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The Rogers World Elite Mastercard is a youngen in the Canadian market only being released in May of 2018. It is the premium version of the Rogers Platinum Mastercard that was introduced several years prior. That Platinum card underwent several changes over its short life with the .... More »
Earn up to 300 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles with the airmilesshops Mix & Match promotion + MORE Feb 28th
Yesterday AIR MILES launched the 2019 version of the airmilesshops.ca Mix & Match promotion. With this offer you can earn up to 300 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles for shopping online via the airmilesshops.ca portal. To earn the bonus miles you have to shop at online retailers from various categori.... More »
February 22 Update: Flair Airlines ending some U.S. routes early, IHG Rewards Club to test variable award pricing, Up to 30% off Jet Airways flights from Toronto + MORE Feb 23rd
Flair Airlines is cutting service to Miami and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (near Tampa Bay) in Florida, and Palm Springs, California earlier than planned. The airline will contact you if you are booked on any of these flights. (Source Global News) IHG Rewards Club i.... More »
WestJet Rewards: Up to Double Elite Qualifying Spend on flights within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. + MORE Feb 26th
Here's a great new offer from WestJet Rewards! You can earn up to Double Qualifying Spend credit on flight you book with WestJet within Canada and to the U.S.. You must book Econo or higher fares by March 31 for travel until April 17. The bonuses vary based on the fare class you buy:Bonus Qualifying.... More »
February 28 Update: Air Canada renews partnership with American Express for the new loyalty program, World of Hyatt adds 57 more SLH Hotels & WestJet's 23rd birthday sale + MORE Mar 1st
Air Canada has renewed their agreement with American Express to have Amex issue cards in the new loyalty program plus continue on as a Membership Rewards partner!! Yay!New premium American Express card products to launch with Air Canada's new loyalty program in 2020 10-year deal will provide continu.... More »
We see the return of the Aeroplan Best Western stay bonus for the remainder of the winter and into spring. The offer is the same as the previous one that ended on December 15 of 500 bonus miles per stay. This is typically the lower bonus (it can get as high as 1,000 miles) that we see but it is still better than nothing and considering BW Reward does not have a systemwide bonus offer right now this is the better way to go. You do have to be a Best Western Rewards member with your earning preferences set to Aeroplan to earn the bonus.Offer details Earn 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for each stay at Best Western Hotels in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Until May 12, 19Find many more Aeroplan bonus miles offers here.
January 8 Update: Earn Double QMiles & Elite QPoints on all Qatar flights, Mastercard drops Mastercard from logo, Condor increasing YYC & YYZ flights
Qatar Airways is offering not only Double Qmiles on their flights but also Double Elite Qualifting QPoints. Be sure to register and book if your are planning on flying Qatar out of Montreal (or anywhere else for that matter). Bookings must be completed by February 28 and you have until March 5th to register for flights until the end of August! Find out more here.Mastercard has updated their branding to drop the actual “Mastercard” name from their logo. The brand and logo will simply be the interlocking red and yellow circles that have become synonymous with the brand. I wouldn’t expect replacement cards from MC issuers to be automatically sent out, rather you’ll probably see it when you get replacement cards sent in the future or when you apply for a new card. (Source Mastercard) For next summer Condor Airlines (a Lufthansa subsidiary) will be increasing flights from Calgary and Toronto to Frankfur. Calgary moves to 4x weekly while Toronto jumps to 5x weekly. You can earn and redeem Miles & More miles or earn Alaska Mileage Plan miles for Condor flights but I figure most Canadians if they are choosing to travel on Condor would look at using proprietary credit card points for these flights…
The last hurdle in Air Canada’s move to purchase Aeroplan back from Aimia was cleared yesterday. The “transaction was approved by holders representing 96% of Aimia’s common shares and preferred shares who voted on the Transaction on a combined basis” With this approval it is expected that the transaction should be completed in the coming days. Once that happens we hope that we will start to hear some news from Air Canada on what their new program will look like starting in July 2020. If anything we should know more details of the new program in the second half of this year.For more details on the story visit “The Air Canada Aeroplan Saga – All the resources you need”Source: Aimia
Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of January! This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when most or all of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards. This month all five cards have no annual fee in the first year so you can try them out at no cost and decide later on if the card is right for you. This month sees the return of the CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite card as the great sign up offer the HSBC World Elite Mastercard is now gone.Here are our top 5 credit card sign up offers for January (in alphabetical order)BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard – 3,000 Miles (Apply here)The best ever sign up bonus for an AIR MILES co-branded card continues on our Top 5 sign up list thanks to its 3,000 miles sign up bonus (worth ~$300 or more) and no annual fee in the first year! Add in a free companion fare when you redeem for flights and the value jumps even higher…