Hyatt Points Purchase Promotion – Earn Up to a 40% Bonus

Hyatt is one of my favourite hotel chains because their points are extremely valuable. For Canadians, Hyatt points are hard to earn because there are no co-branded credit cards. Thus, a good way to earn points other than staying at Hyatt properties are through purchase promotions. Purchase Hyatt Points – 40% Bonus Until December 15,…

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Manufactured Spend with the Canadian Mint: Not a Big Deal

Manufactured Spending is the new hot topic with earning miles and points in Canada. Yesterday, the CBC released an article featuring my good friend Avery, who runs fellow BoardingArea blog Don’t Call the Airline. Basically, it talked about buying coins from the Canadian Mint to earn free miles. I thought the article was quite misleading, so…

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Find Aeroplan MPM Online Easily!

Aeroplan operates on unique routing rules. In determining whether an itinerary is valid or not, many programs use a MPM system. MPM stands for Maximum Permitted Miles, something that IATA and airlines draw up. What is MPM (Maximum Permitted Mileage)? The MPM is the total number of miles you can physically fly between city pairs, including layovers.…

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Aeroplan Transfer Bonus (Nov 2017) – Get 30% More Miles!

Since the split between Air Canada and Aimia, Aeroplan has really attempted to improve their program. This has included implementing improvements with booking awards, adding features online to manage reservations, and improving call center wait times, among others. One thing they have also improved are their transfer promotions, where you get a bonus for transferring your hotel…

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Buy SPG Points at 35% Off!

If I had to choose one points currency to earn, it would be SPG. That’s partly due to flexibility, but also because they transfer at such a good ratio to other programs. The latest promotion allows you to buy Starwood points with a 35% discount. While SPG points are great for hotel redemptions, transferring to…

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beVancouver Promotion Returns – Cheap Vancouver Hotel Deals!

Vancouver is one of the cities where hotel rates fluctuate substantially. During peak season, rates skyrocket to $400+ for a standard 4-star hotel. However, when it’s rainy, room occupancy drops significantly. BeVancouver is a project set up by the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association. They offer a gift card promotion in the Winter Months where you can…

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