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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...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15 Update: Uber launches in Calgary, more NBC World Elite MC insurance quirks, 2,000 bonus points at Courtyard YWG

Another day filled with a decent amount of news and bonuses!

News, Tips & Tricks
Uber
officially launches in Calgary today despite bylaws that are still in place that should have prevented them from doing so. Calgary's Mayor put out a statement with the following included:
"I strongly suggest that you don’t drive for Uber and that you don’t use Uber until the insurance and regulatory issues are sorted out. If you drive for Uber, you should be aware that you are breaking the law."
One of Calgary's most famous entrepreneurs' W Brett Wilson of Dragon's Den fame was the first official Uber Calgary rider. Apparently there are already 500 drivers signed up in YYC and anyone can officially use Uber as of 2pm Calgary time today.

If you haven't signed up for Uber yet you can use our referral link which gets you $20 off your first ride (and $20 to us when you complete that ride, we thank you in advance for anyone who takes up the referral offer!)

Once you've joined you must then connect your Uber account with your Starwood Preferred Guest account! Why? So that you can earn Starpoints on all your Uber rides! You can link your accounts at spgpromos.com/uber


Yesterday we told you about the National Bank of Canada World Elite MasterCard's odd insurance rule for lost/delayed baggage. Well it seems that not the only insurance quirk they have, our reader Stephen H lets us know the following applies to the purchase protection insurance.
"In addition to the baggage insurance warning you blogged about for the NBC World Elite MasterCard, their 180 days purchase insurance does not cover "tablets (such as iPad), cell phones, portable computers (laptops)" as stated in their policy." 

So while it is nice to see that their purchase protection is double what most other cards offer it doesn't cover some items that have a very good likelihood of being damaged in the first six months!


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Travel Deals
Air Canada
is offering 25% off Flex and Latititude fares within Canada. Must book by Oct 16 for travel until Feb 10, 16. Find out more here.


Bonus Offers

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at participating Best Western Hotels in Australia. More... Until ?

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 2,000 Bonus Dynasty Flyer Miles when you fly from Los Angeles to Taipei. More... Until Nov 30, 15

Czech Airlines OK Plus
- Double OK Plus Miles when you fly Czech Airlines between Prague and Yerevan More... Dec 13 - Jan 20, 16

Hilton HHonors
- 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points per night at Siemens participating hotels within the Hilton Portfolio. More... For employees of Siemens only Until Dec 31, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 12,500 Bonus IHG Rewards Club points on every qualifying 2 night minimum stay at The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, an InterContinental® Alliance Resort. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard Winnipeg Airport. More... Until Nov 27, 16
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino. More... Nov 20 - Jan 20, 16
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Friday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at anyone of 13 Marriott Hotels in Paris. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays Oct 16 - Jan 7, 16
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott Hotel.. More... Until Nov 28, 15
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at the at the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel. More... Dec 11 - Jan 11, 16
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Renaissance Lucknow Hotel. More... Until Nov 28, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay Sunday - Thursday at the SpringHill Suites Tuscaloosa. More... Until Nov 29, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at 11 participating Residence Inn, TownPlace Suites and SpringHill Suites hotels in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County. More... Until Jan 1, 16
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay including any night Thursday - Sunday at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at any one of 5 participating Marriott Hotels in Boston. More... Until Nov 30, 15
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per night when you stay Sunday - Thursday at the SpringHill Suites San Antonio Medical Center/Northwest. More... Until Nov 28, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per weekend stay that includes a Friday or Saturday night at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
- Double Mabuhay Miles for stays at any participating Shangri-La Resorts Worldwide. More... Until Nov 30, 15
- Double Mabuhay Miles for rentals of 5 or more days with Hertz in the U.S. More... Until Dec 14, 15








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