Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6 Update: Hertz & Aeroplan parting ways, 22 Marriott ebreaks hotels in Canada, Podcast Episode 16

News, Tips & Tricks
Episode 16 of the Rewards Canada Weekly Round Up Podcast came out today and it is the first time we feature an interview. We sat down and chatted with Marshall Wilmott, WestJet's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Digital to discuss the changes that launched today with the Elite Status tiers of WestJet Rewards. Find out more and listen to the podcast here.

I was really surprised to see this news (actually it came out early January) but Aeroplan and Hertz are parting ways! As of March 2nd you will no longer be able to earn Aeroplan miles on Hertz rentals. This has always been a good way to earn more miles (see our post Earning Stories: 2,500 Aeroplan Miles on a Hertz SUV rental in Maui) and now I'll have to rethink where I credit my Hertz rentals to. This leaves Avis as the only Aeroplan car rental partner at the moment as they cleaned house on partners years ago when they went with just Avis and Hertz.  (Source: Aeroplan)

Hertz isn't the only partner that Aeroplan is losing. Expedia CruiseShipCenters stopped being an earning partner on February 2nd. (Source Aeroplan)

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals
Marriott's ebreaks for stays this weekend features a whopping 22 hotels in Canada that are 20% off. There are 2 hotels in B.C., 4 hotels in Alberta, 1 in Manitoba, and 15 in Ontario. These are great offers for last minute weekend getaways! Find out more here.

Jet Airways has launched a business class seat sale for their flights out of Toronto to Amsterdam, Mumbai and Delhi. Book between Feb 7 and 10. Find out more here.

Canadian Bonus Offers

Other Bonus Offers
Air France KLM Flying Blue
- 1,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. More... Book by Mar 31, 17

Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Double Guest Rewards Points+ a free day on Hertz rentals of 6 or more days at participating locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. More... Until Jun 30, 17

British Airways Executive Club
- 35% Bonus Avios when you convert hotel points from Starwood, Marriott, IHG, Hyatt, Shangri-La, Club Carlson or Hilton Honors to British Airways Executive Club. More... Until Mar 8, 17
- Triple Avios when you subscribe to The Economist. More... Until Mar 31, 17

La Quinta Returns
- Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S.. More... Until Mar 2, 17

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Flying Club Miles for stays at Marriott Hotels in Europe. More... Until Mar 26, 17
- Double Flying Club Miles on rentals with Enterprise in Europe & North America. More... Until Feb 28, 17

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