The easiest and main method of earning points and miles is to get premium credit cards with signup bonuses and put as much of your spending as possible on these. However, limited-time promos also help get more value.
If you already ordered the American Express Gold, which is to me the best credit card available out there in Canada right now, you can add even more reward points and miles faster by taking advantage of some promos if they happen to fit your current plans. (We’ll give you some tips on American Express Canada travel hacking later in the article.)
Here are the top ones currently available:
Finally a great use for your Air Miles
I am usually not a fan of the Air Miles program but this promo finally gives some decent value.
You can now redeem 250 miles for a $50US voucher for Delta flights departing from Canada. You can only buy two vouchers, but you can use them on the same flight purchase, giving you a $100 voucher on Delta for 500 Air Miles, which is actually very good.
For comparison, usually Air Miles are valued at around 11 cents per mile, which is an average of the return you get by redeeming this currency (for example by exchanging ~95 miles for $10 off). With this Delta deal, at the current USD/CAD exchange rate, you get a value of 26 cents per mile, almost two and half times more.
Delta conveniently flies to most major Canadian airports and often has competitive fares to its hubs in the US. Interestingly you can also book with Delta alliance partners Air France, KLM or Alitalia, as long as the flights are sold on the Delta website, and still departing from Canada.
If you plan on flying Delta (or its partners) soon, you should definitely take advantage. Travel must be booked before May 2018 and the promo ends July 25th.
I am pretty happy about this one. I had stopped collecting Air Miles a very long time ago and happened to have precisely 600 miles left in my account, which I’ll be able to convert into a Delta voucher at a great value.
Best Western Hotel Promo
Not a points promo per say, but still interesting.
Plan on staying at a Best Western hotel? Register for the promo and get a $10US gift card for every night stayed at a Best Western hotel until September 4th.
Since most Best Western hotels are already a good value, this reward makes a lot of sense for most bookings.
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