Friday, November 28, 2014

Nov 28 Update: What happens to miles/points when you cancel your credit card, Air France Seat Sale, 13 bonus offers

Here are our news and bonus offer round up for the last day of this week and month!

News, Tips & Tricks
Fun Fact Friday: Did you know that our global website FrequentFlyerBonuses.com covers the most loyalty promotions out of all the major frequent flyer/travel points websites and blogs? In fact in a recent survey we conducted approximately only 30% of the offers FFB passes along to you are covered by other websites and blogs. And of those only thirty odd percent, FFB is the first to post these offers over 60% of the time! (and is first and only one for the other ~70%). If you are a global traveller and haven't visited FFB you should do so now and bookmark it! It is a valuable tool to have in your quest for more miles, more points and more rewards.


Reader question answered!

"I am just wondering if I lose my points that I get from the credit cards if I cancel the card?  I have a card with aeroplan points but I want to cancel it before the renewal fee comes into affect at the year mark"
With Aeroplan you won't lose the miles as long as they have posted to your Aeroplan account. Those miles typically post when your monthly statement is complete. If you cancel in between you may lose the miles just for that month depending on who issues the card but most will award you the miles for what you spent right up to cancellation. To make sure you don't lose any I would use the card right up to the statement date cut off then stop spending on the card and cancel it. For other cards with proprietary programs not connected to programs like Aeroplan, Air Miles etc. you may lose your miles/points when you cancel if you haven't used them. Depending on the card you may forfeit the points right when you cancel (so book travel before you cancel) while some others may give you up to 6 months after you cancel to use your points.

Air Miles is having a Super Bonus Event Black Friday Edition with bonus offers from Safeway, Michaels, Old Navy and more. You can access the offer details here.


And more news from the RC blog:

Travel Deals
Air France's
latest seat sale has some of the lowest fares we've seen from them in a while. You can fly to Europe for as little as $606 round trip all in. Book by Dec 3 for travel Dec 29 - May 6. Book online at airfrance.ca



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 Dec 31 for travel between Feb 1 - Mar 31, 15

American AAdvantage
- Triple AAdvantage Miles for stays on the Warm Winter Package at participating Regent Hotels Worldwide.More... Dec 15 - Feb 28, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you stay at any participating Ascott, Citadines or Somerset serviced residence. More... Dec 1 - Mar 31, 15
- Triple Asia Miles on purchases at any of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe. More... Until Jan 5, 14

China Southern Sky Pearl
- Double Sky Pearl Kilometers for stays at participating Best Western Hotels in China. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to Quadruple Sky Pearl Kilometers for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

Miles & More
- 500 Bonus Miles & More Miles PER NIGHT for up to three nights for stays at participating Falkensteiner Hotels. More... Dec 1 - 31, 14
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at Leonardo Hotels in Europe and Israel. More... Until Jan 31, 15
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at participating Lindner Hotels in Europe . More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 10,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles when you subscribe to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. More... Dec 1 - 31, 14

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid Plus Miles when you stay at participating Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- 3,000 Bonus Miles&Smiles Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Jun 30, 14

Wyndham Rewards
- 1,500 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach. More... Until Apr 30, 15


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Today Only: Earn 100 Bonus Air Miles for every $100 spent on gift cards at Safeway

The great deal of 55 Air Miles for $50 Gift Cards ended yesterday (I ended up buying 6 cards for 330 Air Miles) and now for today only, Safeway has come out with another deal. You will earn 100 Bonus Air Miles for every $100 spent on Gift Cards at Safeway up to a maximum of 500 Air Miles (or $500 spent). What makes this offer better in some ways than the 55 Air Miles deal is that the previous offer was limited to select retailers while this offer is for all gift cards other than Safeway, Pre Paid Credit Cards and LCBO gift cards. You can find all the details here but no coupon is required.

P.S.
Remember to use a credit card that earns extra miles or points on grocery store purchases!


Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards - Save 50% on Premium Economy award tickets between Toronto & Europe for Feb/Mar Travel

For the second month in a row we are lucky to see Canada included in Air France KLM's Promo Awards although there is only one option this month! These will be bookable as of December 1st and are good for award travel for February and March of 2015.  The offer this time is for 50% off Premium Economy Class between Toronto and Europe on Air France. 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 Air France, KLM, Air Europa and Kenya Airways award tickets in select cabins.  Due to increases in the regular award mileage requirements some time ago the promo awards are not as grand as they used to be but overall are still considered a great deal when compared to the regular mileage requirements. To take advantage of this deal you must book your promo award ticket between December 1st and 31st for travel between February 1st and March 31st, 2015. More details can be found here.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Why camp out in the cold when you can earn even more miles with Black Friday & Cyber Monday online shopping deals!

The biggest shopping days of the year for the U.S. are Black Friday and Cyber Monday while here in Canada it has always been Boxing Day. In the last few years Canada has caught on to the whole craze and now we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday as well.  While many people will choose to camp out at their favorite retailers for those amazing deals, most frequent flyers, mileage and points hounds will actually be happy at home relaxing in front of their computers to get their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping done. Why? The almighty miles and points. That's why. When shopping online these people will be earning their regular credit card miles and points for purchases as they would in-store but will earn even more by shopping via online shopping portals. While many major loyalty programs have online shopping portals for shopping at your favorite retailers some stand out for the upcoming crazy shopping days as not only will you earn your base miles through the mall and you credit card miles but you'll also earn bonus miles that these portals are offering! At the time of posting it appears that many of the U.S. based programs have not released their Black Friday/Cyber Monday bonus miles offerings yet or who knows maybe they aren't having any any since they know people are going to shop anyways!

Here are RC's top 4 online mall bonuses for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzies!

Air Miles
One of the largest and longest running Canadian online portals, airmilesshops.ca has some big bonuses in store! You'll earn 10x reward miles offer valid on qualifying purchases of $20 CDN or more, excluding shipping, duty and taxes, made in a single transaction on top of additional bonuses for individual retailers. For example,  The Source has 15x the Air Miles, which means even on a small $20 purchase you'll earn 24 Air Miles, on a $100 purchase its 120 miles! Find all the details here.


Aeroplan eStore
Getting noticeably less play than their new big shopping partner, Shop.ca, the Aeroplan eStore is still around and they're also having a Black Friday offer for online shopping. All purchases will earn 5x the miles per dollar spent and if you hold Distinction status you'll earn your relevant Distinction bonus over and above the 5x miles. Find all the details here. (oh and if you choose to shop via Shop.ca they have lots of Black Friday specials and you'll earn 5x the miles if it is your first purchase with them)


RBC Rewards eMall
One of the newest online portals in Canada, the RBC Rewards Mall is only for RBC credit card holders and they have quite the deal! Cardholders will earn up to 15x the RBC Rewards Points for online purchases made via RBC Rewards eMall. Since they state 'up to 15x' it seems like the bonus depends on the retailer, so some many not have any bonus while others will have the whopping 15x! Find all the details here.


Great Canadian Rebates / ebates.ca
Not into points or miles? You can always choose to earn cash back via the online portals that offer a rebate on online purchases. The two biggies in Canada are GreatCanadianRebates.ca and ebates.ca. ebates.ca will be awarding double cash back on Black Friday purchases, we have not seen what GCR is planning.

Nov 27 Update: SAS EuroBonus 2015 Mileage Earning Changes and JAL Mileage Bank 2015 Program Changes, Coast Hotels Pink Friday Sale

More programs changes being revealed, not so good news for JAL Premium Class travel out of YVR.

