Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jan 14 Update: Amex Travel Membership Rewards Bonus, SPG Take a Spin contest, American & US Airways 50% Bonus Miles on each others flights

Wednesday proved to be a day filled with lots of news and bonuses! Be sure to read everything carefully so you don't miss out on any great offers.

News, Tips & Tricks

Holders of American Express Cards that earn Membership Rewards points (American Express Gold Rewards Card, The Platinum Card from American Express, Centurion, ChoicePlus and others) can earn a 2,014 point bonus on eligible hotel and car rental bookings of $400 or more (after taxes and fees) booked through the American Express Travel website until February 13th, 2014. Full details

To celebrate the launch of the Starwood and Caesars partership SPG has launched a contest called Take a Spin with SPG where you can win Starpoints, Free Night Awards or an all inclusive grand prize trip to Las Vegas. The contest is open to residents of Canada except those in Quebec and you must be 21 years of age to enter. Enter here.

Air Canada
is reducing the number of flights between Toronto and London for the summer season to 4 from 5 per day. This is not good news for those looking to travel to the U.K. or beyond this summer on Air Canada revenue tickets or on Aeroplan reward tickets. Can we say Market Fare rewards only on those flights?!? (Source Airlineroute.net)

Travel Deals
Accor Hotels
is running another 'up to 50%' off private sale for its Le Club accorhotels members (free to join of course). Stays must be booked by Jan 31. Full Details & Online Booking

Delta Hotels
has partnered up with American Express with this special offer. You can get a $50 American Express Gift Card when you book and stay at participating Delta Hotels & Resorts in Western Canada for 2 consecutive nights. You will also earn an additional $25 American Express Gift Card for each additional night beyond the first two. Full details can be found here.
This promotion is a perfect example of why we here at Rewards Canada always stress that you should carry a Visa, a MasterCard and an American Express so that you can take advantage of credit card brand specific promotions!

Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles for stays of two nights and more that are booked at least 20 days in advance at participating World Hotels locations Worldwide. More... Until Feb 28, 14

American AAdvantage
- Earn 50% Bonus AAdvantage Miles for travel on US Airways, US Airways Express and US Airways Shuttle operated flights (includes codeshare flights marketed by American Airlines) systemwide. More... Until Mar 2, 14

Best Western Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Best Western Crescent Townhouse Hotel Belfast. More... Until ?

Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Miles
- 250 Bonus Caribbean Miles for tickets purchased via the Caribbean Airlines website. More... Ongoing
- Triple Caribbean Miles on Hertz rentals of 1 or more days in the U.S. or Canada. More... Until Mar 31, 14

Delta SkyMiles
- Double SkyMiles on weekend rentals of 2 or more days, or rentals of 5 or more days, at a participating airport or off airport location in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. More... Until Apr 30, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 4,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for individual stays at select IHG Hotels in Southeast Asia. More... Until Mar 31, 14

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S. More... Until Feb 6, 14
- 300 Bonus Returns Points for completing a Travel Advisor form. More... Until Feb 15, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard Kansas City Southl. More... Until Feb 9, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Residence Inn Bozeman. More... Until Feb 9, 14
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the TownePlace Suites Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.More... Until Feb 13, 14
- Earn up to 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points for Sunday through Thursday stays at the SpringHill Suites Hershey. More... Until Feb 13, 14
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points when your stay includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at the Courtyard Boulder. More... Until Feb 13, 14
- Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any one of 10 participating Marriott locations in Tennessee. More...   Until Feb 23, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Earn 20,000 bonus Starpoints® after you charge $500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months with the Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express. More... Residents of Canada only

US Airways Dividend Miles
- Earn 50% Bonus Dividend Miles for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection systemwide. More... Until Mar 2, 14

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 25% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you buy or gift Flying Club miles. More... Until Feb 10, 14
- 25% Bonus Flying Club Miles each time you use Miles Booster to purchase additional miles on your flight (Double or Triple Miles) More... Until Feb 10, 14


  1. We actually have a full list of those codes and hundreds more IHG bonuses here:

  2. The rumour (from an AC employee) is that one of AC's YYZ-LHR daily
    flights will be operated by their new high density 777 aircraft (the
    sardine can version with 458 seats) in lieu of the current A330. They
    have a new 777HD scheduled for delivery from Boeing in March. This will
    theoretically allow them to retain at least some of the former capacity
    with fewer planes.