Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Marriott Rewards MORE shopping portal

Deal Link: https://more.marriottrewards.com/

Marriott just introduced a new shopping portal: Marriott Rewards MORE program. You can earn Marriott points along the way from select retailers (similar to airmilesshops.ca etc), or even pay with points. These points are immediately available to use for their next purchase, a hotel redemption stay, experiences available on Marriott Rewards Moments, and more.

Marriott Rewards MORE is powered by Engage People Inc and it is available in the U.S., U.K. and Canada now.  You need to use App or Chrome extension to access it. To download the App on Android and iOS, click the relevant link below.

Android:
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-android-us
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-android-ca
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-android-uk

iOS:
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-ios-us
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-ios-ca
http://go.lrgrewards.com/marriott-more-ios-uk

The retailer sites includes Amazon, Apple, Converse, NET-A-PORTER, Nike, Ralph Lauren and Sephora etc.

There is one thing strange that different person may get different offers. For example, some one got offer like "Earn 7/6/5/3 points for every $1 spent" for Amazon (and this is NOT based on your Marriott Elite level). And the offer may change from time to time. I got Amazon "5 points/$1" at first, and it changed to "6 points/$1" after 1 hour... Interesting...

Earn Rewards Points by shopping with the new mobile app and desktop extension. Members earn an additional 1,000 points for their first transaction of $25 or more. Those who pay with their Marriott Rewards credit card will earn 25% more bonus points after each transaction.

This 25% bonus with Marriott Visa is nice. From the terms, it shows that you can get this 25% bonus if you are the holder of a Marriott credit card, which means that you may get this 25% bonus using other credit cards (AmEx SPG) as long as you are the holder of a Marriott Visa (another reason for me to keep my Chase Marriott Visa...).


Updated on 2017.11.4:I cannot find Amazon in my Marriott MORE app today... It was removed.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

PC Financial -> Simplii Financial

Deal Link: https://www.simplii.com/en/special-offers/savings-account-bonus-interest.html
Expiry: Feb 28, 2018

I think many PC Financial clients already got the updates that PC Financial users will transition to CIBC’s new Simplii Financial mobile and online brand, with their deposits, mortgages and loans effective Nov 1, 2017. There will be no changes on the PC Financial MasterCard.

Simplii customers will be able to use CIBC’s automated teller machines for free as they did under PC Financial, as well conduct their banking online, via telephone and mobile. But Simplii Financial will not have any physical branches.

You can read the FAQ on the website: https://www.simplii.com/en/home.html

Here I want to mention a few things that are not included in the FAQ:

1) Simplii Financial will waive the Interac e-transfer fee after Nov 1, 2017

2) With the agreement between CIBC and Loblaw Company, Simplii Financial will not issue any credit cards within the next year. And Loblaw will not start any banking services for at least 12 months.

3) Between November 1, 2017 – April 13, 2018, Simplii customers will receive a newly-branded debit card to replace their current PC Financial branded card. Hope you will like the new debit card.


4) In Nov, 2017, Simplii will offer a new savings account rate promotion of 3% interest in new deposits. If you have high deposits in your current PC accounts, you should transfer it out before Nov 1, and then transfer back when the promotion starts. This rate is for new deposits into any savings account, including TFSA or RRSP savings accounts between November 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018 (no enrolment required).


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Air Miles Shops: Get 50 Bonus Air Miles

Deal Link: https://www.airmilesshops.ca/en/privacy
Expiry: Nov 9, 2017

You will get 50 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you spend $20 or more, excluding shipping, duties and taxes, through airmilesshops.ca at participating online stores until Nov 9, 2017. Limit one Bonus Offer per Collector Number. Collectors must sign in at airmilesshops.ca before purchasing in order to earn Bonus Miles.

Note: For travel online stores (including travel bookings, car rentals, and hotels), travel must be booked by November 9, 2017 and completed by December 31, 2017. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 75 days after the promotional period.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Air Canada: Pay with Masterpass and get a $60 eGift Card.

