December 1 Update: Thank you to all our readers, listeners, subscribers and sponsors!

News, Tips & Tricks

First off we want to thank everyone for participating in the
Rewards Canada 15th Anniversary Celebrations! The past 5 weeks have been
amazing with 5 contests, 1 booking promotion and 1 free points promotion.  Thank you also to all our sponsors: WestJet Rewards, Aeroplan,, Marriott, American Express and Starwood! Without them the celebration wouldn’t have been this successful!  Here’s to the next 15 years!

The past 48 hours has seen a lot of press about the proposed point
expiry legislation in Ontario! You know that AIR MILES Rewards Miles
mean a lot to Canadians. I mean the program is ingrained in all of us,
no other program has the feel and pull like they have or had. Even
though they are getting the brunt of the bad press right now we actually
have to thank AIR MILES for what they did to the loyalty industry in
Canada. Before AIR MILES, loyalty programs were limited to frequent
travellers and Canadian Tire Money collectors. Rewards Canada wouldn’t
be here without such a large industry in Canada and that can be
attributed to AIR MILES. No where else has a coalition program done what
they have done here. The U.S. barely touches coalition programs (Amex’s
Plenti is having a hard time south of the border) as does most of the
world outside of Canada. Any growth in those countries can also be
attributed to the Canadian market (heck we own or partially own programs in Brazil, Mexico, Italy, and the U.K. the name the least!) We have always been loyalty industry
leaders with Aimia and LoyaltyOne being at the forefront loyatly
globally but ight now it is unfortuante what is happening with
LoyaltyOne’s AIR MILES progarm. They are going to take even more flack

 CBC’s MarketPlace looks into the program’s expiry and difficulty
redeeming for rewards this weekend. The downward spiral for AIR MILES
does not seem to have an end in sight at the moment. We’ll try to get to
updating our guide to AIR MILES expiry by tomorrow with all the latest articles from the Canadian media as well as our latest blog posts about.

Posts since our last update:

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Air France / KLM Flying Blue

December Promo Awards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles
usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each
promotional period. More… Book by Dec 31 for travel Feb 1 – Mar 31, 17

American AAdvantage

– Earn up to 120,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles when you buy or gift miles online. More… Until Jan 3, 17

Le Club accorhotels

– 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at new Accor Hotels Worldwide. More… Book by Jan 3 for stays until Jan 3, 17

Marriott Rewards

– 500 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Renaissance Lucerne Hotel. More… Until Jan 8, 17

– 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 2 or more nights at any one of 10 Marriott Hotels in London. More… Until Jan 8, 17

– 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard Topeka. More… Until Jan 8, 17

– 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Fairfield Inn or Residence Inn Oklahoma City South/Crossroads Mall. More… Until Jan 8, 17

Saudia Alfursan

– 50% Bonus Alfursan Miles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo. More… Book by Jan 31, 17 for stays until Dec 31, 17