Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Club Carlson Summer Promotion: 10,000 Bonus Gold Points or a Friday Night stay certificate after 2 stays


With the end in sight for Club Carlson's Triple Points offer that concludes on Friday, they have released the details of their summer promotion. Entitled Free Fridays, the offer awards Club Carlson members with a certificate for a free Friday night stay at any of their hotels Worldwide when you complete 2 stays during the promotion period. Now if the certificate doesn't appeal to you, you can choose to be awarded 10,000 points after you complete 2 stays. For both options, you can earn the bonus up to three times for a total of 3 Friday night certificates or 30,000 points. Of course the Friday night certificates can provide huge value since you can use them at any hotel however the limits of only a Friday night and a limited time period of redemption between October 6 and January 26 can really put a damper on that reward. For most the better option is points since they won't expire and you can use them towards a reward you really want. I will be picking the points option and unless you really know you can use the certs I would recommend going for the points as well. 

Offer details
Receive 10,000 Bonus Gold Points or a Free Friday Night stay certificate when you complete 2 stays at Carlson Rezidor Hotels Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at at Radisson, Park Plaza, Country Inns & Suites, Radisson Blu, Radisson Red or Park Inn Jul 1 - Sep 30, 17

Friday E-Certs are valid for reservations on a single Friday night at any Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson RED, Radisson®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM hotels worldwide for stays between October 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018.

Find more Club Carlson bonus offers here!

June 27 Update: 100 free miles for joining TAP Portugal's Victoria program, WestJet Canada Day Sale, 11 new bonuses

News, Tips & Tricks
There have been a few mentions over the past few months on the blog that TAP Portugal recently started service between Toronto and Lisbon including the double Victoria miles availbable on the route until Friday which leads us to this news. Right now if you are not a member of TAP Portugal's Victoria program you can earn 100 bonus miles just for joining it! You have until the end of the year to do so and is an easy way for you to start growing your Victoria balance if the program is going to become a mainstay in your loyalty portfolio. Find out more and join the program here.


Posts since our last update:
  • N/A
Travel Deals
WestJet is celebrating Canada Day with a new seat sale for travel across their entire network! Book by June 29 for travel July 27 - December 12. Find out more here.



Canadian Bonus Offers
N/A


Other Bonus Offers
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles when you stay 2 or more nights at the art'otel Amsterdam. More... Book by Aug 6 for stays until Sep 12, 17
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for stays at Marriott Hotels in Europe. More... Until Sep 6, 17
- Earn up to Quadruple Flying Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at Shangri-La hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 17

Avianca LifeMiles
- Earn up to 6x LifeMiles on Dollar rentals at participating locations in the Americas and Europe. More... Until Sep 30, 17

Hilton Honors
- 1,000 Bonus Honors Points PER NIGHT for stays at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse. More... Until Dec 15, 17

Le Club AccorHotels
- Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points per stay at participating hotels in Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala or Panama. More... Jul 1 - Sep 30, 17

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad. More... Until Aug 3, 17
- Earn up to 5,000 Rewards Points on rentals at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand. More... Until Dec 31, 17

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles for stays at Altis Hotels. More... Until Sep 11, 17
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Victoria Miles for stays at Marriott Hotels in Europe. More... Until Sep 6, 17
- 100 Bonus Victoria Miles when you join the Victoria program. More... Until Dec 31, 17


Follow Rewards Canada:
LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ YouTube Instagram RSS Newsletter

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26 Update: Podcast Episode 32 is available for download, 2x Aurora Rewards points for Northern Festival Flights + Priority Pass sale

News, Tips & Tricks
Podcast
episode 32 is here! In this episode we discuss a trio of hotel offers that are ripe for stays across Canada this summer and even globally if your travels take you outside our country! We talk about Aeroplan's enhancement to their online services for your Star Alliance partner award travel and SkyTeam picking Vancouver for their first North American business class lounge. Finally we look at our very popular Case Study that was released earlier this month as well as the latest Rewards Canada Ultimate Credit Card portfolio. You can download the current podcast here. After today the podcast is taking a break for the summer! Be sure to check out all the past episodes if you haven't listened to them yet and are looking for some summer listening.

