Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 12 Update: Aeroplan to allow changes or cancel for full refund for March/April travel, Earn 5x CIBC Rewards Points for Air Transat Europe flights & a Hertz Elite Status Match offer

As of yesterday Aeroplan's Coronavirus policy was set in line with Air Canada's. If you have Aeroplan flights booked for travel in March and April you can change them once or cancel for them a full refund. This could also explain why the Aeroplan website is down and from what I can see on Twitter there are very long wait times when you call in. It does appear that contacint them via Twitter may be the best course of action if you want to change or cancel. At least if you try and don't get a response you have an electronic record of you doing so! Thanks to long time Rewards Canada reader Kevin A.  for the details!

We have reached out to AIR MILES to see what their course of action is going to be as right now they are stating they are following to policies of the airlines - which should mean that if you have an Air Canada or WestJet flight booked with AIR MILES you should be able to change those flights at no cost. Still would be nice to see a no charge cancellation policy in place like Aeroplan's!

If you are willing to try to book travel to Europe for late spring/early summer or late summer/early fall and are a CIBC Aventura cardholder you can earn 5x CIBC Rewards Points when you book Air Transat flights via CIBC Rewards. This offer runs until March 31 and the good news is Air Transat has a liberal no change fee policy for flights that are also booked by that date! So if you want to score extra points, get in on some cheaper fares this may be the time do it! Learn more here.

If you hold elite status in the Avis, Enterprise or National car rental progams you can have that status matched by Hertz Gold Plus Rewards! Find out more here.

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Canadian Bonus Offers

CIBC Rewards
5x CIBC Rewards Points when booking flights to Europe with Air Transat through the CIBC Rewards Centre. More... Book by Mar 31 for travel May 1 - Jun 30 & Sep 1 - Oct 31,20

Other Bonus Offers

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards
- Elite Status Match - Hertz will match your status that you have from Avis, Enterprise or National. More... Unknown end date

Jumeirah Hotels Sirius
- Triple Sirius Points for stays of 2+ nights on the Business Comforts Package at participating Jumeirah Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Dec 30, 20
- Double Sirius Points for stays on the Jumeirah Breaks Package at participating Jumeirah Hotels in the UAE and the Maldives. More... For GCC Residents only Until Dec 30, 20

Marriott Bonvoy
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points when you stay 2 nights or more at the Aloft Cleveland Airport. More... Until Mar 31, 20

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn up to 6,000 EuroBonus Points in total when you rent with Avis for 3 or more days in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. More... Book by Mar 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 20
Stash Hotel Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points when you book any hotel via Stash Rewards. More... Book by Mar 31, 20

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Earn up to 20,000 Miles&Smiles Miles when you stay at Rixos Hotels in Turkey, Unites Arab Emirates and Egypt. More... Until Aug 31, 20
- 1,000 Miles&Smiles Miles per day when you rent a car with Rent Go in Turkey. More... Until May 31, 20

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