News, Tips & Tricks
SAS Scandinavian EuroBonus is the next airline to release mileage earning changes for 2015. Unfortunately those flying on the cheapest fares including some of the higher SAS Plus categories won't earn as many EuroBonus points. The only flights where there seems to be an increase in mileage earning is long haul business class. The good news is that Elite Status qualification is lowered! Point requirements for Gold status: 45 000 Basic points (previously 50 000) or 45 one-way trips (previously 50), for Diamond status: 90 000 Basic points (previously 100 000) or 90 one-way trips (previously 100) (Source SAS)
EuroBonus 2014 Chart
EuroBonus 2015 Chart



Japan Airlines Mileage Bank have also released the details of their 2015 program. Some the major highlights include
  • JAL International First Class and Business Class award tickets mileage requirements are changing, see the charts below for flights from Vancouver and other North American cities to Japan (not until Nov 1, 2015, now that's advance notice!!). As you can see business and first class are seeing major increases except on select days of the week and the lowest discount economy goes lower!
  • one way International award flights now only costing half the miles of a round trip flight.
  • new phone in fees for changing award ticket reservations
  • using miles to pay for excess baggage fees
  • award tickets will be able to be changed to the next higher class without the mileage reinstatement fee (Source JAL)
2014 Chart
2015 Chart


Travel Deals 
Coast Hotels Coast Rewards members can save up to 40% off stays booked during their Pink Friday sale. Find all the details here.


Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier
- 1,000 Bonus Club Premier Kilometers for any stay booked on PointsHound. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Hilton HHonors
- Earn up to 50% Bonus HHonors Points when you buy you points online. More... Until Dec 22, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn 2,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you join the IHG Rewards Club Program. More... For Residents of the U.S. and Canada only Until Dec 7, 14

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in the Asia Pacific region. More...Until Feb 28 ,15
- Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor hotels in Italy, Greece or Israel. More... Book by Dec 20 for stays until Feb 1, 15
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor hotels in Portugal. More... Book by Dec 16 for stays until Jan 11, 15
- 870 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at the Francis Hotel Bath. More... Book by Feb 22 for stays until Mar 31, 15
- 575 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any participating Accor Hotels in the U.K.. More... Book by Mar 3 for stays Dec 12 - Apr 13, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 7,500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two nights or more at 5 hotels in the New Orleans area. More... Until Jan 11, 15
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you use a Marriott Rewards Credit Card for stays at participating Marriott Hotels in the U.K.. More... Jan 1 - Mar 31, 15

Oman Air Sindbad (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Sindbad Miles on Oman Air flights between Muscat and Amman, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beirut, Cairo, Chennai, Cochin, Colombo, Dammam, Dar-es-Salam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jeddah, Karachi, Kathmandu, London, Madinah, Male, Milan, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Salalah, Tehran, Trivandrum, Zanzibar and Zurich. More... Until Dec 31, 14

United MileagePlus
- Triple MileagePlus Miles for stays on the Warm Winter Package at participating Regent Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 15 - Feb 28, 15



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In what seems to be an extremely simple and easy way to earn 2,000 IHG Rewards Club points for free may actually not be all that simple. Why? Most of you are already members! Based on the popularity of our IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points page and all IHG posts here on the RC blog we figure the majority of you are already members. But if for some reason you have not joined this program now is the time to do so as you'll get 2,000 points for doing so if you live in the U.S. or Canada!

Offer Details
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nov 26 Update: Alaska Airlines 2015 Mileage Earning Changes, British Aiways Gold Guest List Qualification changes

Alaska Airlines makes positive earning changes for flying on their planes!

News, Tips & Tricks
Alaska Airlines has released some details of mileage earning changes that will take place on January 1st 2015 and for those flying on Alaska metal the changes are good for those who fly on more expensive tickets. For those flying on Delta but crediting to MileagePlan it isn't good. These are further signs of the heated battle going on for Seattle between the two carriers.
MileagePlan earning on Alaska Airlines Flights


British Airways is changing the qualification criteria for their Gold Guest List elite status. Here is an excerpt from FlyerTalk where a BA representative posted this news:
You can qualify for Gold Guest List by either reaching 5,000 Tier Points during one single Tier Point Collection Year or by reaching 3,000 Tier Points in two consecutive Tier Point Collection Years. From 1st January 2015 Members will only be able to qualify for Gold Guest List by reaching 5,000 Tier Points during one single Tier Point Collection Year – which means that Members will no longer be able to qualify by reaching 3,000 Tier Points in two consecutive years....

...There is no change to the renewal criteria meaning that existing Gold Guest List Members can continue to renew by reaching 3,000 Tier Points during their Tier Point Collection Year.

