Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 22 Update: BMO World Elite Grand Cru offer returns, LifeMiles award chart changes, Finnair Transatlantic bonus

Nice to see more news and bonuses in our daily update!

News, Tips & Tricks
I want to thank everyone way down East who tuned in and called or emailed their questions for my appearance on CBC Maritime Noon. The 45 minutes went by quickly and I was told there were many calls and emails that they just weren't able to get to. So feel free to email them us! Simply visit our contact page to submit your questions.

WestJet's Boeing 767 has finally entered revenue service! It performed flight 655 between Toronto and Calgary this morning. (Source WestJet)

Thanks to Rewards Canada reader Stephen H for forwarding the details of the return of the Grand Cru BMO World Elite MasterCard offer. Looks like have really tighten their grip on it this time round as I'm guessing a lot of non-Grand Cru supporters applied for this amazing deal the last time it was offered. This time you have to attend the Grand Cru event/auction next week (Oct 29/30) to be able to apply for the card. If you are going to the event make sure you do apply for it! You get a 40,000 point sign up bonus (instead of 30,000) and the first THREE YEARS with no annual fee (that saves $450!!) Find out more about this offer here.

Many times over the past few years we have brought you details about buying Avianca LifeMiles and how you can use them for Star Alliance flights. Good news from that program today as they have reduced the miles required (how often do we see that happen!!) for award flights in Business Class or First Class between North America and Brazil (like Air Canada's flights) and between Brazil and Europe in all fare classes. (Source LoyaltyLobby)

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Posts since our last update:

Bonus Offers
Air New Zealand Airpoints
- Double Airpoints for every qualifying stay at any Choice hotel (Econo Lodge®, Comfort™, Quality™, Clarion® or Ascend Hotel Collection® member) in New Zealand. More... Until Nov 30, 15

Best Western Rewards
- Earn 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you download the new Best Western to Go Mobile® app and book your next stay at a Best Western hotel through the app or on a mobile device. More... Until Nov 22, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles for stays of 2+ nights at Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts across Hong Kong and China. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Finnair Plus
- Earn up to 125,000 Bonus Plus Points on all Finnair, British Airways, American Airlines or Iberia flights between North America and Europe. More... Until Jan 31, 16
- Fast Track to Silver Elite Status - fly one return Finnair Long Haul flight from Tallinn to Asia in Business Class, or two Long Haul return flights with the eligible booking classes to earn Silver Elite status. More... Register by Jan 31 for travel until Feb 29, 16

JetBlue TrueBlue (on only)
- Triple TrueBlue Points for stays at participating Morgans Hotel Group Hotels in the U.S. and U.K.. More... Book by Oct 30 for stays until Mar 31, 16

Orbitz Rewards (on only)
- 4x Orbucks when you book select flights on Japan Airlines between the US and Japan. More... Book by Nov 15, 15
- 4x Orbucks on select Korean Air flights to Sao Paulo, Manila, Bangkok, Hong Kong and more. More... Book by Nov 15, 15
- 4x Orbucks on select Alantis hotel + flight packages. More... Book by Nov 17, 15
- $50 Orbucks when you spend $1,000+ on Walt Disney World® tickets. More... Book by Nov 8, 15
- $60 Orbucks when you book select Norwegian Cruise Line purchases. More... Book by Nov 9, 15

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Double QMiles for stays at any participating Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts properties Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 16
- Double QMiles for stays in a Club room or Suite at Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- 1,500 Bonus QMiles for stays at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel or the Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. More... Until Dec 30, 15
- 1,000 Bonus QMiles for stays at the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. More... Until Dec 30, 15
- Double QMiles for stays of 3 or more nights at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels in the Middle East. More... Until Nov 29, 15
- 3,000 Bonus QMiles on your first Rocketmiles booking More...Book by Dec 31, 15
- Double QMiles for stays at the Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana.More... Book by Nov 30 for stays until Jan 31, 16
- Double QMiles for stays of 2+ nights at over 170 World Hotels locations Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 16

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- Triple Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Constance Hotels in Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Mar 31, 16
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at all Titanic Hotels. More... Until Dec 31, 15

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