Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27 Update: Rent twice with Avis and earn a free day, your best bets for getting a Buddy Pass to convert to Aeroplan points & more details on Flair Airlines new U.S. routes

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

Avis Car Rental
has brought back their annual free day offer after a one year hiatus due to COVID. This offer provides members of Avis Preferred (free to join)with a free rental day for every two rentals of two plus days. This offer runs until Feb 28, 22. Click here to register (Registration is required) and then visit to book your car.

Image via Avis


Yesterday we brought you the news that Air Canada will be ending the option to convert Buddy Passes obtained from select co-brand cards to Aeroplan points. In that post we said it could be possible that there would be time to get the TD cards with Buddy Passes but we are getting a lot of data points from our readers that really it would be next to impossible that you could. Even if you meet your minimum spend right away we have heard story after story that TD will not award the Buddy Pass until 8 weeks after the initial 90 day spend requirement. That puts the posting of the Buddy Pass for any new applications for the TD Cards well past November 30. Not a big deal if you intend to use the Buddy Pass for what it's meant for - that is travelling with a companion but for solo travelers or those looking to boost their Aeroplan points balances you should consider Amex or CIBC as they post their buddy passes shortly after you hit your spend requirement

Image via Air Canada


Back in July Flair Airlines announced they will serve six U.S. cities from a variety of Canadian departure points. At the time all the details were not revealed as to what the actual routes would be (which U.S. city would be served from which Canadian city) but Flair has now published the routes:

  • Hollywood Burbank LA (BUR) from Vancouver (YVR) and Edmonton (YEG)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) and Montreal (YUL)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) from Toronto (YYZ) Ottawa (YOW) Vancouver (YVR) Abbotsford (YXX) Calgary (YYC) and Edmonton (YEG)
  • Orlando Sanford (SFB) from Toronto (YYZ) Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF) Ottawa (YOW) Montreal (YUL) and Halifax (YHZ)
  • Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) from Toronto (YYZ) Vancouver (YVR) Calgary (YYC) and Edmonton (YEG)
  • Palm Springs (PSP) from Vancouver (YVR) and Edmonton (YEG)

Click here to learn more and don't forget to use one or more of the four credit cards that can make flying with Flair Airlines even cheaper!

Image via Flair


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This week's Marriott Bonvoy Escapes features 70 hotels in Canada where you can save 25% off the best rate for stays over any weekend in the next four weeks. Learn more about and book this offer here. 

Mileage Maniac: My Genius, Madness and a Touch Of Evil To Amass 40 Million Frequent Flyer Miles Only $10.45 for Paperback or 9.74 for Kindle. Buy the book on here.

Motley Fool Canada: Have Money to Invest? New Stock Picks Every Month from Legendary Investors. Now Only $99

Simplify the way you trade cryptocurrency by joining me on NDAX – Use my referral link and we will both get $10. Learn more here.

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $10 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $25 when you sign up with our link)

Rewards Canada receives a small commission when you use any of the above offers. You don't have to chose to use our links but we thank you in advance if you do.

Canadian Bonus Offers

Avis Preferred
- Receive a Free Day Rental Award when you rent twice with Avis for two or more days in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or U.S.V.I.. More... For residents of the U.S. or Canada only (includes Puerto Rico and USVI) Until Feb 28, 22

Sandman Hotels RSVP Rewards
- 500 bonus RSVP Points when you complete your first stay at Sandman Hotel or Sutton Place Hotel. More... Unknown end date
- 500 FREE RSVP Points are awarded on your birthday. More... Unknown end date

Other Bonus Offers

Hyatt World of Hyatt
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Ekaterinburg. More... Until Oct 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- 1,500 Bonus Bonvoy points PER NIGHT for stays at the Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda. More... Until Oct 20, 21

Turkish Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at Akra Hotels in Turkey. More... Until Dec 31, 21


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