 And more news in the form of other posts on the RC blog:



Bonus Offers

Asiana Club
- Triple Club Miles for stays on the Warm Winter Package at participating Regent Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 15 - Feb 28, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 100 Bonus Asia Miles when you make your first purchase via the Asia Miles iShop portal. More... Until Jan 5, 15

Delta SkyMiles
- 2,500 Bonus SkyMiles for stays at any Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 750 Bonus HawaiianMiles PER NIGHT for stays at the The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. More... Until Apr 30, 15
- 1,500 Bonus HawaiianMiles for stays of 3+ nights at the Lumeria Maui. More... Until Jan 31, 15

Japan Airlines MileageBank
- Receive up to a 50% Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you use your miles to upgrade your flight. More... Valid only for JMB FLY ON Status Members Apr 1, 15 - Mar 31, 16

The Leading Hotels of World Leaders Club
- Earn up to Triple Stay Credit and up to 50% off at participating The Leading Hotels of the World locations Worldwide More... Book by Dec 1 for stays until Jan 31, 15

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles on international roundtrip flights between any Copa Airlines destination and Campinas. More... Dec 10 - Jan 10, 15


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Earn up to $200 Statement Credit when you apply for an Amex AeroplanPlus Card and book an Air Canada Flight


American Express and Air Canada have teamed up for a new sign up offer for the AeroplanPlus Platinum and AeroplanPlus Gold Cards. The offers are for 30,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and a $200 statement credit if you book an Air Canada flight within 12 months of approval for the Platinum Card or 20,000 Bonus Miles and $100 Statement credit for the Gold version. Essentially with these offers the bonus miles have been lowered to account for the statement credit. The best offer right now for the Platinum Card is the refer a friend bonus is 41,000 Aeroplan Miles or the standard public offer of 40,000 miles. While the Gold Card is 26,000 miles for the refer a friend offer or 25,000 for the standard public offer.

So the dilemma is which offer is better for you? Do you give up up to 11,000 miles for the $200 statement credit or up to 6,000 miles for the $100 credit on the Gold Card? If you value Aeroplan Miles at 1 cent a piece then the statement credits are a better deal but for many people Aeroplan Miles are worth more than that especially if redeeming for business class tickets so the miles would be worth more. If you value them at 2 cents a piece, the miles are definitely the better way to go.

If you are only looking the Gold version another option is the American Express Gold Rewards Card as it offer 25,000 Membership Rewards Points (equals 25,000 Aeroplan Miles) and is first year free.

For more details on the Air Canada statement credit offer see here.




Best Western Winter Systemwide promo - 500 Bonus Reward Points for bookings made online


For the third promotional period in a row Best Western is only bonusing bookings made online via their website. It also appears that Best Western may be doing quite well as the bonus has dwindled to only 500 points from the previous 1,000 to 1,500 we saw. Even elites don't get love here with an extra bonus like we saw on the promo that ended on November 23rd. Anyways, if you are Best Westerner a bonus is a bonus so you should register for it and book via bestwestern.com to up your point intake.

Offer Details
500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide when you book online. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required)  Until Feb 1, 15

You can always check out our Best Western Rewards bonus points page for even more bonus point deals!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Qatar Airways 2 for 1 Business Class Sale out of Montreal (includes 50% bonus miles) - Book by Nov 26


Qatar Airways has a launched yet another global 2 for 1 business class sale and once again it includes their flights out of Montreal to various destinations Worldwide. Fares start as low as $2,890 all in and must be booked by October 31st for travel between December 1 and March 26. The offer also includes 50% bonus QMiles if you are a member of Qatar Airways Privilege Club. You must register for the bonus miles by logging into your account, clicking on 'My Offers' and selecting the promotion at least 24 hours prior to flying.

Full details and online booking

Sample fares:

Nov 25 Update: Earn & Redeem Scene Points at Sport Chek, 500 Bonus Points on Best Western stays, Air Canada Gift Card promo

Cineplex shows us their first steps in becoming a coalition type programs and Best Western's next systemwide promo is here.

