Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rocketmiles: 3,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the program of your choice for your first hotel booking made by March 2


If you have signed up with Rocketmiles but haven't booked with them yet you would have received this email! Even if you didn't or haven't signed up with them you can take advantage of this offer.

Offer details:
3,000 Miles/Points in the partner program of your choice including Aeroplan for your first stay booked via Rocketmiles. Stay must be booked via the special promotion page at www.rocketmiles.com/movies. The bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Mar 2, 18

February 28 Update: 3 Great Scotiabank card offers coming to an end, Save up to 20% at select hotels in California & more!

Today is the last day to grab a few great Scotiabank credit card offers! Well it may be a day or two. One communication we have says these go into effect on March 3rd while some terms state March 1st so we are erring on the side of caution. The Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite Card (Cash back) will be losing the current sign up bonus of 5% back for the first free months however it will retain the first year annual fee waiver. The Scotiabank Gold American Express takes a major hit as it reverts to its standard sign up offer of 15,000 bonus points with an annual fee in the first year. So I would jump on the latter card today if you can since it has a 25,000 points and first year free.

Finally the Scotiabank Scene Visa card's bonus will drop back to its standard 2,000 points from 4,000 points. Here are the links for all the cards:


Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
Save up to 20% off weekend rates on Thursday-Sunday nights (Friday or Saturday required) at various Residence Inns, Courtyards and TownePlace Suites locations in California. Full Details and online Booking Mar 8 - May 28, 18


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
Fairmont President's Club
- 500 Bonus Airline Miles for stays on the Fairmont Suite Moments package at participating Fairmont Hotels in the Americas. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers
American AAdvantage
- 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for stays on the Fairmont Suite Moments package at participating Fairmont Hotels in the Americas. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18

Hilton Honors
- 5,000 Bonus Honors Points for stays of 2 or more nights at participating hotels in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston within the Hilton Portfolio. More... Until Dec 31, 18
- 25,000 Bonus Honors Points when you complete 4 stays within 90 days at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More... Targeted offer - may not work for everyone Until Jan 10, 19

Marriott Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 5 or more nights at the Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection Crete. More... Mar 28 - Jun 20, 18
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Residence Inn By Marriott Prescott. More... Until Mar 26, 18
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa or Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. More... Until Mar 25, 18
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays of 2+ nights at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum. More... Until Mar 18, 18

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Double ROP Miles for stays at IHG Hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Singapore. More... Until May 31, 18

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Fairmont Hotels Suite Moments - 500 Bonus Miles, complimentary breakfast and a $50 hotel credit for stays in the Americas

Fairmont has launched their first Suite Moments offer for 2018. Like usual it gives bonus airline miles and some extra benefits. This time the bonus miles are the same at 500 miles while the benefits are a $50 hotel credit and complimentary breakfast. Also it only appears to be good for the Americas this time while the last offer also included Europe.

Offer details
500 Bonus Airline Miles, complimentary breakfast + $50 hotel credit for stays on the Fairmont Suite Moments package at participating Fairmont Hotels in the Americas.  Full details and online booking. Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18
Bonus miles are awarded with Aeroplan, AAdvantage, Avios, Etihad Guest, Miles & More, and United MileagePlus.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WestJet adds new lowest fare class: Econo (Lowest)

In the battle for the skies, WestJet announced today that they will also be launching their own version of Basic Economy fares that we have seen take off in the past few years in the U.S. and last week from Air Canada. These fares are really the barest of bare bone fares and are designed to compete with Ultra Low Cost Carriers who do the same and then charge for all the extras you could imagine. WestJet's is called Econo (Lowest) and unlike Air Canada, these fares are not only for flights within Canada but for some flights to the U.S. and Sun Destinations (routes will be announced over the next while). WestJet's are similar to AC's in that you don't have to pay for your carry on luggage but do have to pay for pretty much everything else. Here are the key points to WestJet's new Econo (Lowest) fares:

  • There will be limited availability and the routes have not been announced yet but that will come shortly (check westjet.com for available pricing)
  • You can cancel within first 24hrs only however no changes permitted at any time after that. That is you cannot cancel or changes these flights at all. What you book is what get. If you can't make your flight you forfeit anything you paid for it.
  • Companion vouchers can be redeemed for these fares but we're thinking these fares will be quite low and it really won't make sense to redeem vouchers for them. If redeemed on this fare they are subject to same rules that no changes are permitted (ie companion vouchers are forfeited if you can't take your flight)
  • Seat assignment is only available at check-in only, with applicable fees
  • No early/late show availability (even for Gold members)
  • No upgrade to Plus available (even for Gold members)
  • No rewards accrual or qualifying flight spend issued for WestJet Rewards members


