Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6 Update: Podcast Episode 18, CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite with 4% back on all spending & Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes

News, Tips & Tricks
Episode 18 of our weekly round up podcast is out!
We discuss the WestJet trans Canada bonus, the Scotia Amex Gold increased sign up bonus and converting Aeroplan Miles to RBC Avion! Listen to the podcast here!

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer announced last week that there will be some changes coming to the program on March 23rd. KrisFlyer isn't a huge program for us Canadians especially after they stopped flying here many moons ago. However some of you may make use of the program either by flying SQ outside of Canada, crediting Air Canada & Star Alliance flights to SQ or transferring hotel points like SPG's Starpoints to KrisFlyer. So these changes will be of interest to those of you who do use this program. The biggest and worst change is the loss of th 15% discount for booking awards online, everybody loved this option! Fuel and other surcharges for award flights on Singapore Airlines are being nixed however most standard mileage amounts for award tickets are going up to accomodate for this. Here is an example provided by Singapore Airlines on pricing for the Singapore-San Francisco route (note that the old amount does not include the 15% off for online redemption.) In general, due to the loss of the 15% discount the new award chart requirements are a devaluation to the KrisFlyer program even with the removal of the fuel surcharges. Find out more about these changes here

Posts since our last update:

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan - Please note the below TD Aeroplan offers are not live yet!
- Earn up to 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and 50% off the first year annual fee when you apply for and receive the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card. More... Until May 4, 17 Residents of Canada only
- Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you apply for and receive the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card. More.. Until May 4, 17 Residents of Canada only


- 4% cash back on all your spending up to $5,000 over the first 6 statements and first year free with the CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite. More... Until Mar 31, 17

Other Bonus Offers
American AAdvantage
- Triple AAdvantage Miles per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. More.. Until Jun 30, 17

Le Club accorhotels
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating AccorHotels in Spain and Portugal. More... Book by Apr 7 for stays until May 14,17
- Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating AccorHotels in Egypt and the Middle East. More... Book by Apr 10 for stays until May 25, 17

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you stay any night Friday-Sunday on the "Reopening Offer" at the Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel. More... Until Apr 28, 17
- 3,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Shin-Osaka Station. More... Until May 17, 17
- 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay any night Friday-Sunday at the Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection. More... Until Apr 30, 17
- 2,500 Bonus Rewards Points per night at any one of four Courtyard or Residence Inn & Marriott hotels in Las Vegas. More... Until Apr 9, 17

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays at the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands. More.. Mar 28 - Sep 28, 17

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