Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October 19 Update: Sun Country to launch Vancouver - Minneapolis/St. Paul flights plus earn double points & multiple offers from Italy's new airline ITA Airways

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Two new airlines were added to the Rewards Canada bonus offers section today! We are now tracking bonus offers for Sun Country Rewards (https://rewardscanada.ca/suncountry.html) who announced today that they are finally going ahead with their Vancouver to Minneapolis/St. Paul service. This route was originally set to launch in May 2020 but due to the pandemic that never happened. The Sun Country flights will being on June 15 and operate twice weekly.

The other airline is Italy's ITA Airways (https://rewardscanada.ca/ita.html). This is the successor to the now defunct Alitalia which flew its last flight on October 14. While ITA Airways doesn't fly to Canada just yet it will most likelty do so within a few years. With that said there are bonus offers to be had from the programs as follows:

You can earn Double Sun Country Rewards points on the new Vancouver to Minneapolis/St. Paul flights if you book by November 2 for travel starting June 15, 2022. Learn more about the offer here.

One way flights from Vancouver to Minneapolis are pricing at US$150 on the first day:

Meanwhile, you may not be able to fly on ITA Airways out of Canada but if your travels do take you to Italy before the end of the year and you need some flights internally or within Europe you can join their Volare program and earn 10,000 bonus points on the first flight you take with them. Register for the program here.

 ITA Airways also has a status match program in place however they are not matching to any Canadian airline programs at this time. If you hold status with any one of a number of U.S., European, Asian or South American programs you may be able to have your status matched. Learn more here.

Images via Sun Country ITA Airways

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn 2,500 bonus Aeroplan points per person for up to 2 people when you book a flight+hotel package to CuraƧao! More... Book by Oct 31 for travel Nov 1 - Jan 31, 22

Sun Country Rewards
- Double Rewards Points when fly on Sun Country Airlines between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Vancouver. More... Book by Nov 2, 21 for travel in 2022

Other Bonus Offers

ITA Airways Volare
- 10,000 Bonus Volare Points when you join the Volare program and take your first flight with ITA Airways. More... Register by Nov 15, 21 for travel completed by Dec 31, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the SpringHill Suites or Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway. More... Valid for stays until Dec 24, 21

Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle
- 50% GC Award Points Discount when your redeem for a room award redemption stay in a Standard Room, a Club Room and Executive Suite, at any Shangri-La hotel and resort, Kerry hotel, JEN hotel or Traders hotel Worldwdie. More... Valid for stays until Apr 30, 22

Stash Hotel Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points + 5th night free for stays of 5+ nights at The Placencia Resort Belize. More... Until Dec 16, 21

Sun Country Rewards
- Double Rewards Points when fly on Sun Country Airlines between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Buffalo, Burlington, Charleston, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Spokane or Vancouver. More... Book by Nov 2, 21 for travel in 2022


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