Canadian North is once again offering up double Aurora Rewards points on flights to select Northern festivals! Book by June 30 to earn the double points (and remember you can earn Aeroplan miles as well! Find out more here.
Simply choose your festival and book:
Alianait Arts Festival: round-trip travel between June 27 and July 6, 2017
Folk on the Rocks: round-trip travel between July 11 and 19, 2017
Great Northern Arts Festival: round-trip travel between July 11 and 26, 2017



Posts since our last update:
Travel Deals
 
There are only four days left to take advantage of Priority Pass' anniversary sale. You can save up to 25% on the annual membership fees of the world's largest business class lounge access programs. Find out more here


Canadian Bonus Offers
N/A


Other Bonus Offers
Aeroflot Bonus
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Miles when you rent with Avis in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia and USA. More... Jul 22, 17 - Mar 31, 18

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Asia Miles on rentals of 2 or more days with Avis in Asia, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. More... Book by Aug 31 for rentals until Sep 20, 17

Starwood Preferred Guest
-Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Starpoints for stays on the Celebrate Summer offer at the Westin Dallas Downtown. More... Until Dec 31, 17

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles when you fly between Lisbon and Bucharest or Budapest. More... Jul 2 - 31, 17
- Double Victoria Miles when you fly between Lisbon and Cologne. More... Jul 15 - 31, 17
- Double Victoria Miles when you fly between Lisbon and Lomé or Abidjan. More... Jul 17 - 31, 17


Follow Rewards Canada:
LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ YouTube Instagram RSS Newsletter

AIR MILES ups daily cap for in-store Cash redemption to 950 miles per day


You may have seen the email over the weekend from AIR MILES but if not the news came out officially today. This is good news for those of you using the Cash Rewards options from AIR MILES. The daily cap that was lowered earlier this year because of some fraud issues has now been raised so that you can redeem more of your miles in a day. Obviously AIR MILES has looked at the data and seen that their fraud prevention efforts seem to be working well enough that they could raise the cap.
Today the AIR MILES Reward Program is announcing it is adjusting the daily cap for in-store AIR MILES Cash redemptions to $100 (950 Cash Miles), effective immediately. The cap for in-store redemptions at Shell is $60 (570 Cash Miles) per transaction. Gift cards and near-cash products will continue to be excluded.

AIR MILES is also announcing several enhancements in their digital capabilities and dedicated fraud detection processes, including:
  • The AIR MILES App has been updated with a mandatory PIN at sign-in and the ability to lock and unlock AIR MILES Cash balances directly from the App.
  • The Program has made enhancements to www.airmiles.ca including the requirement for PIN as well as entering a captcha code to view Account balance.
  • AIR MILES continues to have comprehensive fraud monitoring processes and procedures within their dedicated Anti-Fraud team.
 The biggest issue that we saw and raised concern about was the ability in the past that anyone could input any AIR MILES number in to the AIR MILES website and see the balance for that account. That in turn could have led to people using that particular number at in-store Cash Redemption partners fraudulently. Now with the PIN requirement AIR MILES account balances aren't open to any one but just yourself. Also by excluding gift cards and near-cash products you also deter fraud as most fraudsters aren't going to go out of their way to try to redeem someone's AIR MILES for their own groceries or gas.

Overall this is good news for AIR MILES collectors who utilize the cash rewards option as now you can save yourself more cash should you have the balance to do so.











American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card
• New American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card Cardmembers, earn a bonus of 2,000 AIR MILES®* Reward Miles when you charge a total of $1,500 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership. That's enough for a select flight.
• Earn 1 reward mile for every $10 in Card purchases at AIR MILES®* Sponsors
• Earn 1 reward mile for every $10 in Card purchases at other eligible grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada
• Plus, earn 1 reward mile for every $15 in Card purchases everywhere else
• Shop at participating AIR MILES Sponsors across Canada with your Card and show your AIR MILES®* Collector Card, and you can earn reward miles twice
• More than 1000 rewards to choose from! Redeem for a wide range of rewards - everything from electronics to travel and more
• You can use Apple Pay on your eligible device to pay for goods and services at participating American Express contactless merchants
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link.
Apply now
Conditions apply

Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23 Update: Official statement from RBC about Esso partnership, Double Miles on TAP's Toronto-Lisbon route + more!

News, Tips & Tricks
RBC
provided us an official statement regarding their partnership with ESSO:
"We recognize the long partnership we have shared with Esso. During this time, we will be working with our valued clients who use the RBC Esso Visa card to ensure a smooth transition. In the meantime, clients can continue to use their RBC Esso Visa co-branded products as they normally would."

We missed this promotion earlier this month but perhaps someone can still make use of it over the next week. TAP Portugal is offering Double Victoria Miles on their new Toronto-Lisbon route. The bonus started when the route started on June 10 and runs until the 30th. It doesn't appear you need to register so if you are already booked and have flown or will fly the route in the next week you should get the bonus. Find out more here.


