Thursday, April 30, 2015

Apr 30 Update: 1,000 Free AAdvantage Miles, newest Flying Blue Promo Awards and a throwback to a 2003 newsletter!

Primarily points and miles earn and burn offers today!

News, Tips & Tricks
Check out the American AAdvantage Free Miles offer listed below if this is a program you have miles in but don't utilize very often. Promotions like these are great at keeping your account current.


The latest set of Air France KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards are out however this time there are none for Canada. That being said there are some great intra-Europe options if you are heading to Europe this summer but haven't decided on travel within the continent. Some more details can be found here. Remember your best bet for earning Flying Blue Miles in Canada without actual flying is with the Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express Current sign up bonus is 20,000 Starpoints which translates to 25,000 Flying Blue Miles which is more than enough for some of those flights within Europe!



Throwback Thursday!
Here is a look at the 10th issue of the Rewards Canada News newsletter from February 6th, 2003. This is the earliest issue we have online as 1-9 were generated only as emails and not actual HTML webpages.


Posts since our last update:


Travel Deals
KLM
had an error with yesterday's Wild on Wednesday offer  The flights to Belfast start at $799 rather than $699 as the initially advertised. This offer is all in for departure between May 7th and June 18th 2015 or between September 11th and October 15th 2015. Simply book by April 30th
Find out more and book here!



Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan miles when you stay at Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotel Worldwide. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 15

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- May Promo Awards - Save 25% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. More... Book between May 1 - 31 for travel between Jul 1 - Aug 31, 15
- Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Jun 14 for stays until Jun 28, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Flying Blue Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels in Europe. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15
- Double Flying Blue Miles at any property operated by Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip Luxury Hotels worldwide. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Flying Blue Miles for Europcar rentals Worldwide (except USA and Canada). More... Until Jun 1, 15

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles for Country Inns & Suites stays in the U.S. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15

ANA Mileage Club
- Earn up to Triple Mileage Club Miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. More... May 1 - Aug 31, 15

Emirates Skywards
- Earn a free award flight to Dubai when you fly Emirates five times to selected destinations in Asia from Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja), Ghana (Accra), Algeria (Algiers), or Morocco (Casablanca) More... Until Oct 10, 15

Frontier EarlyReturns (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double EarlyReturns miles for Country Inns & Suites stays in the U.S. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15

Hilton HHonors
- 5,000 Bonus HHonors Points when you stay three nights at the Embassy Suites San Juan - Hotel & Casino. More... Until Jul 15, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Accor Hotels in in Paris and Ile de France. More... Until May 31, 15

Miles & More
- 4,500 Bonus Miles & More Miles for stays at Design Hotels Worldwide. Bonus limited to the first 500 bookings. More... Book between May 1 - 31 for stays May 1 - Dec 31, 15
- Double Miles & More Miles for stays at all Mövenpick hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 15
- Triple Miles & More Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at anyone of 4 Vienna International Hotels in Prague. More...May 1 - Jul 31, 15
- 9,000 Miles & More Miles when you subscribe to Welt am Sonntag. More... May 1 - 31, 15

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Up to 50% QMiles Discount on Qatar Airways Privilege Club Award ticket redemptions for various routes via their "Easy Deals" offer. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Rapid Rewards Points for Country Inns & Suites stays in the U.S. More... Until May 31, 15

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles for Country Inns & Suites stays in the U.S. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15

1,000 Free American AAdvantage Miles with AAdvantage University


This new offer is making buzz around the frequent traveler world since its free miles! Thanks to the Flight Deal, who seemed to be the first bring the news out we learn that by partaking in the American AAdvantage University you can earn 1,000 AAdvantage miles for watching some videos and answering some questions. Find out more and earn your free miles here. What we are unsure of is if the miles from the University portion are only available to U.S. residents only (the contest portion most definitely is) or if anyone globally can enter. Of courese we're in Canada and completed the videos, now we just have to wait to see if the miles post The promotion runs until June 12.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Carlson Rezidor Hotel stays Worldwide


Earn up to 2,500 Aeroplan® miles when you stay at Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotel worldwide from May 1 through July 31, 2015.  The longer your stay, the more the miles add up.  Guests are simply required to present their Aeroplan Membership number at check-in to receive miles.
 
Book your stays online  at Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites, Radisson Blu or Park Inn.

Receive the following bonus miles for your stays in addition to the standard 500 or 250 miles earned with each stay:
  • 500 bonus miles for one night stays
  • 1,000 bonus miles for two night stays
  • 2,000 bonus miles for three night stays

Apr 29 Update: Aeroplan Redemption Stories coming soon, KLM Wild on Wednesday has Belfast for $699, Up to 10,000 Bonus Le Club accorhotels points

The middle of the week near the end of month always proves to be quieter....

News, Tips & Tricks
We wanted to give you an update on our Aeroplan Redemption Stories: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. We are compiling all the stories we received and are also going to get Aeroplan's responses to the piece. It should be up on the Rewards Canada blog by this time next week!

According to Airlineroute.net Air Canada will no longer offer their Toronto-Milan service year round. The last summer season flight will be on October 16th. If you are booked on this flight after that date we recommend contacting Air Canada to see what routing they'll put you on rather than waiting for them to contact you.

Posts since our last update:


Travel Deals
KLM's
Wild on Wednesday offer is here. This time its for flights to Belfast and they start at $699 all in for departure between May 7th and June 18th 2015 or between September 11th and October 15th 2015. Simply book by April 30th!
Find out more and book here!