This really isn't a fare for most WestJet Rewards members (basic or elite), its for the those who want the absolute bare bonus minimum and shop around for the lowest fare. For WestJet it is the competitive force for taking on AC's new fare class, Canada Jetlines, and Flair Airlines. One issue to take note of is that if one of these lower fares is available on a route where WestJet Rewards Member Exclusive Fares show up on as well, the latter may not show if the Econo (Lowest) is lower than it. For example, say Calgary to Victoria has a Member Exclusive fare of $99 and the Econo (Lowest) is $79 then you won't see the Member Exclusive fare in your flight search.

For more details on these fares check out the WestJet blog

Monday, February 26, 2018

February 26 Update: A WestJet kind of week, AeroMexico ending YYC service, 500 bonus Aeroplan Miles for Fairmont stays

I'm going to give you a warning - this is going to be a WestJet heavy week on Rewards Canada. As you may have already seen we launched a new exclusive offer with them for the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard today, full details of which can be found here. There is some news coming from them tomorrow which we'll cover and then as we mentioned last week, there will be a big announcement from them on Wednesday. So yes this will be WestJet kind of week on Rewards Canada.


AeroMexico is ending their Calgary to Mexico City service this April. The flight has only lasted about a year however they are partnered with WestJet and WestJet is going to start flying that route. If you have tickets booked for after the end date there is the likelihood you'll be protected and AeroMexico will put you onto WestJet since they are partners. (Source RoutesOnline)

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
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
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays on the Fairmont Suite Moments package at participating Fairmont Hotels in the Americas. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18


Other Bonus Offers
China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- Triple Dynasty Flyer Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days in USA (exclude Alaska), Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. More... Book by Mar 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 18

Delta SkyMiles
- Earn up to 3,000 Bonus SkyMiles with join and dine with SkyMiles dining. More... Until May 31, 18

Etihad Guest
- 500 Bonus Guest Miles for stays on the Fairmont Suite Moments package at participating Fairmont Hotels in the Americas. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18

Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings
- 500 Bonus Fortune Wings Points when you join the Fortune Wings program. More... Ongoing

Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass
- 300 Bonus Travel Pass Points for stays of 2 or more nights Sun-Thu at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. More... Until Dec 29, 18



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[OFFER EXPIRED] Rewards Canada Exclusive offer for the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard‡

[OFFER EXPIRED]

We are excited to provide Rewards Canada readers with another exclusive offer for the RBC WestJet World Elite Mastercard! 

You will receive 25 extra WestJet dollars when you apply for and receive the WestJet RBC® World Elite Mastercard‡ (Bonus awarded after first purchase)

That means you will receive a total of 275 WestJet dollars!
Apply by March 4, 2018 / Limited to the first 50 Approvals!


Click here to learn more and to take advantage of this offer!

As you know WestJet dollars became more valuable in 2017 when they launched partner redemption options in 2017 and all we can say is that they will become even more valuable in the near future so you'll want to be collecting as many dollars as you can! Stay tuned for details later this year!

Summary of global hotel systemwide bonus points promotions - February Edition

One of the easiest ways to rack up lots of hotel points is to take advantage of the systemwide bonuses that come from many of the big chain programs and also from the lesser known programs. In fact, right now it should be rare for you NOT to earn a bonus. Unless you are staying at a boutique hotel or perhaps a Fairmont Hotel most other hotels out there have a bonus. So take advantage of it! These systemwide bonuses simply require you to register beforehand and they do not affect hotel pricing as long as you book a point eligible rate which are most rates out there. Of course booking through a third party site like Expedia or Rocketmiles does not count as most chains only award points on bookings that are made directly with them.  Without further ado here are all the current promotions that are available to everyone:



