January 31 Update: Top Travel Rewards Credit Card Podcast, new Air Canada routes, 5x AIR MILES for online shopping

Episode 39 of the Rewards Canada Round Up Podcast is here! You can listen to or download it on Apple iTunes, Google Play, our website and Soundcloud
In this first episode of 2018 the Rewards Canada Podcast looks at and
discusses our 2018 Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings! Find out
some of the details behind the rankings, the cards that came out on top
and more!

There is a special RBC WestJet offer out in the market.
It is only accessible to those who received the offer from RBC, via
their RBC Offers page on rbc.com or through RBC’s e-newsletter. RBC
clients are advised to check to see if they are eligible by signing into
their account on rbc.com. The offer provides a future discount for
spring travel on WestJet flights after booking flights this winter. Find out more about the offer here.

On Monday we heard about lots of WestJet’s new route news and not to be outdone Air Canada
has begun releasing details on new routes and enhancements as well. The
Vancouver to Delhi route will be moving to year round service starting
this June. They are also expanding service between
Alberta and B.C. with flights between Edmonton to Kelowna and Victoria
while Calgary sees flights to Comox. The Kelowna service is year round
while the Comox and Victoria flights are summer seasonal. (Source: Air Canada)

Need to shop online? Check out the current AIR MILES Shops offer of 5x miles at many of their online retailers. This offer runs until February 9. Find out more here.

HSBC in the U.S. has removed Cathay Pacific Asia Miles as a transfer partner with their premium credit cards and added Jet Airways JetPrivilege and AeroMexico Club Premier. I spoke to a HSBC representative here in Canada and this looks to only be a U.S. move as HSBC Canada is currently retaining Asia Miles along with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and British Airways Executive Club as their transfer partners.

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Travel Deals

Movenpick Hotels are offering some of their biggest discounts in a long time! Save up to 40% with their Secret M sale. Book by Feb 5. Find out more here

Remember to visit Rewards Canada’s Travel Booking siteto book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue

– February 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 Feb 28 for travel Apr 1 – May 31, 18

Marriott Rewards

– 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John. More… Until Mar 10, 18

– 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. More… Feb 5 – Apr 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers

Alitalia MilleMiglia

– Earn up to 7,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you rent a car with Maggiore for at least two days in Italy. More… Until Feb 28, 18

ANA Mileage Club

20% Mileage Club Miles discount when you redeem for award tickets between Japan and Phnom penh, Hanoi or China. More… Book by Mar 8 for travel until Mar 15, 18

Avianca LifeMiles

– Earn up to 1,000 Bonus LifeMiles when you rent with Avis Worldwide. More… Until Apr 30, 18

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands

– Save up to 30,000 Infinity MileageLands miles when you redeem for award travel on EVA Air and UNI Air More… Book by Jun 10, 18

Marriott Rewards

– 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport. More… Until Mar 31, 18

Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer

– Earn 50,000 Bonus iPrefer Points for eligible stays of 2 or more
nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group hotels Worldwide. More… Book by Feb 28, 18

Qatar Airways Privilege Club

– 2,000 Bonus QMiles when you stay a minimum of two nights at any
Millennium Hotels and Resorts participating hotels in the Middle East or
Africa. More… Until Mar 31, 18

United MileagePlus

25% Discount when you gift or transfer MileagePlus Miles to friends or family. More… Until Feb 9, 18

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