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Saturday, November 30, 2019

50% Off Business Class Award Tickets between Edmonton & Europe, 25% off for Calgary and Toronto


The newest set of Air France KLM’s Promo Rewards will be released around 6pm ET tonight (November 30) and this month we see a trio of Canadian cities included. With promo rewards the discount ranges from 20 to 50% off the regular amount of miles required to redeem for these flights. As you can see just by the discount this can be a very good offer if you get 50% off for Business Class and that's the case for flights on KLM out of Edmonton! For Calgary and Toronto the discount is 25% off business class.

Offer details
December Promo Rewards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional period. Full Details  Book by Dec 31 for travel Feb 1 – Mar 31, 20

This month's Canadian cities:
Calgary - 25% off business class on KLM
Edmonton - 50% off business class on KLM
Toronto - 25% off business class on Air France or KLM

Here are the mileage requirements for flying from Canada to Amsterdam or Paris (the mileage amount will vary for other cities in Europe).

As we mentioned above you can't book these just yet which also means we can't provide you with snap shots of availability like we usually do (we'll have a follow up post for that) You'll have to wait until about 6pm tonight to see availability on the routes and to book them. The mileage amounts required will vary by the location you want to fly to, for example you can usually fly to Brussels, Milan, Athens and other cities for less miles than what is listed above for Amsterdam or Paris.

If you don't have enough miles for a Promo Reward your best bet is to convert Marriott Bonvoy points to Flying Blue on a 3:1 basis. Remember you'll earn 5,000 bonus miles when you convert 60,000 points at a time (a total of 25,000 miles per 60,000 points) That means 120,000 points will get you to 50,000 miles which is more than enough to cover a round trip flight between Vancouver and Rome, Lisbon or Warsaw in premium economy class!

If you don't have any Marriott Rewards Points you can always look at getting the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card to top off your account. Currently the card comes with a 50,000 point sign up bonus when you spend $1,500 on the card and then you could also grab the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card as it also has 50,000 point sign up bonus. You would then ultimately be able to have 100,000 points which can be converted 3 to 1 to Flying Blue Miles plus Marriott will kick in an additional 5,000 miles for every 60,000 points transferred.  Of course timing of getting the card(s) now, spending and getting the points will likely not happen for this month but it sets you up for future offers.  Need to grab two tickets for an itinerary? You could choose to get one Marriott card for yourself and one for your partner or spouse and you'll have a lot more points!  

Friday, November 29, 2019

November 29 Update: More Black Friday Cyber Monday deals, Tangerine page on main site & last day to enter our contest!


It's Black Friday and there so many offers out in the market now, in fact too many to keep up with! I am literally updating our Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals page a couple of times per hour right now so be sure to keep checking it! We just updated the Rakuten offer, Kaligo, TAP, and Singapore Airlines (for flights out of the U.S, $499 round trip from LA to Tokyo!) Visit the page here.


Now that Tangerine offers multiple credit cards we have created a dedicated page on our website for Tangerine credit cards and bank accounts You'll find the link to the page in our drop down menu on the navigation bar on the main Rewards Canada site. Visit the page here.


Today is the last day to enter our contest celebrating Aeroplan's Black Friday Cyber Monday deals. Be sure to enter so you can have a chance to win 10,000 Aeroplan miles! Enter the contest here.

TIP OF THE DAY:
You may notice that we tweet and/or have Facebook posts that mention "Last Few days" of so and so offer. This is to give you a heads up of offers that are ending like hotel stay bonuses (or at least when registration closes for them) and also for limited time credit card welcome offers that are ending. Due to contractual obligations in many cases we cannot let you know what the new offers are that are coming out but if you don't hear anything from us on social media or the blog then there is a good chance the next offer on the card you are interested in will be the same or better. If however we do mention "last few days" or something to that matter there is a really good chance the new offer will not be as good or at least as high as the offer that is coming to a close. Now with so many offers I will probably miss mentioning some but will do my best to let you know about the more popular ones. I hope this helps you in your decision making process when it comes to jumping on an offer!



Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals

Check out our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page for all the latest 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

N/A

Other Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- 80% Bonus LifeMiles when you book hotels via LifeMiles Hotels. More... Book by Dec 15 for stays until Dec 26, 19

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Earn up to Quadruple Asia Miles when you rent with Hertz for 3 or more days in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and the USA. More... Book by Dec 31 for rentals until Jan 31, 20

Marriott Bonvoy
- 4,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the York Marriott Hotel. More... Until Jan 12, 20

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Triple KrisFlyer Miles for weekend stays at over 3,700 participating Accor Hotels Worldwide More... Until Jan 31, 20

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Triple Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Rotana Hotels in Turkey, Jordan, United Arab of Emirates, Qatar and Iraq. More... Until Dec 31, 19


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Black Friday Offer: 20x AIR MILES Reward Miles for shopping via AIR MILES Shops


As noted on our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page, the AIR MILES Black Friday offer is now here for any online shopping you do. When you access online retailers via airmilessshops.ca you will earn 20x the AIR MILES on all qualifying purchases until December 1. There will be a separate offer that will come on Cyber Monday December 2.

Click here for more details and to shop online via airmilessshops.ca


Kaligo Black Friday Offer – Double Miles/Points on all hotel bookings


Kaligo launched their Black Friday sale today that awards double miles or points in the program partner of your choice! Whether it’s Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, British Airways Executive Club or any of their 40+ partners you can earn double miles and points on hotel bookings made by December 2.

Offer details
Double Miles/Points in the program of your choice on all hotel bookings made via Kaligo. Full details & online booking. Book by Dec 3 for stays until Jun 30, 20

You’ll also find this and other offers on our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page!

Here are all the Kaligo partners:


TAP Air Portugal Black Friday Offer: Promo code for 20% off flights out of Toronto and Montreal!



TAP Air Portugal's Black Friday offer is now available. This is promo code offer that will take 20% off the best fares in the below listed fare classes for TAP Air Portugal flights worldwide! This code will even work their new Montreal flights, albeit just barely as the YUL to Lisbon flights launch on May 23 and this code is good for flights until May 31!

20% off all flights with promo code CYBER19.

This offer is not valid on DISCOUNT / EXECUTIVE / TOP EXECUTIVE fares.

Booking period: Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2019
Travel period: Jan 21 - May 31, 20

Book this offer here.

You’ll also find this and other offers on our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

November 28 Update: Rewards Canada Podcast now on Spotify, more Black Friday Cyber Monday travel deals & more

 Great news for those of you who use Spotify! The Rewards Canada Podcast is now on the Spotify platform. You can access the Podcast here or simply search for Rewards Canada!


Don't forget to keep checking our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page! Today we added new offers from  KLM, Korean Air, Orbitz, Ethiopian Airlines, Europcar, Rocketmiles and more!  Check it out here.



Celebrate Aeroplan's Black Friday Cyber Monday deals with our contest where you can have a chance to win 10,000 Aeroplan miles! Enter the contest here.

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals


Check out our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page for all the latest 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

N/A

Other Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- 145% Bonus LifeMiles when you buy 1,000 or more miles. More... Until Dec 3, 19

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Asia Miles for stays at Regal and iClub hotels in Hong Kong. More... Book by Jan 31 for stays until Jun 30, 20

IHG Rewards Club
- Up to 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points. More... Until Dec 30, 19

JAL Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles when you fly on JAL between Tokyo (Haneda) and Moscow (Sheremetyevo). More... Mar 29 - Jun 30, 20

Marriott Bonvoy
- 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area. More... Until Jan 24, 19



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Up to a 100% Bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club Points until December 30


IHG Rewards Club is once again running a buy points bonus! This timed it is a tiered offer and you’ll really only want to take part if you buy at the 30,000 point or higher level so that you can get the full 100% bonus.  They have also increased the number of points you can buy to 150,000 instead of 100,000. This sale runs until December 30, 2019

The best price for buying points comes when you buy the  30,000 or more points in one transaction as we already alluded to. For example, buying 150,000 points (300,000 total with bonus) costs US$1,500 which means each point will only cost you 0.5 cents. That’s up to 60 nights at IHG hotels if redeeming via the PointBreaks 5,000 point level, 30 nights at 10,000 and 20 nights at the 15,000 point level.  Even at that highest PointBreaks level it is like you are buying each night for only US$75.


