Points Miles and Bling

Anshul was a hyper mobile professional, with travels across 5 continents. Now he travels mostly on points and loves to share his personal travel gaffes and triumphs on Points Miles and Bling!

COVID-19 testing will be available at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada

This should come as welcome news for Canadians that have international travel plans coming up. Most countries that are open for Canadians to travel to (including Hawaii, US), require negative test as a prerequisite to enter the country. So far, expecting travellers have had to hunt down select private labs that can offer this testing service. With a mainstream player like Shoppers Drug Mart now confirming availability of these tests across Canada, its a game changer!¬†For the uninitiated, Shoppers Drug mart is the CVS of Canada, only better ūüėČ Beginning December 7th, private COVID-19 testing will be available at...

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Buy Bonvoy points at 0.78 cents per point, with Marriott Bonvoy 60% bonus promotion – One Week Only!

  Marriott is bringing back their lowest points purchase offer, with Marriott Bonvoy 60% bonus on purchase of 2000 points or more – One Week Only! The promotion is valid on all points purchases from now through November 25, 2020. The annual limit is 150,000 points, and includes points previously purchased in 2020, but does not include the 60% bonus points earned with this promotion.¬†Additionally, members that miss out on the 60% bonus, can take advantage of a 50% bonus offer from November 26 through December 22. So, how good is this 60% bonus promotion and should you purchase...

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Aeroplan Black Friday Offers are here, up to 12x the points, 50% bonus on points purchase, and more

Don’t know about you, but I was definitely waiting for Aeroplan to release the Black Friday promotions and offers. Well, here it is – Aeroplan Black Friday Offers this year consist of bonus offers on eStore purchases, gift card and points purchases. Alongside, there are good set of savings via promotions on flights, vacations, and car rentals. Aeroplan Black Friday Offers – eStore Offers Direct Link to Promotion Aeroplan Members can earn up to 10X the points on select brands and get up to 10% off on merchandise redemptions via the Aeroplan eStore during the Black Friday Spectacular event...

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Surprise Alaska 50% bonus promotion, buy miles at 1.83 cents per mile

  A surprise Alaska 50% bonus promotion is underway right now, where members can purchase miles with up to 50% bonus. The current promotion of up to 50% bonus is applicable on minimum purchase of 30K miles, on transactions completed by December 23, 2020. ALASKA MILEAGE PLAN ‚Äď UP TO 50% BONUS MILES Link¬†to Promotion   This promotion is tiered with 40% bonus on purchase of up to 29k miles. Minimum purchase of 30K miles is required for the 50% bonus. The bonus tiers look like this; Buy 3,000 ‚Äď 29,000 miles, get a 40% bonus Buy 30,000 ‚Äď...

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PMB Virtual Meetup – with Mark Nasr and Scott O’Leary, submit your questions here!

Back in April 2020, ¬†I started hosting virtual meetups in lieu of the in-person YOW events. Every week, we chit-chat¬†about a loyalty program, or a travel theme, with a guest that specializes in that area. This week, Mark Nasr (VP, Loyalty & eCommerce, Air Canada) and Scott O’Leary (Managing Director, Loyalty Planning and Development) will join us to talk all things Aeroplan. PMB Virtual Meetup #28: Saturday, November 14, 1:00pm ET Join me (Zoom details below), as we reflect on the recent launch of the New Aeroplan Program, Enhanced suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards, and discuss the many features...

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Unboxing the New American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card – Its a stunner!

  No, this is not a paid promotion.¬†American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card (Canada) was easily the winner of the welcome bonus offers, amongst recently announced enhanced suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards. Not only for the highest welcome bonus offer (Up to 75,000 Aeroplan Points), but also the options it offers to those that may have not signed up for the waitlist offers, or perhaps for those that prefer a Buddy Pass over few extra Aeroplan points. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the freakishly real looking welcome kit. Courtesy of Aeroplan, here is the unboxing of...

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Enhanced suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards, with a ‘mixed bag’ of welcome bonus offers

  It’s here! The much awaited enhanced suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards come with a ‘mixed bag’ of welcome bonus offers.¬†With TD, CIBC, and Amex Canada as providers, these cards offer unique value for travellers of all kind – frequent flyer, business traveller, or even the occasional vacationer.¬†Aeroplan will now have a full deck of 11 Aeroplan Credit Cards under their brand.¬† As part of the welcome bonus for the new suite of Aeroplan credit cards, select cards will offer a unique benefit, a Buddy Pass. Essentially,¬†it allows cardmembers to earn a buy-one-get-one ticket. This first-of-its kind offer is...

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A teaser to the Welcome Bonus Offers for new Aeroplan Credit Cards – Air Canada Buddy Pass

I don’t know about you, but I am jittery with excitement, for the launch of the New Aeroplan Program¬†on Nov 8th – less than two days. Let’s go!! My excitement is two-fold, for the details of the launch of New Aeroplan Program, and the new acquisition offers for the suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards, from¬†TD, CIBC, and AMEX Canada. While we have to wait until Nov 8th to learn about the details, Aeroplan has permitted me to share a teaser of the upcoming welcome offers for the suite of Aeroplan credit cards – Introducing Air Canada Buddy Pass, a...

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Earn up to 30,000 Scotia Rewards points with Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite card

  Scotiabank Passport¬†Visa Infinite card now comes with an increased welcome bonus of 30,000 Scotia Rewards points ($300 in value). Include the no foreign exchange fee, complimentary lounge access (~$200 in value), 2x earning (Grocery, Dining, Entertainment and Daily Transit), and a comprehensive travel insurance coverage, the card is for everyone‚Äôs wallet. The 30,000 welcome bonus is earned and credited in 2 instalments: Earn 20,000 bonus¬†Scotia Rewards¬†points by making at least $1,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Points are¬†credited 5-10 business days after 3 months have passed. Earn an annual 10,000¬†Scotia Rewards¬†point...

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Earn Hilton Honors Diamond status 2021 until 2023, with just 15 nights in 2020

Hilton has quite possibly unleashed the most generous offer to achieve status in 2021 and beyond. It is now possible to earn Hilton Honors Diamond status for a full 2 years and three months, with just 15 nights in 2020. This opportunity leverages two current promotions – the Hilton Double Rewards promotion, and lowering the status requirement by 50% for 2021. Hilton Honors Diamond Status 2021 The Hilton Double Rewards promotion allows members to earn double points and double night credits for all stays between September 8 and December 31, 2020. Additionally, Hilton has also added Rollover Nights to...

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