January 12 Update: AIR MILES losing Lowe’s, Rona & Reno Depot, Alaska Airlines will not adjust oneworld partner charts and Virgin Atlantic status match to British Airways

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And so it continues – as first reported by Milesopedia. AIR MILES
will be losing a major partner at the end of this month. The Lowe’s
group of partners (Lowe’s, Rona, Reno-Depot) will end their partnership
with AIR MILES on January 31. This marks another blow to the AIR MILES program and further adds fuel
to the topic of the coalition program model dying a slow death in
Canada. After this there aren’t many prominent nationwide partners left
in the program, you have Amex, BMO, Shell, Safeway/Sobeys, Staples and a
few other major players but gone are the days of having so many
nationwide partners to choose from.

Image via Rona

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will not be adjusting their flight
reward charts when they join oneworld – at least not for oneworld partner
airlines! Just as predicted in our latest podcast episode
where Anshul stated that there is the possibility of a devaluation but
not right away. And as VFTW learned from Alaska Airlines there are no
planned changes to their current oneworld partner pricing on March 31:

We’ll announce award pricing for new oneworld partners as redemption
is launched. As always, we’ll strive to give at least 90 days’ notice
if changes were coming to any current partner awards.

There are no planned changes to current oneworld partner award pricing for March 31

Also from Alaska Airlines comes news that they will be adding one
more tier to their elite status program. There are no details yet about
the yet to be named top tier level that will be awarded at 100,000


Tough to say if some of you are able to jump on this offer but I wanted to put it out there for our readers. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club has launched a status match for British Airways elite members. I know there
a good subset of our readers that have BA status so this offer could be
of interest to you. I do say tough however as you have to book and fly
on Virgin Atlantic to have the status match fulfilled. That’s where the
problem lies. Virgin Atlantic doesn’t fly to Canada anymore and then of
course you have all the travel restrictions that in place right. Granted
you only have to register and book by February 28 but you have until
the end Virgin’s flight schedule to actually take that flight. Learn more here.

Images via Virgin Atlantic

Rexall’s Be Well
program is offering 20,000 bonus
points when you spend $30 or more until January 21. Simply log in to the
Be Well website or the app to load the offer to your account. 

Image via Rexall

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Choice Privileges

– Double Privilege Points on all eligible stays at participating Choice Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. More… . Jan 18 – Feb 28, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

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American AAdvantage

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British Airways Executive Club

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United MileagePlus

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

– 50% Bonus Virgin Points + 50% bonus elite tier points when you book a Virgin Atlantic flight. More… Book by Feb 2 for travel until Dec 31, 21

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