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

Taiwan offers fake flights, real boarding experience for travel starved citizens

Just when you think you have seen it all, Taiwan offers fake flights to nowhere. Taipei’s Songshan Airport (TSA) came up with an innovative solution for the travel starved citizens, they started offering authentic airport and boarding experience, on flights that go nowhere, for select travellers. 2020, could you be more bizarre?! Taiwan offers fake flights – Songshan Airport The fake flight experience is part of a campaign to showcase the airport’s recent renovations and display the COVID-prevention steps in place for flight travel. The airport accepted ~7000 applicants for this experience and shortlisted 60 lucky passengers, through online...

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World’s longest bus route, 20,300 miles from London, England to Calcutta, India!

Earlier today, my casual scroll on twitter brought forward this gem from yesteryear – The world’s longest bus route, which ran between London, England and Calcutta, India, a whopping 20, 300 miles! And if that wasn’t mind-boggling enough, the bus route was only part of the journey which continued all the way to Sydney, Australia! Wow. World’s longest bus route: London-Calcutta-London The longest bus route in the world spanned 20,300 miles, across 11 countries (at the time), and was covered 15 times between 1968-1976, on a luxurious Double-Decker bus nicknamed ‘Albert’. The trip from London to Calcutta cost £145...

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Last Call! Alaska 60% bonus offer on purchased points ends tonight, 1.72 cents a piece.

  Today is the last day to make use of the lucrative Alaska Mileage Plan bonus promotion, up to 60% bonus miles . Not every account gets the 60% bonus though, the mystery bonus ranges from 20%-60%. If you were lucky enough to score a 60% bonus offer, you can purchase Alaska miles for as little as 1.72 Cents Per Mile. Alaska 60% bonus is applicable on minimum purchase of 40K miles, on transactions completed by June 28, 2020. ALASKA MILEAGE PLAN – UP TO 60% BONUS MILES Promotion Link to miles Purchase This promotion is tiered with 20% bonus on...

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Hyatt 30% bonus on purchased points, at 1.8 cents a piece

  Hyatt’s bonus promotion on purchase of points is back, Hyatt 30% bonus is available with minimum purchase of 5,000 points, made until July 29, 2020. We have seen 40% bonus promotions from Hyatt in the recent past, so this promotion maybe handy only for members looking for a quick top-up towards their next stay. HYATT 30% BONUS ON PURCHASED POINTS Link to Promotion The usual 40% bonus promotions require a minimum purchase of 10,000 points to get the bonus. However, the current 30% bonus kicks in with a minimum purchase of 5000 points. This can be handy for customers looking...

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Wowza! Get 50% miles back on Air Canada award bookings

I am struggling to keep up with these eye popping promotions from Aeroplan. Their latest, is the best redemption offer EVER – Members who book an Air Canada Flight Reward between June 17th and July 1st , for all routes within Canada and the US, will get 50% miles back! Let that sink in. In addition, Air Canada is extending the flexible policy for cancelling Aeroplan Flight Rewards through to August 31. Members can cancel free of charge and receive all of their Aeroplan Miles back in their account, plus a full refund of any associated taxes, fees and...

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MGM International confirms data breach and offers Equifax Complete Premier plan for one year

In February 2020, a ZDNet exclusive reported that personal details of 10.6 million users who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels had been published on a hacking forum. An MGM spokesperson confirmed to ZDNet that the data published was indeed that obtained from the MGM data breach in 2019, that had compromised data of roughly 500 Million hotel guests. Last week (June, 2020) several MGM members reported receiving an email from MGM international notifying them of the data breach, and a code to activate one-year subscription to Equifax Complete Premier Plan. If you don’t recall getting this email as an MGM...

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Psst! Use your $250 Amex statement credit for Dell, to purchase Bose products

The $250 statement credit on Amex Business Platinum card, for Dell purchases, has been well publicized in the recent weeks. While that in itself is a great deal to purchase Dell products, there exists an opportunity to expand that credit towards Bose (or other non-Dell) products, and stack with current Bose discount as well. This works both in US and Canada, with the Amex statement credit for Dell purchases. How about Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($499 CAD retail price) for $150 CAD?! There are two promotions at play here; First, the $250 statement credit when you spend $250...

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Earn 10x Aeroplan Miles on every UberEats food order in Canada and the US

Aeroplan is leaving no stone unturned in maintaining high level of engagement with its membership. Be it the generous Travel at Home promotion, or bringing Etihad on as an awards partner, and now with a new partnership with Uber Eats, where members can now earn Aeroplan Miles when ordering food with Uber Eats. Members can earn 10x Aeroplan Miles (limited time) on every Uber Eats food order purchase in Canada and the U.S. via the Aeroplan eStore. I mean, colour me impressed! Aeroplan and UberEats – Earn 10x Aeroplan Miles Direct Link to the promotion To celebrate this launch,...

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Desjardins bank offering Equifax credit monitoring service for 5 years!

Earlier this week I received a letter from Desjardins bank about a data breach which may have included some of my personal information. I am not entirely sure if this letter was a result of the massive data breach that Desjardins reported last year, or a new incident. For starters, I did not recall signing up for or using any Desjardins product, but a thorough review of my credit file found a Best Buy credit card (from 2012) that was issued by Desjardins bank, and may have been the reason for me getting this letter. According to the letter, an...

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Last Call! Purchase points at 0.5 cents a piece, with Hilton 100% bonus promotion

  Hilton’s latest promotion, a 100% bonus on purchase of 10,000 points or more, ends tonight. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts towards a redemption or buy points outright for a planned stay. Hilton 100% bonus ends tonight, June 3, 2020.  HILTON 100% BONUS ON POINTS PURCHASE Purchase Hilton Points with 100% bonus   With this promotion you can purchase as little as 10K points for $100 or as much as 320K points for $1600! Note that you can purchase up to 160,000 Hilton Honors Points in a calendar year, not including the bonus. Since you can...

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