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Monday, April 20, 2015

Apr 20 Update: NBC World Elite MasterCard added to comparison charts, CBC article on points not being rewarding, more Wyndham airline bonuses

Here is your first update of the week!

News, Tips & Tricks
The National Bank World Elite MasterCard has been added to our credit card comparison charts. You can find this card with very strong insurance and an up to 2% return on the following charts

Canadian Travel Credit Card Comparison: All Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Canadian Travel Credit Card Comparison: Travel Points Credit Cards 

 
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There is an interesting article posted on CBC today discussing why loyalty programs aren't so rewarding. While the article raises some valid points, I think the issue that has arisen is that there isn't enough loyalty program education out there and hence many reward program members get trapped in the pitfalls. I think many Rewards Canada readers would tend to disagree with this article as we know many of you are reaping huge benefits from them. For me personally reward programs have saved me well into the five figures in travel costs in the past 12 months alone! What are you thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below!


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Posts since our last update!
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Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to Triple AAdvantage Miles for stays at Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City locations Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Double MileageBank Miles when you fly American Airlines on the following routes: Dallas - Beijing, Chicago - Beijing, Chicago - Shanghai, Los Angeles - Shanghai, Dallas - Shanghai, or Dallas - Hong Kong. More... May 7 - Jun 30, 15

Meridiana Club
- 20% Avios Discount on all award tickets for flights on Meridiana. More... Until Jun 20, 15
- Double Avios when you fly with Iberia.
More... Until Jun 15, 15

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles on weekday stays at  all Wyndham Rewards Hotels Worldwide starting with your 1st stay. More... Until May 29, 15

Saudia Alfursan
- 2,000 Bonus Alfursan Miles for stays at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. More... Until May 31, 15 
- Double Alfursan Miles for stays at the Grand Rotana Resort & Spa in Sharm El Sheikh. More... Until Jun 30, 15  
- Double Alfursan Miles on weekday stays at  all Wyndham Rewards Hotels Worldwide starting with your 1st stay. More... Until May 29, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn 3,000 bonus Starpoints® for every six SPG Pro bookings — up to 12,000 bonus Starpoints. More... Until May 31, 15

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- Earn up to 1,000 Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Elite World Hotels in Turkey. More... Until Oct 31, 15
- Earn up to 2,500 Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Marmara Hotels in Turkey. More... Until Dec 31, 15


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