Monday, May 11, 2020

May 11 Update: 25% more value for RBC Pay with Points, 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles for future American Airlines flights, great Alaska Airlines car rental offer

RBC Rewards has a limited time offer providing 25% more value when you pay down your RBC Rewards credit card balance using Pay Credit Card with Points. The standard redemption rate is 4,300 points for $25 meaning that until May 19 you will get $31.25 per 4,300 points. With this bonus you are receiving 0.7 cents per point. I would only use this option if you need help with your finances right now - if you are financially stable save the points for future travel. Find out more here
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American Airlines has become one of the first airlines to provide an incentive for future travel. They are offering 500 bonus AAdvantage Miles per flight on American Airlines between July 1 and December 31. The catch is that you have to register and book those flights by May 18. Good news is they are allowing free changes on those flights. The bonus maxes out at 5,000 miles. Find out more here.
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Alaska Airlines has a potentially lucrative car rental deal out in the market right now. You can earn 10,000 Mileage Plan miles for rentals of a premium car for 5 or more days. I detail the offer more in a post on FrequentFlyerBonuses as there are opportunities to earn miles at a cost just above 2 cents US per mile which is in the same neighbourhood of buying miles. Unfortunately the better prices for rentals are in the U.S., I did some random searches for cities across Canada and couldn't find any cheap rentals like I did for places like Orlando. That being said if you do need to rent a car here or abroad be sure to check the offer out. Find out more here.
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Airline Schedule Updates
This will now be a standard feature for the foreseeable future in our daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Looks like Air Canada has decided to not re-start their Vancouver-Taipei service this fall as reservations are closed for flights until March 2021. (Source RoutesOnline)

WestJet provided details on their latest schedule update for flights between June 5 and July 4. We have a separate post about the news here.

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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Great deal! Fairmont Chateau Whistler golf package offer - stay and play from $185pp per night in June. Find out more here.
Travelzoo and Huntingdon Manor Hotel in Victoria B.C. are selling discounted vouchers offering Breakfast & Parking, 35% Off for future stays that are 100% fully refundable. You can buy vouchers for stays starting at $95 per night each for stays between June and November. Find out more here.

Travelzoo and Cape Mudge Resort on B.C.'s Quadra Island are selling discounted vouchers for future stays that are 100% fully refundable. You can buy vouchers for 2 night stays starting at $179 each for May 2021 or $229 each for summer stays in 2020 or 2021. Find out more here

Hello Fresh: save $65 in total, including free shipping on the first box! Find out more here.

Missfresh: Simplify your life with 45% off your first 2 consecutive orders with code SIMPLIFY45. Find out more here.

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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

American AAdvantage
- 500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles per American Airlines flight for up to 10 flights (5,000 bonus miles maximum). More... Register and book by May 18 for travel Jul 1 – Dec 31, 20

IHG Rewards Club
- Triple IHG Rewards Club Points for stays at the Crowne Plaza Englewood Island More... Until Dec 31, 20

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