Bonus Offers

Air Asia BIG (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 100 Big Points redemption sale. Dozens of routes available for 100 points. More... Book by May 3 for travel May 5 - Jul 15, 15

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 30 FlyerBonus points for Krungsri First Choice cardholders who enroll in FlyerBonus and exchange points (no minimum amount). More... Until Jun 30, 15

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles when you book your accommodation with HRS. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Double Asia Miles when you book your accommodation with Agoda.com. More... Book by May 11 for stays until Aug 31, 15
- 500 Bonus Asia Miles when you book a Cathay Pacific Holidays package. More... Until May 31, 15

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Up to a 9,000 Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket on airberlin. More... Until Mar 31, 16
- Up to a 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket on Bangkok Airways. More... Until Mar 31, 16
- Up to a 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket on LAN. More... Until Mar 31, 16
- Up to a 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket on SriLankan. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Up to a 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket on TAM. More... Until Mar 31, 16

Jumeirah Sirius
- Double Sirius Points and 3 nights for the price of 2 for stays at the Pera Palace Hotel Istanbul. More... Until Dec 31, 15
- Double Sirius Points and 3 nights for the price of 2 for stays at the Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living. More... Until May 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Register & book by May 31 for stays until Aug 31, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for Mon-Thu stays for up to three nights at the Courtyard San Diego Oceanside. More...Until May 21, 15
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at The AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon/French Quarter Area.More... Until May 23, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Thu-Sun night stays at the TownePlace Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport. More... Until May 17, 15
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax. More... Until May 18, 15
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the AC Hotel Barcelona Forum. More... Until May 20, 15

Aeroplan Transfer Miles Special: 25% off until May 31


Aeroplan launched a transfer miles special today for its members. Until May 24th extended to May 31st members can transfer miles to friends and family for 1.5 cents per mile instead of the regular 2 cents per mile. The minimum transfer amount is 1,000 miles and has a maximum of 999,999 miles.

Transferring miles is usually not the best use of miles for the cost associated with it unless it is the case of programs like Avianca LifeMiles who at times have had 100% bonus miles for transferring to another account. That being said however, sometimes you may only be a few thousand miles short of an award so being able to transfer miles from a family member to reach that award could be the way go rather than buying miles outright when there is a promotion like this. Even more so if your family member won't ever have enough miles to reach their rewards goal transferring them out to another member to for a valuable reward makes total sense.

Are you going to take advantage of this offer?

Find out more about the offer at: http://www.aeroplan.com/use_your_miles/share_miles/launch.do?currentLanguage=en

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Apr 28 Update: British Airways Executive Club devaluation kicked in today, list of IHG Hotels changing categories, over 30 new bonuses

A busy Tuesday of news and bonuses!

News, Tips & Tricks
Exactly three months ago we let you know about some changes coming to the British Airways Executive Club program. Well today marks the day those earning and redemption changes kick in. Here is an excerpt from our piece in January that highlights the redemption portion that affects most of us:
Changes to Reward Flight Pricing
This is where there is good news but mostly bad news. The amount of Avios required for redemptions in some cases have gone down but some key awards for Canadians have gone up. Avios is now introducing off-peak award mileage rates that only apply to flights on British Airways  and are lower than some of the rates we have become accustomed to. For example you'll now be able to fly between London and Paris during an off peak period for only 4,000 Avios instead of 4,500. The bad news is premium class redemptions for medium and long haul routes are going up. Right now you can redeem for travel between Toronto and London for only 40,000 Avios in Business Class but that is getting a serious increase to 60,000 Avios as of April 28. For those out west who were used to 50,000 Avios Business Class redemptions out of Calgary or Vancouver will see those also grow by 50% to 75,000 Avios. Even the off-peak rates for these redemptions are more than the current redemption rates.

The key thing to note here is that the off-peak rates are only for travel on British Airways. All partner awards (AA, CX etc) are charged at the peak rates year round. The good news for a lot of us is that we utilize Executive Club for short haul redemptions out of Canada to the U.S. for only 4,500 Avios one way and those awards have not changed. So you can still fly on AA (or TAM soon) between Toronto and New York or on Alaska Airlines between Calgary or Edmonton and Seattle for the 4,500 Avios. Be sure to read and bookmark our post on how to take advantage of this short haul redemption option

We also let you know about some changes coming to the IHG Rewards Club program a few weeks ago and one of those changes of course were to redemption rates at several hundred locations. At the time we knew approximately 450 locations were affected (300 going up, 150 going down) and now we know which properties are changing. As many of us travel domestically, here are the changes for the Canadian properties:

As you can see 7 properties have been increased by 5,000 to 10,000 points while 6 have gone down by 5,000 points. You can view the complete list here. (PDF)

Hotels.com has something happening in a little over a day but we don't know what it is yet! Find out more here.


Travel Deals
British Airways
has some great economy class fares between Canada and the U.K.. Fares start as low as C$745 all in for travel to Paris. Book by Jun 2 for travel May 1 - Sep 30 . Find out more here.