Deal Link: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/payment-methods/masterpass.html
Expiry: Nov 19, 2017

You will receive a $60 Air Canada eGift Card, if you pay with Masterpass when booking your flight at www.aircanada.com before Nov 19, 2017 11:59PM EST or until 12,500 offers have been redeemed, whichever comes first..  One eGift Card will be awarded per completed Masterpass transaction.

Note: Offer is not available for bookings made with loyalty reward points, eGift Cards, or previously purchased tickets, Air Canada employee travel tickets, free tickets and infant tickets. The $60.00 CDN eGift Card will be sent to the primary email address on the customer’s flight booking and will be delivered 3 weeks following the initial ticket purchase.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

EQ Bank: Earn $25 and get 2.3% interest rate

This offer will expire on Oct 31. Please take it when it is still available. And next time, you will have your own promotion code!

Deal Link: https://www.eqbank.ca/
Expiry: Oct 31, 2017

EQ Bank is one of my favourite online banks. Some features (good and bad) of the EQ Savings Plus account:
  • No monthly fees
  • Unlimited transactions
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • 5 free Interac e-Transfers per month
  • Free EQ to EQ transfers
  • Free bill payment (not common for a Savings account)
  • Member of CDIC
  • You can link it to other banks' account, but no direct deposit
  • No debit card
  • Not for Quebec residents
  • No TFSA
  • No joint account

EQ Bank is offering an amazing 2.30% everyday interest rate, and now there's a new way to add to your savings goals. They will deposit $25 into your account when you refer a friend or family member who opens an EQ Bank Savings Plus Account. That's $25 for you, and also another $25 for your friend or family member who opens a new account.

Here's how it works:
1)Share a referral code with up to five friends or family members. Invite your friends and family to open an EQ Bank Savings Plus Account at eqbank.ca before Oct 31, 2017. You can invite up to 5 friends and earn up to $125 from EQ Bank.

2)Give EQ Bank the code after the new account is activated. Once your friend or family member finishes opening their account, they will get a welcome email from EQ Bank confirming account activation. All they have to do is reply to that email with the unique referral code to let EQ Bank know they've been referred by you.

3)You both receive $25!

If you need a referral code, please use our code: REF021847630195
Please do NOT post your EQ referral code below. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

RBC + Petro-Canada = more rewards on gas purchase

Deal Link: http://rbc.com/petro-canada

Come back to visit this website address on October 31, when you’ll be able to link your Petro-Points card to your eligible RBC debit or credit cards to instantly save 3¢ per litre on fuel and earn 20% more Petro-Points on qualifying purchases made at Petro-Canada. Linked RBC Rewards credit card holders will also receive 20% more RBC Rewards points on their purchases.

Still wondering if RBC will issue a new Petro-Canada brand credit card in the near future??

Saturday, October 14, 2017

RBC BA Visa Infinite Card: Up to 50000 Avios Sign-up Bonus


RBC is offering a 50000 Avios sign-up bonus for RBC BA Visa Infinite Card now.

Here’s how:
Step 1: Receive 15,000 Avios as welcome bonus upon approval
Step 2: 25,000 bonus Avios when you spend $5,000 CAD in the first two months
Step 3: Another 10,000 bonus Avios when you renew your card after your first year

Usually, RBC will require you to spend over $9000 to earn 50000 bonus Avios. This time, the requirement is a little different. Less spending, but you need to keep the card for at least one year. Considering the $165 annual fee, I think maybe 40000 bonus Avios is good enough.

Another interested thing: there is no expiry date for this promotion on RBC's website. Will this offer be the new standard sign-up bonus?? I doubt it, but let's wait and see...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Convert hotel points into UA MileagePlus miles and Earn 30% more bonus

Deal Link: https://promotions.united.com/offers/p2m
Expiry: Nov 30, 2017

Now's the perfect time to exchange your unused hotel loyalty program points into United MileagePlus award miles. Convert your points now and enjoy a 30% bonus on your points-to-miles conversions – up to 25,000 bonus award miles. Hurry, this offer ends November 30, 2017. Online registration is required.

