Friday, July 31, 2015

United MileagePlus: Convert hotel points into UA Miles and earn 25% bonus


Deal Link: https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/reg/PTM2015/index.html
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

United MileagePlus is now offering a similar promotion as the Aeroplan conversion promotion. When you exchange your hotel loyalty program points into United MileagePlus award miles, you can get a 25% bonus on all conversions of 5,000 miles or more - up to 20,000 miles. This offer ends August 31, 2015. Online registration is needed. The partner hotel programs are listed below:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AA: Earn up to 27,500 bonus miles when you buy or gift miles

Deal Link: https://buymiles.aa.com/en/buygift?c=SOLO_EML_EN,US_BUY
Expiry: Aug 5, 2015

You can earn up to 27,500 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles when you buy or gift miles before Aug 5, 2015. Note: Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Staples.ca: $20 off when you use Visa Checkout

Expiry: Aug 18, 2015

Another promotion from Visa Checkout. This one is for Canadian residents only. From now through Aug 18, 2015, you can get $20 off when you spend $70 or more at Staples.ca using Visa Checkout. The discount will be automatically applied upon checkout.

Note: this promotion is not valid on any Bose products, downloadable software, services, business service provider or custom-printing service provider Web sites, gift cards, dining/activities/getaway packages, phone cards, postage stamps, purchases for Canada Post postage or prior purchases. Limit one discount per person. No cash/credit back. May not be combined with any other coupon, discount or offer.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WestJet: 2-day seat sale

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/deals/seat-sale.shtml
Expiry: Jul 29, 2015

Two-day seat sale on WestJet flights to destinations in Canada, US, Mexico and the Carribbean. You need to book by July 29, 2015, and travel from September 9 to December 10, 2015 (blackout dates: Oct 8 - 13). Please see more details from WestJet website. And as always, this offer is limited and subject to availability. You need to act fast.

Aurora Rewards: Get 2X points if you book and travel before Sep 30

Deal Link: https://aurorarewards.com/offerdetail.php?ofofferid=99
Expiry: Sept 30, 2015

Canadian North is offering 2X Aurora Rewards points if you book with Canadian North and travel by September 30, 2015. And, you'll also earn Aeroplan Miles when you book with Canadian North in addition to Aurora Rewards points.  You need to ensure your Aeroplan number has been added to your Aurora Rewards account.

Aeroplan: 2nd conversion promotion in 2015

Deal Link: https://www3.aeroplan.com/promotions/promotion_details.do?promotion=SummerConversion&currentLanguage=en&icid=ban1003952
Expiry: Aug 25, 2015

Aeroplan announced a promotion for people converting partner loyalty program points (hotel, car rental, and points.com) to Aeroplan for bonus. Last time we saw this type of promotion is in Apr 2015. So, Aeroplan may have another similar offer at end of 2015.

For this time, maximum 40,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles can be earned per Aeroplan Member before Aug 25. For example, if you have 120,000 SPG points, you can convert them into 190,000 Aeroplan miles. Unfortunately, AmEx MR points and CIBC Aventura points are still not eligible for this promotion.

You can convert your points into Aeroplan with many different partners. Aeroplan will combine all the miles you have received so that you can earn the most bonus Aeroplan Miles possible. Hope you enjoy this Aeroplan promotion.

Monday, July 27, 2015

BestBuy: $10 with any Reserve and Pick-up order (>$100)

Deal Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/reserveandpickup.aspx
Expiry: Jul 28, 2015

When you reserve and pick-up BestBuy.ca online order placed on July 27 to July 28 (order value > $100), you can get a $10 BestBuy savings certificate. Limit 1 certificate per customer.  This savings certificate will be emailed to you within 10 business days. So, you can use it for next purchase.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Alaska Air: Get up to 35% bonus miles when you buy or share miles

Deal Link: http://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/buy-gift-transfer.aspx#
Expiry: Aug 9, 2015

Until Aug 9, you can get up to 35% bonus Alaska Miles when you buy miles for yourself or share miles with someone else:
  • 10,000 – 19,000 miles: 20% bonus
  • 20,000 – 39,000 miles: 30% bonus
  • 40,000 miles: 35% bonus
You need to input your Mileage Plan Number online to check if you are qualified for this offer.

