Friday, March 8, 2013

Mar 8 Update: Choice Privileges MasterCard enhancements and lots of buy miles/points bonuses

Why is that whenever some of the more important news or offers come out on days when I can't give them the proper attention? That was the case yesterday with the launch of the 2013 version of Aeroplan's Star Challenge. I had the press release sent to me just before it went live and took info from that for my hasty post yesterday morning. Of course I made the mistake of not reading the T&Cs to see how much more limiting the promotion is this year. No or American Express transfers, no more spending $1 at a time at Rexall, no more $3 fill ups at Esso. Aeroplan, I'm sure, learned the hard way last year as they made to promotion too easy as many members earned 16,500 Aeroplan Miles for very little spend (I think everyone in my family did it for around ~$50 each) and probably ended up hurting their bottom line. Of course this year won't be so easy, for more details, my thoughts, options, tips and tricks and comments from our readers please visit our post for the 2013 Aeroplan Star Challenge.

News, Tips & Tricks

MBNA has enhanced the Choice Privilege MasterCard by adding the following benefits:
•  2,000 Bonus Points every year on your account anniversary
• Up to an additional 4,500 Bonus points when you spend $30,000 in a calendar year

Over on the FFB Blog I picked Abu Dhabi as this weeks City Bonus Highlight. If you are planning travel to ABU AUH check it out for what bonuses you can take advantage of.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with the 2013 version of Aeroplan's Star Challenge. Earn stars for various actions like flights, hotel stays, shopping, point conversions and more. More... Until Apr 10, 13

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Earn up to 40% Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you buy Flying Blue miles online. More... Until Mar 31, 13

American AAdvantage
- Save up to 30 percent when you share miles through March 23, 2013. More...

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles and 15% off rentals of 4 or mores with Budget in Singapore. More... Until Apr 30, 13
- Double Skywards Miles and 5% off rentals with Budget in Australia. More... Until Apr 30, 13

Gulf Air FalconFlyer
(on only)
- Earn up to Quadruple Falconflyer Miles on Hertz car rentals of 5 or more days in Europe and North America. Earn quadruple miles on Prestige rentals and double miles on all other car rentals. More... Until Mar 31, 13
- Double Falconflyer Miles on all Sixt car rentals Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 13

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- Earn up to 50% Bonus Priority Club Points when you purchase points online. More... Until Apr 6, 13

Oman Air Sindbad
(on only)
- Double Sindbad Miles and two free Ski Dubai tickets for a minimum two night stay at Centro Barsha in Dubai. More... Until May 14, 13
- Double Sindbad Miles when you stay at a participating Vivanta property by Taj Hotels & Resorts in India and Maldives. More... Until May 31, 13

Virgin America Elevate
(on only)
- Earn up to Triple Elevate Points for Virgin America flights along the West Coast. More... Until Jun 30, 13

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    1. Yes that's right! Corrected. This is one time I should have copy and pasted.... :)