Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, 11:00 am
Update, 05/03: Unlike the US program, the Canadian Membership Rewards program rarely runs specials.
However through 05/31 Canadians can transfer points into British Airways Avios at a 1K:1.5K ratio, a 50% bonus just like the US program! That means you can fly from Toronto to Chicago or NYC, Montreal to NYC, or Vancouver to Seattle or Portland for just 3,000 points each way in coach or 6,000 points each way in business class (when available) with free bags!
HT: Mottie N.
Originally posted on 04/24:
I don’t usually post too many Canadian deals (let’s face it offering the Canadian Starwood with less than half the bonus points and nearly double the annual fee of the American Starwood just doesn’t seem fair even if it does offer a free night for spending $40K).
If you are north of the border though you can now get 25,000 Membership Rewards points for signing up for a Business Gold card and spending $3,000 in 3 months. The annual fee is waived for the first year. Plus any year that you reach $50K in spending you’ll get a bonus 15K points and if you can reach $100K in spending you’ll get a bonus 25K points.
Canadians can also get 15,000 points for spending $500 on the consumer Gold card in 3 months. The annual fee is waived for the first year. The card earns 2 points per $1 on flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, gas, grocery and drugstore purchases and one point for every $1 in card purchases everywhere else.
The Canadian Membership Rewards program transfer partners can be seen here. Options include Aeroplan and British Airways at 1K:1K, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and Delta at 1K:750, and Starwood at 1K:500.
Of course Americans can still get 25,000 bonus points for spending $2,000 on the consumer version of the Premier Rewards Gold card in 3 months. The annual fee is waived for the first year. The cards earns 3 points per dollar on airfare, 2 points on gas and groceries, and 1 points on everything else. Plus I’ve been able to earn a bonus on this card on multiple occasions without any waiting period.
The American Membership Rewards program transfer partners can be seen here. Through May 31st 1K American Membership Rewards points transfer into 1,500 British Airways Avios. With the minimum of 27K points you would have after spending $2,000 on the Premier Rewards Gold card you can get 40,500 BA Avios, enough for a whopping 9 one-way tickets on short-haul flights like between New York and places like Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal, or Toronto. or between Miami and places like Cancun or Grand Cayman, all on OneWorld partner American.
Other current limited time credit offers include the Chase British Airways 50K (for spending $1)/75K (for spending $10K in 1 year)/100K (for spending $20K in 1 year) offer as well as the American Express Business Platinum 25K (for spending $5K) offer.
Having problems seeing card offers? Getting a “card not available” or other error message? Read this!
1. Try using another browser (IE, Firefox, or Chrome) to see the offer.
2. You can try deleting your browser’s cache and cookies to see the offers. To do so just hold down the Ctrl, Shift, and Delete buttons on your keyboard and then delete your cache and cookies.
3. You can also try browsing “incognito” or “in-private” to see the offers. In IE and Firefox you can access this mode by holding down Ctrl, Shift, and P buttons on your keyboard. In Chrome you can access this mode by holding down Ctrl, Shift, and N. Then just return to DansDeals.com and click on the card offer you want.
-Just fill out the standard application. Don’t click for the shorter existing cardmember application or you will not get the best offer.