Sep 25 Update: The easiest route to Star Alliance Gold comes to an end, Air Miles Jiffy Lube bonus

Big bad news from Aegean Airlines Miles&Bonus!

News, Tips & Tricks

We have touched upon this topic a few times here on Rewards Canada but
never fully detailed it. What is it? The easiest way to Star Alliance
Gold Status via Aegean Airlines Miles&Bonus. It is
was quite simple earn 1,000 miles for joining, earn another 3,000 with
12 months and get their Silver Status (Star Alliance Gold) add another
16,000 on top of that within 12 months of reaching Silver and boom you
have Gold Miles&Bonus status which equates to Star Alliance Gold and
you could keep that status just with one flight credited to Aegean
every 3 years.. Rumours had starting going around last week that this
was all about to change and the email from Aegean Miles&Bonus
yesterday confirmed it. This easy way to keeping Star Alliance Gold
status for life has come to an end. Well not really yet, the changes go
into effect on November 24th so you could still potentially take
advantage of this with one long haul Business Class flight credited to

I myself started this challenge earlier this year but took a harder
way, crediting some Air Canada domestic flights to Miles&Bonus, I
got Miles&Bonus Silver already but don’t know if I’ll make it to
Gold by the time the changes take place. I’m not happy about neither are
thousands of others who have used this surefire method as a fast track
to Star Alliance status but that is also the reason why this great
method is coming to an end. As with most fast tracks, tricks and other
ways to work the frequent traveller system, many of them meet their end
sooner or later. Now they have made the qualification requirements
harder but they are still not that hard to achieve when you compare to
some other programs and if you achieve that status it is relatively easy
to retain (especially if flying on Aegean or Olympic, somewhat harder
if only flying Star Alliance.) You can find out all about the changes here.

American Airlines and El Al are ending their frequent flyer partnership on November 1st of this year. Find out more here.

Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines is converting their
Montreal-Tunis service from year round to seasonal as of Oct 30. If you
have travel booked with Syphax this fall/winter you should check with
them to see how they will accomodate your planned flights. (Source

Huge Aeroplan Bonus from Rexall this weekend – 1,100 Bonus Miles when you spend $50+

Bonus Offers

Air Miles

– Earn up to 25 Bonus Air Miles when you get an oil change for your car
at participating Jiffy Lube stores in British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories. More… Until Nov 30, 14

airberlin topbonus

– Earn up to 3,000 Bonus topbonus Miles for stays at Best Western hotels in Germany or Luxembourg. More… Until Dec 31, 14

– Triple topbonus Miles on all eligible Europcar rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide. More… Book by Oct 19 for rentals until Dec 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

– 10,000 Bonus Asia Miles when you subscribe to the Economist. More… Until Oct 31, 14

– Double Asia Miles on purchases of HKD/RMB500 or more on any regular-priced skincare products or services at MTM. More… Until Oct 12, 14

Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles (on only)

– Double GarudaMiles when you fly Garuda Indonesia between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. More… Jan 1 – Mar 31, 15

Jet Airways JetPrivilege

– Double JetPrivilege Miles on all eligible Etihad Airways Worldwide. More… Register and book by Oct 6 for travel until Dec 15, 14

Philippine Airlines Mabuhay

50% Mabuhay Miles Discount on AwardTickets for travel on select Philippine Airlines flights Worldwide. More… Book by Oct 3, 14

Earn up to Triple Mabuhay Miles on Avis rentals of a Group C car or
higher for 3 or more days in Asia, US, Canada, Europe, Middle East,
Africa or for 4 or more days in Australia. More… Oct 1 – Dec 31, 14

Southwest Rapid Rewards (on only)

– 35% Bonus Rapid Rewards Points when you buy Rapid Rewards points online. More… Until Oct 31, 14

Ukraine International Panorama Club (on only)

– 50% Bonus Panorama Club Miles when you fly UIA between Kiev, Odessa or Dnepropetrovsk and Tel Aviv. More… Until Oct 31, 14

1,000 Bonus Panorama Club Miles when you join Panorama Club and complete your first Ukraine International flight. More… Ongoing

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