Monday, May 9, 2016

May 9 Update: Expiring Miles question and answer, Porter Airlines discount code and three new Aeroplan hotel stay bonuses

News, Tips & Tricks
We received the following question and thought it would be a good one to pass along to our readers if you missed Rob Carrick's piece on AIR MILES expiry but we could see how someone could relate it to Aeroplan as the term "Air Miles" is quite generic despite the program's presence:
I read your interview with the Globe's Rob Carrick about expiring Aeroplan points.

My question is: how do you know if your miles are close to 5 years old? I accumulate points every year, and buy at least one flight a year, and have a 90,000 point surplus right now. How can I find out how many of those points are about to expire at the end of the year?
Our response:
Aeroplan miles technically do not expire unless you don't use the program once per year (either earn 1 mile or redeem 1 mile), the article Rob wrote about was for the AIR MILES program as their miles expire every 5 years starting at the end of this year.

So your 90,000+ Aeroplan miles are safe as it sounds like you are earning and redeeming every year!
You can also read our article about expiring AIR MILES here.
Also as a reminder WestJet Rewards dollars also have a 5 year life span like AIR MILES.

While you are at it you can earn 10x AIR MILES Reward Miles for Staples purchases of $75 or more until May 21. Get the coupon here.

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Travel Deals
Fairmont Hotels'
latest Great Rates Great Dates offers are out. Stay for as little as $125 in Canada and beyond. Find out more here

Porter Airlines is offering up to 25% off their current seat sale prices with the promo code O8ICHZ. Book by May 10. Find out more here.

Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- Double Aeroplan Miles for stays at over 5,500 Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Jul 31, 16
- 1,750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (8x) for each qualified stay at any Best Western branded hotel in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands. More... Until Aug 31, 16
- Double Aeroplan Miles when you book the Choose Your Moment with Visa offer at participating Fairmont Americas properties and pay with your Visa card. More... Until ?

Finnair Plus
- Triple Plus Points for stays at any of 2,800+ Accorhotels worldwide. More... Book by May 15 for travel until May 31, 16

Miles & More
- Triple Miles & More Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Europe. More... Until Jun 30, 16

South African Airways Voyager
- 1,000 Bonus Voyager Miles, 20% off the best available rate and free Wi-fi for stays at any participating Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels. More... Until Sep 30, 16

United MileagePlus
- Double MileagePlus Miles when you book the Choose Your Moment with Visa offer at participating Fairmont Americas properties and pay with your Visa card. More... Until ?

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