Monday, February 29, 2016

WestJet: 20 bonus WestJet dollars (Today ONLY)

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/deals/seat-sale.shtml?i_cid=wj:wj-hp:hero-rotator1:ss-wj:20-birthday-sale-else
Expiry: Feb 29, 2016 (ONLY)

WestJet just turned 20, and you can get 20 WestJet dollars when you book their flights. Online registration is required.

Register and Book by: February 29, 2016 (11:59 p.m. MT)
Travel from: April 1 - June 28, 2016

Note: Purchase at least 10 days prior to departure date for Canadian destinations. Purchase at least 7 days prior to departure date for U.S. destinations.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

American Express Membership Rewards Fixed Price Redemptions

Deal Link: https://travel.americanexpress.ca/service/static_page.cfm?page=FixedPoints
Expiry: May 31, 2016

With a choice of over 50 routes, the Fixed Points Redemption Option makes it easy to see where your Membership Rewards points can take you. Between February 16, 2016 and May 31, 2016, you can book from over 50 eligible round-trip economy class routes at fixed points amounts, regardless of when you travel.

The fixed points amount covers the base ticket price of your flight, which excludes taxes, fees, carrier surcharges, and any amount above the maximum base ticket price listed below.





From the table, it shows that the MR value per point is above 1.5 cents. I should say that this fixed price redemptions make the MR the most flexible point program in the Canada. You should keep the MR in your AmEx account before you making any travel decisions. 

You can redeem the MR as follows:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

National Bank World Elite MasterCard: welcome bonus up to $450

Deal Link: https://www.nbc.ca/en/personal/credit-cards/mastercard-credit-cards/promotions-and-news.html#travel
Expiry: Jul 15, 2016

If you apply for National Bank World Elite MasterCard before Jul 15, and activate it before Aug 15, you can get up to 30000 points (travel value $300) and First Year Free ($150 value).

The 30,000 points will be awarded as follows: 20,000 points will be awarded on activation of the card and the remaining 10,000 points will be awarded one year after the card is issued on the account anniversary date.

This offer is open to anyone who does not currently have a National Bank MasterCard credit card. They may not be combined with any other offer or promotion from National Bank.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shop beautyBOUTIQUE.ca with PC Financial MasterCard and earn 20,000 PC points

Expiry: Feb 28, 2016

From February 23, 2016 - February 28th, 2016, you can earn 20,000 bonus PC points when you shop with your PC Financial MasterCard for luxury beauty products online with a minimum purchase of $100 (before taxes) at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Here's how it works:
1) Visit beautyBOUTIQUE.ca and shop top luxury beauty brands until February 28, 2016
2) Use your PC Financial MasterCard to make your purchase (minimum $100)
3) Bask in the beauty of 20,000 PC points!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

2016 SPG Category Changes

Deal Link: http://spgpromos.com/2016categorychange/

Starwood Preferred Guest has announced its 2016 hotel category changes, which will take effect on March 1, 2016. If your favorite hotel or resort is moving up, there’s still time to book at the current redemption rate before the 2016 Category changes go into effect.

Overall, there are:
  • 282 hotels changing categories
  • 168 hotels are going up at least one category
  • 114 hotels are going down at least one category

The good news for Canadian residents is that only 1 Canadian hotel is actually increasing its category, while 13 Canadian hotels are decreasing their category. You can find the full hotel list from the link above.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

AA: Get Complimentary AAdvantage Gold Status (Targeted)

Deal Link: https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/3409_02092016/
Expiry: Feb 25, 2016

Online registration is needed. You can get complimentary American Airlines AAdvantage Gold status through June 17th. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to extend your status longer.

Register by February 25, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. When you fly 7,000 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) between March 7, 2016 and June 17, 2016 on select airlines, you'll extend your status through January 31, 2018.

Be sure to select "Points & Miles" as your preferred earning style option, as well as American Airlines as your Preferred Travel Partner in your HHonors Account Preferences.

