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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 24 Update: Earn 5x Aeroplan miles at Amazon.ca + enter to win an Amazon gift card, new Centurion Lounges coming to DEN & LAX


The Aeroplan relationship with Amazon.ca via the Aeroplan eStore officially launched today. True its not the first time you can earn points or cash back for Amazon.ca purchases but for many Aeroplan die hards this is great news as Amazon has become common place for many people for their day to day shopping. So being able to earn Aeroplan miles for those purchases is awesome and what is even more awesome is that the first week of this relationship sees a bonus of 5x miles for all Amazon.ca purchases! And if you miss out on the 5x there will be a 2x miles offer from May 1 to May 11. Find out more here!


And if you missed it we teamed up with Aeroplan to celebrate the launch today with a contest where you can win a $100 Amazon.ca gift card. Be sure to enter the contest here.

 If you travel to/from or via some of the bigger U.S. gateways and have The Platinum Card from American Express or are lucky enough to hold a Centurion card you can get access to American Express' Centurion lounges. Two new lounges are being added to ever growing list of lounges, the first announced earlier this month will be in Denver and the second will the much awaited lounge in Los Angeles. Both lounges are slated to open in 2019. My only issue, is that with so many Platinum cardholders is lounge overcrowding. Earlier this month the Rewards Canada family went into the Centurion Lounge in San Francisco and the place was packed! We managed to grab a table but then the wait for drinks was insane thanks to only one bartender and dozens of people waiting to get their drinks. We packed up and left the lounge as it wasn't enjoyable - in fact we found a nice quiet spot in Terminal G that was more comfortable and relaxing. Yes we didn't have free food or drinks but the sanity was much appreciated. Anyways, these lounges are a boon if you do visit them during a less busy time! (Source American Express & Doctor of Credit)

Speaking of The Platinum Card from American Express, Rewards Canada reader Ben S. asked if Amex has any plans on making the physical card a metal card like the members in the U.S. have. Here is Amex Canada's response:
As of now, the change to the metal Card is only available to Platinum Cardmembers in the US.
Too bad.

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Travel Deals
Starwood Hotels: Save up to 30% through 31st May 2018 when you book your stay in advance at any participating hotel or resort in Europe. Book before 17th May 2018. 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!

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Other Bonus Offers
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 4 Bonus Asia Miles for every 10KHD spent on hotel bookings made via Agoda. More... Book by Jun 30 for stays until Sep 30, 18
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Asia Miles for Hertz rentals of 5 days or more at participating locations in USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. More... Book by Jun 30 for rentals until Jul 31, 18

Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 3,000 Bonus ShebaMiles when you fly Ethiopian on Mother's Day in Business Class between Addis Ababa and Abuja, Accra, Beirut, Dubai, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Kigali, Mumbai or Nairobi. More... May 13, 18

Hyatt World of Hyatt
- 20% Bonus World of Hyatt Points when you stay at Hyatt Place Las Vegas or any participating MGM Resorts destination in Las Vegas. More... May 7 - Jul 31, 18

IHG Rewards Club
- 5,000 bonus points for stays at participating Kimpton Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 30, 18

Le Club AccorHotels
- Earn up to 800 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Switzerland. More... Book by May 13 for stays until Jun 30, 18

Miles & More
- 5x Bonus Miles & More Miles when you book a minimum 2 night stay at any Fairmont property around the globe. More... Until Jun 30, 18
- 5x Bonus Miles & More Miles when you book a minimum 2 night stay at any Raffles property around the globe. More... Until Jun 30, 18
- 5x Bonus Miles & More Miles when you book a minimum 2 night stay at any Swissotel property around the globe. More... Until Jun 30, 18
- Earn 1,500 Miles & More Miles for Thrifty car rentals of 1 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Jul 31, 18


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