeroplan miles, now that is down to one as Sobeys switched to Air Miles, Rexall is done in two weeks which only leaves me with Esso.


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Of the bonuses added today there are three that many of our frequent (or not so frequent) travellers should look into. The first is the Delta SkyMiles offer of 1,000 miles per night for stays at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels worldwide. If you stay at these high end brands be sure to check out this bonus. The second is the Starwood Preferred Guest offer in Tremblant, see below or even better see our post from earlier today showcasing this great deal and finally US Airways is offering 5x Dividend Miles on Avis rentals here in Canada and also in the U.S.

Bonus Offers
Delta SkyMiles
- 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles PER NIGHT at participating Waldorf Astoria or Conrad hotels and resorts Worldwide. More...   Until Dec 20, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles for stays at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Marriott Executive Apartments São Paulo or the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel. More...   Until Jan 14, 15
- Double Skywards Miles when you join the Marriott Rewards program and complete stays at Marriott Hotels Worldwide. More...   Book by Oct 31 for stays until Nov 30, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Quadruple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at newly opened Accor hotelsWorldwide. More... Book by Oct 31 for stays until Nov 30, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest

- Double Starpoints and 25% off for stays at the Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant More... Until Dec 18, 14
- 500 Bonus Starpoints and complimentary wifi for Thursday-Sunday stays at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. More... Book by Oct 31 for stays until Mar 31, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for Thursday-Monday stays at the The Westin Houston Downtown. More... Until Dec 31, 14

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Triple Victoria Miles when you book the “Triple Miles” rate with a minimum two-night stay at Worldhotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Victoria Miles when you subscribe to the Economist. More... Until Nov 30, 14

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 5x Dividend Miles on Avis rentals of 1 day or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico (excluding Alaska). More... Until Nov 30, 14
- 750 Bonus Dividend Miles on your next rental of 3 days or more at participating airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Voila Hotel Rewards
- Recieve Platinum Elite Status when you complete one eligible stay at any one of six participating Voila Hotel Rewards location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

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  1. The problem with Rexall is they just didn't have that many stores. Perhaps this will open things up for a partnership with one of the other drug store chains like London Drugs.

  2. London Drugs would be a great partner!

  3. Not possible since London Drugs is only in western Canada.

  4. Sure it's possible, both Sobeys and Rexall were only with Aeroplan in the west or west and Ontario. The question is does Aeroplan want to only have a drug store partner in the west or try with someone nationwide. Problem there is Rexall is now Air Miles and Shoppers Drug Mart has their own program so there really aren't any other nationwide drug stores to bring in.