Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Groupon: Get 20% off on any 3 deals

Expiry: Jul 1, 2015

You can get extra 20% off from Groupon on 3 local deals (use code: SUMMER20). The max discount you can get per deal is $50. The promotion is only valid till mid-night today. You need to act FAST.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Choice Privileges: Get up to a 30% off when you buy or gift points

Deal Link: https://buy.points.com/PointsPartnerFrames/partners/choicehotels/container.html?product=BUY
Expiry: Jul 28, 2015

You can get up to a 30% off when you buy or gift Choice Privileges points before July 28, 2015. The percentage of savings are as follows:
  • 4,000 to 7,000 points = 10% savings
  • 8,000 to 12,000 points = 20% savings
  • 13,000 to 50,000 points = 30% savings

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SLH: Save up to 40% when you book hotels

Deal Link: http://www.slh.com/luxury-hotel-offers/savings/

SLH (Small Luxury Hotels) is offering savings up to 40% off online. And you can receive a free room upgrade when it is available. Note: You'll need to pay in advance and it is non-changeable and non-refundable.

Friday, June 26, 2015

AmEx: Get 25% extra bonus when you transfer your MR to Avios

Expiry: Sep 30, 2015

You can get 25% extra bonus when you transfer your AmEx MR to BA Avios before Sep 30, 2015. So, during the promotion period, you can transfer 1000 MR to 1200 Avios, which is not a bad deal. I just converted all my MR to Avios.

If you don't have AmEx MR points, you can applied AmEx Gold Rewards (FYF, 25000 welcome MR points) Card or AmEx Platinum Card ($699 annual fee, 50000 welcome MR points or 60000 welcome MR points with a referral link). If you need AmEx referral links for these 2 cards, please send me an email: canadianrewards@gmail.com. Thanks.

AmEx Travel: Receive up to 50% off when you book hotels by Jun 30

Deal Link: https://travel.americanexpress.ca/service/static_page.cfm?page=ATOhotelsale&intlink=hpcarousel_escape_generic
Expiry: Jun 30, 2015

You can get up to 50% off on hotel booking when you book through AmEx Travel before Jun 30, 2015. If you have AmEx credit cards (collecting Membership Rewards points), you can use MR to pay for your travel.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AmEx: Earn up to $210 by using your AmEx card

Deal Link: https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/CA/en/home-2015/
Expiry: Jul 31, 2015

You can earn up to $210 in Statement Credits by using your AmEx card before Jul 31 at participating merchants, including Lowes, HomeSense, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate & Barrel, Bombay, Bowring and Bad Boy. Online registration is needed (the first 30,000 AmEx Cards to be successfully registered are eligible for this offer).

Once registered, you can earn a $30 Statement Credit when you spend $150 or more (including taxes) in store or online at any of these seven participating merchant locations in Canada by using your registered AmEx card ($30 for each brand, and you can get up to $30*7=$210 for one registered card).  I registered 2 AmEx cards through this link, and hopefully can get $420 from this offer (someone says that gift card purchase from those 7 participating merchants is also qualified).

SPG: Earn 1,000 Aeroplan at SPG hotels in Canada

Deal Link: http://www.canada.starwoodoffers.com/aeroplan
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

As a SPG member, you can earn 1,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at participating Four Points, Aloft, and Element Hotels in Canada before Aug 31, 2015.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Zag Bank: Earn up to 2.5% interest

Deal Link: https://www.zagbank.ca/
Expiry: Dec 31, 2015

Remember this offer that expired on Jun 12, 2015?: Zag Bank: Get up to $150 when you sign up with Zag Bank

If you successfully participated in the previous Zag Bank offer, there is a good news for you: you can earn 2.5% interest until Dec 31, 2015.

If you are NOT a Zag Bank founding client (opened an account before Jun 21), then you would need to deposit at least $1,000 to qualify for the 2.5% interest rate.

Please check with Zag Bank for more details.

PayPal: Link your bank account and get $5

Expiry: Jun 30, 2015

If you subscribe PayPal email, you may find this offer from PayPal in your email box. You can earn $5 credit from PayPal if you link your bank account to your PayPal account before Jun 30. Of course, every time you pay with PayPal, you can still choose which funding source you want. I think it is best for PayPal that you pay everything through your bank account linked in PayPal. I still prefer paying by credit cards to earn the points.

