Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pay your bills online using Canadian Tire Options MasterCard

Deal Link: ctfs.com/billpayments

In case you have not known it, you actually can pay your bills online using Canadian Tire Options MasterCard and still be able to earn Canadian Tire Money on the card just like a purchase. You can use CT credit card to pay bills that normally refuse credit card, like property tax, water/power bill, university tuition and more! You don't need to pay any fees for that, and you can get around 0.8% Canadian Tire Money back from the payments (vs. 0% with other types of payments).
Note: As Canadian Tire mentioned, they have a long list of payees to select, but it may not include the one you are looking for.

Fido Mobile Internet Flex Data Starting at $15 for 3GB

Deal Link: http://www.fido.ca/consumer/tablets
Expiry: Sep 30, 2016

You can get Fido Mobile Internet Flex Data Starting at $15 for 3GB instead of 1GB before Sep 30, 2016. You can get it from Fido Store or by calling Fido support anywhere in Canada. This offer is valid for new activation / plan change / BYOD. This is Internet plan only ( no Voice / text included).

A few of my friends already got this plan, and I am actually calling Fido right now...

BTW, if you want to apply a new Fido account, we can provide a referral code. You must provide the referral code to the Fido representative before the line activation process starts (or during the activation flow if activating service online). Then you must keep your services active for a minimal period of 90 days, at which time Fido will provide a $25 credit to your account (we will also get $25 credit from Fido).

Please email us your first and last name (has to be the exact name you use when you sign up) as well as your email address. Our email is: canadianrewards@gmail.com  We appreciate you using our referral code where possible. Thanks.

Monday, August 29, 2016

PayPal: Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000

Deal Link: https://www.paypal-promo.com/send-money/en/
Expiry: Oct 21, 2016

Pay your friends back with PayPal by October 21st for the chance to win $10,000 every time you transfer. PayPal is also giving away five weekly prizes of $1,000.

Here’s how it works:
  1. Log in to enter.
  2. Send money by October 21st from anywhere.
  3. Send money again! The more times you send, the better your chances to win.
Note: There are no PayPal fees when you send money to friends within Canada using your linked bank account or PayPal balance.

BMO is giving away $200 to one customer in each branch

Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

BMO is giving away $200 to one customer in each branch. Until Aug 31, you will automatically get one entry into the contest each time you use your BMO chequing account to do any of the following transaction:
  • Direct deposit into your BMO chequing account
  • Pre-authorized payment, such as a recurring bill payment
  • Transfer funds to another BMO account
  • Send an Interac e-Transfer
  • Make a purchase using your debit card
So, the more banking with BMO, the higher chance for you to be one of the lucky winners.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Plastiq: 1.75% Fee on Rent or Mortgage Payments (MasterCard Only)

Deal Link: https://www.plastiq.com/blog/2016/08/promotion-get-1-75-when-you-pay-rent-or-mortgage/
Expiry: Sep 30, 2016

Plastiq is a third-party service provider that offers additional payment methods, including credit cards. You can link your credit card to your Plastiq account and get credit card rewards through Plastiq payment. Normally, Plastiq charges a fee of 1.99-2.5% for this service.

Now, Plastiq is offering a promotion. When you schedule at least 6 rent or mortgage payments with your MasterCard by Sep 30, you will get a locked 1.75% fee rate on those payments. All you need to do is to follow these four steps, then you can pay your rent or mortgage just the way you want – with your card:
  1. Schedule 6 or more payments, as far into the future as you’d like.
  2. Make sure those payments are for rent or mortgage.
  3. Use your MasterCard.
  4. Do it before September 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PT.
If you're earning 2% or more on your MasterCard, you can get rewards for payments you're making anyway with this promotion. It can also help you meeting minimum spending limit for a welcome bonus for certain cards.