Air Canada: Get bonus miles on the fly

Deal Link: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/special-offers/bonus-miles-registration.html
Expiry: Nov 11, 2017

You can earn bonus Aeroplan Miles for flights to tons of great destinations in any fare class. Book by November 11, 2017 for travel by April 30, 2018. The bonus are as follows:


You can find the eligible flights from the above link. Online registration is required.

Indigo: Get a free $10 bonus card

Expired: Oct 22, 2017

You can get a free $10 bonus card when you spend $40 or more in the Indigo store. The bonus card will be valid  between October 23, 2017 - October 29, 2017 in-store and at indigo.ca.

Note: Excludes American Girl services, gift cards, irewards memberships, and Love of Reading products and donations. Limit one card per transaction.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Enhancements to AmEx Platinum Card


There are some enhancements to your AmEx Platinum Card insurance coverage benefits. Effective Oct 2, 2017, you will get higher insurance coverage on Trip Cancellation Insurance and Trip Interruption Insurance. Also, the Purchase Protection Plan coverage is extended from 90 days to 120 days after the date the insured item was purchased. All those are good news for the AmEx Platinum Cardholders!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Aeroplan: Earn 200 Miles at Esso Stations

Deal Link: https://www.aeroplan.com/promotions/promotion_details.do?promotion=promo_webup30000202_Esso
Expiry: Jan 8, 2018

Have you ever swiped your Aeroplan membership card at Esso stations? If not, you should try this offer. You can earn 200 Aeroplan bonus miles when you make your first fuel purchase of 40 L at an Esso station before Jan 8, 2018. Valid one time only.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Indigo: Earn 10% cash back + 15% off (Targeted to RBC clients)


Deal Link: https://www.rbcroyalbank.com/rbcoffers/camp/indigo/10-1017/index.html?sid=DE722E5D07C5DB3D74EE04F69AD5AC246703E1DB&&utm_source=rbc_et&utm_medium=email
Expiry: Oct 31, 2017

If you are a RBC client you’ll get a 10% cash back credit when you shop online at Indigo.ca from now until October 31st. Limit of 5 transactions per client. Online registration is required.

PLUS THIS WEEKEND ONLY from October 6-8th Indigo is offering 15% off select regularly priced toys, d├ęcor, fashion, paper & more at Indigo.ca! Enter promo code THANKS15 when you check out at Indigo.ca to receive your 15% off.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sherwin Williams: Earn $50 when you spend $200 or more

Expiry: Nov 12, 2017

You could earn a $50 AmEx statement credit when you spend $200 or more after taxes, at a participating Sherwin Williams retail paint store before Nov 12, 2017. This is a targeted offer from AmEx, and you can check your mailbox to see if you get this offer. Online registration is required.

Monday, October 2, 2017

TD Cash Back Visa Infinite: 6% Cash Back + FYF

Deal Link: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/products/credit-cards/cash-back/cash-back-visa-infinite-card/
Expiry: Dec 3, 2017

If you apply TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Card before Dec 3, 2017, you can earn 6% in cash back dollars on ALL purchases for the first 3 months up to a total spend of $3500 (up to $210). Plus you can get a full rebate on the annual fee $120. This is a pretty good offer for this card.

Costco: Get $25 off when you pay with Masterpass

Expiry: Dec 9, 2017

Valid from October 2 to December 9, 2017 and may not be combined with any other offer. This offer is only available to members who pay by Masterpass and make a merchandise purchase of $100 or more (in one transaction, before taxes, applicable fees and shipping, unless applicable fees and/or standard shipping is included in the quoted price.)

Normally, you should be able to link your AmEx credit card in Masterpass (just like Paypal). So, it means that you can buy things on costco.ca using your AmEx credit card. One of my friend told me that you can link AmEx card in Masterpass, but you still cannot use AmEx Masterpass on costco.ca.... Only MasterCard in Masterpass can be used for this promotion.

Maximum of one (1) $25 OFF is available per member during the promotional period. Offer not valid for Costco ‭purchases made in warehouse, in Costco Business Centres, on costcobusinesscentre.ca, or on purchases of ‭Costco Cash Cards, travel, tires, membership, or membership renewals. Only Canadian Costco members in good standing may take advantage of this offer.