Note: Just confirmed that this offer is Targeted. Please check your HHonors email for this offer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Alaska Mileage: Buy miles and earn up to 40% more

Expiry: Mar 31, 2016

From now through March 31, 2016, buy Alaska Mileage Plan miles and earn a bonus of up to 40% more miles. The rules are as follows:

Therefore, you can buy 84000 (=60000+24000) miles with $1773.75 USD (if you live in US), which is not a bad deal.

Note: Miles are purchased from Points.com for a cost of $27.50 per 1,000 miles, plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax, and GST/HST for Canadian residents. Miles are non-refundable and do not count toward MVP and MVP/Gold status.

From my point of view, Alaska miles is one of the best miles program for now. I like it very much. If you are interested in it, you should also apply a MBNA Alaska World Elite MasterCard through GCR (annual fee $75 with 25000 welcome miles).

Monday, February 15, 2016

Rogers Platinum MasterCard: $100 welcome bonus

Expiry: Feb 29, 2016

Before Feb 29, if you apply for the Rogers Platinum MasterCard in the Rogers Store, you can get $100 welcome bonus (the best offer for this card so far). This is exclusive in-store offer. If you apply online, you can only get $35 welcome bonus.

Rogers Platinum MasterCard:
  • Annual fee $29, waived for the 1st year 
  • You will never have to pay an annual fee as long as your Rogers bill is set up as a pre-authorized payment
  • Earn 1.75% cash back on all your purchases everywhere MasterCard is accepted (including Costco)
  • No foreign transaction fees 
  • No insurances...
Therefore, if you are using Rogers/Fido/chatr services, this is a great credit card for you (no annual fee, 1.75% return, no foreign transaction fee) + $100 welcome bonus. It is better than the Chase Amazon Visa if you travel outside of Canada.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Aeroplan: Earn double miles on Vancouver and Brisbane route

Expiry: Apr 30, 2016

Starting this June, Air Canada will be offering direct flights between Vancouver and Brisbane, Australia. To celebrate this route, if you book and fly a round-trip (or 2 one-way segments) on this new non-stop route, you can earn Double Aeroplan Miles.

Simply register and book by Apr 30 for travel between Jun 1 and Dec 31. Online registration is needed.

In order to qualify as a new booking, the booking must have been created for the first time with a new booking reference number during the eligible booking period of the promotion. Any booking made prior to the start of the promotion that is subsequently changed to include travel dates within the qualifying travel period will not be considered a new booking that is eligible for the promotion.

To qualify for the Double Aeroplan Miles, you must have a roundtrip or 2 one-way segments travelled in the following eligible fare options (booking classes): Tango (W,G,S,T,L,A,K); Flex (M,U,H,Q,V); Latitude (Y,B);Premium Economy (O,E,N); International Business Class Lowest (C,D,Z,P) and International Business Class Flexible (J).

Friday, February 12, 2016

Shoppers Drug Mart: Spend Your Points (Beauty Event)


Deal Link: https://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/optimum-new/offers-new/cosmetics-redemption
Expiry: Feb 14, 2016

Shoppers Drug Mart's "Spend Your Points Event" is back again. But this time is for cosmetic, skin care and fragrance purchases ONLY (not for all products):
  • Spend 50,000 Shoppers Optimum Points and get up to $100 off your cosmetic, skin care and fragrance purchases – that’s an EXTRA $15 off! 
  • OR, spend 95,000 points and get up to $200 off your beauty purchase – that’s an EXTRA $30 off!

Westminster Savings: Open a new account and earn up to $200 (BC Only)

Deal Link: http://www.westminstersavings.com/Join/index.html?utm_source=wscu&utm_medium=HPSB&utm_campaign=JOIN012016

Westminster Savings Credit Union is dedicated to providing full financial services to the residents of Metro Vancouver. You can earn up to $200 with a new account:
  • Open a new account and deposit $100 and get $100 welcome bonus deposited to your new account!
  • Open an account set up with payroll deposit and get a $200 welcome bonus deposited to your new account!
  •  Enjoy a six month free premium account with either of the options above (promotional code WSDG1).

