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!

7 cards, 7 historic bonus offers from Amex Canada

  Make no mistake, these are the best offers we have seen from Amex Canada, ever. Perhaps, even more incredible is that Amex has set their focus on new cardmembers and existing ones alike, through this promotion. The additional spend bonus on purchases made between 14-17 months of cardmembership, for some cards, is a clear indication that retention is the way forward. These historic high bonuses are available for a limited time, for new applications made by August 3, 2021. Here is a look at the cards, and respective bonuses, as announced today; The Platinum Card® – Apply Now Existing...

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Pinch me! 150,000 bonus on Amex Aeroplan Cards, with these limited time offers

  These are truly historic offers, I am both impressed and floored. I know you did not click through for my reaction to the promotion, so let’s get to the crux of it. To take advantage of any of these incredible offers, members must apply by August 3, 2021. All card benefits and features remain the same, as the welcome bonus sky rockets. Not only that, there is exciting news for existing cardmembers as well – the skinny; American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card  New cardmembers can earn up to 150,000 Aeroplan points, up from ‘65,000 points + $100 Statement Credit’ Existing Cardmembers...

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My experience booking a $59 ticket from Ottawa to Vancouver, on Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines is Canada’s only independent Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC), headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. Flair connects 20 Canadian cities with a fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8, and 737-800 aircraft. Launched in 2017, Flair added several new routes in 2021, including connections to/from my home airport of Ottawa (YOW), with very attractive fares across the network. That was invitation enough for me to give them a try, and I decided to book myself a one-way ticket from Ottawa to Vancouver for $59! It’s not a typo, you read that right, Ottawa to Vancouver for $59 CAD. Here’s my experience of...

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United goes supersonic? Signs purchase agreement for Boom Overture aircraft

Boom Technology Inc. is a Denver based company developing supersonic passenger airplanes. Their product is named ‘Overture’, and is designed to reach speeds of Mach 1.7. Today’s newsbreak is that United has signed an aircraft purchase agreement for 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners. The Overture airliners are net-zero carbon aircrafts that are slated to carry passengers in 2029. United’s new Overture fleet promises to be twice as fast as today’s aircrafts. If the claims are true, here are some flight durations on United routes, as shared by Boom; EWR – LHR: 3.30 hrs, instead of the 6.30hrs it takes...

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Flash Sale: Double up in Canada, with Marriott and Air Canada promotional rates

Marriott Bonvoy and Air Canada are partnering up to offer a unique double promotion, with up to 25% off Marriott Bonvoy hotel stays and 20% off all Air Canada base fares. This is a flash sale with a booking deadline of June 6, 2021, for travel until December 31, 2021. Not a bad way to explore your own backyard, given most Canadians will be embracing domestic travel this summer/fall. Double up in Canada, with Marriott and Air Canada Here’s the skinny, both Marriott, and Air Canada have dedicated promotion codes, that can be used online to get the respective...

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Canada’s best cashback card: Amex SimplyCash Preferred Card, now with $500 in welcome bonus

  The power of a good cashback card is its simplicity. A card that does not require mental gymnastics to understand the rate of return, and the ability to use those returns however one wishes. Recently, a reader contacted me to ask about the best card for their $300,000 in yearly expense on work related administrative fees. And I had no hesitation in recommending the SimplyCash Preferred Card from Amex Canada. For two simple reasons; A flat rate of 2% cashback on All Expenses (no mental gymnastics) No limit on cashback earned (to accommodate their high expenses) Better yet,...

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Air Canada Premium Cabin Offer: Discounted Signature Class and Premium Economy fares

Air Canada’s latest promotion targets passengers that do not mind splurging a bit on their upcoming trip. The Premium cabin offer is applicable on Air Canada Signature Class and Premium Economy class, on select one-way flights across Canada. A cash rate promotion on premium cabin also translates to lower redemption rates on these routes – thanks to dynamic pricing in the new Aeroplan program. The travel dates however, are somewhat restrictive, especially when most of the country is still in some form of COVID related lockdown. Things are improving for the better rapidly, and with flexible cancellation policies in...

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Q2 Promotion: Purchase Marriott Bonvoy points with 30% discount

  Marriott Bonvoy has launched their Q2 points purchase promotion, and it’s a decent one. All members can save 30% when you buy 2,000+ points, now through June 20, 2021. A 30% discount translates to 0.87 cents per point (CPP), almost as good as the previous targeted promotion where some members could buy points for as low as 0.83 CPP. The purchase limit has been increased to 100,000, which will price at $875 USD for this promotion. Marriott Bonvoy Points Purchase – 30% off Direct Link to the promotion   *Important note* that the system will not let you login to...

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Everyday Status Qualification is Aeroplan’s new standard feature – earn 100k points, get 25k status

Aeroplan is all set to roll out a new feature to their program. For 2021,  ‘Everyday Status Qualification‘ continues to be a unique way for members to reach Aeroplan Elite status without leaving the ground. A great way to earn Aeroplan 25K elite status, roll in the earnings, and savings via preferred pricing on rewards! New Everyday Status Qualification Direct link to promotion Aeroplan members earn points on every day spends, getting closer to status – through spending with Aeroplan co-brand credit cards, flying with Air Canada and eligible partner airlines, and with any travel and retail partners (including shopping...

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