RWRDS Daily Update – December 12

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

Three new U.S. routes from Air Canada

Air Canada is adding three new transborder routes starting in the summer 2023 season. The airline is adding flights from Toronto and Montreal to New York JFK as well as Toronto to Sacramento. Flights to JFK will launch on March 26 while Sacremento will being on June 1:

Flight Departs Arrives Frequency
AC8899 New York JFK 12:45 Montreal 14:20 Daily
AC8898 Montreal 18:25 New York JFK 20:00 Daily
AC8553 New York JFK 10:00 Toronto 11:45 Daily
AC8554 Toronto 11:00 New York JFK 12:36 Daily
AC8555 New York JFK 13:25 Toronto 15:10 Daily
AC8556 Toronto 20:30 New York JFK 22:06 Daily

(Source Air Canada)

Image via Air Canada

Score some free Aegean Miles+Bonus Miles

Greece’s Aegean Airlines is celebrating 20 years of offering their Miles+Bonus frequent flyer program and members (free to join) have the opportunity to win some free miles – it can be anywhere from 500 miles to 2,000,000 miles! Personally I won 3,000 miles!

Aegean has fallen from the spotlight of the 00’s when the program was one of the best and easiest for earning Star Alliance Gold status. In fact they still have one of the lowest requirements but they now have a rule that you need to have four flights with them so it does make it very difficult for Canadians to earn who aren’t flying to/from/within Greece.

Anyways, you should still enter the contest as their miles don’t expire and they run free miles offers here and there so you can build up your balance slowly but surely. For me with the 3,000 miles that I just won I have over 10,000 miles. This is after years of free offers and crediting a single Air Canada flight many years ago for some sort of challenge. I just need to get that balance to 12,500 so I can redeem for a one way flight on Air Canada within North America!

Click here to enter the promotion!

Image via Aegean

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
– Earn 15,000 Bonus Aeroplan Points when you fly round trip (or two one way flights) on Air Canada between Canada and Bangkok in Premium Economy or Business Class. Register and book by Dec 21, 22 for travel Feb 1 – Mar 26, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless
Europe Earn up to Triple ALL Rewards Points on every event you organise and pay for at one of the hotels enrolled to participate in the ALL Meeting Planner programme in Europe. Valid for events held Jan 1 – Mar 31, 23. More…

British Airways Executive Club
– Double Avios when you shop at any of the 9 Bicester Villages in Europe. Valid until Jan 16, 23. More…

Choice Privileges
– Receive up to a 25% discount when you buy Choice Privileges points. Valid until Dec 17, 22 . More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Athens 10,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points when you stay 2 or more nights on the Sweet Indulgence package at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens. Book now for stays until Feb 6, 23. More…
Beaverton  2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Element Portland Beaverton. Book now for stays until Jan 7, 23. More…
Houston  3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Houston Marriott Westchase. Book now for stays until Jan 27, 23. More…

Wyndham Rewards
Worldwide 2x Wyndham Rewards points when you stay two or more consecutive nights at participating Wyndham Vacation Clubs resorts. Register & book by Feb 28 for stays until Mar 10, 23. More…