Thursday, April 16, 2020

April 16 Update: Wyndham Rewards pauses points expiry and extends status, new Amex Offers for Clearly, summary of buy miles/points bonus offers

Wyndham Rewards is one program we haven't covered yet for their COVID-19 policies. They announced that no points will expiry until September 30 and will extend the status of all current elite tier members to the end of 2021. Since they now have status extensions Wyndham has temporarily stopped matching status from other programs. In terms of actual stays they are offering no fee cancellations and changes for all stays until June 30. Find out more here.
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A new Amex Offers offer is available to select cardmembers. The offer is for Clearly and it is a statement credit equal to 15% of total qualifying purchases up to a maximum of $40 in credits- Personally I received it on the Platinum card. You can find this and most other offers on our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'
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If you have been studying the in and outs of airline and hotel loyalty programs while staying at home you'll know that there can be opportunities to pull value out of buying miles and points from the programs. Right now there are 9 different offers available in the market which we summarized on our global website. See that summary here.
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Avianca LifeMiles has also put a pause on the expiration of their miles until the end of the year. This is good news if you are one who has taken advantage of their amazing buy miles offers and are still sitting on a balance of miles.

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.
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Canadian Bonus Offers

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Other Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- Earn up to a 65% bonus and 15% off when you buy AAdvantage Miles. More... Until May 31, 20

Best Western Rewards
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WorldHotels Rewards
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Wyndham Rewards
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