BTW, Plastiq also has a referral program. Here's how it works:
  • After you register with Plastiq, you will get your own referral link. Share your referral link with friends via email, social networks, and anywhere else you can think of.
  • Get rewarded in return for every person who registers with Plastiq via your referral link and makes a payment of at least $20.
  •  For each awesome referral, you will be able to send $400 through Plastiq without any fees ("Fee-Free Dollars). And that person will get 200 FFDs.
Last but not least, our Plastiq referral link is as follows. Please use it if you want to register with Plastiq. Thanks.: https://try.plastiq.com/215391

Foodland: Get 200 Air Miles when you spend $150 on gift card (Ontario Only)

Expiry: Sep 1, 2016

You can get 200 Air Miles rewards miles when you spend $150 on a Foodland Gift card between Aug 26 and Sep 1, 2016. It is almost like FREE 200 Air Miles (value > $20).

Note: purchase must occur in a single transaction and Air Miles Card scanned as part of the transaction. Limit of 5 bonus offers per Collector account.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Choice Hotels: Earn a free night with 2 stays

Deal Link: https://www.choicehotels.com/deals/free-night
Expiry: Nov 11, 2016

Choice Hotels members must book trips via ChoiceHotels.com, the Choice Hotels mobile app, or 800.4CHOICE at qualifying rates. Choice Privileges member number must be provided upon check-in. After a second qualifying trip with arrival between 09/01/16 and 11/11/16, members will be awarded a minimum of 5,000 and a maximum of 8,000 bonus points, depending on the number of base points earned from the two (2) separate qualifying trips. These bonus points will allow redemption for a free night at the 8,000 reward night level at over 1,500 hotels. Free night is based on an 8,000 point Choice Privileges reward night level.

Note: Online registration is required.  To be eligible to earn the bonus, members must set their earning preference to Choice Privileges points in their online account. Any change made to earning preference will remain in effect after the promotion has ended. This offer is for residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SPG Open More Game

Deal Link: https://www.spgpromos.com/moreforyou/comingsoon/
Expiry: Sep 12, 2016

Play the SPG Open More game for your chance to instantly win 1,000, 5,000 or 10,000 Starpoints or 1 Free Night Award. Plus, you’ll be entered to win the grand prize: 5 Free Night Awards and 50,000 Starpoints. You can try this once daily until Sep 12, 2016.

Monday, August 22, 2016

UGO Wallet: Get a $20/$30 Ultimate Dining Card (Expired)

Expiry: Aug 25, 2016

For a limited time, if you follow the steps below and start to use UGO Wallet, you can get an Ultimate Dining Card:
  1. Download the UGO Wallet App
  2. Then, choose one of the offers below by August 25, 2016
Note: While supplies last. Offer available to new UGO Wallet customers only, and customers can qualify for only one $20 Ultimate Dining Card or one $30 Ultimate Dining Card.

Desjardins: 2.25% Rate for High Interest S@vings Account (Quebec & Ontario)

Deal Link: https://www.desjardins.com/ca/landing-page/promotional-rate-high-interest/index.jsp
Expiry: Nov 15, 2016

You can receive 2.25% interest rate on new deposits made to your Desjardins High Interest S@vings Account between Aug 16 and Nov 15, 2016. This rate applies to eligible deposits made during the Bonus Period to the following accounts:
  • Enhanced Investment Account
  • TFSA Savings Account
  • High Interest S@vings Account – Non-registered
  • High Interest S@vings Account – RRSP 
Note: The Bonus is offered by Desjardins to members of a Desjardins caisse in Quebec and Ontario ONLY. Desjardins may modify the terms and conditions, and change or cancel the Bonus at any time.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

NBC World Elite MasterCard Promotion & New Rewards Chart

Deal Link: https://www.nbc.ca/en/personal/credit-cards/mastercard-credit-cards/promotions-and-news.html#promoworldelite
Expiry: Oct 31, 2016

If you apply for National Bank World Elite MasterCard before Oct 31, and activate it before Nov 30, you can get up to 30000 points welcome bonus (travel value $300).

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.

There is one thing you need to know: Changes have been made to the National Bank rewards program. These changes, which primarily affect the point redemption grid, will come into effect on November 1, 2016. The new rewards chart is as follows:
You can also find this information on NBC website:

Basically, the point value will decrease around 9% after Nov 1. From my point of view, even with this new rewards chart, this National Bank WEMC is still a good card considering the "Smart Traveller" refund each year (up to $250).