Monday, June 22, 2015

ICICI: Earn up to $250 by opening a HiVALUE PLUS chequing account

Deal Link: http://www.icicibank.ca/promo/HiVALUE-plus-chequing-account/index.html
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

ICICI Bank Canada is a member of Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). You can earn up to $250 from ICICI by opening a HiVALUE PLUS Chequing Account with 3 steps:
  1. Open a new Canadian Dollar HiVALUE PLUS Chequing Account before Aug 31, 2015 with a minimum initial deposit of $1,000 and have a minimum account balance of $1,000 on Aug 31, 2015.  => Get $100
  2. Set up a Direct Deposit or recurring account credit and at least one deposit must have been made to the account, before October 16, 2015. => Get $50
  3. Perform Remittance transactions to India through ICICI in a minimum aggregate amount of $6,000, before Nov 15, 2015 => Get $100 (I guess this step is not easy if you are not from India)
Note: the monthly fee for the HiVALUE PLUS chequing account is $9.95, and you can enjoy unlimited FREE Canadian Dollar money transfers to India.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

SPG: Get a free weekend night when you complete 5 nights at Sheraton

Deal Link: http://www.spgpromos.com/sheraton/
Expiry: Sep 30, 2015

You can get a free weekend night (at any Sheraton, up to 3 times), when you complete 5 nights at Sheraton hotels Worldwide. The 5 nights don't need to be consecutive. Online registration is needed (registration doesn't start until July 9). The award nights can be used separately or combined and for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights through December 13, 2015.

There is no limitation on the Category redeemed for. So, the best way to do it is to make your 5 paid nights at lower priced Sheraton and redeem the free night(s) at a Category 6 (or 7) hotel.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

IHG: Save up to 25% off when you book 3 nights or more

Deal Link: http://www.ihg.com/hotels/us/en/global/offers/member/threenights?cm_sp=OSMAM-6C-CA-EN-OFF-AIX-SHR-3Nights
Expiry: Dec 30, 2015

You can save 15-25% off when you book 3 nights or more at any participating Canadian IHG hotels. Note: Rate is non-refundable, and must be paid in full at time of booking.

Friday, June 19, 2015

beVancouver: Get up to $125 in gift card when you book hotels from beVancouver

Deal Link: https://pickaperk.bevancouver.com/
Expiry: N/A

When you book hotels from beVancouver, you can get up to $125 in iTunes, Amazon, Starbucks, Facebook, or 1-800-Flowers.com gift cards (I prefer the Amazon one)! Also, you can get free WIFI and a room upgrade from your booking if available. The picture below shows you how much you'll receive (the more you spend, the more you earn. up to $125 bonus or up to 20% return):
Note: Bookings are Pre-Paid, Non-Cancellable and Non-Transferrable. Guests will receive their Gift Card per booking, not per night. Separate consecutive night bookings at the same hotel will not be considered multiple bookings and only the first night's booking will receive a Gift Card.

Shoppers Drug Mart: Get 18,500 bonus points when you spend $75 or more

Deal Link: https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/optimum-new/offers-new/18500
Expiry: Jun 21, 2015 ONLY

On Jun 21, you can get 18,500 bonus Optimum points when you spend $75 or more in Shoppers Drug Mart. You can redeem this bonus points for $25 free stuff in the store (around 30% return, if you only purchase $75 before taxes). I think this is Shoppers Drug Mart's promotion for the Father's Day.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hilton HHonors: 5,000 bonus points per stay

Deal Link: https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/ProcessLanding/ProcessLanding/?lp=5KBonusPoints
Expiry: Jul 6, 2015

Hilton HHonors is offering 5,000 bonus points per stay before July 6, 2015 (online registration required). This is a great offer (probably the greatest?) for one-night stay in Hilton hotels.

What can you do with 5,000 HHonors points? You can redeem it for one night at Cat1 Hilton hotel. Basically, if you stay in a Cat1 Hilton hotel for one night before Jul 6, that night is free.

BTW, this offer is stackable with other promotions (including the current double points promotion: http://www.canadianrewards.net/2015/05/hilton-earn-double-points-or-miles.html )

The Hilton Cat1 Hotel list is as follows:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TD introduces Bonus Rewards Program

TD has launched a new benefit program for TD Aeroplan credit card holders, called TD Bonus Rewards Program. As a TD Aeroplan credit card holder, you can earn up to 3X bonus Aeroplan miles when you make a purchase at hundreds of participating merchants all across Canada. There are no fees to join this program. You can earn bonus miles just by paying with your TD Aeroplan credit card at any participating merchant. Please check those participating merchants at: tdbonusrewards.com

This program is similar to the CIBC Bonus Rewards Program for CIBC Aventura/Aeroplan credit card holders.  From what I see, the TD Aeroplan series credit cards are almost identical to CIBC Aeroplan series credit cards now.

