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!

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

  This Q1 promotion, Hilton 100% bonus on purchase of 5,000 points or more, is now available until March 5, 2021. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts towards a redemption or buy points outright for a planned stay. Purchasing Hilton points at 0.5 cents a piece offer great value when redeeming at the highest tier properties – think over water bungalows! HILTON 100% BONUS ON POINTS PURCHASE Purchase Hilton Points with 100% bonus   With this promotion you can purchase as little as 5,000 points for $100 or as much as 160K points for $800!...

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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 by February 23, 2021. We have seen Hyatt sell points for as low as 1.7 cents a piece in the 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 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...

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Increased welcome bonus on American Express Cobalt card, now 45,000 MR points, until May 5, 2021

  *May 5, 2021 Update*: Increased bonus promotion has now ended. The Card now earns the standard 30,000 points a year – earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in net purchases on your Card. I didn’t think the American Express Cobalt Card could get any better, glad I was wrong. The best credit card in Canada just got better, with an increased welcome bonus of up to 45,000 Membership Rewards-Select (MRS) points. A minimal spend of $500 each month will continue to earn 2500 MRS points each month, which adds...

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Marriott 2021 Elite Status promotions are here, and they are real good!

Marriott has announced a set of generous promotions to entice members into maintaining their Elite status or achieving a higher tier. Marriott 2021 Elite Status promotions include 50% boost in Elite Night Credits, Double Points and Double Elite Nights, discount on off-peak redemptions, and more. Coming on the heels of the status extension from 2020, these enhancements will help members maintain their Elite Status until Feb 2023! 50% Boost in Elite night Credits: Just as they did in 2020, Marriott will deposit 50% of the Elite Night Credits into members’ accounts based on their 2020 Elite status tier. This is what you can expect in your...

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Amazing! Virgin Australia is Aeroplan’s new airline partner

Aeroplan continues its juggernaut with an exciting addition to their partnership portfolio. Virgin Australia (VA) will be officially added to Aeroplan’s growing roster of airline travel partners, as of January 19th. This is in addition to the exciting partners Aeroplan already added in 2020 – Etihad, Azul, Vistara, and Air Serbia. Virgin Australia and Aeroplan partnership will allow Aeroplan members to earn and redeem for travel to all prominent destinations in Australia and the South Pacific, served by VA.  Virgin Australia and Aeroplan partnership – TLDR Ability to earn and redeem Aeroplan points for travel to destinations served by VA...

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World Of Hyatt sweet spot, a Category-1 Park Hyatt property!

Hyatt is occupying bulk of my mind space these days, thanks to their generous promotions that are making World of Hyatt Globalist status a possibility for many in the hobby. Looking forward to being Globalist again, I have been scanning for the ‘best value’ on Hyatt redemptions. And to my pleasant surprise, I stumbled upon Cat-1 and Cat-2 Park Hyatt properties, in India – a World of Hyatt sweet spot! Park Hyatt is regarded as a top-tier luxury brand in the Hyatt ‘Timeless’ Portfolio. As one of the most sought after brands by luxury travellers, Park Hyatt (for me)...

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Get up to $2100 in value from the new American Express Aeroplan Cards, in Canada

  The American Express Aeroplan Cards were easily the winner amongst recently announced enhanced suites of Aeroplan 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. Lets take a closer look and analyze what these benefits are worth; American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card – Apply Now Card Type: Credit Card Annual Fee: $599 Welcome Bonus Offers: Waitlist Offer (for those who signed up before Nov 8th): Earn up to 75,000...

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Attention Hyatt Mattress Runners, buy 55,000 points for $990, with Hyatt 25% discount on points purchase

  Hyatt’s latest points purchase promotion is a Hyatt 25% discount on points , available with minimum purchase of 5,000 points, for transactions until December 31, 2020. Note that this is a 25% discount, as opposed to the 30-40% bonus points promotions we have seen in the past. This discount brings the price of each point down to 1.8 cents. This is not the lowest, since we have periodically seen Hyatt points being sold for 1.7 cents a piece. While this may not be the best purchase point, it may be worth buying if you are considering a mattress run at...

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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 😉 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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