Friday, August 19, 2016

Earn up to 2,000 SCENE points at Mark’s

Deal Link: https://www.scene.ca/PromoRulesReg.aspx
Expiry: Sep 19, 2016

SCENE members who make a qualifying purchase of any pair of jeans from marks.com or any Mark’s retail location in Canada before Sep 19 will receive a PIN card worth 500 bonus SCENE points. Maximum of four SCENE PIN code redemptions per SCENE member.

Note: PIN codes must be entered online at scene.ca/marks on or before October 3, 2016.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Direct Energy: New Energy Customers Can Earn 15000 Aeroplan Miles (AB Only)

Deal Link: https://www.directenergy.com/lp/simple/msid/5497
Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

Direct Energy is an Aeroplan partner. You'll get 15,000 bonus Aeroplan miles when you enrol in the 2-Year Simple Two Dual Fuel Plan and enjoy the peace of mind of a fixed electricity rate of 5.79¢/kWh and a fixed natural gas price of $3.79/GJ. If you switch to Direct Energy, you'll also get 15,000 bonus Aeroplan miles on top of the benefits of our Simple Two Plan:

Offer valid until 08/31/16. Aeroplan Bonus Miles offer is only available to new energy customers in Alberta. Customer will receive a total of 15,000 Miles. Bonus Miles will be credited to your account within 30 days of active service with Direct Energy.

Credit Karma is headed north!

Deal Link: https://www.creditkarma.ca/

Credit Karma is a free credit and financial management platform for US consumers available on the web and major mobile platforms. Founded in 2007, it provides free weekly updated credit scores and credit reports from national credit bureaus TransUnion and Equifax, alongside daily credit monitoring from TransUnion for US people.

Now, Credit Karma is headed north. Once it launched, we can enjoy free credit score and report from Credit Karma. Sounds pretty good, right?

Note: Credit Karma won't be in Quebec, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or Yukon just yet.

AmEx Essential Credit Card Review

There is a new card from AmEx: AmEx Essential Credit Card. It has no annual fee but also no cash back from purchase. You can enjoy a low 8.99% interest rate on purchases and cash advances. It can also provide Purchase Protection, Extended Warranty and Travel Accident Insurance.

If you choose to transfer your other credit card balances to this American Express card, you can get a even lower rate 1.99% for the first 6 months. Balance Transfer option is only available at time of online application. You can transfer 50% of your assigned credit limit, up to a maximum of $7,500, whichever is less (Subject to approval).

There are some rules on the interest rates.
  • For the first 6 months, the 1.99% rate will increase 8.99% if you have 1 Missed Payment.
  • After the first 6 months, the interest rate will increase to the Standard Rate of 23.99% for the next 12 billing periods if in any 12 month period you have 2 separate Missed Payments.
  • Interest rate will increase to the Basic Rate of 26.99% for the next 12 billing periods if in any 12 month period you have 1 Missed Payment that remains unpaid for 2 or more consecutive billing periods or if you have 3 or more separate Missed Payments.
“Missed Payment” means AmEx did not receive the minimum monthly payment by the date of the next billing statement.

I should say that this is a OK credit card if you want to use the 1.99% special rate in the first 6 months. Overall, this card is not attractive to me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Canadian Tire: Double your cash back (Targeted)

Expiry: Nov 5, 2016

When you use your Canadian Tire Options MasterCard before Nov ​05, ​2016, you can collect 4X e-Canadian Tire 'Money', that's 1.6% cash back, (up to a maximum of $50) on everyday purchases outside of Canadian Tire, Mark's, Sport Chek, PartSource or Canadian Tire gas bars. That's DOUBLE the 2X the e-Canadian Tire 'Money' you usually collect when you pay for things like groceries, dining out, airfare and more with your Canadian Tire Options MasterCard. This offer is targeted (only the people who receive Canadian Tire email can take the benefit).

Canadian Points and Miles Conference (Toronto, Oct 22)

Deal Link: http://www.pointsu.ca/

In case you haven’t heard, Canadian Points and Mile Conference is coming to Toronto on Oct 22, 2016! It is a good opportunity if you want to learn more about how to best maximize your reward points or learn how to travel for cheap.

