Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24 Update: Double Points for Coast Hotel stays, FFB8 Contest week 4 & Air France KLM Flash sale

The end of another week is here!

News, Tips & Tricks

Here is my tip of the day:
As a follow up to yesterday's news on the latest Avianva TACA devaluation it appears that many frequent flyers have taken to Facebook to voice their displeasure with LifeMiles lack of being able to communicate changes. In fact, on Facebook LifeMiles denied any changes to the program which we know is not true! This is a classic case of a loyalty program being reactive rather than proactive, LifeMiles is not the first program to do it, closer to home both Aeroplan and Air Miles have done it before and LifeMiles will not be the last either. With all that being said however, the Cash+Miles option and the 100% buy miles promotions from LifeMiles are still a great value but unfortunately not as good as value now for those who just bought miles in the last promo go round. If you are new to this then just heed this warning, if you want a good deal you can still get it from the LifeMiles program but I would not wait to redeem miles bought during a buy miles promotion, I would try to redeem them as soon as possible to avoid any potential changes in the program which based on the experience of the past week can happen at anytime and without notice. This is what I ended up doing, I did not buy any miles during the last LifeMiles promotion as couldn't forsee me using the miles soon and I did not want to forego the cash just to have those miles sit there.

Today is the first day to enter week 4 of the FFB8 Contest! This is last portion of the FFB contest! For more details and how to enter please visit

Travel Deals

Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer members (free to join) can enjoy 20% off the best available rate at Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites until Sep 2. Use rate code MKTGB when you book online at Preferred Hotel Group


KLM and Air France are running a 5 day Flash Sale on flights out of Canada to destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Fares start as low as $949 all in and are good for departures for various times from now until Fall. Tickets must be booked by May 28. Book online  at or


Bonus Offers
Air Baltic BalticMiles (on only)
- Double BalticMiles Points for stays at the Grand City Hotel Düsseldorf Königsallee. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Air China Phoenix Miles
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers plus up to 25% off the bed and breakfast rate for 2 at participating Raffles Hotels Worldwde. More... Jun 1 - Aug 31, 13
- Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers plus a complimentary 3rd night when you stay two nights at best available rate at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap. More... Until Jul 31 , 13

Air Tran A+ Rewards (on only)
- OFFER EXTENDED Double A+ Credits on all Air Tran flights Systemwide. More... Until Jun 12, 13

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Double Mileage Plan Miles on all qualifying Coast Hotels stays in Canada and the U.S. More... Until Jun 30, 13

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 50% Asia Miles Discount on Regional Business Class upgrade redemptions on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair routes in Asia. More... Book by Jun 7 for travel Jun 1 - Aug 31, 13

Coast Hotels Coast Rewards
- Double Coast Rewards Points on all Coast Hotels stays in Canada and the U.S. that are booked online. More... Until Jun 30, 13

MEA Middle East Airlines Cedar Miles
- Earn up to Triple Cedar Miles on Sixt rentals Worldwide. More... Until Jul 7, 13

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Triple Flying Club Miles for stays at the May Fair Hotel London. More... Until Jul 31, 13

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