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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 20 Update: Targeted Delta SkyMiles Medallion status match offer, Family Fry Guy in YYC codes as 5x points with the Cobalt Card & hotel occupancy rates continue to drop

 


Delta SkyMiles has brought out a new targeted status match promotion that goes one step further than their ongoing status match offer we have all become accustomed to. This new offer requires registration by the end of this month and is one step further in that SkyMiles will give one tier higher in their Medallion program than the status you have with Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines. That is, silver gets gold, gold gets platinum (as a basic example). Now this offer is targeted so you should keep an eye out from an email from Delta SkyMiles telling you that you are eligible. If you didn't get the email you can give it a go via this link but there are no guarantees it will work out. If you are successful in your match you'll get that one tier higher status until March 31, 2021 and can extend it by meeting a set number of qualifying flights ( If you receive Gold Medallion® Status: Fly 2 Qualifying Round Trips or 4 One Ways; If you receive Platinum Medallion® Status: Fly 4 Qualifying Round Trips or 8 One Ways; If you receive Diamond Medallion® Status: Fly 6 Qualifying Round Trips or 12 One Ways). If you don't have status with one of the above airlines but do with Air Canada check out our post: A reminder that you can match your Air Canada Altitude Status to Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status


 

Images via Delta

 

 
We added one more merchant to our American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations feature. This one was my own purchase and it was from The Family Fry Guy which is a food truck here in YYC. The transaction coded as a 5x multiplier on my Cobalt Card. Let us know your success with this card with other food trucks from around Canada!  See the Confirmed Multiplier Locations feature here.

Image via The Family Fry Guy



And the decline of hotel occupancy rates in Canada continues - only 32.2% for October 4 to 10. (Source HNN)

"Occupancy for previous weeks came in at 34.0% (3 October), 35.6% (26 September), and 37.0% (19 September), respectively."

Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Lufthansa will be keeping once a day service between Toronto and Frankfurt for the winter season but will be reducing Vancouver to Frankfurt flights to 5x per week from 7x during this same time period. (Source RoutesOnline)

Panama's Copa Airlines resumed service between Toronto and Panama City last week. The airline is flying the route three times weekly. (Source RoutesOnline)

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

 

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Deals:

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

Fairmont's Stay Close offer of every 2nd night free returns with a vengeance and you can earn triple ALL Accor Live Limitless points on those stays

If you aren't using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

SkipTheDishes - Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

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Canadian Bonus Offers

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Other Bonus Offers

Delta SkyMiles
- Receive Complimentary Medallion Status if you have status on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, jetBlue, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines. More... Register by Oct 31, 20

Hyatt World of Hyatt
- 30% Bonus World of Hyatt Points when you buy 5,000 or more points. More... Until Nov 24, 20

IHG Rewards Club
- Book Reward Nights starting as low as 30K points at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. More... Until Dec 15, 20 

Millennium Hotels My Millennium
- Double Millennium Points + an extra 10% off for every stay when you book direct at any participating Millennium hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Nov 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20


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