Friday, April 27, 2018

April 27 Update: Credit Cards that earn the most points, 3rd Party Hotel Booking site bonuses, Aeroplan makes commitments to members

Today saw us release another feature on the main Rewards Canada website. This feature looks at the credit cards that earn the most points and miles on everyday spend and nothing else. Read the feature here: The Top 5 Credit Cards for Earning Points and Miles (This feature will be updated as frequently as needed if and when cards change)

Are you someone who likes to earn miles or points for booking your hotel via third party sites? You'll want to check out our summary of Current Bonus Mile & Point Offers for hotel stays booked via 3rd Party sites - Agoda, Kaligo, PointsHound, Rocketmiles that was posted on our global site!

Aeroplan sent out a press release yesterday to detail their commitment to members for the present and the future in 2020 when they split from Air Canada. The press release doens't give specific details but as many of us have assumed it appears that you will be able to use Aeroplan miles to book flights on lots of airlines and at anytime - so in all likelihood a partnership with an OTA like Expedia, Orbitz etc. or at least they'll white label an OTA back end and run it is as their own booking engine. Here are the key highlights from the press release:
  • The freedom to choose any seat on more of your favourite airlines: Starting in July 2020, you won't be limited to seat inventory from one airline or one network when you want to redeem valued miles. Instead, you'll be able to choose any available seat from more airlines to more destinations than today.
  • The power to reach your travel plans faster: With the ability to earn miles faster and redeem for flights on more of your favourite airlines starting in July 2020, including with future preferred partners, we're committed to helping our members travel sooner than with other travel reward programs in Canada, just as we do today.
  • A complete travel offering in one place: Today, you can browse more car rental options than ever before. Tomorrow, an intuitive planning and booking engine will offer you a greater selection of accommodations, destination activities, vacation packages and inspiring content directly through our website and mobile app.
  • Unmatched convenience & flexibility: When you earn fast and often, you can get to your travel plans sooner. The convenience of earning on thousands of everyday items in-store and online at over 150 partner brands, flexible payment options plus the ability to earn miles on all cash bookings made with Aeroplan means realizing your plans is easier than ever.
  • A more personalized journey: Enjoy a unique travel experience that is more rewarding and tailored to your needs as we proactively serve up suggestions, content and offers based on the things you like.
  • An altogether transformed user experience: Staying at the forefront of technological trends, we will reinvent your user experience at every level from mobile to online right up to the Aeroplan Contact Centre.
What are your thoughts?

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Travel Deals
Accor Hotels Private Sale - Save up to 40% on stays at Accor Hotels around the world! Book by May 3. 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
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings
- Fast track to elite status - fly one flight on Hainan Airlines in Business Class from Calgary or Toronto, the U.S. Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East to China and receive Fortune Wings Elite status. More... Until Dec 31, 18

Other Bonus Offers
MEA Cedar Miles
- Double Cedar Miles when you stay at the Pearl Rotana, Abu Dhabi. More... Until Jun 20, 18
- Triple Cedar Miles when you stay at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Abu Dhabi. More... Until Dec 31, 18

Miles & More
- Earn up to 5,000 Miles & More Miles at participating Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in Europe and North America. More... Book by Jun 30 for rentals until Jul 31, 18

Radisson Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Park Plaza Plus package at the Park Plaza London Park Royal. More... Until ?

TAP Portugal Victoria
- Double Victoria Miles for stays at Anantara Hotels Worldwide. More... Until May 31, 18

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