News, Tips & Tricks
Back in September when we released our Top 5 Travel Rewards Currencies we told you that one program to watch out for was Cineplex's Scene program. We told you this because it was set to grow beyond earning points primarily at movies and via Scotiabank. Now we know of one of the first forays of Scene building into a coalition type program as they have added Sport Chek to their roster for points earning and redemption. Sport Chek used to be an Air Miles partner not too long ago and it looks like they may have missed being part of the loyalty world so it is nice to see them join up with Scene. You'll earn 1 scene point for every $1 spent at Sport Chek and be able redeem 1,000 points for a $10 savings which is your typical 1% return if you don't include any bonuses. Find out more here.


It looks like Toronto will once again have direct service to Russia after losing Aeroflot. Transaero, another large Russian carrier will begin 1x weekly service between Toronto and Moscow on December 19th. Transaero has their own frequent flyer program called Privilege and they are not part of any airline alliance (their FFP actually has no airline partners) (Source Airlineroute.net).

If you purchase $500 or more of Air Canada gift cards by December 1st you receive a promo code for 10% off a future Air Canada flight. The 10% promotional code is valid for flight bookings made by December 9, 2014, for travel between January 10, 2015 and June 17, 2015. So if you know you'll be booking Air Canada flights by the 9th for travel during the period they allow just buy yourself some gift cards to pay for that flight and use the code to save 10%. Find out more here.


Costco.ca is offering 3x Aeroplan Miles on all purchases made from today to December 1st. Find out more here.


Bonus Offers

airberlin topbonus
- Triple topbonus Miles for stays on the Warm Winter Package at participating Regent Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 15 - Feb 28, 15
- 1,000 Free topbonus Miles for registering for the frequent renter offer from Sixt. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 2,000 topbonus Miles on all of your Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Best Western Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at Best Western Hotels Worldwide when you book online. More... Until Feb 1, 15

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Avios for your first booking made via Kaligo.com. More... Until Jan 31, 15

Hilton HHonors
- Double HHonors Points when you book the 2X Points Package at participating Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 19, 16

JetBlue TrueBlue
(on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to 50% Bonus TrueBlue Points when you buy or gift points. More... Until Dec 30, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard Dulles Airport Chantilly.More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per NIGHT at the Residence Inn or Courtyard Philadelphia Montgomeryville. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Residence Inn Texarkana. More... Until Dec 31, 14


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airberlin: 1,000 Free topbonus Miles for registering for the frequent renter offer from Sixt returns!


Today we see the return of a free miles offer we saw earlier this year (see our post from July) Sixt is offering members of airberlin's topbonus program 1,000 free miles simply for registering on their site for a frequent renter offer from them.

When I signed up for the offer in July we did actually receive the miles, unlike the similar Miles&More offer which seems many people did not receive their miles.

To earn the 1,000 bonus topbonus miles simply register online by December 31st.


The registration also offer bonus miles on multiple Sixt rentals, if you complete 5+ rentals you'll earn 1,000 miles per rental, 10+ rentals earn 1,500 while 20+ earns 2,000. The latter two may be tough when the promotional period is only 38 days long.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Nov 24 Update: Aeroplan launches another 30th Anniversary contest, IHG PointBreaks, Air Miles rebate on Best Western redemptions

A great start to week for the world of Travel Rewards!

News, Tips & Tricks
Aeroplan's 30 Anniversary celebrations haven't stopped as they have a new contest to finish up the year! The contest runs for the next 30 days and is awarding a total of 10,000,000 Aeroplan Miles. The grand prizes are 10 each of 500,000 miles, 9 secondary prizes and more. The are multiple ways to earn entries. For the Grand Prizes the first entry is registering for the contest, then you earn additional entries each time you swipe your Aeroplan card at Aeroplan partners and/or use an Aeroplan affiliated financial card. The secondary prize entries are weekly based, with this first week getting entries from shopping at Home Hardware for a chance to win a $250 Gift Card. Each week after that are other tasks, all of which you can view on the contest site now so you can plan you shopping and actions accordingly. To find out more and to enter the contest visit 30years.aeroplan.com/


