Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jan 8 Update: Alaska Airlines First Bag Free in January, Link your AAdvantage & Dividend Miles accounts, Free miles for American & Virgin Atlantic

News, Tips & Tricks
Looks like another benefit, albeit not a major one, has been removed from Visa Infinite Privilege cards (TD, RBC, CIBC et al). This time its the Hailo Car/Taxi services that have been removed. The 12 $5 credits are no longer available. You'll see that this has been removed from the terms on their site.

Alaska Airlines is offering the first checked bag free to their Mileage Plan members for the month of January. If you are flying Alaska Airlines this month out of their Western Canadian gateways make sure you join Mileage Plan if you are not a member yet (free to join). Find all the details here.

American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles are now allowing you to link your accounts in both programs as the anticipated merge nears. There is no sharing of benefits, privileges etc. when you link your accounts, it simply makes the process easier when time comes to amalgamate your Dividend Miles account into your AAdvantage account. (Source One Mile at a Time)

And of course the big news today is our post on the state of Credit Card Rewards: 2015: The Year Credit Card Rewards Come Crashing Down to Earth? Thanks to the Globe and Mail and Global News for passing along this news to the masses!

Travel Deals
Wild on Wednesday offers great fares on the ocassional Wednesday (last one was a few weeks ago from Montreal) and this week it is great fares to Turin from Calgary. You can fly to this beautiful Italian city for only $849 all in!! Book by January 8th. Travel before May 6th, 2015. Find out more here.

Fairmont's latest Great Rates Great Dates are out for Fairmont President's Club members (free to join). Rates are as low as $109 per night for select nights in January and February. Find out more here

Bonus Offers

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- Triple topbonus miles for Europcar rentals Worldwide (except U.S and Canada). More... Book by Feb 28 for rentals until Dec 31, 15

American AAdvantage
- Receive 100 FREE AAdvantage Miles for joining PointsHound and 2,000 more miles when you book and complete your first hotel stay. More... Book by Mar 31 for stays until Jan 31, 16

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn Double Avios and receive up to 25% off or free nights when you book online and stay at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- 3,000 Bonus Avios on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Etihad Guest
- Earn up to Quadruple Guest Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 15

Malaysia Airlines Enrich (on only)
- 3,000 Bonus Enrich Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Double Enrich Miles on Hertz car rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Jan 30 for rentals until Mar 31, 15

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus EuroBonus Points on Avis rentals Worldwide.More... Book by Feb 9 for rentals Apr 1 - Sep 30, 15

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn up to 35,000 Bonus Dividend Miles when you buy or gift miles online. More... Until Jan 30, 15
- 5x Dividend Miles on Avis rentals of 1 day or more at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico . More... Until Jun 30, 15
- 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 Feb 28, 15
- Quadruple Dividend Miles & Save Up to 35% on all vehicles and any length rental at participating airport and off airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Triple Dividend Miles on rentals of a compact car or larger for two days or longer at any Thrifty location Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Receive 100 FREE Flying Club Miles for joining PointsHound and 1,000 more miles when you book and complete your first hotel stay. More... Book by Feb 28, 15

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