March 15 Update: Targeted 35% Aeroplan conversion bonus, AIR MILES adds more rewards under 1,000 miles and a free movie offer

Earlier in the week we brought you the details of the new bonus for converting hotel points to Aeroplan.
The general bonus offer that is open to everyone is 25% however some
people, including myself have been targeted for 35% which matches the
highest bonus seen on conversions from last summer. Be sure to check
your email for one from Aeroplan with the subject line “This bonus is
just for you,” Now the targeting is behind the scene so no regsitration
is required so even if you miss the email and convert you might get a
nice surprise with that extra 10%.

There is also some talk as to whether
or not Marriott’s Travel Packages will count as Aeroplan’s Terms &
Conditions now state that they ‘might’ but on the Marriott page
is states ‘Bonus miles from Aeroplan (Air Canada) offers are not
applicable.’ Anyone care to try and let us know if it the bonus pays

AIR MILES sent out a press release earlier this week entitled “AIR MILES unveils more Rewards and Perks for Collectors” We checked it out and here are the main points:

The AIR MILES Reward Program is reinforcing its commitment to
Canadians by offering new ways to get more from their daily spend on
gas, groceries, pharmacy and more. The Program is making a series of
enhancements that expands the number of Rewards requiring less than
1,000 Miles, places a renewed focus on AIR MILES Cash and offers a
greater number of advantages or “show your Card” benefits through AIR
MILES Perks, which provides discounts on items ranging from Canadian
Hockey League games to free tickets for “Cineplex Family Favourites”

  • Cineplex Family Favourites – For a limited time,
    AIR MILES is offering Collectors promo codes to use towards free
    tickets to view “Cineplex Family Favourites” movies, a series of
    family-friendly movies screened on Saturday mornings at 11 AM at
    participating Cineplex theatres. Additional showings are also available
    during March Break, making it a great and free activity for Collectors
    and their families. To request promo codes, Collectors can visit
  • AIR MILES Perks – Collectors get rewarded for
    simply being a member in the Program, without having to use a single
    Mile. These advantages or “show your Card” benefits include 25% off
    regular season CHL game tickets at participating games, up to 45% off
    Park’N Fly at the airport, up to 25% off on day lift tickets to various
    ski hills in Canada and more.
  • Rewards for less than 1,000 Miles – AIR MILES
    offers a wide variety of merchandise and experiences that can be
    redeemed for less than 1,000 Miles. Rewards include household and
    kitchen essentials, as well as experiences like admissions to the zoo,
    movie passes or tickets to shows.
  • AIR MILES Cash – Collectors can instantly use
    Miles in-store towards everyday purchases like gas, grocery, drug store
    items and home improvement purchases at participating Partner
    locations. Collectors can use as little as 95 Miles to get $10 off
    their purchase.

The big takeaways are more rewards under 1,000 miles – this is a good
move as AIR MILES Reward Miles are generally not a currency that
accumulate in large numbers quickly. Providing more low ticket items
will let members get something from the programs. The Cineplex offer is a
pretty good deal as well as who doesn’t like free movies? Granted it’s
limited time and there are limited showings but hey if you can make it
then go for it.

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals

Hertz Save 15% off the base rate* of your next weekend rental. Offers valid on rentals NOW through April 15, 2018. Find out more here.

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

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada / Aeroplan

25% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert Hotel loyalty programs points to Aeroplan Miles. More… Until Apr 16, 18

Radisson Rewards

– Earn up 120,000 Bonus Gold Points at participating Radisson
Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn®
by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson hotels
worldwide. More… Register and book by Apr 15 for stays until Jun 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue

– 4,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for Avis rentals of 3 or more days
worldwide except from Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. More… Book by Apr 30 for rentals Apr 15 – Dec 30, 18

Copa ConnectMiles

– Earn up to 2,000 Bonus ConnectMiles for stays of 2+ nights at Marriott
Hotels & Resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America. More… Until May 5, 18

– 30% Bonus ConnectMiles on all Rocketmiles reservations made in Nassau. More… Book by Mar 31, 18

Hilton Honors

– 5,000 Bonus Honors Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Conrad Cartagena. More… Until Apr 30, 18

– 1,000 Bonus Honors points when you sign up with Hilton Honors Dining. More… Until May 31, 18

La Quinta Returns

– Earn up to Triple Returns Points for stays at participating La Quinta locations in the U.S.. More… Until Apr 5, 18

Starwood Preferred Guest

– Various Bonus Starpoints or Free Nights when you complete eligible stay(s) at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. More… Targeted Offer – may not work for everyone

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