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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 28 Update: Marriott teams up with Maple Leaf sports, AC Altitude members to have Gogo WiFi option, AIR MILES ups Cash Redemption cap for the holidays

14 years ago today we sent out our 32nd issue of the Rewards Canada News newsletter. The big highlights in that newsletter were the Canadian specific offer of 3,000 miles for joining Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and the buy SkyMiles bonus for Canadians only when redeeming for an award! This week we will be sending out our 600th issue! If you don't subscribe to the newsletter yet you can do so here
 
Rewards Canada reader Ryan has confirmed that the American Express Cobalt's multipliers do work in the U.S.. He was confirming our post "Are the American Express Cobalt Card category multipliers available globally?" as many had questioned if the category bonuses were just for Canada or available globally.




Last week Marriott announced a Canadian specific partnership that will resonate well with Marriott Rewards and SPG members in our great country! The partnership is with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and it will see members in both program being able to bid on hockey experiences with their points via Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments:
Marriott International, the country’s leading lodging company, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), making Marriott International the preferred hotel company for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 100 million+ global members of Marriott’s three loyalty programs - Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), including the more than 3.7 million members in Canada, will be big winners with the partnership. Members will be able to redeem points on Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments for once-in-a-lifetime hockey themed experiences with players and legends of the game. 
At the time of publishing this no Moments packages were available yet but they should be soon.


Air Canada Altitude members will be able to choose complimentary Gogo WIFI as one of their Select Privileges in 2018. (Source Air Canada)
Beginning later this year, the airline will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members the opportunity to select complimentary 6- and 12-month unlimited use passes, respectively, for inflight connectivity on board Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge operated flights

AIR MILES has adjusted their daily cap for in-store Cash Miles redemption to $750 from $100 for the holiday season. This sees the program gain confidence in their fraud detecting abilities as it was the cash miles option that was affected by fraud that saw in-store redemption halted temporarily and then reinstated with the $100 cap. Good news for collectors who are planning on utilizing a lot of cash miles for their holiday shopping! This increase will be in place from December 1 to January 7.

We're going to keep this reminder going in each update until Christmas:
Check out the Give A Mile Flight Hero campaign! The charity can really use donations of miles to help provide flights to those who otherwise would be unable to travel to visit terminally ill or critically sick family and friends. Rewards Canada has pledged to raise 100,000 miles and we are half way there! We are putting the call out to all of our fans, readers and even new visitors, if you can give please do so. It can be as little as 1,000 miles! You can find out more and donate here.



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Travel Deals
Today is the last day to book KLM's Black Friday sale! There are some great offers to be had including Edmonton to London for as little as $725! Find out more here.

Remember to visit Rewards Canada's Travel Booking site to book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers
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Other Bonus Offers
AeroMexico Club Premier
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Club Premier Points for stays at Marriott Hotels & Resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America. More... Until Jan 15, 18

Alitalia MilleMiglia
- Triple MilleMiglia Miles for stays at any participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Jan 7, 18

American AAdvantage
- 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles, up to 25% off, free cocktail & breakfast + $25 hotel credit for stays on the Suite Moments package at the Fairmont Hotels in the Americas and Europe. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Mar 31, 18
- 6x AAdvantage Miles for rentals at participating National locations in the US and Canada. More... Until Feb 28, 18

ANA Mileage Club
- Earn Double or 2,000 Bonus Mileage Club Miles when you fly on ANA or Vietnam Airlines between Japan and Vietnam or for flights within Vietnam. More...  Until Dec 31, 17
- Triple Mileage Club Miles for stays at participating Raffles Hotels in Asia and the Middle East. More...   Book by Dec 31 for stays until Feb 28, 18

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles + 300 Bonus Asia Miles for stays at an AccorHotels MyResorts hotesl in Asia Pacific More... Book by Jan 31 for stays until Feb 28, 18

Copa Airlines ConnectMiles
- 30% Bonus ConnectMiles when you buy or gift miles. More... Until Dec 22, 17

Marriott Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at participating hotels in Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio or Texas. More... Until Jan 23, 18

United MileagePlus
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you book hotels via PointsHound. More... Book by Dec 3 for stays until Mar 31, 18


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