Bonus Offers

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 3,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Dec 31, 15 for stays until Aug 31, 16

American AAdvantage
- OFFER EXTENDED Quadruple AAdvantage Miles on rentals of a compact car or larger vehicle for three days or longer at all worldwide Thrifty Car Rental locations. More... Until Aug 31, 15

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands

- 500 Bonus Infinity MileageLands Miles when you book 5 room nights or more via HRS. More... Until May 31, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Infinity MileageLands Miles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15

JetBlue TrueBlue (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 7,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points when you join TrueBlue and complete your first JetBlue flight by June 18. More... Until Jun 18, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club accorhotels points when you join the Le Club accorhotels program and complete your first stay. More... Until May 31, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay two consecutive nights or more at participating hotels in the Czech Republic. More... Jun 29 - Aug 31, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the SpringHill Suites Arlington Near Six Flags. More... Until May 15, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the TownePlace Suites Arlington Near Six Flags. More... Until May 15, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay 2 or more nights at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lincoln. More... Until May 15, 15
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay 2 or more nights at The Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area. More... Until May 16, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Friday or Saturday night stays at the Courtyard Santa Fe. More... Until May 16, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Friday - Sunday stays at participating AC Hotels in Spain. More... Until May 17, 15
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Marriott Hotel. More... Until May 17, 15

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer miles per qualifying night when you stay on the Best Flexible Rate at any participating Ascott, Citadines or Somerset serviced residence in China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Double KrisFlyer miles and a host of other benefits when you stay for at least two consecutive nights on the Suite Life package at Concorde Hotel Singapore. More... Until May 31, 15
- Triple KrisFlyer miles when you stay for at least two consecutive nights at Hard Rock Hotel Bali. More... Until May 31, 15
- 3,000 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles and complimentary breakfast when you stay at any participating Jumeirah hotel or resort in Abu Dhabi, Baku, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kuwait, London, Maldives, Mallorca, Rome or Shanghai. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 15
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay stay on the Best Available Rate at Claridge’s, the Connaught or the Berkeley in London. More... Until May 31, 15
- 500 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles for stays at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore or Meritus Pelangi Beach Resorts & Spa, Langkawi. More... May 25 - Aug 31, 15
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay on a qualifying rate for 4 or more nights at any participating Millennium & Copthorne hotel or resort. More... Until May 31, 15
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay for at least two consecutive nights at a participating Park Regis hotel anywhere in the world. More... Until May 31, 15
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 15
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles for stays on the Best Available Rate at the new Raffles Jakarta. More... Until May 31, 15
- Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay in the Swiss Executive Room on the Best Available Rate at all participating Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts around the world. More... Until May 31, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple KrisFlyer miles when you rent with Avis for three or more days in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. More... Until May 31, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple KrisFlyer Miles when you rent for at least 1 consecutive days at a participating HERTZ location in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe or Asia. More... Until May 31, 15
- 12,000 Bonus KrisFlyer Miles with a Premium subscription of The Economist in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia or Singapore. More... Until May 31, 15
- Up to 1,000 KrisFlyer miles plus free issues when you make a subscription for a minimum term of 54-issues to TIME All Access More... Until May 31, 15

United MileagePlus
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles for stays at Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii. More... Until Jul 9, 15
- Earn up to 12,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you book a Marriott Rewards Travel Package. More... Ongoing

Virgin America Elevate (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to Triple Elevate Points for stays at Morgans Hotel Group Hotels in the U.S. and the U.K.. More... Book by May 15, 15 for stays until Mar 31, 15

Virgin Australia Velocity Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Velocity Points and Double Status Credits when you fly Virgin Australia between Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide. More... May 1 - Jul 31, 15

Monday, April 27, 2015

Apr 27 Update: British Airways Seat Sale with fares from $745, 3x SkyMiles for Accor stays, Marriott UK 10,000 Bonus Point offers

A quiet start to the week with only bonuses and one new travel deal to pass along!

News, Tips & Tricks
Tip of the day: Always register for promotions as soon as you learn about them!

Travel Deals
British Airways
has some great economy class fares between Canada and the U.K.. Fares start as low as C$745 all in for travel to Paris. Book by Jun 2 for travel May 1 - Sep 30 Find out more here.




Bonus Offers

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Earn up to Quadruple Dynasty Miles on Avis rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up Triple SkyMiles for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Jun 15 for stays until Jun 30, 15

Hilton HHonors
- 1,500 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for eligible stays at participating Curio Collection by Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More...Until Jul 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club accorhotels points for stays at participating Accor Luxury hotels in Bali, Malaysia & Singapore. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Jun 30, 15
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Germany and Austria More... Until May 26, 15
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Barcelona. More... Book between May 11 and Jun 11 for stays May 14 - Jun 15, 15
- Double Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Madrid. More... Book between May 15 and Aug 15 for stays Jun 1 - Sep 13, 15

Marriott Rewards
- 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any one of 14 Marriott hotels in London. More... Until Jun 7, 15
- 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any one of Marriott’s collection of 11 Hotel & Country Clubs in the U.K.. More... Until May 25, 15
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the at the Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Financial District. More... Until Jun 6, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard Dallas Richardson at Spring Valley. More... Until May 30, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Triple Starpoints for stays at the Four Points Bentonville. More... Until May 31, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the Westin New York at Times Square. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Friday, April 24, 2015

Apr 24 Update: 8x Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays extended to Aug 31 and 500 bonus AAdvantage Miles per day with Avis/Budget

Final update of the week!

News, Tips & Tricks
Great news for those of you who stay at Best Western Hotels and credit those stays to Aeroplan. The current 8x bonus miles that was supposed to end on April 30th has been extended to August 31st! Find out more about this offer here.


Air India has announced three changes to their Flying Returns program. Now all flights will earn a minimum of 500 miles regardless of fare purchased or length of route that is below 500 miles. There is a new mileage earning structure: 



Gone are the 25% miles awarded on the lowest economy fares as those will now be 50% but on the other hand full fare economy class been lowered from 125% to 100% of miles flown and finally Silver Edge Elite member will earn 15% tier bonus miles instead of 10%.
Find out more here.

Scandic Hotels are offering SAS EuroBonus members both EuroBonus Points and Scandic Friends points on stays until May 31. Normally you can only earn one or the other. Find out more here.





Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- OFFER EXTENDED 8x Aeroplan Miles for each qualified stay at any Best Western® branded hotel in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands. More... Until Aug 31, 15

airBaltic PINS (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 4x PINS when you rent a car with Avis across Europe, Middle East and Africa. More... Until May 29, 15
- 1,000 PINS when you rent a car with Sixt in Russia. More... May 1 - 31, 15

American AAdvantage
- Earn 500 bonus miles per day or up to 2,500 bonus miles per rental on rentals at Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean. More... Until Jun 15, 15
- Earn 500 bonus miles per day or up to 2,500 bonus miles per rental on rentals at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean. More... Until Jun 15, 15
- 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you apply for and receive the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World MasterCard® More... US Residents only Until ?

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at any participating Ascott, Citadines or Somerset serviced residence. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to Triple Asia Miles for stay at participating properties of Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International or Hotel JAL City. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to Quadruple Asia Miles when you rent a car from any participating Avis location for 3 or more days in Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Australia, New Zealand or Latin America. More... Until Jun 30, 15

SAS EuroBonus
- 1,000 EuroBonus points for Budget rentals of 4 or more days in Europe, Middle-East and Africa, with exclusion of UAE and Jordan. More... Until Oct 31, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa. More... Until Oct 31, 15


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apr 23 Update: BMO World Elite 1st Year Free extended, Hilton HHonors remains an Amex Membership Rewards partner, Alitalia Biz Class sale

A nice mix of news and bonuses to bring you today

News, Tips & Tricks
The first year free offer on the BMO World Elite MasterCard has been extended to May 31, 15. That will save you $150 and get you $300 in instant travel credits plus 4 lounge passes. Find out more or apply for the card here.


There was a some news over the past weekend that Hilton HHonors is no longer a transfer partner of the Canadian American Express Membership Rewards program. I have confirmation from American Express that this is NOT the case. In fact when went to grab a screenshot this morning, HHonors is back up on the site! Here is the response from Amex:
"Hilton is still an MR partner, but because of some technical issues, it’s not appearing on the site. The team is looking into it and it should be fixed shortly. That said, all redemptions and transfers are still working if Cardmembers call in."


Posts since our last update!


Travel Deals
Alitalia
has matched their partner airlines, Air France & KLM with a business class from Canada to Europe. Fares are as low as $2499 all in for summer travel! Book by Apr 29 for travel May 1 - Aug 31, 15.Find out more here.




Bonus Offers

Air China Phoenix Miles
- 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Beijing and Paris or Melbourne. More... Jun 1 - Jun 30, 15
- 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Beijing and Los Angeles, Minsk or Budapest. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15
- 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Beijing and Macao or Chengdu and Colombo. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- 50% Bonus Phoenix Miles when you fly on Air China between Beijing and Milan. More... Until May 31, 15
- Double Phoenix Miles when you fly in First Calss on Air China between Beijing and Changsha, Erdos, Chaoyang, Xian, Guiyang, Shenyang, Kunming, Nanning, Shanghai, Qingdao or Hangzhou. More... Valid for Silver Elite or higher members only Until Jun 30, 15
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you stay on the Best Available or Bed&Breakfast rate at any participating Mandarin Oriental hotel Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers when you stay for four or more consecutive nights at any participating Shangri-La hotel or resort More... Until May 31, 15

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles on Hertz rentals Worldwide. More... Book by Jun 30 for rentals until Aug 31, 15

Best Western Rewards
- 500 Bonus Rewards points for stays at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Restaurant Fidder Zwolle. More... Until ?

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide. More... May 1 - Aug 31, 15 Targeted Offer - may not work for everyone

JetBlue TrueBlue (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 200 Bonus TrueBlue Points per day on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days (max 5 days) at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Caribbean More... Until Jul 31, 15
- 200 Bonus TrueBlue Points per day on rentals of 2 or more consecutive days (max 5 days) at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., and Canada. More... Until Jul 31, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in West Java. More... Book by Aug 31 for stays until Sep 30, 15
- 250 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in the U.K.More... Book Aug 1 - Sep 16 for stays Sep 16 - Oct 31, 15

Petro-Points
Double Petro Points on the Monthly Points Top-Up on Fuel. More... Until May 11, 15

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
- Double Mabuhay Miles when you stay for four or more consecutive nights at any participating Shangri-La hotel or resort More... Until May 31, 15
- Earn up to Triple Mabuhay Miles on Hertz rentals in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More... Until Jul 31, 15

Transaero Privilege (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Privilege Points for stays at the Azimut Hotel Vladivostok. More... May 1 - 31, 15

Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® Review


This post is a duplicate of the actual review posted on the main Rewards Canada website.

After many years of being one of the very best cards in Canada, Capital One® changed up their Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World MasterCard® to the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® earlier this year. The changes while small were quite significant. The new version of the card has a lowered sign up bonus and the anniversary bonus totally removed but does see the addition of World Elite MasterCard Concierge Services.

Overview
Despite the loss of many miles in the sign up bonus and the anniversary, the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Elite World MasterCard® still provides an all around above average travel rewards credit card. The card features a good earning ratio and provides the ability to book reward travel when, where and with whomever you like. Not to mention the insurance and benefit package that comes at a cost equal to or lower then other high end credit cards in Canada is a big selling point. Add to that, features like no fees for adding authorized users, and you can see why card is the second highest ranked in the Travel Points Credit Card with Annual Fee category. For those who do not need all the features and benefits of this card, Capital One® also offers the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®, which is a no fee travel card and has the same interest rate as the World Elite MasterCard.