Other news posted to the RC blog today:

Travel Deals
IHG
has an up to 25% off sale for stays at any participating hotels in Asia (excluding China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), Middle East and Africa. Stays must be booked by Feb 28 for travel until Dec 31, 15. Full details and online booking

Bonus Offers

Air Miles (Canada)
- Receive up to 100 Bonus Air Miles when you redeem Air Miles for a stay at any Best Western Hotel Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 points per award night - IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Redeem only 5,000 points for stays at select hotels Worldwide. . More... Until Feb 28, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- 575 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at any participating Accor Hotels in the U.K.. More... Book by Mar 3 for stays Dec 12 - Apr 13, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at Boscolo Hotels in Czech Republic, Hungary or Italy. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel. More... Until Dec 30, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT at the Residence Inn Atlanta Airport North/Virginia Avenue. More... Until Dec 30, 14
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Miles & More
- 500 Bonus Miles & More Miles for stays at the MOXY Milan Malpensa Airport. More... Book by Dec 15 for stays until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 11,500 Bonus Miles & More Miles when you apply for the Miles & More credit card from mbna. More... Residents of the U.K. only Until Dec 22, 14

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 14


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How to earn even more Air Miles Reward Miles on your Safeway Gift Card purchases this week!


Last week we let you know about a great deal to earn bonus Air Miles at Safeway for buying Gift Cards. The bonus is 55 bonus miles for each $50 Gift Card you buy for select merchants. I won't go into more details about those as you can read all about it in the actual post (and print the coupons).

Now the latest email has an offer that if you use an American Express Air Miles card at Safeway this week you can earn 75 bonus Air Miles when you spend $75 or more in one transaction. So if you just buy two gift cards for $100 you'll come out with 185 Bonus Air Miles on top of the Air Miles you'd normally earn on one of those American Express Air Miles cards. This offers runs during the exact same time period as the Gift Card offer. Happy bonusing everyone!

These are the terms and conditions of the offer:
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IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks now live for stays until Feb 28, 15 (165 Hotels Participating, 2 in Canada)


Last Friday we were one of the first to bring the details of the newest IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks offers and are happy to tell you that they are now live! There are 165 Hotels participating in this set of offers and are now open for booking for stays until Feb 28, 15 (subject to availability). Unfortunately for those of you stuck traveling within the confines of our beautiful country you'll only find two Canadian locations participating. The Crowne Plaza Fredricton is a good choice and a great deal at 5,000 points while those primarily in the Oil & Gas Industry who are self employed may find redeeming 5,000 points in Ft. St. John as a good cost savings measure.

Each Reward Night at these participating hotels will be only 5,000 IHG Rewards Club points during the above mentioned dates. Remember the new PointBreaks rules that a member can only book up to 2 reward reservations per hotel participating in the individual offer (ie 2 at Pointbreaks hotels and 2 at Last Minute Reward Night hotels).  My tip to get around this would be to book 2 reservations with one IHG Rewards Club account and then have your spouse book 2 more etc. Of course this is dependent on both accounts having enough points to redeem for these awards. Also be sure to book these ASAP as once the allotted nights are booked at certain locations those hotels will fall off the list.

Why are IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks such a great deal? Because they offer reward nights at participating IHG hotels Worldwide for only 5,000 Rewards Club points. For those of you not to familiar with IHG Rewards Club , normal redemption rates for Rewards Club reward nights run from as low as 10,000 points for some Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations to 50,000 points for ultra-luxurious InterContinental locations and even these locations can participate in PointBreaks. So as you can see you can receive a discount of 50 to 88% off the regular redemption rates. You may be thinking that the high end hotels won't participate but they do depending on the time of year! Please note that like most loyalty promotions these offers are capacity controlled so I advise to book sooner than later to ensure you get the PointBreaks rate. These offers are now bookable via the primary PointsBreaks page or via the individual hotel links below.
 