Please visit the Canadian Points University website for more information and ticket price. BTW, you can also use our promo code "CanadianRewards" and get $40 off the regular price!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Status Match for WestJet Gold

Deal Link: https://www.westjet.com/guest/en/rewards/get-gold.shtml
Expiry: Sep 23, 2016

WestJet status match is back and this time, it’s even easier to experience Gold. To take part:
  1. Send in proof of top tier status in another airline’s frequent flyer program, or travel rewards program, before September 23, 2016. Be sure to include: Your first and last name; Your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID (If you're not already a member you can join now); A photo or scanned copy of your membership card in another airline's frequent flyer program or travel rewards program 【Hotel Rewards Programs / Car Rental Rewards Programs are included】showing your name, top-tier status and valid dates.
  2. Take at least one WestJet flight between now and October 31, 2016 and you’ll get WestJet Gold Status through December 2017.

The WestJet Gold Elite Members can enjoy these flight benefits:
  • Two free checked bags
  • Ten airport lounge passes
  • No fee for same-day flight changes requested at check-in
  • Advance boarding
  • Priority screening (at select airports)
  • Four advance seat selection vouchers
Note: The request to participate with proof of status must be submitted a minimum of 10 days prior to flight date. All required information must be provided or the submission will be deemed to be incomplete. Screenshots showing account information or submissions of any other kind will not be accepted. Once a request to participate has been received, the information will be verified by WestJet within 10 days and, if deemed to be complete, accurate and eligible, the member will be registered as conditionally eligible to receive Gold flight benefits, pending satisfaction of the minimum flight requirement. Gold flight benefits will not be awarded without meeting the flight requirement set out.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Paypal: Get 30% off at Reitmans, Addition Elle and RW&CO

Expiry: Aug 22, 2016

You can get 30% off at Reitmans, Addition Elle and RW&CO, if you use Paypal and enter the code PAYPAL30 during checkout process.

Note: Not applicable to the purchase of gift cards, previously-purchased merchandise. Discount will be applied online after applicable discounts, but before taxes, shipping and handling. Orders submitted without coupon code will be processed without applicable discount. Only one coupon code may be used per order. Coupon has no cash or surrender value. Offer cannot be combined with another offer or coupon promotion. Additional restrictions may apply. Limited time offer.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Air Miles Prize Pool

Deal Link: https://airmilesprizepool.ca/
Expiry: Sept 14, 2016

Air Miles will offer AIR MILES Prize Pool between August 17 and September 14, 2016. This Contest is open only to Canadian resident AIR MILES Collectors who are at least 16 years of age as of August 17, 2016 except employees, representatives and agents of the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective advertising and marketing agencies, contest administrators, judges, and persons domiciled with any of the above.

There are two parts to this Contest as follows:

Part one (1) of the Contest is the AIR MILES Prize Pool for a chance to win one (1) of one-hundred and twenty-nine (129) Prizes and part two (2) of the Contest includes one weekly AIR MILES Multiplier instant play for two (2) entries into the AIR MILES Prize Pool Contest and a chance to win up to a 10x AIR MILES Multiplier Offer that you can use with an AIR MILES Prize Pool Contest Bonus Offer during the Contest Period. These Rules apply to both parts of the Contest, as applicable.

Contest Period: The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. on August 17, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on September 14, 2016. All times refer to Eastern Time ("ET") throughout the Contest.

How to Enter AIR MILES Prize Pool. There are two (2) ways to enter:

a. Contest Bonus Offer coupon
i. You will automatically receive one (1) entry each time you use (and fulfill) an "AIR MILES Prize Pool" Bonus Offer coupon featured online at www.airmiles.ca/prizepool (collectively "Bonus Offers") during the Contest Period. Bonus Offers may also be made available by AIR MILES Partners in print. You will receive one (1) entry per Bonus Offer used regardless of the number of Miles earned. Presentation of the Bonus Offer paper coupon is not required in all cases. You will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Bonus Offers as set out in each individual Bonus Offer.

ii. Use your participating AIR MILES Partner Credit Card (described below) two times or more for any eligible purchase (described below in respect of your AIR MILES Credit Card) during the Contest Period and which is posted to your AIR MILES Partner Credit Card account within six (6) business days after the close of the Contest Period (an "Eligible Purchase"), you will automatically receive two (2) additional entries for each Bonus Offer you have used and fulfilled during the Contest Period. You will receive two (2) additional entries for each Bonus Offer used and fulfilled during the Contest Period, regardless of the number of Eligible Purchases you have made, provided that you have made at least two Eligible Purchases.