Provider
Offer
Validity Date
Best Western Rewards Earn 2,000 Bonus Rewards points on every Best Western stay Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) (this offer is targeted so you may have to go for the $10 card offer) Feb 12 - Apr 29, 18
Earn a US$10 Best Western Travel Card on every Best Western stay Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Feb 12 - Apr 29, 18
For a complete listing of all Best Western Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Best Western page
Carlson Hotels Club Carlson 3,000 Bonus Gold Points when you complete a stay booked via the Club Carlson mobile app. Full details Ongoing
For a complete listing of all Carlson Hotels Club Carlson bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Carlson page
Choice Hotels Privileges No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Choice Privileges bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Choice page
Fairmont Presidents Club No Offers at this time
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For a complete listing of all Fairmont bonus offers please visit Rewards Canada's Fairmont page
GHA Discovery No Offers at this time
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For a complete listing of all GHA Discovery bonus offers please visit Rewards Canada's GHA page
Hilton Earn 2,000 Bonus Honor Points per stay at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. Earn an additional 10,000 bonus points for every 5 stays completed during the promotional period. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 18
For a complete listing of all Hilton HHonors bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Hilton page
Hyatt Earn up to 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt Points per night for stays at Hyatt hotels Worldwide.  Maximum of 25,000 bonus points awarded. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required)
- 500 bonus points per night for stays at Hyatt House or Hyatt Place
- 1,000 bonus points per night at all other Hyatt brands.
Until May 15, 18
For a complete listing of all Hyatt Gold Passport bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Hyatt page
InterContinental Hotels Group IHG Rewards Club Accelerate: Earn 500 to 30,000 or more Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you complete stays at IHG Hotels Worldwide. Bonus varies by member  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Jan 1 - Apr 30, 18
For a complete listing of all IHG Priority Club bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's IHG page
Le Club accorhotels Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays of 2+ nights at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. Earn 500 bonus points on your 1st 2+ night stay, 2,500 on the 2nd 2+ night stay and 3,500 bonus points on the 3rd 2+ nights stay. Full details, online registration and booking. (Registration is required) Register and book by Mar 6 for stays Feb 20 - Sep 9, 18
For a complete listing of all Best Western Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Best Western page
Marriott Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at participating Marriott Hotels Worldwide starting with your second stay.  Earn 2,000 points per stay and an additional 1,000 bonus points for stays that include a weekend night (Fri/Sat or Thu/Fri in the Middle East) starting with your second stay. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Mar 31 for stays Jan 16 - Apr 15, 2018
For a complete listing of all Marriott Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Marriott page
Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer Earn 50,000 Bonus iPrefer Points for eligible stays of 2 or more nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group hotels Worldwide.  Full details & online booking
Book by Feb 28, 18
For a complete listing of all Marriott Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's iPrefer page
Ritz-Carlton Rewards No Offers at this time
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For a complete listing of all Shangria-La bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Ritz-Carlton Rewards page
Shangri-La Golden Circle No Offers at this time
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For a complete listing of all Shangria-La bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Golden Circle page
Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass No Offers at this time
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For a complete listing of all Sonesta Hotels bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Travel Pass page
Starwood Preferred Guest Earn Double Starpoints on stays at participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide starting with your second stay. Earn an additional 500 bonus Starpoints for stays that include a weekend night (Fri/Sat or Thu/Fri in the Middle East) starting with your second stay. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Register by Mar 31 for stays Jan 16 - Apr 15, 18
For a complete listing of all Starwood Preferred Guest bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's SPG page
Voila Hotel Rewards 5,000 Bonus VHR Points per stays at participating VOILĂ€ network hotels Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Apr 30, 18
30% Bonus VHR Points for stays at participating VOILĂ€ network hotels Worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Feb 28, 18
For a complete listing of all Voila Hotel Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's VHR page
World Hotels Peakpoints Triple Peakpoints or Triple Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide. Full details Until Mar 31, 18
Double Peakpoints or Double Airline Miles for stays at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide that are booked at least 20 days in advance. Full details Until Mar 31, 18
For a complete listing of all Starwood Preferred Guest bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Peakpoints page
Wyndham Rewards Earn 15,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points when you complete 2 separate stays at participating Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jun 30, 18
For a complete listing of all Wyndham Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Wyndham page


Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23 Update: Europcar is a new Rewards Canada booking partner plus save up to 60% off GHA Hotels

Nice and short update to end off the week here on Rewards Canada:

We have a new partner here at Rewards Canada! Europcar is European based car rental company with locations around the globe. They partner with many airlines and hotel chains so you can earn points and miles on their rentals. Right now they don't have many bonus offers but you can still book Europcar through us here and we have added them to our Travel Booking site.  These bookings help support Rewards Canada. You can also find all Europcar bonus offers on our Car Rental Bonus Offer page


Posts since our last update:
Travel Deals
Global Hotel Alliance
is offering up to 60% off stays at their hotels Worldwide for their Discovery members (Free to join) 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
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 3 Aeroplan Miles for every $1 spent at Costco.ca. More... Until Mar 25, 18

Other Bonus Offers
Hilton Honors
- 5,000 Bonus Honors Points for stays of 3+ nights at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. More... Until Mar 31, 18

Marriott Rewards
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. More... Until Mar 31, 18
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. More... Until Mar 31, 18



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British Airways Executive Club: Earn Double Avios for your online shopping this weekend


This weekend only you can earn Double Avios for all of your online purchases made via the British Airways Online shopping portal. The bonus works for the both the UK and US versions of the portal. Since we are in Canada it is best to choose the U.S. site and you should still be able to earn the Avios as long as those retailers ship north of the border.