This is the list of hotels as provided to us by IHG:

Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS FORT ST JOHN

NEW BRUNSWICK
CROWNE PLAZA FREDERICTON-LORD BEAVERBROOK

United States


ALABAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MONTGOMERY - EAST I-85
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SYLACAUGA

ARIZONA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ORO VALLEY-
TUCSON NORTH

CANDLEWOOD SUITES TUCSON

ARKANSAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MALVERN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MORRILTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VAN BUREN-
FT SMITH AREA


CALIFORNIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES INDIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES JACKSON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LIVERMORE
HOLIDAY INN PALMDALE-LANCASTER
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES TEHACHAPI
HWY 58/MILL ST.


COLORADO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CO SPRINGS-
AIR FORCE ACADEMY


CONNECTICUT
HOLIDAY INN NEW LONDON - MYSTIC AREA
EVEN HOTEL NORWALK

DELAWARE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DOVER

FLORIDA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BARTOW
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BROOKSVILLE WEST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LIVE OAK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PANAMA CITY-TYNDALL

GEORGIA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AUGUSTA EAST
STAYBRIDGE SUITES COLUMBUS - FORT BENNING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES HINESVILLE EAST -
FORT STEWART

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MOULTRIE

IDAHO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SANDPOINT NORTH

ILLINOIS
STAYBRIDGE SUITES AURORA/NAPERVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BOURBONNAIS (KANKAKEE/BRADLEY)
CANDLEWOOD SUITES CHAMPAIGN-URBANA UNIV AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MATTOON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MORRIS

INDIANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES KOKOMO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WASHINGTON

IOWA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CEDAR RAPIDS-I-380
@ 33RD AVE

CANDLEWOOD SUITES SIOUX CITY - SOUTHERN HILLS

KENTUCKY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES HAZARD

LOUISIANA
CROWNE PLAZA EXECUTIVE CENTER BATON ROUGE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS COVINGTON-MADISONVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DENHAM SPRINGS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MORGAN CITY -
TIGER ISLAND

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES NEW IBERIA-
AVERY ISLAND


MAINE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BIDDEFORD

MARYLAND
CANDLEWOOD SUITES ABERDEEN-EDGEWOOD-BEL AIR
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BALTIMORE WEST -
CATONSVILLE

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS WASHINGTON DC - BW PARKWAY

MICHIGAN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CANTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HASTINGS
CROWNE PLAZA LANSING WEST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DETROIT
NORTH - TROY


MINNESOTA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ROGERS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ST. PAUL NE
(VADNAIS HEIGHTS)

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WILLMAR

MISSISSIPPI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CORINTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FULTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GRENADA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES JACKSON
DOWNTOWN - COLISEUM

HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES TUPELO NORTH


MISSOURI
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MARYVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SIKESTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ST. JOSEPH

MONTANA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GLENDIVE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES SIDNEY

NEBRASKA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES OMAHA AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES YORK

NEVADA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES WINNEMUCCA

NEW JERSEY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CARNEYS POINT
NJ TRNPK EXIT 1


NEW MEXICO
CROWNE PLAZA ALBUQUERQUE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES DEMING
MIMBRES VALLEY

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES LOS ALAMOS
ENTRADA PARK


NEW YORK
STAYBRIDGE SUITES BUFFALO-AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PAINTED POST - CORNING AREA

NORTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GOLDSBORO -
BASE AREA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HICKORY-HICKORY MART
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MONROE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES ROANOKE RAPIDS SE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES WILMINGTON EAST

OHIO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BOWLING GREEN
HOLIDAY INN DAYTON/FAIRBORN I-675
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MARION
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES VAN WERT

OKLAHOMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES CHICKASHA
CANDLEWOOD SUITES MIDWEST CITY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GLENPOOL-
TULSA SOUTH

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PRYOR

PENNSYLVANIA
HOLIDAY INN BENSALEM-PHILADELPHIA AREA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PITTSBURGH SW - SOUTHPOINTE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EXTON-LIONVILLE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GREENSBURG
HOLIDAY INN WILKES BARRE - EAST MOUNTAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES YORK