BTW, you can get up to 25000 bonus miles and FYF when you apply the TD Aeroplan Infinite Visa before Aug 31, 2015 (plus $60 from GCR if you apply it before Jul 31, 2015):

If you don't have a GCR account, you can use our referral link ( https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/Register/126795/ ), with which you can get extra $2.5 (and we can get bonus too. Our email is: canadianrewards@gmail.com). We appreciate you using our links where possible.

WestJet: Earn 3X WestJet dollars on flights between Gander and Halifax

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewards/gander.shtml?i_cid=wj-rewards-gander-offer-20150616
Expiry: Aug 16, 2015

WestJet announced its new Halifax to Gander route. To celebrate it, you can get 3X WestJet dollars on flights between Gander and Halifax before Aug 16, 2015 (travel before Aug 31). Online registration is needed for this offer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WestJet: Earn up to $150 WestJet dollars

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewards/frequency.shtml?i_cid=wj-rewards-frequency-offer-20150603
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

You can receive up to $150 bonus WestJet dollars when you travel to/from Abbotsford, Halifax or Hamilton. Online registration is required before August 31, 2015 (Travel before October 28, 2015).

The total amount you can earn is based on the number of one-way flights:

IHG: Buy points and receive double

Deal Link: https://buy.points.com/PointsPartnerFrames/partners/ihg/container.html?product=buy&CAMPAIGNCODE=IHGaffiliate2013&c=PDCBuy
Expiry: Jun 30, 2015

You can purchase IHG Rewards club points in 1,000 increments:
  • 1,000 - 10,000 points for $13.50 per 1,000 points
  • 11,000 - 25,000 points for $12.50 per 1,000 points
  • 26,000 - 60,000 points for $11.50 per 1,000 points
And before June 30, you can get 100% bonus points when you buy the IHG points online. So, if you buy 26,000 or more points, the price of a point is USD $0.00575. If you buy 60,000 points, you will get 120,000 points for USD $690. If you redeem the points through the IHG Point Breaks offer (5000 points/night), you can redeem 120,000 points for 24 IHG hotel nights.

Monday, June 15, 2015

ZenBanx: Exchange CAD $250 to USD $250 at par

Deal Link: www.zenbanx.ca
Expiry: Jul 1, 2015 ONLY

ZenBanx is backed by DUCA credit union and insured by DICO. There is no fee to open account (although there is a $25 dormant fee if account is inactive for that long). ZenBanx offers debit cards accessible on the CIRRUS and the EXCHANGE network. You can set up and link to initial bank account via uploading a cheque image. It is free to transfer CAD money between linked bank accounts. ZenBanx fees are all listed here: http://www.zenbanx.ca/dms-can/FeeSchedule.pdf

On July 1, ZenBanx customers can exchange Canadian dollars for U.S. dollars at par with no transaction fees for a single transaction up to $250, an appealing proposition when the loonie is trading at just 80 cents U.S.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Copa Airlines: Register Connect Miles and earn up to 3000 miles

Deal Link: https://connectmiles.copaair.com/en/enrollment#DynamicEnrollment
Expiry: Jun 30, 2015

Copa Airlines is a member of Star Alliance. They used to share the membership flyer program with United Airlines. Now, they have their own program, named Connect Miles. Register Copa Airlines' Connect Miles program before Jun 30, 2015, and you can earn up to 3000 miles. Three steps of your profile need to be completed to receive the bonus miles.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SPG: Earn 1000 bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at some SPG hotels in Canada

Deal Link: http://www.canada.starwoodoffers.com/aeroplan/en/ssb
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

You can earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per stay at Four Points, Aloft, and Element Hotels across Canada before Aug 31, 2015. Offer valid for Starwood Preferred Guest members (join for free).

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Aeroplan: Save up to 10000 miles when you turn your miles into gift cards

Deal Link: https://www3.aeroplan.com/mrch/great-deals/cnboxingday-p1.html
Expiry: Jul 8, 2015

You can save up to 10,000 miles when you convert your Aeroplan miles into gift cards. Honestly speaking, I did not find the one that I can save 10,000 miles. Most of the promotion that I checked, I can save 500 - 5000 Aeroplan miles. This is not a great offer, but it may be useful if you plan to convert the miles anyway.