Costs
The Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® comes with an industry standard $120 primary card annual fee. The card offers a 10,000 point welcome bonus with your first purchase which is equivalent to up to a $100 travel credit. Adding an authorized user is free which puts this card ahead of almost many of the Infinite/Platinum/Gold travel credit card offerings from other banks. The interest rate on the card is Prime + 16.8% placing it right in the middle of the pack of competitors. 
Please Note: A requirement of this card is a minimum personal income of $70,000 or household income of $120,000.

Earning
The Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® earns 2 reward miles for every $1 – on all purchases. This earning ratio puts the card ahead of most and on par to several other travel point credit cards.


Redeeming
On the redemption side, the miles earned with the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® can be redeemed for any travel that is booked with any provider. Simply put, you book the travel where you want and charge it to your Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard®, then call up Capital One® or go online to redeem your miles against that travel charge. This is the same feature found on several other cards in Canada like the TD Visas, Diners Club MasterCard and American Express Membership Rewards. Capital One® offers a set rate for redemptions up to $600, after that mark it is the cost of travel x 100 to figure out the number of miles required.
The redemption rates are as follows:
15,000 miles = up to $150
35,000 miles = up to $350
60,000 miles = up to $600
60,001 and above = cost of travel x 100
Using this chart above, if you buy travel at $150, $350 or $600 and up you will be receiving a 2% rate of return on your redemption.


Features and Benefits
As stated above the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® comes with an insurance package that competes with all the other high end cards. The card features your standard travel accident, baggage and car rental insurance that are found on almost all fee based rewards cards but it also includes some that are only found on a few select cards. These include, Trip cancellation which is only offered as a standard feature on four other travel rewards cards and Travel Medical insurance which only comes standard on about 50% of the cards in the market.
What is good about this card
This card has many great attributes, the earning ratio of 2 Miles per dollar, no fee to add an authorized user and the whole host of insurance including trip cancellation are the key features that make this card good.
What is not so good about this card
I can only think of two potential downfalls to this card, both of which may not even come into play for many people. The first is that this card offers no business class lounge access or at least a free membership into the Priority Pass lounge access program like some of the other high end cards. The second is that the 2% return is eroded on lower bookings based on how redeeming the miles is structured. See application for details.
Conclusion
The Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® did suffer a set back when it was converted from the World only branding due to the decreased first purchase bonus and removal of the anniversary. The good news is those that held this card with the World only branding were grandfathered and will continue to earn that anniversary bonus. That being said for people who don't have this card is can still make a good choice for a credit card/loyatly program portfolio with its relatively low costs, good earning ratio, benefit package and ability to book travel anywhere. In fact we would still have to rate this card as above average in the high end credit card market. If Capital One® chooses to bring in additional marketing tactics like limited time increased sign up bonuses or waiving the first year annual fee I think you will see a good amount of Canadians reconsidering what card they carry in their wallet and making a switch to this one.


Related Links:
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® on Capitalone.ca
Rewards Canada's Canadian Travel Credit Card Comparison including the Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard® 
“The interest rates, fees, rewards details, benefits and other details of the Capital One product(s) described in the article may have changed since the time of publication. Please consult the product information pages on the Capital One website for accurate product details. In the event of any conflict between the product details in this article and the Capital One website, the details on the Capital One website shall prevail.”

  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 22 Update: Hyatt Gold Passport hacked - update your password, save up to $1,500 on Emirates Biz Class flights, 18 bonus offers

Mostly bonuses to take advantage of today!

News, Tips & Tricks
It appears that yet another loyalty program has been hacked. This time it is Hyatt Gold Passport and you should be getting an email from them advising you to change your password. Only a few accounts seem to have actually been affected but as a security measure they want all members to change their passwords. If you try to login into your account with your current password you will get an error saying it is incorrect. Simply click on forget password and they'll send you a temporary one which you can login with and then update to a new password.

Tons of great bonuses were added to Rewards Canada today.
Of note are the Triple Aeroplan Miles offers for stays at Coast Hotels or Delta Hotels not to mention the latest Earn Your Wings promotion. Then there is the Alaska Airlines self-tag online bonus for your checked luggage, IHG's Share Everything and several good United flight bonuses if you find yourself connecting via the U.S. to South America or Taipei.


Posts since our last update!


Travel Deals
Emirates
savings of CAD 1,500 off unrestricted round-trip Business Class fares or from CAD 250 to CAD 1,000 off restricted round-trip Business Class fares from Toronto (YYZ) to all destinations serviced directly by Emirates in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Asia excluding India and South Asian subcontinent. Book by Apr 30 for travel until November 30. Book online at emirates.com Fares valid only when utilizing scheduled Emirates non-stop transatlantic service (Emirates flights EK241 and EK242) only.



Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier
- Earn up to 6x Club Premier Kilometers for Hertz rentals in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Triple Club Premier Kilometers on Sixt rentals of 4 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the 4th Edition of Air Canada's Earn Your Wings. Receive bonus Aeroplan miles for flying to/from select airports and collecting badges. More... Valid for Air Canada Altitude members only Register and book by May 31 for travel until Jul 12, 15
- Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at Coast Hotels in Canada and the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Triple Aeroplan Miles at any Delta Hotels and Resorts® location when you book a stay at the "Spring Fever" best available rate. More... Until May 20, 15

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you use the "Self-Tag Online" feature to pre-tag and check at least one piece of baggage on an eligible flight. More... Until Oct 20, 15
- Double Mileage Plan on qualifying rentals of 3 days or more at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 15

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- 50% discount on all FlyerBonus Award tickets for travel on Bangkok Airways. Plus recieve one free flight if you redeem for at least 5 flight sectors. More... Until Jun 20, 15
- Triple FlyerBonus Points for stays of 2 nights or more at a participating Centara Hotels & Resorts. More... Until May 31, 15
- Double FlyerBonus Points for stays at the Kiridara, Luang Prabang. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to 5x FlyerBonus Points on Hertz car rentals in Thailand. More... Until Jun 30 15

IHG Rewards Club
- IHG Rewards Club Share Everything - Earn up to 115,500 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotel stays Worldwide. You can also earn up to 58,500 more to share or to keep. More... open to residents of Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia), Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela. May 1 - Sep 7, 15

Saudia Alfursan
- 2,000 Bonus Alfursan Miles on your firsthotel booking with PointsHound. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jan 31, 16

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- 25% Bonus Miles when you convert GC Award Points into any one of 10 participating airlines. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Earn up to 2,500 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points when you shop via the Rapid Rewards shopping portal. More... Until May 3, 15

United MileagePlus
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you fly between the U.S. and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Sao Paolo (GRU) or Santiago (SCL). More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you fly between Taipei, Taiwan (TPE - Taoyuan) and San Francisco. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus MileagePlus miles when you fly between the U.S. and Bogota. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

San Diego Highlights: The Baked Bear Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches - Pacific Beach

The Rewards Canada family's last vacation was spent in the San Diego area a few weeks ago and we thought to try something new on the blog outside of the usual hotel reviews, earning and redemptions stories that go along with those vacations and that something new is a restaurant review, this marks our second such review! Although this one is not so much a restaurant but a great place to stop for a treat!

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We love driving along and visiting vary places in the beaches area of San Diego and while heading north to La Jolla to view the seals at La Jolla cove my wife and kids spotted this place and we made a promise to stop there on our way back to the hotel. Now we've all seen various ice creams shops and of course all the frozen yogurt places (Yogurtland still being our favorite but Menchies isn't too far behind) but this was first for us. A place where you can create your own ice cream sandwich! Hello! Stop the press. This must be awesome. And to tell you the truth, it is. I don't know if there are other places that do this, a quick Google search brings up the Baked Bear first and no others in first ten results other than recipes for making your own at home.


The process is easy, you pick which cookie you want to encase your ice cream and they don't have to be same, the top can be one type of cookie and the bottom can be another. Then you pick your filling of ice cream and finally you can top it off with a variety of toppings.

Here are our creations:


The one on the left was the cookie of the month (chocolate chip with some sort of nuts) with chocolate ice cream, the bottom right was chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, caramel sauce and sprinkles, and top right is the very delicious donut sandwich where the cookies are replaced with a hot pressed doughnut covered in glaze with vanilla ice cream and topped with whip cream and hot fudge.

What a great concept that didn't disappoint. We ended up visiting the Pacific Beach location twice during the five days we were in San Diego but don't worry if you can't get to the beaches area as they also have locations in Carlsbad and Petco Park along with another one coming soon in Carmel Valley.


Link: thebakedbear.com


Apr 21 Update: Air Canada Earn Your Wings returns, IHG Share Everything now open for registration, Save up to 25% when buying Starpoints

Two big promotions to tell you about today

News, Tips & Tricks
Although they already had separate posts right here on the blog, the big news for today are two new promotions that were released. The first is the return of Air Canada's Earn Your Wings promotion. This fourth incarnation follows in the footsteps of number buy only being open to Air Canada Altitude members. The second is IHG's summer promotion called Share Everything where IHG Rewards Club members can earn 1000's of bonus points not only for themselves but for friends and family too! Links to both offers can be found right below.

Posts since our last update!



Bonus Offers

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Triple MilleMiglia Miles for stays at any participating Accor Hotel Worldwide. More... Book between Apr 27 - May 27 for stays May 3 - Jul 30, 15

American Airlines Business Extra
- Earn up to Triple Business Extra Points on American Airlines operated flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) More... Until May 31, 15

British Airways Executive Club
- 3,000 Bonus Avios per booking of GBP 200 or more made via Kaligo. More... Book by Jun 30, 15 for stays until Jun 30, 16
- Triple Avios for bookings for stays of 3 or more nights at participating Small Luxury Hotels of the World Worldwide. More... . Until Sep 30, 15
- Double Avios for bookings for stays at participating Swissotel hotels Worldwide More... Until Jun 30, 15

Ethiopian Sheba Miles
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Tokyo. More...Until Jun 18, 15
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Hong Kong on flights ET672 and ET673. More... Until Jun 30, 15
- Double Sheba Miles on Ethiopian flights between Addis Ababa and Dublin or Los Angeles. More... Jun 19 - Aug 18, 15

Hyatt Gold Passport
- 3,000 Bonus Gold Passport Points for stays at the Hyatt Regency Ahmedabad. More... Until Jun 30, 15

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 1,200 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Austria, Germany and Sweden. More... Book by Jun 14 for stays until Aug 31, 15
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points and 3 nights for the price of 2 for stays at participating ibis, Mercure and Novotel Hotels in Russia or Ukraine. More... Book by Jun 12 for stays Apr 27 - Sep 6, 15

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Save up to 25% when you buy or gift Starpoints More... Until May 31, 15

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Quadruple Stash Rewards Points for stays of 2+ nights at The Napa River Inn. More... May 7-11, 15
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Verb Hotel Boston. More... May 1 - Jun 30, 15
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Whitney Peak Hotel Reno. More... Until Jul 2, 15
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Princess Anne Hotel Asheville. More... Until May 31, 15
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Crockett Hotel San Antonio. More... Until Sep 30, 15
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Berkeley Hotel Richmond. More... Book by May 31 for stays until Dec 31, 15

Air Canada Earn Your Wings 4th Edition - AC Altitude members can earn up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles

Yesterday the 4th Edition of Air Canada's Earn Your Wings launched and like the 3rd edition, it is strictly for Air Canada Altitude members. The 4th Edition looks to be almost an exact copy of the 3rd edition.  The only differences we can spot so far are the 3rd edition only had 62 airports qualifying and it also had Fairmont and Avis components which are absent this time.

The premise of this and past Earn Your Wings promotions is to earn Wings by completing various earning actions.  In this fourth version you will receive 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for every 2,000 Wings collected.  The more 'Wings' you collect the more Aeroplan miles you earn with a maximum  of 750,000 Aeroplan Miles awarded per individual. If you end up in the top 20 Wings earners you will get an equal share of 10,000,000 Aeroplan Miles (500,000) over and above the miles you earn from the promotion.

Your first 500 Wings are super easy as they are awarded just for registering for Earn Your Wings.

Here are all the methods to receive wings with EYW:

  • Earn 500 Wings simply for having Air Canada Altitude status upon registration.
  • Earn a minimum of 100 Wings for every take off and for every landing on any Air Canada flight (including flights operated by Air Canada Express) and Air Canada rouge. This translates to a minimum of 200 Wings per flight segment. There are 67 airports that will earn a higher amount of Wings for every take off and every landing. Refer to the list of cities that will earn Destination badges.
  • Earn extra Wings by collecting badges (see Collect Badges).
  • Finish in the Top 20 and earn your equal share of 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles.
Example of how wings are earned

To participate in Earn Your Wings you must be an Air Canada Altitude member and register online at: http://earnyourwings.aircanada.com/ by May 31st. Flights booked between April 20th and May 31st that are completed by July 12th will count towards earning your wings.

YEG Badge

YEG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Edmonton, Alberta.
YHZ Badge

YHZ badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
YOW Badge

YOW badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Ottawa, Ontario.
YSB Badge

YSB badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Sudbury, Ontario.
YQB Badge

YQB badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Quebec City, Quebec.
YQR Badge

YQR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Regina, Saskatchewan.
YQT Badge

YQT badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
YTZ Badge

YTZ badge

Awarded when you take off or land at Toronto's City Airport, Ontario.
YWG Badge

YWG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
YXE Badge

YXE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
YYJ Badge

YYJ badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Victoria, British Columbia.
BOS Badge

BOS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Boston.
DCA Badge

DCA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Washington D.C. – Ronald Reagan National.
EWR Badge

EWR badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Newark.
FLL Badge

FLL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Fort Lauderdale.
IAH Badge

IAH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Houston.
LAS Badge

LAS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Las Vegas.
LAX Badge

LAX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Los Angeles.
LGA Badge

LGA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in New York City – LaGuardia.
MCO Badge

MCO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Orlando.
MIA Badge

MIA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Miami.
ORD Badge

ORD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Chicago.
PHL Badge

PHL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Philadelphia.
PHX Badge

PHX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Phoenix.
SAN Badge

SAN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in San Diego.
SEA Badge

SEA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Seattle.
SFO Badge

SFO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in San Francisco.
TPA Badge

TPA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Tampa.
HNL Badge

HNL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Honolulu.
OGG Badge

OGG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Maui.
ATH Badge

ATH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Athens.
BCN Badge

BCN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Barcelona.
BRU Badge

BRU badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Brussels.
CDG Badge

CDG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Paris.
CPH Badge

CPH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Copenhagen.
DUB Badge

DUB badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Dublin.
EDI Badge

EDI badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Edinburgh.
FCO Badge

FCO badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Rome.
FRA Badge

FRA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Frankfurt.
GVA Badge

GVA badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Geneva.
LHR Badge

LHR badge

Awarded when you take off or land at London Heathrow.
LIS Badge

LIS badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Lisbon.
MAD Badge

MAD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Madrid.
MAN Badge

MAN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Manchester.
MUC Badge

MUC badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Munich.
MXP Badge

MXP badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Milan.
NCE Badge

NCE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Nice.
VCE Badge

VCE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Venice.
ZRH Badge

ZRH badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Zurich.
AMS Badge

AMS Badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Amsterdam.
IST Badge

IST Badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Istanbul.
TLV Badge

TLV Badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Tel Aviv.
HKG Badge

HKG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Hong Kong.
HND Badge

HND badge

Awarded when you take off or land at Tokyo–Haneda.
ICN Badge

ICN badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Seoul.
NRT Badge

NRT badge

Awarded when you take off or land at Tokyo–Narita.
PEK Badge

PEK badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Beijing.
PVG Badge

PVG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Shanghai.
SYD Badge

SYD badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Sydney.
KIX Badge

KIX Badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Osaka.
BOG Badge

BOG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Bogotá, Colombia.
EZE Badge

EZE badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
GRU Badge

GRU badge

Awarded when you take off or land in São Paulo, Brazil.
LIM Badge

LIM badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Lima, Peru.
MEX Badge

MEX badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Mexico City, Mexico.
SCL Badge

SCL badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Santiago, Chile.
PTY Badge

PTY badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Panama City, Panama.
GIG Badge

GIG badge

Awarded when you take off or land in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Shooting Star Badge

Shooting Star badge

Welcome to the start of something great! The first time you accumulate 10,000 Wings, receive this badge worth 2,000 Wings!
Rising Star Badge