Here is just a small selection of the retailers offered via the U.S. site:



Offer details
Earn Double Avios  for all of your online purchases made via the British Airways Online shopping portal Full details. Until Feb 25, 18


Find many more Executive Club Bonus Avios offers here

Earn triple Aeroplan miles for every dollar spent on Costco.ca until March 25


Another decent bonus to let you know about if you are planning any online shopping with Costco! Right now until March 25th, Aeroplan Members can earn 3 Aeroplan Miles for every $1 spent when they enter promo Code: AERO3 at checkout at Costco.ca. Complete details and registering to earn miles (if you haven't done so already) can be done at:  https://www.costco.ca/aeroplan.html

You can find many more Aeroplan bonus offers here. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February 22 Update: Canadian No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card Feature, 15% Bonus WestJet dollars when converting RBC Rewards & a note from Amex

Ever since Chase announced they were exiting the Canadian market and shutting down their Marriott and Amazon cards earlier this year we have been inundated with questions on which cards in Canada still offer no foreign transaction fees. We have been answering individual emails and replying to comments on the site daily with the response and will continue to do so however we have also made a new feature on the main Rewards Canada site that covers this exact topic! You can now always check back to see the list of cards that either offer no foreign transaction fees or reward you with a return higher than that of the FX fee. Be sure to check out and bookmark the feature today!

We came across this next offer somewhat late due to our vacation but for anyone who is interested, you still have a week or so to take advantage of it. That offer is the latest transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to WestJet Rewards. Like most of the recent offers for this conversion, it is once again a 15% bonus. With this offer you will get 1.15 WestJet dollars for every 100 RBC Rewards points converted (minimum of 1,000 points required to be converted) Of course the newest sign up offer for the RBC Visa Infinite Avion won't work for the promotion this time however you could grab the card and then wait for the next time it is offered which would give you $287 WestJet dollars at no cost! Find out more about the RBC to WestJet transfer bonus here.

And finally a big thank you to everyone who has been contributing to our American Express Cobalt confirmed multipliers page! Keep the contributions coming, even those where you think you should be getting the multipliers but aren't but in addition to letting us know, Amex has asked us to pass along the following:
It’s best for the Cardmember to call customer service for bonusing related issues. We need the Cardmembers data to be able to source the transaction in the back end to determine if the multiplier worked.... without Cardmember data, it’s hard to determine what would have happened.
This way American Express can make sure everything is working properly and if not they can get it fixed!

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
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
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you purchase duty free items on board Air Canada flights. More... Until Mar 30, 18

WestJet Rewards
- 15% Bonus WestJet dollars when you convert RBC Rewards points to WestJet Dollars. More... Until Feb 28, 18

Other Bonus Offers
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you spend a minimum of $30 at a participating restaurant in the first 30 days with the Sign Up and Dine Bonus from Mileage Plan dining. More... Until May 31, 18

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for all stays at Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Feb 28 for stays until Mar 30, 18

Hilton Honors
- 5,000 Bonus Honors Points for your next stay of 2+ nights at Hilton Hotels Worldwide. More... Targeted offer - may not work for everyone Until Mar 26, 18

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 3+ nights at any participating hotel in Egypt. More... Feb 28 - May 23, 18

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles for stays at Alila Hotels. Simply enter the promotional code PROKF when you make your booking. More... Until Mar 31, 18
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay for at least two consecutive nights in a Deluxe Plus room in Concorde Hotel Singapore More... Until Mar 31, 18
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you book Dusit’s Bed & Breakfast Package for a minimum of two nights, at participating Dusit properties worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 18
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles when you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating Millennium Hotels and Resorts properties in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Asia and Middle East. More... Until Mar 31, 18
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at participating Anantara, AVANI and Tivoli properties.More... Until Dec 31, 18
- Earn up to 4x KrisFlyer Miles when you rent with Hertz Worldwide for two or more days. More... Book by Mar 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 18

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- 2,500 Bonus ROP Miles when you join Royal Orchid Plus and complete your first Thai Airways flight. More... Ongoing




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