Friday, July 24, 2015

TD First Class Travel Visa: Get travel value of up to $325


Deal Link: http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/credit-cards/view-all-cards/td-first-class-visa-infinite-affiliate-perkopolis.jsp?SourceCode=mBagl
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

With the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card, you'll receive a Welcome Bonus of 20,000 TD Points ($100 value). If you spend $1000 on your card within the first 90 days, you can get an additional 45,000 TD Points, ($225 value). So, totally you can get travel value of up to $325. This is the highest welcome bonus I have ever seen for this credit card. Although the TD Points will be devalued after Aug 16, this is still a pretty good offer (especially if you have the TD All-inclusive account).

Note: You must apply by August 31, 2015 to be eligible for this offer.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ZenBanx: Exchange CAD for USD, dollar for dollar (up to $250)

Deal Link: http://zenbanx.ca/par/
Expiry: Aug 3, 2015 ONLY

ZenBanx is backed by DUCA credit union and insured by DICO. 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 Aug 3, ZenBanx customers can exchange CAD for USD at par with no transaction fees for a single transaction up to $250. Under current 1 USD=1.3 CAD rate, if means ZenBanx give you $75 CAD for free. ZenBanx did this before on Jul 1, and may continue do this in the future.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Costco: Earn 650 Aeroplan Miles when you spend $100 on Kirkland Products at Costco

Deal Link: http://www.costco.ca/aeroplan-kirkland-signature-offers.html
Expiry: Aug 18, 2015

You can earn 650 Aeroplan Miles on select Kirkland Signature grocery products at Costco (Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada only) before Aug 18, 2015. This offer is targeted. So please check your email for this offer. You can see those Kirkland grocery products from this link above.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Air Miles: Receive 25 Bonus Miles every time you use your Cash Miles at Shell

Expiry: Aug 9, 2015

Until August 9, when you redeem 95 Miles from your AIR MILES Cash balance for $10 off any purchase at Shell (excluding tobacco products), you can receive 25 AIR MILES Bonus Miles. It equals 26.3% less Air Miles on redemption. No coupon required.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

WalletSavvy: Free gift card on Scotiabank credit card application


Deal Link: https://www.walletsavvy.com/credit-cards/type/promotions
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

Until Aug 31, 2015, WalletSavvy.com is offering gift card (up to $50) on some Scotiabank credit cards. You can choose the gift card type that you want from Amazon.ca, Starbucks and Winners. Please go to their website to see the details.

Even if you do not apply for the credit card through WalletSavvy.com, you still get a chance to win an iPad mini 2 with 16 GB of memory from WalletSavvy (fill the form and like them on facebook): https://www.walletsavvy.com/chance-to-win-an-ipad-mini

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Recent Tangerine Bank Promotions (up to $195 bonus)

Deal Link: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/referafriend/index.html
Expiry: Aug 31, 2015

Tangerine Bank is one of my favorite Canadian Banks (almost free services with good interest rates). Here are some recent Tangerine promotions:
  1. Until Aug 31, 2015, you will earn $50 when you open any type of Tangerine Bank Account with a minimum deposit of $100, using a friend’s Orange Key (your friend will get bonus too). As you may know, Tangerine Bank is a subsidiary of Scotiabank, and you can use Scotiabank ABM for free. 
  2. You can get up to $120 in $10 on every Friday when you switch over your payroll direct deposits to a Tangerine Chequing Account by July 31, 2015. Tangerine provides an online switch tool which makes this switch pretty simple. Deal Link: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-page/payday/index.html?treatmentCode=1e15.5b.ffffffffdcb044f7.ffffffffe82ffbb7
  3. As a new Tangerine client, you can earn double interest at 2.1% for six months on all deposits made to your first Tangerine Savings Account, Tax-Free Savings Account, or RSP Savings Account starting the day you open the Account (that’s double your normal interest rate of 1.05%).
  4. If you’re at or nearing retirement, you can interest at 3.0% for six months when you become a new Tangerine Client and open your first RIF Savings Account.
  5. You can get $25 bonus when you set up an Automatic Savings Program (ASP) of $100 or more per month in your Tangerine Savings Account by July 31, 2015 (Note: Need to keep your ASP for full 6 continuous months). At the same time, you can enjoy this 2.1% rate for 6 months.
Last but not least: If you cannot find a Orange Key from your friends, you can use our Orange Key: 33499421S1 Thanks.

Friday, July 17, 2015

SPG: Earn $50 with 3 stays

Deal Link: http://www.spgpromos.com/mastercardfifty/
Expiry: Nov 30, 2015

A good promotion from SPG. If you stay three or more times at Four Points, Aloft or Element hotels, you can earn a $50 prepaid MasterCard before Nov 30, 2015. Online registration is needed. This is a really good offer if you have travel plan before December.

