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Increased welcome bonus, 3000 AIR MILES with American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card

  Amex Canada offers are making a comeback, slowly but surely. Last month saw improved offer on The Business Platinum Card , and starting today – New American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Cardmembers can earn a welcome bonus of 3,000 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles when they charge a total of $1,500 in purchases to their Card, within the first three months of Cardmembership. 3000 Air Miles is enough to redeem for $310 towards purchases with AIR MILES®* Cash, OR to redeem for a select flight within Canada, which can yield up to $450 in value. Lets look at the card features in...

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5 things to do before Aeroplan outage on Nov 6, 2020

As we inch closer to the launch date for the New Aeroplan Program, on Nov 8, 2020, there are key dates and tasks to keep an eye on. In order to prepare for the changeover, Aeroplan has confirmed that their service (app and web) will be temporarily unavailable between evening of Nov 6, 2020 and the afternoon of Nov 8, 2020. After November 8, members will be able to book flight rewards and view/update existing booking via the Air Canada App. Here are the 5 things to do (or keep an eye on) before Aeroplan outage on Nov 6, 2020;...

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

  This Q4 promotion, Hilton 100% bonus on purchase of 10,000 points or more, is now available until December 31, 2020. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts towards a redemption or buy points outright for a planned stay. Maldives in 2021 anyone? 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...

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Marriott Bonvoy launches Week of Wonders promotion, with lower award rates, and bonus points

  Marriott Bonvoy has launched a week of promotions for their members, ‘Week of Wonders‘ starts today and runs through October 15, 2020. The celebration is aimed at encouraging travel and providing  opportunity to experience the pleasures of travel closer to home. Each day this week will feature a different Wonder with themes such as inspiration, comfort, discovery, rejuvenation and delight. I picked out the most relevant promotions according to me, below, and full list of promotions are listed here. Wonders of Discovery Wonders of Discovery promotion allows members to redeem nights for up to 33% fewer points. Members can discover more of...

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Air Canada eUpgrades now even better, and Air Canada Altitude becomes Aeroplan Elite Status

As we inch closer to the launch of New Aeroplan Program on Nov 8, 2020, today Air Canada announced improvements to eUpgrades – all members can now request upgrade at any time prior to check-in, and priority eUpgrade clearance for companions of Aeroplan Elite Status members. Thats right, Air Canada has also confirmed that Air Canada Altitude is becoming Aeroplan Elite Status. For the uninitiated, Aeroplan members can earn eUpgrade Credits, and enjoy a better onboard experience by exchanging them for upgrades to premium cabins on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, and Air Canada Rouge. Lets take...

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Last day to earn additional 10x Aeroplan Miles, and purchase miles at 1.49 CAD cents

Today is the last day for Aeroplan members to earn 10x Aeroplan Miles per $1 spent on any purchase at Air Canada using a Aeroplan affiliated credit card (Canada). Additionally, members will receive 15% off for all Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class base fares to all destinations Air Canada flies, when booking directly with Air Canada.  This is a good deal even for members that do not plan to use the purchased ticket, since it can be converted to Aeroplan miles with a 65% bonus, under the ‘Ready to Takeoff’ promotion, for an effective purchase rate of 1.49 CAD...

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Increased Welcome and Referral Bonuses on Business Platinum Card from American Express

  The Business Platinum Card from American Express has long been considered one of the best Business cards in Canada. This classy metal card is back to all its glory with a new welcome bonus offer of 50,000 points when you charge $7,000 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership. While Amex Canada has decided to increase the welcome bonus from 35,000 to 50,000 points, the spend requirement for the bonus has been maintained at $7,000. The referral bonus too has been increased from 5,000 to 20,000 points. This is a marked improvement from...

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Waitlist Bonus Offer and core benefits of the New American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards

  The pre-launch of the New Aeroplan Program on August 11th came with announcement of the new Aeroplan®* Credit card portfolio from American Express®. In addition to a power-packed portfolio, American Express® is taking Card integration to a whole new level, with exclusive card benefits catering to members at all levels and lifestyles. The new American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards will be available as of November 8, 2020. A Waitlist Program is now available, where those interested can sign up. Once the cards are available, those on the Waitlist can receive up to 10,000 bonus Aeroplan points once they are approved, in...

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Closer Look: New CIBC Aeroplan Credit Cards and Air Canada Benefits

The pre-launch of the New Aeroplan Program on August 11th came with announcement of new credit card portfolio comprising TD, CIBC, and AMEX cards. In addition to a power-packed portfolio, the new Aeroplan program is taking credit card integration to a whole new level, with exclusive card benefits catering to members at all levels and lifestyles. While banks have started notifying existing customers of new card features, new acquisition offers are expected to roll out with the soft launch of the new Aeroplan program on Nov 8, 2020. The refresh and rollout of new CIBC Aeroplan Credit Cards come...

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One Week Only: Buy miles at 1.83 cents per mile, with Alaska 50% bonus promotion

  The latest promotion is a flash sale, 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 September 20, 2020. Note that this bonus is separate from the previous 50% bonus promotion in August which unlocks a 60% bonus promotion in October. This promotion does not unlock the 60% bonus promotion in October. ALASKA MILEAGE PLAN – UP TO 50% BONUS MILES Link to Promotion   This promotion is tiered with 40% bonus on purchase of up to 29k...

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