Participating AIR MILES Partner Credit Card products are: BMO AIR MILES MasterCard, BMO AIR MILES World MasterCard, BMO AIR MILES World Elite MasterCard, BMO AIR MILES MasterCard for Business, and BMO Gold AIR MILES MasterCard for Business

b. No Purchase Necessary (mail-in entry)

To enter the Contest without a purchase, during the Contest Period you can hand-print your name as printed on your Collector Card, your Collector Number, complete mailing address, email address (if you have one) and telephone number on a plain piece of paper and mail the entry in a postage-paid/stamped envelope to the following address: "AIR MILES Prize Pool Contest", Dept. 3461, BOX 9500 Lakeshore West PO, Oakville, ON, LK 0G4. Each mailed entry must be in a separate postage-paid envelope. Any mailed entry that does not comply with the criteria detailed herein, is opened, mutilated, altered, copied, or in any way illegible will be void. Each mailed entry will be treated as three (3) entries into the Contest. Limit one (1) mail-in entry per day. Mailed entries must be post-marked by September 14, 2016 and received by September 21, 2016.

A random drawing for the Prizes will be held at 10:00 a.m. on October 19, 2016 in Oakville, Ontario from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period, by a judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding.

You can find the offer details and prize details at:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hilton: Get 5X Closer to Your Next Trip

Deal Link: https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/ProcessLanding/ProcessLanding/?lp=5XASIAMILES
Expiry: Dec 31, 2016

From 8 August to 31 December 2016, you can earn 5X Asia Miles for stays at any participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio in Greater China, 4X Asia Miles in the Asia Pacific and 3X Asia Miles elsewhere. This is a great offer, if you have travel plan in Asia Pacific, especially China by end of this year.

In addition, you can get complimentary breakfast and upgrade to a Harbour View room when you stay at Conrad Hong Kong.

You can earn another 2X Asia Miles for round trip flights between Mainland China (excluding Guangzhou) and Hong Kong when you register and fly on Cathay Pacific or Dragonair between now and 8 November 2016.

What’s more, sign up as a new Asia Miles member and earn 500 bonus Asia Miles on your first eligible stay at hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio now until 8 November 2016.

Note: online registration is required.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Save 10% on iTunes Codes

Deal Link: https://www.paypal-gifts.com/en_ca/10-off-itunes.html
Expiry: Aug 11, 2016

From now until August 11, you can save 10% on iTunes Codes valued at $50 and $100, when you buy them from Paypal digital gift store.

Note: Valid only on purchases made in Canada from the Canadian iTunes Store. Use requires an active iTunes account & prior acceptance of license & usage terms. Not redeemable for cash, for resale, for shipments outside of Canada, & no refunds or exchanges (except as required by law). Offer may not be combined with other coupons or discounts.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Promotions for AmEx AeroplanPlus Cards

Deal Link: https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/content/aeroplan-platinum-card/
Expiry: Sep 30, 2016

American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card ($499 annual fee): New American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Cardmembers can earn 50,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan miles after you spend $1,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership.

American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Card ($899 annual fee):  New American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve Cardmembers can earn 60,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan miles after you spend $3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership.

Friday, August 5, 2016

5X the miles per $1 spent via the Aeroplan eStore

Deal Link: https://www4.aeroplan.com/estore/offers.ep?sortBy=date
Expiry: Aug 14, 2016

You can earn 5X Aeroplan miles per $1 spent, when you shop at over 100 online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore before Aug 14, 2016. Please see the website for details.

BestBuy: 20% off $100 or More when you use Visa Checkout

Deal Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/visa-checkout.aspx?icmp=Homepage_BTS_SectionC_VisaCheckout
Expiry: Aug 31, 2016 (or first 30000 discounts)

You can get $20 off your online purchase (BestBuy.ca) of $100 or more when you use Visa Checkout to pay for your order. This promotion runs until August 31, 2016 or for the first 30,000 discounts, whichever comes first.

