Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov 17 Update: The Canada's Choice results are out, Emirates free stopover in Dubai offer, SPG buy Starpoints discount

The results are out!

News, Tips & Tricks
We asked and you voted Canada! Today we released the results of our 4th annual Canada's Choice for Travel Rewards Credit Cards. We thank you all for coming out to vote as we once again had a record turn out with more than 18,000 votes! Amex took back the spots they lost last year to RBC and took 4 out of 5 categories however the RBC WestJet World MasterCard held onto top spot in the Airline category. Find all the details and rankings at

Emirates is offering a complimentary stopover at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai when you book a round-trip ticket in First Class or Business Class from Toronto to Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Cape Town, Casablanca, Conakry, Dakar, Durban, Entebbe, Harare, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi, Tripoli, and Tunis in Africa or Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Phuket, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo in Asia. The free stopover is good for up to 2 nights at the JW Marriott Marquis. This offer is good for travel until December 31st. To find out more or to book see here.

In the bonus offers section, there are 3 promos you really should take a look at. The first is the free night offer from NH Hotels (read more on FFB about this offer), the TAP Portugal refer a friend bonus (more on this coming later right here on the RC blog) and Starwood's discount on buying points. The SPG buy points offers see the points come down to 2.625 U.S. cents each plus GST/HST. Not a great deal but not bad either if you can make it work for the right redemption via Cash+Points or the redeem for 4 nights get the 5th free option.

Travel Deals
Earn up to a $50 hotel credit for stays at select Marriott Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Receive a $20 hotel credit at Courtyard®, $25 at non-resort hotels and $50 at our most relaxing resorts. Simply book by January 1st for stays between November 14, 2014 and January 19, 2015. There are 29 Canadian properties participating in this promotion. Full details

Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles along with 20% off Best Available Rate and RMB100 food and beverage credit per stay at participating hotels in Beijing, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Xiamen. More... Until Feb 28, 15
- Double Asia Miles for stays participating Swissotel Hotels & Resorts in Europe and Asia Pacific. More... Until Feb 24, 15

Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings
- Earn up to Quadruple Fortune Wings Miles for stays at Shangri-La Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

Hilton HHonors
- Fast Track to Gold Status for Amazon employees when you complete seven qualifying stays at Hilton Hotels Worldwide within 90-days of enrolling in this offer. More... Until ?

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Loyalty Club
- Double Loyalty Club Points for stays at the The McCormick Scottsdale. More... Until Feb 28, 15

NH Hotels NH Rewards
- Receive a free Night when you complete a stay at any NH Hotel Worldwide. The free night is good for future stays of 2 or more nights between Jan 1st and Mar 31 , 15. More... Until Dec 31, 14

S7 Airlines Priority (on only)
- 500 Bonus Priority Miles on your first S7 flight between Moscow and Voronezh.  More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 300 Bonus Priority Miles on your first S7 flight between Moscow and Ufa. More... Until Dec 31, 14

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Up to a 25% Discount when you buy or gift Starpoints. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- 500 Bonus Starpoints for stays at the Sheraton Needham Hotel. More... Until Nov 30 and Dec 19 - Jan 4, 15

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles when you book the “Double Miles” rate with a minimum two-night stay at Worldhotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 15
- 1,000 Bonus Victoria Miles when you refer friends to the TAP Portugal Victoria program. Referrer must be a member for at least 6 months to earn referral miles. Maximum of 5,000 referral miles awarded. More... Until Dec 31, 14
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Victoria Miles when you register for Language Direct courses. More... Until Dec 28, 14

Wyndham Rewards
- Earn up to 30% Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points every time you buy or gift points. More... Until Dec 19, 14

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