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AmEx Travel: Save up to 40% off select hotels

Deal Link: https://travel.americanexpress.ca/service/static_page.cfm?page=ATOhotelsale&intlink=hpcarousel_newyear_generic
Expiry: Feb 29, 2016

You can save up to 40% off select hotels worldwide, if you book through AmEx Travel by Feb 29, 2016. Full prepayment is required on an American Express Card and/or Membership Rewards points at the time of booking. Valid for online bookings only.

Note: Rates are inclusive of applicable taxes and exclude additional hotel purchases. Subject to availability. All hotel offers and rates are subject to change and can be withdrawn at anytime. Discounts, minimum stays and stay dates vary by property.

Carlson Hotels: Save 25% on sun-filled getaways

Expiry: Feb 12, 2016

Beat the winter blues with Carlson Rezidor and save 25% on sun-filled getaways now through February 29. But hurry, book between February 10 -12 to save at participating Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels.

The Three Day Sale is available for new reservations made between February 10, 2016 and 11:59 PM (CT) February 12, 2016 for Eligible Stays at select Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the Americas, Caribbean, South America and Canada.

Guest who books and completes an Eligible Stay will receive 25% off the Best Available Rate on standard rooms for each night of the Eligible Stay. Excludes taxes and other incidental charges (such as resort fees, room service and room entertainment).

Rates for each night may vary and extra person charges may apply if exceeding double occupancy. Promotion is not valid for existing reservations and may not be used in conjunction with any other package, promotion, group or convention rate, or any other discounted rate.

Participating Properties are subject to change without notice. Promotion is subject to availability and the number of rooms available may be limited and will vary by Participating Property. Blackout dates may apply.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Best Western: Get $25 when you stay 2 separate times


Deal Link: http://www.bestwestern.com/rewards/offers/seasonal.asp?season=spring&ptype=base
Expiry: May 8, 2016

You can get a $25 USD Best Western Travel Card for every 2 separate stays at Best Western branded hotels between February 8 and May 8, 2016. Online registration is required.

For more details, you can check this link:
http://www.bestwestern.com/rewards/offers/spring16-base.pdf

Monday, February 8, 2016

Air Canada: 10% off Flights to Asia


Deal Link: http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/air/cny/cny.html?icid=fl|achome|cny|caen|160208|txt#PEK-NTP
Expiry: Feb 13, 2016

Today is the first day of Lunar year of Monkey. To celebrate it, you can get 10% off flights to Asia for travel between March 1 and June 15 2016. Book with the promotion code by February 13, 2016.

Promotion code: 10MONKEY16

Maximum 9 passengers per booking. Valid on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. Codeshare flights are not eligible.

This exceptional offer applies only to the following routes:
  • Canada - Hong Kong
  • Canada - Beijing
  • Canada - Shanghai
  • Canada - Tokyo-Narita
  • Canada - Tokyo-Haneda
  • Canada - Osaka
  • Canada - Seoul

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WestJet: Fast Track to Silver

Deal Link: http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewards/fast-track-to-silver.shtml
Expiry: Apr 3, 2016

You can achieve WestJet Silver Elite Status with a minimum $700 qualifying flight spend on flights flown (or minimum 5 WestJet flights flown) before Apr 3, 2016. Online registration is required. Normally, you need to spend $4000-$6000 in a year to get WestJet Silver status.

With WestJet Silver Elite Status, you can get:
  • First checked bag free 
  • Four airport lounge vouchers 
  • Four advance seat selection vouchers
This is not difficult as long as you have 2 round trips planned before Apr 3, 2016.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

RBC: Get 25% more when you convert RBC Rewards points to WestJet Dollars

Deal Link: https://www.rbcrewards.com/convert-points.html
Expiry: Mar 13, 2016

When you convert your RBC Rewards points between February 1, 2016 and March 13, 2016, you can receive 25% more WestJet dollars. This is probably the best bonus offer for transferring RBC Rewards to WestJet Dollars.

Hilton: Buy HHonors points and get 80% more


Expiry: Feb 8, 2016

You can get 80% more points if you buy Hilton HHonors points before Feb 8, 2016. Normally, you can buy 1000 points with $10 USD, and now you can get 1800 points with $10 USD (Canadian residents need to pay GST/HST). This is a good offer, if you need some points for rewards nights redemption. You can find this offer when you log into your online HHonors account.