Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nov 27 Update: Bonus Marriott Rewards points for Gift Cards, Aegean Miles and Bonus 10th Anniversary contest, US Airways Marriott bonus

Happy Tuesday to everyone!

News, Tips & Tricks

The best news today and what is also a tip comes to us from Marriott Rewards. For the past few years, Marriott has rewarded Marriott Rewards members with bonus points for purchasing Marriott Gift Cards during certain times of the year and that time is back. The latest version of the Marriott Gift Card bonus points offer is out, which you should take advantage of if you have or plan to have upcoming Marriott stays since you will earn miles/points using a credit card to purchase the gift card, get the bonus points for the gift card and then earn your regular Marriott Rewards points for the actual stay. A very easy triple dip and if you registered for the MegaBonus, or any future promos you could consider it a quadruple dip (very similar to the Aeroplan Best Western Gift Card offer from this past summer)

Aegean Miles&Bonus, the program that is famous for offering the easiest route Star Alliance Gold status is 10 years old and to celebrate they a running a contest where the person who guesses the closest amount of miles awarded by Aegean Miles&Bonus over its 10 year history will win Businesss Class tickets and hotel stays. More details can be found here.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway of a $100 credit to CardSwap.ca which is good for $100 worth of gift cards. You can read the review of their reward program here or follow these instructions to enter:
1. Follow @RewardsCanada on Twitter 

2. Visit CardSwap.ca and find a gift card you think you would use the credit on

3. Tweet us the card you would pick, include @RewardsCanada @CardSwap and Hash tag #rewardscanada in your tweet 

Copy, paste and complete this to make it easier:

@RewardsCanada @CardSwap I would choose the (INSERT MERCHANT NAME) Gift Card #rewardscanada
4. Wait to see if you are chosen as a winner


Bonus Offers
Air Tran A+ Rewards (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double A+ Credits on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating Hertz airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada. More... Until Jul 31, 13

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating Hertz airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada. More.... Until Jul 31, 13

Avianca TACA LifeMiles
- 250 Bonus LifeMiles for all qualified Best Western stays Worldwide that are booked on bestwestern.com. More... Until Dec 31 12

Belavia Leader (on FrequentFlyerBonuses.com only)
- Double Leader Points for Belavia flights between Minsk and Riga (flights B2 841/B2 842), Tehran (flights B2 983/B2 994), Stockholm, Helsinki, Novosibirsk or Ekaterinburg. More... Dec 1 - 20, 12

Marriott Rewards

Marriott Gift Cards: 10 Rewards Points per US$1 Spent
- Marriott Rewards members earn 10 bonus points per dollar for each GiftCard purchase made online at gifts.marriott.com and by entering their valid Marriott Rewards number in the Promotion Code field at checkout. Maximum of 20,000 points awarded per member. Until Dec 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles for stays at select JW Marriott,® Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, or Gaylord Hotels. More... Book by Jan 15 for stays unitl Feb 15, 13
- Quadruple Dividend Miles when you rent any car for 2days or more at any participating Alamo location in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Jan 28, 13

Wyndham Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points on qualifying stays at participating Wyndham Hotel stays n the U.S. or Canada. More... Book by Jan 31, 13 for stays until Feb 7, 13

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  1. $20 shipping to Canada for the Marriott GC kind of kills this deal...

    1. You could always buy it as a an e-gift card, no shipping charges for those.