Monday, June 8, 2015

AmEx: Get $10 credit when you spend $50 or more at Amazon.ca

Expiry: Jul 8, 2015

This is a targeted offer (I got this offer for my AmEx Gold Rewards Card). Please check your email for this AmEx offer. To get this offer, you need to do 3 steps:
1. Register your eligible AmEx Card between before July 8, 2015
2. Once you've registered, use your registered AmEx Card to make a single purchase or cumulative purchase total $50 or more at Amazon.ca before July 8, 2015.
3. A $10 Statement Credit will be applied to your AmEx account

WestJet: Earn double WestJet dollars on select routes

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewards/interiorbc.shtml
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

You can earn double WestJet dollars when you book and fly on select WestJet BC routes before Aug 31, 2015. Registration is needed. Eligible routes are as follows (valid in both directions on non-stop flights ONLY):

Saturday, June 6, 2015

MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard $100 bonus with FYF

Deal Link: http://www.mbna.ca/credit-cards/overview/rewards/mbna-rewards/index.jsp
Expiry: N/A

With MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard, you can:
  • Earn 2 MBNA Rewards point for every $1 in eligible purchases (= 2% cash back)
  • Get 10,000 bonus points after your first eligible purchase (=$100 bonus)
  • No limit to the points that can be earned in a year, points don’t expire
  • Redeem points for cash back, travel, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from top retailers and charitable donations (I prefer cash back...)
  • Enjoy price protection and concierge services
  • $89 annual fee, waived for the first year (I like FYF)
Although you need to pay annual fee after the first year, this card is still good regarding the return:
  • $1000 spending per month, the actual return is: (12000*0.02-89)/12000=1.26%
  • $2000 spending per month, the actual return is 1.63%
  • $3000 spending per month, the actual return is 1.75%
  • $4000 spending per month, the actual return is 1.81%
  • $5000 spending per month, the actual return is 1.85%

Thursday, June 4, 2015

BMO: Join BMO and get up to $425 in cash and incentives

Deal Link: http://www.bmo.com/main/personal/bank-accounts/425
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

You can get up to $425 by moving your chequing account and credit card to BMO before Aug 31, 2015. You can get the bonus in 2 easy steps:

Step 1: Select a Plus/Performance/Premium plan by Aug 31, and transfer your payroll (or pension deposit) to the new account and make 2 bill payments by Oct 31, 2015 (Get $200).

Step 2: Apply for a BMO CashBack World Elite MasterCard card and make your first payment from your BMO Chequing Account by October 31, 2015 (Get $105). Plus receive a one-time annual fee waiver of $120 for the first year (this is actually a promotion for this credit card now).

So, really it's only $305 bonus. You will get the bonus before Dec 31, 2015.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Budget: Get up to 30% off and 3000 bonus Best Western points

Deal Link: http://www.budget.com/budgetWeb/html/bridge/partner/bw/bwrfall2014.html?MID=budget.com_BWRFall2014
Expiry: Jun 30, 2015

Before June 30, Best Western Rewards members can earn 3,000 bonus points on qualifying rentals of 5 or more days at participating Budget locations in the United States and Canada. Besides this bonus, you can still get 1,000 base points. To get this bonus points, you need to use coupon # MUHZ013 and provide your Best Western Rewards number at the time of reservation.

Note: You can also save up to 30% when you use BCD # U187003 at the same time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Scotiabank: Get 4000 points and $45 cash back with a new SCENE VISA

Deal Link: https://www.scene.ca/ProgramEarning01.aspx
Expiry: Oct 31, 2015

Scotiabank has increased the sign up bonus for the SCENE Visa card. You can get 4000 bonus points (= 4 free movies in Cineplex) with a new SCENE Visa before Oct 31, 2015. The regular offer is only 2,000 points. To be eligible for the 4,000 bonus points, a purchase must be made within 60 days of opening your SCENE VISA account.

BTW, if you apply this credit card through GCR, you will get additional $45 cash back Rebate until Jun 10. If you don't have a GCR account, you can use our referral link ( https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/Register/126795/ ), with which you can get extra $2.5 (and we can get bonus too. Our email is: canadianrewards@gmail.com). We appreciate you using our links where possible.

RBC: Convert your RBC Rewards points to BA Avios and Get 40% bonus points

Deal Link: https://www.rbcrewards.com/convert-points.html
Expiry: Jul 15, 2015

RBC Avion Credit Card holders can earn 50% bonus points when they convert their RBC Rewards points into BA Avios before July 15, 2015. This is a good chance to transfer your RBC points to BA Avios. BA Avios is famous for  short/medium haul within North America. AmEx MR used to have similar offer before, but not any more.

Monday, June 1, 2015

SPG: Earn 1000 bonus points with every weekend stay

Deal Link: https://www.spgpromos.com/makeitcount/?EM=VTY_SPG_MAKEITCOUNT_PROMOTION
Expiry: Aug 15, 2015

SPG has released a promotion called Make it Count. With this promotion, you can earn 1,000 bonus SPG points when your eligible stay of two nights or more includes a weekend night. Registration is needed by August 15, 2015. You can see the details from SPG website.