Saturday, June 22, 2019

June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailable

Carrot Rewards, the app that rewarded your well being and trying to promote healthier lifestyles with SCENE points, RBC Rewards Points and until recently Aeroplan Miles, has shut down. The program lasted four years and reports are saying they couldn't find a buyer for the program after government funding had run out.

 Alaska Airlines has announced that Mileage Plan award redemptions are now available on Irish carrier Aer Lingus. Mileage earning on the airlines has been available since 2018 and this marks a further expansion of the partnership between the two. You will now be able to redeem your Mileage Plan miles on all Aer Lingus flights starting at 8,000 miles one way for Intra-Europe flights and from 30,000 miles one way from North America to Europe. Aer Lingus currently only serves Toronto but is adding Montreal to their route network next year after delaying an initially announced launch date of this summer. The redemption rates for Canada to Europe are pretty standard (30,000 one way) for a program and actually may not be your best bet for flying on Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus and its program, Avios can have you flying between Toronto and Dublin for as little as 13,000 Avios one way. most Mileage Plan miles and Avios earned in Canada are on credit cards, and the earn rates are essentially equal meaning it is a lot easier to get to 26,000 Avios for a round trip economy class ticket via Avios than 60,000 miles with Mileage Plan. Still it is great to have this new redemption option from Alaska Airlines as I am sure there are some rewards that can make sense for some of our readers. (Source Alaska Airlines)

Earlier in the week we brought you details of the new MBNA Rewards Mastercard but now it has been pulled from both the and MBNA websites. We will reach out to TD/MBNA on Monday to see if they can give us details on why the card was suddenly removed.

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