Rising Star badge

More Wings, more miles! Receive this badge worth 2,000 Wings once you accumulate 25,000 Wings!
Mega Star Badge

Mega Star badge

Reach for the top! Receive this badge worth 2,000 Wings once you accumulate 50,000 Wings!
Altitude Badge

Altitude badge

Earn 500 Wings simply for registering and having Air Canada Altitude status. You must register between April 20 and May 31, 2015 by 19:59 Eastern Time, inclusively to earn this badge.
Altitude Community Badge

Altitude Community Badge

Knowledge is power! Fly to any Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada rouge destination, create a new list on Altitude Community for the same destination, and receive this badge worth 250 Wings. You’ll also receive a badge on... Read More
Top 20 Badge

Top 20 Badge

Congratulations on making it to the top! Earn your share of 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles miles for landing in the final Top 20 of the leaderboard as of September 18, 2015. This badge will be awarded on September 18, 2015.
Cross Channel Badge

Cross Channel badge

Pick which side of the Channel you like best – or try both! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 3 following airports: London Heathrow (LHR), Brussels (BRU), Paris (CDG).
Palace Badge

Palace badge

Feel like royalty every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: Paris (CDG), Milan (MXP), Madrid (MAD), Venice (VCE).
Emperor Badge

Emperor badge

The dynasty is gone but the splendour remains! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: Hong Kong (HKG), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG), Osaka (KIX).
Scenic Drive Badge

Scenic Drive badge

From East to West, take the scenic route! Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports to earn this badge: Victoria (YYJ), Winnipeg (YWG), Halifax (YHZ), Quebec City (YQB).
Happy Hour Badge

Happy Hour badge

A toast to you! Indulge in the sand and sun and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 5 following airports: Mexico City (MEX), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), São Paulo (GRU), Buenos Aires (EZE), Panama City (PTY).
Castle Badge

Castle badge

Experience the regalia every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 4 following airports: London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI).
Canal Badge

Canal badge

Visit these unique urban waterways and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the 5 following airports: Amsterdam (AMS), Manchester (MAN), Paris (CDG), Venice (VCE), Copenhagen (CPH).
Pacific Badge

Pacific badge

Explore the great Pacific coastline and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 5 Pacific Coast airports: Sydney (SYD), Tokyo–Narita (NRT), Tokyo–Haneda (HND), Incheon (ICN), Osaka (KIX).
Dulche de Leche Badge

Dulce de Leche badge

Satisfy your sweet tooth after earning this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 5 South American airports: São Paulo (GRU), Bogotá (BOG), Lima (LIM), Santiago (SCL), Buenos Aires (EZE).
Prairie Badge

Prairie badge

From plentiful plains to the ‘Breadbasket,’ earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of the following 4 airports: Edmonton (YEG), Saskatoon (YXE), Regina (YQR), Winnipeg (YWG).
Trillium Badge

Trillium badge

Travelling through the province of this emblematic flora? Earn this badge every time you take off or land at all 3 of these Ontario airports: Ottawa (YOW), Thunder Bay (YQT) and Toronto's City Airport (YTZ).
Biergarten Badge

Biergarten badge

Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of the following 5 airports, located in cities famous for their local brew: Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Geneva (GVA), Zurich (ZRH).
Citrus Badge

Citrus badge

Experience the zest of travel and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 4 Sunshine State city airports: Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Tampa (TPA).
Theatre Badge

Theater badge

From West 42nd to the West End, earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of these 5 airports, located in theatre capitals: London Heathrow (LHR), Paris (CDG), Los Angeles (LAX), New York LaGuardia (LGA), Toronto's... Read More
East Coast Badge

East Coast badge

Earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of these 6 airports across North America’s ‘coast with the most’: Philadelphia (PHL), New York LaGuardia (LGA), New York Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Washington D.C. –... Read More
Sun Belt Badge

Sun Belt badge

Slap on your sunscreen and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 3 of these 6 sun-soaked airports: Houston (IAH), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Phoenix (PHX).
Air Canada Rouge Badge

Air Canada rougeTM badge

Explore the culture and cobblestones of Europe, enjoy the innovative spirit of Asia, and see why Air Canada rougeTM is a new way to vacation. Earn this badge by taking off or landing at any 2 of the following 9 Air Canada rougeTM destinations:... Read More
Civilization Badge

Civilization Badge

Return to where it all began, and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 5 ancient cities: Rome (FCO), Venice (VCE), Athens (ATH), Tel Aviv (TLV), and Istanbul (IST).
Palm Badge

Palm Badge

From sandy beaches to the Sunset Strip, hear the rustle of the palms when you earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 7 airports: Honolulu (HNL), Maui (OGG), Sydney (SYD), Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas... Read More
Rising Sun Badge

Rising Sun Badge

From Chiba to Kansai, travel the Pacific coastline and earn this badge every time you take off or land at any 2 of the following 3 Japanese metropolitan airports: Tokyo–Narita (NRT), Tokyo–Haneda (HND), and Osaka (KIX).
Rest Up Badge

Rest Up Badge

Sit back, relax, and earn the Rest Up badge (250 Wings) for every take off and every landing when you enjoy the benefits of flying in Premium Economy, Premium rouge, or Business Class to any eligible North American airport on the... Read More
Strech out Badge

Stretch Out! Badge

Lie back, relax, and earn the Stretch Out! badge (500 Wings) for every take off and every landing at any eligible international airport (Europe, Asia, South Pacific, South America) on the Destination badge list, while basking in the ultimate... Read More