Offer Details
Up to 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points. Buy IHG Rewards Club Points here Until Dec 30, 19
Purchase 7,000 to 19,000 points to receive a 40% bonus
Purchase 20,000 to 29,000 points to receive a 60% bonus
Purchase 30,000 ore more points to receive a 100% bonus
Find many more IHG Rewards Club bonus point offers here!

Introducing the Tangerine World Mastercard® - Earn up to 4% cash back

Apply to the Tangerine World Mastercard

Tangerine Bank doubled the size of their credit card offerings today as they have released the Tangerine World Mastercard®. It is the first premium card in Tangerine's card portfolio after their pretty popular Tangerine Money-Back credit card. If you are familiar with or have the Money-Back credit card you'll be familiar with this card as it isn't too far off that first card.

This new card offers the same earn rates as its entry level compatriot but adds in some extra benefits including CDW Insurance (Car Rental collision), Mobile Device Insurance and Mastercard Airport Experiences which is a complimentary airport lounge and benefits program. It also adds in Purchase Assurance and Extended Warranty which is a standard feature on pretty much all premium cards in many entry level cards in the market. What makes this new card stand out is that it provides all these new benefits with no annual fee. The card does have a annual minimum income requirement of $60,000 personal or $100,000 household.

Just like the Money-Back version of the card, the Tangerine World Mastercard has launched with the same limited time welcome offer that provides 4% cash back in two categories that you select (three categories if you choose to deposit the cash back into a Tangerine savings account) for three months. After that period the rate returns to the standard 2% in your selected categories and 0.5% on all other spending.

These are the spending categories you can choose from to earn the higher cash back rates:


Here are the details of the new features on this card:
  • The CDW insurance covers car rentals of up to 31 days
  • The Mobile Device Insurance covers up to $1,000 if your device is stolen, lost or accidentally damaged or fails
  • The Mastercard Airport Experiences provides the annual membership  (think Priority Pass, see our Guide to Business Class lounge access) where you will have to pay US$32 per visit to access the airport lounges in the programs. It also provides exclusive dining, retail and spa offers - and this includes complimentary massages.
    You can get complimentary massages with the Mastercard Airport Experiences
     
  • Purchase Assurance provides 90 days of coverage if an item you buy on the card is lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Extended Warranty doubles the manufacturer warranty on products you purchase to a maximum of 1 year

It is nice to see Tangerine expand its portfolio of cards and add a card that provides more benefits. Those of you who have the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card and meet the income requirements of this new card should move up to it as it is the same earn and you still pay no annual fee but get those additional benefits. And for those who have had their eye on the Money-Back Credit Card but held off because of the lack of benefits, well now you may have to reconsider with the Tangerine World Mastercard.

The card details below show the latest offers on this card and may not be representative of the discussion above:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Only a few days left for the highest ever sign up bonus on the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card


Here is a friendly reminder that the current bonus of up to 40,000 Aeroplan Miles on the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card will come to end this weekend as new offers will released on December 2.

Now before you jump on the offer you should be aware that the requirements to reach 40,000 miles are a bit tougher than the 30,000 miles offer earlier in the year. When you receive the card you will be awarded with 15,000 Aeroplan miles on the first purchase made. Then you will receive double Aeroplan miles on eligible purchases in the first three months, up to 20,000 miles, for a total of 35,000 miles.  This is all with the first year annual fee of $120 waived on the primary card. You can also earn an additional 5,000 miles when you add an authorized user to your account (an additional card, formerly known as supplementary card). The latter however is still subject to the $50 annual fee. Of course if you have a TD All Inclusive Banking plan you don't ever pay fees on the primary or first additional card. Even if you fore go the additional card (you're single or don't want to pay the $50) the 35,000 Aeroplan miles you can earn at no cost other than your credit card spend is higher than any other bonus we have seen on the card before.

