Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22 Update: We're back! Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer changes, AIR MILES Uber bonus returns and more!

We're back after nearly a two week hiatus! This will be a week of catch up on news and bonuses for you!

News, Tips & Tricks
Air Canada
will be ending service between Toronto and New York JFK on April 26th. (Source

Copa Airlines Connect Miles added Avis and Budget as their newest car rental partners as of February 17th! (Source Copa)

Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer underwent a revamp that launched on February 12th. They have moved from a three tier system (Silver, Gold, Platinum) to a two tier system (Insider, Elite). See the benefits in the chart below. They have also changed the points base earning rate to 10 points per US$1 spend (used to be 1 point/$) while the redemption rates have also increased by 10 so essentially the earn and burn rate remains the same. You can find out more about the changes here. Remember Preferred Hotels iPrefer does status match so give it a try by contacting them at and provide proof of your status at another hotel rewards program.

WestJet has added some limited-addition non-stop flights for this summer. The new flights are between Brandon and Toronto; Vancouver and both Hamilton and London, ON. (Source WestJet)

Also check out lots of great bonuses that were added to Rewards Canada. Of note is the return of the 100 Bonus AIR MILES when you take your first ride with Uber in Canada! Also if you are planning to fly Caribbean Airlines/Air Jamaica between Toronto and Kingston you'll earn double miles and there is also double miles on AC's new Vancouver-Brisbane route. You can see all these offers below in the bonus offers section.

Posts since our last update:

Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn Double Aeroplan Miles when you fly a round-trip (or 2 one-way segments) on Air Canada non-stop between Vancouver and Brisbane. More... Register and book by Apr 30 for travel between Jun 1 - Dec 31

AIR MILES (Canada)
- 100 Bonus Air Miles Reward Miles after you take your first ride in any Canadian city Uber operates in. More... Until Mar 18, 16

Best Western Rewards
- Receive a $35 USD Best Western Travel Card® for every 2 separate stays at Best Western® branded hotels in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean when you are a AAA or CAA preferred member. More... Feb 8 - May 8, 16

Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Miles
- Double Caribbean Miles when you fly between Montego Bay and New York or Kingston and Toronto. More... Until Apr 30, 16

Copa Airlines Connect Miles
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus ConnectMiles and a room upgrade for stays at Marriott hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. More...Until Apr 30, 16

Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings
- 3,000 Bonus Fortune Wings Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by May 31, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- 700 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Sofitel, Pullman or M Gallery Hotels in Poland, Hungary,  Czech Republic, or Romania. More... Until Apr 30, 16
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for weekend stays of 2 or more nights at participating Accor Hotels in the U.K. More... Until Apr 30, 16

Virgin Australia Velocity (on only)
- Earn up to Triple Velocity Points when you fly Virgin Australia or Delta between Australia and Los Angeles. More... Register and book by Mar 8 for travel until May 31 & Jul 18 - Sep 16, 16

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