AmEx: 10000 extra welcome bonus for 2 AeroplanPlus cards

Expiry: Oct 31, 2015

American Express is offering extra welcome bonus for two of their AeroplanPlus cards by 10,000 miles! Before October 31, NEW American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Cardmembers, will earn 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (51,000 miles by a referral link), and new American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Cardmembers will earn 60,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (But, I don't think this card is worth the $899 annual fee)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Petro-Points: Get 1,000 Petro-Points for logging into their travel website

Deal Link: https://itravel2000-petropoints.com
Expiry: Jul 24, 2015

Petro-Points and iTravel2000 now have a new Petro-Points members only travel website: itravel2000-petropoints.com. As a Petro-Points member, you can get exclusive discounts on flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises and car rentals etc. You can earn 10 Petro-Points for every $1 spend on travel purchases, and then redeem those points for those purchase (10,000 Petro-Points = $10; so 10 points = 1 cent). Before Jul 24, you can get 1000 Petro-Points just for logging into this website. This offer is for first 100,000 Petro-Points members. If you are not a Petro-Points member now, you can register online and get an extra 2,500 Petro-Points.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Aeroplan: Earn 2X miles at Home Hardware


Expiry: Jul 18, 2015

Before Jul 18, when you shop in‑store or online at Home Hardware, you'll earn 2X Aeroplan miles on your purchase. It is a good time to start your building project.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UA: Save on the miles when you buy UA miles online

Deal Link: https://buymiles.mileageplus.com/united/index_en.html
Expiry: Jul 20, 2015

Before Jul 20, you can save on the miles you need to book your trip when you buy UA miles online. This offer is different to different UA members. The offer I got is up to 30% off:
  • Buy 5,000–15,000 miles, save 15%
  • Buy 16,000–40,000 miles, save 20%
  • Buy 41,000-150,000 miles, save 30%
Some one got 40% off. You can log in and check how much you can get.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shoppers Optimum: Spend your points event

Deal Link: https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/optimum-new/offers-new/redemption-event
Expiry: Jul 12, 2015

Shoppers Drug Mart's "Spend Your Points Event" is back again. Normally, you can redeem 50,000 Shoppers Optimum points for $85 and redeem 95,000 Shoppers Optimum points for $170. But on Jul 11 & Jul 12, you can get an extra $15/$30 worth of free stuff when you spend your Shoppers Optimum points.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Carlson: Earn 2000 bonus points per night

Deal Link: https://www.clubcarlson.com/secure/offers/9535195
Expiry: Sep 27, 2015

Club Carlson is providing a summer promotion called "Get Online and Get Going". You can earn 2,000 bonus Gold Points per night during Eligible Stays at any Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide before Sep 27, 2015.

Note: Online registration is needed. And you need make your reservations on a Carlson Rezidor website or Smartphone App.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lowe's: $25 discount when you spend $100 or more using Visa Checkout


Deal Link: http://www.lowes.ca/articles/visa-checkout_a2595.html
Expiry: Jul 22, 2015

Another promotion for Visa checkout. This time, it is from Lowe's. You can get $25 discount if you use Visa Checkout as a payment method on lowes.ca for purchases $100 or more before Jul 22, 2015. BTW, you can get extra $10 discount with the Scratch & Save $10 by Jul 15, 2015. So, you can get total $35 discount on lowes.ca before Jul 15.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Amazon.ca: Prime day sales on Jul 15

Expiry: Jul 15, 2015 ONLY

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event of Amazon on July 15, 2015. Amazon says that you will find more deals (including electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more) than Black Friday. This promotion is for Amazon Prime Members only. If you are not a Prime member, you can try Prime free (30-day trial) and get access to deals on July 15. If you don't want to be a Prime member after 30-day trial, don't forget to cancel it after Jul 15, or Amazon would charge you.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Esso: Save 2 cents/L during the Toronto 2015 Games


Deal Link: http://www.esso.ca/pan-am-games-toronto
Expiry: Jul 26, 2015

To celebrate the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, Esso Extra/Aeroplan members can save 2¢/L on any grade of fuel from Jul 10 to Jul 26, 2015 (Note: this discount is available in-store only). And Esso Extra/Aeroplan can earn 2X points/miles at Esso stations from Aug 7-15.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tangerine: Get 3% interest on new deposits in Savings account (Targeted)


Deal Link: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-page/summersavingsale/index.html
Expiry: Sep 30, 2015