Now, what you need to consider is how you go about getting the most miles possible because to earn 35,000 miles you need to max out your spend on the card in the first three months to take advantage of double Aeroplan miles. If we take the 20,000 mile maximum earn for double miles it will take $6,666.67 to $10,000 in card spend to get all the miles possible. That means you need to budget just over $2,200 to $3,333 in spending per month.  The range in spend is due to the earn rates on the card, the card earns 1.5 Aeroplan miles per eligible dollar spent on grocery, gas, drugstore and aircanada.com purchases which translates to 3 miles per dollar during the double mile earning period. All other purchase earn 1 Aeroplan mile per dollar which doubles to 2 per dollar during those first three months. If you have been planning some home renos, booking a vacation, buying a car, etc. this would be the time to do it and put that spend on this card to get you the most miles.

I would also recommend that if you play the credit card sign up bonus game or are a credit card churner - you may want to take a break from other cards when you get this card.  The reason why is so you can focus your spend to reach that 20,000 double mile limit without stretching your finances to meet the minimum spend requirements on other cards at the same time. We've heard too many stories of people scrambling because they signed up for and received too many cards in a short period of time and struggled to hit the minimums to earn the welcome bonuses.

That aside - once you do have this card and have earned the 35,000 to 40,000 Aeroplan miles at no expense for the former and only $50 for the latter you have a lot of travel reward value at your disposal. Looking at the Aeroplan Classic Flight reward chart there are lots of round trip options that run from 15,000 to 40,000 miles and even more one way options since they are exactly half of the rates listed on the chart:


Here are some of the possible redemption options for the 35,000 mile level:
  • 2 Round Trip Economy Class Short Haul tickets (with 5,000 miles left over)
  • 1 Round Trip Economy Class Long Haul ticket in Canada and the U.S. (with 10,000 miles left over)
  • 1 One Way Economy Class Ticket to South America or Europe (with 5,000 to 10,000 miles left over)
Here are some redemption options at the 40,000 mile level:
  • 1 Round Trip Premium Economy Class Long Haul ticket in Canada and the U.S.
  • 1 Round Trip Economy Class Short Haul ticket and 1 Round Trip Economy Class Long Haul ticket in Canada and the U.S. 
  • 1 One Way Economy Class ticket to Asia (with 2,500 miles left over)
  • 1 One Way Premium Economy Class ticket to Europe (with 2,500 miles left over)
The value you get out of the sign up bonus will really vary based on what you redeem your miles on. For example a one way business class ticket from Toronto to Los Angeles and then returning in economy class would cost you 37,500 miles plus taxes and fees for a flight combination that will be well north of $2,000 or over 5 cents of value per mile. Other redemption options may push over 7 cents per mile or you may be as low as 1.2 cents but even at that lowest level that is still up to $480 in value - not many cards can provide that sort of value just with their welcome miles or points.

Find out more and apply for the card here by December 1 .

November 26 Update: More Black Friday Cyber Monday deals, 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your first Rocketmiles booking & more


Don't forget to keep checking our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page! New offers are being added daily. We see new offers from Radisson, Aer Lingus, AIR MILES and more! Check it out here.



Speaking of Black Friday Cyber Monday deals there are two more to let you know about from Aeroplan:
  • Earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you make your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles by December 3. Find out more here
  • Earn 5x when you pre-book your airport transfers at home and abroad through aircanada.com by December 3. Find out more here
Celebrate Aeroplan's Black Friday Cyber Monday deals with our contest where you can have a chance to win 10,000 Aeroplan miles! Enter the contest here.


Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals

Check out our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page for all the latest 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
- 35% bonus Aeroplan miles when you convert hotel points into Aeroplan Miles More... Until Dec 3, 19


Other Bonus Offers

Aeroflot Bonus
- Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Miles when you rent with Europcar. More... Book by Dec 2 for stays until Mar 31, 20

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 1,500 Bonus Asia Miles for stays at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore or Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi.  More... Until Dec 31, 19
- Double Asia Miles for stays at Dusit Hotels Worldwide  More... Until Dec 30, 19

Le Club AccorHotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels points, 30% off and free breakfast when you book stays at Mercure Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. More... Book by Mar 1 for stays until Mar 31, 20
- OFFER EXTENDED 300 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Sweden.. More... Book by Dec 14 for stays until Dec 31, 19

Marriott Bonvoy
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy points per stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Fargo Medical Center. More... Until Dec 22, 19
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy points PER NIGHT at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Bonus awarded for up to 3 nights. More... Until Dec 31, 19
- 1,500 Bonus Bonvoy Points + Breakfast + Dinner at the W Suzhou. More... Until Dec 30, 19

Miles & More
- 4x Miles & More Miles when you rent with Hertz for 2 or more days in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain (continental), Denmark, Finland, France (continental), Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Italy. More... Book by Dec 31 for rentals until Jan 31, 20

Norwegian Reward
- Double CashPoints when you rent with Avis Worldwide. More... Book by Dec 31 for rentals until Mar 31, 20

Radisson Rewards
- 100% Bonus Radisson Rewards Points when you buy points. More... Until Dec 3, 19
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points plus receive up to 30% off stays at over 1,100 Radisson Rewards Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Dec 3 for stays Jan 2 – Dec 31, 20

Shangri-La Golden Circle
- 25% Bonus Airline Miles when you convert Shangri-La Golden Circle points to airline miles. More... Until Dec 31, 19

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points when booking 3 consecutive nights at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center Staunton More... Until Dec 30, 19



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Aer Lingus Black Flyday Deals – Save up to $200 on flights out of Toronto (Fly to Dublin for under $500)


Aer Lingus has released their Black Friday – I mean Flyday deals! Their offer is $100* off roundtrip Economy fares or $200* off roundtrip Business fares on scheduled transatlantic flights from the US & Canada to Europe. We did a quick search for Toronto to Dublin in January and with the $100 savings the round trip for the lowest restricted economy class fare was below $500 at only $484.17!

Booking period: until December 3, 2019
Travel period: Jan 1 - Mar 8, 20

Learn more and book this offer here

Here is Toronto to Dublin with the $100 savings applied:

 And business class with the $200 savings:



You’ll also find this and other offers on our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page!

Avianca LifeMiles – 145% bonus when you buy miles by December 3


Avianca has launched a great buy miles offer for Cyber Week! It is not tiered, it is not exclusive to select blogs. This is one of the best buy miles offers yet from Avianca and matches the Cyber Week offer from two years ago. You can buy 1,000 miles or you can buy 200,000 miles and get the 145% bonus! The price per 1,000 miles is USD33 which means you are buying miles for USD 1.35 cents pre tax! As you may or may not know Avianca LifeMiles are some of the best miles to buy and have for flights on Star Alliance including Air Canada!

Offer details
145% Bonus LifeMiles when you buy 1,000 or more miles. Buy miles here. Until Dec 3, 19

You'll can also find this offer and many others on our Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals page!

Radisson Rewards Cyber Sale – Up to 30% off and 3,000 Bonus Points for stays in Canada and beyond!



Radisson Hotels have released their Cyber Sale offer that offers a based 25% off stays but if you are a Radisson Rewards members you can get an additional 5% off and 3,000 bonus points for weekend stays that are booked during this sale.

Offer details:
3,000 Bonus Rewards Points plus receive up to 30% off stays at over 1,100 Radisson Rewards Hotels in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Full details & online booking Book by Dec 3 for stays Jan 2 – Dec 31, 20

Here in Canada there are 7 hotels in Alberta, 1 in B.C., 2 in Manitoba, 9 in Ontario and 2 in Saskatchewan that are participating in this sale.

You'll also find this offer posted on our Black Friday Cyber Monday Deals page