SOUTH CAROLINA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SUMTER

TENNESSEE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES KNOXVILLE AIRPORT-ALCOA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES MORRISTOWN

TEXAS
CROWNE PLAZA DALLAS NEAR GALLERIA-ADDISON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES HOUSTON-ALVIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FAIRFIELD-NORTH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES FLORESVILLE
HOLIDAY INN DALLAS-FORT WORTH AIRPORT S
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES GRAHAM

UTAH
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SPRINGVILLE-
SOUTH PROVO AREA


VIRGINIA
STAYBRIDGE SUITES CHANTILLY - FAIRFAX
CANDLEWOOD SUITES HARRISONBURG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES SUFFOLK
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES WINCHESTER

WASHINGTON
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VANCOUVER NORTH -
SALMON CREEK


WEST VIRGINIA
HOLIDAY INN HOTEL AND SUITES BARBOURSVILLE
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LOGAN

WISCONSIN
CANDLEWOOD SUITES LA CROSSE
STAYBRIDGE SUITES MADISON-EAST
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PLEASANT PRAIRIE /
KENOSHA


WYOMING
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES BUFFALO

Europe

BELGIUM
CROWNE PLAZA LI√ąGE

FINLAND
CROWNE PLAZA HELSINKI

FRANCE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STRASBOURG - SUD
CROWNE PLAZA LYON - CITE INTERNATIONALE

GERMANY
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AUGSBURG
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STUTTGART AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NEUNKIRCHEN
HOLIDAY INN STUTTGART
CROWNE PLAZA WIESBADEN

IRELAND
CROWNE PLAZA DUNDALK

ITALY
HOLIDAY INN SALERNO - CAVA DE' TIRRENI
HOLIDAY INN NOLA - NAPLES VULCANO BUONO

RUSSIA
HOLIDAY INN MOSCOW - SOKOLNIKI

SPAIN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MADRID - GETAFE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS VALENCIA - BONAIRE

SWITZERLAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AFFOLTERN AM ALBIS

TURKEY
CROWNE PLAZA ISTANBUL - ASIA

UNITED KINGDOM
STAYBRIDGE SUITES BIRMINGHAM
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BIRMINGHAM - SNOW HILL
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT
HOLIDAY INN SOLIHULL

Asia

INDIA
HOLIDAY INN AMRITSAR RANJIT AVENUE
HOLIDAY INN COCHIN
CROWNE PLAZA KOCHI

INDONESIA
HOLIDAY INN JAKARTA KEMAYORAN

MALAYSIA
HOLIDAY INN KUALA LUMPUR GLENMARIE

THAILAND
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SATHORN

CHINA-PEOPLES REPUBLIC
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BEIJING YIZHUANG
CROWNE PLAZA BEIJING LIDO
HOLIDAY INN TEMPLE OF HEAVEN BEIJING
HOLIDAY INN CHENGDU XINDU
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CHENGDU WEST GATE
HOLIDAY INN HOHHOT
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SHANGHAI GONGKANG

Middle East & Africa

EGYPT
INTERCONTINENTAL THE PALACE PORT GHALIB RESORT

JORDAN
HOLIDAY INN AMMAN
HOLIDAY INN RESORT DEAD SEA

MAURITIUS
HOLIDAY INN MAURITIUS AIRPORT

QATAR
CROWNE PLAZA DOHA - THE BUSINESS PARK

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
HOLIDAY INN ABU DHABI

Central & South America

ARGENTINA
HOLIDAY INN ROSARIO

BRAZIL
HOLIDAY INN PORTO ALEGRE

CHILE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS IQUIQUE

ECUADOR
HOLIDAY INN GUAYAQUIL AIRPORT

PANAMA
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PANAMA DISTRITO FINANCIERO

Mexico

MEXICO
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CABO SAN LUCAS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SALTILLO ZONA AEROPUERTO
CROWNE PLAZA TORREON
HOLIDAY INN CAMPECHE
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES PUEBLA ANGELOPOLIS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SAN LUIS POTOSI
CROWNE PLAZA XALAPA
INTERCONTINENTAL PRESIDENTE MERIDA