Your pre-tax and pre-shipping total must meet or exceed $100 for the discount to be activated. If your cart is under $100, consider adding an item from your wish list. There are a few items that do not qualify for this promotion including:
- Gift cards
- Pre-orders
- Best Buy Marketplace products (products sold and shipped by other sellers, not Best Buy)
- Miele, Sonos and Bose products
- Previous purchases

Thursday, August 4, 2016

AmEx: Register your card to win a new car

Deal Link: https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enroll/EnrollmentSitePage?offer=edssweepstakes
Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

Something big from AmEx. Register and use your AmEx card before Aug 31, and you may win a 2017 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG! Online registration is required.

There is no limit to the number of entries you can receive during the contest period when you use your enrolled Card. One (1) entry will be awarded for each purchase charged to your enrolled Card at a participating merchant. So the more times you spend, the more chances you'll have to win the car. American Express Corporate Cards and American Express Gift Cards are excluded from registering in this Registered Card contest. 

There is one (1) prize available to be won, consisting of a 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Execline
3.6L FSI 280HP, 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic 4MOTION vehicle with R line package (#7P6808). The ARV of the Prize is $67,000.00 (the “Prize”).

Participating Merchant Locations include: Centex Petro, EasyPark, Fas Gas, Federated Co-op, Flying J, Food Basics, Healthy Planet, Highland Farms, Metro, Petro Canada, Pioneer Gas, Pusateri’s, Shell Canada, Super C, Ultramar and Whole Foods Markets.

You can also enter without completing an Eligible Purchase (or without a AmEx card). You must handprint your full name, complete mailing address (including postal code) and telephone number on a plain piece of paper and mail it in a separate sealed postage pre-paid envelope along with a fifty (50) word or more unique and original essay (the “Essay”) on “how Amex makes everyday purchases more convenient for me” to: American Express Everyday Spend Contest, P.O. Box 4099, Paris, Ontario, N3L 3W9 (the “Request”). Upon receipt of your Request in accordance with these Rules, you will receive one (1) Entry in the Contest per unique and original Essay per envelope with sufficient postage. To be eligible, any Request submitted must: (i) be received separately in an envelope bearing sufficient postage (i.e. mass mail-in Requests in the same envelope will be void); and (ii) be postmarked during the Contest Period and received by no later than September 9, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST in order for the Entry to be an eligible Entry for the Contest Period. 【Come on, I think I will use my AmEx card at the participating merchant locations...】

For the details of terms and conditions, please see below:

Earn 3X Aeroplan on Costco.ca

Deal Link: http://www.costco.ca/aeroplan.html
Expiry: Aug 16, 2016

You can earn 3X Aeroplan miles for every dollar spent on Costco.ca by Aug 16, 2016. Aeroplan Miles are credited on the purchase price of products offered online at Costco.ca and will not include shipping and handling, tax or other additional charges. To receive Aeroplan Miles, you must register an accurate Costco membership number, Aeroplan Number and email address in the designated boxes on the registration page.

Note: Ineligible purchases include: new Costco memberships (which are eligible to receive 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for a new Gold Star or Business Membership and 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for a new Executive Membership), Costco membership renewals, gift of membership, tires, Costco Cash Cards, custom installation services, travel and online digital print orders. Aeroplan Miles will not be awarded on cancelled or returned orders.  Aeroplan Miles will be credited to your account 6 to 8 weeks after the shipping.

Earn $100 Gift Card for MBNA Credit Cards

Deal Link: https://www.ratesupermarket.ca/deals/mbna

Upon approval of the MBNA Rewards MasterCard or MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard Credit Card through RateSupermarket.ca, you could get a FREE $100 gift card. You can choose your gift card from Amazon.ca, Starbucks, BestBuy and Ultimate Dining.

Note: MBNA Rewards WEMC is not included in this offer.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tangerine & PC Financial: Apple Pay is here!

Information Link: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/landing-page/applepay/index.html

Now, you can add Tangerine Money-back and PC Financial MasterCard in Apple Pay. Note: you need download the latest app update, 2.0.2, which is available now in the app store in order to validate the card. Otherwise, it may not work.

