Points Miles and Bling

Anshul was a hyper mobile professional, traveling across 5 continents, to recruit international students for Canada. Now he travels on miles and points and loves to share his personal travel gaffes and triumphs.

Up to 200% bonus Aeroplan miles for travel in North America: Air Canada Summer promotion

Air Canada summer promotion offers a chance to earn up to 200% Bonus Aeroplan miles, for summer travel in North America. The bonus is available on new round-trip (or two one-way segments) booked between June 25, 2019 and July 12, 2019, for travel until September 30, 2019  Air Canada Summer Promotion Registration Link (Must register by July 12, 2019) If you have been holding back on summer travel booking, this is the time to do it and earn up to 200% bonus Aeroplan miles. Important to note that only new travel booked between June 25-July 12 qualifies for the bonus....

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Buy Alaska miles with 30% discount: Summer Flash Savings

Alaska’s summer flash savings is on now, for one week only – a 30% discount on purchased miles. The ‘Summer Flash Savings’ are available until June 30, 2019. Alaska Mileage Plan Summer promotion – 30% Discount Promotion Link to miles Purchase   The 30% discount is with purchase of 20,000 miles or more. This promotion can be maxed by purchasing 60K miles for ~$1241.63 (discount of $495) at 2.0 CPM. We have seen regular promotions where Alaska miles are available to purchase at 1.97 CPM, so this would a good offer to top up accounts with a specific use in mind....

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Changes to Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite card, starting August 1, 2019

Scotiabank is on a roll with updates to their card features. Last month they announced changes to Scotiabank Gold American Express card, starting Aug 1, 2019. In line with the date, Scotiabank has now announced changes to Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite card as well. Changes to Scotia Momentum® Visa Infinite card – Effective Aug 1, 2019   Link to Apply Now Highlights of the changes coming to the card, starting August 1, 2019: Annual Fee for Primary card increases to $120, and Supplementary card fee to $50 Interest rate on purchases increases to 20.99% Cash Back on Recurring Bills increases from...

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These airports offer free shower facilities for transit passengers

There is nothing better than a warm shower and a comfy bed after a long haul in economy cabin, or even a business class cabin for that matter. Especially, if you are connecting to another long haul flight. Passengers that don’t have lounge access are often thin on options to shower and rest at an airport. While many airports have enhanced the services offered to transit passengers, not many offer complimentary shower rooms. I wanted to highlight airports that are transit friendly and offer free shower facilities. Note that the links on the airport will take you directly to...

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Convert Marriott Bonvoy™ points to Aeroplan with 35% bonus

Starting tomorrow, Aeroplan is running a special conversion bonus promotion which allows members to convert Marriott Bonvoy™ points to Aeroplan with 35% bonus. The 35% conversion bonus is available for 7 days, for transfers made between June 20 and June 26, 2019 (23:59 EDT). Convert Marriott Bonvoy™ points to Aeroplan with 35% bonus Direct Link to Promotion   Take note that the promotion is only for converting Marriott Bonvoy™ points (excludes other transfer partners) and does not begin until tomorrow, June 20. Only transactions done between June 20th and 26th will be eligible for the 35% bonus. Marriott Bonvoy™...

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Freebies for Kawhi Leonard keep coming, Barbados adds an ultra-luxury vacation!

As far as Toronto Raptors fans (every Canadian at this point) are concerned, Kawhi Leonard can walk on water, part the seas, make the ball kiss the rim (four times), and beat the clock to a NBA finals. The true King of the North. As he embarks on game 6 of the series (3-2 to Raptors), the freebies for Kawhi Leonard keep coming. For those not following, or jumping on the bandwagon like me, Kawhi becomes a free agent at the end of this season and Toronto is leaving no stone unturned to convince him to sign another deal...

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Last day to purchase Hyatt points at 1.7 Cents a piece

Today is the last day to purchase Hyatt points at 1.7 Cents a piece. Hyatt 40% bonus is available for purchases made until 11:59 pm ET June 11, 2019. HYATT 40% BONUS ON PURCHASED POINTS Link to Promotion Like we have seen before, this is a tiered bonus promotion; Up to 4000 points: No Bonus 5000 – 9000 points: 30% bonus 10,000 – 55000: 40%Bonus With a 40% bonus, you can maximize the promotion by buying 55K (+22K Bonus) for $1320 USD, at 1.71 cpp. This is good value to top up your accounts for an upcoming stay or buy up...

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Great Etihad Business Class fares from Hong Kong, $2000 to Europe r/t

Another round of great Etihad Business class sale is on now. Etihad is significantly discounting Business Class flights from Hong Kong to the several destinations in Europe. The sale started 07th June 2019 and will run until midnight in HK on 10th June 2019. Customers can travel between 20th June 2019 and 25th September 2019. Booking restrictions include a 3 day minimum and a 30 day maximum between departure and arrival. Etihad Business Class sale from Hong Kong Link to the promotion These fare sales tend to have limited availability, so get them while they last. Below are some...

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Review: Executive Suite in Sheraton Dallas downtown

Few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Dallas for the first time. Being my first visit, I wanted to be right downtown and squeeze out some time for the sights and sounds of the city. A quick search and Sheraton Dallas downtown offered the best value, at Cat 4 and 25k points per night. I booked myself a standard King room, two nights for 50K Bonvoy points. Sheraton Dallas Downtown – Getting there An uneventful ride from Montreal to Dallas, followed by the DART train (Review of DART rail from DFW to downtown Dallas) service brought me...

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Two more days: Alaska 50% bonus, purchase miles at 1.97 CPM!

Alaska Mileage Plan’s latest promotion to purchase with up to 50% more bonus miles is available for two more days, until May 19, 2019. We last saw the 50% bonus in Nov, 2018. The current promotion of up to 50% bonus is applicable on minimum purchase of 40K miles. ALASKA MILEAGE PLAN – Up To 50% BONUS MILES Promotion Link to miles Purchase   This promotion is tiered with 20% bonus on purchase of 10K miles. Minimum purchase of 40K points is required for the 50% bonus. The bonus tiers look like this; Buy 10,000 — 19,000 miles = 20% bonus...

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