December 7 Update: 150 Bonus AIR MILES when you buy $150 Sobeys Gift Cards, 50% Bonus Asia Miles for Hotel Point Transfers & American AAdvantage Lowers Redemption Rates out of Canada

Sobeys and Safeway are offering 150 bonus AIR MILES Reward
Miles when you buy $150 in Sobeys Gift Cards. There is a limit of 5
bonus offers per collector. I think I’m definitely going to take
advantage of this. I’ll buy them on my American Express Cobalt card
to earn 5x points and when you add in the bonus AIR MILES it will be
worth around $27 in rewards between the two. There is no coupon required
to take advantage of this offer.

Check out the latest Cathay Pacific Asia Miles bonus for hotel points transfers.
They are offering a 50% bonus on transfers until the end of January.  Thanks to reader Steve who commented below that Marriott/SPG is actually not part of the promotion. They are shown on the website but not as a bonus option and I didn’t follow my own rule of always reading the terms and conditions!

Marriott is part of the bonus, and as we all know when you convert
60,000 Marriott Rewards points you’ll get 25,000 miles. Add in the 50%
and you have 37,500 Asia Miles. Remember it only takes 36,000 Asia Miles
to fly in Premium Economy on Cathay between Vancouver and New York
(50,000 for Business Class). I’m sure wheels are begin to turn for some
of you to see how you can maximize this bonus! Let us know if you are
going to take advantage of it and how you plan on using the miles! If
you don’t have enough Marriott points you could get the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
right away, put your minimum spend of $1,500 on it as soon as you can
and the 50,000 points should post by mid to late January and then you
could transfer to Cathay Pacific.

Several years ago when American AAdvantage came out
with revised pricing on their flight awards we were shocked that
redemptions out of Canada were higher than the U.S. Typically, most
programs have the same redemption levels for Canada and the lower 48 but
American raised prices out of Canada to amounts higher than travel out
of the lower 48. Lucky at One Mile at a Time reports today that American has come to their senses and are adjusting Canada back to the lower 48 rates as of January 16.

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Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals

Receive a $100 hotel credit when you stay 2 or more nights at
participating InterContinental Hotels in the Americas. Book by Dec 31
for stays until Jan 31, 19 Find out more here.

Hilton Winter Sale – Save up to 25% on weekend stays in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa

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

– Quadruple Aeroplan Miles for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More… Until Feb 28, 19

– Earn 100 to 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you opt in to receive text messages from Aeroplan. More… Until Dec 31, 18

Cineplex SCENE

Earn 15,000 Bonus SCENE points when you activate on a 2-year Your Choice plan with Telus. More… Until Dec 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

50% Bonus Asia Miles when you convert your hotel points from participating hotel groups to Asia Miles. More… Until Jan 31, 19

Hyatt World of Hyatt

– 10% Bonus Points on points redeemed for award night stays in Puerto Rico. More… Until Jan 15, 19

Iberia Plus

50% Bonus Avios when you buy 2,000 or more Avios. More… Until Dec 31, 18

IHG Rewards Club

– Double IHG Rewards Club Points when you stay 3+ nights at Kimpton EPIC
Hotel in Downtown Miami; Kimpton Angler’s Hotel or Kimpton Surfcomber
Hotel in South Beach, Miami; or Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel + Spa in Vero
Beach, FL,. More… Book by Dec 15 for stays until Mar 30, 18

Le Club AccorHotels

– Double Le Club AccorHotels Points when you book your next Accor Hotels via the Accor app. More… Book by Dec 31 for stays until Mar 25, 18

Miles & More

– Double Miles & More Miles on all Lufthansa flights Worldwide when flown in Economy Class. More… Members resident in Austria, Switzerland or Liechtenstein are excluded from the promotion. Until Dec 31, 18

Radisson Rewards

2,500 Bonus Radisson Rewards Points for stays at participating Radisson
Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson RED, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson,
and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle
East, Africa and the Americas. More… Book by Dec 21 for stays until Mar 10, 19

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