Please see the current card list for Apple Pay in Canada:
  • American Express
  • ATB (MasterCard credit cards)
  • Bank of Montreal (Interac debit cards, MasterCard credit cards)
  • Canadian Tire (MasterCard credit cards)
  • CIBC (Interac debit cards, MasterCard and Visa credit cards)
  • President's Choice (MasterCard credit cards)
  • RBC—Royal Bank of Canada (Interac debit cards, MasterCard and Visa credit cards)
  • Scotiabank (American Express credit cards, Interac debit cards, Visa credit and prepaid cards)
  • Tangerine (MasterCard credit cards)
  • TD (Interac debit cards, Visa credit cards)

UA: MileagePlus program changes

Information Link: http://mileageplusupdates.com/mileageplus/english/miles/

Starting Oct 6, 2016, UA will make some changes on their awards flight booking program.  All awards will be priced on a one-way basis, and two or more one-way awards can be combined to form roundtrip or multi-city itineraries. UA will also introduce the Excursionist Perk and discontinue the current stopover policy and Round the World awards on October 6, 2016.

What is the Excursionist Perk? The Excursionist Perk is a free one-way award within select multi-city itineraries. UA Members who book an itinerary with three or more one-way awards will be eligible to receive one of those one-way awards for free, if it meets all of these conditions:
  • The Excursionist Perk cannot be in the MileagePlus defined region where your travel originates. (For example, if your journey begins in North America, you will only receive the Excursionist Perk if travel is within a region outside of North America.)
  • Travel must end in the same MileagePlus defined region where travel originates.
  • The origin and destination of the Excursionist Perk is within a single MileagePlus defined region.
  • The cabin of service and award type of the free one-way award is the same or lower than the one-way award preceding it.
  • If two or more one-way awards qualify for this benefit, only the first occurrence will be free.
How is the new Excursionist Perk different from the current stopover policy? The Excursionist Perk is not defined by time, while the stopover policy is. For international itineraries, a break in the journey over 24 hours is considered a stopover; for domestic, the break must be over four hours. Additionally, the stopover policy is based on fare rules with region and routing restrictions that some customers found confusing. UA will also introduce new and enhanced multi-city booking capabilities, which will allow members to easily customize itineraries with multiple breaks on united.com. UA provides some examples on the Excursionist Perk on their website as well.

You know what (I guess you already know it)? Actually, these changes are bad news for most of the UA members...

 BTW, UA will also change their fee structure for changing or cancelling award flights on Oct 6, 2016:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Scotiabank: Pay with Apple Pay and earn 10% cash back

Deal Link: http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,10219,00.html#a6
Expiry: First 50,000 customers

Add your eligible Scotiabank debit, credit or prepaid cards to the Wallet app (iPhone/Apple Watch) and you can earn 10% cash back, up to $20, on the first card you use. This offer is available to the first 50,000 customers who make purchases using Apple Pay. The eligible card list is as follows:
So, only Scotiabank Visa and AmEx (no MasterCard). And the Scotiabank GM Visa (Infinite) cards are not included.

Convert SPG to AA and earn 20% bonus miles

Deal Link: https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/program-offers/earn-more-with-starwood.jsp
Expiry: Sep 14, 2016

You can earn 20% bonus miles when you convert your SPG points to American Airlines AAdvantage miles before September 14, 2016. Plus, if you convert 20,000 points in one transaction, SPG automatically adds a 5,000 bonus.

For example:
  • Your 20,000 SPG points convert to 20,000 AAdvantage miles (20,000 miles total)
  • When you convert 20,000 points, SPG adds a 5,000 point bonus (25,000 miles total)
  • You earn 20% bonus miles on your conversion (20% of 25,000 = 5,000; 30,000 miles total)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Club Carlson: Get DOUBLE and TRIPLE Points

Deal Link: https://www.clubcarlson.com/secure/offers/11751241?int_cid=hp:marquee:q3promo
Expiry: Oct 31, 2016

Club Carlson is offering a Work Hard, Play Hard promotion. From August 1 through October 31, 2016, you can earn Double Gold Points on weekdays or Triple Gold Points on weekends.
  • Check in Sunday through Thursday = DOUBLE Gold Points
  • Check in Friday or Saturday = TRIPLE Gold Points
  • Book on our mobile app = 1,000 extra points per Eligible Stay
Note: online registration is required.