Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hilton HHonors launches Double Points on all stays Worldwide from September 1 to December 31


What is essentially a continuation of their current systemwide global promotion that we have seen all year, Hilton Hotels will be offering double points on all stays Worldwide for the remainder of fall and for the start of winter Once again there are no hotels that are excluded however just like the summer version, the promotion does not give the option of double miles so if you choose to earn miles for your Hilton stays you will only earn the base amount.

Offer details:
Double HHonors Points for all eligible stays at any Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Sep 1 - Dec 31, 16


For even more HHonors bonus offers, status matches and more click here!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August 30 Update: Aeroplan eStore adds more retailers, less than a week left on our exclusive TD Aeroplan Infinite offer and more!

A quiet first couple of days this week on Rewards Canada, probably got to do with back to school and the summer vacation season coming to end. I see a major onslaught of posts, offers, news and more coming after the Labour Day holiday!

News, Tips & Tricks
Doing some last minute Back to School shopping online? Aeroplan's eStore has added over 20 new retailers that you can earn miles for shopping online at. Find the list of new stores here.

There is less than a week left to jump on Rewards Canada's exclusive Double Miles offer with the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card. You may want to get in now as we know the next TD Aeroplan offer will have a higher sign bonus but will not be first year free. If you want some more Aeroplan miles at absolutely no cost then go for it now. Find our more about our TD Aeroplan offer here.

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

• Receive a Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan Miles with your first Purchase • In addition, you could receive 5,000 Aeroplan Miles when you add an Authorized User to your Account by September 2nd (Authorized User must call and activate their Card by Feb. 28, 2017)
• Annual Fee Rebate for the first year (Primary Cardholder only) – that’s $120 in savings!
• Offer Valid until Sept. 2, 2016
• Earn 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery, drugstore and aircanada.com Purchases made with your Card.
• REWARDS CANADA EXCLUSIVE - For every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery, drugstore and aircanada.com Purchases with your Card5, earn double Aeroplan Miles for the first 90 days after Account approval – that’s 3 miles instead of 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Purchases3.
• Earn 1 mile for every $1 you spend on all other Purchases on your Card.
• Earn miles twice when you pay with your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and with 100 online retailers
• Your Aeroplan miles will not expire as long as you are a TD Aeroplan Credit Cardholder
• Enjoy an extensive suite of travel insurances for peace of mind on your next getaway.
You have a little over a day left to enter our second contest with Marriott International! You can win up to 30,000 Marriott Rewards points! Enter by August 31st. Click here for complete details and to enter the contest!

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Bonus Offers
American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles on all Sixt Car Rentals in the U.S. More... Until Sep 30, 16

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 16
- Triple Asia Miles for stays at participating Ascott, Citadines and Somerset serviced residences.More... Until Sep 30, 16
- Triple Asia Miles for stays at participating Hyatt properties in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South West Asia at the Hyatt Standard Rate. More... Until Sep 30, 16
- Triple Asia Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and North America More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Oct 31, 16

Marriott Rewards
- Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay at Marriott Hotels Worldwide. More... Register by Dec 15 for stays Sep 15 - Jan 15, 17

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- 1,000 Bonus Frequent Flyer points for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Accor Hotels in Australia. More... Book by Sep 12 for stays until Sep 30, 16

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Serena Hotels. More... Until Oct 31, 16



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Monday, August 29, 2016

Marriott Rewards Fall MegaBonus: Choose your reward - 5,000 Bonus Points after 2nd stay or 10,000 Points after every 10 nights


Marriott Rewards has released the details of their Fall MegaBonus Promotion which offers two reward options for your upcoming Marriott stays. With the Choose your Reward version of MegaBonus, Marriott Rewards members can choose to either earn 5,000 bonus points after their second stay or to earn 10,000 bonus points after every 10 paid nights (maxing out at 50,000 points). Don't forget to enter our Marriott contest as well! You could win up to 30,000 points! Enter here.

Offer details:
Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay at Marriott Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 15 for stays Sep 15 - Jan 15, 17
Option 1: Earn 10,000 bonus points for every 10 stays, up to 50,000 bonus points
Option 2: Earn 5,000 bonus points after the second stay (max 5,000 bonus points)

For even more Marriott Rewards bonus point offers visit here!

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26 Update: BMO No Fee Cashback sign up bonus of $75, 20x AIR MILES at Staples tomorrow and Marriott adds Korean Air SKYPASS

News, Tips & Tricks

The BMO No Fee Cashback MasterCard has had its sign up bonus of up to $75! Receive $25 in CashBack rewards after your first purchase, plus an additional $50 when you spend $1,500 in the first three months. Not bad for a no annual fee card.
Limited time: Get up to $75 cash back rewards*
· Earn 1% CashBack on ALL card purchases* without restrictions!*!
· No Annual fee*
· Receive a discount on car rentals*
· Extended Warranty*
· Purchase Protection*
Apply online

Just in time for back to school shopping, you can earn 20x AIR MILES Reward Miles for shopping at Staples this Saturday. The one day offer is only good for in-store purchases of $100 ore more.


Marriott Rewards
has added Korean Air SKYPASS as their newest airline partner. You can now earn SKYPASS miles for Marriott stays or choose to transfer Marriott Rewards points into SKYPASS miles. As with any of Marriott Rewards' airline partners the best option is to redeem for MR's travel packages that are a combination of hotel nights and airline miles. (Source Marriott)

LATAM Airlines Brasil will begin codesharing on some WestJet flights within Canada and between the Canada and the U.S. and Mexico this November. Could this mean that LATAM will be the latest WestJet Rewards partners? We'll just have to wait and see! (Source Routesonline)


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Bonus Offers
Air New Zealand Airpoints
- Triple Airpoints Dollars for stays of 4 or more nights at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton™ Alana Waikiki Beach or the Hilton Waikoloa Village More... Book by Dec 15 for stays until Feb 28, 17

American AAdvantage
- 20% Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you convert SPG Starpoints into AAdvantage Miles. More... Until Sep 14, 16

Icelandair Saga Club
- Earn up to 50% Bonus Saga Club Points when you buy or gift Saga Club points. More... Until Sep 10, 16

JAL Mileage Bank
- Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Mileage Bank Miles when you fly on select American Airlines routes between the U.S. and Asia. More... Sep 15 - Dec 10, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 1,100 Bonus Le Club accorhotels points when you stay at Accor Hotels in Belgium More... Book by Sep 10 for stays until Oct 30, 16
- Triple Le Club accorhotels points when you stay at Accor Hotels in the U.K. or Ireland. More... Book by Sep 11 for stays until Nov 15, 16

National Car Emerald Club
- Earn a Free Rental day when you earn 600 points or complete two qualifying rentals. More... Valid for residents of the U.S. only Until Jan 31, 17
- Earn a Free Rental day when you earn 600 points or complete two qualifying rentals. More... Valid for residents of Canada only . Until Jan 31, 17



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National Car Rental Rent Rent Reward Returns - Earn a free rental after two qualifying rentals


One of the best Car Rental Reward program promotions, National Emerald Club's One Two Free (US) / Rent Rent Reward (Canada) has returned. Once again there is a U.S. version and a Canadian version. The Canadian version is slightly better than the U.S. version on the rental portion as Canadians can credit Canadian and U.S. rentals towards the promo whereas their U.S. counterparts can only credit U.S. rentals (although both versions have a 300 point offer for Latin America/Caribbean and European rentals as well). You can also earn points for opting in for emails,  downloading the mobile app and more.


Offer details
Earn a Free Rental day when you earn 600 points or complete two qualifying rentals. A qualifying rental is the paid rental, via the Emerald Club®, of a Midsize or larger vehicle at participating National Car Rental® locations in Canada and the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, for a period of two or more consecutive days during the promotion. Register Online (Registration is required) Valid for residents of Canada only Until Jan 31, 17

All Opportunities to Earn Points:
Mobile App Download: One-time bonus of 25 points when you download the National Car Rental App.
Mobile App Rental: 75 points when you reserve using the National Car Rental App and complete the rental.
Email Opt-In: One-time bonus of 50 points when you opt in to receive Emerald Club emails, which provide useful information, special offers and savings opportunities.
Opt In: Virtual Credentials: One-time bonus of 50 points when you opt in to receive your next membership kit electronically.
Weekend Rental: One-time bonus of 100 points when you rent two to four days with a Saturday night keep (in addition to the points you earn for completing a Qualifying Rental).
Weeklong Rental: One-time bonus of 200 points when you rent for five days or more (in addition to the points you earn for completing a Qualifying Rental).
Neighborhood Rental: 200 points when you rent with Enterprise Rent-A-Car at neighborhood locations (excludes airport locations). Limit to three bonuses for up to 600 points.
Emerald Reserve Service: One-time bonus of 25 points when you access the Emerald Reserve Service to receive a specific car class — Convertible, Minivan, SUV or any other vehicle. Available only at major airports throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Latin American or Caribbean Rental: 300 points when you rent at participating locations in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Rent in Europe: 300 points when you rent at participating locations in Europe (through Enterprise Rent-A-Car).
Take Our Survey: 50 points when you complete a brief Emerald Club survey.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

BMO No Fee AIR MILES MasterCard sign up bonus increased to 800 Miles

We know many of you are perturbed with AIR MILES right now due to the whole expiring miles issue and no being able to get through to AIR MILES customer service to redeem. But as we mention in our Guide to AIR MILES Expiry, one way to keep your miles from expiring is to achieve Onyx status. One of two routes to get that Onyx status is to earn 6,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles in a calendar year. Maybe you are getting close and need a little boost to reach it, well BMO has brought back their awesome 800 AIR MILES Reward Miles sign up bonus for the their no fee AIR MILES MasterCard. That's right, you can earn 800 miles just for getting the card. Much better than the 500 that ended yesterday and way better than the double miles it offered earlier this year. Even if Onyx isn't your goal and you are a happy AIR MILES customer this is an easy way to increase your balance for your next reward.

Here are the card details:

BMO® AIR MILES®† MasterCard®*


BMO® AIR MILES®† MasterCard®*

Limited time: Get 800 AIR MILES Bonus Miles after your first card purchase
- and there’s No annual fee
- Earn more reward miles when you use your card at Shell, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car
- 1 AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 that you spend on your credit card
- Extended Warranty
- Purchase Protection
Apply now

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24 Update: Save $40 on Canadian Points University tickets, Choice Hotels & Starwood launch their fall promotions

News, Tips & Tricks
The next Canadian Points University will be taking place this October in Toronto! It will feature some of the same speakers from the Vancouver conference held this past January and some new speakers as well. I personally will not be speaking at this one but we are working on having another speaker from Rewards Canada in place for the YYZ event. In the meantime you can already buy tickets for the event and if you use our code 'RewardsCanada' you'll receive $40 off of the ticket price. Full details can be found at PointsU.ca and you can order tickets directly at https://www.picatic.com/PointsUYYZ?code=RewardsCanada


Be sure you enter our second contest with Marriott International! You can win up to 30,000 Marriott Rewards points! Enter by August 31st. Click here for complete details and to enter the contest!


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Bonus Offers
Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles for each flight on Alitalia between Rome and Tenerife. More... Oct 30 - Dec 30, 16

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on rentals of 3 or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Caribbean. More... Until Oct 15, 16
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles on rentals of 3 or more consecutive days at participating Budget airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Latin America, and Caribbean. More... Until Oct 15, 16

Choice Hotels Privileges
- Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Privileges Points for every 2 separate stays you complete at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... Restrictions For residents of the U.S. and Canada only Sep 1 - Nov 11, 16

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn up to Triple Starpoints for stays at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. More... Sep 12 - Dec 18, 16



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Choice Hotels Privileges: Earn a free night after every 2 stays completed worldwide


Choice Hotels has revealed the details of their fall promotion and low and behold its pretty much the same as they always run! That being said, it is a decent promotion and is today's bonus offer highlight. The only difference we can see this time is they are promoting multiple free nights, that is you will earn enough points for an 8,000 point redemption after every two stays completed. So in reality you can redeem for higher hotel categories if you complete 4, 6, 8 stays etc.  Depending on what you spend this bonus offer can be quite lucrative if you frequent Choice Hotels.
 
