BONUS MILES & BIG DISCOUNTS

This post shares with you some of the most pertinent Black Friday offers in Canada when it comes to earning loads of miles,travel & booking trips at a sweet discount.

AEROPLAN

Aeroplan Black Friday deal 2019

Aeroplan Black Friday event runs from November 25 until December 3, 2019. The top eStore offers are (per $1 spent):

  • Amazon.ca 5X the miles;
  • Apple 7X (until December 2);
  • Banana Republic & Gap 5X;
  • Dell 5X;
  • Dyson 10X;
  • Hudson’s Bay 7X;
  • Indigo 10X;
  • Lenovo 10X;
  • Under Armour 7X.

Other Aeroplan bonus offer do apply with other partners, the most significant ones are:

  • 1,500 bonus miles per night on hotels booked with cash on Aeroplan.ca. This is a great deal of miles per night;
  • 5,000 bonus miles through Rocketmiles first hotel booking.

The Aeroplan bonus offers on hotel bookings comes at a good time for me. In view of my 3-night stay in Ljubljana, Slovenia, I will book 2 different hotels and gain 8,000 Aeroplan bonus miles on top of the regular Aeroplan miles earnings. Here’s an example:

Hotel 1 booked on Rocketmiles (1 night):
5,000 bonus miles + 2,000 regular miles + $150

Hotel 2 booked on Aeroplan.ca (2 nights):
1,500 X 2 + $250

Grand Total : 10,000 Aeroplan bonus miles for a $400 expense. You can add another 400 Aeroplan miles if you use your TD Aeroplan Visa card or Amex card.

You can check the other offers here.

AIR CANADA BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Air Canada‘s Black Friday Sale applies to the airline’s network. The discount offer differs from a destination to another and ends on December 1, 2019. You can access the sale page here.

I personally find it’s a weird offer. It has some very tight date restrictions and the rates are not always THE lowest. Which is a great reminder to make sure you always do your homework and look around thoroughly.

4x AMEX POINTS ON AMAZON.CA

Black Friday & Cyber Monday vibes are off to a good start. Using your American Express Cobalt/Gold/Platinum card will earn you 4x the points on Amazon.ca purchases from November 29 to December 2, 2019. You have to register to the promotion, the link is in the targeted email you received and in your Amex offers.

You can earn 4x the points on purchases up to $500 (including taxes & shipping) with maximum earning of 2,000 points.

Amex Platinum card holders get up to 4,000 points with a $1,000 spend cap.

Make sure you double dip by accessing Amazon.ca via your Aeroplan eStore link. Amazon.ca has a 5X Aeroplan bonus offer as of November 25, 2019!

DESIGN HOTELS COMMUNITY RATE, UP TO 40% OFF

If you like to stay in eccentric and beautiful hotels, then the 71 hotels worldwide community will impress you with rates up to 40% off. It’s valid for stay from July 1 to December 31, 2020.

You need to be a member of the community, it’s free and you can sign-up here. Also, the offer applies to stays up to December 31, 2020. Rates are non refundable and changes not allowed.

HILTON EMEA WINTER SALE 2019

Hilton has launched its EMEA Winter Sale for 2019. The acronym EMEA stands for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Hilton Honors members get up to 30% off their stays between November 22, 2019 and August 31, 2020. Check this link to know more about the sale.

IHG 4X BONUS POINTS + CYBER SALE

IHG 4X bonus offer

IHG Rewards Club launched their 4X Promotion, offering bonus points that double, triple and quadruple with every stay – helping bring you exponentially closer to your next getaway.

To take advantage of their best offer yet, members will need to register and book stays at any of IHG’s 5,700 hotels by December 15th and complete stays through January 31st 2020. The current Cyber Sale will get you 25% off as well.

Bonus points can be earned with every stay:

  • 1st stay = 1,000 Bonus points 
  • 2nd stay = 2X Bonus points 
  • 3rd stay = 3X Bonus points 
  • 4th stay plus = 4X Bonus points 

LONELY PLANET

Lonely Planet’s Black Friday offer is out!
40% OFF EVERYTHING!

It’s that simple. From November 28 to December 2, 2019, get 40% off on all Lonely Planet online store. You don’t need to enter a promo code.

As a travel, there are so many places to fly to and see. South East Asia, Canadian sandy beaches, deserts and so much more to see. Here is a sample of places, flights and hotel stays in different parts of the world I’ve been to:

MILLENNIUM HOTELS – SAVE UP TO 35%

Millennium Hotels Europe is pushing a Black Friday promotion with a promo code. You can enjoy a 25% discount on all 23 Millennium Hotels in Europe, an additional 5% applies if you’re a My Millennium Member. So sign-up, it’s free and hotels appreciate customers who are familiar with their program.

Use promo code LOVEFRIDAY on the Black Friday page.

Book by December 3, 2019 for stays until February 29th, 2020. With 2 properties in Paris, one in Rome, most hotels are located in the United Kingdom. Brands include Millennium Hotel and Copthorne Hotel.

We will update this article as other great offers are announced.

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR MILES OUT OF CANADA?

AEROPLAN

Flying out of Canada with miles can be cheap when you have the right amount of miles. Aeroplan has a sweet spot that will allow to cross the pond with Star Alliance partners that charge low fees. Carriers like Turkish Airlines have an extensive network and will allow you to fly out of Canada for less then $85. See how my family and I flew to the Middle-East for only 15% of the value of the airfare.

Star Alliance members
Star Alliance members

Other carriers will do the same. See how TAP Portugal out of Toronto and Montreal and Brussels Airlines make it happen.

AVIOS

British Airways Executive Club Avios miles offer great reward flight opportunities across the oneworld alliance.

oneworld members
oneworld members

I’ve had some great reward flights with Avios miles, here is a sample and some great low-cost ideas to use them: