Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oct 10 Update: Rewards Canada Blog comment changes, Amex Tim Hortons Offer, up to 3x FlySmiles for Hilton Stays

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Rewards Canada Update!
You may have noticed that we have changed the comments portion on the blog here. We have moved over to Disqus, which we have been using on the FFB blog for sometime. It provides a more powerful commenting platform than blogger and also provides for better tracking of comments, especially when it comes to contest posts. (Hint Hint!) That being said over the past few months there have been an influx of readers posting their American Express referral links for the larger sign up offers than what is provided by Amex themselves. We have let most of these slide especially when they are for the same product as the main content of the post. As much as we don't like moderating however, some of these comments will be pulled especially when the referral does not fall into the context of the post. For example today there was numerous comments from one reader pushing the American Express AeroplanPlus Gold card and they posted it on a post about the Scotiabank Gold American Express card. Comments like that will be removed.

Air Canada has announced the temporary supension of their Edmonton-London UK service for the first quarter of 2014. (Source Airline Route Updates)

American Express is reaching out to their members to promote their new relationship with Tim Hortons whereby you can get a $10 statement credit if you spend $20 at Tim Hortons. This offer is limited to the first 100,000 members who successfully register for the promt0ion. Details can be found here.

Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier
- Quadruple Club Premier Kilometers on all Sixt car rentals of 7 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Oct 31, 13

Emirates Skywards
- Double Skywards Miles when you stay on the Short and Suite package at participating Raffles Hotels & Resorts properties Worldwide. More... Until Dec 30, 13

Frontier Airlines Early Returns (on only)
- Double EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Denver and Memphis. More... Mar 7 - May 7, 14
- Triple EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton and Charlotte. More... Feb 12 - Apr 12, 14
- Triple EarlyReturns Miles when you fly between Trenton and Cincinnati. More... Feb 12 - Apr 12, 14

Gulf Air FalconFlyer (on only)
- Double Falconflyer Miles for stays at the Rotana Al Ghurair Rayhaan. More... Until Dec 31, 13
- Double Falconflyer Miles on Budget rentals in Bahrain and KSA, UAE (2 days or more), Kuwait (3 days or more) and Egypt (4 days or more). More... Until Nov 30, 13
- Earn up to Quadruple Falconflyer Miles on Hertz rentals Worldwide of 4 or more days. More... Book by Dec 31 for rentals until Jan 31, 14

Norwegian Reward (on only)
- Double Cash Points on Norwegian flights between London and Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm.More... Book by Oct 14 for until Dec 15, 13

SriLankan FlySmiles
- Earn up to Triple FlySmiles Miles for stays at Hilton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Earn double miles when you stay 2 nights or triple miles for 3 nights or more.  More... Until Dec 31, 13


  1. You should set a CLEAR referral-comments policy (just say NO REFERRAL, ha ha), otherwise it could be messy.

    While I'm all for affiliate links, sometimes Referral offers are indeed better
    Case in point: AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold is 20K via affiliate link and 30K via referral link


  2. Hi Jerry

    Great idea! I will place a disclaimer in the post to set those straight. I also agree that the Referral offers are better in some cases and that is why we have let the comments stay so that readers can get the best possible offer on that particular card.