Offer details
Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Privileges Points (enough for a free night) for every 2 separate stays you complete at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. Stay must be booked via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Members will be awarded a maximum of 8,000 bonus points, depending on the number of base points earned for every (2) separate qualifying trips. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Sep 1 - Nov 11, 16
Restrictions
For residents of the U.S. and Canada only

Starwood Preferred Guest More for you - Earn up to Triple Points for your stays September 12 - December 18


Starwood Preferred Guest has revealed the details of their next systemwide promotion called More for you. The promotion will offer double Starpoints for stays of two or more nights on weekdays and triple Starpoints for stays of three or more nights on weekends. What we don't know yet is whether all Starwood locations will be participating as we see in some of their promotions or if their will be properties that choose not to participate. Registration for the promotion starts on September 12th and all your eligible stays between September 12 and December 18 will count towards the promotion. So you can start booking now at SPG.com.

Offer details
Earn up to Triple Starpoints for stays at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Earn double Starpoints on weekday stays of two or more nights and triple Starpoints on weekends. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Sep 12 - Dec 18, 16

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23 Update: Enter to win up to 30,000 Marriott Rewards Points, new AIR MILES Prize Pool promo and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
We've launched our second contest with Marriott International! Once again you can enter to win up to 30,000 Marriott Rewards points! Enter by August 31st. Click here for complete details and to enter the contest!

AIR MILES has launched a new contest and bonus miles promotion called AIR MILES Prize Pool. Every offer you take advantage of from the promotion (ie shop at retailers and get bonus miles) earns you an entry to win Flights, Cruises, AIR MILES Reward Miles and more. Find out more here.


Vancouver is set to get service from yet another Chinese airline! Beijing Capital Airlines has applied to fly Hangzhou – Qingdao – Vancouver from December 30th of this year. (Source Routesonline)

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Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 1,250 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you rent an Avis vehicle at a participating location and drop off at a different participating location in Canada. More... Until Dec 31, 16

Choice Privileges
- Receive up to a 30% Discount when you buy Choice Privileges points online. More... Until Sep 6, 16

Hilton HHonors
- Receive up to a 50% Discount when you buy Hilton HHonors points online. Discount varies by member.More... Until Sep 16, 16

Hyatt Gold Passport
- Up to 30% Bonus Gold Passport Points when you buy 5,000 or more points online. Bonus varies by member. More... Until Aug 31, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 600 Bonus Le Club accorhotels points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. More... Register & book by Sep 11 for stays until Sep 30, 16

United MileagePlus
- 4,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking More... Book by Sep 30, 16



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Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19 Update: New low interest American Express card, IHG Rewards Club Accelerate and buy points promos

News, Tips & Tricks
 

American Express launched a new credit card this past Wednesday, the Essential Credit Card is not a rewards credit card but a new low rate card. The card offers an 8.99% ongoing interest rate with no annual fee. Find our more about the new card here
The Essential Credit Card provides a low ongoing interest rate for Cardmembers and allows them to carry a balance over time while making minimum monthly payments. On top of that, the Card offers many of the benefits Amex Cardmembers have grown to love and expect from the brand, including:
Travel Accident Insurance
Buyer's Assurance Protection
Purchase Protection
Emergency Card Replacement
24/7 Customer Service
Fraud Protection Guarantee
Amex Invites
Front Of The Line access to the hottest entertainment


If you happen to be booked on Air Canada's Vancouver to San Diego flight between October 17 and Dec 14 you should be be receiving a call or email about a schedule change as that is being temporarily suspended during that time. Chances are you'll be booked on an Air Canada/United combination connecting through San Fran, Los Angeles or Denver. (Source Routesonline)

Also if you need a boost to your IHG Rewards Club points balance for an award check out the buy points bonus of up to 80% below. Not as good as the 100% we see often so I would only take advantage of this if you really need to top off for an award night.

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Bonus Offers
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- August Promo Awards - Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. More... Book by Aug 31 for travel between Oct 1 - Nov 30, 16

Avianca LifeMiles
- Triple LifeMiles on your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd qualified stays at Wyndham Rewards hotels across the globe. More...Until Oct 9, 16

IHG Rewards Club
- IHG Rewards Club Accelerate - Earn at least 30,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay at IHG Hotels Worldwide. More... Sep 6 - Dec 15, 16
- Earn up to 80% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. More... Until Sep 9, 16

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- 40% Bonus JP Miles when you buy miles online. More... Until Aug 31, 16

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Various Bonus Starpoints or Free Nights when you complete eligible stay(s) at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. More... * Targeted Offer - may not work for everyone Until ?


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