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April 2 Update: Receive up to 10,000 bonus points for using Amex's Fixed Points Travel program, AIR MILES bonuses for Freshii at Shell in GTA & more! + MORE Apr 2nd
American Express has released a pretty good redemption bonus if you are looking to redeem points for flights booked via their Fixed Points Travel Program. You can get up to 10,000 points back when you redeem for flights by April 30 (flights do not have to be in April) Learn more about fixed poin.... More »
If you’re a student in college or university, you understand that every penny counts. Tuition is high, textbooks are expensive, and it’s hard to maintain healthy eating habits while living off-campus when all you can afford are those packets of Sidekicks pasta for $1. This is where a good rewar.... More »
With a good travel credit card, travel suddenly becomes affordable. And it helps if you sign up for the right travel credit card—one that doesn’t just focus on points, but also has perks like companion flights, amazing insurance coverage and flexibility with transferring points between cards. Wh.... More »
May 22 Update: Netflix will be a 3x points streaming service for Scotia Gold Amex, some cards you should grab now and some you should wait for + MORE May 22nd
Last week we brought you a list of Streaming services that will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express as of August 1 and we missed Netflix on that list. We can confirm that Netflix is included. Others asked about Google or Amazon Prime and as Davidd418 commented on our post those pr.... 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…