Posts since our last update:
Travel Deals
While we're on the TAP tip why not feature one of their travel deals! You can fly on TAP between Toronto and Lisbon for as little as $300 all in one way or go to Gran Canaria for as little as $331! Find out more here.
 

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Earn 1,500 Bonus Honors Points + 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles PER NIGHT when you stay  at participating hotels in Canada within the Hilton portfolio of hotels and resorts. More... Until Aug 31, 17


Other Bonus Offers
Iberia Plus
- 25% Bonus Avios when you fly on select Iberia Express flights in Europe. More... Jul 1 - Sep 17, 17
- 25% Avios Discount when you redeem for award tickets on select Iberia Express flights in Europe. More... Jul 1 - Sep 17, 17

Le Club AccorHotels
- Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in France More... Book by Aug 31 for stays Jul 7 - Sep 3, 17

United MileagePlus
- Up to 75% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you buy or gift miles. More... Until Jul 3, 17


Follow Rewards Canada:
LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ YouTube Instagram RSS Newsletter

Three cards you'll want to wait to apply for until July


Many banks give us some sort of advance notice of changes and limited time offers coming to their various credit card products. If you have read the blog portion of our site you'll know we try to pass along news or hints as what to do, whether apply right away since a card will lose a limited time offer or benefit or tell you to wait as the offer will get better. This post is for three cards that will be coming with better offers in July. While we can't disclose what the new offers will be, we do want our readers to get the best possible deal they can so if you have been considering any one of the following three cards try to hold off on applying for them until the new offers become live:

Stay tuned to our social media channels or right here on the blog as we'll provide all the details on the new offers when they go live!

Hilton Summer Sale - Save up to 25% on weekend stays in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East & Africa

 
Hilton's annual summer sale for stays in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa is now on for everyone! Last week we brought you the early bird offer for stays in the UK And Europe if you were a Hilton Honors member. The sale is now open to all and also now available for locations in the Middle East and Africa. You can save up to 25% on weekend stays until October 8, 2017.  Stays must be booked by September 4.  Remember that you should also be earning up to Triple Points on these stays with the current summer Hilton Honors promotion. Find that and all other Honors bonuses here.

Click here to take advantage of the Hilton Simmer sale for stays in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa! 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22 Update: Update on the RBC/Esso news, 5,000 miles for joining Mileage Plan and completing 1st flight + more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Yesterday we removed the post covering the RBC/Esso news that is making the rounds now. Apparently Esso was not supposed to have sent out an email to its members yet and there is some incorrect information in it. RBC told us they'll advise us when everything is nailed down so that we can pass along the info.

Japan Airlines is going to offer free Wi-Fi on most of their domestic flights within Japan. Would be nice if Air Canada and WestJet did the same? (Source Business Traveller)

Alaska Airlines has brought back or rather extended the offer of 5,000 Bonus Miles when you join Mileage Plan and complete your first flight. That 5,000 miles is enough for an award ticket between Alberta/B.C. and Seattle. See the bonus offers section below for details.



Posts since our last update:


Canadian Bonus Offers

AIR MILES

- Earn up to 75 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you redeem miles for an Alamo/National car rental in the U.S. or Canada. More... Book by Jun 30 for rentals Aug 22 - Nov 30, 17


Other Bonus Offers

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 5,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you join Mileage Plan and complete your first flight. More... Join by Jul 31 for travel until Sep 30, 17

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at Ascott’s Serviced Residences. More... Until Aug 31, 17
- Triple Asia Miles for stays on the Linger Longer offer at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 17

Jumeirah Sirius
- Double Sirius Points for stays of 3 or more nights on the Jumeirah Flavours offer at Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai or the Maldives. More... Until Dec 20, 17

Kaligo
- 1,000 Bonus Miles or points in the program of your choice on your first hotel stay booked via Kaligo. More... Book by Jun 28 for stays until Dec 31, 18
- 20% Bonus Miles or points in the program of your choice on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo.  More... Book by Jun 28 for stays until Dec 31, 18

Miles & More
- 4,000 Bonus Miles & More Miles for your next hotel booking made via Miles & More Hotels. More... Book by Jun 30, 17

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- 50% KrisFlyer Miles discount when you redeem your KrisFlyer miles online for a SilkAir flight. More... Book by Jul 11 for travel Jul 1 - Oct 31, 17


Follow Rewards Canada:
LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ YouTube Instagram RSS Newsletter