Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 2 Update: WestJet Flight Promo update, Aeroplan adds Budget as new partner, new Shoppers Optimum bonus

News, Tips & Tricks
A quick update to the WestJet Rewards promotion we brought to you earlier this week. We posed the question to WestJet to see what happens if you mix and match fare classes on the promotion.
Our question:
"If you book one econo fare, then a plus fare, then a econo fare etc. how will the bonus be awarded? ....  Say you fly your first 2 flights in Plus you’ll get 20wsd per flight, but your third flight is Econo, do you get 10wsd since its your first econo fare or do you get 20wsd since its your third flight? Then if you go back to Plus for the 4th flight will it be 40wsd or 50wsd?"

And WestJet's response:
"You can mix and match the fare class and it will still count as an eligible flight for the flight count each time. So per your example. If they fly first 2 flights in Plus, they will receive 20 WSD for each one, third flight as Econo will earn 20 WSD, 4th flight as Plus will earn 50 WSD. J It’s a win, win, win!"
This is great news to know that you don't 'drop' down to a lower bonus when you book into a new fare class!

Shoppers Drug Mart is once again sending out big bonuses for shopping tomorrow. We got an 18,500 bonus point offer for spending $75 or more, it may be different for you. You can print out the coupon we got here.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has expanded its Enterprise Plus loyalty program. Members can now earn rewards and free rental days at locations in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay. (Source Enterprise)

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Aeroplan was adjusting its car rental partners. As of today Budget returns as partner of Aeroplan but we also lose Hertz. Here are the details of the Budget partnership:
  • Earn – Starting today, members can earn 250 Aeroplan Miles for each eligible rental with Budget at participating locations on- and off-airport in Canada, the United States and abroad.
  • Redeem – Members can now use their miles to get Budget rental certificates worth $50 or $100 on Soon, members will also be able to redeem Aeroplan Miles for Budget car rentals for their choice of date and destination and will be able to earn 100 miles every time they do so.
We will also see Payless Car Rental join Aeroplan soon. (Source Aeroplan)

Aeroplan is sending out emails to select members offering bonus miles for purchases at ESSO. We received it and you should check your inbox as well to see if you were targeted!

More Rewards has lost Canadian Direct Insurance as a partner. Too bad as this program needs all the partners it can get to become the coalition program they want to be!

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Travel Deals
Starwood Sunsational savings offers a free night, up to a $200 resort credit and a room upgrade for stays at Starwood Resorts in the Americas! Find out more here.

Canadian Bonus Offers

Other Bonus Offers
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson
- 2,000 Bonus Gold Points and a minimum $25 gift card when you book the Shopping Package at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. More... Until Dec 31, 17

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios when you fly Iberia between Johannesburg and Madrid. More... For residents of South Africa only Register & book by Mar 31 for travel until May 31, 17
- Double Avios when you fly Iberia Express between Madrid and Cardiff, Sardinia or Heraklion. More... Register & book by Apr 30 for travel Apr 6 - Sep 30, 17
- Double Avios when you fly Iberia Regional Air Nostrum between Valencia and Barcelona More... Register & book by Apr 2 for travel Mar 26 - Aug 31, 17
- Double Avios when you fly Iberia Regional Air Nostrum on select flights in Europe More... Until Apr 30, 17

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to 500 Free La Quinta Returns Points when you connect with La Quinta on several social media channels. More... Until Dec 31, 17

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating AccorHotels in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. More... Book by Apr 24 for stays until May 5,17

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Dublin and Doha. More... Jun 12 - Sep 15, 17
- Earn up to 20,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Auckland and Doha. More... Until May 5, 17
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Yanbu and Doha. More... May 9 - Jul 31, 17
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Tabuk and Doha. More... Jun 19 - Sep 30, 17
- 2,000 Bonus QMiles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. More... Book by Mar 31, 17
- Earn up to 3,500 Bonus QMiles on all Avis rentals of 3 or more days in Europe, Middle East and Africa. More... Book by Mar 31 for rentals Apr 1 - Jun 30, 17

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