As a Tangerine client, your NEW Savings Account deposits from July 2 to Sept 30, 2015 will qualify to earn 3% interest until November 30, 2015. Note: this offer is targeted only to certain Tangerine clients who:
  1. receive the Offer via email directly (check your email box)
  2. receive a notification that they are eligible to participate in the Offer when they log in to their Account (go online Tangerine bank => click "Saving Account" => click "Account info" => check "Special Offer")
I was told that totally 480,000 Tangerine clients were selected for this offer. Hope you are one of them.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

TELUS: Get 5,000 SCENE points when you activate or renew a 2-year plan

Deal Link: http://www.telus.com/en/nb/deals/scene/index.jsp?&offerKey=scene/index.jsp&CMP=SOC_SCENE_Jul1toJul31_Twitter_SCENE&INTCMP=VAN_scene
Expiry: Aug 2, 2015

You can earn 5,000 SCENE points (5 free Cineplex movies = $60), when you activate or renew a TELUS smartphone on a 2-year Your Choice plan before August 2, 2015.

Note: this offer is only available in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Not available on Prepaid, Business or Corporate accounts.

RateSupermarket.ca: Earn up to $100 on credit card application

Deal Link: https://www.ratesupermarket.ca/deals/
Expiry: Jul 31, 2015

To celebrate its 7th birthday, RateSupermarket.ca is offering free gift cards on credit cards. You can:
  • Earn 50,000 PC points from PC Financial MasterCard ($50)
  • Earn $100 gift card from TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite (with the welcome bonus of 20,000 TD points)
  • Earn $100 gift card from MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard (with 0% balance transfer rate for the first 12 months) 
You can choose your $100 Gift Card from Amazon.ca, Starbucks, BestBuy and Ultimate Dining. BTW, besides these previous 3 cards, you can also get $75-$100 gift card when you get approval on Scotia Momentum no-fee/Infinite Visa credit cards through RateSupermarket.ca.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Scotiabank Gold AmEx: Earn 20,000 welcome bonus points

Deal Link: http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,4657,00.html
Expiry: Oct 31, 2015

Scotiabank is offering 20,000 bonus points when you open a new Gold AmEx card by Oct 31, 2015. The normal welcome bonus is only 15,000 points. With this card, you can get 4 Scotia Rewards points for every $1 you spend at eligible gas stations, grocery stores, on dining and entertainment (4% return for travel redemption). The 20,000 bonus points are awarded when you use your new Scotiabank Gold AmEx Card for at least $500 in the first 3 months.

This is not the best offer for this card, because you still need to pay the 1st year annual fee $99. We used to see promotion for this card with 20,000 welcome bonus and FYF. Anyway, 5000 extra points is still better than nothing.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

SHOP.CA: Earn 15X Aeroplan Miles

Deal Link: www.shop.ca
Expiry: Jul 5, 2015

Founded in 2011, SHOP.CA allows approved partners to list and sell products on their website for customers to purchase. To celebrate the Canada Day, SHOP.CA is offering 15X Aeroplan miles on all your purchases from Jul 1 to Jul 5.

If you don't have a SHOP.CA account, you can use our referral link ( http://www.shop.ca?plcktb=ZwV3XG8CYQ2 ) to register (we can get some bonus). We appreciate you using our links where possible.

Earn 20% bonus when you transfer SPG points into AA miles


Deal Link: https://www.aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.do?fN=aad-starwood-bonus-offer.xml
Expiry: Aug 7, 2015

American Airlines is offering a 20% bonus when you transfer from SPG points to AAdvantage miles. This bonus is on top of the 5,000 bonus SPG gives on a 20,000 point transfer.

For example:
  • 20,000 SPG points = 20,000 AAdvantage miles
  • 5,000 Standard SPG bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
  • AAdvantage 20% mileage bonus = 5,000 AAdvantage miles
So, you can convert 20,000 SPG into 30,000 AAdvantage miles.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bad news for AmEx (Canada) card welcome bonus


It seems that AmEx (Canada) is following AmEx (US) on the credit card welcome bonus policy. From the new terms, only new AmEx card members can receive the welcome bonus. For current or former AmEx card members, they will not be eligible for the welcome bonus. This change is same for all the AmEx personal cards. Up to now, there are no limitations on AmEx business cards. This is a really bad news for people who like to churn AmEx cards, including myself. :(

Hotwire: Save up to 60% on hotel bookings

Link: www.hotwire.com
Expiry: Jul 6, 2015

Hotwire is a discount online travel agency that offers low prices on airfare, hotel, rental cars, and vacation packages by selling off unsold travel inventory at discounted prices. You can save up to 60% or more on hotel bookings before Jul 6, 2015. This is the summer sale from hotwire.com. Availability is limited and all bookings are final.